Stephen Payne was the lead designer of Queen Mary 2. President of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects from 2007-2010, he has been awarded numerous honours including the OBE for services to shipping and appointment as a Royal Designer of Industry.
Stephen was involved in the design and construction of numerous ships for Carnival Corporation from 1985-2010 culminating in the design of Seabourn Cruise Line’s new Odyssey class. He was also the project manager for the construction of Holland America Line’s MS Rotterdam.
1. The Great Cunarders
Illustrated presentation of the great Cunard liners of yesteryear.
2. The Mauretania 1907
Illustrated presentation highlighting the career of the Edwardian superliner Mauretania which was the fastest liner in the world for 22 years
3. Queen Elizabeth 2: Queen of the Seas
Illustrated presentation highlighting the career of the famous QE2
4. Queen Mary 2: Genesis of a Queen
Illustrated presentation describing the design and construction of Queen Mary 2
5. Interview and Q&A Session with the Cruise Director
Number of talks depends on number of sea days! The final programme will be given on board