A third queen soon will reign over the seas. In December 2007, Cunard will send Queen Victoria on its maiden voyage, a 10-night journey from Southampton, England, to five western European ports. The ship’s debut will take place nearly four years after Cunard’s launching of Queen Mary 2 and four decades after its launching of […]
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Passing Fancy The romance and mystique of the Cunard liners—one of the most enduring British institutions—captured me at a young age. As a child, my family enjoyed annual beach holidays on the Isle of Wight, an island off of England’s southern coast, and I recall the excitement I felt when the Queen Elizabeth or the […]
Cunard came to my notice in November 1969 when the Queen Elizabeth 2 arrived at Kingston, Jamaica, not long after it had made its maiden voyage in May of that year. My father, William Warwick, was then the first captain of the QE2, and I was the chief officer on a freighter ship that also […]
Queen Mary 2 Cunard crowns a new queen of the sea. Cunard built the Queen Mary 2—QM2 for short—to carry the tradition of the ocean liner into the 21st century. This was quite a feat considering that decades ago, the ocean liner, a commercial passenger ship that sails from one destination to another on […]
We were somewhere over the North Atlantic, halfway between New York and London, and so far our flight had been uneventful. The instruments on the bulkhead indicated an altitude of 60,000 feet and a speed of a little over Mach 2, or about 1,350 mph. We could see the curvature of the earth below; above […]
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