Cunard Line Limited

Cunard Line Limited

January 30, 2006 08:19 ET

Cunard Luxury At Unbeatable Value

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 30, 2006) - Highlights in Cunard's 2006 programme for the two most famous ocean liners in the world, Queen Mary 2 and Queen Elizabeth 2, feature new twists on traditional Cunard holidays as well as completely new holidays - all at unbeatable value for early bookers.

The world's largest ocean liner, Queen Mary 2, offers 19 crossings between Southampton and New York. The Atlantic is Cunard's birthright and Queen Mary 2 really does prove that 'getting there is half the fun' and for 2006 Cunard has combined the famous Atlantic crossing on the world's only transatlantic liner with a collection of packaged holidays in New York. These packages include the six-day crossing, two-nights' hotel accommodation, transfers and flight and have early booking fares from GBP 949 to GBP 15,409 per person.

Traditional air / sea fares are available from GBP 799 to GBP 14,249 per person which really do offer value for money when compared to flight costs.

A new seven-night transatlantic voyage from Southampton to Fort Lauderdale on Queen Mary 2, currently has fares from GBP 979 to GBP 8,459 per person. This voyage is ideal for those who want to escape the British winter for a break in Florida.

In 2006 Cunard will offers its largest selection of short break voyages ever with two on Queen Mary 2 and eight on QE2 of five nights or less - making the Cunard legends more accessible than ever!

Early Booking fares begin at GBP 219 per person for an overnight party in Southampton on 28 July. These voyages present cruisers, both first timers and regulars, the ideal opportunity to sample the Cunard lifestyle for a few days over a long weekend or to add the extra 'wow' factor while celebrating a special occasion.

The company has increased its presence in the Mediterranean this year with four voyages on Queen Mary 2 and seven on QE2. Ports of call include Barcelona, Cannes, Naples, Athens, Lisbon, Kusadasi, Palermo and Dubrovnik. Fares at present range from GBP 1,619 to GBP 18,999 per person for a 12-night voyage on Queen Mary 2 departing 30 July 2006.

Sail on the biggest ocean liner ever to Canada and the Caribbean. The Cunard flagship will offer four voyages on the other side of the Atlantic in 2006 - two to Canada and two to the Caribbean. A 12-night 'Splendours of the Fall' voyage departs New York on 30 September and calls at Sydney, Newfoundland, Quebec, Halifax, Bar Harbour and Boston; fares are from GBP 1,799 to GBP 19,479 per person for those booking now. Her 18 November 14-night Caribbean cruise from Fort Lauderdale calls at St Thomas St Maarten and St Kitts and has fares ranging from GBP 1,729 to GBP 15,319 per person.

Sail on the most famous liner in the world on QE2's 'Long Voyages' to Canada and Central America and the Caribbean. The 20-night Canada voyage in 2006 departs on 13 September and now has fares from GBP 1,949 to GBP 16,499 while the 28-night voyage to the Caribbean and Central America departs Southampton on 17 November and calls at Ponta Delgada, Fort Lauderdale, New Orleans, Cozumel, Limon, Cristobal, Willemstad, Grenada, Barbados and Madeira; Early Booking fares start from GBP 2,199 to GBP 17,379 per person.


Cunard's 'Early Booking Savings' offer discounts of up to 50% for QE2 and 45% for Queen Mary 2 on bookings made before 28 February 2006.

The speed of Queen Mary 2 and QE2 allows them to offer more ports of call in less time than any other ship and roundtrip voyaging from Southampton means no baggage restrictions and no waiting in airports.

Reservations can be made on 0845 071 0300.

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