Cunard's grand ships have dominated the Berlitz Complete Guide to Cruising and Cruise Ships rankings in the Large Resort Ship category.
Their Queen Mary 2 (Grill class), Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria ranked first, second and third, respectively.
With the Berlitz Complete Guide to Cruising & Cruise Ships in its 29th year, veteran cruise specialist Douglas Ward has spent nearly 6000 days at sea, examining ships on their accommodations, dining, service, entertainment, cleanliness and overall value.
He spends up to 200 days a year on board cruise liners, inspecting and evaluating their facilities.
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His ratings are compiled independently and are not subsidised by any sponsorship.
Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria will visit New Zealand in February and March 2014.