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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Cunard Line to welcome Academy Award-winning actress Shirley Jones aboard Queen Victoria’s 2015 World Cruise

21 November 2014 – Cunard Line is thrilled to announce that Academy Award-winning actress Shirley Jones will sail aboard Queen Victoria as a Cunard Insights speaker during the 2-17 February 2015 Fort Lauderdale to Los Angeles segment of the World Cruise.

 Jones will be accompanied by her husband, actor and comedian Marty Ingels.  Fans and guests on board the ship will enjoy a book signing of her recently released biography, Shirley Jones: A Memoir, as well as two Q&A sessions and screenings of her films.
Shirley Jones starred in the film adaptations of several musicals in the 1950s and 60s, including Richard Rodgers' and Oscar Hammerstein’s “Oklahoma!” (1955), “Carousel” (1956) and “The Music Man” (1962).  Although she won an Academy Award® for her controversial role in the film “Elmer Gantry” (1960), it was her role as the lovable matriarch in the hit 1970s TV show “The Partridge Family” that won the hearts of millions.

“We are delighted to welcome Shirley Jones aboard Queen Victoria in February,” said David Dingle, CEO of Cunard Line.  “Her work in iconic films such as ‘Oklahoma!’ and her role in ‘The Partridge Family’ are beloved among Cunard’s guests, and we are certain they will enjoy this unique opportunity to learn more about Shirley during the 15-night sailing.”


“I am overjoyed to travel on board Queen Victoria,” Shirley Jones said.  “I have never sailed with Cunard before, nor have I traveled through the Panama Canal.  I look forward to this adventure and the chance to experience Cunard’s heritage, as well as a chance to meet my fans along the way.”

Shirley Jones will be a part of Cunard Line’s illustrious history of hosting famed entertainers with peerless cachet.  Legendary notables such as Elizabeth Taylor, Rita Hayworth, Cary Grant and Clark Gable frequently crossed the Atlantic on Cunard’s earlier Queens, Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth.  Among the many celebrities who have sailed over recent years are Wes Anderson, Tilda Swinton and James Taylor.  Since Queen Victoria was launched in 2007, she has welcomed distinguished visitors such as HRH Prince of Wales and HRH Duchess of Cornwall.

For more information about Queen Victoria and to book a voyage, contact your Travel Consultant, call Cunard toll-free at 1-800-728-6273, or go to www.cunard.com

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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.

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