Posts Tagged ‘Cunard Line’

Cunard Line’s history. Sibling Rivalry between Cunard’s Original Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

Sister ships can be funny things. Take Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth – two of the most famous ships ever to ply the North Atlantic. (

Travel + Leisure Readers Name Cunard among Top 5 Mega-Ship Cruise Lines

Friday, July 18th, 2014

Queen Mary 2 is greeted by sister ships Queen Elizabeth (left) and Queen Victoria (right) as the Cunard flagship arrives into Southampton, England, on Friday 9 May 2014. Below, another angle of the rare visit of Cunard’s Three Queens (l-r: Queen Elizabeth, Queen Victoria and Queen Mary 2). Photo courtesy Cunard LineIts trio of majestic, iconic ships – Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth – earned Cunard Line new accolades and a pair of top spots on the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Award 2014 lists. (

Performing Artists to Bring Magic to Queen Mary 2

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

Enchanting stories and music will light up Queen Mary 2 with special shows from London’s Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) and performances featuring students and faculty from The Juilliard School. (

Cunard Introduces the Helen Gormley

Sunday, July 13th, 2014

This article, written by Michael Gallagher, public relations executive and historian for Cunard Line, it’s about how the name was chosen for the iconic Queen Elizabeth 2. (

Cunard Line readies for James Taylor performance on Queen Mary 2

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

The stage is set and final voyage tickets are selling as Cunard Line prepares for the return of Grammy® Award-winning singer-songwriter James Taylor and his band during the 27 August 2014 Transatlantic Crossing. (

P&O Cruises, Cunard Line cut Baltic, Norway cruises by 28% on emission control rules 2013-15 – report

Monday, July 7th, 2014

Carnival UK, which operates Carnival Corp & plc group brands in the country, has warned that cruising in northern Europe “is not sacrosanct” as the shipping industry cranks up pressure against tighter planned international rules on sulphur emissions, a media report says. (

One year to go until Cunard’s historic 175th anniversary celebration sailing from Liverpool

Saturday, July 5th, 2014

On 4 July 2015, Cunard Line’s flagship Queen Mary 2 will return to Liverpool, England, to celebrate the departure exactly 175 years earlier of Britannia, the first ship built for Cunard’s revolutionary new Transatlantic Crossing service. (

P&O Cruises and Cunard temporarily lift agent commission to 13.5% in UK – report

Friday, July 4th, 2014

P&O Cruises and Cunard Line have temporarily increased the commission they pay to travel agents in the UK to 13.5% from 7.5%, Travel Weekly reports. (

The Trek of Queen Mary 2 to Begin with George Takei Documentary

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

Before Queen Mary 2 sails her 28 July Transatlantic Crossing, select Cunard Line guests will take an enlightening journey through the life of actor, activist and social media superstar George Takei.

Chef Todd English to join Queen Mary 2′s Independence Day Celebration voyage

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

Cunard Line will welcome celebrity chef and partner Todd English on board Queen Mary 2 on 1 July 2014 for her Independence Day Celebration voyage from New York to Boston. (

New Cunard Video Reveals Queen Elizabeth Transformations

Saturday, June 21st, 2014

A new four-minute video tells the story of the recent multi-million dollar refit that took place aboard Cunard Line’s Queen Elizabeth. (

Justice Is Mind to Screen on Cunard Line’s Queen Elizabeth Ocean Liner

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

“Justice Is Mind” will have its international premiere on Cunard Line’s newest ocean liner Queen Elizabeth on October 29, 2014.

Single Staterooms Now Available on Cunard Line’s Queen Elizabeth

Thursday, June 5th, 2014

Cunard Line has confirmed the addition of single staterooms on board Queen Elizabeth. The eight outside and one inside staterooms are on sale now and available for booking beginning with the 16 December 2014 sailing (voyage number Q422). (

Cunard’s Queen Victoria met with celebration during rare overnight call to Liverpool

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

A spectacular and rare two-day call by Cunard’s Queen Victoria at its ‘spiritual home’ of Liverpool had a rousing send-off with an estimated crowd of twenty thousand people lining the Mersey to see the ship sail. (

Cunard Line Offers Mediterranean Spotlight Sale

Saturday, May 31st, 2014

Guests interested in cruising the Mediterranean aboard one of Cunard Line’s ships can receive a Free Balcony Upgrade, Free Gratuities and a Free Bottle of Wine on select voyages if they book now through June 30, 2014. (

“The ‘Empress Incognito’ and Her Most Daring Voyage”, written by Michael Gallagher, public relations executive and historian for Cunard Line

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

Just after the outbreak of the Second World War, Queen Elizabeth, the largest liner in the world, was still fitting out at the John Brown & Co. Shipyard on the Clyde with her Maiden Voyage set for April 1940. (

Cunard Line to Welcome Kim Novak aboard QM2

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

Cunard Line is pleased to announce that legendary actress Kim Novak will join flagship Queen Mary 2 on her eastbound 6 July 2014 Transatlantic Crossing as a Cunard Insights speaker on board. (

Queen Victoria to make a rare Cunard overnight in Liverpool

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

When Queen Victoria arrives in Liverpool on Friday 30 May 2014 she will be celebrating history as well as making a little bit of history herself.

Cunard Line Shows Love for New York City

Saturday, May 17th, 2014

Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Queen Mary 2, officers, staff and crew, including Captain Kevin Oprey, master of the QM2, showed the company’s love for their U.S. homeport of New York City. (

Queen Elizabeth in Drydock at Blohm + Voss

Thursday, May 15th, 2014

The Queen Elizabeth arrived for her first scheduled drydock today at Blohm + Voss in Hamburg. (

Cunard Line Welcomes George Takei Aboard Queen Mary 2 this July

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

Cunard Line is delighted to announce that actor and social media superstar George Takei will join Queen Mary 2 on her 28 July Transatlantic Crossing from New York to Southampton.

Cunard Celebrates Queen Mary 2 10th Anniversary in Southampton with Royal Rendezvous and Visit from HRH The Duke of Edinburgh

Sunday, May 11th, 2014

Cunard Line celebrated the 10th anniversary of its grand flagship, Queen Mary 2 with the arrival of the whole three ship fleet in Southampton, England, this morning, May 09, 2014.

Cunard Line Announces 10th Anniversary Special for Select Queen Mary 2 Transatlantic Crossings

Saturday, May 10th, 2014

Cunard Line is offering fares starting from $899 plus Free Gratuities and $100 On Board Credit per stateroom on select Transatlantic Crossings in 2014. (

Cunard’s magnificent Queens line up three abreast for the first time in dramatic photo shoot

Thursday, May 8th, 2014

The world’s grandest ocean liner, Queen Mary 2 and her sister ships Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria sailed in formation from Lisbon to the UK. (

Cunard Announces Free Upgrades, Free Gratuities & Reduced Deposit

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

Guests looking to explore new cultures and locales from the comfort of a luxury Cunard ship can now receive Free Balcony Upgrades, Free Gratuities and only pay a $150 Deposit on select 2014 voyages. (

Cunard Line to Welcome Award-Winning Film Director Wes Anderson

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

Cunard Line has announced that award-winning film director Wes Anderson will sail with flagship Queen Mary 2 during her 13 June 2014 Transatlantic Crossing. (

Cunard Fleet to Celebrate Queen Mary 2′s First 10 Years

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

Cunard will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the line’s flagship, Queen Mary 2, on Friday 9 May 2014 with the arrival of the whole three-ship fleet in Southampton. (

Cunard Line celebrates 10 Years of providing premier spa & wellness experiences with Canyon Ranch

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Cunard Line is pleased to announce that in honour of the 10th anniversary of its flagship Queen Mary 2, the on board Canyon Ranch SpaClub® will introduce a selection of new spa and beauty services. (

Cunard History: Tickets, Please!

Sunday, April 13th, 2014

After purchasing Queen Mary, the City of Long Beach wanted to build an ‘Olde London’ village alongside their new acquisition. (

Queen Elizabeth Makes Her Maiden Call at Halong Bay in Vietnam

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

Noted for its spectacular seascape of islands and sheer rock pillars, the Bay is a Unesco World Heritage site and famous as a James Bond film location. (

His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh to Visit Queen Mary 2

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

Cunard Line is honoured to announce that His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh will make a return visit to Queen Mary 2 in her homeport of Southampton on Friday, 9 May 2014 and attend a reception and lunch being held to celebrate the flagship’s 10th anniversary in service.

Cunard Line Announces Full Details of 2015-2016 Voyages Program

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

With an eye towards the company’s 175th anniversary in 2015, Cunard Line has announced its 2015-2016 Voyages Program. (