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Cunard Cruise Lines

June 2, 2012

Cunard Cruise Lines

Cunard Cruise Lines, a sign of quality in the Cruise market.  Cunard may only have a small amount of ships, but each one exhibits pure quality.

Each ship is named after a queen.  The fleet consists of Queen Victoria, Queen Mary II and Queen Elizabeth.  Cunard will however, always be known for the Queen Mary and The Queen Elizabeth II (or QE2 for short).  Both of these fine ships were retired, with the Queen Mary, now a resident of Long Beach California where she is a hotel, and the QE2 is now moored off Dubai, with a fate unknown, although she is supposed to also become a hotel in the future.

For a cruise you will never forget, you may try a cruise with Cunard 

That’s torn it

May 15, 2008

Have you seen the news today?  The new Cunard cruise ship, Queen Victoria, has had a little bump in Malta.

Unfortunately this has ripped a hole in the stern.

The ship will be inspected and hopefully repaired in Malta.  Passengers will miss one port of call but have already been informed that they will receive compensation by Cunard.

No-one was injured in the accident.

The Queen Victoria was one of the ships launched with a failed naming ceremony, thus keeping the myth alive that if the champagne bottle does not break, the ship will suffer problems.


Last meeting of the Three Cunard Queens

April 23, 2008

The Three grand luxury Cunard liners have met in the port of Southampton for the first and final time.

Cunard’s “Queens” consisting of Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth 2 all lined up in Southampton for the meeting.

What was special about this meeting?  It’s the first time all three queens have ever been together at their home port.  Ironically, it’s also the last time, as the Queen Elizabeth 2 will retire this year, and undergo a refit before being moved to Dubai to become a floating hotel and museum.

Southampton residents and fans from around the country took part in the celebration, with fans arriving hours before the meeting to obtain the best vantage points, to view the proceedings.

To any person skeptical of the importance of the cruise industry and its value both to Southampton and to Great Britain as a whole, need only glance at the passion and splendor of the event to realise the cruise industry is a serious player in the UK holiday business.

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