Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 Transatlantic Voyage: The Experience of a Lifetime

Traveling on an ocean liner is the epitome of the luxury cruise travel experience. I have been fortunate enough to enjoy several transatlantic voyages on lovely Cunard Line, and am looking forward to the next one. Please enjoy reading about our voyage aboard the Queen Mary 2. If you would to find out more about Transoceanic cruises, please visit: Warmest regards, Heidi Pre-Sailing: A Stroll in Olde Londontowne We departed for London on British Airways (try …

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Cabin Upgrades and VIP Status on Ships! Do They Exist?

7 Strategies to Obtain a Cabin Upgrade on Your Next Cruise Is it really possible to receive a cabin upgrade on a cruise ship? Yes, it is. Please read about my experience on Cunard, one of my favorite lines. We boarded Queen Mary 2, a majestic ocean liner, in Southampton, England, poised to enjoy a transatlantic cruise ending in New York City. We were shown to our stateroom and it was lovely and spacious with an enclosed …

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Cruise Brothers Deals for October 2019

Cruise Brothers Deals for October 2019 Cruise Brothers- 1-800-827-7779 All deals are subject to change without notice. See full terms and conditions for each promotion. Destination: Caribbean What: 10-nights Costa Luminosa When: January 25th and February 14th, 2020. Prices: ocean view from $1,329 per person What else you will have to pay: rate includes port charges. Government tax and air additional. Where you go: Round-trip Ft. Lauderdale to Nassau, Ocho Rios, Grand Cayman, Belize, Roatan, Cozumel …

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Gerry Barker’s Interview with Jackie Chase, North American Director of Public Relations for Cunard

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  I’ve had the pleasure of working with Jackie Chase, Cunard’s North American Director of Public Relations, since I started writing about cruising. She is the consummate professional at what she does. Meet Jackie, and learn more her, her job and Cunard’s storied history in this Q&A. Q. How long have you been with Cunard and what attracted you to the opportunity? A. I began my career in Public Relations in 1999, when I joined a boutique …

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Man’s Best Friend – Yes, They Can Sail with You

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NOTE that … Accoriding to the World Animal Foundation in 2024, 65.1 million U.S. households own at least one dog, which accounts for 49.5% People are very attached to them. In Europe, it’s common for people to bring their dog to pubs and restaurants. (In the UK you get the idea all dogs are on Valium, but that’s another story.) You might wonder, when I take a cruise, can my dog come along too? Cunard’s Queen Mary …

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The Ship Docked in Brooklyn. What Next?

  Brooklyn has a passenger ship terminal in Red Hook. If you are taking a transatlantic crossing on Cunard, you’re likely starting or ending there. If you are doing a round trip crossing, you have maybe eight hours in the Big Apple. You are concerned if you venture too far afield, you might miss the sailing. Exploring Brooklyn is your solution. The Brooklyn Cruise Terminal Here’s the good news: It’s a modern, easy to navigate facility. Now …

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Six Unexpected Things Cunard Does Really Well

  Most big cruise lines know how to deliver luxury at a price point. As a veteran cruiser, you have your favorites. My wife and I are big fans of Cunard, having completed our 15th voyage and getting up to Diamond status in their World Club. Over time, we have discovered six things (you don’t think about) that Cunard does very well. Expedited boarding. Although the ship rarely feels crowded when you are at sea, there’s always …

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Five Pleasant Surprise Features in Cunard Britannia Cabins

  If you sail with Cunard, the vast majority of the cabins are Britannia class. Outside cabins with balconies average about 260 square feet, about the same size as some Grill level accommodations used to be aboard the famous QE2. Today, ships are assembled like Lego blocks. These cabins are substantially the same size. You pay extra for location. We have always travelled in Britannia class. Over time, we have discovered several cool features. Ice Bucket in …

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