Cunard Claims World's Finest Wine Cellar At Sea

Posted June 3rd, 2016

Wine is fine, but Cunard is better. The ocean cruise line's flagship, Queen Mary 2, now boasts a collection of 450 fine wines, including the world's only assortment of vintage port wines.

These 46 vintage ports of varying years were all produced during Cunard's 176 years at sea. Unfortunately, they will not be available for drinking. Each one will make up a new permanent display in the ship's Carinthia Lounge during its 25-day refit, currently underway.


Vintage wine in a cellar

Fortunately, Cunard will also be stocking the widely desired California Screaming Eagle, which will be served by the glass for the very first time. This isn't a wine for the budget-savvy traveller – each bottle costs US$4,500.

Along with the new wines, Queen Mary 2 will also be debuting The Cunard Wine Academy. Guests will be able to partake in food and wine pairings, master classes and tastings.

"Our sommeliers together with our suppliers have searched the world for exciting new additions to Cunard's famous wine list," said Cunard’s Head of Fine Wines Anthony Habert.

"We’re proud that we can offer a wine to complement every palate and occasion."


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Ben Stower

I love the kind of travelling that is one part strategic planning and two parts spontaneous adventure. Whether I'm exploring my local city or a small town in the middle of nowhere, I'm always hoping to find something no one else has discovered.

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