Cunard Line and Veuve Clicquot Team Up to Toast Queen Victoria

    Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall to christen new ocean liner
    a magnum of Veuve Clicquot's Yellow Label

    VALENCIA, Calif., Nov. 27 /CNW/ -- Nothing quite says "bon voyage" for an
ocean-going adventure like a glass of bubbly so it's most appropriate that
Cunard Line and Veuve Clicquot raise their glasses (figuratively) to say
"cheers" and toast the announcement that they are continuing their brand
alliance with the debut of the Veuve Clicquot Champagne Bar onboard Queen
Victoria.  On December 10, Cunard's Queen Victoria will be officially named by
Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall in the presence of His Royal
Highness The Prince of Wales in Southampton, England and will christen the
ship with a magnum of the renowned champagne house's Yellow Label.
    "The tastes of our discerning guests are appropriately matched with the
enjoyment of drinking Veuve Clicquot Champagne and we are delighted to, once
again, feature a Veuve Clicquot Champagne Bar aboard our new Cunard liner,"
said Carol Marlow, president of Cunard Line, referencing the two companies'
successful partnership that was started with the same venue onboard Queen Mary
    Located on Deck 2 of the triple-height Grand Lobby, the 1920's Art
Deco-style champagne bar will serve Veuve Clicquot Champagne exclusively.
Appropriately, the Champagnes are paired with fresh delicacies during the
pre-dinner and post-dinner hours, a further demonstration of Cunard's
appreciation for the finest culinary traditions.
    An elegant space featuring marbleized glass elements, the Veuve Clicquot
Champagne Bar is sure to become a popular gathering place offering vintage
champagnes from the Champagne-Ardenne region of northern France. Accommodating
34 guests, the Bar's design elements form a subtle backdrop for curved glass
"showcase" panels with inset boxes featuring a variety of the brands premium
    Queen Victoria will enter service on December 11, embarking on a 10-day
maiden Christmas Markets Voyage to the Netherlands, Denmark, Germany and
    For more information about Cunard Line and Queen Victoria, contact your
travel professional, call 1-800-7-CUNARD or go to
    About Queen Victoria
    The 90,000-ton Queen Victoria will offer the very best of the heritage
and traditions of Cunard Line, along with all modern day luxuries including
some exciting innovations.  These will include the first traditional West
End-style private boxes at sea in the Royal Court Theatre, the first Cunardia
museum exhibit at sea, housing Cunard artifacts and memorabilia along with the
first two-storey library at sea featuring an elegant spiral staircase.  The
ship will also feature the line's celebrated Queens Grill and Princess Grill
accommodations and dining, further enhanced on Queen Victoria with an
exclusive deck terrace and an al fresco dining option.
    From the outside, her distinctive black and red livery will hint at the
sophistication that differentiates a Cunard liner.  This will be most evident
in the ship's adherence to liner traditions of the past, with elegant public
rooms, many on a grand scale, featuring rich wood paneling, intricate mosaics
and gleaming chandeliers.  There will also be a grand, colonial-style
conservatory complete with a retractable glass roof.
    As well as being the second largest Cunarder ever built, Queen Victoria's
arrival is particularly noteworthy as it will mark the first time that three
Cunard Queens have been in service together in the company's 168-year history
(she joins the world's grandest liner, Queen Mary 2 and the world's most
famous and best-loved liner, QE2).
    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.  Queen Victoria joins the fleet in December
    Cunard Line is a proud member of World's Leading Cruise Lines.  The
exclusive alliance also includes Carnival Cruise Lines, Holland America Line,
Princess Cruises, Costa Cruises and The Yachts of Seabourn.  Sharing a passion
to please each guest, and a commitment to quality and value, member lines
appeal to a wide range of lifestyles and budgets.  Together they offer
exciting and enriching cruise vacations to the world's most desirable

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