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From CNW Group:

For Thanksgiving, Cunard's Liner Notes Talks Turkey

Two chefs, a food historian, a poet philosopher and others explore
Thanksgiving's meal and its meaning.

SOUTHAMPTON, England, Nov. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Liner Notes, the literary
travel series presented by Cunard Line, marks Thanksgiving with a generous
serving of food for thought on the all-American holiday. In this Talking
Turkey episode, Paul Holdengraber and his accomplished guests take listeners
on a journey exploring Thanksgiving traditions, menus, guests and gratitude.
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Joe Russo

Any speculation why they are offering 7-day eastbound transatlantic crossings now? Fuel consumption in adding a day by slowing the ship? Or to allow for more time adjustment to the passengers?
>>Fuel consumption in adding a day by slowing the ship?<<

If anything, they would be cutting fuel consumption this way. A lot of shipping lines have gone to steaming at reduced speeds of late for just that reason. Oil getting rediculously expensive was what kicked it off. While i's a lot cheaper now, that won't last.
From Reuters:

Cunard Line Sponsors Stars For A Cause Charity Auction

SOUTHAMPTON, England, April 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Stars For A Cause, a uniquely
creative charity auction campaign, is set to showcase its collection of
custom-made, hand-crafted jewellery and fashion accessories designed by a
who's-who list of Hollywood celebrities and worn on the red carpet by the
likes of Goldie Hawn and William Shatner, among others.
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From Cruise

Cunard says 2011 world voyage bookigs more than double on first day on sale

Cunard Line achieved recession-defying record bookings when its 2011 World Voyage programme for Queen Mary 2 and Queen Elizabeth went on sale last Wednesday (1 July). Sales were up by more than 150% compared with the first day on sale of the 2010 World Voyage programme last year, the coimpany said in a statement.
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FromeTravel Blackboard:

Cunard Releases 2011 World Voyage Fares

Cunard Line has released the fares for its 2011 World Voyage program which will see newest ocean liner, Queen Elizabeth, make maiden visits to three Australian cities and will feature a spectacular Royal Rendezvous in Sydney with her big sister Queen Mary 2.
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Comment: If you have up to $25,529 burning a hole in your pocket, this could be for you!
From The UKPRwire:

Cunard Line Still Top in the UK’s Largest Cruise Passenger Ratings Survey from

With National Cruise Week (20 -29 September 2009) upon us and thoughts turning to Summer 2010, there couldn’t be a better time to take a peek at the latest results from’s UK Cruise Passenger Ratings, formulated from over 17,000 independently sourced cruise reviews on the award winning web site.
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Joe Russo

Cunard keeps Carnival afloat

Carnival, the world's largest luxury cruise ship operator, is expected to announce buoyant full-year results on Thursday with its premium brand, Cunard, keeping its bottom line afloat.

Peter Shanks, managing director of Cunard, which operates the luxury Queen Mary 2, said that it will post a "very strong" profit this year and grow revenues by more than 30 per cent over the next two years, thanks to the Queen Elizabeth, a new $700m liner.

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