New to cruising

Whether you are new to Cunard, or new to cruising in general, our guides and top tips will introduce the world of ocean travel and show what to expect when you set sail on a Cunard Queen for the first time.

Where should I start?

First-time cruisers often have a lot of questions, and it can be hard to know where to begin. We've created a special guide, introducing what cruising is like and what makes Cunard stand apart from the crowd, to help you get started.

Where should I go on my first cruise?

Cunard prides itself on having itineraries all around the globe, so the world is quite literally your oyster. With local sailings and short breaks, to iconic Transatlantic Crossings and magnificent World Voyages, it can be hard to choose just one!

Fortunately we have done the research for you, and have a useful guide introducing itineraries most popular with first-time cruisers.

How can I book my first cruise?

Booking a Cunard cruise can be daunting, but there are a few ways to book, with varying levels of support. Our website is available for bookings all day every day, and is your fastest way to secure your dream vacation. Our guide walks you through this process, from selecting your itinerary to choosing a stateroom, so you can book online with confidence.

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Frequently asked questions for first-time cruisers

Those considering cruising for the first time have many questions, so here are our answers to the most popular. For our full selection of FAQs, select 'Support' in the main site navigation.

Planning your voyage

What's included

With Cunard, your fare covers a lot more than just the journey. Well-appointed accommodations, fine dining, fabulous entertainment and outstanding service, it’s all included.

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Solo travelers

Traveling solo can be a time of peaceful relaxation and escape, or a way to meet new people while exploring the globe. Discover solo staterooms, dining and activities with our guide for solo cruisers.

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Family cruising

With dedicated children’s clubs, delicious dining for all tastes, and a host of on board activities to keep the whole family entertained, a Cunard Queen is a wonderful choice for a family vacation.

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Staying connected on board

Find out how to stay in touch with your loved ones and get the best from your devices during your voyage, and browse our onboard internet packages.

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The questions of thousands of cruisers who have come before you have shaped our helpful FAQ section, including information for your voyage preparation, life on board and on shore visits. Simply search for a word or phrase to find what you need.

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