Cunard celebrates 180 years.
Discover the extraordinary moments that define our past and continue to inspire our future.
Cunard ships have always carried animals on board. Some worked for their passage, such as Britannia’s three cats finding the ship’s vermin most delightful. More exotic travellers have included an elephant, a raccoon and a monkey. Some have even hitched a lift across the Atlantic, including one sparrow who forgot to disembark at Southampton and landed in New York.