Pressemitteilung vom 18.10.2021

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises wins through at the Wave Awards 2021

  • Accolades for Hapag-Lloyd Cruises at the Wave Awards 2021
  • Winner of ‘Best Expedition Cruise Line’
  • Highly Commended in the’ Best Environmental Initiative’ category

Monday, 18 October 2021 - Announced last Friday night at “The Wave Awards 2021” ceremony, held at 8 Northumberland Avenue, London, Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ was the proud winner in the category of ‘Best Expedition Cruise line’. The Wave Awards is one of the first ‘live’ industry events to take place since the lifting of pandemic restrictions.

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On the evening, Hapag-Lloyd Cruises was also recognised as ‘Highly Commended’ in the category ‘Best Environmental Initiative’.

Recognising and rewarding excellence in a business that is continuously evolving to deliver an exceptional experience, both on board and ashore, The Wave Awards - in their fifth year - are owned and run by Real Response Media, UK publishers of magazines World of Cruising and Cruise Trade News. The judging panel is made up of distinquished experts and industry representatives, chaired by World of Cruising editor, Vicky Mayer.

Julian Pfitzner, CEO of Hapag-Lloyd Cruises says: “After what has been such a challenging time for the industry, we are more than delighted at winning in the category of ‘Best Expedition Cruise Line’ at this year's Wave Awards in London, underlining Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ commitment to striving to achieve the very best standards of hospitality, health and safety protocols. With our two ships – EUROPA 2 and HANSEATIC inspiration - now welcoming international guests from January 2022, we offer outstanding luxury and expedition experiences and continue with our efforts to improve every day. 

“As these prestigious awards set a benchmark standard and recognise, reward and celebrate innovation and excellence within the cruise sector, we are particularly proud to receive this accolade. Such recognition will help us in achieving our objective of generating more awareness and passengers for Hapag-Lloyd Cruises, both internationally and in the UK marketplace.”

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Reservations: International guests, as well as travel agencies, can make use of Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ free-of-charge phone numbers when requesting or booking a cruise. United Kingdom: 0800 0513 829, United States & Canada: 877 445 7447 or 800 334-2724, Belgium: 0800 79 421, the Netherlands: 0800 0220 459; all other countries, please call +49 40 30703070 (English-speaking hotline) – or - send an e-mail to or visit for local agents.

For more information on Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ exciting destinations and itineraries, visit All press releases and a picture gallery can be found at 

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Karen Schmidt / Kirstin Mausehund

Corporate Communications Manager

Tel: +49 (0)40 307030 – 396


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