Cunard’s Queen Victoria makes maiden call at St Raphael on the Cote d’Azur

Heads turned when Cunard’s Queen Victoria made the cruise line’s maiden call at St Raphael on the Cote d’Azur this weekend.  The ship, with nearly one member of crew for each of her 2,000 passengers, was almost a week into her 14-night voyage from Southampton, having already called at Cartagena and Barcelona in Spain when she arrived in St Raphael’s bay on Saturday 2 August – a first for the Cunard fleet. After spending the day at …

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Lusitania exhibition to be assembled for commemoration cruise aboard Queen Victoria

Cunard has commissioned historian Eric Sauder to produce a temporary exhibition of Lusitania memorabilia that will be displayed on board Queen Victoria during her 3 May 2015 voyage commemorating the loss of Lusitania 100 years earlier. Eric Sauder has been interested in ocean liners, particularly Lusitania, for more than 30 years, with his first job being a tour guide on Queen Mary in Long Beach, California. He has dived on the wreck of Lusitania and has authored …

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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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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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Cunard to mark “Aquitania’s” 100th anniversary

Among all cruise lines, Cunard has a rich, deep and proud tradition. Yet another example of that is Queen Victoria’s upcoming visit to Liverpool, England, in May, 2014 – “the first two-day call in Cunard’s spiritual home made by a Cunard ship in almost 50 years.” It takes place during the 13-day Around the British Isles cruise, departing round-trip from Southampton May 23, 2014, arriving in Liverpool on May 30, celebrating the 100th anniversary of the maiden voyage …

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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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Cunard Announces Feel Famous 3-Day Sale

Cunard Announces Feel Famous 3-Day Sale Special offers on Queen Victoria Americas voyages available 7-9 September only On the heels of Cunard’s just-announced Feel Famous campaign, the company is now offering even more savings on select Queen Victoria 2011-2012 Americas voyages during a special 3-Day Sale from 7-9 September.  Included in this limited-time offer is up to $300 On Board Credit per stateroom, Reduced Deposit and up to 2-for-1 Savings on select voyages. Winding up 2011, Queen …

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Queen Victoria transatlantic: All in all the crossing was great

Marcia Levin recently completed a transatlantic cruise on Cunard’s Queen Victoria. The crossing has been completed. I spent a few days in the UK, and returned home Saturday. Laundry is done, my dry cleaning has been dropped off, and I will eventually go about the business of getting back to business. It was a good trip – one I thought long and hard about . I know I made the right choice. Queen Victoria is the quintessential …

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