Traveling solo? Want to bring you dog? We suggest cruising with Cunard!
As travel advisors, we often hear from travelers who have special requests. (Frankly, most people do... after all, it is YOUR trip, and you want it to be exactly how you imagined it!) We recently learned some things about Cunard that we thought would be of interest to some of our clients who are planning their next vacation:
Traveling Solo: Cunard welcomes single travellers on every cruise. There are countless ways to meet interesting people during your cruise — by attending the ‘Welcome Cocktail Party,’ by choosing to sit at a larger table for dinner and through activities like lectures and Bridge classes. For ladies travelling alone, Gentleman Dance Hosts make great dance partners.
Single staterooms are available. For those who wish to travel as the sole occupant of a double occupancy stateroom, the following single supplements typically apply:
For Grills categories (Q1 – Q7 and P1 – P2), singles pay 200% of double-occupancy fares.
For all other categories (A1-IF), singles pay 175% of double-occupancy fares.
Please be aware that supplements may vary and are subject to change without prior notification.
Traveling with a pet: Queen Mary 2’s kennel programme is available on all Transatlantic Crossings between New York and Southampton in either direction, and is managed by a full-time Kennel Master who takes care of responsibilities such as feeding, walking and cleaning the ship’s 12 spacious kennels. Travelling dogs and cats also receive a complimentary gift pack. The kennels and adjacent indoor and outdoor walking areas are open throughout the day, enabling guests to spend significant time with their pets. Reservations for the kennels may be made at time of booking, and are based on availability. Contact Cunard for fees, details and additional requirements. All animals must be in compliance with the Pets Travel Scheme and in possession of a pet passport.
Do I dress for dinner every evening? Evening attire is effective from 6pm. Dressing up elegantly for dinner is one of the great thrills of a Cunard vacation, yet we also want our guests to feel relaxed. So each evening our dress code will either be formal or informal, details for which can be found on your Voyage Personaliser at vp.cunard.com. The evening dress code will also be specified in your ship’s Daily Programme, which is delivered to your stateroom each day. On formal nights, guests wishing to dress more casually are welcome to dine in the Kings Court or Lido main buffet restaurant and relax in the Winter Garden or Garden Lounge bar. Please be respectful of fellow guests by avoiding the more formal areas of the ship, including our Alternate Dining restaurants.
Please note that after 6pm, shorts, blue or worn denim (for men and women), sandals and sleeveless tops (for men) are not considered appropriate within any of the ship’s public areas.
Formal: Dinner jacket, tuxedo or dark suit with tie for gentlemen. A range of gentlemen’s formal wear is available to hire on board. Evening or cocktail dress for ladies.
Informal: Jacket required, tie optional for gentlemen. Cocktail dress or stylish separates for ladies. No jeans or shorts.
One other thing: Cunard ships have been crossing the Atlantic to and from New York since 1847, when they established the first regular service. Today only Queen Mary 2 regularly makes this journey and not only does she remain as glamorous and exciting as ever but a Transatlantic Crossing also remains one of travel’s most iconic experiences. As the boundless ocean surrounds you, surrender to the rhythms of dining, discovery, mingling and relaxing.
If you want to visit Europe, but are unable to fly, consider a Transatlantic Crossing on the Queen Mary 2!
Interested? Call today for more information! 800-275-9876 or 425-827-5656