Inspired, by Cunard

Inspired, by Cunard.
The following articles capture our guests' unrivalled sense of freedom and possibility on board, combined with the irresistible invitation to retrace legendary sailing routes to historic and exotic destinations. Pioneers of the World Voyage in 1922, Cunard has continually refined and redefined its legacy ever since.
  • Life on board.
  • Destinations.
  • History of Cunard.

Life on board.

  • 10 things to know before travelling on Queen Mary 2.

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    Award-winning travel writer Jonathan Thompson reveals 10 things you should know before embarking on your next Queen Mary 2 voyage.

  • High style on the high seas.

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    Award-winning travel writer Jonathan Thompson explores the dress code on board our flagship during a leg of her recent round the world voyage.

  • Dining on the Queen of the seas.

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    From healthy to hearty, from light bites to haute cuisine, award-winning travel writer Jonathan Thompson tries an array of the fine cuisine served on Queen Mary 2.

  • Is there a doctor on board our ships?

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    In this article we ask principal medical officer Doctor Peter Hawthorne about what it is like heading up the vital department on board our ships.

  • Lecturing on board Queen Victoria.

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    Insights speaker Chris Frame tells us the ins and outs of his time lecturing on board Queen Victoria's Fjords and Waterfalls cruise.

  • Cruise with Cunard and stay healthy.

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    How does one enjoy the luxuries of a European cruise or tropical getaway guilt free? Canyon Ranch explain just how easy it is to stay healthy whilst cruising with Cunard.

  • Game of bridge anyone?

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    Rosemary Boden, certified bridge director and Silver Life Master shares insights and stories on the subject of what it's like being a bridge lecturer on board.

  • Four days on board Queen Elizabeth.

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    We took a team from our creative agency for a short break - all were first-time cruisers. Copywriter Grainne Jordan provides a day by day account of their time on board.

  • Weddings at sea on Queen Victoria.

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    Kirsty Wakefield, Cunard Wedding Coordinator, tells us about her role in planning a couple’s big day on board a Cunard Queen.

  • Devo the dog travels on Queen Mary 2.

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    Devo has been to 14 countries and territories and has completed four voyages with Cunard. His owner Carolyn shares with us what cruising with a service dog is like.

  • Canyon Ranch explores brain health.

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    It’s common knowledge that the brain controls the body, but can the body have an effect on the brain? Canyon Ranch explain how adopting a healthy lifestyle is beneficial for the mind and body.

  • Weddings at sea, Steve and Catharine's story.

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    Steve and Catharine had never cruised together before, but that didn’t mean there wasn’t a reason behind the decision to get married on board a Cunard Queen. In this article they share the story of their special day on board.

  • It's a dog's life on the North Atlantic.

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    Did you know that you can travel with your cat or dog when you take a Transatlantic Crossing on Queen Mary 2? It’s a unique service that has been enjoyed by numerous guests for many years.

  • It's all in a day's work on board.

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    Remedios Esmalde, Queen Mary 2 tailor, tells us about what it's like working as a crew member aboard our luxurious flagship.

  • Queen Victoria's 14 night shopping list.

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    Whilst eating Eggs Benedict at breakfast or enjoying a cup of English Breakfast during Afternoon Tea, have you ever pondered over the ingredients? How did they get on the ship? Is there enough food for all of the guests and crew?

  • Cunard's behind the scenes ship tour.

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    Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes in the day to day running of an ocean liner? We joined the tour on board flagship Queen Mary 2, which took us to some exclusive areas.

  • Healthy eating tips from a Canyon Ranch chef.

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    Scott Uehlein, Corporate Chef for Canyon Ranch, oversees the food and beverage programs for all Canyon Ranch SpaClub facilities, including on Queen Mary 2. In this article we asked Chef Scott to provide some of his favourite healthy tips that you can follow at home.

Destinations.

  • Cruise to Cape Town.

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    Valerie James shares her unique experience sailing to Cape Town on Queen Elizabeth.

  • Transatlantic crossing inspires novel set.

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    Gary Nicholson so enjoyed his trip on board Queen Mary 2, he was inspired to write his first novel, The Transatlantic Lady Carisbrooke.

  • Visit cool and contemporary Stockholm.

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    Built across 14 islands and seemingly floating on water, Stockholm is undoubtedly one of Europe’s most beautiful, vibrant, and effortlessly cool cities.

History of Cunard.

  • Our history, 1900s to the present day.

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    Explore the history of Cunard and the evolution of our fleet, from the 1900s to the present day.

  • A fond memory of QE2's final visit to New York.

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    Read Bill Miller’s heartfelt article about QE2’s farewell from New York for Ocean and Cruise News, published by the World Ocean and Cruise Liner Society.

  • It started in the 60s...

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    Rachael Fish, Assistant Entertainment Director on Queen Victoria, shares her grandfather's fond memories of Cunard.

  • The history of Samuel Cunard.

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    Read the tale of Samuel Cunard, from the initial founding of Cunard through to the role the fleet played in the emigration of millions in the 18 and 1900s.