Cunard Line

Cunard Line, British cruise line based in Southampton, England.

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Cunard Line is a British cruise line based at Carnival House at Southampton, England, operated by Carnival UK and owned by Carnival Corporation & plc. Since 2011, Cunard and its three ships have been registered in Hamilton, Bermuda.In 1839, Samuel Cunard was awarded the first British transatlantic steamship mail contract, and the next year formed the British and North American Royal Mail Steam-Packet Company in Glasgow with shipowner Sir George Burns (whose descendants took the title of Lord Inverclyde) together with Robert Napier, the famous Scottish steamship engine designer and builder, to operate the line's four pioneer paddle steamers on the Liverpool–Halifax–Boston route. For most of the next 30 years, Cunard held the Blue Riband for the fastest Atlantic voyage. However, in the 1870s Cunard fell behind its rivals, the White Star Line and the Inman Line. To meet this competition, in 1879 the firm was reorganised as the Cunard Steamship Company, Ltd, to raise capital.In 1902, White Star joined the American-owned International Mercantile Marine Co.

Cunard-White Star Line
5 months ago

Cunard-White Star Line ... Cunard-White Star Line, Ltd., was a British shipping line which existed between 1934 and 1949. The company was created to control the joint shipping assets...

White Star Line
4 months ago

White Star Line ... rival, Cunard Line, which operated as Cunard-White Star Line until 1950, when Cunard purchased White Star's share in the joint company. Cunard Line then...

Carnival Corporation & plc
6 months ago

Carnival Corporation & plc ... company acquired Holland America Line, Windstar Cruises, Westours, Seabourn Cruise Line, Costa Cruises and Cunard Line. The name Carnival Corporation was...

Cunard Building
6 months ago

Cunard Building ... the headquarters of the Cunard Line, and the building still retains the name of its original owner. It was also home to Cunard's passenger facilities for...

Samuel Cunard
4 months ago

Samuel Cunard ... Cunard Line. He was the son of a master carpenter and timber merchant who had fled the American Revolution and settled in Halifax. Samuel Cunard was the...

Seabourn Cruise Line
5 months ago

Seabourn Cruise Line ... marketing group, which also includes Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, Carnival Cruise Line, Cunard Line, Costa Cruises, P&O Cruises, and AIDA Cruises...

Ocean liner
6 months ago

Ocean liner ... ships to serve clients separated by the ocean. In 1839, Samuel Cunard founded the Cunard Line and became the first to dedicate the activity of his shipping...

RMS Mauretania (1906)
6 months ago

RMS Mauretania (1906) ... Peskett and built by Wigham Richardson and Swan Hunter for the British Cunard Line, launched on the afternoon of 20 September 1906. She was the world's...

Saga Ruby
4 months ago

Saga Ruby ... Shipbuilders in the United Kingdom for the Norwegian America Line. In 1983 she was sold to Cunard Line, retaining her original name until 1999 when she was renamed...

MS Queen Elizabeth
5 months ago

MS Queen Elizabeth ... Queen Elizabeth (QE) is a cruise ship of the Vista class operated by the Cunard Line. The design is modified from that of previous ships of that class, and...

Queen Mary 2
2 months ago
SS Imperator
6 months ago
Cunard Building (New York City)
4 months ago
Royal Mail Ship
6 months ago
Queen Elizabeth 2
5 months ago
MV Britannic (1929)
4 months ago
British Rail Class 40
4 months ago
Nancy Cunard
4 months ago
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