Published on : Saturday, December 18, 2021
The historic Hotel Santa Catalina in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria hosted the fourteenth Cruise Excellence Awards Gala, a special edition that CruisesNews Media Group wished to dedicate to the resilience and subsequent reactivation of the tourist sector that has been hardest hit by the pandemic.
The event brought together the main cruise line executives, as well as cruise tour operators, cruise lines, ports and destinations, travel agents, collaborators, professionals, entrepreneurs and suppliers of the sector, as well as professionals from Las Palmas and the Canary Islands.
During an entertaining gala directed and presented by the comedian and showman, Mr. Corrales, and enlivened by the percussion group Volcandrum of Memvus Arte and the acrobats Lena Delaire and her Pole dance show and Alba Muñoz with her show “Parada de Manos”, 15 awards were presented in recognition of different milestones in the reactivation of cruise tourism during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This year, given the circumstances, there were no votes or categories, but there were awards for effort, resilience, courage and bravery in restoring an industry that at the beginning of the pandemic was at its best moment in its history. The award winners have stood out for resisting and promoting the reactivation of the sector. Several companies chose the Canary Islands as their first destination to start operating again, many companies have continued to inaugurate ships while others have developed protocols that served as a model for the industry.