For 175 years, Cunard has been the greatest name in ocean travel. In the 20th century, 'Going Cunard' was the ultimate cachet and the company's famous ships were the place to see and be seen for British aristocracy and Hollywood royalty. Today, the grand interiors of each ship in this distinguished fleet magically hark back to that graceful, carefree era.
While Queen Mary 2 may be the Cunard flagship, the more recent additions to this notable fleet of Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria are remarkably popular in their own right. All three ships flee Britain's winter chills and embark on exotic world voyages during the first few months of the year. The rest of the year sees these proud ships, with their massive black hulls and soaring red funnels, visiting a variety of ports. Mediterranean fly/cruises are now part of the summer schedule. No matter which Cunard ship you opt for, you can revel in an elegant rendition of the glory days of cruising in tune with modern lifestyles.
Transatlantic crossings are at the beating heart of Cunard - the only cruise line which still operates a regular, scheduled service across the Atlantic Ocean between Europe and the United States. There is something undeniably momentous about setting sail from Southampton aboard a noble Cunarder, whether you're bound for the New World or a short party cruise. The band playing patriotic melodies on the quayside brings a lump in the throat to the most staid of souls.