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    Cunard Line Says 'I Do' to Weddings at Sea

    Cunard Line, one of the oldest names in passenger shipping operating the youngest fleet at sea, will offer its guests the opportunity to be married on board for the first time in its 171-year history. Beginning Spring 2012, a luxury cruise aboard Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth will offer a selection of wedding packages, commencing after the World Voyages have been completed. The Weddings programme will go on sale in December 2011, with expanded details available soon.

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    Music Aficionados to Enjoy Performances During Cunard's Transatlantic Season

    In addition to the compelling series of Cunard Insights speakers and other activities aboard a luxury cruise vacation on Queen Mary 2, the ship’s 2011 Transatlantic Crossings season will feature a robust line-up of some of the world’s most sought-after music performances. Aboard Cunard Line’s flagship, guests will have the rare opportunity to intimately experience the world-class talents of virtuoso violinist Elizabeth Pitcairn, musicians from New York’s famed Juilliard School, and London’s in-demand National Symphony Orchestra under Conductor Anthony Inglis.

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    Cunard Announces the Queen Elizabeth Theatre Company

    When Cunard Line’s new Queen Elizabeth debuts in October 2010, the Line will introduce an original concept in theatrical entertainment at sea with the newly formed Queen Elizabeth Theatre Company. Guests will enjoy a brand new repertoire of shows premiered by the Theatre Company’s 29 singers, dancers, actors and musicians.
    New shows will include the hit “Slice of Saturday Night,” a popular nostalgic pastiche of 1960s music which has been staged in London and toured extensively throughout the UK and US. Adapted especially for the Queen Elizabeth Theatre Company by its original writers, the Heather Brothers, “Slice of Saturday Night” features all of the Theatre Company members – the largest production show that Cunard has ever staged.

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    Cunard Introduces Special Relationship Enrichment Programme

    In keeping with its longstanding tradition of offering guests award-winning enrichment programmes, Cunard Line announces the Special Relationship speaker series. Guests sailing on select 2010 Queen Mary 2 Transatlantic Crossings will have the unique opportunity to attend lectures by ambassadors, statesmen, politicians, journalists, academics and broadcasters with a shared interest between the United States and United Kingdom, an association first referenced as a “special relationship” by Winston Churchill in 1946. The programme was developed in direct response to guests noting their interest in hearing about politics and contemporary issues while onboard.

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    Cunard Partners with The Juilliard School to Present Jazz Performances

    Cunard Line, operator of the most famous ocean liners in the world, is pleased to announce a partnership with The Juilliard School that will present stellar jazz performances on select 2010 eastbound Transatlantic Crossings aboard Queen Mary 2. Students and faculty from Juilliard, which has set America’s standard for education in the performing arts, will perform programmes in the ship’s Royal Court Theatre, treating guests to the best in classic and contemporary jazz.

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    Cunard Receives Triple Honors in Porthole Cruise Magazine's Readers' Choice Awards

    Cunard Line, operator of the most famous ocean liners in the world, has once again been recognized by Porthole Cruise magazine’s seasoned cruise travellers for offering the “Best World Cruise Itineraries,” “Best Transatlantic Itineraries” and “Best Onboard Educational Programmes”- areas that the iconic British liner company has been known for throughout its modern history.
    “Cunard is known around the world for our famed World Voyages, our legendary Transatlantic Crossings and our wide variety of enlightening onboard programmes, such as Literature and Liners,” said Peter Shanks, president of Cunard Line. “It is very gratifying to see our loyal guests and respected industry colleagues from Porthole Cruise magazine recognize us again with such esteemed honours.”

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