Cunard has announced it will be launching the Sea Views exhibition in 2023 to mark two key centenaries for the cruise line - the 100th anniversary of when Cunard introduced the industry's first board photographer as well as the 100th anniversary of the cruise line's first world cruise on Cunard's ship Laconia.
To celebrate both of these anniversaries, Cunard has partnered with British photographer Mary McCartney to curate the unique exhibition of 100 images captured across their fleet of ships. With previous guests including Hollywood icons such as Elizabeth Taylor and Bing Crosby, Cunard will be opening up their archives to show "never before seen imagery."
"With over 14,000 images stored in the Cunard archives in Liverpool – the founding home port of Cunard Line – we have a wealth of memories from the 1920s to present day to choose from," said Siân Wilks, Cunard Archivist at the University of Liverpool Library. "We are extremely excited to work alongside Mary McCartney to launch the Sea Views exhibition."
In addition to the archived photos that will be exhibited, Cunard is calling on the guests to share any photographs they may have collected over the years when travelling on board a Cunard ship. According to the cruise line, all images shared will be reviewed, with selected images to be part of this centennial exhibition.
"We're extremely proud of Cunard's 183-year history and particularly of the fact we pioneered the round-the-world voyage 100 years ago. What better way to celebrate this centenary anniversary than by curating a fantastic selection of images from our guests who've travelled with us. We're delighted to be working with the wonderful Mary McCartney to create this exhibition and can't wait to see the unforgettable moments that our guests have captured over the years," said Sture Myrmell, Cunard President.
For more information on how to share images Cunard, visit its web site and submit photos by 05FEB 2023. According to Cunard, the Sea Views exhibition will go live later in 2023 and more information will be available in the future.