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Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth meets HMS Queen Elizabeth 

Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth meets HMS Queen Elizabeth 

10 July 2017 Cruise News

Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth luxury cruise liner met HMS Queen Elizabeth for the first time earlier. The rendezvous of the two ships, that share the same name and who were both christened by The Queen, took place in the Moray Firth off the coast of Scotland during Queen Elizabeth’s 13-night tour of the British Isles.  

TravelTalk with the hotel manager of the Queen Mary 2

TravelTalk with the hotel manager of the Queen Mary 2

29 June 2017 Videos

The Queen Mary 2 is very much a floating resort with not only suites and cabins, but also a host of dining and entertainment options being provided for the on board guests. But, with the liner being at out at sea for numerous days at a time, how is the smooth running of the ‘resort’ conducted? Phil Blizzard talks to Robert Howie, hotel general manager of the vessel, for this edition of TravelTalk.

Behind the scenes: Cunard refits Queen Victoria

Behind the scenes: Cunard refits Queen Victoria

19 May 2017 Videos

Cunard recently announced plans for a £34 million refurbishment of Queen Victoria. Today the luxury cruise line has revealed a behind the scenes video of the stunning aft lido sun deck being lifted into place at the Fincantieri Shipyard in Palermo, Italy.

Queen Victoria to undergo extensive refit in May

Queen Victoria to undergo extensive refit in May

20 March 2017 Cruise News

Cunard will invest $54 million in the refurbishment of the Queen Victoria this May. The elegance, history and nostalgia of Queen Victoria’s art deco past will remain, while refurbishments will usher the ship into a new, updated chapter.

Herbie Hancock to play Queen Mary 2 transatlantic crossing

Herbie Hancock to play Queen Mary 2 transatlantic crossing

11 December 2015 Cruise News Travel Events News

Hailed as one of the greatest jazz musicians in modern history, Herbie Hancock will headline the latest in a series of Cunard Blue Note jazz at sea-themed transatlantic crossings on board Queen Mary 2 next year. The multi Grammy Award winning star will perform three, 45 minute intimate shows in The Royal Court Theatre on board Queen Mary 2’s eight night crossing from Southampton to New York on August 1st-8th, 2016.

Crewman feared drowned after falling from Queen Mary 2

Crewman feared drowned after falling from Queen Mary 2

17 August 2015 Cruise News

A crew member from Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 cruise ship is feared drowned after falling overboard. The Cunard flagship left Southampton on Tuesday on its way to Halifax, Canada. The crewman is believed to have fallen from the ship early on Saturday morning, Cunard said.

Passenger killed boarding Cunard-operated Queen Elizabeth

Passenger killed boarding Cunard-operated Queen Elizabeth

2 April 2015 Cruise News

A passenger has died following a fall from Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth cruise ship. The passenger, who has not been named, fell from a tender while the ship was docked at Sihanoukville, Cambodia. The ship is on a 112-night world cruise which and left Southampton on January 10th.

Blue Note Records sets sail with Cunard

Blue Note Records sets sail with Cunard

17 February 2015 Cruise News

Cunard and venerable jazz label Blue Note Records have announced an exciting entertainment partnership, which will debut on Cunard’s flagship, Queen Mary 2, on October 29th, 2015. Guests onboard will embark on a very special transatlantic crossing, featuring intimate jazz performances by the Blue Note 75th Anniversary All Star Band, Our Point of View, formed for the label’s milestone anniversary in 2014.