April 26, 2011
We Are Cunard
I hope everybody enjoyed the holiday period over the Easter Break. It was certainly more than warm enough here in the UK – felt like summer had arrived. Thank you so much for the many comments we have had following the first posting of Peter’s Blog. We have had quite a few volunteers already to be guest bloggers which is great and we will be in touch with you to follow up.
We have another video blog for you today. I mentioned that Commodore Warner retired last week. Well we filmed the event. It will take you inside Cunard and share with you the passion and emotion of those who have spent many years at sea with us. Please take a few minutes to watch the video and I hope it gives you a flavour of the tradition of Cunard Line and how one goes about retiring a Commodore in style.
Busy but short week this week as we seem to be surrounded by holidays – what with Easter, Royal Weddings and UK Bank Holidays. We are all set on the three ships to celebrate the Royal Wedding on Friday in fine style and we will of course share the experiences with you. I am also spending time in our Cunard German office this week in Hamburg. It is a busy time in Hamburg as the famous ‘Harbour Celebration’ is approaching in the first week of May where up to one million people will be in the Harbour with Queen Mary 2 in prime position in the river for the fireworks. It is a sight to behold – Hamburg has a remarkable maritime history and the people there love their Ocean Liners. We have three voyages based out of Hamburg this summer on Queen Mary 2 and one on Queen Elizabeth. More and more of our North American guests are looking to join those voyage to head North as they start and finish in the beautiful city of Hamburg. We will let you know how the Hamburg Harbour Party goes.
We’ll be back on Thursday with an update from the fleet as they prepare for the Royal Wedding celebrations on Friday.