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Queen Elizabeth

    Cunard will cross Alaskan waters for the first time in 20 years, the recent announcement that Queen Elizabeth with undertake her first ever Alaskan season

2019 will see Queen Elizabeth visit Alaska as she sails from Tokyo to Vancouver

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Highlights include:

4 Alaska roundtrip voyages departing Vancouver:

Tues 21 May 2019

Fri 31 May 2019

Mon 10 Jun 2019

Thu 20 Jun 2019

10 night durations, featuring a selection of six fascinating destinations along the Northwest Pacific Coast of Alaska and British Colombia

Itineraries with rich six port content and scenic cruising will allow guests to view Hubbard Glacier and the fjords and glaciers of either Tracey Arm or Endicott Arm. Take advantage of the full days in port and make the most of the landscape.

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Looking for a true once in a lifetime experience?

After completing her last voyage, Queen Elizabeth will travel south along the Pacific Coast to San Francisco and onwards to Los Angeles. Spend the evening of 4th July onboard  and witness the Independence Day celebrations

Added extras:

Cunard offer a range of pre and post cruise stays, including the 5* Rosewood Hotel Georgia and the 5* Pan Pacific hotel in Vancouver

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Enjoy a 3 or 5 night land tour onboard the famous Rocky Mountaineer Rail Road. Watch as your journey takes in an array of scenery as you travel between glaciers and snow capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies, over mountain passes and through tunnels, along rocky lake shores and across the ranchlands of the interior. Between Banff and Kamloops highlights will include the Continental Divide, Kicking Horse Canyon, river canyons, pristine forests and the rushing waters of Hell’s Gate in the Fraser Canyon

30th October 2017 – Exclusive to Cunard World club members

31st October 2018 – General public launch

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Indulge in exquisite comfort with Cunard’s spacious, uncrowded ships that set the benchmark in luxury ocean travel. They provide a classic and refined experience for those of us with discerning tastes. That’s why they are featured in our latest brochure:

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Cruising to Florida onboard the newly refurbished Queen Victoria – now in dry dock until 4th June 2017, a refit for a Queen.

To bring the Queen Victoria in line with the rest of the Cunard fleet the aft lido sun deck will be expanded

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The Winter Garden is being refined

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Yacht Club will makes its debut on board, featuring expansive seating and extended serving hours. In the day time the Club will host a range of social activities. From 3pm a pre and post dinner entertainment venue with music, DJ and dance band into the night

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The popular chart room has been moved. And in the process, refined with the allure of glamour of a classic cocktail bar from the heyday of her key sailing destinations

The midships lounge will also see the introduction of a gin and fizz themed menu

Atlantic Islands onboard Queen Elizabeth

Canary Islands onboard Queen Elizabeth

Queen Elizabeth is a firm favourite with her passengers, named in 2010 by Her Majesty the Queen.

We invite you to explore the finer things in life onboard a Cunard Cruise

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Don’t forget: Get up to £100 off your next cruise with Double Bonus Points

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A number of Travel Agents were treated to a VIP visit on board Cunard Lines Queen Elizabeth in Liverpool on Saturday 2nd July 2016

It was a special celebration to mark the 100th Birthday of the Cunard Building in Liverpool

Stunning! I expected elegance and the Queen Elizabeth did not disappoint, here’s my experience:

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Arriving into the triple height Grand Lobby (my Titanic moment) was absolutely stunning, with the sweeping staircase and the huge portrait of the original RMS Queen Elizabeth. A beautiful flower arrangement on display in the centre of the lobby and the grand piano. It felt like I’d walked into a timeless era.

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Grand Lobby

So whilst passengers were off enjoying all that Liverpool has to offer, we had a guided tour of the ship. Due to her itinerary the ship was full, therefore we didn’t get chance to view any passenger cabins.

The dining venues on board are every bit as you would expect – white star service

The Queens Grill has a lovely outside courtyard

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Queens Grill

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The Verandah Restaurant – This was my favourite – The décor was contemporary French, very white and clean. Reservations must be made to dine here, a cover charge of approx. $35 per person plus wines

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Verandah Restaurant

We dined in the Britannia Restaurant – dramatic double height room – reflects the golden age of travel. A three course meal with wines and iced water was served by very attentive staff. I opted for:

Asparagus and Chervil Veloute with Feta Cheese Croutons

 Grilled Beef Tenderloin with Caramelised Shallot and Thyme Taret Tatin, Bacon, Mushrooms, Pomme Anna Potatoes

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Millionaires Salted Caramel and Chocolate Truffle Cake with Dark Chocolate Sauce

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Onto the outside area: The pool was of a decant size with comfortable looking sun-loungers. The sports deck surprised me, with lots on offer. From giant chess to tennis and boules.

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As if the day couldn’t get any better we disembarked and headed over to the Cunard Building for a 230pm concert… the Scottish Royal Marines Band marched to formation and played a few songs. A choir sang patriotic songs as the crowd waved their flags. Nessun Dorma (one of my favourite songs) was sang by a local opera singer. Confetti cannons were set off into the crowd!

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The final Concert was at 9pm (I had ventured home by then) followed by fireworks as the Queen Elizabeth sailed out of port

My honest opinion:

I don’t do formal dress code, I’m all about the casual look whilst sipping a fine cocktail. I surprised myself on this ship visit. Why? Because I would not hesitate to sail on any Cunard Ship. When I walked into the library (two storeys, the largest at sea) I could see myself sitting in here for those chilled days at sea, reading a book and drinking coffee. As a regular theatre goer I would rate the Royal Court Theatre on board better than you average West Ender! Spacious, opulent and it gave me the wow factor when I walked in. If I got to dine in the Verandah Restaurant for just one evening of my cruise I would happily dress formal for the occasion

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What a fabulous experience and a true moment in history to treasure for years to come! Thank you Cunard