Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall Names Cunard's New Queen Victoria



    SOUTHAMPTON, England, Dec. 10 /CNW/ -- Continuing a grand royal
tradition, HRH The Duchess of Cornwall officially named Cunard Line's newest
ocean liner, Queen Victoria, this afternoon during a colorful and regal
ceremony in front of a VIP audience of more than 2,000 guests, celebrities and
dignitaries.
    
    (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20071210/LAM103)
    
    Pictured: Carol Marlow, Cunard Line President, HRH The Prince of Wales,
HRH The Duchess of Cornwall.  Joining the delegation along with Their Royal
Highnesses on stage are senior officers and crew members of Queen Victoria.
    A milestone in Cunard and British maritime history, this historic
occasion marks the continuation of a long tradition of senior Royals naming
Cunard liners.  "Every one of our Cunard Queens has been named by a member of
the Royal Family and we are delighted that Queen Victoria follows in this
regal tradition," said Carol Marlow, president and managing director of Cunard
Line.
    Queen Victoria is not only a classic Cunard ocean liner, offering the
very best of Cunard heritage and traditions, but is also the second largest
Cunarder the company has ever built.  She departs on her Maiden Voyage on
Tuesday, December 11, 2007.
    
    About Cunard Line
    
    Cunard Line, operator of the luxury ocean liners Queen Mary 2 and QE2,
has long been synonymous with the quest for new discoveries and the epitome of
British refinement since the company's first paddle-wheeled steamer,
Britannia, crossed the Atlantic in 1840.  Cunard voyages bring together like-
minded travelers who relish the Cunard hallmarks of impeccable White Star
Service(TM), fine dining, sophisticated adventure, the legacy of historic
voyages and transatlantic travel.




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For further information: Chris Hodek of Cunard Line, +1-661-753-1544, 
chodek@cunard.com; or Maria Andriano, +1-917-750-8484, 
andriano@redpointpr.com, or Cindy Adams, +1-917-282-2464, 
adams@redpointpr.com, both of Redpoint Marketing PR for Cunard Line

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