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If travel is meant to be savoured, then crossing the oceans should be a majestic experience, not merely a hop across the pond. For travellers of this persuasion, only one name evokes the pleasures of a golden era: Cunard® Line.

Queen Mary 2 continues her scheduled transatlantic service and the demand for this legendary crossing is growing. Maintaining the tradition of her Cunard and White Star Line predecessors, Queen Mary 2 is the only ship offering regularly scheduled transatlantic service. She''''s a true heir to the timeless elegance, legacy and inspiration of the great Cunard liners of legend. You''''ll notice it the moment you walk through her doors into her soaring Grand Lobby, and be awed from the first instance you experience the famous Cunard White Star ServiceTM. Queen Mary 2 - the grandest, most magnificent ocean liner ever built.

Queen Elizabeth 2 celebrated her 40th anniversary in September 2007 and continues to set the standard of British elegance with superb White Star Service™ and gourmet cuisine. QE2 is the world’s most loved ship and 2008 sees her farewell season start in style with her 26th World Cruise followed by many roundtrip Southampton voyages until November when she will sail her final voyages to her new home in Dubai. Already she has carried over two million voyagers, many returning time after time to their second home. Today she ranks as Cunard’s longest serving express liner and still holds the title of the most famous ship in the world.

Proudly continuing the tradition of luxury cruising that began in 1840, Queen Victoria was successfully launched in December 2007. With the launch of Queen Victoria, three Queens sail together under the Cunard banner for the first time in history. To set eyes on her sleek outline, with her distinctive black and red livery, is to recognise her instantly as the latest Classic Cunarder, a unique marriage of heritage and innovation. As you embark, you''''ll encounter the dramatic three-tier Grand Lobby, whose magnificent staircase and eye-catching artwork offers a lavish taste of life aboard.

Continuing Cunard traditions a new 92,000-ton liner, to be named ‘Queen Elizabeth’ has been ordered and is scheduled to enter service in the autumn of 2010. The new 2092-passenger ocean liner, which will be built at an all-in cost of approximately €500 million, will be the second largest Cunarder ever built. Queen Elizabeth will offer the very best of Cunard''''s values and traditions, blended with every conceivable modern luxury that you, their guests, expect.

Verdict

Needs little introduction and a Transatlantic crossing should be on everyone’s “must do” list. Cunard reflects cruising of a bygone era and as such is more formal than many of today’s newer cruise lines. Cunard operate a slightly different dining programme, which can sometimes be wrongly interpreted as being a “class system”. As with the custom of ocean liners in the past, each stateroom is matched with a reserved table at a named formal sea-view restaurant. While truly exceptional, your formal sea view restaurant by no means represents the full fabulous extent of dining experiences to which you have access. Additionally the “lead in” stateroom grade is limited to either 1st or 2nd sittings whilst all other grades offer “open” sittings.

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