This article appeared in the latest Cruiseclub.com newsletter about the Cunard 2009 World Cruises:
Cunard's 2009 World Cruise Segments More Affordable Than Ever
"Today's unfavorable exchange rate is making the quest to travel and see the world more challenging than ever but experienced travelers know that, right now, those same currency fluctuations are making one of travel's ultimate "trophy trips" more affordable than ever. Priced in US dollars and immune to exchange rate variations, Cunard's World Cruises aboard flagship Queen Mary 2 and the new Queen Victoria -- as well as a host of shorter segment voyages that bear all the hallmarks of a classic Cunard World Cruise -- combine the tradition, elegance and glamour of the Golden Age of Ocean Travel with compelling itineraries to some of the world's most storied and celebrated ports of call.
Available fares make Cunard's legendary World Cruises more sensible than comparable five-star travel experiences on land since, at sea, meals and entertainment are included. For travelers without the luxury of time to sail a full World Cruise, both ships offer shorter segment voyages ranging from 15-30 days with fares starting at $122 per day, per person.
Space is still available on some of the most popular segments including Queen Mary 2's 28-day Ft. Lauderdale to Los Angeles segment with fares starting from $122 per day, per person; 15-day Los Angeles to Sydney segment with fares starting from $160 per day, per person; and 31-day Singapore to New York segment with fares starting from $171 per day, per person.
Queen Victoria's 17-day New York to Los Angeles segment offers fares from $200 per day, per person; the 23-day Los Angeles to Sydney segment offers fares $209 per day, per person; 27-day Sydney to Singapore segment offers fares from $237 per day, per person; and 32-day Singapore to Southampton voyage offers fares from $215 per day, per person.
"More than ever, today's luxury travelers seek experiences that bring both value and meaning to their lives," says Carol Marlow, president of Cunard Line. "Across all levels of accommodation, a Cunard voyage is a pinnacle travel experience which continues to include all gourmet meals, entertainment and enrichment programmes."
Whether guests are onboard for the full World Cruise or a shorter segment voyage, they'll have the opportunity to experience the Line's award-winning Cunard Insights Enrichment Programme. Among the speakers scheduled to appear are oceanographer-meteorologist Joe Bishop, astronaut Walter Cunningham, ocean liner authority and color commentator William Miller and adventurer Harvey Mann. "