Feature Film Florist Jenny Tobin Joins Queen Victoria’s Festival of Flowers Voyage
Festival of Flowers takes guests around the Atlantic Isles, exploring six iconic floral destinations including UNESCO World Heritage site, Madeira
Award-winning florist creates bespoke Cunard bouquet to mark inaugural Festival of Flowers voyage
VALENCIA, Calif., March 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Luxury travel brand Cunard has today announced leading film and TV floral designer Jenny Tobin will join its first-ever Festival of Flowers voyage this summer on Queen Victoria, giving guests the opportunity to
explore some of the Atlantic Isles’ most awe-inspiring gardens and floral landscapes.
Jenny Tobin is renowned for her work on blockbuster films such as “Allied” and “Fantastic Beasts, and Where to Find Them,” as well as for her floral arrangements at the most sought after hotels around the world and even for the British Royal Family. Jenny will be imparting her knowledge, tips and insight into her career during the voyage, which departs following Queen Victoria’s refurbishment this June.
“With the increasing popularity of gardening and flower arranging, we felt it was important to offer our guests a voyage tailored to their passions with some of the leading experts in the industry,” said the senior vice president, Cunard North America.
To mark the voyage, Jenny has created a bespoke bouquet inspired by the tradition and luxury of Cunard, with a bounty of exotic and much-loved flowers including:
- Colored Ranunculus, to add a taste of the exotic and color, inspired by the loveliest of gardens from around the world
- Scented Genista Flower, for a soft, sweet smell
- One Garden Rose, to reflect the timeless, luxury of Cunard
- Umbrella Fern for a little pizazz
Jenny comments: “Cunard is known for its commitment to excellence, so I wanted to create a bouquet that reflects its premium nature, beauty from across the world and sense of luxury that runs through everything the brand does. I’m excited to be joining the first Festival of Flowers voyage on Queen Victoria and can’t wait to help inspire those travelling on board, exploring the extraordinary gardens the globe has to offer.”
This tailored voyage, taking place this year from June 8-22, will visit six iconic floral destinations, including La Palma, Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote and Lisbon, as well as an overnight stay in the floral paradise of Madeira, an island renowned for its endemic fauna, flora and UNESCO World Heritage site-classified landscape.
Additional speakers on the voyage include Gay Search, one of England’s best-known gardening presenters, writers and lecturers, and Christine Wright, National Association of Flower Arrangement Societies demonstrator and Chelsea Flower Show Gold Medallist.
Prior to departure, guests will also be invited to enjoy the floral delights that surround Southampton with an optional pre-voyage stay at luxury hotel Chewton Glen, on the edge of the New Forest National Park.
Defining true excellence at sea with over 176 years of legendary voyages, Cunard is the operator of luxury ocean liners Queen Mary 2®, Queen Victoria® and Queen Elizabeth®. Renowned for impeccable White Star Service, gourmet dining and world-class entertainment, all three Queens offer luxury on a grand scale in Britannia, Britannia Club, Princess Grill and Queens Grill accommodation. Cunard is the only line to offer regularly scheduled Transatlantic service and continues the legacy of world cruising which it began in 1922.
Awarded ‘#1 Mega-Ship Ocean Cruise Line’ by Travel + Leisure’s 2016 World’s Best Awards and ‘Best World Cruise Itineraries’ and ‘Best Trans-Atlantic Itineraries’ by Porthole Cruise Magazine’s 2016 Readers Choice Awards, Cunard is a proud member of World’s Leading Cruise Lines, a part of Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), the largest cruise vacation company in the world. Together Cunard, Carnival Cruise Line, Fathom, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, Seabourn, AIDA Cruises, Costa Cruises, P&O Cruises (Australia) and P&O Cruises (UK) operate 102 ships visiting over 700 ports around the world and totaling 226,000 lower berths.