175th Celebration Package with Complimentary Balcony Upgrades Also Available
SOUTHAMPTON, England, Jan. 21, 2015 /CNW/ -- To celebrate Cunard Line's 175th Anniversary and the storied Queens Grill and Princess Grill Suites tradition, the company announces The Grills Suites Inclusive Package, featuring an array of complimentary amenities, elevating what is already an unsurpassed level of elegance at sea aboard flagship Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth. The Grills Suites Inclusive Package is available for bookings made now through 28 February 2015. Grills passengers will enjoy a number of complimentary services and amenities such as a wine package, Internet minutes, a keepsake photo, a specialty coffee card, gratuities and an alternative dining credit. Britannia guests sailing in Inside, Oceanview and Balcony staterooms will also have something to celebrate with a 175th Celebration Package offering complimentary Balcony upgrades and Onboard Credit.
The Grills tradition began on the original Queen Mary in 1936 when guests paid an extra tariff for an evening of dining and dancing in the sophisticated Verandah Grill. The extra amenity touches proved so popular that Queen Elizabeth 2 continued the concept with the Grill Room.
Today, the iconic Grills experience continues aboard Cunard's current fleet of Queens, providing passengers with deluxe suite accommodations and the opportunity to unwind in the sublime comfort of intimate, sophisticated spaces reserved exclusively for them. Once onboard, Grills guests discover fresh strawberries and a bottle of wine or champagne chilling in their suites. As they toast their voyage, a special concierge is available to orchestrate arrangements. For Queens Grill guests, a friendly yet formal butler is on hand to assist with every need, from unpacking to serving nightly canapes. Dining is equally seamless and refined as Grills Suites guests enjoy single seating, exemplary White Star Service, and the freedom to order personalised, one-of-a-kind meals in the world-renowned Queens Grill or Princess Grill restaurants.
Now, with The Grills Suites Inclusive Package, Grills guests can indulge in an array of complimentary services for an even more carefree voyage. In 2015 (excluding World Voyages), Grills Suite staterooms (Q1 – P2) will include the following:
- Onboard Credit: Grills guests will receive an Onboard Credit of $60 per stateroom ($30 per person) per day.
- The Captain's Wine Collection: Grills guests will receive four select bottles of wine per stateroom for voyages of 13-days or less, six select bottles of wine per stateroom for voyages of 14-20 days, and nine select bottles of wine per stateroom for voyages of 21-days or more.
- Alternative Dining Credit: Grills guests will receive a dining credit of $70 per stateroom for Queen Mary 2 and Queen Elizabeth voyages, or $48 per stateroom for Queen Victoria voyages.
- Complimentary Gratuities: The suggested daily amount of $13.50 per person for Grills Suites will be credited.
- Keepsake Photo: Grills guests will receive up to two 8" x 10" professional portraits per stateroom.
- Internet Minutes: Grills guests will receive 120, 240, or 480 minutes per person based on voyage length. Voyages of 13-days or less, 120 internet minutes per person; voyages of 14-20 days, 240 internet minutes per person; voyages of 21-days or more, 480 internet minutes per person.
- Specialty Coffee Card: Grills guests will receive up to two specialty coffee cards per stateroom.
For Britannia guests, the 175th Celebration Package offers special complimentary Balcony upgrades, Onboard Credit and a reduced, refundable deposit on all three Cunard Queens. For Europe voyages, the offer features Complimentary Double Upgrades from Inside to Balcony stateroom; up to $300 Onboard Credit per stateroom; and a reduced, refundable deposit of $175 per person. For Transatlantic Crossings, New England & Canada and Caribbean voyages, the offer features Complimentary Upgrades from Oceanview to Balcony staterooms; up to $200 Onboard Credit per stateroom; and a reduced, refundable deposit of $175 per person. Inside fares start at $999. Free Gratuities on select 14-day Mediterranean, 5-day New England & Canada and 13-day Caribbean.
The Grills Suites Inclusive Package and the 175th Celebration Package are applicable to most sailings from 3 May 2015 to 3 January 2016. The packages can be booked with the following promotional codes: R2G/R3G and Z2G for The Grills Suites Inclusive Package and R2W/R3W for the 175th Celebration Package.
These offers apply to new bookings only on select Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth voyages. For more details, click here.
For more information about Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria or Queen Elizabeth and to book a voyage, contact your Travel Consultant, call Cunard toll free at 1-800-728-6273, or visit www.cunard.com.
About Queen Mary 2
Christened by Her Majesty The Queen in 2004, Cunard Line's flagship Queen Mary 2 defines luxury travel for the 21st Century and continues an almost 175-year legacy of transatlantic travel. Queen Mary 2 achieved her 200th Transatlantic Crossing in July 2013. Famous names who have experienced this iconic voyage since 2004 include President George H.W. Bush, Desmond Tutu, James Taylor, Wes Anderson, Tilda Swinton, George Takei, Kim Novak, Uma Thurman, Richard Dreyfuss, John Cleese and Angela Bassett.
About Cunard Line
Cunard Line, operator of the luxury ocean liners Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth, 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 travellers who seek a civilised adventure and relish the Cunard hallmarks of impeccable White Star Service, gourmet dining and world-class entertainment. Today, Cunard offers the only regularly scheduled trans-Atlantic liner service and continues the legacy of world cruising which it began in 1922.
World's Leading Cruise Lines
Cunard is a proud member of World's Leading Cruise Lines. Our exclusive alliance also includes Carnival Cruise Lines, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, Costa Cruises and Seabourn. Sharing a passion to please each guest and a commitment to quality and value, World's Leading Cruise Lines inspires people to discover their best vacation experience. Together, we offer a variety of exciting and enriching cruise vacations to the world's most desirable destinations. Visit us at www.worldsleadingcruiselines.com.
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