Brighton, December – Taking place at the end of Cruise Ship Interiors Design Expo Europe 2023, Cruise Ship Interiors Awards was the ideal send-off to both a successful event and a monumental year for the cruise interiors industry. The well-attended ceremony announced 13 winners across nine awards, including Best Stateroom, Most Sustainable Interior, Best Crew Area, and The Sustainability Award.

Congratulations to the 2023 CSI Award winners!

The complete list of winners can be found below:


Best Suite (small ship), sponsored by Bath Fitter

Sea Island & Broadmoor Suites, Star Breeze, Windstar Cruises, designed by Liz Schneider Interiors

Best Suite (large ship), sponsored by Bath Fitter

Voyager Suites, Santorini Suite, Marella Voyager, Marella Cruises, designed by Guri Blindheim, with outfitting by Trimline

Best Stateroom (small ship, exclusive), sponsored by Panaz

Horizon Deluxe Stateroom, World Traveller, Mystic Cruises, designed by Oitoemponto

Best Public Space (small ship), sponsored by DAMPA

Atrium, Oceania Vista, Oceania Cruises, designed by Studio DADO

Best Public Space (large ship), sponsored by DAMPA

The Electric Rooms, Marella Voyager, Marella Cruises, designed by 20:20, with outfitting by MJM Marine

The Electric Rooms on board Marella Voyager was awarded Best Public Space (large ship)

Best Casual Dining (small ship), sponsored by Varuna Lestari

The Emporium Marketplace, Explora I, Explora Journeys, designed by SMC Design

Best Casual Dining (large ship), sponsored by Varuna Lestari

O’Malleys Irish Pub, Enchanted Princess, Princess Cruises

Best Fine Dining (small ship), sponsored by Naval Interior

A La Carte Gourmet Restaurant Røst, MS Trollfjord, Hurtigruten, designed by YSA Design

Best Fine Dining (large ship), sponsored by Naval Interior

Green & Co feat Mizuhana, Arvia, P&O Cruises, designed by Partner Ship Design

Most Sustainable Interior, sponsored by Stern Engineering

Grööne Bar, Mein Schiff 3, TUI Cruises, designed by P-O-I Design

Best Crew Area, sponsored by Trevira

Crew Area, A-ROSA SENA, A-ROSA Cruises, designed by JOI-Design


The Sustainability Award, sponsored by dormakaba

Carbon Footprint Calculation for Ship Interiors, NIT Naval Interior Team

The Innovation Award, sponsored by AROS Marine

New textured wood, metal & colour panels, OBERFLEX

Spared by Volume Creative created the 2023 CSI Awards trophies, which were made using recycled materials

The CSI Awards kicked off with a drinks reception hosted by Trimline. Attendees from across the entire cruise interiors supply chain including Virgin Voyages, AROS Marine, MSC Cruises, Royal Caribbean Cruises, YSA Design, Hurtigruten, Studio DADO, and OBERFLEX gathered to raise a glass and celebrate industry excellence.

The entire industry gathered to celebrate at the opening drinks reception, hosted by Trimline

The excitement and champagne bubbled as Toby Walters, CEO of the CSI Awards and CSI Design Expo Europe, took to the stage to open the ceremony and announce the first winners.

This year, 13 awards were up for grabs. The awards themselves were crafted by Spared by Volume Creative. The material of the trophies was created using waste, transforming unwanted items into a beautiful and unique new design. New to 2023, CSI introduced two awards within the Spaces category that reflect the industry’s growing passion for improving onboard crew experience and reducing industry emissions. The first of these, Best Crew Area was awarded to the crew area on board A-ROSA Cruises’ A-ROSA SENA, designed by JOI-Design. Tui Cruises and P-O-I Design took home the Most Sustainable Interior award for Grööne Bar on board Mein Schiff 3. Princess Cruises won Best Casual Dining for O’Malley’s Irish Pub on board Enchanted Princess, while the Horizon Deluxe Stateroom on board Mystic Cruises’ World Traveller, designed by Oitoemponto, was crowned Best Stateroom.

JOI-Design and A-ROSA Cruises took home the coveted Best Crew Area award

Within the Products category, NIT Naval Interior Team won the Sustainability Award for its cutting-edge Carbon Footprint Calculation for Ship Interiors tool. This calculates the environmental impact of marine interiors, enabling NIT to identify and improve factors with the highest carbon footprint.

As the awards ceremony came to a close, Toby Walters made a special announcement. After four years of providing support, guidance, and leadership as head of the CSI Advisory Board George Scammell, ASID, IIDA, Director Interior Asset Management at Princess Cruises would be handing his title to My Nguyen, Director of Interior Design at Holland America Group. This was commemorated with the presentation of the CSI Advisory Board gavel.

My Nguyen (Holland America Group) was announced as the new chair of the CSI Advisory Board

About Cruise Ship Interiors Awards

The Cruise Ship Interiors Awards (CSIA) provides a platform to recognise the vast and diverse talent that is so abundant in the cruise interiors industry. For more information on the awards please contact Senior Marketing Manager Olivia Irving at