The annual Cruise Hive Awards are now open for voting, allowing cruisers to choose the best ships, features, and more for the year and look forward to what’s coming in 2024. Voting will close on December 22, 2023. Each person can cast one vote in each of the eight categories, with the awards renamed from Cruise Ship Awards to Cruise Hive Awards to better represent all the voting categories.
Two new categories have been added for 2023: “Best Cruise Line Booking Experience” and “Best Cruise Line for Service and Crew,” reflecting the importance of these experiences for cruise travelers. The Best Overall Cruise Ship category allows voters to choose any ship, new or old, based on their favorite features and overall vacation experience. It’s important to use the ship’s complete name to avoid confusion.
Other categories include Best Cruise Ship Feature, Best Cruise Line Private Island/Destination, Best US Cruise Homeport, Most Anticipated New Cruise Ship for 2024, and Best New Cruise Ship of 2023. Voting is open to ships currently sailing in 2023, and the results will be revealed before the end of the year.