Cunard Cruises is home of the Queen Mary 2, Queen Elizabeth 2, and Queen Victoria â€“ some of the most famous and grandest ships in the world. Until Royal Caribbeanâ€™s Freedom of the Seas was christened in May of 2006, Queen Mary 2 held the crown for the worldâ€™s largest ship for nearly 3 years. The Queen Mary 2 is 1,132 feet long, weighs in at 151,400 gross tons, and holds a whopping 3,056 passengers. This massive liner is worth an estimated $800 million and features casinos, discos, ballrooms, art galleries, bookstores, tennis and basketball courts, and swimming pools galore. This bustling city at sea also offers an endless number of events and activities for every taste.
Sailing since 1840, Cunard Cruisesâ€™ famous ocean liners sail to some of the most exotic destinations in the world, with some of the most interesting ports of call on the planet. Because Cunard Cruises is a luxury cruise line, not only will you enjoy unique ports of call, you will also enjoy a wide variety of shore excursions such as adventure excursions, history and culture tours, lessons, and lectures led by top professionalâ€™s in every field. Cunard Cruises features Transatlantic sailings, the Americas and the Caribbean, Europe, Scandinavia, Africa, the Mediterranean, and World Cruises.
Cunard Cruises sail year-round and durations run the gamut. Cunard Cruises has 6-day, 16-day, 42-day, 99-day and even 106-day cruises, to name a few. A good example is Cunard Cruisesâ€™ Pathway to the Explorers World Cruise (2008) aboard the Queen Victoria. This 99-day voyage sets sail from New York, then travels to Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Oranjestad, Aruba; Puntarenas, Costa Rica; Acapulco, Mexico; Manzanillo, Mexico, and Los Angeles, California. Remember, Cunard Cruises is a luxury cruise line so prices for extended voyages can run in the tens of thousands of dollars. Standard inside suites for a voyage such as this can average roughly $25,000 per guest. However, Queens Suites and Grand Suites for this same voyage can range from $63,000 up to $179,000 or more.
While Cunard Cruises doesnâ€™t feature deep discounts and deals like the ones youâ€™ll find with mainstream cruise lines such as Carnival and Disney, they feature a â€œclubï¿½ï¿½? that offers savings on cruises. After completing a voyage aboard Queen Mary 2, Queen Elizabeth 2, or Queen Victoria, guests aged 18 or older, join the Cunard World Club as a â€œSilver Cunarder.ï¿½ï¿½? There are four membership levels appropriately named: Silver (after one voyage), Gold (after two voyages), Platinum (after seven voyages), and Diamond (after 15 voyages or more).
After browsing through all of Cunard Cruises ships, destinations, itineraries, excursions, and pricing and you are ready to book your Cunard Cruise, simply call your local cruise travel professional or Cunard Cruisesâ€™ reservations team at 1-800-7-CUNARD. Before you call, make sure you have your voyage details ready (ship and departure date), your stateroom selection in mind, guest details, meaning, information on each passenger including date of birth, nationality, passport number (if needed) and expiration date, as well as contact information, dinner seating requests, and any special requirements such as dietary restrictions or medical issues.