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

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  About 60.2 million American households own dogs. (1) 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 2 is the only ship I’m aware of that has provisions for pets. There’s an …

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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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101 Captivating Reasons to Choose a Cunard Transatlantic Crossing for Your Travel Vacation

Indulgence and Inspiration Aboard the World’s Only True Ocean Liner                                                                                                       Cunard first started crossing the Atlantic Ocean in 1840. For many years, sailing was how celebrities, politicians …

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Cunard to add fourth ship to its fleet

Luxury cruise brand Cunard today announced it is adding a fourth ship to its fleet. This investment is part of the company’s ambitious plans for the future of Cunard globally. Carnival Corporation & plc – the world’s largest cruise company and parent of the Cunard brand – has signed a memorandum of agreement with Fincantieri S.p.A., Italy, to build a new ship that will join the Cunard fleet in 2022. The as yet unnamed ship will join …

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HMS Queen Elizabeth meets RMS Queen Elizabeth

Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth met HMS Queen Elizabeth for the first time on Thursday, Jul. 6, 2017 off the coast of Scotland. The rendezvous of the two ships, that share the same name and who were both  christened by The Queen, took place in the Moray Firth off the coast of Scotland during Queen Elizabeth’s 13-night tour of the British Isles. “It is a huge honour for myself and the crew of Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth to meet HMS …

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Crossing the Atlantic, cruising in unaccustomed style on Queen Mary 2

For 12 July nights at sea, on a grand ocean liner crossing the Atlantic between England and New York, we dressed for dinner. That is, we dressed not as formally as the rich folks on TV’s Downton Abbey from the early 20th century, but we were decked out in plenty of formality and pomp for the 21st century. Not one of the 12 evenings was listed as “casual.” Explained a British passenger on the ship, the Queen …

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Cunard announces its 2017 exotic cruises & full world voyages programme on sale September 10

Today Cunard released its 2017 Exotic Cruises & Full World Voyages Programme, inviting travellers to embrace exciting new frontiers in magnificent Cunard style. On sale beginning September 10, 2015 (September 9 for Cunard World Club guests), the programme will offer three World and Exotic Cruises (with options ranging from three to 132 nights) and will feature 80 unique ports in 42 countries and 15 ship maiden calls – five of which are new to the fleet. “Since …

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