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Renowned elegance, spacious luxury and excellent service.
Having launched over 250 ships since the first Transatlantic crossing in 1840, Cunard Line has introduced numerous maritime innovations, from technical capabilities to onboard activities, such as:
• Arabia featured the first children's playroom in 1852.
• The first on board library was introduced on Bothnia in 1874.
• In 1881, Servia was the first passenger ship to be lit by electricity.
• Carmania was the first Cunard vessel in 1905 to have steam turbine engines.
• In 1911, Franconia featured the first gymnasium and health centre at sea.
• In 1922, Laconia sailied the first ever World cruise.
• In 2004, Queen Mary 2 featured the first planetarium at sea.
Many people choose to celebrate special occasions with Cunard, such as landmark birthdays or wedding anniversaries. And who can blame them! Cruising with a line so steeped in history and class is nothing short of special. Add to that the choice of destination, and even length of trip - from 2-night short breaks to 120-night world voyages or the iconic Transatlantic Crossing, there is something for everyone.
Believe it or not, a cruise with Cunard starts at around £100pp per night, which is great value when you compare it to a holiday on land. Your cruise fare inlcudes your sumptuous accommodation, food and even entertainment. Every room, regardless of fare, will get a bottle of bubbly on departure, a bath robe and slippers, fresh fruit on request and 24-hour complimentary room service.
And let's not forget... there's also the added bonus of waking up in a new location nearly every morning.
Cunard's ships have a classic style with modern features hidden in plain sight. Contempoary and sophisticated with a nod to the Golden Age of travel woven through with T.N.T - Tiny Notable Touches.
Cunard prides itself on standards of service that go above and beyond, exceeding expectations of their guests. It's called White Star Service. You'll be greeted by white-gloved officers and crew with a smile and warm welcome the moment you step onboard.
Cunard love formal, and they're proud of it. Who doesn't love to get dressed up to the nines though?!
During the day guests are welcome to wear whatever you feel comfortable in, with the evenings being your chance to dazzle.
The average number of formal evenings on a Cunard cruise is three per week - however it's worth remembering that gentlemen will always be required to wear a jacket to the main dining rooms on any evening.
Guests who wish to dress more casually are always welcome to dine in the Kings Court on Queen Mary 2, or the Lido on board Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth. They are also invited to unwind and enjoy a drink in the Winter Garden and Garden Lounge on Queen Victoria, Queen Elizabeth, or the Carinthia lounge on board Queen Mary 2.
Nearly the entire ship is available for everyone, regardless of stateroom type, to explore and enjoy - such as the lounges, bars, outside space, pools, theatre, ballroom, casino and pub (to name just a few) throughout the day and night.
Grills guests also have access to their own, discreet and exclusive areas to relax in.
Everyone enjoys access to 24-hour complimentary room service (including breakfast in bed), the relaxed Lido or Kings Court, the Golden Lion lunch menu and Afternoon Tea in the Queens Room.
All guests are also free to book lunch or dinner in the speciality restaurants, including the renowned Verandah (a small fee applies for all guests).
Everyone has a main dining room - Britannia guests dine in the grand Britannia restaurant for dinner, and Grills guests dine in the more intimate Queens Grill or Princess Grill restaurants.
Whilst a cruise onboard a Cunard ship may not be the obvious choice when thinking about a family holiday, it's worth remembering that Cunard's ships offer fantastic children's facilities. If fact the Mediterranean Fly-Cruises and the Transatlantic Crossings regularly attract a younger audience!
The Cunard Fare
It's ideal for you if you want a choice, with peace of mind at having your plans in place, along with additional benefits and added value.
It includes a choice of added value benefits such as Complementary car parking, Coach transfer in the UK or the ever popular on-board spending money.
It includes shuttle buses in ports, and dining times confirmed at the time of booking.
If you're travelling with friends and family, choose the Cunard Fare, so that you can ensure you have staterooms near each other, and dine togetrher at the time that suits everyone.
Early Saver Fare
Ideal if you're looking to book early and save a little, so long as you are flexible regarding some of the specifics of your time on board.
Cunard will choose your stateroom location and assign you dining time and table size for the main dining room.
Early Saver Fares are available on selected dates (and stateroom grades) and available up until 90 days before departure. Occasionally these may be replaced by a late "Saver" fare, which comes with greater restrictions but also a greater saving.