This is a truly unique reference book. A complete and detailed list of all the Cunard ships that have served with the company since 1840. Each vessel is classified in chronological order of entry into Cunard service, and has a brief description and history, while the majority are accompanied by a photograph or one of Marc-Antoine Bombail’s specially drawn profiles. The book includes a brief history of Cunard and many fascinating reproductions of posters, brochure covers and various ephemera reflecting the company’s rich heritage from over 175 years.
Marc-Antoine Bombail is a Swiss-born graphic designer and illustrator with a passion for sea travel and ocean liners, especially Cunarders. He has authored, designed and produced books about the QE2 and, as a regular supplier of the Cunard onboard bookshops since the early 2000s, he has been designing exclusive items and memorabilia such as QE2 Forever, the Cunard log book, as well as posters, notebooks, jigsaws, postcards, baggage labels and many more. Marc-Antoine is also drawing highly detailed profiles of ships – many of those reproduced in this book having been created specially for the occasion and never published before.
Michael Gallagher is from the North West of England, from a family in which many worked on Cunard ships, hence a passion and interest in Cunard inherited from his early childhood. In 1994, at the age of 20, his first full-time job after leaving college was Public Relations Executive for Cunard – a role created for him. After a short break from the company he returned to the same role in 1998 and has remained at Cunard ever since. In 2011 he was appointed Public Relations Manager and Historian and became the first-ever Cunard historian in the company. Today he is Manager, PR and Historian.
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