July 8, 2011
We Are Cunard
Posted in: Shore Staff
Richard Curtis & Cristina Munoz
At Cunard we are proud of our relationship with our guests and partners. We work in partnership with many well known and respected brands such as Fortnum & Mason, Twinings, The Prince’s Trust and, most recently The RHS (Royal Horticultural Society). Which brings us to the largest flower show in the world at Hampton Court Palace this week.
The 2011 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show opened on 4 July with a glittering preview evening and we are delighted to be present throughout the week with The Palace Tea Rooms in association with Cunard. The magnificent Hampton Court Palace, the Long Water, the beautiful gardens and a host of quintessential British traditions are providing us with the perfect setting for visitors to enjoy a relaxing break and afternoon tea.
Gardening has long been a favourite past time for our Cunard guests and the world’s largest flower show was the ideal event to showcase our new partnership with The RHS. We are grateful to the organisers for coordinating the fireworks display around The Palace Tea Rooms!
During the day the judging of the gardens took place, in time for the show opening in the evening. Here are some of the deserving winners and some interesting displays:
The first 2 days of the show are dedicated to RHS members and we were glad to see so many Cunard guests amongst them. We spoke to many of you at our stand, where visitors can enter the competition to win a voyage on board Queen Elizabeth. No wonder our stand has been so popular….
Many of you may wonder why we are associated with The Palace Tea Rooms instead of a garden. The Tea Rooms offers one of our signature traditions - afternoon tea, served with sandwiches, scones, cakes and even champagne for the Sparkling Afternoon Treat! It proved very popular, with some previous guests commenting that they almost felt like they were at sea, with the stunning location alongside the Long Water.
Along with the beautiful gardens, there is so much more to see, including the edible garden, food stalls, shopping and some rather photogenic ducks…
If you are coming to the show this week, we’d love to see you, and you may even win a voyage on Queen Elizabeth!
Richard & Cristina