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Cunard Awarded Best Large-Ship Cruise Line at Global Traveler Leisure Lifestyle Awards

May 26, 2016 Accolades No Comments Email Email

On Thursday, May 19, 2016, luxury ocean liner operator Cunard was named Best Large-Ship Cruise Line at the Global Traveler Leisure Lifestyle Awards at the Sofitel Los Angeles hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Cunard’s three Queens – Queen Mary 2, Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria – are widely known for their luxurious accommodations and affording guests with a true luxury on a grand scale experience. From the exclusive Princess and Queens Grill suites with private dining and tailored concierge services to Britannia staterooms supplied with fine Penhaligon’s toiletries and nightly turndown service, each enclave provides the perfect setting to experience the elegance of British tradition while exploring new destinations or old favourites.


From L-R: Jackie Chase, Director of Public Relations, Cunard North America; Jamie Paiko, Director of Marketing, Cunard North America; Steve Smotrys, Director of Sales, National Accounts, Cunard North America

On board, guests have the opportunity to revel in world-class enrichment and entertainment offerings with an internationally acclaimed Insights programme featuring speakers curated by The New York Times and the first-ever ‘Transatlantic Fashion Week’ voyage featuring the founder of New York Fashion Week.

“On behalf of Cunard, we are honored to receive this recognition from Global Traveler’s Globility Board, Advisory Board and staff,” said Richard Meadows, president, Cunard North America. “As we continue in 2016 with Queen Mary 2’s extensive remastering and an upcoming refit for Queen Victoria, we look forward to continuing to deliver a modern, luxurious ocean-going experience for our guests.”

For the fourth consecutive year, Global Traveler has explored the business of leisure travel by recognizing the world’s best leisure destinations, airlines, cruises and hotel groups. Nominations in each category come from Global Traveler’s elite Globility Board as well as highly experienced magazine staff, and Global Traveler’s esteemed Advisory Board selects final winners.

This year marks a new chapter in Cunard’s storied history as flagship Queen Mary 2 is undergoing an extensive refurbishmentfrom May 27 to June 21, 2016. This renovation will refine and refresh guest interior spaces and launch new exciting innovations designed to exceed guest expectations. Some of the key developments include refreshed public spaces, 15 new single staterooms, 30 additional Britannia Club Balcony Staterooms, and an enhancement of the only kennel at sea.

For more information about Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth or to book a voyage, contact your Travel Agent, call Cunard Line toll free at 1-800-728-6273, or visit

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