2023 Finalists

Congratulations to the Finalists of the 2023 Cruise Industry Awards.
Winners will be announced at the 21st Cruise Industry Awards at The Star Event Centre, Sydney on Saturday 9 March 2024.

Agency of the Year Categories

Large Cruise Agency of the Year

Multi Location/Brand - Australasia


Small Cruise Agency of the Year

Single Location - Australia


Small Cruise Agency of the Year

Single Location - New Zealand

Phil Hoffmann Travel

Ignite Travel Group

RAA Travel

Bicton Travel/Claremont Cruise & Travel Centre

Hunter Travel Group


Cruise Express

Main Beach Travel

Travelrite International

itravel Carlingford

Gregor & Lewis Bespoke Travel


YOU Travel Bethlehem

House of Travel Botany Junction

House of Travel Papamoa

Cruise Connections

Pukekohe Travel


Online Cruise Agency of the Year






Cruise Guru

Clean Cruising

Our Vacation Centre



Trip A Deal






Individual Categories

Broker of the Year

 New Zealand


Home-Based / Mobile Agent of the Year



Cruise Consultant of the Year

New Zealand

Zaheda Davies, NZ Travel Brokers

Debbie Christian, Travel Advocates

Lucy Marshall, The Travel Brokers

Michelle Downey, Bucket List Travel

Andrew Lennox, Travel Managers


Karryn Bartlett, TravelManagers Australia

Mark Spurway, MTA - Mobile Travel Agents

Jane Fowler, TravelManagers Australia

Sarah Fenton - MTA - Mobile Travel Agents

Rose Febo, TravelManagers Australia


Joanne Coolen, House of Travel Kapiti Coast

Jill Harris, Bon Voyage Cruises & Travel

Lydia Haydon, YOU Travel Bethlehem

Kay Paulsen, cruisedeals.co.nz

Gail Littin, Pukekohe Travel

Sam Fowler, Cruise Connections


Cruise Consultant of the Year



Rising Star

New Zealand


Rising Star


Kara Lane, Ecruising

Alison Lord, Travel Associates Turramurra

Martine Hero, Clean Cruising

Elizabeth Madsen, Flight Centre Kenmore

Byron Horne, Bicton Travel


Taylor le Breton, House of Travel Invercargill

Bibiana Saudua, cruisedeals.co.nz

Rachael Wood, House of Travel Hornby

Jaimee Phelps, House of Travel Kapiti Coast


Kai Floto, Southlands Travel & Cruise

Paige Cameron, My Cruises

Mitchell Tam, Phil Hoffmann Travel Norwood

Ben Chidgzey, Bicton Travel

Vanessa Sokolji, Flight Centre Epping Plaza



Cruise Champion



Cruise Line Champion



Rhona Rodgers, MTA - Mobile Travel Agents

Kylie Crouch, First Travel Group

Megan Catterall, LUXE by itravel

Mike Clark, Phil Hoffmann Travel


Elsa McLean, Regent Seven Seas Cruises

Rachaelle Tyrell, Princess Cruises

Christine Oliver, AmaWaterways



Promotion and Media Categories

Cruise Month Promotion of the Year



Network Cruise Promotion of the Year 



Agency/Agent Cruise Promotion of the Year


House of Travel "Omnichannel 2023 Cruise Month Promotion"

Cruise Express "Embracing CLIA Cruise Month"

MTA - Mobile Travel Agents "What’s Your Cruise Personality? Quiz"

Rose Febo "Seas The Day"

My Cruises "My Cruises Cruise Month and 24/25 Earlybird Campaign"


World Travellers "It’s a Suite Life"

Flight Centre "Oceans of Offers"

RAA "It Pays to Cruise with RAA"

Travel Associates "Luxury Cruise Luncheons"

Hunter Travel Group "Newcastle Holiday & Cruise Expo"


My Cruises "Unmissable Sale"

Luxury Escapes "Virgin Voyages Partnership"

Cruise Express "Royal Rail & Sail Adventure"

Rose Febo "At My Cruising Table - Epicurean Experiences Across the Seas"


Agency/Agent Cruise Promotion of the Year 

New Zealand


Media Award 



Pukekohe Travel "Travel & Cruise Expo"

cruisedeals.co.nz "Kiwi Explorer - Best of the South Island"

Bon Voyage Cruises & Travel "Japan Arts, Parks & Culture"


Brian Johnston, Traveller "Smooth sailing: Who's who in a cruise ship crew"

Andrea Black, Escape "Only on a cruise"

Kate Armstrong, Traveller "Of bears, bergs and bonhomie"

Imogen Eveson, International Traveller "The New Wave"




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