It’s that exciting time of year again when we launch the Cruise international Awards.

Cruise International Awards 2012

The new issue of the magazine is out now and, aside from being a fantastic Europe special, it has all the information you need on this year’s awards, how to vote for your favourites and, of course, what you’ll be in with a chance of winning just for casting your vote. This year’s main prize is a week’s holiday in Fort Lauderdale in Florida, including flights, so make sure you get voting now!

The awards will take place on 12 September and we have made a few changes to the categories this year. One new award is for Best Specialist Cruise Line – we were concerned that some of the more niche lines, such as those with expedition ships or yachts, were being overlooked in the Best Cruise Line category. Hopefully this new award will allow those of you with a passion for these smaller lines to show your support.

Also new this year is the award for Best Cruise Product. We have made some suggestions in this category but really this is your opportunity to recognise and reward the company or service that made your cruise experience particularly hassle-free.

And, finally, don’t forget that you can be involved in the awards too – the Best Cruise Photo award is back, so send in your sailing snaps and we’ll publish the best in the magazine. Click here to cast your votes now!