You’ve been voting in your thousands and your votes have been counted. Now we can reveal the finalists in the public vote categories for this year’s Wave Awards.

The Wave Awards – launched in 2015 – celebrate the very best of the UK’s cruise industry.

Known as the Oscars of cruising, they recognise and reward excellence and innovation in a business that is continuously evolving to deliver an exceptional experience, both on board and ashore.

Nearly 70,000 votes were cast across the seven different categories – the most votes we’ve ever received in the history of the Wave Awards – and the voting was incredibly close across all categories.

A huge thank you to all of you who voted in this year’s awards – your opinion matters and the cruise lines, travel agents and bloggers shortlisted will be thrilled with your vote of confidence.

The winner of the £8,000 SeaDream Yacht Club cruise will be announced shortly – so keep refreshing your email!

Finalists will be invited to a prestigious black-tie event and gala dinner at London’s De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms on 7 March, where the awards ceremony will be held and the winners announced.

Keep your eyes peeled for a full report in the April issue of World of Cruising and follow the results online via our Facebook and Twitter channels.

THE FINALISTS ARE AS FOLLOWS:

Favourite Ocean Cruise Line

  • Fred. Olsen Cruise Line
  • P&O Cruises
  • Royal Caribbean

Favourite River Cruise Line

  • Emerald Waterways
  • Riviera Travel
  • Viking River Cruises

Favourite Luxury or Premium Cruise Line

  • Celebrity Cruises
  • Cunard
  • Princess Cruises

Favourite Specialist Cruise Line

  • Cruise & Maritime Voyages
  • Hurtigruten
  • Silversea

Favourite Cruise Agent

  • Bolsover Cruise Club
  • Cruise.co.uk
  • ROL Cruise

Favourite Destination

  • Barbados
  • Greece
  • Jamaica

Favourite Cruise Blogger

  • Ben & David – Cruise With Ben & David
  • Emma Le Teace – Cruising isn’t Just for Old People
  • Gary Bembridge – Tips for Travellers