The Awards

The Cruise Ship Interiors Awards, supported by Global Headline Sponsor Kalmar, took place at Cruise Ship Interiors Expo Europe on 2 December, ExCeL London. The 2021 awards celebrated the incredible people that make up our community.

The categories recognised those individuals, teams, and companies who inspired others, innovated, and went over and above what was expected of them.

Categories for the third edition of the Cruise Ship Awards will be announced in the Summer of 2022, so stay tuned!



Our community is made up of some incredible individuals who we all look up to, aspire to be and are inspired by on a daily basis. These two awards recognise those who go over and above their job to give back even more to their teams, colleagues and peers than is expected.


The Leadership Award

Created to celebrate the inspiring leaders that make up our industry and those who have guided and inspired us all through a challenging time.

WINNER: Andy Yuill, Managing Director, SMC Design

The Community Champion Award

This award is to recognise and reward an individual who has gone over and above to keep the community spirit alive and given back to the industry in more ways than one. 

WINNER: Petra Ryberg, Head of Design, P&O Australia



In an industry where working with multiple external teams is a must to the success of all projects, these awards recognise those teams who consistently excel and exceed expectations.

Cruise Line Team of the Year, sponsored by Vistona

WINNER: Carnival


Design Studio Team of the Year, sponsored by Eumar

WINNER: SMC Design & Rottet Studio

Outfitting Team of the Year, sponsored by Allgood

WINNER: The Deluxe Group

Shipyard Team of the Year, sponsored by C&C Sign Makers

WINNER: Fincantieri



At the heart of the industry are the fantastic companies and suppliers who make every project possible through creating outstanding products and services to make every newbuild and every refit project entirely unique. This year, we have seen some incredible new product launches, brand new partnerships and more innovation than ever before.

The Collaboration Award, sponsored by CSI Plus

This award has been created to celebrate the outstanding collaboration which exists in our industry and the fantastic new products which come about from it. 

WINNER: MJM Marine & Vyv

The Sustainability Award, sponsored by Hera

Created to celebrate those companies who are doing everything they can to make our industry more sustainable with their products and services.

WINNER: Eumar Design

The Innovation Award

Innovation is what keeps all industries fresh and exciting. Lets celebrate that in a year where we’ve seen more innovation than ever before. 


Supplier of the Year, sponsored by Cruise & Ferry Interiors

The biggie – who will be crowned Supplier of the Year? Who is that one supplier who always delivers exceptional products on time?

WINNER: Agua Fabrics

The Technology Award, sponsored by Passenger Ship Interior & Refurbishment Review 

This award focuses on the companies who have introduced technology to improve the way they work and therefore improve their product offering to clients. 

WINNER: Trimline


The Cruise Ship Interiors Awards is honoured to host a judging panel of industry experts, all of whom boast vast experience in the cruise interior design sector and will be trusted to handpick our finalists.


Principal Manager, Outfitting | Carnival Corporation

Andrea Bartoli has been in the cruise industry since 2002, starting his career as a Hotel Technical Supervisor at Costa Crociere. During this time Andrea realised his passion for the shipbuilding sector and since then has moved through the ranks at Carnival Corporate Shipbuilding where he has worked since 2015. Andrea has most recently taken the role of principal manager of outfitting, where he is responsible for newbuilding, refitting, and the drydock of passenger ships, working with all major shipyards. Andrea has had the pleasure of working on more than 50 cruise vessel projects, deliveries, and refurbishments, cementing him as an industry veteran and making him an ideal addition to the Awards’ judging panel.  


Architect Director, New Building Department | MSC Cruises

Since 2014, Antonio Di Nenno has been the lead architect for MSC Cruises’ new building department. Prior to his role with MSC, Antonio worked in the yacht design industry. In his current role, Antonio is involved in the development of all the new prototype ships designed for MSC Cruises, following the process from the concept design to the delivery. Antonio focuses his attention on the design and outfitting of guest cabins and public areas in order to ensure that the ship’s interiors are in line with MSC Cruises’ vision of the cruise experience. Antonio will lend his industry prowess to the CSIA as a judge.


Founding Partner & Creative Director | Volume Creative


Senior Vice President of Design and Customer Experience | Virgin Voyages

After serving in a consulting role for three years, Dee Cooper officially joined Virgin Voyages in 2015 and currently holds the role of senior vice president of design and customer experience. As a founding member of the Virgin Voyages team, Dee’s creative vision has helped guide the brand since its inception. In her role, Dee leads the Design Creative Collective, a team of some of the world’s most noteworthy modern interior designers - none of whom have ever designed for the cruise industry before. Dee carefully handpicked each designer and tasked them with reimagining how a holiday at sea could look and feel. Dee’s ability to handpick the very best in design talent makes her an ideal judge for the Cruise Ship Interiors Awards (CSIA), where she will assist her fellow panelists in selecting the most exceptional interior design from the past two years.


Director of Interior Design & Operations | Princess Cruises

George Scammell is the director of interior design & operations at Holland America Group, serving Princess Cruises. He is responsible for leading the in-house design team in managing all interior design initiatives, supporting interior revitalisation, refurbishment, and maintenance for Princess’ fleet of 17 International ships.  A global hospitality design leader, George has extensive experience in the hospitality, cruise, and leisure entertainment industry. As a certified veteran in the cruise interiors community, George’s concept of what comprises an exceptional piece of interior design is well-respected industry wide. With more than 20 years’ experience designing for the hospitality market, CSIA is grateful for George’s unwavering support.


Founder | GEM Design


Executive Editor | Cruise & Ferry


Director, Interior Asset Management, Holland America Group | Serving Princess Cruises, Holland America Line, Seabourn and P&O Australia

Seattle-based designer My Nguyen holds degrees in Interior Design and Fine Arts and currently works as director of interior design & operations at Seabourn. Throughout her career, My has earned accolades for award-winning and nationally recognised projects in marine, high-end residential, and hospitality design. She joined Holland America Group in a newly created leadership role to form an in-house design team that oversees the interior refurbishments and maintenance of Holland America Line and Seabourn’s fleet. My is also the head designer of staterooms on Holland America Line newbuild vessels. My’s diverse knowledge and expertise means she will be a valuable judge across all awards categories


Head of Design | P&O Australia

Embarking on her career as an interior designer in 2010, Petra is now head of design at P&O Australia. During her studies, Petra was awarded her first internship at Wilson Associates, Dallas, before being transferred to New York, where she assisted on hospitality projects for large hotels and restaurants. Immediately after finishing her degree in interior design, Petra landed a job with Hirsch Bedner Associates in London, where she spent most of her time working on a project for Ritz Carlton in Tunisia. After her time in London, Petra returned to Sweden, where she joined Tillberg Design of Sweden and started designing cruise ships for a variety of brands. Petra’s diverse experience within both the hospitality and cruise industry, has equipped her with the skill to identify exceptional design, making her a fantastic addition to CSIA’s panel of judges.


Senior Director of Interior Design & Architecture | Carnival Cruise Line

Having held a keen eye for design and creation since childhood, Petu’s career began at Kone-Plan OY/Deltamarin Group, a firm that specialises in ship design and engineering, where one of his clients was Carnival Cruise Line. That is where he met Joe Farcus, the legendary designer who was involved in creating the interiors of all Carnival’s ships from 1975 until his retirement in 2013. When Farcus offered Kummala the opportunity to join his firm, Kummala says that it took less than 10 seconds for him to make his decision. After working on 17 Carnival, nine Costa and few other brands’ ships, Kummala launched 358 Design, which he still operates. But in 2015, Carnival asked him to join its staff, where he is now director of interior design & architecture. Selected for his many years’ experience operating in the cruise industry, Petu will lend his valuable expertise to the CSIA judging panel.


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