As the world eagerly awaits the wedding of the century, Cunard Line is preparing for its own Royal Wedding festivities taking place onboard its fleet during this momentous occasion.
Officers and crew of flagship Queen Mary 2 put final celebratory touches on board in New York as guests embarked for the ship’s first Eastbound crossing of the2011 Transatlantic Season on Tuesday.
“We will mark this commemorative occasion in the way expected of Cunard, and it promises to be a right royal event on board all three of our Queens,” said Peter Shanks, President of Cunard Line. “For guests sailing a Transatlantic Crossing, it is an experience like no other, and the Royal Wedding celebrations certainly add to what is already a voyage fit for royalty.”
Cunard’s association with the Royal Family dates back to 1859 when Queen Victoria bestowed the title of Baronet to Samuel Cunard (Cunard Line founder) for his services to the country during the Crimean War. Since then, eight Cunard liners have been named by senior members of the Royal Family – four by Her Majesty The Queen, including the recent October 2010 Royal Naming Ceremony of the Line’s newest ship, Queen Elizabeth.
Source = Cunard