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Couple craft final cruise itinerary forward of ship’s debut

What are your vacation plans for 2024? No matter they’re, it’s a reasonably protected guess they’re not going to be too near these of Mark Eden and Jay Cadiramen, who subsequent yr are set to pack six Cunard ships into their vacation time.

The Queen Anne will launch next June.

The Queen Anne will launch subsequent June.

Setting off from their Melbourne dwelling in December, the couple will be a part of Queen Elizabeth for a 14-day Australia and New Zealand Christmas and New 12 months cruise. In June, they’ll fly to Los Angeles for a keep on the Cunard ship-turned-hotel, the unique Queen Mary at Lengthy Seashore. From there, it’s an eight-day Transatlantic crossing on Queen Mary 2. Subsequent up, to shut out June, it’s the debut of Queen Anne with the seven-day maiden voyage to the Norwegian fjords. And to rejoice Cunard then having 4 ships in service, they’ll be a part of a cruise aboard Queen Victoria, crusing on a seven-day Adriatic and Mediterranean itinerary with a stint in Rome to observe.

However wait: there’s extra. From Rome, they’ll fly to Dubai, the place they used to reside, for a keep on the well-known QE2, one other Cunard ship repurposed as a lodge.

Melbourne cruise devotees Jay Cadiramen, (left) and Mark Eden.

Melbourne cruise devotees Jay Cadiramen, (left) and Mark Eden.

There are a number of causes for his or her extraordinary itinerary and dedication to Cunard however the main driver is private historical past. Eden’s father was chief engineer on Cunard’s Caronia, working as an engineer aboard Queen Mary and beforehand the Queen Elizabeth.

Having grown up surrounded by Cunard fable and memorabilia, eight years in the past Eden, the final supervisor of an architectural agency and Cadiramen, a senior public servant, boarded one of many venerable British line’s ships for the primary time. It was love.

Says Cadiramen: “Our first cruise was on Superstar. We received the bug and moved to Cunard. Due to Mark’s connection it was a straightforward option to make. After which as soon as we did the one with Cunard, we’ve by no means gone with anybody else.”

Between that first Cunard cruise and these upcoming jaunts, the married couple has already clocked up a number of journeys on the Queens, all the time reserving a set within the Grills class – both Queens Grill or Princess Grill. These luxurious, butler-tended lodging afford luxurious house, with Queens Grill Suites providing a separate residing and bed room. Company even have entry to an unique restaurant and lounge.

A render of Queen Anne’s Grand Lobby suggests a more contemporary design scheme.

A render of Queen Anne’s Grand Foyer suggests a extra modern design scheme.

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