Cunard Line currently operates three cruise ships with another ship to debut in 2022. Although they are a subsidiary of Carnival Corporation, the cruise line’s history and brand are distinctly British. They employ an international crew, with the exception that most of their officers are from the UK.
Cunard Line History
Cunard Line is one of the oldest cruise lines (P&O Cruises is the oldest) with a history that dates back to 1840 when it carried the Royal Mail and passengers on its first ships. During the early 1900’s, White Star Line was one of Cunard Line’s rivals as they tried to outdo each other with bigger and faster ships. Coincidentally, as a consequence of the Great Depression, Cunard Line and White Star Line merged in 1934 to become Cunard-White Star Line with Cunard owning 62% share.
Cunard purchased the remaining 38% interest of White Star Line in 1947, and by 1949 had dropped the White Star name to become Cunard Line. In 1995, Cunard Line introduced White Star Service as their brand name of the first-class service on their ships. Additionally, Cunard’s in-house training programme, the White Star Academy, prepares new crewmembers in Cunard’s White Star Service standards.
In 1998, Carnival Corporation purchased a controlling interest in Cunard Line, acquiring the remaining shares in 1999. Cunard Line’s head office is in the UK, and the brand operates under the Carnival UK name, along with P&O Cruises.
How to Apply for Cunard Jobs
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Updated: September 11, 2020