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2 Cruise Lines Celebrating In Public Voted Awards
Both Norwegian and Oceania Have reason to celebrate after the 2016 Cruisers Choice Awards were revealed. Here’s their winners story.
There’s a lot to consider when booking a cruise holiday, from itineraries and ships, to shore excursions, transport and what to pack!
One way of navigating some of the decision making is to take a look at Cruise Critic and their Cruisers Choice Awards – the website has a mix of consumer and professional led reviews and feedback, along with planning tips and advice, and the Cruisers Choice Awards, which recognises the best in the industry, as voted for by cruisers.
The 2016 awards have been announced, which has seen a flurry of success for Norwegian Cruise and Oceania, so we thought we’d take a closer look at these awards and what both these cruise lines won.
About The Cruisers Choice Cruise Critic Awards
When users of the site go on a cruise they can visit the website to leave a review – part of this process is a rating system which looks at every aspect of a cruise you can think of, from embarking and concierge services, to food, entertainment, and facilities. Everything is covered, then each year the results are compiled, and the Cruisers Choice Awards are formed. So the 2016 awards came from user reviews from cruises taken in 2015, with ships included that met the minimum number of submitted reviews in any given category making the top ten list.
The results are given on the Cruise Critic Website in a ‘Best Overall’ section, then divided by category, and small, medium and large ships. From the top 10, the five front runners are highlighted on the award page.
What Did Oceania and Norwegian Cruise Line Win?
Both Cruise Lines received recognition in a variety of different categories in this year’s awards from Best For Value to Best For Dining, and a host of others besides. Here’s a few of the categories they won in:
Best For Value – Large Cruise Ships
1st Place – Norwegian Spirit
3rd Place – Norwegian Jade
4th Place – Norwegian Epic
Best For Cabins – Mid-sized Ships
1st Place – Riviera (Oceania)
2nd Place – Norwegian Sun
Best For Dining – Large Ships
2nd Place – Norwegian Spirit
Why Is Cruise Critic Important?
Cruise Critic is a large global site so its reach means you get reviews from a strong and varied cross section of the cruising community. The mix of professional and customer reviews is also valuable to ensure a fully objective view on all things cruising.
The website’s other selling point is the detail the content goes into – not just the awards which rate every aspect of cruising, but news and trends, planning tools, details on different ships and cruise lines, and how to prepare for a cruise. If you use Cruise Critic, all which is left is to book your tickets, check your travel documents and arrange some cruise travel insurance.
There’s also a lot of community posts and photo’s so you can get a feel for the different itineraries and ports of call. If you’re not sure where to start when planning your cruise, and want to find out more, then why not check out Norwegian and Oceania and why they won multiple Cruise Critic Awards, and see what else the cruise community has to offer.