Cunard is recognized as one of, if not the most famous ocean liner in the world. With its fleet made up of the Queen Mary 2, the Queen Victoria, and the Queen Elizabeth, Cunard built its reputation during the Golden Age of Ocean Travel in the nineteenth century.
Leaders in luxurious cruising, guests sailing with Cunard can enjoy transatlantic cruises, short getaways, fly-cruises which require a flight to the embarkation point before boarding the ship, or exotic three-month world cruises.
Fine dining is brought to an entirely new level of elegance onboard Cunard ships with the regal Queens Grill and Princess Grill restaurants. If you’re staying in either the Queens or Princess Suites, you can enjoy your own reserved table and dine à la carte on selections like duck à l’orange and pan roasted halibut.
If you want a bit more freedom with your meals, feel free to feast on fish and chips at the Golden Lion or other delectable dishes at renowned chef Todd English’s restaurant. If you care to smoke, Churchill’s offers an extensive selection of cigars as well as exceptional Cognacs, Single Malt Scotch Whisky, and Plantation Rums.
Entertainment & activities
Cunard offers a wide range of sophisticated activities onboard its ships including in-depth literary discussions with the Book Club, plays presented by the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts which has trained actors such as Anthony Hopkins and Alan Rickman, as well as the opportunity to participate in 45 minute acting workshops hosted by the RADA. Depending on the weather, you can even gaze upon the stars and listen to speakers from the Royal Astronomical Society talk about the solar system.
n the evening, you may get the chance to attend a Royal Night Theme Ball held in the Queens Room Ballroom. Some possible themes include the Buccaneer Ball, where ladies and gentleman are expected to attend in their best piratical garb, the Elizabethan Ball, influenced by high fashion of the 16th century, and the Masquerade Ball, a mysterious event transporting you back to the pinnacle of Venetian culture.
Prefer a more discreet evening? You can watch a movie in the Illuminations theatre, listen to the jazz band at the Chart Room, or try your hand at the Empire Casino – they even offer complimentary gaming lessons.
Bring the family!
Cunard also provides services and activities for children. The Night Nursery, available for children 12-23 months, is open until 11 PM allowing parents time to relax in the evening. At the Play Zone, children ages 2-7 participate in structured activities led by qualified staff members in a permanently supervised area.
Children ages 8-12 can hang out at the Kids Zone while participating in sports competitions or going to see a show at the Royal Court Theatre. Finally, in the Teen Zone, 13-17 year olds can partake in pizza parties, discos, bingo, or catch a film screening at ConneXions.