Celebrity Cruises Wins Most Accolades in Cruisers’ Choice Destination Awards

Local Favourite Celebrity Solstice Wins Best Large Ship in Australia and New Zealand 


25 July 2018:  Celebrity Cruises has been named the top cruise line across nine global regions in Cruise Critic’s Cruisers’ Choice Destination Awards, based on consumer reviews - the most of any other cruise line in the world.

 The modern luxury line has Australian favourite, Celebrity Solstice, to thank for the Best Large Ship Line in Australia and New Zealand award, as the only Celebrity ship currently sailing local waters.

Cruise Critic, a subsidiary of TripAdvisor, and the world’s leading cruise reviews site and online cruise community, announced the winners of its third annual Cruisers’ Choice Destination Awards, naming the world’s most popular cruise destinations, based entirely on consumer ratings submitted with reviews on Cruise Critic. New in 2018, the awards also highlight the best cruise lines to visit each region.

 Celebrity Cruises was recognised as one of the best lines in the world, winning:

 “These awards are based on reviews from our guests so we are seriously blown away, and incredibly grateful for their support, particularly of our local beauty, Celebrity Solstice,” says Susan Bonner. “We’re so thrilled our cruise holidays, renowned for modern luxury design, culinary offerings, accommodations, service and destination experiences, bring so much joy to so many holiday makers.”

 “We’re always evolving,” Susan continued, “so we’re looking forward to our guest’s reaction to the launch of the revolutionary Celebrity Edge in November, and to the AUD$670 million we’re investing in the modernisation of our entire fleet beginning in 2019.”

 Cruise lines awarded in this year’s awards stood out among all of the lines that sail in each region, receiving the highest ratings from cruisers who sailed with the line over the past year and shared their experiences on Cruise Critic.

 Adam Coulter, UK Managing Editor, Cruise Critic said “Our data analysis shows that destination continues to be a top consideration for holiday makers looking to cruise, regardless of whether they are new to cruise or seasoned cruise travellers. We are delighted that Edinburgh has pipped so many other wonderful Western European ports to the post to be crowned the best destination in the British Isles & Western Europe. Not only does this highlight the rise in popularity of destinations more known for their immersive, educational and experiential offerings, rather than just their temperate climate or great beaches, but also shows just how attractive Scotland is proving to travellers across the globe.

 “This year, we’ve also included awards for the best lines that visit these top-rated destinations, to enable holidaymakers to connect quickly to standout experiences available in the incredible places they’re looking to explore.”

For full details on this year’s winners, visit the 2018 Cruise Critic Cruisers’ Choice Destination Awards