March 19, 2007

Cunard `s Queens expand transatlantic season with new port calls in Europe

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In 2008, the ocean liners Queen Mary 2 and Queen Elizabeth 2 will continue to uphold the traditions of Cunard Line. Overall the Cunard fleet will offer more than 40 itineraries and over 95 ports of call in 2008.

The year will start in celebration with the January 13 meeting of all three Cunard Queens (Queen Mary 2, QE2 and Queen Victoria) in New York Harbor for a Royal RendezvousTM - marking the first time in the company`s 168-year history that three Cunard Queens have been in service simultaneously.

In addition to its signature Transatlantic voyages, Queen Mary 2 will offer five 10-day Southern Caribbean Calypso voyages operating roundtrip from Ft. Lauderdale, explores the Mediterranean on two voyages, offers three holiday Getaway sailings from New York and travels up the Eastern Seaboard to Canada and New England. The 2008 programme culminates with a 14-day Caribbean Celebration voyage coinciding with the Christmas holidays and New Year`s.Complete information will be available mid-April in Cunard`s 2008 Voyage brochure.

In 2008, Queen Mary 2 increases the number of Transatlantic crossings between Southampton and New York to 24 and its 2006 transatlantic voyages to/from Hamburg, Germany, with the continuation of four such voyages in 2008.New for 2008, she`ll make two Transatlantic voyages to/from Cherbourg, France, one of which departs July 15, the day after Bastille Day.

"Transatlantic crossings continue to distinguish Cunard Line," said Carol Marlow, president of Cunard Line. "We`ve added even more voyages this year and their timeless elegance resonates with an audience seeking our singular combination of history, elegance and glamour. The demand for Transatlantics continues unabated."

"Given the remarkable popularity of our Transatlantic voyages to and from Hamburg, Germany, we`re pleased to add another European destination to our Crossings - via Cherbourg, France - allowing our guests to further tailor their experience on one of Cunard`s legendary voyages to and from Europe," added Marlow.
Vicky Karantzavelou - Monday, March 19, 2007


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