VALENCIA, Calif., May 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- In tandem with the start of its 2017 Transatlantic season, luxury cruise line Cunard today shared an inspiring video interview with Micky Arison, Chairman of the Board of Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), the world's largest leisure travel company. In the video he reflects on the inspiration behind building Cunard flagship Queen Mary 2 and the corporation's acquisition of Cunard in 1998. The video, titled "Micky Arison on Cunard and Queen Mary 2," has been edited as both a long version and short version.
In the interview, Arison remembers his family's immigration to America in 1954 on Cunard's Mauretania, and discusses the importance of a modern, simple and romantic cruise experience, which led to the vision and conception of Queen Mary 2.
Referring to the Transatlantic Crossing as a "hypnotic" experience, Arison notes, "The views are spectacular, and the service and food is the finest you can get anywhere in the world, and there is an incredible brand ambiance that's unique to Cunard."
Today, Queen Mary 2 remains the only true ocean liner at sea, and it is the only ship to continue to offer regularly scheduled Transatlantic Crossings.
From May until December 2017, Queen Mary 2 will make a total of 22 Transatlantic voyages, of which some will feature special programming such as:
- The New York Times Insights Series (several Eastbound Transatlantic Crossings)
- The Greatest GENERATIONS Foundation (M729 | Departing Southampton, August 4)
- Julien's Auctions: The Judy Garland Collection (M730A | Departing New York, August 12)
- Transatlantic Fashion Week (M732B | Departing Southampton, August 31)
- Le Havre's 500th Anniversary (M734 | Departing Southampton, September 14)
- World Space Week (M737 | Departing New York, October 6)
- Transatlantic Celebration of the Times Crossword (M745 | Departing New York, December 8)
"A crossing is a unique bucket list experience," said Arison. "It's really something that you should try once, but don't be surprised if you're going to want to do it again."
For more information about Queen Mary 2, or to book a voyage, contact your Travel Agent, call Cunard Line at 1-800-728-6273 or visit www.cunard.com.
Defining true excellence at sea with over 176 years of legendary voyages, Cunard is the operator of luxury ocean liners Queen Mary 2®, Queen Victoria® and Queen Elizabeth®. Renowned for impeccable White Star Service, gourmet dining and world-class entertainment, all three Queens offer luxury on a grand scale in Britannia, Britannia Club, Princess Grill and Queens Grill accommodation. Cunard is the only line to offer regularly scheduled Transatlantic service and continues the legacy of world cruising which it began in 1922.
Awarded '#1 Mega-Ship Ocean Cruise Line' by Travel + Leisure's 2016 World's Best Awards and 'Best World Cruise Itineraries' and 'Best Trans-Atlantic Itineraries' by Porthole Cruise Magazine's 2016 Readers Choice Awards, Cunard is a proud member of World's Leading Cruise Lines, a part of Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), the largest cruise vacation company in the world. Together Cunard, Carnival Cruise Line, Fathom, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, Seabourn, AIDA Cruises, Costa Cruises, P&O Cruises (Australia) and P&O Cruises (UK) operate 102 ships visiting over 700 ports around the world and totaling 226,000 lower berths.
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SOURCE Cunard Line