The Curious Case of Cunard's Past

March 4, 2015

To celebrate their 175th year at sea, Cunard have released a historic video timeline which tells the story of their past.

The video showcases Cunard’s most iconic moments over its 175 year history, marking each big occasion along the way and bringing the historical events of the past to life.



Some of these moments that are showcased include a quote from Charles Dickens where he describes his Cunard cabin in 1842 as a “profoundly preposterous box” and the first time that the wife of the King is heard on the radio in 1934.

Not only does the video look into Cunard’s famous visitors and fans, but it explores how Cunard has helped shape history. It examines Carpathia (Cunard’s ‘little’ ship) which rescued the survivors’ from Titanic (who belonged to the White Star lines.) It also mentions Sir Winston Churchill’s words of esteem when he thanked Cunard’s Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth’s for carrying troops, which he said; “helped shorten World War II by at least a year”.

Cunard’s Marketing Director, Angus Struthers, said: “It’s remarkable to see 175 years condensed into a five minute video. For those unfamiliar with Cunard, it really does illustrate how ocean travel has evolved, and the pivotal role Cunard and its majestic fleet plays as a beacon for the industry.”

“We look forward to celebrating Cunard’s heritage and milestone anniversary in grand style throughout the year. On our 175 anniversary crossings… there’s never going to be a better time to join us and make history.”

In May 2015 Cunard will stage one of its most ambitious events to date, as all three Queens, Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth will sail in formation into Liverpool, the spiritual home of Cunard, for the very first time. With over one million spectators expected to line the River Mersey, there are still opportunities to enjoy an unrivalled view of the unfolding event aboard one of the three Queens.

Will you be going to Liverpool to see the three queens? Let us know in the comments below!