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

SOUTHAMPTON, England, May 23, 2016 /CNW/ -- 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.

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 refurbishment from 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

About Cunard
Defining true excellence at sea with over 175 years of legendary voyages, Cunard is the operator of luxury ocean liners Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth that are renowned for impeccable White Star Service, gourmet dining and world-class entertainment. Cunard has long been synonymous with the quest for new discoveries since the company's first paddle-wheeled steamer, Britannia, crossed the Atlantic in 1840. Today Cunard offers the only regularly scheduled Transatlantic liner service and continues the legacy of world cruising which it began in 1922.

World's Leading Cruise Lines
Cunard is a proud member of World's Leading Cruise Lines. Our exclusive alliance also includes Carnival Cruise Lines, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, Costa Cruises, Seabourn and fathom. Sharing a passion to please each guest and a commitment to quality and value, World's Leading Cruise Lines inspires people to discover their best vacation experience. Together, we offer a variety of exciting and enriching cruise vacations to the world's most desirable destinations. Visit us at

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