Posts Tagged ‘Cunard Line’

Cunard Reveals More Details of QM2 Cruise Ship Refit During Dry Dock Tour

Thursday, June 9th, 2016

Queen Mary 2Cunard has revealed a host of additional features onboard its flagship Queen Mary 2 half way through its “remastering” in Germany. (

Cunard Announces Big Balcony Event

Friday, June 3rd, 2016

Queen Mary 2 is greeted by Queen Elizabeth (left) and Queen Victoria (right) as the Cunard flagship arrives into Southampton, England, on Friday 9 May 2014. Below, from the left: Queen Elizabeth, Queen Victoria and Queen Mary 2. (Courtesy Cunard Line)Luxury ocean liner company, Cunard, announced the Big Balcony Event, which features enticing upgrades for Balcony staterooms, Princess Grill and Queens Grill suites on all three Cunard Queens – Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth. (more…)

Queen Mary 2 refurbishment begins at Blohm+Voss shipyard

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

Queen Mary 2On May 27, at 8:00 PM, the Queen Mary 2 docked at Blohm+Voss at dry dock ELBE 17, well-known to the ocean liner. There, the flagship of the long-established British shipping company Cunard Line will undergo the largest refit program since being brought into service. (

Cunard Announces World’s Finest Wine Cellar at Sea on National Wine Day

Thursday, May 26th, 2016

On board Cunard’s newly rejuvenated flagship Queen Mary 2, passengers will now be able to indulge in a unique collection of 450 fine wines, including the highly sought after California Screaming Eagle at $4,500 per bottle, which is to be served by the glass for the very first time. (more…)

Cunard and Julien’s Auctions Announce the Addition of Personal Marilyn Monroe Items from the Estate of Lee Strasberg to August 9 Transatlantic Crossing

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

Cunard today announced that select pieces from the personal collections of Marilyn Monroe from the estate of Lee Strasberg will also travel on board Queen Mary 2 from August 9-16, 2016 .

Queen Mary 2 cruise liner banned from entering Jordanian waters

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

Brits on board the Queen Mary 2 had their holiday plans scuppered as the lavish cruise liner was banned from entering Jordanian waters following an outbreak of highly-contagious norovirus. (

Cunard’s QM2 Cruise Liner Forced to Skip Two Ports Because of Norovirus Outbreak Onboard

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 has been denied entry to Aqaba in Jordan and Salalah in Oman because of a norovirus outbreak onboard the ship. (

Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 to Introduce New Culinary Experiences

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

Cunard is proud to introduce new dining options as well as a host of enhancements to each of the liner’s existing restaurants during Queen Mary 2’s major refit taking place in June. (more…)

Cunard released a collection of rare photographs of HM The Queen

Sunday, April 24th, 2016

Queen Mary 2 - The namimg ceremony in Southampton, 8 January 2004Ahead of The Queen’s 90th birthday Cunard has released from their archives a series of never-before-seen photos of Her Majesty to mark the occasion.

Cunard Announces New York Departures Sale. Up to 35% Savings off Launch Fares

Monday, April 18th, 2016

Cunard is pleased to announce the New York Departures Sale, which features up to 35% savings on select Transatlantic Crossings, New England & Canada, Caribbean, Grand Voyages and Exotic Voyages on Queen Mary 2 and Queen Elizabeth. (more…)

Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 Partners with Celebrity Auction House Julien’s Auctions

Thursday, April 14th, 2016

Cunard will pay homage to one of the world’s most captivating Hollywood icons when Queen Mary 2 showcases highlights from the world’s largest Marilyn Monroe Collection on the line’s signature Transatlantic Crossing, August 9-16, 2016. (more…)

Queen Mary 2 to Offer Cruises to Kangaroo Island and New Zealand in 2018

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016

Queen Mary 2Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 will spend more than a month in local Australia and New Zealand waters in 2018, with her cruise offerings including a 13-night circumnavigation of New Zealand as well as a four-night cruise to South Australia’s Kangaroo Island. (

Cunard announces new details on remastering of Queen Mary 2 and Queen Victoria

Thursday, March 17th, 2016

The Queen VictoriaCunard announced new enhancements planned for Queen Mary 2’s remastering, the most significant refit ever undertaken by Carnival UK, as well as surprise news on Queen Victoria. (

Cunard appoints Simon Palethorpe to lead brand growth

Thursday, March 17th, 2016

Cunard has announced the appointment of Simon Palethorpe as SVP sales & marketing. Palethorpe will join Southampton-based cruise line Cunard on April 11, 2016 following a highly successful career in the food, retail and travel industries. (more…)

Cunard Debuts Largest Programme Launch Ever Featuring 2017 Voyages and 2018 World & Exotic Voyages Programme

Monday, March 14th, 2016

Queen Mary 2 is greeted by Queen Elizabeth (left) and Queen Victoria (right) as the Cunard flagship arrives into Southampton, England, on Friday 9 May 2014. Below, from the left: Queen Elizabeth, Queen Victoria and Queen Mary 2. (Courtesy Cunard Line)Cunard is pleased to announce its largest launch ever – the 2017 Voyages and 2018 World & Exotic Voyages Programme – featuring a greater number of voyages and more destinations than ever before.

Cunard To Sail Trans-Atlantic from Le Havre to Celebrate 500th Anniversary

Thursday, March 3rd, 2016

Sailing trans-Atlantic, Cunard Line will be embarking passengers in Le Havre on Sept. 15, 2017 to celebrate the town’s 500th anniversary. A special poster and slogan have been created to promote the sailing: “500 Passengers for 500 Years.”

Cunard Announces the Spring Savings Event

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

Hamburg panorama with Elbphilharmonie and Queen Mary 2 (Photo / Jörg Modrow)Cunard announced the Spring Savings Event, which features up to 2-for-1 savings on select 2016 voyages on Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria, and Queen Elizabeth. (more…)

Cunard Announces Independence Day Celebration Cruise

Wednesday, February 24th, 2016

Cunard is thrilled to announce that “love & war” will come to the high seas when Mary Matalin and James Carville set sail as Insights speakers onboard Queen Mary 2.

Crowds Welcome the Queen Elizabeth to Newcastle

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016

Passengers and crew of the Cunard vessel Queen Elizabeth received a warm welcome this morning (Feb. 22) from hundreds of onlookers who lined the Newcastle Foreshore and Stockton Foreshore in Australia. (

Cunard’s Remastered Queen Mary 2 to debut Transatlantic Fashion Week

Thursday, February 18th, 2016

Leaders in the field of haute couture, currently preparing for London Fashion Week on February 19-23, will join Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 7-night Transatlantic crossing in September to New York, the style capital of the world.

Cunard Line to get own resources in UK sales team restructuring – report

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

P&O Cruises and Cunard Line have announced plans for a overhaul of their sales team structure that would include the introduction of dedicated resources for Cunard for the first time under Carnival and an expanded field sales team. (

Glamorous ocean liner Queen Elizabeth to visit Adelaide on Tuesday

Sunday, February 14th, 2016

Queen Elizabeth – the liner, not the monarch – will make her maiden visit to Adelaide on Tuesday in what will be a right royal windfall for the city. (

New Photography Commission Captures Grandeur of Cunard’s Iconic Offices in UK and North America

Friday, February 12th, 2016

Cunard’s former office buildings in Britain and North America are to become an integral part of the fleet’s flagship Queen Mary 2 during her major 2016 refit.

Celebrate Chinese New Year with the Lucky Cunard Savings Event

Thursday, February 4th, 2016

This Chinese New Year, celebrate with the Lucky Cunard Savings Event and sail in a Balcony for the same fare as Oceanview with Free Gratuities. (more…)

Cunard to add a Second Vocal Legend, Dee Dee Bridgewater, to jazz-themed Transatlantic Crossing

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016

Cunard is excited to announce that jazz icon Dee Dee Bridgewater will be co-headlining Queen Mary 2’s third Blue Note jazz-themed Transatlantic Crossing from New York to Southampton on October 25, 2016. (more…)

P&O Cruises and Cunard winning the war on waste

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

The two Carnival UK brands of P&O Cruises and Cunard report major progress in reducing both fuel consumption and emissions during its cruise operations. (more…)

Age of Discovery: A Unique Collaboration between Cunard, The Savoy, and Jack Daniel’s

Wednesday, January 13th, 2016

Three of the world’s most highly acclaimed brands, renowned for their traditions of service and excellence, are embarking on a unique collaboration that circumnavigates the globe. (more…)

Cunard Offers The Ultimate Upgrade on Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth

Wednesday, January 6th, 2016

Queen Mary 2 is greeted by Queen Elizabeth (left) and Queen Victoria (right) as the Cunard flagship arrives into Southampton, England, on Friday 9 May 2014. Below, from the left: Queen Elizabeth, Queen Victoria and Queen Mary 2. (Courtesy Cunard Line)Guests looking to explore new cultures from the comfort of a luxurious Cunard experience can now receive Free Upgrades and Free Gratuities in all categories, plus Free Drinks in the Grill Suites on select voyages on Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth with The Ultimate Upgrade. (more…)

Cherry Wang Promoted to Vice President of Carnival China

Thursday, December 17th, 2015

Carnival Corporation & plc, announced the promotion of Cherry Wang to the new position of vice president of U.K. Carnival plc Cruises, the representative office for Princess Cruises and Cunard Line in China. (more…)

UK. Cunard Line and P&O Cruises could have separate commission structures – report

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015

Cunard Line could introduce its own agent commission structure in Britain next year as Carnival UK that operates the brand, looks to differentiate the line further from sister brand P&O Cruises, Travel Weekly reports. (

Cunard Announces Jazz Legend Herbie Hancock to Headline “Jazz at Sea” Transatlantic Crossing August 1, 2016

Friday, December 11th, 2015

Hailed as one of the greatest jazz musicians in modern history, Herbie Hancock will headline the latest in a series of Cunard Blue Note jazz at sea-themed Transatlantic Crossings on board Queen Mary 2 in 2016.

Cunard Announces the Launch of the Verandah on Queen Mary 2

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

Cunard is pleased to announce the launch of the Verandah restaurant onboard its flagship, Queen Mary 2, to open in June 2016 after her significant refit, exactly 80 years after the first Cunard Verandah Grill went to sea on Queen Mary in 1936. (more…)