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

 Luxury Cruise Line Awarded this Distinction

Three Consecutive Years

Steve Smotrys, Director of Sales for Cunard, and Jamie Paiko,

Director of Marketing for Cunard

 VALENCIA, Calif., May 11, 2018 — Luxury cruise line company Cunard was named Best Large-Ship Cruise Line by Global Traveler’s Lifestyle Leisure Awards, which was announced at the awards ceremony held at the Sofitel Los Angeles hotel in Beverly Hills on Thursday, May 10.

Global Traveler conducted a survey of its nearly 300,000 readers from October 1, 2017 through January 31, 2018, with open-ended questions to determine the best in many categories of leisure, luxury and lifestyle travel. The survey ran in the magazine, as an insert to subscriber copies, as a direct mail questionnaire, online and via email.

Cunard’s three Queens – Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria, and Queen Elizabeth – are known for their luxury on a grand scale experience, offering awe-inspiring voyages around the globe and unparalleled on board programming. The company holds a unique place in the cruise landscape, continuing a long legacy of great ocean liners with passage to iconic destinations and the luxury of time at sea on transatlantic travel.

“We are honored to receive this recognition from Global Traveler’s discerning readers,” said Josh Leibowitz, senior vice president, Cunard North America. “We always strive to ensure that the experience of sailing on one of our three Queens continues to set the standard for luxurious ocean travel and we are grateful to be consistently acknowledged by the magazine and their readers.”

On board, guests have the opportunity to experience world-class enrichment and entertainment offerings with an internationally-acclaimed Insights program featuring speakers who are experts in their industries.  Upcoming 2018 special event cruises include sailing with WWII heroes on The Greatest Generations Foundation Crossing in July; discovering one’s inner fashionista on the third annual Transatlantic Fashion WeekCrossing in September; or learning about family history on “A Journey of Genealogy,” a Crossing in collaboration with in November.

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For travel agents interested in further information, please contact your Business Development Manager, visit OneSource or call Cunard toll free at1-800-528-6273.

Cunard is the operator of luxury cruise ships Queen Mary 2®, Queen Victoria® and Queen Elizabeth®. Renowned for impeccable White Star Service, gourmet dining and world-class entertainment, all three Queens offer luxury accommodations in Britannia, Britannia Club, Princess Grill Suite and Queens Grill Suite staterooms. Cunard is the only line to offer regularly scheduled Transatlantic service between New York and London, and it continues to celebrate the freedom of travel on exciting World Voyage and Grand Voyage itineraries that visit Europe, North America, South America, Africa, Asia and Australia.

Awarded ‘#1 Mega-Ship Ocean Cruise Line’ by Travel + Leisure’s 2017 and 2016 World’s Best Awards and ‘Best World Cruise Itineraries’ and ‘Best Trans-Atlantic Itineraries’ by Porthole Cruise Magazine’s 2016 Readers Choice Awards, Cunard is a proud member of World’s Leading Cruise Lines, a part of Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), the largest cruise vacation company in the world. Together Cunard, Carnival Cruise Line, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, Seabourn, AIDA Cruises, Costa Cruises, P&O Cruises (Australia) and P&O Cruises (UK) operate 102 ships visiting over 700 ports around the world and totaling 226,000 lower berths.

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