Cunard Line has dominated the Berlitz Complete Guide to Cruising and Cruise Ships rankings for 2014, which were released on Friday, giving the company clear leadership over competitors in the “Large Resort Ship” category.
The top three ships are all Cunard: Queen Mary 2 (Grill class), Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria, ranked first, second and third, respectively, with Celebrity Reflection and Celebrity Silhouette coming fourth and fifth, respectively.
“Recognition such as this is only possible because of all the hard work and commitment shown by those on board and ashore to deliver outstanding experiences for both first timers and returning loyalists,” said Peter Shanks, president of Cunard Line. “We are delighted to have seen those efforts rewarded in top ship rankings from such an authoritative source as the Berlitz Cruising and Cruise Ships guide.”
With the Berlitz Complete Guide to Cruising & Cruise Ships in its 29th year, veteran cruise specialist Douglas Ward has spent nearly 6,000 days at sea, examining ships on their accommodations, dining, service, entertainment, cleanliness and overall value. With more than 40 years of experience, he spends up to 200 days a year aboard cruise ships, inspecting and evaluating their facilities. His ratings are compiled independently and unsubsidized by any sponsorship.
Cunard Line offers sumptuous accommodations, fine dining, impeccable surroundings, superb entertainment and award-winning enrichment, and the legacy of historic voyages and Transatlantic travel. By day, guests can enjoy voluminous libraries, world class spas, white-gloved afternoon tea service and award-winning Insights enrichment programmes; and by night are entertained by glamourous evenings at Royal Nights themed balls, West End-style productions and Veuve Clicquot champagne cocktails.