Cunard Line

Cunard Line Information

Cunard Line Type Subsidiary of Carnival Corporation & plc
Cunard Line Founded 1840, as the British and North American Royal Mail Steam Packet Company
Cunard Line Headquarters Southampton, United Kingdom, and Santa Clarita, California, United States
Cunard Line Area Served Transatlantic, Mediterranean, Northern Europe, Caribbean and World Cruises.
Cunard Line Key People

Samuel Cunard (Founder)

Peter Shanks (President)
Cunard Line Parent Carnival Corporation & PLC
Cunard Line Website www.cunard.co.uk

Cunard Cruises – World’s Best Luxury Ocean Liners

As a leader in luxury cruising Cunard Cruise Lines have always been the most famous ocean liners in the world. This British-American owned shipping company (previously known as Cunard White-Star line) maintains its head office in Southampton, England under the control of Carnival UK. Whether on voyages or cruises, Cunard is considered as the best historic passenger liners that reflects the standards of British tradition and delivers elegant world cruising experience.

Cunard Liners History

The Cunard cruise lines heritage dates back to 1839 when Sir Samuel Cunard acquired the first British Government contract and has established hundreds of ocean liners across the North Atlantic Ocean. Unlike other famous old ocean liners which have gone out of business, Cunard continues regular transatlantic ocean crossings by liners with three elegant & magnificent flagships Queen Mary 2 and Queen Elizabeth 2 and Queen Victoria.

Cunard Line Exotic Destinations

To have timeless adventure on world’s famous luxury ocean liners like Cunard is an awesome and exotic experience for the travelers. Whether you plan to visit memorable ports of call or enjoy holiday at historic shores Cunard cruise lines embark wide range of voyages all around the world. From short getaways to transatlantic to world tours Cunard operates regular schedules to the most exotic destinations that are ideal for shorter term travelling or two to three months long expeditions.

Cunard Line Onboard Facilities of Luxury Ocean Liners

The classic Cunard ocean liners maintain British traditional sophistication and luxury, impeccable White-Star service, elegant décor, sumptuous accommodations and gourmet cuisine. The facilities on board include bars and lounges, restaurants, swimming pools, spas and fitness centers, library, golfing, casinos etc. With magnificent modern accommodation and various dining options the Cunard cruise flagships are best places to relax and unwind during holidays.

Cunard Line Dining and Entertainment

With largest ballrooms afloat and variety of insight lectures and workshops, Cunard luxury sailings are full of entertainment and fun activities for lifetime experience. From delicate regional flavors to delectable international dishes Cunard cruise lines has ultimate culinary adventures and dining excellence.

Cunard Line Ships

Ship Built In Service for Cunard Type Tonnage
Queen Mary 1936 1936–1967 Express 80,750 GRT
Mauretania 1939 1939–1965 Express 37,750 GRT
Queen Elizabeth 1940 1940–1968 Express 83,650 GRT
Media 1947 1947–1961 Cargo Liner 13,350 GRT
Parthia 1947 1947–1961 Cargo Liner 13,350 GRT
Caronia 1949 1949–1968 Cruise 34,200 GRT
Saxonia
Carmania
1954 1954-1962
1962-1973
Intermediate
cruise
21,637 GRT
21,370 GRT
Ivernia
Franconia
1955 1955-1963
1963-1973
Intermediate
cruise
21,800 GRT
Carinthia 1956 1956–1968 Iintermediate 21,800 GRT
Sylvania 1957 1957–1968 Intermediate 21,800 GRT
Queen Elizabeth 2 1969 1969–2008 Cxpress 70,300 GRT
Cunard Adventurer 1971 1971–1977 Cruise 14,150 GRT
Cunard Ambassador 1972 1972–1974 Cruise 14,150 GRT
Cunard Countess 1975 1976–1996 Cruise 17,500 GRT
Cunard Princess 1975 1977–1995 Cruise 17,500 GRT
Sagafjord 1965 1983–1997 Cruise 24,500 GRT
Vistafjord
Caronia
1973 1983-1999
1999-2004
Cruise 24,300 GRT
Sea Goddess I 1984 1986–1998 Cruise 4,333 GRT
Sea Goddess II 1985 1986–1998 Cruise 4,333 GRT
Royal Viking Sun 1988 1994–1999 Cruise 37,850 GRT
Queen Mary 2 2004 2004–present Express 150,000 GT
Queen Victoria 2007 2007–present Cruise 90,000 GT
Queen Elizabeth 2012 2012-present Cruise 92,000 GT

Cunard Line Queen Mary 2

Queen Mary 2 Ship Data
Queen Mary 2 Flag United Kingdom
Queen Mary 2 Type of Ship Cruise ship
Queen Mary 2 Callsign GBQM
Queen Mary 2 Home Port Southampton
Queen Mary 2 Owner Carnival Corporation & plc
Queen Mary 2 Shipping Company Cunard Line Ltd..
Queen Mary 2 Boatyard Alstom Chantiers de l'Atlantique ( St. Nazaire , France )
Queen Mary 2 Yard Number G32
Queen Mary 2 Construction costs about 870 million €
Queen Mary 2 Order 6. November 2000
Queen Mary 2 Laid Down 4. July 2002
Queen Mary 2 Baptism 8. January 2004
Queen Mary 2 Launch 21. March 2003
Queen Mary 2 Acquisition 22. December 2003
Queen Mary 2 Commissioning 12. January 2004
Queen Mary 2 Whereabouts in Service
Queen Mary 2 Ship Size and Crew
Queen Mary 2 Length 345.03 m ( LOA )
Queen Mary 2 Width 41.15 m
Queen Mary 2 Draft max. 9.75 m
Queen Mary 2 Surveying 148 528 GT
Queen Mary 2 Crew 1253
Queen Mary 2 Machine
Queen Mary 2 Drive Motor 4 x Rolls-Royce / Alstom / KaMeWa " Mermaid "(2x controlled, 2x fixed), the 21.5 MW
Queen Mary 2 Machine Performance 86 000 kW (PS 116 927)
Queen Mary 2 Speed max. 30 knots (56 km / h)
Queen Mary 2 Energy Supply CODAG
4x Wärtsilä 16V46CR, the 16 800 kW
2 x General Electric LM2500 +, per 29 780 kW
Queen Mary 2 Generator Performance 126 760 kW (PS 172 346)
Queen Mary 2 Propeller 4x 4-blade fixed propeller
Queen Mary 2 Transport Capacity
Queen Mary 2 Eligible Passengers 2592 - 3090 on 13 passenger decks
Queen Mary 2 PaxKabinen 1310
Queen Mary 2 Other
Queen Mary 2 Classifications

Lloyd's Register of Shipping

Queen Mary 2 Registration Numbers

IMO : 9241061

Cunard Line MS Queen Victoria

MS Queen Victoria Name: MS Queen Victoria
MS Queen Victoria Owner: Cunard Line
MS Queen Victoria Operator: Cunard Line
MS Queen Victoria Port of Registry: Southampton,  United Kingdom
MS Queen Victoria Route: Transatlantic, Europe, Asia, or world cruises
MS Queen Victoria Ordered: 3 December 2004
MS Queen Victoria Builder: Fincantieri Marghera shipyard, Italy
MS Queen Victoria Cost: UK£270 million (approx.)
MS Queen Victoria Laid down: 12 May 2006
MS Queen Victoria Launched: 15 January 2007 (float-out)
MS Queen Victoria Christened: 10 December 2007
by HRH The Duchess of Cornwall
MS Queen Victoria Completed: Final Quarter of 2007
MS Queen Victoria Acquired: Final Quarter of 2007
MS Queen Victoria Maiden Voyage: 11 December 2007
MS Queen Victoria In Service: Final Quarter of 2007
MS Queen Victoria Identification: Callsign GBQV IMO number: 9320556
MS Queen Victoria Status: In Service
MS Queen Victoria General Characteristics
MS Queen Victoria Tonnage: 90,000 gross tons
MS Queen Victoria Length: 964.5 ft (294 m)
MS Queen Victoria Beam: 106 ft (32.3 m) waterline, 120 ft (36.6 m) extreme (bridge wings)
MS Queen Victoria Height: 205 ft (62.5 m) keel to funnel
MS Queen Victoria Draft: 26.2 ft (8.0 m)
MS Queen Victoria Decks: 16 total, 12 passenger
IMS Queen Victoria nstalled Power: 63.4 MW Sulzer ZA40 diesel plant
MS Queen Victoria Propulsion: Two 16.7 MW Azipods
MS Queen Victoria Speed: 23.7 kn (43.9 km/h; 27.3 mph) maximum,
service at 18 kn (33.3 km/h; 20.7 mph)
MS Queen Victoria Capacity: 2,014 passengers
MS Queen Victoria Crew: 900 officers and crew

Cunard Line RMS Queen Elizabeth 2

RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 Name: RMS Queen Elizabeth 2
RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 Owner: 2008– Present: Nakheel Properties
1967–2008: Cunard Line
RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 Operator: 1967–2008: Cunard Line
RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 Port of Registry: 2009– Present: Port Vila Vanuatu
1967–2009: Southampton United Kingdom
RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 Route: North Atlantic and Cruising
RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 Ordered: 1964
RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 Builder: John Brown and Company, Clydebank, Scotland
RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 Cost: £29,091,000 (£419 million as of 2012)
RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 Laid Down: 5 July 1965
RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 Launched: 20 September 1967
RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 Christened: 20 September 1967
 by Queen Elizabeth II
RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 Completed: 26 November 1968 (Sea trials commenced)
RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 Acquired: By Nakheel, 27 November 2008
RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 Maiden Voyage: 2 May 1969
RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 In Service: 1969–2008
RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 Out of Service: 27 November 2008
RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 Identification: Callsign GBTT (while registered in UK) IMO number: 6725418
RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 Fate: Partly laid up in Port Rashid, as of January 2012
RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 Status: Retired since 27 November 2008 with an uncertain future in port Rashid.
RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 General Characteristics
RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 Type: Ocean liner
RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 Tonnage: 70,327 GT (gross tonnage)
RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 Displacement: 48,923 (loaded)
RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 Length: 963 ft (293.5 m)
RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 Beam: 105 ft (32.0 m)
RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 Height: 171 ft (52.1 m)
RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 Draft: 32 ft (9.8 m)
RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 Decks: 12
RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 Installed Power: 9 x 10,625 kW at 400 rpm
RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 Propulsion: 9 MAN B&W 9-cylinder medium speed diesel electric generators. Two GEC Propulsion motors linked to 2-five bladed variable pitch propellers
RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 Speed: Maximum Recorded:34 kn (63 km/h; 39 mph),
20 kn (37 km/h; 23 mph) Going astern
Maximum Usual Cruising Speed:28.5 kn (53 km/h; 33 mph).
RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 Capacity: 1,777 passengers
1,892 (all berths) passengers
RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 Crew: 1,040 officers and crew
RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 Notes: In Dubai with an uncertain future

Cunard Line Destinations

  • Transatlantic Crossings
  • World Voyage
  • Mediterranean Cruise
  • Northern Europe & British Isles
  • Scandinavia, The Baltic & Iceland
  • Canaries, Madeira & The Azores
  • Panama Canal, Caribbean & Mexican Riviera
  • USA (Including Hawaii) & Canada
  • Short Voyages

Cunard Line Hot Deals

Cruise Deals Cruise Name Date Days Ticket Price
Cunard - Mediterranean Cruise Deals Queen Victoria 2012: August 18 10-Day Southampton to Venice Fom $1,595!
Cunard - Mediterranean Cruise Deals Queen Victoria 2012: September 9; October 15 12-Day roundtrip Rome From $1,795!
Cunard - Northern Europe Specials Queen Victoria 2012: May 22, 29; July 1 7-Day roundtrip Southampton From $1,195!
Cunard - Northern Europe Specials Queen Mary 2 2012: October 30 11-Day roundtrip Southampton From $1,845!
Cunard - Transatlantic Cruise Deals Queen Victoria 2012: March 29 16-Day: Ft. Lauderdale to Southampton From $1,999
Cunard - Transatlantic Cruise Deals Queen Mary 2 2012: June 3 through November 17 7-Day: between Southampton and New York From $949!
Cunard - Caribbean Cruise Deals Queen Victoria 2012: March 18 11-Day roundtrip Ft. Lauderdale From $1,495!