No, I prefer an informal premium cruise experience.
It is possible to find premium services and facilities in a casual setting, and that's our "perfect storm."
The Cunard CEO's statement seems to imply a false choice: that such concepts as "voyage," "dine" and "premium" must be joined at the hip with "formal."
Not true. You can voyage and dine on a premium ship with sharp, classy people who don't wear baseball caps to dinner, but with none of the formality or "class distinctions" of Cunard.
Celebrity vs. Cunard isn't the only comparison to be made in this regard.