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|Subject: Cunard Line Takes Top Honours Wed Dec 17, 2008 4:30 pm|| |
|Cunard Line Takes Top Honours in Porthole Cruise Magazine's 10th Annual Readers' Choice Awards|
|"World Cruise Itineraries" receive highest accolade for sixth consecutive year|
December 3, 2008 -
Long synonymous with unparalleled world cruise experiences and
definitive Transatlantic Crossings, Cunard Line has been recognized by Porthole Cruise
magazine's seasoned cruise travelers for offering the "Best World
Cruise Itineraries" and "Best Transatlantic Crossings." It is the sixth
consecutive year that Cunard has dominated the World Cruising category.
The 10th Annual Readers' Choice Awards survey appears in the December
2008 issue and can also be found online at www.porthole.com.
"We are honoured to be named operator of the best World Cruise and Transatlantic itineraries by the sophisticated readers of Porthole Cruise.
Cunard built its name on these most quintessential of luxury travel
experiences and it is gratifying to know that we continue to be
considered the world standard-bearer," said Carol Marlow, president of
"Cunard Line is a frequent winner that continues to shine," said Bill Panoff, publisher and editor-in-chief of Porthole Cruise. "Clearly our well-traveled readers agree, voting it best in not one but two key categories."
In 2009, Cunard's flagship Queen Mary 2 marks her fifth year of service
with an extended Transatlantic season. In total, she will sail 25
Transatlantic Crossings, including classic six-day voyages between
Southampton and New York, two eight-day voyages between Hamburg and New
York, and two voyages between Boston and Southampton.
In 2010, Queen Mary 2 and Queen Victoriawill depart on their third World Cruises,
continuing the line's richtradition of offering the most spectacular and historic World Cruises.
Queen Mary 2 will set sail on a completely new, Eastbound-Westbound
route on a unique itinerary of 101 days featuring 19 maiden calls,
three overnight stays (in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Cape Town) and her
inaugural visit to South Africa. Queen Victoria's 99-day
circumnavigation includes 12 maiden ports of call, three overnights (in
Sydney, Hong Kong and Dubai), and three convenient U.S. embarkation
gateways in New York, Ft. Lauderdale and San Francisco.
In addition, limited space is still available on a range of liner and
segment voyages comprising both ships' 2009 World Cruise voyages. Queen
Victoria will sail a 99-day Exploration of Distant Horizons
voyage, departing from New York to Southampton with stops in 37 ports,
including 10 maiden calls, across four continents. Adding eight more
days and eight more ports than her maiden World Cruise, Queen Mary 2
will sail a 90-day Epic Expedition from Ft. Lauderdale to New York, stopping on five continents and making seven maiden calls.
Published bimonthly by Time Warner, Porthole Cruise is a respected travel publication geared to cruise and destination travelers worldwide.
|Subject: Re: Cunard Line Takes Top Honours Wed Dec 17, 2008 8:39 pm|| |
Yes they got that right but something went horribly wrong beyond that selection.
Best MegaShip - Carnival Freedom
Best Short Cruise - Carnival
Best Family Program - Carnival
No one can step on Carnival Freedom verses Royal Freedom and declare Carnival the best Mega Ship.
I think they are a little biased at that magazine.