While there are other cruise directors who probably should retire, we were surprised to hear that Cunard Line had bid farewell to longtime Entertainment Director Alastair Greener earlier this week. To take his place penning the WeAreCunard blog, the line announced that Cunard President Peter Shanks will be the primary writer going forward. Since taking the helm as president, Shanks has been a regular contributor to the blog, enthusiastically sharing his experiences, from launching the new Queen Elizabeth in the presence of Her Majesty The Queen last October, meeting Archbishop Desmond Tutu during Queen Mary 2’s 2010 World Voyage, to climbing atop famed Sydney Harbour Bridge earlier this year.
“I love to write about Cunard and I share Alastair’s passion both for the company and for the new world of communication in which we live, where blogs bring things to life that other forms of communication simply can’t touch,” Peter Shanks remarked. “We intend to continue developing the blog and through it bring a whole range of Cunard experiences and celebrations to life.”
Shanks will continue to engage Cunard fans and guests on the blog each week, along with having guest bloggers recount stories of their adventures on board. He spoke with the Line’s Director of Entertainment Martin Lilly on his goals and vision for the blog in the video interview below.
Guests sailing a luxury cruise vacation aboard Cunard delight in the experience of the voyage itself, not just the destination. By day, guests enjoy voluminous libraries, world class spas, white-gloved afternoon tea service and engaging Insights guest enrichment programmes; and by night are entertained by black tie dinners, Royal Nights themed balls, West End-style productions and Veuve Clicquot champagne cocktails.