Carnival Australia Business Development Manager Kylie Clancy receiving the award from presenter Catriona Rowntree
Cunard has won the Best Cruise Line category in the prestigious 2013 Australian Gourmet Traveller Readers Choice Travel Awards, reflecting its popularity amongst Australian holidaymakers.
Ann Sherry, CEO of Carnival Australia, which represents Cunard Line in Australia, said the award, announced in Melbourne last night, was a great acknowledgement of the famous cruise line and its fleet.
“With their distinctive livery and renowned service and style, Cunard’s three Queens are known all over the world, and are incredibly popular amongst Australian cruise passengers,” Ms Sherry said.
“In recent years we’ve seen the ships spending more time in our waters, with circumnavigations of Australia and New Zealand, and next year, for the first time, all three Queens will visit Australia during the summer cruise season.
“Clearly there’s a strong bond between Australian travellers and Cunard’s Queens and it’s wonderful to see that recognised with this award,” Ms Sherry said.
The Australian Gourmet Traveller Awards recognise readers’ favourite travel products across 16 different categories.
The award comes just weeks after readers of another Australian travel publication, Australian Luxury Travel Magazine, voted Queen Mary 2 Best Large Luxury Cruise Ship for the eighth consecutive year.