Monday, 31 May 2010

Orion Expedition Cruises voted Best Cruise Line in the Australian Gourmet Traveller Awards 2010

The winners of the annual Australian Gourmet Traveller travel awards were announced recently at the Sydney Opera House. The results represent 34,000 public votes from Gourmet Traveller readers and viewers of the travel show Getaway, in addition to an expert panel of writers, editors, authors and independent experts.

In the single category for cruising, Orion Expedition Cruises again scooped the Best Cruise Line (Global) accolade ahead of other finalists Cunard, Silversea and The Yachts of Seabourn.

Gourmet Traveller editor Anthea Loucas hosted the event and presentation of trophies for the 12 reader-voted awards and six expert-judged categories. The innovators, pioneers and legends of Australian tourism were feted at the Sydney Opera House as singer Katie Noonan entertained and host and Getaway presenter Catriona Rowntree revealed the 2010 winner's circle.

"These awards have become an annual highlight of the Australian tourism industry calendar," said Anthea Loucas. "In the space of just four years they have garnered huge public support to become awards of record and a tribute to the innovation, vision and dedication of Australia's most impressive tourism operators."

Orion also received the Best Cruise Line and Best Adventure Tourism awards in the 2009 Australian Gourmet Traveller awards.