Queen Elizabeth Maiden Voyage Sells Out Faster Than QE2 Final Voyage

    Fastest Selling Voyage in Cunard Line History

    SOUTHAMPTON, England, April 1 /CNW/ -- The October 2010 Maiden Voyage for
Cunard's new ocean liner Queen Elizabeth, which was placed on worldwide sale
to past guests at 8:00 a.m. today, sold out in an amazing 29 minutes - easily
making this the fastest selling voyage in Cunard's 170-year history. In fact,
this voyage sold out quicker and involved more guests than QE2's Final Voyage
when it set a previous Cunard sell-out record of 36 minutes in June 2007.

    More than half of Queen Elizabeth's remaining maiden season, comprising
six voyages from October to December 2010, was sold within the first two

    "This is an impressive record set by what will be an impressive ship and
speaks volumes for the Cunard brand as well as for the resilience of the
cruise sector as a whole in these challenging times," said Carol Marlow,
president and managing director of Cunard Line. "It has also been very
encouraging to see the level of interest in Queen Elizabeth coming from all
our international markets, with bookings in the UK, US and Germany
particularly strong. I urge our travel partners and those guests who have not
yet booked to move fast in order to secure their place in history on Queen
Elizabeth during her maiden season."

    Click here to read more including details on the five remaining Inaugural
Voyages which are selling fast.

    About Cunard Line
    Cunard Line, operator of the luxury ocean liners Queen Mary 2 and Queen
Victoria, 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 seek a civilized adventure and relish the
Cunard hallmarks of impeccable White Star Service(TM), gourmet dining and
world-class entertainment.  Today, Cunard offers the only regularly scheduled
Transatlantic liner service and continues the legacy of world cruising which
it began in 1922. Queen Elizabeth joins the fleet in October 2010.

    Cunard Line is a proud member of World's Leading Cruise Lines.  The
exclusive alliance also includes Carnival Cruise Line, 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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For further information: Jackie Chase of Cunard Line, +1-661-753-1035,
jchase@cunard.com; or Maria Andriano of Redpoint Marketing PR,
+1-212-229-0119, andriano@redpointpr.com, for Cunard Line

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