Cunard Recognised for Best "Transatlantic Itineraries" and "World Cruise Itineraries" in Porthole Cruise Magazine's 2015 Readers' Choice Awards

SOUTHAMPTON, England, Nov. 5, 2015 /CNW/ -- Cunard is delighted to announce that the readers of the world's leading cruise travel magazine have once again voted Cunard the best in both "Transatlantic Itineraries" and "World Cruise Itineraries" in the 2015 Porthole Cruise Magazine's Readers' Choice Awards. This annual contest invites thousands of readers to evaluate the world's cruise lines and determine the industry leaders in the categories that matter to them most.

Cunard, which is celebrating its 175th anniversary, inaugurated the first regularly scheduled Transatlantic Crossing in 1840 with its first flagship, Britannia, and also launched the first World Cruise itinerary in 1922 aboard its ship Laconia.

"We are deeply honored to again be recognized by a group of the world's most avid cruise travelers," said Richard Meadows, president, Cunard North America. "It is our goal to support the rich history of our company as we deliver unforgettable travel experiences for luxury guests today. Through iconic Transatlantic Crossing and unique Exotic and Full-World Voyage itineraries, we take great pride in providing voyages that continue to engage and intrigue guests and further differentiate our product in the luxury cruise market."

In addition to exceptional itineraries, 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 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 Blue Note Records "Jazz at Sea" themed sailings, 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.

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 Queen Mary 2
Christened by Her Majesty The Queen in 2004, Cunard's flagship Queen Mary 2 defines luxury travel for the 21st Century and continues a 175-year legacy of transatlantic travel. Queen Mary 2 achieved her 200th Transatlantic Crossing in July 2013. Famous names who have experienced this iconic voyage since 2004 include President George H.W. Bush, Desmond Tutu, James Taylor, Wes Anderson, Tilda Swinton, George Takei, Kim Novak, Uma Thurman, Richard Dreyfuss, John Cleese and Angela Bassett.

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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