Top UK Ports Win Awards For Best Cruise Lines of 2014, the world’s largest cruise reviews site and cruise community, has named its UK Editors’ Picks Awards for 2014. Highlighting the best cruise ships, cruise lines and ports, the awards were selected by Cruise Critic’s experienced team of cruise experts in 18 categories.

Royal Caribbean’s, Quantum of the Seas, which debuted in October, won the Best New Ship award. Featuring the first skydiving simulator at sea, and a glass viewing pod providing 360-degree views from above the ship, editors commended Quantum of the Seas for being innovative and revolutionary. The line was also commended for its on-board leisure activities, winning Best Entertainment.

Celebrity Cruise Line’s Solstice Class ships won the Best Suites category for the second consecutive year, and also took the award for Best Cabins.

Other winners include Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, which retains the Best Value for Money award for the third consecutive year; P&O Cruises for Best for Families; and Regent Seven Seas Cruises won Best for Luxury.

“The cruise industry offers a wealth of choice, and the Editors’ Picks Awards share our expert insight and provide guidance to British holidaymakers who are interested in a cruise,” commented Adam Coulter, UK editor Cruise Critic. “With cruise lines constantly improving their products this isn’t an easy task, but we have identified the lines which have excelled in order to help cruisers plan their perfect cruise, and ensure the time and money they invest is well spent.”

Maintaining 2013 positions as Best UK Departure Port, and Best UK Port of Call were the ports of Southampton and Liverpool respectively.

River lines were also commended; Cruise Critic chose CroisiEurope as Best River Cruise Line, and Emerald Waterways’ new sister ships, Emerald Star and Emerald Sky, share the Best New River Ship award.