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‘The Cunard Story’ opens on Queen Mary in new visitor gallery

by Brittani Tuttle

The RMS Queen Mary is teaming up with luxury cruise line Cunard to unveil a new, permanent exhibition, “The Cunard Story,” starting July 5 in Long Beach, Calif.

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The new exhibition will showcase Cunard’s 179-year history, its relationship with the historic ship, its founder’s vision, the ships it inspired and continues to launch, and their influence on immigration, global maritime policies and technological innovation. Visitors can experience “The Cunard Story” through artifacts, photographs and film, and the exhibit will also feature an ‘immigration salon’ where visitors can digitally explore ancestry databases.

“This partnership between Cunard and the Queen Mary has allowed two icons of maritime pioneering to curate an immersive experience that illustrates their remarkable history, offering guests a deeper understanding of the impactful setting and creation of the Queen Mary within the Cunard legacy,” said Chris Wilmoth, director of marketing.

The Queen Mary transported thousands of passengers during her service under Cunard, and approximately one in five immigrants sailed to the U.S. on a Cunard ship at the height of the immigration period during the latter part of the 19th century and early 20th century.

“I encourage people to come visit the Queen Mary in Long Beach to experience the ‘Cunard story,’” said Josh Leibowitz, senior vice president of Cunard, North America. “The exhibit beautifully presents Cunard in its historical sense and does equal justice to our modern luxury fleet and today’s Cunard experience. We are proud of our legacy, and thrilled to have partnered with The Queen Mary to bring this exhibition to life.”

To learn more about this new exhibit, and to plan your visit to the historic ship, head to QueenMary.com.

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