Top 10 News Articles in Cunard Line List of cruise news articles updates on Cunard Line thoughtout the day en-gb 2023-03-20 Cunard Winter 2019/2020 Cruises are now open for Pre-Registration Pre-register with us now to improve your chances of securing your perfect Cunard cruise, for the winter 2019/2020 sailing season.

Cunard, famed for its sophisticated style of cruising, is soon due to release a new collection of cruises for Winter 2019/2020 - and guests will yet again be in for a treat. With exciting destinations in Asia, Australasia, and the Americas, including incredible world cruises, you’re sure to find your perfect cruise holiday with Cunard.

Not only will the selection of dates and destinations impress, but also the opulent style of cruising which Cunard are renowned for. Those who have opted for a Cunard cruise previously will be familiar with their elegant formal nights, the stylish and refined décor, and their fabulous onboard entertainment. Guests can enjoy interesting lectures, the beautiful musical stylings of various performers, and incredible theatrical productions to name just a few options.

By pre-registering your interest with us, you will be among the first to find out more about the upcoming itineraries, and will benefit from a head start in planning your perfect trip. You can also take advantage of early booking benefits including exclusive discounts and low deposits. Read more on the benefits of pre-registration.

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Pre-register Now for Your Summer 2019 Cunard Cruise Increase your chances to get the Cunard cruise you want in summer 2019, by pre-registering with us now.

Cunard are due to announce their 2019 cruise collection soon, and to avoid disappointment, we recommend registering your interest now. This will enable our team to get in touch with you as soon as cruise itineraries and prices are released, securing your preferred Cunard cruise for you.

The renowned and trusted cruise line have made several changes to their 2019 collection, relating not only to destinations, but also to duration, length of time at ports, and frequency of certain cruises. Along with exciting new destinations, guests can look forward to seeing some old favourites return once again.

Cruisers can enjoy these new opportunities, in conjunction with the well-known comfort and impeccable service associated with Cunard. See incredible destinations during your land-days, but also enjoy the many benefits to be found onboard as well. Guests can attend interesting seminars held by experts covering a range of topics, get a real sense of occasion by dressing up on formal nights, spend time relaxing in the pools and spas, and immerse themselves in hobbies during the various themed cruises.

By registering your interest now, you can benefit from early knowledge of all features of the summer 2019 programme, allowing you to get exactly the right cruise you want.

Pre-register here and start planning today!

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New Cocktails for Cunard inspired by Commodores
The Commodore Club, available to all guests sailing with Cunard, is present fleet wide and provides stunning panoramic views with an extensive selection of Martini cocktails, Whisky’s and more. Guests can also partake in Whisky tasting classes in the popular bar venue.

The new cocktail menu pays homage to the Knighted Cunard Commodores, with each recipe being inspired by their historic stories and individual personalities. The highly respected and talented commodores have safely steered Cunard ships for almost two centuries, recognition of which can be seen throughout Cunard history and today with the exciting new menu onboard.

Featured in the new menu is an Advocaat cocktail ‘Punch Romain a la Carpathia’ inspired by Commodore Sir Arthur Rostron who led the safe rescue of all Titanic survivors in 1912. Guests can regale with stories of the respected Commodores and see the men come to life with beautiful illustrations adorning the menus.

Those sailing on the newly remastered Cunard flagship Queen Mary 2 can choose from the new menu featuring seven different cocktails, plus enjoy an enhanced Commodore Club interior after a recent $132 million refurbishment.

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New Grand Lobby and Wines for Queen Mary 2 Cunard continue to wow with further footage of what is to be expected onboard a remastered Queen Mary 2.

Cunard flagship and icon of luxury cruising Queen Mary 2 is undergoing an extensive 25 day dry-dock; introducing newly designed suites, staterooms, restaurants and public areas. The ships signature luxury style will remain traditional but fresh facilities and designs inspired by the original Queen Mary will make for a new and inviting cruise experience.

The latest release shows a remastered Grand Lobby.

Fine wines at sea
A Further highlight of Queen Mary 2’s revitalisation is one of the finest wine cellars at sea. Guests will be able to enjoy Screaming Eagle wine by the glass (RRP $4,500 per bottle) plus a new Cunard Wine Academy providing short courses in Wine and Spirits Education. A spectacular selection of vintage ports will also be available onboard.

“Our sommeliers, together with our suppliers, have searched the world for exciting new additions to Cunard's famous wine list.” – Said Cunard Head of Fine Wines, Anthony Habert.]]> 2016-05-26
Cunard's Queen Mary 2 hosts Marilyn Monroe collections Cunard’s Queen Mary 2, is to host one of the world’s largest collections of Marilyn Monroe memorabilia, including costumes, jewellery and other personal items, during an Eastbound transatlantic crossing on August 9 – 16.

The collection, to be auctioned in November at Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills, has a value in excess of $3 million. Guests onboard will have the opportunity to bid ahead of auction.

Collection owner, David Gainsborough-Robert is auctioning the items to commemorate the Hollywood Icon’s 90th Birthday Anniversary on 1st June. He will be giving a talk and answering questions during the cruise.

Joining him onboard is well-known Marilyn Monroe lookalike, Suzie Kennedy, who has made a career as ‘Marilyn’.

Jackie Chase, director of PR at Cunard “This kind of collaboration offers an opportunity for learning, exploration and cultural exchange among passengers, and is also a perfect complement to the lines reputation for elegant style and glamour on board”.

Some of the items on auction include:

Some Like It Hot Black Cocktail Dress with sequins, worn while Marilyn sang “I’m through with love” while sitting on top of a grand piano in Some Like It Hot. The guide price is $200,000 - $400,000.

No Business Like Show Business Gown – Worn in the 1954 film for “After You Get What You Want You Don’t Want It”. A stunning flesh town gown with a waist high slit, which was later covered with a vanity panel for filming and images in countries that did not allow women to be so revealing. Guide price $100,000 - $200,000

How to Marry a Millionaire Earrings. Marilyn wore these costume earrings in the film in 1953 as well as to a Charity event at the Hollywood Bowl later that year. Guide price $80,000 - $100,000.

Seven Year Itch Gloves. These black sequinned opera gloves are believed to have been worn in the “Rachmaninoff” scene in 1957. The gloves carry a label on the inside which reads “Made for Marilyn Monroe by Bill Cheatwood, Beverly Hills” Guide price $4,000 - $6,000.]]> 2016-04-25
New Limited Edition Cocktail for Cunard Cunard announced a unique collaboration alongside some of the world’s most highly acclaimed luxury brands.

The new partnership sees Cunard working with London landmark hotel, The Savoy and popular Tennessee whiskey brand Jack Daniel’s, to create a special barrel aged cocktail known as
- Age of Discovery.

The limited edition cocktail has been created by the mixologist experts of The Savoy’s world famous Beaufort Bar and will mature in a hand chosen 300 litre Jack Daniel’s barrel, enhancing the unique flavours inspired by Cunard’s travels.

Age of Discovery will debut onboard Cunard flagship Queen Mary 2 and join her for a four month world voyage departing January 2016. Inspired and influenced by the journey, the unique cocktail embodies the essence of destinations worldwide from Europe to Asia, the Americas and Oceania.

During the four month circumnavigation the first fill American oak barrel will be secured and positioned upon open deck space, to allow natural elements such as prevailing temperatures, humidity and sunlight to further enhance the flavour.

Speaking of the unique recipe Neil Donachie of the Beaufort Bar said “The Jack Daniels and Bacardi represent the discovery of the Americas, while the Dubonnet is there as a symbol of Cunard’s royal associations. The spice-infused Madeira, used to sweeten the cocktail, is synonymous with the famous spice trail and oceanic expeditions.”

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Kings Court Transformed for Queen Mary 2 Cunard have released new information regarding the 25 day dry-dock refit planned for flagship Queen Mary 2.

In late May 2016 QM2 will receive extensive updates when she visits German shipyard Blohm & Voss, resulting in a remastered look and feel with refreshed staterooms, suites and public spaces.

The latest updates on Queen Mary 2’s refurbishment to be released by Cunard states that the popular public dining area Kings Court will receive extensive development work. Enhancements have been carefully considered over the last eighteen months with galley teams and passengers in mind. Notable features include: New menus, pre-set tables and waiter served drinks, a reconfigured seating arrangement, art deco inspired chandeliers, bright fresh finishes and the use of mirrors to enhance and reflect the ocean views.

Informal dining will be available throughout the day with a hot and cold buffet, light snacks and afternoon treats. In the evenings Kings Court will feature special cooking demonstrations from expert Cunard Chefs along with alternative evening cuisine such as Indian, Italian, Tex Mex and Pan Asian.

A special Chef’s Table will be hosted by the Executive Chef on selected evenings and provide guests with a Chef’s Table Tasting Menu, paired with fine wines and along with insights and recipe tips.

Stay tuned for more details regarding the refit of Queen Mary 2

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Queen Mary 2 to Undergo Major Refurbishments Cunard have had an exciting year celebrating their 175th anniversary with a whole host of special events. Moving forward with style they have now announced their next chapter of innovation and investment which will see the world’s most iconic ocean liner, Queen Mary 2, undergo major refurbishments in early summer 2016.

In their 175 years, Cunard have consistently been at the forefront of the cruise industry through innovative ship designs and introducing the world to the first ever transatlantic crossings with their iconic fleet.

Continuing their forward thinking approach, an extensive 25 day dry-dock refurbishment is planned for Cunard flagship Queen Mary 2 on the 27th May 2016. Ship enhancements will commence at the Blohm+Voss Shipyard in Hamburg, Germany.

Cunard are introducing 15 new Single Staterooms to Queen Mary 2 in order to fulfil a popular demand from their loyal guests who occasionally travel in multi-generational groups. Other enhancements include 30 additional Britannia Club Balcony Staterooms plus extra kennels for animal lovers to bring their beloved four legged friends onboard.

Further planned developments for the refurbishment are yet to be released.

“Queen Mary 2 is an icon in the world of luxury ocean travel. A ship that turns heads everywhere she goes, she is the pride of the Cunard fleet and we are committed to ensuring her reputation grows ever stronger.” Said Angus Struthers, Cunard Director.

Be one of the first to sail on Queen Mary 2 post refurbishment with our June 2016 Southampton to New York Transatlantic Sailing

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Cunard Welcomes Award Winning Vocalist Natalie Cole to Blue Note Jazz at Sea Queen Mary 2 sail from New York to Southampton on 29th October 2015.

Headliner Cole joins a fantastic line-up of celebrated musicians including guitarist Lionel Loueke, bassist Derrick Hodge, drummer Kendrick Scott, tenor saxophonist Marcus Strickland and renowned trumpeter Keyon Harrold.

Grammy award winning jazz pianist Robert Glasper will also be performing onboard and guests can enjoy an exclusive Q&A session with Grammy award winning producer and president of Blue Note, Don Was.

Cunard have a long standing tradition with hosting some of the world’s best entertainers on their cruises, from Ella Fitzgerald to James Taylor and more. Current Cunard music cruises also include Crosby, Stills & Nash; the Big Band Ball and also the National Symphony Orchestra.

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RAF Red Arrows Salute Cunard for 175th Anniversary
Queen Mary 2 will sail from Southampton to her homeport of Liverpool and then on a special transatlantic voyage on Thursday 2nd July this year. The cruise commemorates Cunard’s first transatlantic crossing with Britannia 175 years to the day, and will include the same stops in Halifax and Boston before sailing on to New York.

The Red Arrows, who are also celebrating this year with their 50th anniversary of precision flying, will take to the skies at 15:05 for a highly skilled display of two halves featuring synchronised formations and a number of new moves. The highly anticipated show will include formations to honour the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain and the continued service of securing the skies from the Royal Air Force.
“This is Cunard’s opportunity to say thank you to Southampton and we hope everyone can join us for what promises to be an unforgettable event.” – Angus Struthers, Cunard Marketing Director

Celebrations will continue in Liverpool with an elaborate fireworks display and schedule of free events throughout the city.]]> 2015-06-09