Cunard Earns Three 2012 Porthole Readers’ Choice Awards

The readers of Porthole Cruise Magazine have spoken, selecting the best in cruise lines, itineraries and services in the 14th annual Readers’ Choice Awards, and their votes made Cunard Line a winner.

The magazine’s annual contest asked readers to evaluate the world’s cruise lines and determine the industry’s leaders in the categories that mattered most to them.  Cunard Line earned top honors in the following categories:

  • Best Onboard Educational Programs
  • Best Transatlantic Itineraries
  • Best World Cruise Itineraries

“Our readers are discerning travelers who have come to expect only the highest standards of quality, product and service from cruise lines and destinations,” says Bill Panoff, publisher and editor-in-chief of Porthole Cruise Magazine.  “For Cunard Line to have received the readers’ seal of approval in these categories is truly an honor.”

“It is gratifying to once again receive these accolades by the readers of Porthole Cruise Magazine,” said Peter Shanks, president of Cunard Line.  “We are honored that our iconic World Cruises and Transatlantic Crossings, and popular Insights enrichment programmes continue to hold such strong appeal for our guests and industry associates.”

Cunard’s World Cruise itineraries are currently on sale for the 2014 calendar year.  In conjunction with the sale, Cunard released a video series highlighting some of the Line’s most devout World Cruise passengers.  The video series offers a glimpse into the travelers’ memorable experiences both on and off of the ships.  To view the first two videos in the series, visit Cunard’s We Are Cunard YouTube channel at


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Press release courtesy of Cunard



Mike Faust

Mike Faust is an avid world traveler, often found traversing city streets in Asia and Europe rather than his home city of Boca Raton. Mike has touched down in 39 countries, set sail on 35 cruises, and flown over 400,000 lifetime miles.