February 14, 2018

We’ve counted the online votes and consulted with our expert judges and now we are pleased to announce the finalists in the 2018 Onboard Hospitality Awards. Thank you to everyone who voted and to the judging panel for their work so far. Now these finalists will go forward for further in-depth assessment by our panel, and our winners will be announced online and at our Awards Evening in Hamburg on Monday April 9! Congratulations to all those who have gone through to the next stage and thank you to all entrants, it was a very tough call in some categories. Please note: All those in the Ones to Watch category (not yet onboard) will also go before the judges for assessment and comment


Who’s judging?

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.

This year we have also added a new layer to the process, asking all judges to identify products or services they feel should be finalists too. We expect these to closely match the readers’ vote but have added this double check to ensure fully independent assessment of all products entered and to counter any potential online voting anomalies.

All finalists will then be personally examined and assessed by the panel of industry experts who will make the final decision of the winners in each category.

Entries 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