Pioneers of ocean travel, Cunard first offered scheduled transatlantic passenger crossings in 1840. Cunard's three cruise liners are amongst the most famous and elegant cruise ships at sea.
With a fascinating history dating back 180 years, our sea-faring expertise and destination knowledge is incomparable – no one knows the world, or our ships, better than we do. They have always been The Most Famous Ocean Liners in the World®. Our fleet of magnificent ships is manned by the most professional crews at sea today, and when you sail into a destination you can be assured of the highest level of local knowledge to enhance your time ashore. From fabled vessels of the past to her present royal court - Queen Mary 2, also known as QM2®, Queen Victoria, also known as QV® and Queen Elizabeth, also known as QE® - Cunard has carried guests across the great oceans and to the far points of the globe in unparalleled style.
Top five reasons to cruise with Cunard
- White Star Service
Cunard is famous for its exception level of service. Your room will be serviced by a butler throughout the duration of your cruise, while all staff throughout the ship will attend to your every need.
Every night aboard your Cunard cruise you’ll be spoilt by fantastic live performances, including dance shows, comedians and vocalists. Each ship also offers a casino and a wide range of recreational activities.
Included in your ticket are all meals in the main restaurants, as well as access to the 24 hour room service menu. You can also eat at the exquisite specialty restaurants for a nominal fee.
- Youth Facilities
Cunard cruises offer certified nurseries, daily children’s activities including craft, sporting competitions and discos, and teen activities such as movie nights and gaming.
- Fitness Centres
All ships are equipped with fitness centres containing state-of-the-art equipment, allowing you to keep continue your fitness regime while on holidays.
Cunard boasts an impressive list of cruising milestones. It was the first cruise line to take pianos to sea, introduced ensuite bathrooms in the late nineteenth century and added onboard gyms and health centres to their list of cruise industry breakthroughs in 1911. Cunard's history of itineraries is just as significant, with Laconia sailing the first world cruise in 1922. Cunard's guest book reads like a who's who of royal, political and Hollywood history, and the cruise line is still a firmly established favourite in the premium cruise sector. Cunard's three cruise liners, Queen Mary II, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth are among the most famous cruise ships at sea.
Departure ports are located in the UK, Europe, USA and New Zealand. Cunard liners sail to destinations in the Mediterranean, Northern Europe, the British Isles, Scandinavia & the Baltic, Canary Islands, Caribbean, Mexican Riviera, Panama Canal, USA (including Hawaii) and Canada, as well as offering transatlantic crossings and world cruises.
Who's On Board?
As a premium cruise line, Cunard passengers enjoy the very traditional luxury cruising style. There is a mix of passengers onboard, predominantly discerning couples from their late thirties upwards to wealthy retirees and families (though not as many families as on other larger cruise ships).