Hamburg, 2 March 2018

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises wins at the Wave Awards 2018

  • Accolade for Hapag-Lloyd Cruises at the Wave Awards 2018
  • Winner of "Best Adventure / Expedition Cruise Line"

Announced last night at “The Wave Awards 2018” ceremony, held at the De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms, London, Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ was the winner in the category of "Best Adventure / Expedition Cruise Line".

Recognising and rewarding excellence in the cruise holiday sector – and in their third year – The Wave Awards are owned and run by Real Response Media, UK publishers of magazines World of Cruising, Cruise Trade News and Cruise Destinations. The majority of the awards are based on rigorous assessment of submitted entries, judged by an independent panel of cruise travel experts, chaired by World of Cruising editor, Louise Robinson.

Karl J. Pojer, CEO of Hapag-Lloyd Cruises says: “We are delighted at winning the category ‘Best Adventure / Expedition Cruise Line’ at this year's Wave Awards in London, underlining Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ commitment to striving to achieve the very best standards of hospitality. With our fleet of currently two expedition vessels we offer outstanding products and expedition experiences and continue with our efforts to improve every day. We will launch two new state-of-the art expedition vessels, HANSEATIC nature and HANSEATIC inspiration to set even higher standards. This accolade will rise the expedition standards to a new horizon in both hard- and software.”

On accepting the award on the night from The Ambassador of the Argentine Republic, Michael Steffl, Head of International Sales for Hapag-Lloyd Cruises said: “As these prestigious awards set a benchmark standard and recognize, reward and celebrate innovation and excellence within the cruise sector, we are particularly proud to receive this accolade. Such recognition will help us to further achieve our objective of generating more awareness and passengers for Hapag-Lloyd Cruises both internationally and in the UK marketplace.”

About Hapag-Lloyd Cruises

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises is the leading provider of luxury and expedition cruises in German-speaking markets. Its flagships set international standards. With 5 stars plus, the “MS Europa” and “MS Europa 2” have been awarded the highest ranking in the Berlitz Cruise Guide, making them the only vessels in that category.

The expedition fleet includes the “MS Bremen”, the “HANSEATIC nature“ and the “HANSEATIC inspiration“.