Judged by an independent panel of experienced cruise industry specialists, the Seatrade Cruise Awards (previously known as the Seatrade Insider Cruise Awards) are one of the highest accolades in the cruise industry. This year they were presented in Hamburg during the 2015 Seatrade Europe Cruise & River Cruise Convention.
Liverpool (Destination of the Year), Passenger Terminal Amsterdam (Port of the Year), The Image Group (Supplier of the Year), AIDA Cruises and Becker-Marine Systems (Environmental Initiative Award), and Aloschi Bros - Pope's Summer Residence & Vatican (Innovative Shorex of the Year Award) were all honoured as winners in the ninth Seatrade Cruise Awards.
Iain Dunderdale, cruise development manager of Cruise Highlands was announced as the winner of the Seatrade Outstanding Achievement Award, for his advocacy in promoting Scotland's growing cruise business for more than 25 years.
Jochen Deerberg, the founder of Deerberg-Systems, which was sold earlier this year to Evac, was the worthy recipient of the Seatrade Lifetime Achievement Award for Services to Cruising.
In addition Michael Ungerer, past president of AIDA Cruises, chairman of CLIA Deutschland and chief operations officer, shared services, Carnival Asia, received the coveted Seatrade Cruise Personality of the Year Award.