When Samuel Cunard set sail across the Atlantic in 1840 on Britannia he changed the face of ocean travel forever and a Cunard cruise is still just as much about the experience you have on board as the destinations you visit!  Feel Regal, feel welcome from the very first ‘good afternoon’ – it’s called White Star Service, the same as it was all those years ago, – you’ll hear it from your stateroom steward, greeted by name and remembering the tiniest details about you!


The fleet has grown over the years with now 3 Queens to choose from, Queen Mary 2 which continues the proud tradition of regular Transatlantic Crossings to or from New York, Queen Elizabeth, christened by her name sake in 2010 and ideally positioned each year in the Med and on a world voyage and Queen Victoria, similar in size to Queen Elizabeth with an Edwardian elegance and classical décor a delight to be visiting, on her world voyage, a course that was taking in amazing destinations around the globe for 120 nights…


It’s all about choice, dine where the mood takes you, healthy to hearty, light bites to haute cuisine, it could be the dining room by suite of Britannia, Princess or Queens, or the Pub onboard, it’s all part of the fare, and then there’s the onboard experiences like learning to tango, or martini mixology


Maybe you are in the mood for some quiet contemplation as you lose yourself in the 6000 book library (no kindles in sight!!) and then there is the onboard lecture series, it could be architecture, navigation, oceanography, astronomy, medicine, gastronomy or just the history of the area you are in.


One thing is certain, you simply can’t take a Cunard cruise without experiencing afternoon tea, served in the splendid Queens Room by white gloved waiters and the background music a string quartet,


Opportunity exists for whole world journeys – Queen Mary 2, 38 ports, 22 countries on 4 continents, from Southampton 10 Jan 17 and shorter close to home sectors to try like 18 Feb Melbourne to Sydney for 7nights and Queen Elizabeth , 7 Jan 17 from Southampton for 39 ports, 25 countries with 4 for the very first time a total of 120 nights – or 26 Feb Sydney to Hong Kong for 28 nights.


There is promise to ensure a  special experience, where even the hand sanitizer gets dressed up!!!  Cunard is definitely one of the bucket list ticks, whether it’s a 6 night trans atlantic or a close to home try, you will feel special!