Cunard, the luxury cruise line, is offering travel agents four ship visit opportunities in Southampton between October and December.

The initiative will offer an additional 120 agents the chance to tour either the flagship Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria or recently launched Queen Anne.

Registration for the one-day visits is currently open. These visits will encompass a guided tour of some suites, staterooms, and renowned venues on each ship.

Visitors can also savour a three-course lunch with wine in the Britannia restaurant, and have free time to explore each ship.

The travel agent visits expand on Cunard's announcement in February that more agents than ever before would experience their fleet in 2024.

Agents can secure a place via the Shine Rewards Club platform. Cunard uses this platform to reward loyal agents with Shine points for bookings and training.

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In addition, Cunard will host a specific visit for 60 Hays travel agents aboard the Queen Anne on September 22.

During the CLIA Conference in May, held in Southampton, 185 agents explored wellness, dining, and entertainment features on board the Queen Anne.

David Jones, vice president of global marketing & UK/EMEA sales at Cunard, said: "Our 2024 ship visit programme shows we are committed to working with the trade even more closely this year. We know that the best way to support our agents in selling Cunard is by offering them the opportunity to experience our magnificent Queens first-hand, to elevate their knowledge when discussing Cunard with their clients.

"Travel agents are central to our success, which is why we are hosting more of our valued agent partners on board this year than ever before. This year's initial round of ship visits received exceptional feedback from the trade, and we can’t wait to welcome more agents on board, to give them a taste of the Cunard sailing experience."