7 February 2013 – Adding to its comprehensive catalogue of on board activities, Cunard Line is now offering Behind the Scenes Tours for the curious guest.
Led by Cunard senior officers, the tours offer guests unprecedented access to the ships’ private areas, such as the Medical Centre, Engine Control Room, Butchers Shop and the Mooring Deck. Topics range from environmental concerns, such as recycling 15,000 litres of used cooking oil, to the logistics of stocking more than 5,000 lines of consumable products, such as shower gel and beef joints.
“Similar to a feat of magic, our seamless ocean travel experience results from a delicate balance between what’s seen and not seen,” said Peter Shanks, president of Cunard Line. “Our Behind the Scenes Tours offer the inquisitive guest an intimate glimpse of what goes into the way we run our ships to ensure their comfort, safety and satisfaction.”
During the 222-step tour, guests learn first-hand of the many provisions required to manage Cunard Line’s ocean liners. Tour stops include:
The Bridge –
At the widest part of the ship, the captain and navigational officers
greet guests and give a tutorial of all the dials, buttons, radars and
navigational charts that help them safely helm Cunard’s Queens.
Royal Court Theatre –
Guests peruse more than 3,000 costumes in the costume store, and light
and sound engineers give hands-on lessons in operating the stage
Galley and Provisions –
Guests catch a glimpse of the complex logistics of moving provisions
around the world in containers and picking them up in different ports
mid-voyage, to accommodate 11 tonnes per day. The tour includes stops at
the Food Stores, Butchers Shop, Freezers, and the Galley.
Mooring Deck – Guests learn the purpose of the anchor winches, windlesses and other critical machinery on the most forward part of the ship.
Medical Centre – Guests tour Cunard’s floating hospital and meet the exceptional medical staff that keeps everyone on board healthy and well.
Burma Road –
Guests tour the only main crew passageway to run the entire length of
the ship and get a behind the scenes look at where the crew and officers
socialise after work.
- Waste Handling Room – Guests observe Cunard’s round-the-clock waste handling operation, and learn the differences between five waste sorting streams: hazardous, recyclable, suitable for incineration, food waste and suitable for donation.
For more information about the Behind the Scenes Tours or to book a voyage aboard Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria or Queen Elizabeth, consult your Travel Agent, call Cunard toll-free at 1-800-728-6273 or go to www.cunard.com.
# # #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 Transatlantic liner service and continues the legacy of world cruising which it began in 1922.
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