NCL named World's Best Cruise Line

NCL named World's Best Cruise Line

World Cruise Awards 2023 winners were announced at Dubai's Atlantis The Royal

This year's World Cruise Awards, the sister event of the UAE-based World Travel Awards, took place at Atlantis The Royal on Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE.   

In its third year, the World Cruise Awards recognised Norwegian Cruise Line as the World's Best Cruise Line in 2023. 

Norwegian Cruise Line also won World's Best Cruise Ship Suite 2023 for its three-bedroom Garden Villa in its 'ship within a ship' luxury accommodation concept, The Haven (pictured).

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Other big winners included Celebrity Cruises, which scooped World's Best Midsize Cruise Ship for Celebrity Solstice and World's Best Cruise Ship for Dining for Celebrity Edge, and Royal Caribbean for World's Best Large Cruise Ship 2023 for Wonder of the Seas, and World's Best Cruise Ship for Technology 2023 for Quantum of the Seas.

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Flying the flag for the growing cruise market in the Middle East, Abu Dhabi won World's Best Cruise Destination 2023 and World's Best Cruise Terminal 2023 for Abu Dhabi Cruise Terminal at Zayed Port.

Dubai-based cruise specialist CruiseXplore won the Middle East’s Best Cruise Agency 2023. Established in 2015, CruiseXplore promotes and sells a wide range of cruises to the Middle East market via a user-friendly booking engine.

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Speaking about the accolade, CruiseXplore chief executive officer Lakshmi Durai said: “Our sincere thanks to all our trade and media partners across the Middle East for their continued trust and support in voting us once again as the best Cruise Travel Agency in 2023. We're humbled by the recognition, and we earnestly resolve to continue to live up to expectations.”

Celebrating excellence in the global cruise sector, World Cruise Awards winners are voted for by selected cruise professionals, media and consumers worldwide.

To partner with NCL, contact Rebecca Ransom, Business Development Manager Middle East, +447961 300729, rransom@ncl.comCelebrity Cruises International Representative – Middle East is Royal Caribbean Arabia. To partner with Royal Caribbean Arabia. To partner with Royal Caribbean Arabia or Celebrity Cruises, call UAE +971 4 331 4299, KSA 800 897 1419, or email For more information, visit


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