VIKAND Awarded Supplier of the Year at 2020 Seatrade Cruise Awards


FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida (October 6, 2020) – VIKAND claimed the Supplier of the Year at the 14th annual Seatrade Cruise Awards, the global cruise industry’s most distinguished award programme. The award was presented at a virtual ceremony on 6 October 2020, during the first-ever Seatrade Cruise Virtual.

This award is given to the company that has provided exceptional quality service, product, or innovation to the cruise sector over the past 12 months. Though COVID-19 has challenged the industry, VIKAND has countered by fulfilling public health and medical needs with new protocols and testing solutions to help re-start maritime operations.

Peter Hult, VIKAND CEO, celebrates his team’s accomplishment, by saying:

“We are honored and humbled to be the recipient of the 2020 Seatrade Cruise Supplier of the Year Award. It is a recognition of hard work and flexibility to meet changing and challenging conditions that VIKAND’s team excels at. It is also recognition of all the work our medical and public health team members, and our customers, do to invest in supporting the recovery of all maritime industries.”

The awards, sponsored by Oracle Hospitality, were presented by Mary Bond, Group Director, Seatrade Cruise, alongside Ingo Soerensen, Area VP, Global Cruise Sales, Oracle Hospitality as well as Cruise Baltic’s Claus Bodker and V. Ships Leisure’s Per Bjornesen.

“Our 2020 Seatrade Cruise Awards winners represent the best in international cruise industry success, ambition and innovation,” says Mary Bond, Group Director, Seatrade Cruise. “We congratulate them on their outstanding accomplishments and continued contributions to the cruise industry.”

Winners were selected from a record number of nominees evaluated by a panel of independent judges, featuring 14 leading industry professionals. The 2020 Seatrade Cruise Awards were presented in partnership with Oracle Hospitality, Cruise Baltic and V.Ships Leisure.

For a complete list of this year’s Seatrade Cruise Awards winners, visit seatradecruiseevents.com/awards.

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About VIKAND

VIKAND provides global medical and public health service solutions to the entire maritime industry, including cruise, yacht, superyacht, commercial shipping, fishing, and energy sectors. VIKAND works with more than 200 cruise ship clients—spread over 23 cruise lines—supporting 120,000 crew with medical and mental wellness needs supported by experienced onboard and onshore medical staffs. VIKAND’s proven medical and public health expertise and experience is demonstrated through a proactive and evidence-based healthcare approach, the VIKAND Total Healthcare Solution and is coordinated with global regulatory agencies and industry associations. Solutions encompass 24/7 medical management, public health, and COVID-19 consulting, biomedical equipment maintenance and products, and leading air and surface decontamination solutions.

About Seatrade Cruise Awards

Seatrade Cruise Awards forms part of the series of global Seatrade events, websites and publications that covers every aspect of the cruise and maritime industries, bringing together key people to encourage innovation and to produce powerful learning, networking and promotional platforms. 

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