Cruise lines pay tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
By Katie McGonagle | 8 Sep 2022
Dozens of cruise lines around the world have offered their tributes following the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
The much-loved monarch, who held the longest reign in UK history and celebrated her Platinum Jubilee earlier this year, died at the Scottish royal residence of Balmoral on September 8.
Shortly after the news was announced by Buckingham Palace, cruise lines began offering their condolences to the Royal Family and their tributes to the Queen.
The monarch had a close relationship with the British cruise sector, having christened her first ship in 1947 when, then as Princess Elizabeth, she launched Cunard’s ship Caronia on Clydebank.
She went on to become godmother to a further three Cunard ships – Queen Elizabeth 2 in 1967, Queen Mary in 2004 and Queen Elizabeth in 2010 – and to two P&O Cruises ships, Oriana in 1995 and Britannia in 2015.
Here are some of the tributes that have been paid by the cruise industry.
All at Cunard are deeply saddened at the news of the death of Her Majesty The Queen.
Her Majesty had a long association with the company dating back to 1938 and included her naming four of its ships. For that Cunard will be forever grateful to The Queen.
God save the King. pic.twitter.com/G5SCmxAsuI
— cunardline (@cunardline) September 8, 2022
P&O Cruises and its staff both ashore and at sea express deep regret at the news of the death of Her Majesty The Queen. Her Majesty will forever be remembered at P&O Cruises not least for the fact that she named two of the company’s ships, Oriana and Britannia. God Save the King. pic.twitter.com/xlqWw4AtWk
— P&O Cruises (@pandocruises) September 8, 2022
It is with great sadness that we learn of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s death.
All the staff and crew of Ambassador Cruise Line would like to express our deepest condolences to her family pic.twitter.com/ximXZVoGX1
— ambassadorcruiseline (@ambassadorcruis) September 8, 2022
We are deeply saddened by the passing of Queen Elizabeth II.
She was a wonderful ambassador for cruise and our thoughts are with her family at this time. pic.twitter.com/9uZ6FHo2yf
— CLIA UK & IRELAND (@CLIAUK) September 8, 2022
Princess Cruises and its staff both ashore and at sea express deep regret at the news of the death of Her Majesty The Queen today.
God Save the King.
— Princess Cruises (@PrincessCruises) September 8, 2022
Everyone at Scenic is deeply saddened by the passing of Her Majesty The Queen, Elizabeth II.
Our thoughts and deepest condolences are with all members of the Royal Family at this sad time.
Rest in Peace, Your Majesty. pic.twitter.com/FzqobFsez9
— Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours (@ScenicLuxury) September 8, 2022
Our thoughts and hearts remain with our friends and family across the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth as the passing of Queen Elizabeth II is mourned. Our sincerest condolences as we remember and honor one of the longest reigning monarchs in the world.
— Oceania Cruises (@OceaniaCruises) September 8, 2022
We join the world in mourning the loss of Queen Elizabeth II. For seven decades, she was a symbol of friendship, strength and leadership, and holds a special place in the hearts of all of us at Carnival. Our thoughts are with the Commonwealth, and all who admired her.
— Carnival Cruise Line (@CarnivalCruise) September 8, 2022
Along with our British and Commonwealth crew and guests, everyone at Royal Caribbean Group and Celebrity Cruises mourns the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. She was a truly remarkable monarch who dedicated her life to the service of others. pic.twitter.com/hDE2IMXwwv
— Celebrity Cruises (@CelebrityUK) September 9, 2022
On behalf of our employees and partners at MSC Cruises, we send our deepest condolences and sympathy to The Royal Family during this period of national mourning for Her Majesty The Queen. pic.twitter.com/AKVltDElqb
— MSC Cruises UK (@MSC_Cruises_UK) September 8, 2022
Cruise Britain is profoundly saddened to learn of the passing of Queen Elizabeth II after a lifetime dedicated to selfless and gracious public service to this country and the Commonwealth. Deepest condolences to the Royal Family and all who mourn.
Rest in peace, Your Majesty. pic.twitter.com/e0QbvPLFcX
— CruiseBritain (@CruiseBritain) September 9, 2022
On behalf of all of us at Windstar Cruises, we would like to express our thoughts and condolences to our guests and team members from the United Kingdom and elsewhere who may be impacted by today’s news and mourning the loss of Queen Elizabeth II. May She Rest In Peace. pic.twitter.com/ZJlRfcsfZV
— Windstar Cruises (@WindstarCruises) September 9, 2022
This video made by Cunard to mark the occasion of the Platinum Jubilee in June 2022 shows some of the finest moments of the Queen’s role in christening the line’s ships.