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Louise Goldsbury

Signature Luxury Travel & Style Luxury Cruise Awards Judge
Louise Goldsbury
Cruisey Life

Louise has 25 years of experience writing cruise reviews and travel stories, with a special interest in small ships, expeditions, river cruises and luxury experiences. She’s sailed her way across seven continents aboard almost 100 ocean, river and expedition voyages, and 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?

Louise has won Best Travel Writer at the National Travel Industry Awards twice and held roles such as columnist for The Australian and Escape, editor of Cruise Weekly, managing editor (Australia) of Cruise Critic and TripAdvisor’s first and only editorial employee in the Southern Hemisphere.

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

South Georgia Island is a particularly fond memory, and an unmissable extension to an Antarctic cruise. A visit to each Japan, Africa, the Arctic and seeing the Northern Lights are currently on my wishlist.

At Signature Luxury Travel & Style we are committed to supporting organisations with a focus on responsible travel and sustainability. What does sustainable travel mean to you?

Sustainable travel is meaningfully contributing to the communities that we visit and – where possible – avoiding flights to travel by sea, river or rail instead.I’m currently crafting a course that guides people through the process of choosing a cruise, for both first-timers and people seeking something different. Join the wait list here or get in touch directly.

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

I like to dine, drink wine, walk and read!

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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.