Prestigious Gold List Awards 2024 to honour top cruise brands worldwide

Regent Seven Seas Mariner in Alaska
Regent Seven Seas Mariner in Alaska

Submissions are now being accepted for five distinct luxury cruise categories

This year, the Luxury Travel Gold List Awards will recognise the world’s most exceptional cruise experiences across five unique categories. Each nominee is expected to exemplify excellence in their sector, providing outstanding contributions to tourism and unmatched experiences for sophisticated travellers.

The annual awards celebrate advancements in luxury hotels and resorts, sustainability and regenerative tourism, emerging tourism brands, gourmet, wellness, and Indigenous experiences.

The categories for the 2024 Gold List Awards in the cruise sector are Luxury Expedition Cruise Brand, Luxury Ocean Cruise Brand (Under 300 Guests), Luxury Ocean Cruise Brand (301-750 Guests), Luxury Ocean Cruise Brand (Over 750 Guests), and Luxury River Cruise Brand. Read on for more information about each category.


Luxury Expedition Cruise Brand

This category celebrates an outstanding luxury cruise brand with no ship size or guest capacity restrictions. It recognises brands that excel in delivering exceptional adventure luxury experiences to explorers across the globe.


Luxury Ocean Cruise Brand (under 300 guests)

This award shines the spotlight on ocean cruiser lines that redefine bespoke service at sea. It honours curated ocean voyages where luxury meets exceptional experiences for a select few.


Luxury Ocean Cruise Brand (301-750 Guests)

This category is for mid-sized cruise lines that offer intimate, luxurious experiences that elevate seafaring above and beyond the ordinary. Nominees should demonstrate exceptional service, innovative amenities, and unique itineraries that set them apart in the competitive world of luxury cruising.


Luxury Ocean Cruise Brand (Over 750 Guests)

The Luxury Travel Gold List recognises excellence in large-scale cruising with the Best Ocean Cruise Line (Over 750 Guests) award. This category honours cruise lines that offer exceptional service and luxurious amenities for travellers on grand vessels. Nominees are expected to provide an array of excursions and onboard activities, ensuring guests have diverse and enriching options. High staff-to-guest ratios should guarantee attentive service. The award also looks for luxurious cabins, stylish public spaces, and various dining options, from gourmet meals to casual fare. Sustainability efforts are an added advantage.


Luxury River Cruise Brand

This award celebrates the best in river cruising, spotlighting brands that excel in delivering remarkable experiences along the world’s most scenic waterways. It acknowledges companies offering exquisite accommodations, gourmet dining and personalised service, ensuring a memorable, luxurious voyage. Emphasising sustainability, cultural immersion and access to unique destinations alongside personalised service and gourmet dining, this category honours brands that consistently exceed expectations in crafting memorable, luxurious voyages.


Entries are now open. Enter the 2024 Luxury Travel Gold List Awards here.


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