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Home of the most famous cruise liners in the world, wherever you travel with Cunard you can be certain about one thing: seeing the world’s wonderful places aboard an iconic Queen is an experience without equal. Their cruise ships sail along the sunny coasts of the Mediterranean on one of the world’s most famous luxury ocean liners – just as royalty and celebrities have done for over a century and a half. There are voyages through the lush islands of the Caribbean, and itineraries sailing the Baltic Sea or the Norwegian Fjords and the Mediterranean. Black-tie class Cunard is the only line that operates a formal ‘class’ system, which will apply on Queen Elizabeth as it does on the other two ships, QM2 and Queen Victoria. The cabin grade you pay for determines which of four restaurants you are allocated.
This means that certain (although realistically, very few) areas of the ship are off-limits to those in the lower cabin grades, as they’re restricted to passengers in the suites, who get their own bar and lounge, dining rooms and private deck area. The system seems antiquated but passengers seem to accept it, and the restaurants associated with most expensive accommodation, Queens Grill and Princess Grill, still today represent some of the most elegant dining at sea.

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Cunard announces plans for 2015 anniversaries

Next year will mark a year of anniversaries for Cunard. The cruise line will celebrate the 175th anniversary of its first ship Britannia in 2015. Britannia first set sail in July 1840 and was the first...
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Cunard raises £1 million for The Prince’s Trust

  Cunard Line has raised £1 million for The Prince’s Trust in less than six years. On 29 November over 100 guests, including celebrities like classical pop trio Blake, who performed on the day, celebrated the...

Expert Advice: Top 10 Baltic Sea cruises in 2014

Head north and you’ll find the marvels of Russia, Scandinavia and mainland Europe all rolled into one mesmerising voyage, says Nick Dalton 1. Scandinavian Treasures A luxury cruise spending three days in St Petersburg; intriguingly different...

Top 10 cruise lines for foodies

Cruises offer an extraordinary range of dining options at sea, from gastronomic feasts to Michelin-starred celebrity chefs and innovative restaurant design. Here, in no particular order, are 10 of the best 1 Celebrity Cruises Celebrity ships have a...

Tributes paid to Sir David Frost

Tributes have been paid to Sir David Frost, who died on board Cunard's Queen Elizabeth on Saturday after it had left Southampton for a 10-day Mediterranean cruise.  Among those paying tribute was Jennie Bond, who...

Baked lamb in pastry recipe from Jean-Marie Zimmermann

Jean-Marie Zimmermann, Michelin-starred chef and Cunard’s culinary ambassador, shares another delicious recipe with us. Go on, try this at home Baked Lamb in Pastry with Mushroom Duxelle Serves 4 Main Ingredients 2 x 7-8 boned lamb racks (French...

Warm baked onion tart with goats’ cheese from Jean-Marie Zimmermann

Jean-Marie Zimmermann, Michelin-starred chef and Cunard’s culinary ambassador, shares a special recipe Warm Baked Onion Tart with Goats’ Cheese Serves 4 Ingredients For the pastry 250g White flour 100g Unsalted butter 2g Table salt 35ml Water  For the filling 800g Yellow onions 3 Eggs 80ml Milk 70ml...

Monkfish and scallops recipe from Jean-Marie Zimmermann

As The Verandah opens on Queen Victoria, Michelin-starred chef and Cunard’s culinary ambassador Jean-Marie Zimmermann, who created the restaurant menu, shares a special starter recipe Monkfish and scallops with bacon and pea ravioli Serves 4 Ingredients For...

Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 celebrates 200th Atlantic crossing

Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 is making a historic 200th Atlantic voyage having sailed from New York on 6 July and is set to arrive in Southampton on 13 July. Queen Mary 2 marked the occasion...

Ask the Expert: Cruise Weddings

Thinking of tying the knot on a cruise? Andy Harmer explains why a cruise wedding is easier than you think Getting married on a cruise ship is very easy and I think it must be...

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