Cruise Critic Editor’s Pick Awards

Cruise Critic Editor’s Pick Awards in Six Categories for Cruise Lines Represented by Cruise Vacations

JOHANNESBURG – 15 December 2017 –  Cruise Vacations announced on Friday that five of the cruise products represented by them locally in South Africa were named award winners in the esteemed Cruise Critic Editor’s Picks for 2017.

2017-US-Editors-PicksAwards were received by Silversea Cruises,  Silversea Expeditions,  Scenic,  Emerald Waterways and Carnival Cruise Lines.

In the luxury category, Silversea’s Silver Muse won the award for ’Best New Luxury Ship’ while Silversea Expeditions was named ’Best for Adventure’.

Scenic won ‘ Best Ship Refurbishment’ for the Scenic Diamond and Scenic Sapphire while Emerald Waterways scooped the award for ’Best Value for Money’ for the third consecutive year,  both in the River Cruises Category.

Carnival Cruise Lines  took awards for ‘Best Service’ and ’Best Value for Money’ in the Ocean Cruise category.

The Cruise Critic Editors’ Picks Awards are chosen by Cruise Critic’s international team of editors, based on the lines and ships they feel best represent excellence in each of the designated categories. Awards were announced in December 2017.


“The Cruise Vacations team are absolutely delighted to receive news of these awards” said Gaynor Galbraith Neill,  General Manager of Cruise Vacations.  “The Cruise Critic Editor’s Picks are highly regarded in the industry and we are extremely proud that no less than 6 awards were won by cruise lines which we represent here in South Africa.  All of the awards are utterly deserved in our opinion and a fantastic endorsement of some of the best cruise lines both on the river and ocean”, she added.



For further information please contact Cruise Vacations,  officially appointed General Sales Agents in South Africa for Silversea Cruises,  Star Clippers,  Scenic,  Emerald Waterways and Carnival Cruise Lines.

This press release was accurate at the date of issuance. It is the reader’s responsibility to verify its continued accuracy, as information contained in the release may have changed.

Contact: Gaynor Galbraith  Neill,  General Manager ,  Cruise Vacations   Tel:  +27 11 5140564