Category — Cunard
With its beginnings as a mail carrier for the British Royal Mail, Cunard Line has evolved since its founding in 1839. It has produced some of the world’s most beloved and renowned ships, like the Mauretania, Aquitania and the Queen Mary. However, this specialty cruise line is also special for the sheer fact that it has such an enormous history. Sailing for more than 170 years, Cunard Line is a bridge to the golden age of cruises and even further back than that, to a time when an Atlantic crossing took more than two weeks.
We’ve decided to revel in Cunard’s past while presenting you with some of the more colorful facts about its grand history:
- Between 1909 and 1929, Cunard’s Mauretania held the record for the fastest eastbound Atlantic crossing.
- When the Mauretania was built in 1907, the builders used carrier pigeons to communicate testing results to maintain secrecy in case the much-anticipated liner had a problem.
- The first Cunard liner, the Britannia, made her first voyage in 1840 from Liverpool to Boston. Onboard were 63 passengers, 93 crew and one cow to provide fresh milk. [Read more →]
October 22, 2013 No Comments
You can visit countries far and wide and meet new and intriguing people when you go on a world cruise. Cunard Line has just released their itineraries for their 2015 world voyage, which include several interesting choices. [Read more →]
September 4, 2013 No Comments
By Austin Gambino, The Cruise Web, Inc.
As the Olympics press on, we felt it appropriate to discuss another London tradition of success: the Cunard Line. Cunard has been connected with Great Britain since its inception in 1840, when it was named the British & North American Royal Mail Steam-Packet Company, which is a bit verbose and may explain the name change. It is now British-American owned, and operated by Carnival UK. [Read more →]
August 9, 2012 No Comments