The 4th annual World Cruise Awards Gala Ceremony will be hosted at Savoy Palace, Funchal, Madeira on the evening of 24 November 2024 with an audience of global cruise sector VIPs in attendance. The red-carpet reception will be co-hosted alongside the World Travel Awards Grand Final Gala Ceremony 2024.

2024 Event Details


Savoy Palace
Madeira, Portugal


Sunday, 24 November 2024

19:00 Cocktail reception
20:00 Gala Dinner & Ceremony

Attire: Black Tie

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To contact a member of the events team, please email [email protected]


Savoy Palace

A short, scenic walk from the heart of Funchal's charming Old Town, the Savoy Palace is an exquisite modern take on island hospitality. The bold, curved structure is home to chic guestrooms crafted with high-end materials and featuring balconies from which to soak up the ocean views.

Savoy Palace



Madeira, otherwise known as ‘the islands of eternal spring’, is just a short flight from most European cities. On the same latitude as Morocco, the Atlantic archipelago has a sub-tropical climate, and a unique eco-system. With its rich volcanic soil, Madeira is one of the only places on the planet where banana trees grow next to vineyards.

Madeira is home to an incredible primordial rawness thanks to ancient volcanoes, soaring cliffs and lush valleys, exuberant with flower and fauna. The landscape draw for thrill-seekers, with activities ranging from mountain biking and canyoning to paragliding. More than 1,000km of hiking trails wind through the countryside. The charming capital Funchal, known as the “Pearl of the Atlantic”, is home to botanic gardens and a host of fascinating museums.



Visa Information

We advise that you please check your specific visa requirements and ensure that should you need to obtain a visa that you apply for this prior to travel.

Nearest Airport

Madeira Cristiano Ronaldo Airport


Media Registration and Enquiries

Accredited members of the media can register for complimentary press passes to cover the World Cruise Awards events.

Please email [email protected] or call +44 (0) 20 7925 0000.

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