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Royal Caribbean International named Best Cruise Operator – Australian Based Operation in the 2014 National Travel Industry Awards

July 22, 2014 Accolades No Comments Email Email

Royal Caribbean International has taken out the prestigious award for Best Cruise Operator – Australian Based Operation at the 2014 National Travel Industry Awards.

This is the second year in a row that the largest cruise line operating from Sydney, responsible for the ships Voyager of the SeasRhapsody of the Seas and Radiance of the Seas, has been recognised in this highly competitive category. Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises were also nominated in the category of Best Cruise Operator – International Based Operation.

Gavin Smith, Regional Vice-President of RCL Cruises Ltd, said: “The team from Royal Caribbean International are delighted to have been named best local cruise operator at the National Travel Industry Awards for the second year in a row. Our team continue to impress guests on each and every cruise during the summer cruise season. We are a proudly international cruise brand that continues to grow locally and is investing significantly in the Australian cruise industry. We send sincere congratulations to all the nominees and winners from the night!”

Royal Caribbean’s award was announced at a glamorous event at The Hordern Pavilion, Moore Park in Sydney on Saturday 19th July with over 1,000 attendees from the travel industry. The night was hosted by Andrew Daddo and included a performance by Timomatic. The night also included tributes to the MH17 tragedy.

The Royal Caribbean Sydney office has been operating for over five years, is responsible for the brands Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises and Azamara Club Cruises and continues to experience strong growth in the local region. In the 2014/15 local cruise season RCL Cruises welcomes Celebrity Century and a newly revitalised Voyager of the Seas back to the region. In the 2015/16 local cruise season Royal Caribbean’s capacity will increase locally by almost fifty percent asRhapsody of the Seas is replaced by Explorer of the Seas and Legend of the Seas becomes the brands first ship to be based in Brisbane. In the 2015/16 local cruise season Azamara Club Cruises will also sail for the very first time in the region.

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