The Cruise Ship Interiors Awards, supported by marine lighting provider and global headline sponsor Kalmar, took place at Cruise Ship Interiors Expo Europe on 2 December at ExCeL London.
A total of 11 awards were presented to members of the cruise interiors community to recognise their efforts over the past year. A judging panel of industry experts which included Jon Ingleton, executive editor of Cruise & Ferry Interiors and Cruise & Ferry Review, hand-picked the successful finalists.
Among the awards given at the ceremony was Supplier of the Year, sponsored by Cruise & Ferry Interiors, which was presented to British textile merchant Agua Fabrics. The company was recognised for its customer service and ability to quickly source suitable alternatives that meet a project’s requirements.
Iris Ceramica Group’s ActiveSurfaces ceramics was awarded The Innovation Award, while Eumar Design was recognised for its environmental efforts with The Sustainability Award. The Technology Award was presented to marine interior refitspecialist Trimline for its new business application, the Trimline App. Meanwhile, outfitter MJM Marine and health technology company Vyv received The Collaboration Award. The two companies worked together to adapt Vyv’s antimicrobial lighting products for use in the maritime industry.
“We are delighted to win this award for our collaboration with such an innovative company,” said Gary Annett, CEO of MJM Marine. “With our expertise in the outfitting industry we are well placed to help clients integrate Vyv lighting products into existing spaces onboard cruise ships as well as newbuilds. They offer safety and security to customers and staff at a time when people demand higher environmental wellness standards. That’s really important as we work with our clients in the cruise industry to get their fleets up and running again safely.”
Two awards were presented to individuals to recognise their outstanding contribution to their teams and the wider industry. Andy Yuill, managing director of design studio SMC Design, received The Leadership Award for his work during the recent challenging period, while Petra Ryberg, head of design at P&O Australia, was given The Community Champion Award.
Finally, the efforts of teams within the industry were recognised with four awards. Cruise Line Team of the Year was presented to Carnival Corporation, while Design Studio Team of the Year was awarded jointly to SMC Design and Rottet Studio following their work together on Viking Cruises’ Viking Octantis. Outfitting Team of the Year was presented to The Deluxe Group’s marine fit-out team in recognition of its ability to adapt to difficult circumstances to complete unique projects. Finally, Fincantieri received the Shipyard Team of the Year award, recognising the shipbuilder’s position as a leader in global cruise ship design and construction.
Categories for the third edition of the Cruise Ship Interiors Awards will be announced in summer 2022.