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Alison Di Paolo

Signature Luxury Travel & Style Luxury Cruise Awards Judge
Alison Di Paolo
Claremont Cruise & Travel

Alison Di Paolo is a luxury travel & cruise specialist and one of our experts on the judging panel of the 2023 Signature Luxury Travel & Style Luxury Cruise Awards.

How long have you been in your current role, and what are your biggest professional achievements?

I’ve been booking holidays for my clients for 46 years, however luxury cruising became my specialty in the late ‘90s when I was the manager of a bank travel department. Since then, I’ve owned my own travel agency, semi-retired, returned to work as a part-time cruise specialist and am now working from home for a select group of my clients. My personal achievement is making holiday dreams come true for clients and friends I’ve known for more than 20 years.

What’s been your most memorable travel experience, and what’s next on your wishlist?

Travelling on a private Abercrombie & Kent holiday in Egypt with my husband and our friends, cruising the Nile on Sunboat IV was like a being in a movie – absolutely unforgettable memories! My next wishlist experience will be a French river cruise in 2024 to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary.

Alison Di Paolo’s accolades:

  • Finalist, Cruise Consultant of the Year, CLIA 15th Annual Cruise Industry Awards
  • Panel judge for the Signature Luxury Travel & Style Luxury Cruise Awards

What type(s) of cruise travel do you specialise in?

Luxury ocean, river and expedition cruising.

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Signature Luxury Travel & Style Luxury Cruise Awards

The 2023 winning cruise lines will be revealed in the upcoming issue of Signature Luxury Travel & Style, on sale in November. Subscribe to receive the latest issue once it’s published. You can view last year’s winning cruise lines here.

About the awards

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Signature Luxury Travel & Style’s Luxury Cruise Awards celebrate the ocean, river, expedition, family and tall-ship cruise lines that go above and beyond when it comes to onboard and onshore services, experiences and facilities.

These awards spotlight the world’s finest cruise lines, ships and operators, offering guests an unrivalled experience. We call upon the knowledge of 18 cruising experts and travel advisors to judge our annual World’s Best Luxury Cruise Awards. Luxury Cruise Lines are awarded points across six key categories: suites, service, dining, wellness, itineraries and shore excursions. The results? A worthy collection of finalists and winners who set the bar for the future of cruising.