CUNARD CRUISE LINES

Cunard Cruises – the classic way to cruise. Modelled the original ocean liners, a look at the fleet with films, blogs and video tours. The fourth ship means that for the first time since 1998 Cunard will have four ships in simultaneous service.

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DRESS CODE: Evenings on board a Cunard Queen exude a sense of occasion, but they’re also as relaxed as you want them to be. There’s no need to dress to the nines each night if you don’t want to, and you’ll find many areas on board where casual dress is welcome.” 

The majority of guests travelling with Cunard embrace the chance to switch to smart attire by night. This doesn’t mean you’ll be expected to wear a gown or dinner jacket each evening. Smart attire simply means a dress shirt and trousers / a skirt and a top, or a cocktail dress. Essentially, choose something along the same vein as you’d wear to a stylish restaurant or the theatre on a special occasion.

At least twice on each seven-night voyage, there is a Gala Evening. They do ask that guests observe a black-tie dress code. Many guests choose to sail with Cunard specifically because they look forward to these events.

In addition – Gala Evenings follow one of a few themes. It is our experience at Doris Visits that guess actually research the theme of that Gala and purchase and take whatever it is. A 1920’s, American, prohibition period might be a theme. You don’t have to join in, but many will. We suggest you check. The answer can be simple, click the Amazon picture to take you into a variety of answers that others will be using.

SMOKING: For the safety and comfort of our (Cunard quote) guests, smoking (including electronic alternatives) is not permitted within the terminal or on board the ship. Although we have designated areas of the open deck on each ship where smoking is permitted, during the tour we ask guests to refrain from smoking as the ship may be refuelling whilst in port. Check your contract (booking terms).

Click on the ship's name and the details will drop down. Then click on the map to reveal where it is in the world. Expand the map view of the world by using the +or- scale adjuster.

From staterooms for solo travellers to children clubs, Cunard has it all. Click on a ship’s banner below to see the films available.

This was a popular class of ship built between 2001 and 2010 and comes in many forms, from the Arcadia to the Queen Victoria at Cunard. The class was led by the H&A ship MS Zuiderdam in 2002. The Spirit and Radiance class ships are similar. What varies is the inside which the Arcadia and Queen Victoria together can show. When the Arcadia was being built it had no central ballroom, which is why is was moved away from being the Queen Victoria and another was ordered with the ballroom interior. Amazing how the same ship can be so different. They are all around 290 meters, 1850 to 2350 guests, these are Panamax cruise ships, almost liners.

  1. 2002: MS Zuiderdam
  2. 2003: MS Oosterdam
  3. 2004: MS Westerdam
  4. 2005: MS Arcadia
  5. 2006: MS Noordam
  6. 2007: MS Queen Victoria
  7. 2008: MS Eurodam
  8. 2009: Costa Luminosa
  9. 2010: MS Queen Elizabeth
  10. 2010: MS Nieuw Amsterdam
  11. 2010: Costa Deliziosa

Why not join the community of those who cruise on Cunard, play bridge together, tour together. Click here and join and exchange knowledge and set events.

 

 

 

 

2,061 Passengers | 980 Crew | – Cabins | 16 decks, 12 guest decks | 964.5Ft/294m long | 32m beam | Speed 23.7 knots | Swimming pools | Jacuzzis | Restaurants | Bars | Show Theatre | Fitness Centre | Spa | Library | 90,901GT | Ocean Liner Class | Fincantieri| Launched 2007

Queen Victoria web page on Cunard website

Cunard Facebook group by Doris Visits

A slick ship that rides well in the sea, she has an amazing ballroom and features afternoon teas there. Very supportive LGBT section, otherwise a traditional ship with dance and bridge classes. We have filmed a ship tour, cabin tour and galley walkthrough tour. See below.

The Queen Elizabeth is the newest Queen on the fleet until the new ship arrives. She sports evocative art deco elegance. Our newest Queen. Regular and premium cruisers have the opportunity to use special areas and dining options normal guests cannot.

2,081 Passengers | 980 Crew | – Cabins | 16 decks, 12 guest decks | 964.5Ft/294m long | 32m beam | Speed 23.7 knots | Swimming pools | Jacuzzis | Restaurants | Bars | Show Theatre | Fitness Centre | Spa | Library | 90,901GT | Ocean Liner Class | Built by Fincantieri | Launched 2010

Queen Mary 2 web page on Cunard website

Cunard Facebook group by Doris Visits

 

The Blue Riband

Of the 35 Atlantic liners to hold the Blue Riband, 25 were British. Thirteen were Cunard ships

Tender Ports and Tender Operation by lifeboat

If the destination port is not deep enough for your ship, or, it is too busy to park you at a berth (Dubrovnik is such a busy example), then you have to be ferried in.

Cruise insurance and helicopter rescue at sea. Expensive.

Insurance is always contractually required on a cruise. World ENTRY REQUIREMENTS change.

How do you cruise so much? I want to cruise more.

How can you cruise more? I saw this on the SAGA site

LUXURY CRUISE chat group on Facebook

Cruise Chat is the greatest way to share and discover. The LUXURY CHAT GROUP

CUNARD CHAT GROUP

Cruise Chat is the greatest way to share and discover. CUNARD CRUISE group

Cruise Ship Kitchen – What is inside – Filmed Galley Tour

Have you ever wondered how the food is planned and where it is made on a cruise ship. Jean went behind those huge silver revolving doors for Doris Visits,

Queen Victoria. Standard Stateroom Tour – filmed in a minute

On most ships you can enjoy

The Queen Mary 2 is the flagship of Cunard. It offers spacious style and elegance. She features a vast array of facilities from an on board spa to a vast library. Regular and premium cruisers have the opportunity to use special areas and dining options normal guests cannot.

2,691 Passengers | 1,250 Crew | – Cabins | 18 decks, 41 guest decks | 1,123Ft/345m long | 14m beam | Speed 30 knots | Swimming pools | Jacuzzis | Restaurants | Bars | Show Theatre | Fitness Centre | Spa | Library | 149,215 GT | Ocean Liner Class | Built by STX Europe Chantiers de l’Atlantique | Launched 2003 christened 2004

Queen Mary 2 web page on Cunard website

Cunard Facebook group by Doris Visits

  • Pinnacle-class ship
  • 113,000 gross tons
  • Length 323 m (1060 ft)
  • Beam 36 m (118 ft)
  • 3,000 guests
  • 1050 crew

QUEEN ANNE. Historic Maiden voyage chat room – join the group

Cunard’s new ship Pinnacle-class ship, Queen Anne, maiden voyage chat group.

QUEEN ANNE, in bits at half launch

Cunard’s new ship Pinnacle-class ship, Queen Anne, has been floated out. Or the front has.

QUEEN ANNE, new Cunard ship. First captain is Inger Klein Thorhauge

Cunard’s new ship, Queen Anne, will have Captain Inger Klein Thorhauge as the first to take the helm. The Faroese captain is known to Cunard cruisers and she appears in the announcement video.

Fincantieri – ship builders

Fincantieri S.p.A. is an Italian shipbuilding company based in Trieste, Italy.