Cunard Commodores leave a personal legacy onboard the Commodore Club through new cocktail menuCunard’s iconic cocktail bar the Commodore Club has revealed a new and distinguished menu sharing the unique story of the Knighted Cunard Commodores. Each historic and decorated story is infused into the cocktail experience with a modern menu design, illustration and superb new signature cocktails.
These new and fresh additions to the renowned bar, found in prime locations on each of the Cunard Queens, highlight the incredible craftsmanship that has gone into each drink. Cunard’s talented onshore and on board bar teams have carefully mixed ingredients reflective of the personalities of these celebrated men.
Expertly mixing ingredients to create cocktails such as ‘Punch Romain à la Carpathia’, believed to be the last libation served aboard Titanic. The intriguing cocktail inspired by Commodore Sir Arthur Rostron who led the safe rescue of all survivors of Titanic features Advocaat as the signature ingredient.
The recent £90million remastering of the Queen Mary 2, provided Cunard with an opportunity to add contemporary enhancements to the bar interior, and with a number of new food and beverage concepts being launched across the entire fleet. One of the first to be available on every Cunard Queen is the transformed flagship cocktail menu for the popular Commodore Club.
Steering the fleet forward through their unfaltering precision and expertise, Cunard Commodores have led the fleet across the sea for almost two centuries. Alongside the number of knighted Commodores, Cunard is also honoured to claim more knighthoods, seven, among its Captains than any other cruise line.
Cunard worked with illustrator Lauren Crowe to bring to life these seven rejoiced men, beautifully creating intricate pencil illustrations of each of the knighted Commodores, inspired by their steep history and stories. The remarkable new depictions of these respected individuals are presented within a bold contemporary menu design that takes inspiration from Cunard's rich maritime past. Together with the illustrations, part of the new designs include a set of distinct and striking monograms specifically crafted to represent each individual Commodore, subtly referencing an aspect of the Commodore’s story.
Angus Struthers, Director, Cunard said: “Commemorating Cunard’s seven most decorated Commodores in our iconic Commodore Club is testament to their prestige and rich history, an integral piece of the Cunard story. Inspired by this history, each character is reflected in an artful and carefully crafted way for our guests to enjoy the unique range of cocktails celebrating the Commodore’s remarkable stories.”
Guests of the Commodore Club on board Queen Mary 2 can enjoy one of seven of the newly designed cocktails, with spectacular panoramic views, including ‘Over the Top, inspired by Commodore Sir James Charles (1865-1928). Known for doing things on a grand scale, this Commodore’s dinner parties aboard Aquitania were well renowned as opulently social affairs, and this aromatic and refreshing sharing cocktail is extravagantly presented, just the way Sir James would come to expect.