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David Brandon

Signature Luxury Travel & Style Luxury Cruise Awards Judge
David Brandon

David Brandon is the managing director of Savenio Australia. Of the more than 40 years’ experience David has working as a travel agent, 20 have been dedicated to selling luxury cruises. David is one of the 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 a travel agent for more than 40 years. However, eight years ago I created a home-based agency which now has more than 40 agents. I’ve also been on a number of travel agency boards, including Virtuoso for 10 years.

What has been your most memorable travel experience, and what is next on your wishlist?

I have had a myriad of memorable travel experiences, however being invited to a private dinner in the Palace of Versailles with renowned French chef, Alain Ducasse, was truly an amazing experience that I will never forget. Next on my wish list is Antarctica.


Savenio has been in the top five Virtuoso members in Australia since we joined in 2009. I’ve been on a few member advisory boards, including Virtuoso for 10 years.

What does sustainable travel mean to you?

Sustainable travel means minimising your impact on any given destination. We should avoid causing harm to both natural environments and native culture, and instead preserve those being visited.

What types of cruise travel do you specialise in?

I specialise in crafting six-star luxury cruises and expeditions.

When you’re not working or cruising, what do you enjoy doing?

Being at home and having a glass of champagne.

To contact David Brandon

Phone: 0429 831 400

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.