Shortlists announced for the 2018 Silver Travel Awards

Silver Travel Awards
Over 100,000 votes were cast for the best travel companies for the over 50s in the consumer-voted Awards to be held at The National Portrait Gallery, London on Monday 9 July 2018.


The shortlists for the 21 main awards are:

Best Ocean Cruise Line

Saga Cruises, Royal Caribbean Cruises, Princess Cruises,  Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, P&O Cruises, Cruise & Maritime Voyages

Best Premium or Luxury Cruise Line

Celebrity Cruises, Silversea, Viking, Cunard, Holland America Line, Azamara Club Cruises

Best Specialist or Expedition Cruise Line

Hurtigruten, Holland America Line, Noble Caledonia, Norwegian Cruise Line, Celebrity Cruises, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

Best River Cruise Line

Riviera Travel, Saga Cruises, Viking, Shearings Holidays, Noble Caledonia, CroisiEurope

Best Premium or Luxury River Cruise Line

Scenic, Emerald Waterways, Uniworld, Avalon, APT, Ama Waterways

Best Short Haul Tour Operator

TUI, Jet2holidays, Mercury Holidays, Saga Holidays, Riviera Travel, Thomas Cook

Best Long Haul Tour Operator

Virgin, Kuoni, Trailfinders, TUI, Saga Holidays, Shearings Holidays

Best Activity or Adventure Tour Operator

Explore, HF Holidays, Inghams, Exodus, Trailfinders, Undiscovered Destinations

Best Cultural Tour Operator

Wendy Wu Tours, Andante Travels, Jules Verne, Titan, Shearings Holidays, Saga Holidays

Best City Breaks Operator

Cresta, Saga Holidays, British Airways Holidays, Riviera Travel, Superbreak, Kirker Holidays

Best Accessible Travel Provider

Shearings Holidays, Limitless Travel, Accessible Travel, Virgin Holidays, Enable Holidays, Saga Holidays

Best Holidays for the Single Traveller

Just You, Solos Holidays, Jules Verne, Saga Holidays, One Traveller, Shearings Holidays

Best Self-Catering Travel Company

Sykes Cottages, Hoseasons, Eurocamp, James Villas, HomeAway, Forest Holidays

Best Escorted Tour Operator (UK Tours)

Grand UK Holidays, Leger Holidays, Saga Holidays, Shearings Holidays, Titan, Brightwater Holidays

Best Escorted Tour Operator (Europe and Long-Haul Tours)

Titan, Saga Holidays, Travelsphere, Wendy Wu Tours, Jules Verne, Shearings Holidays

Best Luxury Escorted Tour Operator

Kuoni, Cox & Kings, Wendy Wu Tours, Scenic, Titan, Jules Verne

Best Villa Holiday Company

James Villas, CV Villas, Owners Direct, Villa Plus, Simpson, HomeAway

Best Rail Holiday Company

Rail Discoveries, Railbookers, Great Rail Journeys, Eurostar, The Railway Touring Co, Belmond

Best Airline

Virgin Atlantic, British Airways, Jet2, Emirates, EasyJet, Singapore Airlines

Best Car Rental Company

Enterprise, Avis, Hertz, Europcar, Alamo, Budget

Best Overseas Destination

Australia, Alaska, New Zealand, France, Italy, USA

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