April 1, 2019

We are delighted to announce the 2019 Onboard Hospitality Awards unveiled today at our Awards evening at the Radisson Blu, Hamburg and promoted on our stand at WTCE.

View the winners here

View the full winners press release and judges comments here

Who judges?

Our readers and a highly-respected judging panel of industry professionals. 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. Our judges also score the products and services entered based on set criteria. The combined result of both readers and experts are then combined. All finalists are then personally examined and assessed by the panel of industry experts who make the final decision on the winners in each category.

Online voting begins mid December. Finalists announced in February. Winners announced In April. Entries all enjoy exposure on our website throughout the voting period as well as through our social media and within the magazine.

The judging criteria

Meet the judging panel

Awards event

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

This could be you! View photos from the 2018 awards night here


All those who enter the 2019 Onboard Hospitality Awards are also eligible to receive one of two Onboard Hospitality Mentoring Grants which includes support building business in this sector, media exposure and recognition for those already developing new talent. Learn more about these grants and the Onboard Mentoring Network