The legacy of Cunard...
It was a more civilized era, the golden age of sea travel.  Crossing the ocean was a grand event unto itself, the very embodiment of sophistication and privilege.  And traveling Cunard was what one naturally chose for such a voyage.  Cunard's glorious ocean liners were floating palaces of art deco splendor and Edwardian excess, surrounding guests with every comfort and luxury.  They attracted the greatest personalities of the day, from world leaders to movie stars, who sipped champagne at festive black-tie soirees and strolled along graceful promenades attired in their finest apparel.  It was the quintessence of luxury travel, and getting there was truly half the fun. 
Cunard continues this celebration of style with Queen Mary 2 and Queen Elizabeth 2 - proving once again, with Cunard, the journey may be even more magnificent that the destination. Cunard Line proudly continues a tradition of luxury cruising that began in 1840. Today its flagship, Queen Elizabeth 2, is the world's most famous ship and the greatest liner of her time. She maintains the legacy of her Cunard and White Star Line predecessors in providing a definitive annual World Cruise and the only scheduled transatlantic liner service. QE2 very much sets the standard of traditional British elegance, superb White Star Service, gourmet cuisine and sumptuous accommodations that have secured Cunard's reputation.

In 2000, QE2 was joined by another classic liner, Caronia, formerly known as Vistafjord, which also delivers an elegant, Old World cruising experience. Whether on voyages or cruises, these two Cunard Line vessels create a new golden age of ocean liner travel, for those who missed the first. Imagine a floating palace where the pleasures are unmatched. Where royalty, millionaires and film stars have been known to stroll on gleaming teak decks while savoring the earth's most dramatic panoramas. Welcome aboard the one and only Queen Elizabeth 2.

Thanks to a refurbishment from bow to stern, she is uniquely prepared to pamper you with the utmost contemporary comfort. Still the only ship offering regularly scheduled transatlantic service, Queen Elizabeth 2 is also an honored guest in ports near and far. Sailing the world's waters, she becomes your glamorous refuge.

To heighten this sense of occasion, QE2's 2003 season of transatlantic crossings will be her last. In 2004, QM2 takes up the reins while QE2 turns her attention to an exciting program of cruises sailing roundtrip from Southampton. Queen Mary 2 is the world's largest, longest, tallest, grandest ocean liner ever! Since she set sail from Southampton on her maiden voyage on January 12, 2004, excitement surrounds her all over the world. Queen Mary 2 has been awarded a maritime Oscar from Berlitz in their 2005 guide to Ocean Cruising & Cruise Ships. The famous liner’s Queens and Princess grill accommodations were awarded five stars – ranking Queen Mary 2 seventh out of more than 260 ships – and besting the luxury vessels of Silversea, Crystal and Radisson Seven Seas.

Classic Cunard hallmarks weave throughout Queen Mary 2: sweeping staircases, soaring public rooms, a grand ballroom, a 360° promenade deck. With one staff member per couple, Cunard's renowned White Star Service is also assured.

The most anticipated ocean liner in the world also comes with an unprecedented cache of luxuries and innovations. Three-quarters of her staterooms have balconies. Lavish two-story duplexes even have their own private exercise equipment. Exciting restaurants like Todd English and Cunard's renowned Grills create the premier dining experience at sea.

A space ratio of 57.25 makes her one of the roomiest vessels anywhere. Even that can't prepare you for the endless possibilities which occupy all this space - 14 decks of sports facilities, shops, bars, lounges, 5 pools and no fewer than 10 restaurants, a largesse which allows you the freedom to experience your own preferences and passions.