February 26, 2014
Sister brands Celebrity Cruises won an astonishing 10 categories, and Azamara Club Cruises scooped seven awards in the small ship class.
The Cruise Critic UK Cruisers' Choice Awards are based entirely on reviews submitted by UK-based cruisers for cruises taken during 2013.
Royal Caribbean's Serenade of the Seas, the third ship in the Radiance-class fleet, won Best Overall ship, Best Value-for-Money and Best Dining. Royal Caribbean's Adventure of the Seas took Best for Embarkation.
In the Mid-Size ship awards, Celebrity Century won Best Overall ship, Best Dining, Best Fitness, Best Service and Best Value-for-Money. Within the Large Ship category, Celebrity Eclipse was commended for Best Cabins and Best from the UK, whilst Celebrity Equinox won Best Public Rooms and Best Service.
Azamara Club Cruises won seven awards in the Small Ship class, with Azamara Journey taking Best Overall Small Ship, Best for Dining, Best Fitness, Best Entertainment and Best Public Rooms. Azamara Quest took two awards; Best Service and Best Value-for-Money.
Adam Coulter, UK editor at Cruise Critic: said: “Winning a Cruisers' Choice Award is a fantastic accolade for cruise lines, particularly as they're based entirely on review ratings submitted by cruisers over the course of the past year, rather than votes. These awards offer a great insight into British consumers' first-hand experiences and feedback of the cruises they have been on."
The U.K. Cruise Critic Cruisers' Choice Awards are based on reviews submitted by U.K.-based cruisers for cruises taken during 2013. They are awarded in three ship classes, according to passenger capacity – small (1,199 passengers or fewer), mid-sized (1,200 to 1,999) and large (2,000+). The top 10 ships in each class are named in the following categories: Overall, Cabins, Dining, Embarkation, Entertainment, Fitness, Public Rooms, Service, Shore Excursions and Value-for-Money. Awards are also given to the top-ranked ships in popular cruise regions; Alaska, Bahamas, Caribbean and the Mediterranean.
Click here for the full list of winners. --By Adam Coulter, UK Editor