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Cunard’s Three Queens Arrival Into Southampton – Jubilee Celebration

Monday, June 11th, 2012

Cunard and the Diamond Jubilee

Thursday, February 16th, 2012
Cunard will celebrate the Diamond Jubilee

Cunard will celebrate the Diamond Jubilee

In step with the Diamond Jubilee for Queen Elizabeth on 5th June 2012, all three Cunard ships will unite in Southampton on that day.


Longer winter voyages for Cunard

Friday, July 1st, 2011

Cunard will send all three of its ships on epic voyages in 2013 from direct demand for longer cruises. (more…)

Meeting of three Cunard ships

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth meet in New York

On the evening of 14th 2011 Jan in New York as all three of the historic Cunard Line’s current ocean liners met up for the first time. (more…)

Queen Elizabeth launch video

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

Check out the pre lauch crew video from staff onboard Queen Elizabeth.

Queen to name Cunard’s new ship

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

The naming ceremony for Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth will occur on 11th October 2010 at Southampton by her majesty.

Peter Shanks, president and managing director of Cunard said

The naming of a Cunard Queen is a very special occasion and this will be an historic event in the true sense of the word. We are both honoured and proud that Her Majesty will name our new liner.

Shopping aboard the new Queen Elizabeth

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

Queen Elizabeth

Queen Elizabeth

The ship will feature various English’ for international clientele such as an outpost of Fortnum & Mason, the quintessential English store found at the heart of London’s Piccadilly stocking preserves, biscuits and other gifts. There will alsob be men’s designer clothing by Hackett of London and hand-woven Scottish woollen products from Harris Tweed.

Queen Elizabeth artwork

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

Here is a preview of the wooden artwork to be featured in the Grand Lobby of Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth, whose maiden voyage is in October 2010.

Queen Elizabeth Art Deco

Queen Elizabeth Art Deco


Queen Elizabeth floated in Italy

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

Cunard‘s Queen Elizabeth floated out on 5th January 2010 in at at Fincantieri’s Monfalcone shipyard near Trieste. Three specially-selected coins were welded under the ship’s mast for good luck and then blessed by a bottle of Italian Prosecco.

Queen Elizabeth

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The innaugral cruise leaves on 12th October 2010. See the itinerary here

Cruise Ships with talent shows and competitions

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

Here is a summary of the latest competitions run by cruise companies:

P&O Cruises is holding a running contest to find dancing stars to perform on it’s newest ship Azura during the VIP naming ceremony on 10th April 2010

For 3 years Thomson has been “Get Up and Dance” which starts again in January 2010 onboard Island Escape.

If you are a keen photographer, submit your photo of a Fred Olsen Ship/destination to www.fredolsenphotocompetition.co.uk with a camera as first prize, a watch as second and £75 onboard spending credit as third.

Are you a sculptor? Cunard is looking for a five-metre-tall sculpture to adorn the Royal Arcade shopping area of their lastest ship Queen Elizabeth. Judging will be decided in January 2010 by a panel including Charles Saumarez Smith, chief executive of the Royal Academy of Arts.

Opera singers have the chance to vie for €15,000 and a performance at the Vienna Opera house in the Hapag-Lloyd “X Factor” style competition