Cunard Line really knows how to celebrate royal events with dignity and grace and today’s wedding will be no exception.
Featured aboard the Line’s regal fleet of Queens–Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria, and the new Queen Elizabeth–will be Royal Wedding celebration activities, including:
-- Viewing party of the Royal Wedding live via satellite TV broadcast in the Royal Court Theatre and in all staterooms
-- Royal Wedding Afternoon Tea service featuring Twinings limited edition Royal Wedding Tea
-- A commemorative “Princess Royale” cocktail to mark the occasion
-- A celebration dinner and commemorative menu at each of the restaurants, including a slice of traditional wedding fruitcake
-- A royal champagne toast to Miss Catherine Middleton and HRH Prince William by the ship’s Captain
-- A Royal Wedding Ball with dancing to a big band orchestra in the Queens Room ballroom
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.