Cunard Line cruises bring old world glamour to the table, ferrying guests across vast oceans in high style since 1847. Embark on your own epic adventure on a Cunard luxury cruise, known for its 5-star service and classic sophistication.
Cunard’s most iconic itineraries include their World Voyages and Transatlantic crossings. The route between Southampton and New York is a classic, undertaken by the flagship Queen Mary 2 ocean liner. The line now also offers Regions of the World Cruises to explore the ports of Asia, Australasia and East Asia. Grand Voyages offer longer times at sea, like the 33-day journey between Southampton and Singapore by way of Athens, Jerusalem, Cairo, Goa and Phuket. Additional routes cover everywhere from majestic Norwegian fjords to idyllic Caribbean islands.
By: Bottomley, Newton Abbot on 25th Jul 2020
The ports of call were all excellent. This was a consideration in booking this voyage. It was great to have 2 nights in Cape Town and be able to stay ashore without fretting about all aboard time...
Queen Mary 2
By: Crammond, Nottingham on 19th Jun 2020
All in all, I thought the QM2 was a very competent ship and a delight to travel on. Given that it was a themed cruise there was more entertainment
QM2 was specifically designed for transatlantic crossings. It's the biggest ship in the Cunard fleet and is Cunard's Flagship.Queen Mary 2 Cruises
As the second largest ship in the Cunard fleet, Queen Elizabeth is designed to provide the ultimate in luxury and style.Queen Elizabeth Cruises
As a classic, traditional cruise line, the dress code at Cunard balances casual resort style with evening smart attire. During Gala evenings, you should plan to dress to impress with a more elegant look. This means a tuxedo, dark suit or dinner jacket and tie for men and an evening or cocktail dress, formal separates or trouser suit for women. Smart attire is requested in the evenings, ranging from smart trousers, shirt and tie for men and trousers and dresses for women. If you want to keep your look more relaxed, you can dress casually in many of the alternative dining venues and lounges including the Golden Lion pub and Lido buffet.
Yes, both suite have a private balcony. The Queens Grill Suites balconies are a bit larger larger than the Princess Grill Suites, due the larger suite size.
Captain Nick Bates Tells Us His Thoughts On Dress Codes
Cunard Grills Experience
Enjoy dinner with a view onboard a Cunard Line ship, with a bevy of options to keep your taste buds from ever getting bored! Whether you’re craving a traditional English afternoon tea or breakfast in bed, you’ll be well served by the range of venues. Guests can choose from light bites or sit-down meals. You’ll have a dedicated restaurant to dine at, depending on your stateroom grade. Daily menus include plenty of choices to suit all dietary requirements, with vegan, vegetarian, fish, and spa-inspired menus presented each evening.
A drinks package is the perfect stress-free companion to fine dining, and Cunard’s choices are straightforward.
Can’t fathom sailing without your daily cup of joe? Another option is to pre-purchase a coffee card, currently at a cost of $40 for 10 regular coffees on the ship. A separate hot drinks package is available on the Queen Elizabeth, including regular coffee and signature teas.
Whether you prefer low-key karaoke nights in the pub or opulent evenings in the ballroom, Cunard’s entertainment covers all bases. Gather in the Queens Room to tango the night away to the sound of a full orchestra, or join fellow passengers in the ships’ vibrant nightclubs. Jazz trios, classic recitals and solo singers lend an upbeat ambience to your evening. Or if you love discovering new art, visit the Clarendon Fine Art Gallery to view intriguing collectable works and discuss technique over a glass of bubbly.
Visit the theatre to catch the latest Hollywood blockbusters, cinema classics and even 3D films. If you prefer live shows, check out the West End-quality dance performances and musicals in the classy setting of the onboard Royal Court Theatre. Cunard also hosts comedy shows for light-hearted laughs, and themed balls for enchanting evenings.
Do you feel lucky? Visit the ship’s casino to test your hand at table games and slot machines. You can enter a Blackjack or Roulette tournament, or even just soak in the glittering atmosphere.
Days spent on a Cunard Line cruise can be as action-packed or tranquil as you please, starting with luxury hotel-quality amenities in the spacious cabins and suites. If you want a full calendar of activities, you’ll find tango lessons, shuffleboard, fencing and arts and crafts on the docket. Balance this out with a day spent sunbathing and reading by the pool, or soothe tired muscles in the hot tub.
You’ll find spas on each of the Cunard ships, whether it’s the Royal Spa, Canyon Ranch SpaClub or the Mareel Spa. You’re sure to feel inspired by the panoramic ocean views from the fitness centres, keeping you focused as you work up a sweat. This is complemented by relaxation areas, cascading waterfall showers, aqua therapy, pampering massages, beauty treatments and facials. At Canyon Ranch, you’ll be able to enjoy the anti-ageing properties of Ayurvedic and Thai treatments.
Apart from the gym and selection of swimming pools, get involved with foil fencing classes or a round of table tennis. Typical open-air games like shuffleboard, croquet and quoits are on offer to help pass the time, along with golf simulators aboard the Queen Mary 2.
To take all the guesswork out of tipping, Cunard automatically adds a daily hotel and dining service charge to your onboard account, with all money going directly to the crew. You can tip on top of this if you like, but it’s not required. The exact fee will depend on your stateroom category, and a standard 15% charge goes to bar, wine and salon services.
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