Cunard presents Westminster 'Best in Show' with a cruise

Cunard presents Rumor and her family, from left, Kent Boyles, Daniel Oster, Maria Oster and Liz Oster, with a sailing on Queen Mary 2 Cunard presents Rumor and her family, from left, Kent Boyles, Daniel Oster, Maria Oster and Liz Oster, with a sailing on Queen Mary 2 (Photo: Diane Bondareff/Invision for Cunard/AP Images)

Cunard Line presented German shepherd Rumor, winner of Westminster Kennel Club’s 'Best in Show,' with an invitation to sail trans-Atlantic on Queen Mary 2.

A first-time sponsor of the Westminster show, Cunard is the only passenger line to carry pets across the Atlantic.

Rumor will have the opportunity to take her place in history among celebrity dogs who have sailed with Cunard including Elizabeth Taylor’s pampered pooches and Hollywood film star Rin-Tin-Tin.

Cunard was the sole travel company represented at the Feb. 11-14 Westminster show in New York. There, Cunard bellmen offered white-glove tea service to canine attendees at the line's photo booth.

Dogs (and humans) took pictures in front of an oversized backdrop of Queen Mary 2 and posted to #CunardatWKC.

Cunard offered Rumor and her family the invitation to sail at a presentation in Times Square on Wednesday.

Posted 15 February 2017

© Copyright 2018 Seatrade UBM (UK) Ltd. Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Seatrade UBM (UK) Ltd.

Anne Kalosh

US editor of Seatrade Cruise Review and Seatrade Cruise News

4 Days of Endless Innovation 
Seatrade Cruise Global Conference Program is Teeming with Riches

  • A special bonus keynote panel with top execs: Innovation, Disruption and Setting the Course for the Future
  • The new Shore Excursion Presentation Challenge— five finalists pitch their “next generation” excursions to a panel of esteemed industry judges
  • A relaxed chat on the evolution and growth of the industry with 50-year cruise vet Rick Sasso
  • Several targeted, regional sessions spotlighting Asia/Australasia, Caribbean, and European cruising

In all, we’ll have 30+ immersive sessions to show you the trends shaping the future of cruising.

LEARN MORE >>