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Cruise Lines, Ferries, Short-sea Crossing and Car Hire Awards

Cruises

Definition - Cruise Lines

A company that owns or operates a fleet of cruise ships and markets cruise itineraries to the public through travel retailers or by direct sell.

Entry Criteria

Open to cruise lines/brands that:

Offer packaged cruise holidays on vessels they own or operate.

Have valid ATOL protection and display on the CAA website authorised passengers for the year of the licence holder's current licence.

OR, customer protection must be provided in the event of company failure via a recognised bonding or insurance scheme.

A43 : Best Specialist Cruise Line/Ocean

A44 : Best River Cruise Line

A45 : Best Large Ships Cruise Line

  • Companies operating cruise ships carrying more than 1,800 passengers

A46 : Best Midsize Ships Cruise Line

  • Companies operating cruise ships carrying 401 to 1,800 passengers

A47 : Best Small Ships Cruise Line

  • Companies operating cruise ships carrying 70 to 400 passengers

A48 : Best International Luxury Hotel Brand

  • Market class: Luxury and Upper Upscale

A49 : Best International Upscale Hotel Brand

  • Market class: Upscale and Upper Midscale

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Definition - Ferries/Short-sea Crossing

Ferry and rail operators who provide scheduled routes and timetables for the transport of passengers and/or vehicles across recognised sea routes or rivers.

A55 : Best Eastbound Longhaul Airline

  • Carriers operating routes to Africa, Asia, Australasia, Middle East

A56 : Best Ferry/Mini Cruise Provider

  • Ferry companies operating UK domestic and from/to the UK routes. Booking websites that provide ferry transport options from a range of ferry operators.

Definition - Car Hire

Owners, operators, franchisors of companies or brands that offer motor vehicles for hire in the UK, continental Europe or worldwide. Booking websites that provide car hire options from a range of rental companies.

A57 : Best Car Hire Provider

  • Car hire companies with UK booking facilities (or online). Booking websites that provide car hire options from a range of rental companies.

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