Cunard is renowned for being a pioneer of world cruising, having undertaken more world voyages than any other passenger line since 1847. Not only does Cunard have a rich history, they are also known for their impeccable "White Star" service, stylish and grand-in-style fleet and their famous signature Cunard experiences where no detail is overlooked. Their world class fleet of 3 ships Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth - all offer a selection of uncrowded spaces to escape to, famous Afternoon Tea, spectacular Gala balls and so much more.
After the world war, Queen Mary, alongside Queen Elizabeth, dominated the transatlantic transportation market and so contributes to Cunard's appeal to history fanatics in particular. Cunard pioneered luxury world cruising in 1922, and also offers many carefully considered itineraries to unforgettable, delightful destinations that will satisfy the tastes of all cruise enthusiasts. On board expect to be inspired by the West End-calibre shows in the Royal Court Theatre or live performances by resident bands to jazz ensembles. With a wide range of cruises leaving from Australia, Cunard offers a world of opportunities to discover from your own backyard.
Use your two sea-days to explore your surroundings on the Queen Elizabeth. View a performance at the Royal Court Theatre, put on your tux or cocktail dress and sample the fine-dining at the Brittania Restaurant.
- Sydney - Sydney
Why not arrive a few days early to the Big Apple? This could set up your cruise nicely, ensuring you shake off the jet lag before hopping on-board the Queen Mary 2. Once in the Caribbean, make sure to keep an open mind to the eccentric, quirky culture of the locals, and their distinctive cuisines.
- New York - New York
Over the last 180 years, Cunard Line have learned a thing or two about how best to ensure this famous route is an unforgettable adventure for its passengers. Service from staff and availability of amenities and entertainment are paramount on a transatlantic cruise, and on-board the Queen Mary II, the distinctively British style of service, along with state-of-the-art facilities are one of a kind among all cruise lines and always live up to expectations.
- Southampton - New York
- July 2018 - April 2020
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.
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