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Cunard Queen Mary 2 – Southampton to New York

by Continental Club on July 20, 2013  |  One comment • Tagged as: , , , ,


According to the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), the European Cruise Council and Passenger Shipping Association, 20.6 million people took a cruise holiday in 2011, and a record 1.7 million of those call Britain home. And there’s little doubt that cruising traces its roots back to the days before mass-transport by air; a time when the only means of travelling ‘long haul’ was by ocean liner, and where ports-of-all were necessary purely for provisioning, not for pleasure.

It’s unlikely that many of the passengers who coined the word POSH – for whom Port Out & Starboard Home afforded the most comfortable passage – would recognise the style and scale of some of today’s cruise ships. It’s likely, however, that they’d find plenty familiar on board the ships of Cunard – the only remaining operator of the true ocean liner, and the last remaining crest under which the 21st century commercial passenger can undertake a ‘crossing’ rather than a mere cruise.

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