CANABERRA, Australia, March 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Ozcruising was crowned the Online Agency of the Year at the Cruise Lines International Association Australasia’s 14th annual Cruise Industry Awards on Saturday 28 February.

Australia’s leading online agency took top honours in the inaugural category in front of more than 500 of the industry’s movers and shakers at Sydney’s Star Casino.

"It’s fantastic to be recognised as the online leader in our industry — especially by all the voting cruise line companies," said Craig Chisholm, Managing Director of Ozcruising Pty., Ltd.

"Our mission is to provide an easy and comprehensive online service so people can book their cruise holidays without picking up the phone. And when we are recognised as the best in such prestigious awards, we know we are getting it right."

The Cruise Industry Awards are the annual awards of Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Australasia. The awards recognise the achievements of organisations and individuals across all facets of the cruise industry, including agencies, consultants, media and promotions.

In 2014, two new categories were added to the awards to reflect the changing nature of the cruise industry: Online Agency of the Year and Mobile Agent of the Year.

"This has been a massive year for Ozcruising. We are seeing a huge growth in the number of visitors to our website and social media sites," said Mr Chisholm. "Just as with other types of travel, cruisers are tapping into the advantages of researching and booking their cruise holiday online when it suits them."

Proudly Australian owned and operated, Ozcruising is Australia’s largest online cruise agency. With a one-stop cruising website, Ozcruising makes it easy for people to find the best deals on Australian based cruises on the world’s leading cruise lines.

Simply by visiting, holidaymakers can research a massive variety of cruise styles and destinations. Once they have found their dream cruise, they can book online using the easy-to-use booking portal. Expert consultants are on hand for extra support and advice as needed.

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