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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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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Single staterooms now available on Cunard Line’s Queen Elizabeth

Recognizing the increasing popularity of solo travel, Cunard Line is pleased to announce the addition of single staterooms on board Queen Elizabeth.  The eight outside and one inside staterooms are on sale now and available for booking beginning with the 16 December 2014 sailing (voyage number Q422). The inclusion of single staterooms builds upon Cunard’s offerings that cater to this growing audience.  Across the Line’s fleet, passengers travelling on their own can look forward to special activities …

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Cunard’s magnificent Queens line up three abreast for the first time in dramatic photo shoot

The world’s grandest ocean liner, Queen Mary 2 and her sister ships Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria sailed in formation from Lisbon to the UK ahead of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh’s visit to celebrate Queen Mary 2‘s 10th anniversary in Southampton on Friday 9 May. For the first time ever, the three Cunard Queens were photographed side-by-side at sea as part of a shoot that took months of meticulous planning. Queen Mary 2 is on the …

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Cunard Line’s famous fleet awarded top rankings in 2014 Berlitz Complete Guide to Cruising and Cruise Ships

Cunard Line has dominated the Berlitz Complete Guide to Cruising and Cruise Ships rankings for 2014, which were released on Friday, giving the company clear leadership over competitors in the “Large Resort Ship” category. The top three ships are all Cunard: Queen Mary 2 (Grill class), Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria, ranked first, second and third, respectively, with Celebrity Reflection and Celebrity Silhouette coming fourth and fifth, respectively. “Recognition such as this is only possible because of …

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Queen Elizabeth stops in Port Everglades to hob-nob with the locals

The beautiful Queen Elizabeth is the third in Cunard Line’s regal trio of fantastic cruise liners: Queen Mary 2, the flagship; Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth. She called in Port Everglades this week at the end of a two-month sailing that began in Southampton and took passengers as far as New Zealand. Queen Elizabeth then sailed for New York and then back home to Southampton. I’ve been a Cunard believer since the 1980s when I first sailed …

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Cunard Line now offering behind the scenes tours

Adding to its comprehensive catalogue of on board activities, Cunard Line is now offering Behind the Scenes Tours for the curious guest.  Led by Cunard senior officers, the tours offer guests unprecedented access to the ships’ private areas, such as the Medical Centre, Engine Control Room, Butchers Shop and the Mooring Deck.  Topics range from environmental concerns, such as recycling 15,000 litres of used cooking oil, to the logistics of stocking more than 5,000 lines of consumable …

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Cunard Balcony Spectacular 2/10-2/13/12

Here’s a great deal that I just have to pass along… Cunard Line is launching a limited-time offer, (4 days only) beginning this Friday, February 10 and continuing through Monday 13, February 2012. During this window, new bookings for all three of Cunard’s ships – Queen Mary 2, Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria- will have the opportunity to choose a stateroom with a balcony for the price of an inside room.  The upgrade is available on selected …

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Lovely weather in Halifax makes for a great Sunday tour

September 25, 2011 HALIFAX, Nova Scotia – After days and days of cold, chilly weather the sun shone all day in Halifax and temps got up into the 80s which made for a glorious Sunday. Halifax is such a pretty city. It had been 30 years since I visited here and the waterfront is totally changed. Yes, the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic is still the centerpiece but everything around it seems new. It was by far …

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Cunard’s Milestone Journey

I, myself, have been a guest on Cunard several times, and have enjoyed the feeling of having been a part of a history-making voyage; such an experience is not to be missed.  (Read my blog about a trip on the Queen Mary 2 here!)  Cunard recently launched its beautiful new ship, the Queen Elizabeth, and she has now begun her Maiden World Voyage.  As such, she is visiting new ports and creating milestones along the way.  Two weeks …

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