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A Look at Cunard’s Queen Mary 2

Cunard's Queen Mary 2 is getting a makeover this year. Photo courtesy of Cunard Line.
Taking A New Look at Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 There are many cruise ships in the world today, but only a handful of truly iconic vessels. Cunard Line‘s elegant flagship, Queen Mary 2, is one of them. The first true ocean liner built since Cunard rolled out the Queen Elizabeth 2 in 1969, Queen Mary... [Read More] The post A Look at Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 appeared first on Cruise Reviews, Ship Reviews by The Avid Cruiser.
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My Favorite Ocean Cruises of 2015, Part I

Photo © 2015 Aaron Saunders
Sailing The Seven Seas: My Favorite Ocean Cruises of 2015 Avid Cruiser founder Ralph Grizzle recently wrote about his six favorite river cruises on our sister-site River Cruise Advisor (you can find his favorites here and here.) He asked me to write about a few of my favorite ocean cruises from the past year. These are... [Read More] The post My Favorite Ocean Cruises of 2015, Part I appeared first on Cruise Reviews, Ship Reviews by The Avid Cruiser.
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Queen Mary 2 Transatlantic Crossing – Day 5

The only way to cross? You bet! Photo © 2015 Aaron Saunders
It’s Not A Cruise – It’s A Crossing! Monday, August 31, 2015 On this last day of August, those of us sailing aboard Cunard Line’s Queen Mary 2 have officially passed the halfway point on this westbound Transatlantic Crossing. It’s been five days since my feet have touched land, and I don’t mind at all.... [Read More] The post Queen Mary 2 Transatlantic Crossing – Day 5 appeared first on Cruise Reviews, Ship Reviews by The Avid Cruiser.
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Live Voyage Preview: A Guide to the Queen Mary 2

Starting on October 27, follow along with us as we travel to New York to embark Cunard's Queen Mary 2 for an epic journey across the rugged North Atlantic! Photo courtesy of Cunard.
The Only Modern Ocean Liner in the World Today, I’m on an airplane bound for London Heathrow Airport, and the nine-plus-hours on the Airbus A330 will give me ample time to think about my forthcoming journey and our next Live Voyage Report: a Westbound Transatlantic Crossing aboard Cunard Line’s legendary flagship, the Queen Mary 2.... [Read More] The post Live Voyage Preview: A Guide to the Queen Mary 2 appeared first on Cruise Reviews, Ship Reviews by The Avid Cruiser.
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Queen Victoria Naming Highlights

Highlights from the naming ceremony in Southampton of Cunard Line's newest ocean liner, Queen Victoria.
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Cunard Line Launches Queen Victoria

Cunard Line launched a new queen this week in Southampton, England. The Prince of Wales, Prince Charles, and The Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla Parker Bowles, attended a regal ceremony to launch Cunard Line's new $500 million Queen Victoria, a 90,000 ton, 2,014 passenger ocean liner. The Duchess of Cornwall performed the official naming of the ship as part of a colorful and regal ceremony. More than 2,000 VIP guests, celebrities and dignitaries observed the ceremony (including The Avid Cruiser) in a marquee auditorium shoreside at the ship's bow, while several hundred people followed the ceremony on a large screen in a nearby park.
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