Posts Tagged ‘Cunard Line’

Cunard Line to make announcement on 14 July

Wednesday, July 8th, 2015

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 LineCunard Line, the premium and luxury market brand in Carnival Corp& plc group, will make an announcement in New York on 14 July, said David Noyes, CEO of Carnival UK that operates the Cunard Line brand in Britain. (

Cunard Culminates its 175th Anniversary Celebration in its North American Home Port of New York

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

On 14 July 2015, New York City will witness the conclusion of Cunard’s 175th anniversary commemorative Transatlantic Crossing as Queen Mary 2 sails into its U.S. home port for a spectacular finale.

Cunard Marks the 175th Anniversary to the Day of Regular Transatlantic Service

Sunday, July 5th, 2015

Queen Mary 2 sounded her ship’s whistle (foghorn) at 1400 hours in Liverpool on Saturday to signify the time exactly 175 years earlier that Cunard’s first ship Britannia left the city’s Coburg Dock and inaugurated the first ever scheduled Transatlantic service. (

Cunard to celebrate 175th Anniversary in Halifax

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

Cunard will celebrate 175 years of history, tradition, and industrial achievement in Halifax, Nova Scotia, on 10 July 2015 with a series of commemorative events, beginning with a special outdoor ceremony on the Halifax waterfront. (

Cunard presents first-ever Blue Note jazz themed cruise with Natalie Cole

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

Cunard announced that multiple Grammy® Award-winning vocalist Natalie Cole will headline the first-ever Blue Note jazz themed cruise, which will debut on Cunard’s flagship, Queen Mary 2, on 29 October 2015. (

Cunard Launches Celebratory Cocktail on World Gin Day

Sunday, June 14th, 2015

Today (Saturday 13 June) is World Gin Day and to celebrate, and continue with its 175th anniversary, Cunard has unveiled a brand new gin based cocktail that is inspired by its iconic transatlantic crossings. (

Cunard outlines 175th anniversary celebrations in Halifax, Boston and New York

Friday, June 12th, 2015

On 4 July 2015, Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 will embark on the capstone of Cunard’s 175th worldwide anniversary celebrations with a commemorative Transatlantic Crossing departing from Liverpool, England, paying tribute to the original voyage made by the company’s first flagship, Britannia, on 4 July 1840.

Dramatic close to Three Queens weekend

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

Queen Victoria’s departure brings the Three Queens Salute to Liverpool weekend to a dramatic close. There was an unexpected bonus for the crowds which gathered as Queen Victoria took her leave tonight, bringing Cunard’s Three Queens weekend to a dramatic close. (

QE2 cruise ship “left to rot” after being sold to Dubai

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

A campaign group has claimed that iconic ocean liner the QE2 has been “left to rot” in Dubai after she left the UK in 2008 for her new home at the UAE state’s Port Rashid. (

Cunard Cruise Ships Celebrate Line’s 175th Anniversary in Liverpool

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

Cunard’s ‘Three Queens’ cruise ships met up in Liverpool’s River Mersey today (May 25) for the first time in celebration of Cunard’s 175th anniversary. (

Exclusive: Tour of QE2 in Dubai with latest pictures

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

Cruise Arabia & Africa is given rare access to Cunard’s former flagship Queen Elizabeth II (QE2) in the Dubai shipyard where she has for the past year lay in a state of limbo, her hallowed decks deserted, her magnificent public rooms frozen in time.

Isle of Man Post Office Issues Cunard Collectibles

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

Isle of Man Post Office has announced that it is celebrating the 175th Anniversary of Cunard Line’s first transatlantic service with a set of celebratory special edition collectibles, due for release on May 25. (

Coast Guard evacuates ill passenger from cruise ship

Monday, May 11th, 2015

The Coast Guard has evacuated an ill passenger from a cruise ship (Queen Mary II) about 180 miles south of Nantucket. (

Cunard Line’s 175th anniversary celebrations see its three Queens arriving home to Southampton

Sunday, May 3rd, 2015

Celebrations to mark Cunard’s 175th anniversary get into full swing on Sunday when its fleet of three ships arrive home together from separate world cruises. (

Lusitania Remembered on Queen Victoria cruise

Sunday, May 3rd, 2015

Queen VictoriaExactly 100 years on from the sinking of Cunard’s flagship Lusitania, Queen Victoria will pay tribute to the tragedy with a special commemorative cruise. (

Cunard’s Three Queens Celebrate the Royal Birth with Ships’ Whistles

Sunday, May 3rd, 2015

Cunard’s fleet of Three Queens – flagship Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth – welcomed the new Royal Baby with a simultaneous sounding the ships’ whistles (foghorns) at noon today, Saturday 2 May 2015. (

Cunard to Welcome Former Secretary of Defense Gates on QM2

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

Cunard Line has said that former Secretary of Defense, Dr. Robert Gates, will sail with the Queen Mary 2 as a featured guest with the Cunard Insights program during her August 112015 Transatlantic Crossing from Southampton to New York. (

Sting Performs Songs from ‘The Last Ship’ on Tyneside Where 23 Cunard Ships Were Built

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

Sting delighted audiences in his hometown with songs from his latest album and Broadway musical ‘The Last Ship’ on 24th and 25th April 2015 to benefit the Sage Gateshead 10th Birthday Appeal. (more…)

Cunard honours Anzac centenary with memorial service off the Gallipoli Peninsula

Monday, April 27th, 2015

Almost 500 Australians and New Zealanders joined fellow passengers on the decks of Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth for a special memorial service as the ship sailed the waters off the Gallipoli Peninsula this morning (24 April 2015). (

Lusitania anniversary to be marked by lifeboat re-enactment

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

The 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Lusitania off Cork is to be commemorated next month when a team of rowers replicate the efforts of a lifeboat crew to save survivors. (

John Chernesky Appointed Vice President of North America Sales for Princess Cruises and Cunard Line

Monday, April 20th, 2015

John Chernesky has been appointed to the role of vice president, North America Sales for Princess Cruises and Cunard Line, effective June 1. (more…)

Zayed Port Welcomes the Queen Elizabeth

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

Abu Dhabi Ports greeted the Queen Elizabeth’s arrival in Zayed Port with a traditional Emirati welcome, to mark the second Cunard cruise ship of the season and Cunard’s 175th anniversary. (

Cunard Hosts Fundraiser Event on board Queen Victoria for the National Museum of the Royal Navy

Monday, April 13th, 2015

Cunard hosted the National Museum of the Royal Navy’s Victory is Ours! fundraising luncheon aboard Queen Victoria, during the ship’s call to Los Angeles as she continues on her World Voyage. (more…)

Queen Elizabeth passenger dies boarding a cruise ship tender

Saturday, April 4th, 2015

A passenger has died following an accident while boarding the Queen Elizabeth from a tender (the small boats that carry passengers from ship to shore or port when the cruise ship anchors at sea). (more…)

QM2 to Call in Gaspe in 2016

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

Escale Gaspésie has announced it will be among the ports of call chosen by Cunard Line for the Queen Mary II’s St. Lawrence itinerary in 2016. (

Cunard Line Announces 2016-2017 Deployment

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

QM2 in Quebec CityCunard Line has announced its 2016-2017 cruise offering, with nearly 100 ports in 34 countries, and nine maiden stops. The Queen Mary 2 will call on two new cities in Canada: Gaspé and Saguenay, both firsts for the current Cunard fleet. (more…)

Cunard and The New York Times Collaborate On Enriching Travel Experiences

Monday, March 16th, 2015

Cunard has come together with The New York Times to offer stimulating speakers as part of its long-running, award-winning Insights programme.

Harbour Fireworks to Celebrate Historic Sydney Visit by Two Queens

Monday, March 9th, 2015

Sydneysiders will be treated to a fireworks display on the Harbour on Thursday night (March 12) to celebrate the historic visit of two Queens – Cunard’s magnificent flagship Queen Mary 2 and her younger sister Queen Victoria. (

Cunard Commemorates 175 Years with “The Royal Upgrade Celebration” Offer

Thursday, March 5th, 2015

Whether a seasoned Cunarder or someone yearning to sail like British Monarchy, now is the time to book a voyage on board a Cunard vessel with “The Royal Upgrade Celebration” sale. (more…)

Cruise liner offers to help boaties

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

The Queen Elizabeth cruise liner offered to help rescue boaties in distress in Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf but locals had the job in hand. (

Cunard raises flag over its spiritual home in Liverpool

Friday, February 27th, 2015

Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson and Cunard UK director Angus Struthers joined to hoist the celebratory banner, which now flies over the historic Cunard Building. (

Cunard’s Big Band Ball marks Queen Elizabeth’s 5th birthday in 5 nights of music, dancing and celebration

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

Cunard is proud to announce a special sailing to mark Queen Elizabeth’s fifth birthday where guests will be invited take to the dance floor for a Big Band Ball, to celebrate this special birthday from 2-7 October 2015.