Staff magazine of the Cunard Steamship Company, Christmas 1928 Video History of the Cunard Line The Cunard Line has a long and fascinating history. It was created in 1839 when Samuel Cunard won the Admiralty’s tender to provide a transatlantic mail service to be carried by steamships between Great Britain and North America. The service was inaugurated in 1840 when ... Read More »
Category Archives: CUNARD LINE
GOOD MORNING! – Breakfast aboard the Cunard Line when “getting there was half the fun”! MAD MEN memories – during the 1950s and 1960s… Specialty of Cunard: Onion Soup Gratinée Lyonnaise for breakfast…
Specialty of Cunard: Onion Soup Gratinée Lyonnaise for breakfast… During the heyday of Trans-Atlantic service, Cunard Line’s extensive fleet of ships, from the RMS Queen Mary to the RMS Caronia, provided extensive breakfast offerings in all classes. We’ve included first, cabin and tourist class breakfast menus. These menus are for liner voyages (New York to Europe) and not cruises. On ... Read More »
A Merry Queens Grill Christmas to one and all. Filmed onboard QE2, 15-17th December 2006. Views of ship. Gregory Dorothy, Assistant Waiter in Queens Grill restaurant, demonstrates how to prepare Crepes Suzette. From Keith Wallis at South China Morning Post… The iconic luxury passenger liner Queen Elizabeth 2 is set to return to Hong Kong this summer on its way to ... Read More »
Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth 2 greets the World Trade Center in the 1990s… DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – After more than four years sitting idle in a Dubai port, the storied passenger liner Queen Elizabeth 2 is bound again for the high seas as part of deal to convert the vessel into a luxury hotel in Asia, officials said Thursday. The ... Read More »
Rumor Mill Over Dubai-Based QE2 Liner Scrap Threat – Former owner Cunard Line dismisses reports that the Queen Elizabeth II liner will be scrapped.
Cruise History and News: Rumor Mill Over Dubai-Based QE2 Liner Scrap Threat – Former owner Cunard Line dismisses reports that the Queen Elizabeth II liner will be scrapped. As reactions spread around the globe on Facebook, Twitter, newspapers comments and enthusiasts’ websites, Cunard have felt it necessary to issue a statement on their own Facebook page regarding the UK Daily ... Read More »
Excellent video on Cunard Line’s RMS QUEEN ELIZABETH… Cruise History – The RMS Queen Elizabeth was the second of the two ocean-liners which Cunard had built for the New York service. After lengthy negotiations between Sir Percy Bates, chairman of Cunard, and the Government a formal contract for what was known as job 535 was signed on 6 October 1936. ... Read More »
CRUISE and SOCIAL HISTORY: CUNARD LINE’S RMS QUEEN ELIZABETH ‘THE LAST GREAT TRANS-ATLANTIC LINER The RMS Queen Elizabeth sailing into New York – 1950s. The RMS Queen Elizabeth was the ... Read More »
PRESIDENT GEORGE H. W. BUSH AND MRS. BUSH CROSS THE ATLANTIC IN STYLE ABOARD THE QUEEN MARY 2 – RELIVING THE 1950s AND 1960s … When Stars and Celebrities sailed Cunard’s great liners…
PRESIDENT GEORGE H. W. BUSH AND MRS. BUSH CROSS THE ATLANTIC IN STYLE ABOARD THE QUEEN MARY 2 – RELIVING THE 1950s AND 1960s … When Stars and Celebrities sailed Cunard’s great liners… President George H. W. Bush and wife Barbara are back home in the US after fulfilling their ambition to cross the Atlantic by sea. Bush, who also ... Read More »
Cruise and Ocean Liner History: THE GOLDEN AGE OF OCEAN LINERS The Golden Age Of Ocean Liners – Excellent BBC Documentary… Paul Atterbury embarks on an alluring journey into the golden age of ocean liners, finding out how these great ships made such a mark on the popular imagination and why they continue to enchant to this day. Read More »
Review: ABC-TV “TITANIC” MINISERIES SINKS APRIL 14TH. It will make you seasick before you abandon ship and the TV series.
The RMS TITANIC sails to her rendezvous with death 100 years ago. ABC is debuting a four-part dramatic miniseries on April 14th about the sinking of the RMS Titanic written by Downton Abbey creator-writer Julian Fellowes. The series might be historically more accurate than James Cameron’s blockbuster movie, but it’s also an awful lot drearier. It’s extraordinary how dull television has made ... Read More »