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Cunard Unveils “Oceans of Discovery” Program

Cunard unveiled its ‘Oceans of Discovery’ voyage program featuring sailings from November 2019 through April 2020. Flagship liner Queen Mary 2 along with Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria will call at 123 destinations in 48 different countries, including 10 maiden calls in Japan, Australia and Papua New Guinea. Whether it is a two-night short break... [Read More] The post Cunard Unveils “Oceans of Discovery” Program appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Cunard to Partner with Rocky Mountaineer Railroad

Cunard has announced its  partnership with Rocky Mountaineer to offer passengers new experiences in Alaska. Recently it was announced that the legendary Cunard experience will return to Alaska in 2019, for the first time in over two decades. The Rocky Mountaineer railroad is the only of its kind to travel its historic routes and is celebrated for the majestic views of mountains and curious wildlife. Since 1990,... [Read More] The post Cunard to Partner with Rocky Mountaineer Railroad appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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The Only Way to Cross: Our Updated Queen Mary 2 Review

On January 12, Cunard Line’s Queen Mary 2 will officially celebrate 14 years of service since her debut back in 2004. It’s remarkably hard to believe: the ship, which underwent her most extensive refit ever in 2016, still sparkles like new. During a transatlantic crossing from New York to Southampton, England earlier this year, I... [Read More] The post The Only Way to Cross: Our Updated Queen Mary 2 Review appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Cunard Returns to Alaska with the Queen Elizabeth

A series of voyages beginning in May 2019 will combine the magnificence of Alaska with the luxury of Cunard as Queen Elizabeth sails from Japan to Alaska and then remains in the region through June. The ship will then transport passengers down the West Coast of the United States, through the Panama Canal to New York, on to Iceland and the British Isles. “Cunard is thrilled to make our return to Alaska with our youngest ship... [Read More] The post Cunard Returns to Alaska with the Queen Elizabeth appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Cunard Announces First New Ship in Twelve Years

Cunard announced its fourth addition to its fleet. This investment is part of the company’s plans for the future of Cunard globally. Carnival Corporation & plc – the world’s largest cruise company and parent of the Cunard brand – has signed a memorandum of agreement with Fincantieri S.p.A., Italy, to build a new ship that... [Read More] The post Cunard Announces First New Ship in Twelve Years appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Cunard Showcases Canada & New England Each Fall

Few destinations are as naturally magnificent as the eastern seaboard of the United States and Canada, particularly during the fall. For as far as the eye can see, trees are adorned with vibrant shades of crimson and amber as the fall colors come into full view. The rolling hills of Acadia National Park, near Bar... [Read More] The post Cunard Showcases Canada & New England Each Fall appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Cunard Creates Fresh Programming for 2017 and 2018

Cunard has created new programming for 2017 and 2018 for passengers on various itineraries on Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth. FESTIVAL OF FLOWERS (June 8, 2017 | V714): Queen Victoria’s June 8-22, 2017 voyage features shore excursions to the exquisite gardens and flower markets of the Canary Islands including stops in Tenerife and Lanzarote to glimpse into the world of visionary artist César Manrique. Also... [Read More] The post Cunard Creates Fresh Programming for 2017 and 2018 appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Cunard Announces Queen Victoria’s Refit

Cunard has announced Queen Victoria’s refit will take place in May. The ship will be taken out of service on May 5, 2017 to undergo enhancements costing more than $40 million at the Fincantieri Shipyard in Palermo, Italy and scheduled for completion on June 4, 2017. The history and nostalgia of Queen Victoria’s art deco past will... [Read More] The post Cunard Announces Queen Victoria’s Refit appeared first on 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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