Ocean Liners: Speed and Style at the V&A
Running until Sunday 17 June 2018, the V&A in London is hosting a wonderful design exhibition on the iconic age of Ocean Liners and ocean travel.
Experience a unique journey through the design stories of the world’s greatest ocean liners, including the Titanic, Normandie, the Queen Mary and the Canberra, and find out how these impressive vessels helped shape the modern world.
An iconic age
The largest machines of their age by far, ocean liners were powerful symbols of progress and 20th-century modernity. No other form of transport was so romantic, so remarkable or so contested.
From the mid-19th century to the late 20th century, these huge ships revolutionised travel. This exhibition explores the design and cultural impact of the ocean liner around the world.
Discover the hidden design stories of some of the world’s greatest ocean liners, including the Titanic, Normandie, the Queen Mary and the Canberra. This exhibition re-imagines the golden age of ocean travel, with over 250 objects including paintings, sculpture, ship models, fashion, photographs, posters and film. To read more about the V&A Speed and Style exhibition, click here.
Today, Cunard still runs a luxury passenger liner fleet. Cunard ships have been crossing the Atlantic to and from New York since 1847. Today only the magnificent Queen Mary 2 regularly makes this Transatlantic journey. There is no finer way to cross the Atlantic. Set aside the demands of everyday life, and surrender to the rhythms of dining, discovering, mingling and relaxing.
Cunard also pioneered luxury world cruising in 1922. Visit a truly unforgettable blend of iconic, world-class cities and smaller, less well known but equally delightful destinations. A full World Voyage remains one of life’s greatest travel experiences.
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