Cunard was started in 1840 by American entrepreneur, Samuel Cunard. Cunard was originally commissioned by the British to deliver mail between England and North America, and later to carry soldiers and cargo during WWI and WWII. Cunard have had many ships in their fleet over the last 180 years, starting with steamships and developing into the modern luxury cruise ships they are known for today. A few things have remained constant throughout the developing fleet, the high standard of accommodation, service, and opulent decor.
Cunard’s ocean cruise liners have retained the old world charm, traditional cruise etiquette and formality and all have a very British feel on board. One of the only cruise lines to continue to have separate dining rooms based on your cabin choice, passengers are assigned a table in either the Queens Grill, Princess Grill or main restaurant depending on their stateroom.
Well known for their afternoon tea, enrichment programme hosted by academics from Oxford, and formal evenings on board.