(12 p.m. EDT) -- Cruise Critic U.K. has been nominated for an award, and we need your help to win it!
We've been nominated "Best Travel Information Website" in the prestigious British Travel Awards, which describes itself as "the largest independent arbiter of public opinion on travel industry performance in the United Kingdom." In other words, the awards are voted for by the travelling public, rather than the travel industry, and are carefully audited to make sure everything is completely transparent.
We're especially proud that we're the only cruise site to have been nominated -- and it would mean a lot to us to be able to display a British Travel Awards "winner" logo! Here's how you can help:
You'll have to give your name and address (U.K. postcode required to vote), but it's quick and easy.
There are hundreds of categories, so you may want to add votes for your favourite cruise lines along the way. To vote for Cruise Critic, simply skim through to "Best Travel Information Website," click and register your vote!
You've got until 30 September to cast your vote, so please visit the site now. Everybody who votes is entered into a prize draw, to which more prizes are added as the voting progresses; so far, among other holidays, there's a Voyages of Discovery cruise and a Viking River cruise in the pot -- even more reason to check out the site.
Awards night is 4 November. You'll be hearing about it immediately afterward if we win!
--by Sue Bryant, Cruise Critic Contributing Editor