Known for: A rich nautical history … transatlantic cruises … ocean liners, not cruise ships … British feel … tea time.
Suited for: People who want to experience cruising the way it was in “the good ‘ol days ... People who don’t like flying but want to travel across the pond … Passengers seeking a formal cruise experience, without the glitzy entertainment now a staple on most cruise ships.
Synopsis:Two things saved Cunard. No. 1: The line was purchased by Carnival in 1994. No. 2: In 2004 Carnival moved Cunard under the Princess umbrella. Those moves jumpstarted a Cunard resurgence that continues today. The new ships are modern without eliminating the rich British history it’s patrons expect. Still, Cunard may be a bit stuffy for Americans who love a good party.
Contact: Cunard Cruise Line, 24305 Town Center Drive, Suite 200, Valencia, CA 91355, (800)7-CUNARD
- Queen Mary 2 (2004)
- Queen Victoria (2007)
- Queen Elizabeth (2010)