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From CruiseIndustryNews:

11/9/10 - Cunard's 2011 Rose Parade Float Design
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Following the revelry of Queen Elizabeth’s Royal Naming Ceremony last month, Cunard Line continues A Grand Celebration by announcing its inaugural participation in the 122nd Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade® presented by Honda - the globally televised event considered “America’s New Year’s Parade.”￾ Today, Cunard reveals a rendering of its float, themed “A Grand Celebration at Sea," created by award-winning Fiesta Parade Floats in collaboration with renowned artist and float designer Raul Rodriguez.
More at http://www.cruiseindustrynews.com/cruise-news/4728-11910-cunards-2011-rose-parade-float-design.html
 
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From PRNewswire:

Iconic Cunard Line Queens to Meet for Historic Royal Rendezvous in New York Harbour on 13 January
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SOUTHAMPTON, England, Dec. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- On Thursday, 13 January 2011, Cunard Line's three luxury cruise ships — flagship Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria and the new Queen Elizabeth — will meet together in New York Harbour for a true grand celebration, a Cunard Royal Rendezvous.
More at http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/iconic-cunard-line-queens-to-meet-for-historic-royal-rendezvous-in-new-york-harbour-on-13-january-111554089.ht ml
 
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From Linda's Cruises Blog on About.com:

Cunard Float Wins Prize at Tournament of Roses Parade
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Cunard Line entered a float in the 122nd Annual Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade for the first time yesterday, and the float was one of the top winners, receiving the Queen's Trophy for the best use of roses.
Full blog entry at http://cruises.about.com/b/2011/01/02/cunard-float-rose-parade.htm
 
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From Cruise Critic:

Royal Rendezvous: See Cunard's Three Queens Cruise Together in New York
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Cruise Critic will be on site tomorrow when Cunard's three ships -- Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth -- set sail together from their New York ports and gather by the Statue of Liberty for a fireworks display. And if you live nearby, you can be there, too!
More at http://www.cruisecritic.com/news/news.cfm?ID=4312
 
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From CruiseIndustryNews:

1/18/11 - Cunard's Queen Elizabeth Maiden Call to Ft. Lauderdale (photos)
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Beginning her inaugural Maiden World Voyage, Cunard Line’s newest ship, Queen Elizabeth, made her premier visit to Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, yesterday alongside her sister ship, Queen Victoria. The two luxury cruise liners, who sailed in tandem from New York, are coming off the heels of the historic Cunard Royal Rendezvous that occurred there just three days earlier, when all three of Cunard’s Queens met in New York for only the second time in the Line’s 171-year history.
More at http://www.cruiseindustrynews.com/cruise-news/4994-11811-cunards-queen-elizabeth-maiden-call-to-ft-lauderdale-photos.html
 
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From Business Wire:

Queen Victoria and Queen Mary to Meet for Historic Cunard Royal Rendezvous in Long Beach Harbor on 3 March
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SOUTHAMPTON, England--(BUSINESS WIRE)--On 3 March maritime history will be made, once again in Long Beach Harbor, when Queen Victoria and Queen Mary meet for the first time during a Cunard Royal Rendezvous. At approximately 6:00pm, Queen Victoria will sail into Long Beach Harbor to meet Queen Mary, and the two ships will exchange whistle salutes amidst a sparkling fireworks display. Spectators can view the two ships together for approximately 30 minutes before Queen Victoria continues on her Panama Canal Adventure to Ft. Lauderdale.
More at http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20110222007094/en
 
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From Business Wire:

Cunard Line’s Queen Victoria Meets Queen Mary in Long Beach Harbor for Historic Cunard Royal Rendezvous
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SOUTHAMPTON, England--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Amidst fireworks and much fanfare yesterday, Cunard Line’s Queen Victoria met Queen Mary for a historic Cunard Royal Rendezvous. Thousands of Cunarders and maritime enthusiasts alike gathered along the shores of Long Beach Harbor and aboard Queen Mary for a celebration that began with a series of whistle salutes between the two ships.
More at http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20110304006130/en
 
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From Maritime Matters:

QUEEN VICTORIA Versus QUEEN MARY
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QUEEN VICTORIA Versus QUEEN MARY
Written by Peter Knego Knego's Ship Blogs, Peter Knego's Sea Treks Mar 4, 2011 Three MaritimeMatters contributors were on the scene to catch Thursday’s Royal Rendezvous between Cunard’s QUEEN VICTORIA and the first Cunard QUEEN, the preserved 1936-built QUEEN MARY. The day began aboard QUEEN VICTORIA with a special lunch for the Rose Parade officials who helped Cunard realize an award winning float in 2011′s Tournament of Roses.
More with complete photo study at http://maritimematters.com/2011/03/queen-victoria-versus-queen-mary/

See also http://maritimematters.com/2011/03/queen-mary-salutes-queen-victoria/
 
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From CruiseIndustryNews:

Cunard Announces New Commodore
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Captain Christopher Rynd has been appointed Commodore of the Cunard Line fleet — Queen Mary 2, Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria — the youngest fleet in the industry and The Most Famous Ocean Liners in the World. Captain Rynd assumes the title held by Commodore Bernard Warner who retired from the company on 19 April 2011.
More at http://www.cruiseindustrynews.com/cruise-news/5434-cunard-announces-new-commodore.html
 
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From CruiseIndustryNews:

Cunard Prepares for Royal Wedding Celebrations at Sea
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As the world eagerly awaits the wedding of the century, Cunard Line and the youngest fleet at sea prepared for its own Royal Wedding festivities taking place whilst sailing during this momentous occasion. Officers and crew of flagship Queen Mary 2 put final celebratory touches on board yesterday in New York as guests embarked for the ship’s first Eastbound Crossing of the 2011 Transatlantic Season.
More at http://www.cruiseindustrynews.com/cruise-news/5460-cunard-prepares-for-royal-wedding-celebrations-at-sea.html
 
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From CruiseIndustryNews:

Cunard and Hamburg
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During a recently held press conference on board the ”žQM2“, Peter Shanks, CEO and President Cunard Line and Anja Tabarelli, Director Sales & Marketing, announced the new and comprehensive Queens’ program for Hamburg 2012. Both believe in the strong German source market and are convinced about the Port of Hamburg as the ideal platform for all of their three Queens.
More at http://www.cruiseindustrynews.com/cruise-news/5577-cunard-and-hamburg.html
 
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From CruiseIndustryNews:

Cunard Announces 2013 World Voyages
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Cunard Line is proud to announce the 2013 World Voyage programme once again offering a pinnacle luxury cruise vacation. On 10 January 2013 Queen Victoria and flagship Queen Mary 2 will set sail from Southampton, England on epic voyages around the globe with the ships together visiting 55 unique ports of call in 28 countries.
More at http://www.cruiseindustrynews.com/cruise-news/5747-cunard-announces-2013-world-voyages.html
 

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