Cunard partners with WSET

Luxury travel brand Cunard has partnered with the Wine & Spirit Education Trust to launch the first WSET certified wine and spirit courses to be available on its flagship ocean liner Queen Mary 2.

WSET works with approved programme providers in over 70 countries to offer its qualifications to interested enthusiasts and industry professionals, ranging from Level 1 Awards in Wines, Spirits and Sake to the Level 4 Diploma in Wines and Spirits.

The partnership with Cunard is the first time WSET courses will be available to guests on a transatlantic or round-world cruise line.

WSET courses will initially be available on Queen Mary 2’s Westbound Transatlantic Crossings and World Voyage trips with plans to extend courses to Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth later in 2017.

The WSET courses are the latest addition to the cruise line’s wine credentials. Queen Mary 2 is said to have one of the finest wine lists at sea while the Cunard wine academy offers food and wine pairings, tastings and producer master classes for guests.