The 2013 Cruise Critic Cruiser’s Choice Awards for the United States and the United Kingdom took place on February 27th and we bring you details of the major winner on the night. Oceania Cruises quite literally sailed away with the awards, winning an incredible dozen categories to mark a special evening for the superb cruise line.
It was the cruise line’s latest ship that stole the show with the Riviera sweeping seven top awards for the United Kingdom market including Best Overall Mid-Sized Ship and Best Value for Money. She also took the awards for Best Cabins along with Best Dining, Best Embarkation, Best Public Rooms and Best Service. This clean sweep represent an outstanding year for Oceania Cruises and the Riviera is a truly stunning cruise vessel. Additionally to this, the United States cruisers awarded the top prize for Best Cruise to the Mediterranean to the Riviera as well.
The Oceania Marina managed three awards for the United States market, taking the Best Dining category, Best Public Rooms and Best Cabins whilst the UK cruisers voted her Best for Fitness.
“As the 2013 Cruise Critic Cruisers’ Choice Awards are based entirely on reviews submitted by consumers for cruises taken in the past year, it is an honour to receive this recognition from guests the world over,” said Kunal S. Kamlani, the line’s president. “It’s extremely gratifying to know that our brand proposition to deliver an exceptional cruise experience at an incredible value resonates with travellers.”
Bernard Carter, Oceania Cruises’ MD for UK & Europe, said “This is an exceptional accolade for Oceania Cruises in this, the year when we celebrate our 10th anniversary. We are delighted that cruise clients have recognised our efforts with Riviera being voted top honours in 7 out of the 11 available categories in the Cruise Reviewer Awards – and with her sister, Marina also featuring strongly. We very much appreciate that the efforts of our founder and CEO Frank Del Rio and his team to create a truly unique experience have been acknowledged by our UK guests”.