Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Cunard's Queen Elizabeth

On October 11th Her Majesty The Queen officially named the newest Cunarder in a glittering ceremony featuring performances by Lesley Garrett, the band and pipers of the Coldstream Guards and the Scots Guards, plus the Bournemouth Symphony Chorus and Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra conducted by Anthony Inglis. The naming was a milestone in British maritime history and a major event of worldwide interest. Following the spectacular naming ceremony in Southampton, Queen Elizabeth embarked on her Maiden Voyage.

Queen Elizabeth is the second largest Cunarder ever built and joins her sister ship Queen Victoria and the flagship, Queen Mary 2. Cunard is celebrating 170 years of famous ocean liner traditions and now operates the youngest fleet at sea.

Queen Elizabeth's public venues honour the original Queen Elizabeth in her interior grandeur, decor and style, but with modern flair. The Verandah, a new dining alternative, offers guests an experience reminiscent of dining at the original Verandah Grills onboard Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth, with menus created by Exceutive Chef Jean-Marie Zimmermann, winner of a coveted Michelin star. The stunning Royal Court Theatre, with private boxes, will feature an imaginative repertoire of musical productions and Shakespeare classics. The Yacht Club, which is named after the lively entertainment space found aft on QE2, offers guests the perfect venue for activities and gatherings during the day or dancing at night, with views from its 270 degrees of windows. The Garden Lounge covered by a vaulted glass ceiling inspired by the glass houses of Kew Gardens, will host occasional evening 'Supper Clubs' with live musical entertainment.

Queen Elizabeth will be based in Southampton during her maiden 2011 season, offering roundtrip voyages to the Mediterranean, Baltic and Northern Europe in true elegance.

Learn about all of the celebration and latest happenings surrounding QUEEN ELIZABETH
by visiting queenelizabeth.cunard.com.

Highlights of the naming ceremony, including a new three minute video and blog post from President and Managing Director, Peter Shanks, can be found by clicking here.

Keep up to date with the latest news from the ship via the blog at WeAreCunard.com.

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