VALENCIA, Calif., Dec. 19, 2019 /CNW/ -- In a cruise industry first, luxury cruise line Cunard has joined forces with 'Cool Cousin', a travel technology company which provides curated and off-the-beaten track recommendations from locals in each port. The 200 destination guides can be downloaded 15 days before sailing, perfect for those keen to start planning and maximize their shore experience.
As experts, 'Cool Cousin' are local residents who make informed recommendations on what to do, offering suggestions on the best restaurants and hidden gems to city landmarks. Art enthusiasts can look forward to exploring little-known galleries, coffee lovers can sample delicious beans in locally-loved cafes, and fashionistas can discover up-and-coming designers in hidden boutiques.
Sam Cole, Shore Experiences Director, Cunard, said: "The Cunard customer is becoming ever more curious and adventurous, seeking authentic recommendations. These guides are powered by locals, which makes it easier for our guests to seek out unique experiences in every destination they visit."
Callum Hale-Thomson, Cool Cousin's Vice President of Business Development, said: "We are delighted to be working with Cunard to help their guests unlock unforgettable local experiences in hundreds of ports across the globe. By leveraging machine learning, AI and the power of local knowledge, our dynamic sourcing engine identifies the best places to eat, drink and explore in each port, providing guests with a curated guide delivered straight to their mobile device."
Printed versions of the guides will be available for guests once on board, with this service being rolled out across the fleet between January and July.
For more information about Cunard or to book a voyage, visit Cunard.com. For travel advisors interested in further information, please contact your Business Development Manager, visit OneSource or call Cunard toll free at 1-800-528-6273.
Cunard Cunard is the operator of luxury cruise ships Queen Mary 2®, Queen Victoria® and Queen Elizabeth®. Renowned for impeccable White Star Service, gourmet dining and world-class entertainment, all three Queens offer luxury accommodations in Britannia, Britannia Club, Princess Grill Suite and Queens Grill Suite staterooms. Cunard is the only line to offer regularly scheduled Transatlantic service between New York and London, and it continues to celebrate the freedom of travel on exciting World Voyage and Grand Voyage itineraries that visit Europe, North America, South America, Africa, Asia and Australia.
Awarded '#1 Mega-Ship Ocean Cruise Line' by Travel + Leisure's 2018, 2017 and 2016 World's Best Awards and 'Best Service,' 'Best Onboard Enrichment' and 'Best World Cruise' by Porthole Cruise Magazine's 2018 Readers Choice Awards, Cunard is a proud member of World's Leading Cruise Lines, a part of Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), the largest cruise vacation company in the world. Together Cunard, Carnival Cruise Line, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, Seabourn, AIDA Cruises, Costa Cruises, P&O Cruises (Australia) and P&O Cruises (UK) operate 102 ships visiting over 700 ports around the world and totaling 226,000 lower berths.