Hamburg, Germany: Cruise Port Celebrates Over Weekend

For four days, more than 500 seafaring vessels, among them tall sailing boats, traditional ships and majestic cruise liners, presented a varied program on Hamburg’s water front, at the annual port anniversary. Highlights included the opening and closing ship parades, and the “Tugboat Ballet” on Saturday, during which tugboats “waltzed with each other” on the […]

Episode: Cruise News + QM2 2012 Review

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[smart_track_player url=”https://traffic.libsyn.com/cruiseradioshow/EPI159SEP2612Mixdown.mp3″ title=”Queen Mary 2″ artist=”Cruise Radio” ]This week Barry from Cruising Authority stops by to talk to Doug about his recent transatlantic sailing aboard Queen Mary 2. A great article on Five Resources to Research Shore Excursions. Stewart Chiron, The Cruise Guy® stops by with Cruise News on: More details revealed about Norwegian Breakaway […]

Cruise Ship Fails Recent CDC Inspection, Many Pass

Holland America Line’s ms Veendam recently failed a surprise health inspection, according to the Center of Disease Control’s website. The CDC requires a score of 86 to pass the inspection, the Veendam scored a 77. The 1,350-guests Veendem was cited for infractions in the galley area, buffet area and dish washing area on August 19. […]

Queen Victoria Cancels Upcoming Sailing, Propulsion Issues

Cunard Line is having to canceling their upcoming October 3, 16-night voyage on Queen Victoria for some emergency repairs on one of the ships propulsion units. Queen Victoria has one more cruise before she heads to a German shipyard to undergo repairs on one of her azipods. The vessel has a propulsion problem and can […]

“Madam Butterfly 3D” Alights aboard Queen Mary 2 in 2012

As part of its worldwide release schedule, Cunard Line is proud to announce the first shipboard screenings of the 3D feature film, “Madam Butterfly 3D,” in association with the Royal Opera House and RealD, the world’s most widely used digital 3D projection technology.  Captured during live performances at London’s internationally renowned Royal Opera House, “Madam […]

Cunard Hosts Largest Diamond Jubilee Celebration Outside of London

In what is believed to be the largest Diamond Jubilee celebration outside London (photo right), all three ships of the Cunard Line fleet – flagship Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth – sailed up Southampton Water in formation for the first time, Tuesday 5 June, in preparation for a day of special tributes, […]

Live 2012 Olympic broadcasts to air on Cunard fleet

Cunard Line will air live coverage of the London 2012 Olympic Games and the 2012 UEFA European Football Championship on board flagship Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth, ensuring that sports enthusiast guests catch all of the action while taking a luxury cruise vacation this summer. Guests traveling between 27 July and 12 […]

Cruise Line Hosts Look At The Past

Promoting the transatlantic relationship between the United States and United Kingdom, Cunard Line hosted guests aboard the line’s flagship Queen Mary 2 in New York for a lecture given by celebrated author Barry Singer on his newly published book, Churchill Style: The Art of Being Winston Churchill. Cunard Line’s master of Queen Mary 2, Captain Kevin […]