If you haven't sailed with Cunard before, prepare yourself for a unique treat.
The first difference you may notice is being the centre of attention. The sight of our famous ships and their distinctive red - and - black funnels always cause a stir, wherever they dock.
Another is the surprising sense of space on board: from large open decks to beautiful atriums, you are equally sure to find an enclave of calm as a lively activity - however the mood takes you.
Your choice of three exceptional ships comprises Queen Elizabeth, Queen Victoria and Queen Mary 2. Grand in scale yet stylish down to the smallest detail, each one is a world unto herself. An oasis of discovery and relaxation, and the perfect setting from which to explore new destinations or old favourites.
In life, timing is everything. We believe pacing oneself on holiday is crucial, with just the right balance of time spent on board and ashore. Wherever possible, we have a sea day immediately after you join us and the day before you disembark. So your're always refreshed for the diversions to come.
Its a combination of courtesy and confidence that shows you're in the hands of the most professional crew. Individuals who take great pride in making your stay on board effortless and unforgettable.
You can hear it in the way your stateroom steward greets you by name and remembers details about your trip. You can see it in your waiters impeccable attention to detail. You can feel it in the way you relax the second you step on board.
We believe great service is warm and sincere. It isn't stuffy. it isn't hurried. Its always friendly, yet never over-familiar. Great service fits around you.
At Cunard we call it White Star Service, because it's a shining example of how best to treat every guest
If our ships have inspired you, it may be time to consider some of our amazing places to which we can transport you. This is just the breif glimpse of the voyages you could take.
Once the only way from Europe to New World, transatlantic ships were famed for their extravagance and speed. Today of course there are many quicker ways to travel. But none finer. Seven or eight days aboard Queen Mary 2 give you unique opportunity to forget the demands of everyday life. As the boundless ocean surrounds you, all you can do is surrender to the rhythms of dining, discovering, mingling and relaxing.
Whether you're sailing from New York to Southampton, or vice versa why not spend a few extra days in the city that never sleeps - perhaps taking advantage of our bespoke tours? Theres so much to explore: the shops, the restaurants, the museums, and the park - beneth that iconic, towering skyline.
Travelling by plane to meet your ship is the fastest way to start exploring warmer waters and the many jewels of this fasinating part of the world. One day you might hop off for lunch in Monaco's billionaires row. The next eat pizza in it's hometown, Naples, before exploring the Museum of Napoleon Bonaparte in Corsica the day after. You can start your cruise in Barcelona, Rome, Athens or Venice with voyages lasting anything from seven to 24 nights. Should you wish to hop over the Atlantic to meet your ship you could admire New England or Canada - perhaps as autum turns the landscape a firey mix of orange, copper and red. Or you may wish to escape the winter by sampling the tranquility of the Caribbean, hopping from island to island.
Cruises from Southampton
If you prefer not to fly, that needn't limit your horizons. Cunard offer many opportunities to sail from and returning to Southampton, with durations from seven to 17 nights. As there are no total weight limits on your luggage ( although no one piece can weigh more than 23kg) there's no cramping your style. Your destination choice is endless from The Norwegian Fjords to the Baltic Capitals, Around Britain to The Mediterranean, Iberia and the Canary Islands to the Caribbean.
Cunard Pioneered the world voyage in 1922. To this day, few expierences compare to this iconic journey. Starting and ending in Southampton, you'll be enchanted by changing lands and cultures as you cross the continents, touching shore at many great cities, sleepy atolls and distant delights, many of which are far removed from the usual tourist hot spots. In early 2018 Queen Mary 2 and Queen Elizabeth continue this tradition, whilst Queen Victoria takes on a 75-night cruise to discover South America. Their Itineraries take different paths across the globe, before returning to Southampton
Our youngest Queen at sea, Queen Elizabeth's grace and Art Deco design have won her many accolades and made her a firm favourite with guests. The heyday of Hollywood glamour is instantly evoked by her elegent wood panelling, gleaming chandeliers, marble flooring and beautiful decorative touches.
For relaxation, Queen Elizabeth offers wide open deck space, the Garden Lounge - a large conservatory, based on the famous hothouse of Kew Gardens - as well as a unique Games Deck, where you can try your hand at a game of croquet or paddle tennis in the middle of the ocean.
Queen Victoria is similar in size and layout to her sister ship, Queen Elizabeth, but with her own distinct personality and feel. Her classical decor has an Edwardian elegence - warm - toned and plush - executed with Cunards hallmark flair.
Fans of Queen Victoria - and they are legion - often remark on her usual cosiness. Because, while she's every inch a grand ship in terms of size and decor, she has a particularly warm and intimate feeling throughout.
Welcome to the most famous ocean liner in the world.
Her elegence and scale are like no other. Encompassed within her graceful lines are fifteen restaurants and bars, five swimming pools, a full- sized theatre, a casino, a Canyon Ranch SpaClub, a 3D cinema, a full scale floating planetarium and the largest dance floor at sea.
If you love fresh sea air, there are acres of deck space and- as on all three Cunard Queens - a traditional promenade deck that circumnavigates the ship. She even has kennels to accomodate our four - legged guests in style on Transatlantic crossings.
Queen Mary 2 unveiled the next chapter of Cunard innovation and investment in June 2016, when she received a significant refit that introduced enhanced interior designs and guest experiences as well as new Britannia Single and Club Balcony staterooms.
Grill Suites are the epitome of the Cunard experience, where you can enjoy personal service and abundant space to relax in your exclusive suite, private lounge and beautiful terraces. Meanwhile, the finest food and wines make your every meal something extra special to savour in the Grill restaurants, where only the very best will do.
The Princess Grill experience
Booking a Princess Grill Suite takes your travels to a whole new level of indulgence. Savour exquisite food, capacious suites and a private Grills Lounge on board each of our three Queens as you holiday in ultimate comfort.
The Queens Grill experince
As a Queens Grill guest, you will experience the very pinnacle of luxury on ocean - going travel. Sumptuous suites, attentive butler service, access to the private Grills Lounge and the finest food in the Queens Grill restaurant combine to create a holiday without compare.