18 Photos Reveal the Royal Family’s Enduring Relationship with Cunard

Cunard, a renowned cruise line founded in the 19th century, has a longstanding relationship with the Royal Family. Its strong ties are apparent from ships named after queens to ship christenings by Queen Elizabeth II and royal visits. Even artwork on one cruise ship, in particular, was handmade by royalty.  

The luxury British-founded cruise line has pioneered transatlantic cruises since it began sailing around the world in 1840. Every Cunard detail is meticulously curated and crafted, from its onboard design and decor to entertainment and fine dining to exceptional service; the Cunard onboard celebrations heralding King Charles III’s coronation will surely be outstanding. 

Several special events will take place to celebrate Cunard’s enduring connection with the Royal Family. 

Catch a glimpse of the relationship between them, including Cunard’s special event details and key historical moments with the Royal Family through photos including Queen Elizabeth II, The Queen Mother, and the Duke and Duchess of Windsor. 

All images are courtesy of Cunard.

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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in 1967, in a blue outfit helping name a new Cunard ship, Queen Elizabeth 2.
Her Majesty The Queen launches Cunard's Queen Elizabeth 2 in 1967, with Princess Margaret by her side. The ship sailed over 5 million miles during her 39 years of service.

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