February 23, 2015
(10:30 a.m. GMT) -- Celebrity Cruises has swept the boards in this year's Cruise Critic Cruisers' Choice Awards scooping nine awards including Best Overall ship for Celebrity Equinox.
In the Mid-Size ship awards Oceania Riviera won five awards including Best Overall ship.
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines was successful in two Mid-Size, and three Small Ship categories, for Balmoral and Black Watch respectively.
The Cruise Critic UK Cruisers' Choice Awards are based entirely on reviews submitted by UK-based cruisers for cruises taken during 2014.
Saga Holidays took four of the Small Ship class awards with Saga Sapphire taking Best Overall Ship, Best Dining, Best Embarkation and Best Cabins. Azamara Club Cruises won three awards in the same category with Best Entertainment going to Azamara Journey, while Azamara Quest was named Best Fitness and Best Public Rooms.
“The Cruisers' Choice Awards recognise the top cruise lines, according to the review ratings submitted by cruisers over the past year, and because they are based on first-hand experiences, provide valuable insight to anyone researching a cruise holiday,” explained Adam Coulter, UK editor at Cruise Critic.
For the full list of winners, visit the 2015 Cruise Critic Cruisers' Choice Awards.
The UK Cruise Critic Cruisers' Choice Awards are based on reviews submitted by UK-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.
--By Adam Coulter, UK Editor