Toasting the ‘Golden Age’ of Cruising

Imagine an inspired line-up of activities to work your way through, and a smorgasbord of dining and entertainment options at your fingertips. Not to mention sleek accommodation with a focus on style, comfort and attention to detail.

These are just some of the perks of larger, resort-style ships. Blending sheer size with flawless service, cruise lines like Cunard promise a premium cruise experience. You’ll generally step aboard a ship that can carry anywhere from 200 to 3000 guests. Depending on your cruising style you can choose an intimate atmosphere, a “floating city” setting or something in-between.

Meet the “Three Queens”
Sail with Cunard and you can take your pick of three beautifully designed ships that evoke the “Golden Age” of cruising. Expect impeccable service, elegant touches and lashings of glamour. Also known as the Three Queens, Cunard’s fleet features Queen Elizabeth, Queen Victoria and the line’s flagship vessel, Queen Mary 2. All are grand in scale yet meticulous when it comes to detail. And of course, the iconic red-and-black funnels always make a statement. Dare we say it, all three ships would get the seal of approval from Will and Kate, Harry and Megs, and the Queen herself.

Want to sail with a line worthy of the royals?
From the moment you step aboard a Cunard ship you’ll be immersed in the golden days of cruising. Think fine china and polished silverware in the dining rooms, chandelier-laden cocktail bars, wood-panelled libraries, glamorous gala balls and white-gloved butlers. With a history dating back over 170 years, it’s no surprise that Cunard champions a strong tradition of luxury.

Sail the seas with Cunard
While Cunard ships traditionally sail across the Atlantic, today the line offers a host of exotic itineraries. You can soak up the sun in the Mediterranean, sail through the British Isles, explore North West Europe, escape to the Far East and more.

Travelling with little ones? While Cunard is a firm favourite with mature travellers with a taste for the finer things in life, the line is also well-equipped to meet the needs of families. For example, Queen Mary 2 offers a fantastic variety of child-friendly features. The grandkids will love “The Zone”, a hands-on space offering sport competitions, gaming consoles, art activities and more. The ship also features a 3D cinema, planetarium and sparkling swimming pool.

An at-sea palace
Of course, there’s plenty to keep the adults entertained. Spend your sea days sipping through the wine programme, admiring the at-sea art gallery, indulging at the Canyon Ranch SpaClub and shopping at designer boutiques in the Grand Lobby. Cunard also treats passengers to a unique Insights Programme, which features live presentations from actors, politicians, academics, industry leaders and other experts.

After a day packed full of activities and entertainment, you can retreat to the sanctuary of a luxury stateroom or suite. Fancy a sunset G&T? Thanks to 24-hour room service no request is too big or small. Flying solo? Queen Mary 2 offers 15 Single staterooms which means travelling independently has never been so easy.

Want to know more about sailing with Cunard? Get in touch with House of Travel today to chat about upcoming itineraries aboard the Three Queens.

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