2017 CRUIZIE Awards for LGBT Cruise Travel

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The 2017 CRUIZIE© Award winners are announced below. This marks the 5th consecutive year of the LGBTQ cruise travel community voting on the cruise industry’s “bests,” and we also are pleased to include the first and second runners up in each category.

To help ensure the results reflect the LGBT cruise community, voting was limited to persons who identify as L,G,B or T, and who are members of MeetMeOnBoard or our Facebook page. We had a record number of voters this year, and we are pleased to announce the gay cruise community’s choices. In future posts we will look at the year-over-year differences.

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Best Large Ship Cruise Line for LGBTQ Passengers

Royal Caribbean International

1st Runner up: Celebrity Cruises
2nd Runner up: Holland America Line

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Best Small Ship Cruise Line for LGBTQ Passengers

Azamara Club Cruises

1st Runner up:Runner up: Viking Ocean
2nd Runner up: Oceania Cruises

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Best River Cruise Line for LGBTQ Passengers

Viking River Cruises

1st Runner up: Avalon Waterways
2nd Runner up: Emerald Waterways

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Most Appealing New Ship

Holland America ms Koningsdam

1st Runner up: Royal Caribbean Harmony of the Seas
2nd Runner up: Royal Caribbean Ovation of the Seas

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Best Onboard LGBTQ Gatherings (Large Ship)

Royal Caribbean International

1st Runner up: Holland America Line
2nd Runner up: Celebrity Cruises

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Best Onboard LGBTQ Gatherings (Small Ship)

Azamara Club Cruises

1st Runner up: Viking Ocean
2nd Runner up: Crystal Cruises

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Best Onboard Shows and Entertainment (Large Ship)

Royal Caribbean International

1st Runner up: Holland America Line
2nd Runner up: Celebrity Cruises

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Best Onboard Shows and Entertainment (Small Ship)

Azamara Club Cruises

1st Runner up: Viking Ocean
2nd Runner up: Crystal Cruises

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Best Overall Food Experience

Celebrity Cruises

1st Runner up: Holland America Line
2nd Runner up: Royal Caribbean International

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Best Buffets (Large Ship)

Holland America Line

1st Runner up: Royal Caribbean International
2nd Runner up: Celebrity Cruises

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Best Buffets (Small Ship)

Viking Ocean

1st Runner up: Azamara Club Cruises
2nd Runner up: Oceania Cruises

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Best Overall Shipboard Décor

Celebrity Cruises

1st Runner up: Holland America Line
2nd Runner up: Royal Caribbean International

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Most Comfortable Cabins (Cruise Ship)

Holland America Line

1st Runner up: Celebrity Cruises
2nd Runner up: Royal Caribbean International

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Most Comfortable Cabins (River Boat)

Viking River Cruises

1st Runner up: Avalon Waterways
2nd Runner up: Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection

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Best Onboard Gyms

Royal Caribbean International

1st Runner up (tie): Celebrity Cruises & Holland America Line

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Best Pool Areas

Royal Caribbean International

1st Runner up: Celebrity Cruises
2nd Runner up: Holland America Line

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Best Onboard Spa Facilities

Celebrity Cruises

1st Runner up: Holland America Line
2nd Runner up: Royal Caribbean International

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Best All-Gay Large Ship Full Charter

RSVP Vacations

1st Runner up: Atlantis Events
2nd Runner up: Olivia

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Best All-Gay Small Ship Full Charter

Brand g Vacations

1st Runner up: Concierge Travel
2nd Runner up: GaySail

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Best Gay-Group Cruise Organizer

Arno’s Bear Cruises

1st Runner up: Pied Piper Travel
2nd Runner up: Aquafest

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Best Embark/Debark Port City for LGBTQ Passengers

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

1st Runner up: Barcelona, Spain
2nd Runner up: Miami, Florida