Cunard Adventurer Sovenir Tray
The Cunard Adventurer was one of two liners acquired by Cunard to help launch the line into the emerging cruising market in 1971. Originally designed for Overseas National Airways, the vessel was smaller than flagship QE2, and a vast departure from the older Cunarders they replaced. Like QE2, both Cunard Adventurer and her sister Ambassador had white and black funnels to signify a change in the direction for Cunard. The ship had a brief career with Cunard, sailing in the Caribbean, Bermuda and Alaska. The vessel was replaced by Cunard Countess and Cunard Princess. Sold in 1977, Cunard Adventurer became Sunward for Norwegian Cruise Line.
The tray which is engraved with a fine image of the ship would probably been sold from an onboard shop to a passenger as a reminder of their cruise. It is made from pressed aluminium, is named to the ship and measures 6"x 6" (15 cm x 15 cm).Some age related marks but generally in good display condition and modestly priced.