Welcome to Signature Luxury Travel & Style’s Luxury Cruise Awards 2019, the world’s Best-of-the-Best in ocean, river, expedition, family and tall-ship cruising. Our third annual awards – now one of the most recognised in Australia’s rapidly growing luxury cruising industry – celebrates the world’s finest luxury cruise lines, ships and operators offering guests an unrivalled travel experience. Australian cruise passenger numbers hit a record high last year with more than 1.35 million people – one in every 17 Australians – taking a cruise in local or international waters. Our annual cruise awards, judged by a panel of 18 leading luxury cruising experts and travel advisors, rate the major cruise lines across six key categories – suites, service, dining, wellness, itineraries and shore excursions – each cruise line scoring points to determine the overall award winners. Congratulations to all of our winners and finalists, a stellar collection of the finest luxury cruise lines on the planet.