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Queen Mary 2 Refitted and Much Finer

John Mariani | Posted 08.02.2016 | Travel
John Mariani

Twelve years ago I went on a two-day cruise around Tampa Bay on the then brand new Queen Mary 2, which joined the Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria as part of Cunard Line's legacy on the high seas that dates back to 1839. Sad to report, while I found the ship itself impressive, the food onboard was atrocious at a time when it seemed oceanliners were just beginning to improve their food and restaurants.

ScotsFestival XXIII: A Celebration of All Things Celtic

Jennifer Havenner | Posted 02.17.2017 | Los Angeles
Jennifer Havenner

ScotsFestival XXIII kicked off Valentine's Day weekend with a celebration that brought out the Scot in everyone. The incredible diversity of Celtic heritage and identity brought life and magic to the Queen Mary in Long Beach, California.

9 Quiet Travel Destinations That Are Anything But Boring

Quiet Revolution | Alice Bradley | Posted 11.11.2015 | Healthy Living

This article first appeared on When introverts want to get away, they want to really get away. You’re unlikely to find them crammed on ...

Two Ships, Four Generations: A Family's Odyssey

Joan Z. Shore | Posted 07.01.2016 | Travel
Joan Z. Shore

The early twentieth century was an age of immigration -- millions left Europe in despair, defeat or fear to make new lives in America. My family history is not much different from that of other immigrants, but with one big deviation: two generations arrived from Europe and two later generations returned!

Ships Ahoy in Halifax -- Cunard, Titanic and Sea Migrants: Canadian Odyssey on the Looney Front, Part 4

Mike Arkus | Posted 10.14.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

I've been told several times already "you are now standing on the Equator" and "you are now crossing the Arctic Circle," but this is the first time I've been warned "you are halfway between the Equator and the North Pole."

Luxury, Then and Now

Victor Dorff | Posted 06.24.2014 | Travel
Victor Dorff

Thirty-five years ago, I enjoyed what I thought was the thrill of a lifetime when I flew the Concorde from London to the U.S. and made the trip in fou...

The World's Largest Cruise Ships

U.S. News Travel | Posted 03.09.2014 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

To be honest, the world's 10 largest cruise ships are more like small cities than little schooners.

Cunard Tones It Down

Posted 03.20.2013 | Travel

Luxury cruise line Cunard has scaled back its formal dress code allowing for more casual attire on certain nights, reports the Telegraph. Now, formal ...

The Secret Life Of A Cruise Ship Lecturer

Peter Mandel | Posted 11.11.2012 | Travel
Peter Mandel

When I get a last minute phone call to fill in for a sick shipboard lecturer, I am slightly nervous: What if I bring some sort of new virus aboard? Or what if -- as seems a lot more likely -- I end up boring passengers to death?

Crossing The Atlantic On The Queen Mary 2

Reuters | Posted 11.05.2012 | Travel

ABOARD RMS QUEEN MARY 2, Sept 5 (Reuters) - The first time Edward Harris crossed the Atlantic on a liner named "Queen Mary", he was a young man trav...

George Goes Cruising!

Posted 05.04.2012 | Travel

Former President George H. W. Bush and his family have arrived in New York following a seven-day transatlantic cruise on the Queen Mary 2, a 2,620-pas...

PHOTOS: Inside A Cruise Ship Kitchen

David Lebovitz | David Lebovitz | Posted 09.25.2011 | Home

The phrase "runs a tight ship" isn't applicable anywhere more than in the kitchens of an ocean liner. When you've got over two thousand guests to feed...

Man Caught Smuggling Illegal Immigrants Into U.S. On Queen Mary 2

AOL Travel News | Posted 07.09.2011 | Travel

Authorities are saying a Malaysian man attempted to smuggle illegal Chinese immigrants into New York aboard Cunard's Queen Mary 2, a transatlantic shi...

Travel To London In Regal Style For The Royal Wedding!

Yvonne Yorke | Posted 09.20.2011 | Travel
Yvonne Yorke

Here are some things I've been checking off on my "To Do" list for April: Get a flight to London in time for the royal wedding. Check! Find a fabulous hotel in the heart of all the action. Check! Buy a chic hat (or two) for all the festivities. Double Check!

PHOTOS: 5 Most Opulent Cruise Ship Suites

Anne Campbell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Anne Campbell

While it may seem that cruising is strictly a mass market vacation with ships carrying up to 6,000 passengers and activities geared towards families w...

WATCH: Elderly Couple Thrown Off Cunard Ship For Swearing Match

Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

This is one of the stranger things we've heard in a while. A well-to-do Manhattan couple named Gloria Sher and Frederick Evans were recently kicked of...

Edward Mangubat, Queen Mary 2 Crew Member Sentenced on Child Porn Charges

AOL Travel News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

A 40-year-old stage hand on the luxury Cunard ship Queen Mary 2 has been sentenced to 120 days in jail on child pornography charges. Canadian law enfo...

Cheating Time: A Crossing on the Queen Mary 2

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Dr. Irene S. Levine

Anticipating a milestone anniversary, my husband and I wanted to celebrate and recharge in a grand way. We booked a six-day, transatlantic crossing on the legendary Queen Mary 2.

Discovering Victoria's Secrets

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Dr. Irene S. Levine

Every cruise has a mix of virgins and veterans but about half of those who sail on Queen Victoria have already cruised on other Cunard ships. Much lik...

A Recycling Romance: How A U.K. Couple Funded Their Honeymoon By Rifling Through Rubbish

ABC News | Philip Victor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

They say the couple that recycles together romances together. Or at least that's what they'll be saying when they hear the story of John and Ann Till...