British Cruisers Name Favourite Cruise Ships In 2013 Cruise Critic U.K. Cruisers' Choice Awards

   British Cruisers Name Favourite Cruise Ships In 2013 Cruise Critic U.K.
                           Cruisers' Choice Awards

  PR Newswire

  LONDON, Feb. 27, 2013

              -- Top Honours for Celebrity, Oceania and Azamara

LONDON, Feb. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cruise Critic ® (
http://www.cruisecritic.co.uk ), the leading cruise reviews site and world's
largest online cruise community, has released its 2013 Cruise Critic U.K.
Cruisers' Choice Awards -- the cruise awards based entirely on reviews
submitted by cruisers.

British cruisers named Celebrity Eclipse as the top ship in 8 of the 10
categories in the Large Ship class, including the Best Overall Large Ship and
Best Value for Money, and Best Ship Sailing from the U.K.. Celebrity Eclipse,
which launched in 2010, is the third of five Solstice-class ships in Celebrity
Cruises' fleet of 11 vessels. Sister-ship, Celebrity Solstice took Best
Service.

Oceania Cruises stole the show in the Mid-Sized ship category, with its newest
ship, Riviera taking seven top awards, including Best Overall Mid-Sized Ship
and sister ship Marina taking the Best for Fitness award.

Azamara Club Cruises made a splash with U.K. cruisers in the Small Ship class.
Azamara Journey won Best Overall Small ship and 6 other top awards, including
Best Service, Best Dining and Best Value for Money. Azamara Quest was named
Best for Fitness.

The U.K. Cruise Critic Cruisers' Choice Awards are based on reviews submitted
by U.K.-based cruisers for cruises taken during 2012. They are awarded in
three ship classes, according to passenger capacity – small (1,199 passengers
or fewer), mid-sized (1,200 to 1,999) and large (2,000+). The top 10 ships in
each class are named in the following categories: Overall, Cabins, Dining,
Embarkation, Entertainment, Fitness, Public Rooms, Service, Shore Excursions
and Value for Money. Awards are also given to the top-ranked ships in popular
cruise regions; Alaska, Bahamas, Caribbean and the Mediterranean.

This year's winners include:

Best Large Ships Celebrity Eclipse : Best Overall Ship, Best Cabins, Best
Dining, Best for Embarkation, Best for Fitness, Best Public Rooms, Best Shore
Excursions, Best Value for Money Celebrity Solstice : Best Service Norwegian
Epic : Best Entertainment

Best Mid-Sized Ships Riviera (Oceania): Best Overall Ship, Best Cabins, Best
Dining, Best for Embarkation, Best Public Rooms, Best Service, Best Value for
Money Marina (Oceania): Best for Fitness Thomson Spirit : Best Entertainment
Celebrity Century : Best Shore Excursions

Best Small Ships Azamara Journey : Best Overall Ship, Best Dining, Best for
Embarkation, Best Entertainment, Best Service, Best Shore Excursions, Best
Value for Money Azamara Quest : Best for Fitness Seabourn Sojourn : Best
Cabins, Best Public Rooms

Best for Families (all ship sizes ) – P&O Cruises' Azura

Best Destination Cruises (based on global ratings) Best Cruise to Alaska :
Volendam (Holland America) Best Cruise to the Bahamas : Disney Dream Best
Cruise to the Caribbean : Disney Fantasy Best Cruise to the Mediterranean :
Riviera (Oceania) Best from the U.K. Celebrity Eclipse

"These awards aren't the result of a vote, instead the ratings are based
entirely on reviews submitted by cruisers over the course of the past year, so
it's a great snapshot of what British consumers think of the cruises they have
taken," explained Adam Coulter, senior editor at Cruise Critic.

Cruise Critic boasts the largest online cruise community in the world with
more than 100,000 cruise reviews, covering approximately 400 of the most
popular cruise ships. Awards are based on reviews submitted for cruises taken
in 2012. Visit Cruise Critic for a complete of the 2013 U.K. Cruisers' Choice
Awards winners.

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Note to Editors: Awards are based on reviews submitted by U.K.-based cruisers
for cruises taken in 2012 – except for the Destination categories which are
based on global results. It is necessary to register to submit a review which
is simply involves completing an online registration, and is free of charge.
Members are asked to provide comprehensive reviews with details of where and
when they sailed. It is also possible to view the global list of winners at:
http://www.cruisecritic.co.uk/memberreviews/cruiserschoice_index.cfm 

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