Modern Cruise Liners with a Historical Flair
Founded in 1840, Cunard Line is a British based multi-national shipping company headquartered in Carnival House, Southampton, England, along with sister cruise brands P&O Cruises, P&O Cruises Australia and its parent company, Carnival UK (ultimately owned by Carnival Corporation plc.) With a long standing tradition of oceanic voyages, Cunard Line remains one of the oldest and most famous cruise companies in the world. Cunard Line’s four transatlantic steam ships, which sailed from Liverpool to Boston, quickly became known as the fastest way to cross the Atlantic Ocean. The company ordered its first superliner cruise ships in 1902, one of which being the famous Lusitania. A big name with a unique history, Cunard Line holds a number of flagships to its name; from launching the historic Lusitania in 1906 torpedoed in World War 1, to presently operating Queen Mary 2, Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria.
Cunard Line’s World Famous Fleet
All built within the last 10 years, the Cunard fleet of three 5 Star vessels combines timeless elegance with the Cunard trademark of prestigious charm and modern-day comforts.
Arguably the most well-known of the fleet, the Queen Mary 2 (also referred to as QM2) was built as a transatlantic ocean liner and therefore more specifically designed from many other passenger ships. With a maximum speed of just over 30 knots (56km/hr), QM2 Queen Mary 2 travels much faster than a contemporary cruise ship!
Having the same design as other Vista-class cruise ships, though slightly longer and maintaining Cunard Lines’ interior style stands the majestic Queen Victoria (QV).Become captivated by QV’s Queen Victoria’s soaring Grand Lobby the moment you traverse though its exquisite doors embossed with a royal flair.
A tribute to her predecessors QM2 Queen Mary 2 and QVQueen Victoria, the Queen Elizabeth classically evokes remnants of the 1930’s era, synonymous with Cunard Lines cruise ships, and is the youngest of the three Cunard vessels. Sail in the harmony of grandeur and contemporary sophistication on-board and discover vast array of exotic destinations and cultures.
Discover a new world of excitement and discovery without any deadlines or commitments. Sail the transatlantic passage with Cunard Lines and discover for yourself the beauty and spectacles that await both on-board and on the arrival ports. Lose yourself in the unique experience of the Old and New World with Cunard Lines’ sophistication and North America’s astonishing East Coast cities. Travel back to the time of immigration and sail towards the breathtaking New York Harbour with the striking Statue of Liberty emerging to the forefront.
Sail in luxury in the Cunard Lines’ crossing between Hamburg and London/South Hampton. Explore cosmopolitans of diversity, unwind in one of Cunard Line’s tranquil spas, visit Sport Stadiums or discover more about the life and works of Shakespeare – there is something for everyone on a Cunard Lines’ cruise!
Accommodation & Dining
Cunard cruise ships feature two cabin categories: suites and staterooms. Some include a spectacular ocean view, and your cabin can be with or without a balcony.
For the ultimate Cunard dining experience, enlighten your tastebuds in one of Cunard’s wide range of restaurants. Cunard’s wide range of bars, lounges and restaurants emanate elegance and sophistication with mouth-watering cuisine and refreshing drinks. Tantalize yourself with the renowned 878-seat Britannia Restaurant‘s breakfast and à la carte menus for a tasteful experience. For caffeine lovers, Café Carinthia offers rich Lavazza-family coffees from Cunard’s very own Luigi (the name given to the coffee machine).
Entertainment & On-board Experience
Cunard Lines provides a wide range of entertainment and activities to cater for all tastes and preferences. As well as having a fitness centre and spa, Cunard’s boats contain a casino, art gallery and book store. Educational activities regularly take place, offering dance lessons, computer tutorials and the “Cunard Insights” lecture programme, which invites guest speakers from a variety of fields ranging from politics to science and literature and more! If a day of relaxation by the poolside is what you’re after, you’ll be amazed by two swimming pools on Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth, and five pools on Queen Mary 2.