Where do Cunard Sail?
Cunard is famed for their World Voyages and Transatlantic crossings for the ultimate in sea-bound adventures. Recently, they introduced two new types of voyage. Regions of the World, now enables you to explore Asia, East Asia and Australasia, while Grand Voyages offer legendary sailing routes with more days at sea.
Traditionally cruising from Southampton, take advantage of the parking and transfer packages available and start your journey like so many iconic voyages before from this historic port. Alternatively, choose a Cunard fly-cruise and begin your journey in style before boarding your grand Cunard cruise ship to continue your luxury fly-cruise holiday.
Queen Mary 2, Cunard’s flagship cruise liner and newly refurbished in 2016, traverses the classic transatlantic crossing from Southampton to New York and vice versa. QM2, as she is affectionately known, also cruises to the Fjords, Northern Europe, North America, Iberia and the Caribbean.
Queen Victoria, fresh from a refit in 2017, cruises the Mediterranean, the Caribbean and Canary Islands. Meanwhile, Queen Elizabeth, very similar to her Vista Class sister, cruises from Southampton, offering a range of itineraries including Mediterranean, Baltic and Fjords, and Canary Island cruises.
What is a cruise with Cunard like?
With Cunard, you can expect the best in classic British cruising. There are three options when choosing just how luxurious your experience onboard will be. To start there is Britannia, which sets the bar exceedingly high in terms of service, dining and entertainment. Even in this “standard” class, you will be treated to exceptional cuisine, 24-hour room service and lavish evenings’ entertainment.
If you really want to be treated like royalty though, there are Princess Grill and Queen Grill classes that push the boat out even more. Here, you will be treated to your own private butler service in your decadent suite and exclusive access to otherwise private parts of Cunard ships.
Cunard’s impeccable service doesn’t stop when you depart either. Returning Cunard cruise guests can join the Cunard World Club to benefit from exclusive Cunard Cruise World Club Loyalty Rewards.
What's included on a Cunard cruise?
• 24-hour room service
• Satellite TV
• Daily paper and programme
• Turndown service
• All meals
Princess Grills also includes
• In-suite dining
• Exclusive access areas
• Concierge service
• Welcome drinks and chocolates
• Bathing items
• Private Balcony
Queens Grills also includes
• Butler Service
• Pre-dinner canapes
• Complimentary bar
What is the dress code on Cunard’s ships?
From 6 pm onwards, the dinner evenings are a much-loved staple of the Cunard experience everyone looks forward to and dresses to impress. Wondering what to wear can be a bit of a stressful part of Cunard cruises for some though but don’t worry, you’ll be informed well in advance of your cruise which night and venue calls for what attire. In addition, if you don’t have something, you can rent on the ship and even get help from a seamstress for any wardrobe malfunctions. Here’s a breakdown of Cunard’s dress guidelines.
Men: Tuxedo, dinner jacket or dark suit with a bow or tie.
Women: evening or cocktail dress, smart trouser suit or formal separates.
Men: smart trousers with a shirt and jacket with ties optional.
Women: blouses, skirts, stylish trousers and dresses.
During the day, everyone is free to relax and dress as they please, including Afternoon Tea, although you should cover up and not wear gym or swimming clothes while dining.
When Can I cruise with Cunard?
Due to their wide roaming sailings throughout the year, there will be a Cunard ship in your desired destination very soon. Take a look at our Cunard cruise deals for 2019 to 2021 to find out more.
Peter Shanks, Former Managing Director of Cunard, Recommends Top 3 Cruises with Cunard
Queen Victoria & The Norwegian Fjords:
If you are looking for a week among beautiful scenery then I would recommend a 7-night fjords cruise on Queen Victoria. You have to experience the beauty of the fjords to believe it - and seeing that experience from the comfort of your own ship is the only way to do it. Cruising from Southampton is a big advantage for those who don’t like to fly, and of course, there's the opportunity to take as much luggage as you like.
Queen Elizabeth & The Med:
If you prefer warmer climes, then one of our fantastic 12-night fly voyages down to the Mediterranean could be what the doctor ordered. By flying, it means you don’t have to spend two days getting to the Med and another two days returning. Instead, you find yourself in the warmth, on a port-rich cruise visiting both wonderful cities and calm and relaxing islands. A little tip - I would ask Iglu to book you a couple of nights before the cruise in Venice, for example, so that you can explore the city before you board the ship.
Queen Mary 2 & Transatlantic New York:
Every cruiser should experience a Transatlantic crossing to New York onboard Queen Mary 2 — our most iconic ship and the world's most historic cruise. Each night the clocks are put back an hour, ensuring you arrive jet lag free, perfect if you are planning a few extra nights in the Big Apple. Three nights a week onboard Transatlantic voyages there is a wonderful formal night — it’s an elegant experience where everybody dresses up, enjoys a cocktail or two, before the fabulous gala dinner. The arrival into New York is definitely the highlight of the trip — with the sun rising as you approach the Statue of Liberty and Manhattan.