Cunard reveals Queen Mary 2 remastered

Cunard’s flagship liner Queen Mary 2 will set sail this month on her first voyage following an investment in the region of $132 million, one of the most significant refurbishments undertaken by the world’s most venerable passenger shipping line, now marking 176 years in operation. On 23rd June the remastered liner will sail into Southampton Water flanked by fleet royalty Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria, to be greeted by a host of high-profile guests. The vessel will …

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Bring black tie, party dresses, for crossing the Atlantic on Queen Mary 2

On a July voyage between Liverpool, England, and Canada’s Halifax, Nova Scotia, Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 spent six nights and five days at sea. Nearly a week, without possibilities for going ashore, seems a long time when you are looking over a brochure for a future crossing of the North Atlantic. But once Queen Mary 2 leaves the last glimpse of land and the sea-day countdown begins, time zips by in a series of meals, concerts, parties, …

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Chef Todd English sails (and signs) aboard Queen Mary 2- and his cake is to die for!

This week, celebrity chef Todd English is on board the Queen Mary 2 as she sails from New York to Boston.  While there, he will be signing copies of his book, Cooking in Everyday English: The ABCs of Great Flavor at Home, and take part in a Q&A with the Entertainment Director. English will also be developing a new menu with the QM2 culinarystaff, which will be available on sailings later this summer.  For those of you not …

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Cunard’s Queen Victoria met with celebration during rare overnight call to Liverpool

A spectacular and rare two-day call by Cunard’s Queen Victoria at its ‘spiritual home’ of Liverpool had a rousing send-off with an estimated crowd of twenty thousand people lining the Mersey to see the ship sail. Queen Victoria made the first overnight call at Liverpool by a Cunard ship in nearly 50 years over 30-31 May to celebrate the 100th year to the day of the maiden voyage of Aquitania, acclaimed as the most striking four-funnelled liner …

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A Cunard celebration 175 years in the making

Cunard Line will proudly celebrate its 175th Anniversary in 2015 with a special collection of remarkable anniversary cruises and events that will pay homage to significant moments in the company’s illustrious history.  These highly anticipated sailings will give loyal and new Cunarders exciting opportunities to explore the ultimate in cruising adventures with Cunard’s luxurious vessels – flagship Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth. The 175th Anniversary Cruises will go on sale to the public on …

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Cunard Line invites guests to come together for The Beatles Experience

As celebrations continue marking the 50th Anniversary of The Beatles’ American debut, Cunard Line will help commemorate the group’s first crossing of the Atlantic with The Beatles Experience, a live musical tribute to the most popular band of all time. The premiere tribute band and Queen Mary 2 will come together during one of the ship’s legendary Transatlantic Crossings, departing from New York on 28 October 2014. For more than a decade, the members of The Beatles …

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Cunard- 2015 World Cruises on sale now

If you’ve ever considered a World Cruise aboard luxury line Cunard, now is the time to book.  In 2015, Cunard  will celebrate 175 years of sailing and is offering a choice of three World Voyages on its ships the Queen Mary 2, Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria.  These itineraries will visit stunning and iconic destinations around the globe from Japan and Bangkok to Cape Town… and beyond. If you book your 2015 Cunard Full World Voyage* by …

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Queen Mary 2’s 10th Anniversary “Birthday Crossings”

Cunard’s philosophy is that travel is meant to be savored, and crossing the oceans should be a majestic experience, not merely a hop across the pond. They are known for grand ballrooms, elegant dining rooms, and luxury accommodations.  (I loved my voyage aboard this beautiful ship.  To read about my experience, please click here.) The line describes its flagship, the Queen Mary 2 as “the most magnificent ocean liner ever built…She offers so much space on board and …

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Marcia arrived home fine, but her luggage lagged behind — still, it was a wonderful trip on the Queen Mary 2

Well, I am home Queen Mary 2 docked in Red Hook, Brooklyn, early (really early) Monday morning. I flew out of LaGuardia about 3 p.m .Monday afternoon and arrived in Fort Lauderdale about 7. My suitcase did not. The airline delivered it late yesterday afternoon. While I don’t want to sound like a drama diva, the trip ended on the same discordant note with which it began. Thank goodness, my grandson is fine, he is back in …

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Delicious food abounds on the Queen Mary 2, in a variety of venues

Dining is a science aboard Queen Mary 2. It is a popular past time where continental breakfast is available as early as 4 a.m. in the King’s Court and where a late snack is available until 2 am. In between, three meals a day are available in the Queen’s Grill, Princess Grill and Brittania Club as well as the Brittania Restaurant (where I have been seated all week.) Lunch and dinner are available daily inTodd English where …

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