Cunard Line announced that film and TV floral designer Jenny Tobin will join its first-ever Festival of Flowers voyage this summer on Queen Victoria, which, according to a statement, will “give guests the opportunity to explore some of the Atlantic Isles’ most awe-inspiring gardens and floral landscapes.”
Jenny Tobin is known for her work on 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.
Tobin 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 Josh Leibowitz, 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 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
Tobin commented: “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.”
The ship sails on the voyage from June 8-22 and will visit six floral destinations, including La Palma, Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote and Lisbon, as well as an overnight stay in the floral paradise of Madeira.