Cunard Line: White Star Service
This is as traditional and British as it gets. Cunard prides itself on its separate service levels, its days at sea, and its formalities. Today, it is the “only way to cross” the iconic Transatlantic route. The flagship, Queen Mary 2, does this so well, Cunard was voted the #2 Large Ship Cruise Line by the readers of Conde Nast Traveler, and the #1 Mega-ship Cruise Line by the readers of Travel and Leisure. For the smaller sisters, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth, Cunard was rated #4 by the readers of both Conde Nast Traveler, (Medium Cruise Line), and Travel and Leisure, (Large Ship Cruise Line).
Iconic and steeped in history, Cunard has been a stalwart of the cruising industry for well over a hundred years and has been a welcome companion on some of the most memorable journeys for thousands of travelers. Contact CruisePlus today to find out more about this symbol of the seas!
The Cunard ships are divided into four separate levels of staterooms and service. At the top are the spacious Queens Suites, Penthouses, Royal Suites, and Duplexes. Guests have butlers, priority boarding, lavish accommodations and amenities, access to the Grills Lounge and Terrace, and they dine in the Queens Grill. For accommodations and dining, they are essentially an ultra-luxury “ship within a ship”.
Princess Suites are about 50% larger than a Balcony stateroom. Guests have access to the Grills Lounge and Terrace, dine in the Princess Grill, and have a concierge to provide extra service.
Britannia Club guests have balcony staterooms on the higher decks and dine in the designated Club area of the Britannia Dining Room.
The balance of balcony, ocean view, and inside staterooms are comparable to other premium brands. Guests dine in the unrestricted sections of the Britannia Dining Room.
Regions of the World
Cunard has a long history of world cruises and grand voyages. In winter, 2018 and 2019, they will operate two world cruises and a grand South America voyage. For the rest of the year, Queen Mary 2 is mostly on the Transatlantic run, while Victoria and Elizabeth focus on Northern Europe and the Mediterranean. Itineraries are designed with more days at sea than other brands, to give guests the time to relish their cruising experience.
As a premium cruise brand, Cunard has additional charges for Shore excursions, wi-fi, gratuities, port fees, and beverages outside of the Grills.
With High Tea, White Glove Service, butlers, generous suites, and extensive amenities, the Queens, Princess, and Britannia Club guests will enjoy an iconic experience in cruise travel.