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Cunard Cruises

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Cunard Line

About Cunard Cruises

Cunard Line aims for big-ship luxury with a "Golden Era" feel. Cunard currently comprises three ships -- the 2,691-passenger Queen Mary 2, the flagship of the fleet; the 1,988-passenger Queen Victoria; and the 2,068-passenger Queen Elizabeth -- with a fourth ship set to debut in 2022.

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Queen Mary 2 (QM2)
Queen Mary 2 (QM2)

102 Night
102 Night World CruiseDetails

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Leaving:Southampton
Cruise Line:Cunard Line
Jan 11, 2023
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Queen Mary 2 (QM2)
Queen Mary 2 (QM2)

60 Night
World CruiseDetails

Leaving:Southampton
Cruise Line:Cunard Line
Jan 11, 2023
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Queen Victoria
Queen Victoria (Photo: Cunard Cruise Line)

101 Night
101 Night World CruiseDetails

Leaving:Southampton
Cruise Line:Cunard Line
Jan 11, 2023
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Queen Elizabeth
Queen Elizabeth (Photo: Cunard Line)

14 Night
Europe - Western CruiseDetails

Leaving:Barcelona
Cruise Line:Cunard Line
Sep 26, 2022
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10 Night
Europe - Western CruiseDetails

Leaving:Southampton
Cruise Line:Cunard Line
Sep 4, 2022
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12 Night
Europe - Western CruiseDetails

Leaving:Southampton
Cruise Line:Cunard Line
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20 Night
Far East CruiseDetails

Leaving:Southampton
Cruise Line:Cunard Line
Feb 20, 2022
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15 Night
Canada / New England CruiseDetails

Leaving:Southampton
Cruise Line:Cunard Line
Sep 15, 2022
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31 Night
World CruiseDetails

Leaving:Singapore
Cruise Line:Cunard Line
Mar 23, 2023
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4 Night
Europe - Northern CruiseDetails

Leaving:Southampton
Cruise Line:Cunard Line
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14 Night
Canada / New England CruiseDetails

Leaving:Southampton
Cruise Line:Cunard Line
Jun 24, 2022
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16 Night
Far East CruiseDetails

Leaving:Singapore
Cruise Line:Cunard Line
Oct 30, 2022
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21 Night
Caribbean - Eastern CruiseDetails

Leaving:New York
Cruise Line:Cunard Line
Mar 27, 2022
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28 Night
Transatlantic CruiseDetails

Leaving:Southampton
Cruise Line:Cunard Line
Jan 14, 2022
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10 Night
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Cruise Line:Cunard Line
Apr 14, 2022
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28 Night
Caribbean - Eastern CruiseDetails

Leaving:Southampton
Cruise Line:Cunard Line
Dec 13, 2021
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9 Night
Transatlantic CruiseDetails

Leaving:Southampton
Cruise Line:Cunard Line
Jan 11, 2023
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22 Night
World CruiseDetails

Leaving:Southampton
Cruise Line:Cunard Line
Jan 11, 2023
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22 Night
Far East CruiseDetails

Leaving:Sydney
Cruise Line:Cunard Line
Mar 1, 2023
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24 Night
Far East CruiseDetails

Leaving:Singapore
Cruise Line:Cunard Line
Feb 16, 2023
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32 Night
Far East CruiseDetails

Leaving:Southampton
Cruise Line:Cunard Line
Feb 20, 2022
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10 Night
Europe - Western CruiseDetails

Leaving:Southampton
Cruise Line:Cunard Line
Dec 13, 2021
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12 Night
Europe - Western CruiseDetails

Leaving:Southampton
Cruise Line:Cunard Line
Jan 6, 2022
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14 Night
Canada / New England CruiseDetails

Leaving:New York
Cruise Line:Cunard Line
Sep 23, 2022
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26 Night
World CruiseDetails

Leaving:Sydney
Cruise Line:Cunard Line
Mar 12, 2023
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Who goes on Cunard cruise ships?

Cunard draws an incredibly diverse crowd, with people from all over the world and of all ages. With that said, most passengers come from the U.K., North America, Germany and Japan. The world cruisers who occupy the top cabins are often extremely wealthy, with a fair smattering of celebrities enjoying Queens Grill -- but equally, the entry-level cabins on the shorter cruises attract bargain hunters.

Passengers are mainly couples, although solos are catered for. Cunard is particularly LGBTQ-friendly, too, with plenty of same-gender couples. The age range is mainly over 55, but during school holidays, a lot of families travel. On Queen Mary 2, you'll also find a small subset of people who have chosen the route because there's a kennel onboard for dogs and cats.

Do I have to dress up on a Cunard cruise?

Absolutely. You'd be unlikely to book if you weren't a fan of glamorous black-tie nights. This is a line where tradition triumphs and even a relatively short, eight-night transatlantic crossing may involve three formal nights. Tuxedos or dark suits for men is expected, with women trotting out long dresses and jewels. Even the formal nights are narrowed down with themes like a black-and-white ball.

Gala evenings aside, the dress code is generally "smart," which can be interpreted as stylish but not involving men needing to wear a tie.

Those who really don't want to dress up can still go casual-ish and eat at the buffet on formal nights, but you won't be allowed in any of the lounges or go into the theater for a show.

Is everything free on Cunard cruises?

No. You will need to pay extra for pretty well everything, from bottled water and specialty coffee to Wi-Fi, crew gratuities, specialty dining, shore excursions and drinks, as well as exercise classes and a day pass to use the saunas and steam rooms in the spa.

Dining is included in the cruise fare but which main dining room you're assigned to will vary by what type of cabin you have booked. Also included are evening entertainment and basic tea and coffee at meals.

What are Cunard’s most popular activities?

On sea days, Cunard's ships are famous for its guest speaker program, which features big names from the arts, politics and science scenes. Otherwise, popular activities are pretty traditional -- bridge, dance classes, bingo and pub quizzes in the Golden Lion Pub. There are watercolor painting classes, wine tasting sessions, flower arranging, table tennis and, in the evenings, karaoke. Afternoon tea is a daily ritual rarely missed by most passengers. On Queen Mary 2 the planetarium shows are quite popular as well.

Why go with Cunard?

  • A classic, elegant cruise experience on world-famous ships
  • The only scheduled service across the North Atlantic, between the U.K. and New York
  • Some surprisingly good-value fares, given the elegance of the ships

Best for: Those who enjoy a more formal style of cruising and value the opportunity to learn more about the world through insightful talks

Not for: Anyone looking for a party atmosphere and informal vibe or who enjoys a more modern style of cruising

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I spent 10 days prior to the cruise researching, contacting people working out train times and bus times to allow us to visit specific sites whilst ashore at each destination, luckily no advanced tickets or payments were made prior to the voyage.Booked this 10 day cruise around the British Isles in order to kill 2 birds with one stone, to having a lovely luxurious cruise and visiting 5 destinations with the objective of visiting a 1 or 2 locations, we had not been to, at each port of call.... Read More
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2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

Coastal Liverpool and return.

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10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Stunning week away up to the Western Isles of Scotland & Liverpool

Partly due to the sheer inability to cruise anywhere for SO long, due to you know what C19, and the fact that it was a Southampton and back trip so easy access for us Hampshire folk, made this Queen Elizabeth British cruise a worthwhile and easy trip to pick.Like us, the crew were clearly happy to be in board and it showed so, all in all a delightful trip (cabin blip duly noted).... Read More
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10+ Cruises

Age 60s

Sun Cruise; no stops just head for sun

I was apprehensive of going on this cruise and wondered what impact the Covid restrictions would have.We have had a fantastic cruise, start to finish.... Read More
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