The Cunard cruise line is one of the best known in the world. It is a luxury cruise line and it offers excellent services to all its clients. It has different world-class ships to that sail all across the globe.
From the exterior to the interior the finishing is exquisite. Once the guest has laid eyes on any of the three ships, they are assured if great service while on board for the duration of their stay. Even for those that have never gone on a cruise and have no interest in going for one, the Queen Mary 2 is a name they are familiar with. It is the world’s best-known cruise ship not only for its magnificence but also for its size and the different facilities that are available to the client. Other lesser-known but just as grand cruise ships are the Queen Victoria and the Queen Mary.
The Queen Mary 2 was originally known as the Royal mail ship or steamer. It was owned by Samuel Conard and got this title in 1839. This was after Queen Victoria gave Samuel the first ever license to deliver mail across the Atlantic. Though the original ship may not be used as a part of this fleet, the origin is traceable to this particular steam ship. It is 147 feet longer than the Eiffel tower and three and a half times longer than Big Ben, which first started ticking on 31st may 1859. It is as long as 41 double-decker buses and the estimated cost of its production is 800 million dollars. It has a guest capacity of 3,056 and a gross tonnage of 51,400. Its first maiden voyage was to Fort Lauderdale from South Hampton in the US on January 12, 2004. It has 13 decks each catering to different classes of passengers. There are the suites as well as the regular rooms but all the accommodation is as good as that of any five star hotel across the globe.
The Queen Victoria on the other hand is just as beautiful. It took several years to build and the Fincantieri Company that is exceptional at building technologically advanced ships did this in Italy. It has a gross tonnage of 90,000 tons and has 12 guest decks all offering different facilities that the guest can enjoy. The naming ceremony took place in December of 2007 and the ship has a guest capacity of 2000. Like the other two ships that form part of Cunard cruise lines it sails across the globe several times a year and can be booked on line at the Cunard Cruise lines web site. A voyage to Rome or the French Riviera would be a great addition to ones travel plans, as there is plenty to see and do in both these areas. There is the Iberian Peninsula located to the south west of Europe. It encompasses a small area of France as well as Portugal, Gibraltar and Andorra. It is bordered by both the Mediterranean Sea as well as the Atlantic Ocean.
The Queen Victoria also sails to Normandy beach and gives the tourist the opportunity to tour the coastal villages on and around it.
From Britain to Norway, the cruise offers beautiful scenery all rounds in this great adventure area that is known for maritime history that dates back all the way to the days of the Vikings. The Canary and the Atlantic islands are a part of the tour within this region on board the Queen Victoria. The island of Tenerife houses the El Tiede, which is the highest mountain in Spain. The landscape is beautiful, the climate is great, and the biodiversity is extremely rich. All the three ships in this cruise line company offer elegance and British tradition combined with modern state of the art amenities.
The Queen Elizabeth is due to be released in autumn of 2010 and will have 12 guest decks and a maximum tonnage of 90,400 tons. As with all other cruise liners and the banners they operate under the charges, differ depending on the ship of choice, the deck one is staying on and the facilities within the rooms. There are multiple levels in all these ships and they hold shops, restaurants, indoor and outdoor pools and so on. There is always an activity or other going on in the ship and this is more than enough to keep the guest busy for the duration of their stay ensuring that they will not feel homesick, only, maybe, seasick J