ď»żLegendary cruise liners are those ships, which became historically important at the moment of its creation. Among such vessels were Titanic and R.M.S. Queen Elizabeth. Now it is Queen Mary 2.
Legendary liners: size does matter
Traditionally liner is considered to be legendary primarily for its size, age goes second. Now one of the legendary names is, for example, Oasis of the Seas, the largest cruise ship in the world. This ship was launched in 2010 and is really worth of legendary status. What other ship in the world can boast of a real park with several thousand trees on its board?
Cruise legends: famous Cunard ships
However, size is not often enough for the legendary status. Ships owned (or had been owned) by one of the oldest world cruise lines Cunard do have it. Such ships as Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth became famous not only for its exquisite forms and luxury on board. Thus, during the Second World War they were used as amphibious transport.
Such liners as Queen Elizabeth 2 and Queen Mary 2 became successors of the famous ships. Both ships at the time of launching were regarded to be the largest cruise ships of that time. Queen Elizabeth 2 was built in 1969 and served the Cunard company for almost 40 years and was sold to the Dubai company Istithmar in 2008. After Queen Elizabeth 2 had changed the owner it was planned to be turned into a luxury hotel. However, until now its future is not clear. Currently the ship is moored in the port of Dubai.
Queen Mary 2 is a living legend
Even today Queen Mary 2 continues to serve cruises around the world. The famous ship operates on classic transatlantic cruise routes from Southampton to New York and regularly takes part in the main European cruise parade called Cruise Days in Hamburg.
Legendary ships on cruise-profi.com
In this section of the site cruise-profi.com will be published articles about legendary cruise ships of the past and future. Thus, the site users will be able to get information about the true history of cruise movement development and the most famous ships of all times.
Riviera will start its first Caribbean cruise in Miami
Riviera, which is the newest ship of the Oceania Cruises company, will depart for the first winter cruise from Miami on November 29, 2012.
More cruises in Northern Europe
It is expected that 2012 will be one of the most successful season in the modern history of the cruise traveling for the Northern Europe region. The European Cruise Council (ECC) has estimated that the number of passengers in the current season will increase by 16% compared with 2011 and reach 1 million 490 thousand people.
Norwegian: free cruises for children
Norwegian Cruise Line, the third-largest cruise company in the world, announced a special offer â€“ â€śKids Sail Freeâ€ť. As part of the offer potential customers will be able to book on favorable terms cabins on the cruise ships for themselves and their children â€“ the third and fourth beds in the cabin for the children under 17 years can be booked for free.