April 9, 2018

We’ve counted the online votes and consulted with our expert judges and now we are pleased to announce the winners in the 2018 Onboard Hospitality Awards. Thank you to everyone who voted and to the judging panel for their work. The winners were presented with their awards at our Awards Evening in Hamburg on Monday April 9! Congratulations to all winners – was a very tough call in some categories.


Who’s judged?

Our readers and a highly-respected judging panel. Onboard Hospitality is read by over 14,400+ international buyers and suppliers of onboard hospitality – all experts in their field. Online voting allows them to help our judges select the awards finalists. Over 1,000 readers voted.

This year we also added a new layer to the process, asking all judges to score the products and services entered based on set criteria. The combined result of both readers and experts were then combined. All finalists were then be personally examined and assessed by the panel of industry experts who made the final decision on the winners in each category.

Entries all enjoy exposure on our website throughout the voting period as well as through our social media and within the magazine.

Meet the judges
The judging criteria

Finalists will be invited to attend a free awards presentation in Hamburg to hear who has won and why.

This could be you! View photos from the 2017 awards night here


All those who entered the 2018 Onboard Hospitality Awards are eligible to receive one of two new Onboard Hospitality Mentoring Grants. Entrants will be contacted shortly with regards to this selection process. Learn more about these grants and the Onboard Mentoring Network