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About HouseTrip

HouseTrip provides a holiday rental platform. It offers holidaymakers and homeowners a platform to find, book, and list holiday apartments, houses, and villas securely online. The company was founded in 2009 and is based in London, United Kingdom. In April 2016, Housetrip was acquired by TripAdvisor.

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7 Soho Square

London, England, W1D 3QB,

United Kingdom

+44 203 752 4636



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Latest HouseTrip News

The Best Cruise Lines of the 2023, According to Cruise Critic

Dec 6, 2023

News provided by Share this article Share toX Virgin Voyages snags its second 'Best New Ship' award, Silversea Cruises named the 'Best Luxury Cruise Line,' Scenic Eclipse II receives 'Best New Expedition Ship' and Viking Cruises named 'Best River Cruise Line' NEEDHAM, Mass., Dec. 6, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Cruise Critic®, the world's leading cruise reviews site and online cruise community, has named the winners of its 15th annual Cruise Critic Editors' Picks Awards – the industry's most comprehensive awards – recognizing the best cruise lines of the year, as chosen by the site's international team of cruise experts. "This was a banner year for the cruise industry," explains Colleen McDaniel, Editor-in-Chief of Cruise Critic. "On Cruise Critic, we saw demand for cruises surpass pre-pandemic times, and a number of lines reported ships sailing at over 100% capacity. Cruising has always been a high-value vacation, but with costs of land- and air-based travel through the roof, the true value of a cruise really hit home this year." Cruise Critic has been releasing its highly-anticipated Editors' Picks Awards for 15 years. This year's awards are the most thorough to-date, naming winners across four key areas – Ocean, River, Luxury and Expedition. "The value of a cruise doesn't stop with mainstream sailings. From the fare inclusions on river and luxury sailings, to those on expedition sailings to further-flung destinations like Antarctica and the Galapagos, you'd be hard-pressed to find a land-based vacation that delivers the experience and value that a cruise offers," McDaniel says. "But beyond the overall value, the growing interest in cruises is also driven by the incredible range of destinations you're able to visit by water – from the poles of the earth, to inside riverways, and every trending destination in between. If you're looking to explore the world, there's often no better way than by cruise – and these are the best of the best." 2023 Award Highlights Ocean Awards  Resilient Lady – the third ship in Virgin Voyages' award-winning fleet – rated a perfect five   stars by Cruise Critic's editors – was named Best New Ship of the Year. According to Cruise Critic Editors: "Resilient Lady isn't first in class, but it might be the best. Virgin perfected onboard entertainment in 2023, and the ship's detox-retox atmosphere carries over to ports like Santorini and Mykonos – thanks to exceptionally generous shore time." Carnival's Carnival Venezia – formerly part of the Costa Cruises fleet – was named Best Ship Refurbishment, with editors praising its delivery of "Carnival Fun, Italian Style." According to Cruise Critic Editors: "Carnival has somehow achieved the impossible: taken a ship originally built for the Chinese market, with a strong Italian theme throughout, and successfully rebranded it for the U.S. market." Disney Cruise Line was named Best for Families, lauded by Cruise Critic's editors for its dedication to crafting exceptional experiences for kids and adults alike. According to Cruise Critic Editors: "With its endless dedication to kids, Disney Cruise Line breezes to the top of the pack when it comes to the family cruise experience. But Disney doesn't forget that adults are footing the bill, and it crafts a memorable experience for them, too." Carnival Cruise Line was named Best Value for Money, praised for its inclusive fares and limited upcharges: According to Cruise Critic's Editors: "With each new ship, Carnival packs more and more into its fares – with fewer upcharges than most lines. On Carnival, you know you're never going to be nickel and dimed. Whether you're with friends, a significant other or your family, you're bound to have a good time, with minimum damage to your wallet." Luxury Awards Silversea Cruises received the award for Best Luxury Cruise Line for a second year in a row, as well as Best New Luxury Ship for the line's newest ship, Silver Nova. According to Cruise Critic Editors: "Silversea's constant innovation and a desire to set the luxury bar ever higher sets it apart from all others. Sure, the line has suites, butlers, Champagne and caviar across the fleet, but it's more than that – Silversea's restaurants rival Michelin-starred establishments, its S.A.L.T. enrichment program is outstanding, and its art and décor are reminiscent of a five-star hotel. And Silver Nova is a giant step forward for a cruise line that has never been content with the status quo." Crystal  – recently relaunched by new owner, Abercrombie & Kent Travel Group – received this year's award for Best Service in the Luxury Category. According to Cruise Critic Editors: "Crystal has built a reputation on exceptional service, and it comes down to the crew onboard, who are empowered to keep guests happy and satisfied, no matter the issue. Sailing on a Crystal ship feels like a vacation with family. No ask is too small – or too big – and service always comes with a sincere smile." Emerald Yacht Cruises – a line well-known on the rivers that debuted its first luxury ocean-going vessel in 2022 – was named this year's Best Value for Money in the Luxury Category. According to Cruise Critic Editors: "Sailing on an Emerald cruise ship feels a lot like seeing the world on your personal yacht – yet prices for cruises generally are less than what you'd pay on other luxury lines." Expedition Awards Scenic Eclipse II was named this year's Best New Expedition Ship, for the ship's seamless combination of five-star luxury and destination immersion. According to Cruise Critic Editors: "Whether you're traveling to Antarctica, the Arctic and Greenland or Australia's wild Kimberley, the ship allows you to get the most of your destination, by Zodiac, kayak, helicopter and submersible – and return to the best in creature comforts." Atlas Ocean Voyages was named the Best Value for Money in the Expedition Category, praised by editors for its thoughtful inclusions and pricing. According to Cruise Critic Editors: "Affordable and Antarctica? Believe it. With its fleet of small upscale expedition ships, Atlas has shaken up the pricing for adventure trips, offering a nice level of inclusions at the farthest reaches of the earth. As a result, the line is drawing younger passengers – many who are on their very first cruises." River Awards Viking received the award for Best River Cruise Line of the Year, for its consistency, breadth of offerings and fare inclusions. According to Cruise Critic Editors: "Viking has earned its reputation as the leader on Europe's rivers, where it sails with an enormous fleet designed in serene Scandinavian style. Ships are consistent and instantly feel like home; staterooms are thoughtfully designed; and cruises are inclusive of things like excursions and drinks at mealtimes." American Cruise Lines' American Serenade received the honor for Best New River Cruise Ship, becoming the first American vessel to receive the award from Cruise Critic. According to Cruise Critic Editors: "With extra-large staterooms and suites, trendy interior décor and one of the most gorgeous sundecks we've seen on a river-going ship, American Serenade sets the bar for domestic U.S. river cruising high." 2023 Cruise Critic Editors' Picks Awards Ocean Category Best Ship Refurbishment: Carnival Venezia Best Cabins: Celebrity Cruises Best in Alaska: UnCruise Adventures Best in Antarctica: Scenic Best in the Galapagos: Lindblad Expeditions River Category Best New River Cruise Ship: American Cruise Lines' American Serenade Best for Active Cruisers: AmaWaterways Best Cabins: Avalon Waterways Best Enrichment: Tauck River Cruising Best for Families: Adventures by Disney/AmaWaterways Best for First-Timers: Viking Best Service: Viking Best Value for Money: Emerald River Cruises About Cruise Critic Cruise Critic® is an online cruise guide, offering a comprehensive resource for cruise travellers, from first-time cruisers to avid cruise enthusiasts. The site features more than 650,000 cruise reviews and hosts the world's largest online cruise community where travellers share experiences and opinions with fellow cruisers. Cruise Critic was the first consumer cruise site on the Internet, launched in October 1995 by The Independent Traveler, Inc., a subsidiary of Tripadvisor, Inc. About Tripadvisor Tripadvisor, the world's largest travel guidance platform*, helps hundreds of millions of people each month** become better travelers, from planning to booking to taking a trip. Travelers across the globe use the Tripadvisor site and app to discover where to stay, what to do and where to eat based on guidance from those who have been there before. With more than 1 billion reviews and opinions of nearly 8 million businesses, travelers turn to Tripadvisor to find deals on accommodations, book experiences, reserve tables at delicious restaurants and discover great places nearby. As a travel guidance company available in 43 markets and 22 languages, Tripadvisor makes planning easy no matter the trip type. The subsidiaries of Tripadvisor, Inc. (Nasdaq: TRIP ), own and operate a portfolio of travel media brands and businesses, operating under various websites and apps, including the following: , , , , , , , , , , , . Media Contact:

HouseTrip Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was HouseTrip founded?

    HouseTrip was founded in 2009.

  • Where is HouseTrip's headquarters?

    HouseTrip's headquarters is located at 7 Soho Square, London.

  • What is HouseTrip's latest funding round?

    HouseTrip's latest funding round is Acquired.

  • How much did HouseTrip raise?

    HouseTrip raised a total of $59.71M.

  • Who are the investors of HouseTrip?

    Investors of HouseTrip include TripAdvisor, Index Ventures, Balderton Capital, Accel and Venture Kick.

  • Who are HouseTrip's competitors?

    Competitors of HouseTrip include Airbnb and 1 more.


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