Cunard marks 175 years as Queen Mary 2 cruises toward New York

Aboard Cunard’s Queen Mary 2-Queen Mary 2 sailed from Liverpool toward North America on July 4, exactly 175 years (and about 8 hours) after the first passenger voyage across the Atlantic by the line that became known as Cunard. The company was the first to offer a scheduled transatlantic service, and now, 175 years later, it is the last, without competition. This Queen Mary 2 cruise, ending in New York on July 14, is a celebration of …

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Cunard’s Three Queens perform river dance on the Mersey in salute to Liverpool where the company began 175 years agol

For the first time, Cunard’s fleet gathered together in spectacular fashion in Liverpool, its spiritual home, as the company marked its 175th anniversary. The event culminated with the three ships – flagship Queen Mary 2, Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria – the largest passenger ships ever to muster together on the River Mersey, lined up across the river just 426 feet apart as the Red Arrows performed a fly-past overhead to the delight of the hundreds of thousands of spectators. Queen Mary 2 sailed from the …

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Cunard Announces The Grills Suites Inclusive Package in Honour of the Line’s 175th Anniversary

To celebrate Cunard Line’s 175th Anniversary and the storied Queens Grill and Princess Grill Suites  tradition, the company announces The Grills Suites Inclusive Package, featuring an array of complimentary amenities, elevating what is already an unsurpassed level of elegance at sea aboard flagship Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth.  The Grills Suites Inclusive Package is available for bookings made now through 28 February 2015.  Grills passengers will enjoy a number of complimentary services and amenities such as a wine package, Internet minutes, a keepsake photo, a specialty coffee card, gratuities and …

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Cunard commences 175th anniversary year with spectacular start

Cunard has commenced its 175th anniversary year with a spectacular start, as fireworks and marching bands marked the departure of Queen Mary 2 and Queen Elizabeth on their World Voyages this weekend.  A magnificent year of celebrations is planned, with special features on board, a top-flight line-up of celebrity speakers and a series of World Class events and commemorative sailings in place for 2015. Flagship Queen Mary 2 and sister ship Queen Elizabeth took centre stage in Southampton on …

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Hail to the Hibernia: Cunard Line arrives in New York

On 29 December 1847, Cunard Line made its first call to New York when Hibernia arrived. The Herald newspaper’s front page screamed “Hail to the Hibernia” and detailed how “the entire populace swarmed to its waterfront to cheer the coming of the first Cunarder to the harbour of New York.” Citing the wonders Cunard had done to Boston in terms of commerce and population growth, The Herald claimed Cunard’s first ship, Britannia, had “initiated a new era …

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One year to go until Cunard’s historic 175th anniversary celebration sailing from Liverpool

On 4 July 2015, Cunard Line’s flagship Queen Mary 2 will return to Liverpool, England, to celebrate the departure exactly 175 years earlier of Britannia, the first ship built for Cunard’s revolutionary new Transatlantic Crossing service, from Liverpool on 4 July 1840. “Exactly one year from now, we’re looking forward to creating a piece of living history as Cunard’s Queen Mary 2, the grandest ocean liner ever built, sails from Pier Head to Halifax and Boston, just …

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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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