Voting has opened on the shortlist for the British Cruise Awards 2019, the most prestigious awards in the cruise industry calendar.

The British Cruise Awards 2019 logo

Liz Jarvis, Editor of Cruise International magazine, that hosts the awards, said: “The British cruise industry is worth £2.58billion to the British economy, and the British Cruise Awards 2019 are a unique celebration of the cruise lines, destinations, agents and suppliers who all help to make cruises the best way to explore and experience the world.”

As well as categories for Best New Ship, Best Cruise Line and Favourite Destination, this year’s shortlist includes categories for Best for Destination Immersion, Best for Innovation and Best for Onboard Accommodation.

The British Cruise Awards 2019 are supported by Silversea, Marella Cruises, Oceania Cruises, Emerald Waterways, Carnival and the Cruise Lines International Association.

Now in their ninth year, the British Cruise Awards 2019 are the only awards dedicated to the British cruise industry that are voted for entirely by the public, making them a unique benchmark of consumer opinion.

This year’s awards ceremony will be held at the House of Lords on 5 September.

Everyone who votes in the British Cruise Awards 2019 will have the opportunity to enter a prize draw to win a Carnival cruise for two to either the Caribbean or the Mediterranean on brand new ship Mardi Gras. Vote in the British Cruise Awards 2019 today.