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December 7, 2011

We Are Cunard

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Anand Ramakrishnan, White Star Trainer on board Queen Victoria was fortunate to meet Skip and Joy Moss, who were celebrating their honeymoon on a recent voyage. Mr and Mrs Moss are regular Cunarders and know Anand from his days on board QE2. They were married in Vero Beach, Florida and flew to Venice and set sail on board Queen Victoria’s 16 night Fort Lauderdale Adventure voyage.

Mr and Mrs Moss

Anand joined Mr and Mrs Moss for a very Special joint cocktail party in their suite, later that evening at the party he was amazed to see photos of their special wedding cake and said to himself, this is why “We Are Cunard”

Mr & Mrs Moss with Anand

He was more delighted when Mrs Moss agreed to take us through a very memorable occasion in her own words, so here is Mrs Moss:

Our travels around the globe on the marvelous QE2 from 2003 – 2008 were such a wonderful part of our life together.  From our first crossing in 2003, until the voyage to Dubai in 2008, we made both casual and lifelong friends among guests, officers & crew. QE2 was our home away from home for more than 500 days.

Our cake baker in Vero Beach, Florida had traveled on the original Queen Mary & Queen Elizabeth as a girl and had her own fantastic memories.

Thus the “Vintage Suitcase” wedding cake evolved!  The chocolate & raspberry cake included world cruise luggage tags, book marks with world cruise itineraries & a detailed model of our first ship, Queen Elizabeth 2.

Where to honeymoon?  Without a doubt it would be aboard a Cunard ship!  We chose this repositioning voyage aboard Queen Victoria Venice to Ft Lauderdale.

We love leisurely days at sea and interesting ports.  Queen Victoria has developed a soul of her own and a happy ship’s company.  Hotel Manager David Hamilton and his team have achieved much of the ambiance we so appreciated on QE2.

We love seeing familiar faces among the Ship’s Company and guests (and are always amazed how many of them remember us) and find Cunard ships quite social and easy to make new friends.

During the Madeira to Bermuda southerly crossing we co-hosted a cocktail party in our suite with good friends/travel companions Sarah & David Short, jointly celebrating “3 birthdays and a wedding”.

Captain Inger Olsen is very capable as well as delightful and we look forward to more journeys with her at the helm.  In these trying economic times, there is tremendous value knowing when we return to Cunard we will be well looked after as we visit both favorite and new ports.  The only question remaining is, “What’s Next?”   Our recent wedding celebration included a sensational “Cunard World Travelers Wedding Cake”.

Thank you Anand, and Mr. & Mrs. Moss for celebrating your very special occasion with us.
We’ll be back soon with more photos and part 2 of our video blog from Queen Mary 2’s refit in Hamburg.
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