The Cruise Results Are In For The Travel & Leisure World’s Best Awards 2016

Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards in cruising are based on results from an annual survey, where readers cast their votes based on cruise features such as: cabins/facilities, restaurants/food, service, itineraries/destinations, excursions/activities and value.  

Some of the top winners in the cruise categories are:

Paul Gaugin Cruises was awarded #1 Midsize-Ship Ocean Cruise Line
“We are thrilled to be acknowledged” said Diane Moore, President of Paul Gauguin Cruises. “Thank you to the readers of Travel + Leisure for this prestigious award. It’s a testament to our talented staff who provide exemplary service to our guests and deliver extraordinary experiences aboard our voyages in Tahiti, French Polynesia, Fiji, and the South Pacific.”

Australis was awarded #1 Cruise Line, Small Ocean Cruises
Jorge Rodriguez, sales director of North America, said: “We are pleased and proud to (accept this) prestigious award from Travel + Leisure. Our cruises are more than a cruise. They are expeditions through southern Patagonia in Chile and Argentina and appeal to travellers who look for adventure.”

Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 was awarded #1 Mega-Ship Cruise Line
“We are honored to receive this designation,” said Richard Meadows, President, Cunard, North America. “We pride ourselves on the level of service and offerings we provide our guests and our ongoing commitment to offer world-class luxury in the cruise industry.”

Viking Ocean Cruises was awarded #1 Ocean Cruise Line
“We launched Viking Ocean Cruises to reinvent the category. We have a unique approach to destination-focused ocean cruising that is built upon our success in river cruising, and awards like this demonstrate that our approach is working. Thank you to our guests and the readers of Travel + Leisure for this great honor,”  said Torstein Hagen, founder and chairman of Viking Cruises.


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