09. May 2017 · Comments Off on CUNARD – INSPIRING INTERVIEW WITH CARNIVAL CHAIRMAN MICKY ARISON · Categories: ENGLISH CRUISE RELEASES, GENERAL · Tags: , , , , , ,

In newly released video, Arison describes the awe of the iconic transatlantic crossing, and the inspiration to build the world’s only ocean liner, Queen Mary 2.

Cunard Shares Inspiring Interview with Carnival Corporation Chairman Micky Arison / Photo © Micky Arison, Cunard Line

Cunard Shares Inspiring Interview with Carnival Corporation Chairman Micky Arison / Photo © Micky Arison, Cunard Line

In tandem with the start of its 2017 Transatlantic season, luxury cruise line Cunard today shared an inspiring video interview with Micky Arison, Chairman of the Board of Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), the world’s largest leisure travel company. In the video he reflects on the inspiration behind building Cunard flagship Queen Mary 2 and the corporation’s acquisition of Cunard in 1998. The video, titled “Micky Arison on Cunard and Queen Mary 2,” has been edited as both a long version and short version.

In the interview, Arison remembers his family’s immigration to America in 1954 on Cunard’s Mauretania, and discusses the importance of a modern, simple and romantic cruise experience, which led to the vision and conception of Queen Mary 2.

Referring to the Transatlantic Crossing as a “hypnotic” experience, Arison notes, “The views are spectacular, and the service and food is the finest you can get anywhere in the world, and there is an incredible brand ambiance that’s unique to Cunard.”

Today, Queen Mary 2 remains the only true ocean liner at sea, and it is the only ship to continue to offer regularly scheduled Transatlantic Crossings.

From May until December 2017, Queen Mary 2 will make a total of 22 Transatlantic voyages, of which some will feature special programming such as:

  • The New York Times Insights Series (several Eastbound Transatlantic Crossings)
  • The Greatest GENERATIONS Foundation (M729 | Departing Southampton, August 4)
  • Julien’s Auctions: The Judy Garland Collection (M730A | Departing New York, August 12)
  • Transatlantic Fashion Week (M732B | Departing Southampton, August 31)
  • Le Havre’s 500th Anniversary (M734 | Departing Southampton, September 14)
  • World Space Week (M737 | Departing New York, October 6)
  • Transatlantic Celebration of the Times Crossword (M745 | Departing New York, December 8)

“A crossing is a unique bucket list experience,” said Arison. “It’s really something that you should try once, but don’t be surprised if you’re going to want to do it again.”

Long-version video viewable here: https://youtu.be/OgnaWuXO484

Short-version video viewable here: https://youtu.be/Nct8MtJ88AM

Information source: Cunard Line

 

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