If travel is meant to be savoured, then crossing the oceans should be an elegant experience, not merely a hop across the pond. For travellers of this pursuit, only one name evokes the pleasures of a golden cruise era: Cunard Cruise Lines.
Proudly continuing the tradition of high end cruising that began in 1840, Cunard now has the world's youngest fleet with three spectacular Cunard Queen ships.
The most recent ship added to the fleet was Cunard's sleek new Cunarder, Queen Elizabeth, named by Her Majesty The Queen in a historical ceremony in 2010. Her sister ship, Queen Victoria, was launched in 2007 and was named by The Duchess of Cornwall.
Queen Mary 2 continues her traditional transatlantic crossings and the demand for this legendary voyage is growing each year. Maintaining the tradition of her Cunard and White Star Line predecessors, Queen Mary 2 is the only luxury ocean cruise liner that offers transatlantic cruise vacation sailings throughout the year.
Cunard Cruise Lines is one of the world's most recognised brands in the world with a classic British heritage and is now owned by Carnival Corporation and PLC.
In addition to Cunard, Carnival Corporation & PLC also includes Princess Cruises, Holland America Line, Carnival Cruise Lines, Seabourn Cruise Line, P&O Cruises, AIDA Cruises, Costa Cruises and Ocean Village making it a major player in the cruise industry today.
Together, this group of cruise vacation lines share a commitment to quality and value, offering cruises that appeal to the widest range of lifestyles and budgets and sail to some of the world's most exciting destinations.
Cunard guests will soon be able to savour numerous new culinary experiences on board the flagship Queen Mary 2. Already renowned and acclaimed for creating some of the finest cuisine served in the most glamourous surroundings at sea, we are introducing new dining options as well as a raft of enhancements to each of the [...]
The opulence, splendour and grandeur of Cunard Line’s former office buildings in Britain and North America are to become an integral part of our flagship Queen Mary 2 during her major 2016 refit. Cunard Buildings in Liverpool, Southampton and New York each feature in a specially-commissioned set of images to be displayed in the ship’s [...]
Hailed as one of the greatest jazz musicians in modern history, we are delighted that Herbie Hancock will headline the latest in our series of Blue Note Records and Blue Note Jazz Clubs #JazzAtSea-themed transatlantic crossings on board Queen Mary 2 in 2016. The multi Grammy Award winning star will perform three, 45 minute intimate shows in The Royal Court [...]
During Queen Mary 2’s extensive refit from 27 May to 21 June 2016, Kings Court will be completely transformed with a more open, intuitive central buffet area and reconfigured seating arrangements to create a relaxed self-service experience with a refined yet informal ambiance.
Today, on 21 November 1787 our founder Samuel Cunard was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia. After seeing an out-of-date advertisement in The Times newspaper Samuel travelled to England and won the contract from the British Admiralty to carry the Royal Mail. He established the British and North American Royal Mail Steam Packet Company – [...]
Queen Mary 2’s Winter Garden will be remastered into an elegant, airy and versatile new venue – the Carinthia Lounge – during her multi-million pound refit from 27 May to 21 June 2016. Named after Cunard’s popular Carinthia ships, of which there have been four, the new Carinthia Lounge is designed to be one of [...]
HRH The Princess Royal, Princess Anne, Patron of the UK’s National Museum of the Royal Navy (NMRN), was the special guest at an exclusive New York luncheon, sponsored by Cunard, on Thursday, 29 October in support of the world’s most iconic warship, HMS Victory.
The event was hosted by Cunard for the American Friends [...]
We are pleased to announced our latest itinerary of event cruises for 2016, celebrating the worlds of fashion, food, music and dance. From the launch of its very first ‘Transatlantic Fashion Week’ to a culinary tour of the British Isles to the largest Big Band Balls at sea, guests on each cruise will be immersed [...]
Over the course of a 25-day dry dock refit in Hamburg’s Blohm+Voss shipyard, half of Queen Mary 2’s Britannia Balcony staterooms will be remastered to reveal contemporary new designs inspired by Cunard’s rich history.
With a carefully phased refurbishment plan into 2017, an increasing number of staterooms will feature an elegant new interior design, [...]