The Queen has won the award for Best Cruise Ambassador at the 2010 Cruise Critic UK Awards.

The prestigious awards named the Queen as one of its twenty award winners in recognition of her huge support to the cruise industry.

Cruise Critic’s editor in chief, Carolyn Spencer Brown, who led the judging panel commented:

“Her Majesty has been a great champion and poster for our industry, both as serial cruise traveller and as godmother to some of the greatest cruise ships ever. She recently named Cunard ‘s latest luxury liner, her namesake, Queen Elizabeth and continues to enjoy her holidays on the high seas sailing onboard Hebridean, on which she celebrated her birthday earlier this year.”

Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth II also won the award for Best New Ship. Other winners include Orkney Island capital Kirkwall for UK’s best port of call and Southampton for UK’s best port of departure.

Six new award categories were also added this year – Best Pub at Sea, Best Entertainment at Sea, Best for Aspiring Chefs, Best for Lectures at Sea and Best for Acquiring a New Skill.

The awards were judged by an international panel of cruise journalists, led by Carolyn Spencer Brown, who selected winners for their excellence in cruise travel.

The full list winners and judges’ comments are live at Cruise Critic

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The Queen - cruise award winner