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Voy­ages to An­tiq­uity win na­tional Wave Award

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Voy­ages to An­tiq­uity is cel­e­brat­ing be­ing named as one of the UK’s lead­ing cruise op­er­a­tors that con­tinue to make cruis­ing one of the fastest grow­ing and most pop­u­lar hol­i­day choices. At a glit­ter­ing event held at Lon­don’s Royal Gar­den Ho­tel, Voy­ages to An­tiq­uity won the ‘Best for En­rich­ment’ cat­e­gory and came highly com­mended in the ‘Pas­sen­ger Favourite Spe­cial­ist Cruise Line’ cat­e­gory.

Michelle Daniels, head of groups & part­ner­ships, Voy­ages to An­tiq­uity, com­mented: “It is a mas­sive badge of hon­our to pick up this award. This ac­co­lade is tes­ta­ment to our in­cred­i­ble on­board and shore-based ex­pe­ri­ences and the whole team couldn’t be hap­pier to be recog­nised at such a pres­ti­gious in­dus­try event.”

The sec­ond an­nual Wave Awards were hosted by co­me­dian Mar­cus Brig­stocke and hon­oured the out­stand­ing per­for­mances across five cruise-re­lated cat­e­gories with 34 awards. Kather­ine Lawrey, group ed­i­tor at Real Re­sponse Media (the busi­ness and con­sumer pub­lish­ing com­pany be­hind the Wave Awards) added: “Voy­ages to An­tiq­uity is to be con­grat­u­lated on win­ning this award. Com­pe­ti­tion was fierce this year with more com­pa­nies en­ter­ing the com­pe­ti­tion than ever be­fore. With de­mand for cruis­ing hav­ing in­creased by 62% in the last decade and CLIA fore­cast­ing global ocean cruise pas­sen­gers will reach a record high of 25.3 mil­lion this year, it’s more valu­able than ever that the travel in­dus­try cel­e­brates the out­stand­ing per­form­ers help­ing high­light the in­cred­i­ble wealth of ex­pe­ri­ences and travel styles that cruis­ing can of­fer hol­i­day­mak­ers. “Our judges were ex­tremely im­pressed by the cal­i­bre of this year’s en­tries, which high­lighted how the Wave Awards is en­cour­ag­ing the UK cruise in­dus­try’s play­ers to con­tinue driv­ing their stan­dards of ser­vice, in­no­va­tion and over­all cus­tomer ex­pe­ri­ence for­wards.”

The award cer­e­mony’s 335 guests helped raise £2,500 for Mercy Ships in the evening’s raf­fle, help­ing the world’s largest char­i­ta­ble float­ing hospi­tal con­tinue to pro­vide free med­i­cal care where it is needed most. Voy­ages to An­tiq­uity takes home gold at the UK Cruise Critic 2017 Awards: Voy­ages to An­tiq­uity has been an­nounced as win­ner of the ‘Best for Shore Ex­cur­sions’ cat­e­gory at the UK Cruise Critic 2017 Cruis­ers’ Choice Awards. The awards name the best cruise ships of the year (based en­tirely on UK re­views).

Zoe Bromley-Fox, land op­er­a­tions man­ager at Voy­ages to An­tiq­uity com­mented: “A thor­oughly planned and fully in­clu­sive shore-ex­cur­sion pro­gramme has al­ways sat at the very core of our dis­tinc­tive cruise prod­uct. Each sea­son we strive to de­velop new ex­pe­ri­ences and add ex­clu­sive op­por­tu­ni­ties to visit places that other cruise lines sim­ply can­not show their guests. To be voted as num­ber one by gen­uine guest re­views in such a com­pet­i­tive cat­e­gory is a very proud mo­ment for us as a com­pany. It is a huge tes­ti­mony to our lo­cal ground part­ners and the ship’s des­ti­na­tion team who fo­cus on de­liv­er­ing and main­tain­ing our ac­claimed ex­cur­sion ethos’

Adam Coul­ter, UK ed­i­tor Cruise Critic added: “Over­all, the cruise in­dus­try ex­cels in its of­fer­ings to trav­ellers – from phe­nom­e­nal en­ter­tain­ment to ex­cep­tional ser­vice – and these awards high­light the cruise lines that trav­ellers rank as par­tic­u­larly out­stand­ing, in or­der to as­sist those plan­ning a cruise. Trav­ellers in­creas­ingly con­sult con­sumer re­views and pho­tos for guid­ance when re­search­ing, and these awards aim to stream­line this process fur­ther.” www.fran­cis­trav­el­mar­ket­ing.co.nz www.voy­agestoan­tiq­uity.com

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