Television personality Shelley Craft will host the 10th annual International Cruise Council Australasia (ICCA) Awards in early 2011. The event will take place on Saturday January 29, 2011 at Sydney’s Sheraton on the Park Hotel.

“ICCA’s awards night is recognised as a highlight of the cruise industry calendar,” said Brett Jardine, the ICCA’s general manager.

Brett is “delighted” to have Shelley Craft, presenter for popular television programs, Australia’s Funniest Home Videos and Domestic Blitz, host the gala event.

The Gold Sponsor of the event will be Cruise Passenger magazine, who has maintained primary sponsorship over the past four years.

This year’s event sees the amount of awards on offer increased to 15, expanding the Consumer Cruise Promotion category.

Agencies will be able to make nominations for the Cruise Promotion category as well as the Neil Frazer Outstanding Contribution by an Individual to the Cruise Industry award.

Other award categories – including Cruise Agency of the Year, Cruise Consultant of the Year and the Rising Star Award – are voted on by cruise line members and the Council.

I look forward to being there on the night and taking lots of pictures that you will see on my and Cruise Passenger magazines blogs.