The Verandah Dining Concept

New Steakhouse Dining Concept Onboard The Three Queens

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Cunard Line has announced that the new Steakhouse dining concept in The Verandah is now available across the Cunard Fleet

VALENCIA, Calif., Jan. 9, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Luxury cruise line, Cunard, is announcing its new dining concept, ‘Steakhouse at The Verandah,’ which has become a permanent feature at the alternative dining restaurant on board the line’s three Queens—Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth.

Taking influence from both sides of the Atlantic, Cunard’s team of chefs have curated a menu showcasing prime USDA gran finished New York strip steak, Main lobster and Alaskan king crab, alongside dishes celebrating British provenance such as Scotch grass-fed, dry aged beef and Salt Marsh lamb rack. Offerings from farther afield such as renowned Waygu beef from Australia are also featured on the menu.

“After the success of the new Steakhouse menu onboard Queen Mary 2 last summer, our team has decided to take the concept across the fleet,” said Josh Leibowitz, Senior Vice President, Cunard North America. “We welcome guests to join us at the new Steakhouse at The Verandah concept for the very best steakhouse at sea.”

In addition to the new menu, a new selection of craft cocktails will be available at The Verandah bar, reflecting contemporary mixology trends from some of the world’s most dynamic cities. The wine selection has also been specifically chosen to focus on ‘steak heroes’ and features classis peppery Syrahs alongside more contemporary juicy Malbecs and rich Chardonnays.

Steakhouse at The Verandah will be open for lunch and dinner for a $25.00 USD per person cost for lunch and a $39.00 USD per person cost for dinner, with some menu offerings requiring a further supplement. Dinner reservations are pre-bookable on Cunard’s Voyage Personaliser or once on board, and lunch reservations are available once on board.

Steakhouse at The Verandah is open on sea days for lunch from 12pm until 1:30pm and for dinner from 6:30pm until 9pm.

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Cunard voted ‘No. 1 Mega-Ship Ocean Cruise Line’ by Travel + Leisure

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Cunard Receives ‘No. 1 Mega-Ship Ocean Cruise Line’ in Travel + Leisure’s 2018 World’s Best Awards

Luxury cruise line Cunard receives the coveted award for third consecutive year

VALENCIA, Calif., July 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Luxury Cruise Company Cunard has merited ‘No.1 Mega- Ship Ocean Cruise Line’ in Travel + Leisure’s 2018 World’s Best Awards readers’ survey- the third consecutive year that Cunard has received this accolade. Since 1995, the readers of Travel + Leisure, the largest travel magazine brand in the United States, vote on their favorite destinations, hotels, spas, airlines, cruise lines and more in its World’s Best Awards survey.

For 178 years, Cunard’s three Queens – Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth – have sailed the world on epic voyages, offering effortless and unforgettable ways to experience the world, seamlessly connecting iconic destinations in the utmost style, all with impeccable attention to detail. Cunard holds a unique place in the cruise landscape, continuing a timeless legacy of great ocean liners and transatlantic travel.

“On behalf of Cunard, we are honored to receive the No.1 position by Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Award in the Mega-Ship Ocean Cruise Line Category for the third consecutive year,” said Josh Leibowitz, senior vice president, Cunard North America. “Cunard continues to innovate our award-winning guest experience including significant investments in our young fleet, enhanced White Star Service training, and extraordinarily popular event cruises that celebrate the worlds of fashion, astronomy, and genealogy. We are grateful to the readers of Travel + Leisure for recognizing Cunard with this honor.”

Since January 2018, Cunard has implemented enhancements to its legendary White Star Service which included innovative retraining for over 3,000 crew and shoreside employees. With today’s rapidly evolving society, tastes and needs in mind, Cunard has continued to commit itself to providing its guests an unprecedented level of service at sea.

Cunard Specialty Cruises

From Fashion to Big Band and more on Cunard Lines Specialty cruises

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You may choose a cruise for its itinerary as it will take you to ports you’ve never explored, or it returns to a port you loved on a previous cruise. Maybe it has a few extra days as sea to ensure you can take advantage of the cruise ships offerings. But did you know that many cruise lines offer educational or themed cruises?

Cunard Line has once again created specialty cruises that have been tailor-made to bring popular themes to life and further enhance your Cunard experience. These unique cruises can include expert speakers, insightful activities and exclusive events on board plus an array of related bespoke shore excursions in selected ports of call.

 

Here are some of the event cruises Cunard has designed for 2018 & 2019.

A PHOTOGRAPHIC JOURNEY TO THE LAND OF THE MIDNIGHT SUN
Queen Elizabeth sails to the Land of the Midnight Sun for dramatic scenery unmatched. This 12-night Norway cruise highlights the natural wonders of the fjords and awe-inspiring scenery featuring late sailaways from Bodo and Narvik. These sailaways showcase the natural phenomenon when the sun typically remains visible at midnight during the local summer months. This special voyage will include a photography workshop, led by an array of photographic experts including Paul Ward, Ross Hoddinott and Lord Malcolm MacGregor.

12 night The Fjords | Voyage Q820
Roundtrip London – Queen Elizabeth – Jul 01, 2018

 

THE GREATEST GENERATIONS FOUNDATION
Cunard partners again with The Greatest Generations Foundation, paying tribute to distinguished World War II combat veterans with a unique onboard enrichment program. Get a personal glimpse into veterans’ wartime experiences as you cross the Atlantic. You will have the opportunity to attend lectures, Q&As and interact with several World War II veterans, hearing first-hand about their experiences during America’s involvement in the war.

7 night Eastbound Transatlantic Crossing | Voyage M827
New York to London – Queen Mary 2 – Jul 20, 2018 –

 

TRANSATLANTIC FASHION WEEK
Renowned for glamour, dressing up and unforgettable special occasions, Cunard is once again offering Queen Mary 2’s annual Transatlantic Fashion Week in 2018 and 2019. Experience a glamorous array of catwalk shows, fashion presentations, photography exhibitions, styling and fashion workshops, new leading retail brands and much more.

7 night Westbound Transatlantic Crossing | Voyage M833
London to New York – Queen Mary 2 – Sep 2, 2018

7 night Eastbound Transatlantic Crossing | Voyage M922
New York to London – Queen Mary 2 – Jul 28, 2019

 

BIG BAND BALL
Each of the three Queens will look forward to playing host to their own Big Band Balls for dance and music lovers around the world to enjoy. Cunard’s biggest orchestras of the year will delight guests in the magnificent Queens Room ballroom with music from Glenn Miller, Count Basie and Duke Ellington.

4 night Netherlands Escapes | Voyage Q824
Roundtrip London – Queen Elizabeth – Aug 24, 2018

4 night Amsterdam Short Break | Voyage Q927
Roundtrip London – Queen Elizabeth – Oct 4, 2019

 

A JOURNEY OF GENEALOGY IN ASSOCIATION WITH ANCESTRY
Cunard presents its first ever cruise dedicated to tracing family trees, in association with Ancestry®, the premiere family history resource that opens the door to discover, preserve and share meaningful family stories. With the Transatlantic Crossing comes a wealth of history linking to the new world and personal stories of emigration, the ideal setting for a dedicated family history cruise.

7 night Westbound Transatlantic Crossing | Voyage M842
London to New York – Queen Mary 2 – Nov 4, 2018

 

VOYAGE DU VIN
Celebrate Cunard Lines extensive list of more than 400 wines from 23 different countries around the world on a Voyage du Vin cruise. Throughout the journey, you will enjoy wine pairings, talks and dinners hosted by wine experts and producers before heading to the shores of Spain, France and Italy to visit these world-renowned wine regions.

14 night Mediterranean Highlights | Voyage V922
Roundtrip London – Queen Victoria – Sep 6, 2019

 

NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
A regular favorite, the National Symphony Orchestra joins Queen Mary 2 once again for the last night of the Cunard Proms. Anthony Inglis will return as conductor during this special Crossing. Attend an open rehearsal as the group prepares for their two main performances and join in on a Q&A session with Inglis himself. You will also have the chance to audition for the choir to perform with the NSO, under the guidance of Mr. Inglis.

7 night Eastbound Transatlantic Crossing | M929A
New York to London – Queen Mary 2 – Sep 15, 2019

 

SPACE WEEK
Cunard brings World Space Week to life with an exciting space-themed Transatlantic Crossing. Experience new space shows in Illuminations,® the only planetarium at sea, discuss space and its exploration with acclaimed experts and stargaze while you sail on the open Atlantic.

8 night Westbound Transatlantic Crossing | V930F
London to New York – Queen Mary 2 – Sep 26, 2019

 

Which special event voyage would you choose?

Cunard's "Three Queens"

Cunard’s “Three Queens” Offer Royal Wedding Celebration

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Cunard’s “Three Queens” Offer Royal Wedding Celebration in Honor of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s May 19 Wedding

VALENCIA, Calif., May 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Luxury cruise line Cunard has announced it will have exclusive celebrations on board Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth on May 19, 2018 in honor of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s nuptials. Those who are not able to cross the pond to attend the wedding festivities will be offered special viewing parties and royal celebrations around the world on Cunard’s fleet of “Three Queens.” The Royal Celebration on May 19 will include:

~ Screening of the Royal Wedding
~ Royal Wedding Afternoon Tea with specially created cakes including the Union Jack Butterfly, Chocolate Crown, Victoria Wedding Cake along with traditional finger sandwiches, scones, clotted cream and jams
~ Celebration cocktails including the Princess Bride, The King’s Steed, American Beauty, Midnight Over the Atlantic and P.S. I Love You
~ Commemorative dinner and keepsake menu in the main dining rooms on board (Queens Grill, Princess Grill, Britannia, Britannia Club, and Verandah)
~ Celebration cake, modelled after the bride and groom’s, made of lemon and elderflower to be served in each of the restaurants
~ Champagne at dinner

Passengers on all three ships will have the opportunity to toast the happy couple from all over the world. Guests on flagship ocean liner Queen Mary 2 will be sailing on one of her signature transatlantic voyages, headed towards the UK, as they celebrate the royal wedding. Those on Queen Elizabeth will be in St. Petersburg, Russia, and Queen Victoria passengers will be in Portree, Scotland.

Cunard is no stranger to the royal family, in fact Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, attended her first Cunard event in 1938 when she was only 12 years old. Since then The Queen has launched and named four Cunard ships. Her Majesty is the only person who has been present at the launch of all three ships named Queen Elizabeth – the first in 1938, QE2 in 1967 and Queen Elizabeth in 2010.

“We are excited to celebrate the royal wedding with our guests on board all three Cunard ships,” said Josh Leibowitz, senior vice president, Cunard North America. “We are thrilled to honor this special moment in time, and to commemorate Cunard’s longstanding special relationship with the Royal Family,” he added.

On Cunard’s iconic Queen Mary 2, which offers regularly-scheduled Transatlantic Crossings from New York to Southampton, England from May through December, pre- and post-voyage tours visit London with stops at Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey, among other regal venues.

 

Queen Victoria

Queen Victoria

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Queen Victoria is known for her elegance and her graceful splendour. Her unique facilities are amongst the most modern you will find and yet she has a special ambiance so evocative of great liners past. With luxurious marbles, woods and rich fabrics she exudes elegance and is adored by her crew and passengers alike.