Westbound Transatlantic Crossing from Hamburg - 9 nights, Jun 2018

M820 leaving Hamburg for 9 nights from 1 June to 10 June 2018 on board Queen Mary 2

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This Transatlantic Crossing leads west from Hamburg via Southampton. It's uniquely relaxed, sociable and sophisticated, with a wealth of activities to fill every moment and the luxury of time to unwind. After nine nights you'll make a dramatic morning arrival into New York.

Staterooms & Fares

Taxes, fees and port expenses of $132.66 are additional.

  • Queen Mary 2

    The newly Remastered Queen Mary 2 is the epitome of a luxury liner. The flagship of the Cunard fleet offers the last word in travel luxury – from the largest ballroom at sea to the sumptuous Commodore Club.

  • View Ports & Excursions

    Learn more about the itinerary of this cruise and possible shore excursions available at each port.

On Board Speakers

Rick Reynolds
Rick Reynolds - Aviator & Concorde Expert

Hear about the legendary Concorde from one of the fleet's former pilots, Rick Reynolds. Rick's fun and lively talks convey the thrill of flying the world's most famous supersonic aircraft, and cover the events which culminated in the final grounding of Concorde.

Rick has flown a BAC 1-11 jet, a Boeing 757, and the Boeing 767 long-haul. In Nov 1996 he was thrilled to hear his bid to fly Concorde had been successful and he flew supersonic until the fleet was retired in 2000. Rick was promoted to Captain on the Boeing 757 / 767 which he continued to pilot both short- and long-haul until his early retirement in 2010.

Speakers may be subject to change.
Theodore W. Scull
Theodore W. Scull - New York & Maritime Historian

Theodore W. Scull is an author, travel writer and lecturer specialising in railway and maritime subjects, and New York City. He has travelled to the 50 American states and the seven continents; sampled railway travel, including two derailments, in about 70 countries; and spent five years of his life aboard more than 200 ships of all types.

Over the last 30 years, he has written hundreds of articles for newspapers, magazines, guidebooks and websites and regularly lectures aboard the Queen Mary 2 and Queen Victoria about railway and maritime history, including the Port of New York.

Among his seven books are Ocean Liner Odyssey and Ocean Liner Twilight, both accounts of his sea travels, and Outdoor Escapes New York City, a guide to hikes accessed by public transit in the tristate region.

Speakers may be subject to change.
John Penycate
John Penycate - Historian & Author

John was born and educated in Guildford. At Oxford University two of his contemporaries were Pythons Terry Jones and Michael Palin (and both are still his friends). John’s first serious job was as a researcher on David Frost’s ground-breaking show on ITV in the 60s. John joined BBC Television Current Affairs in 1968 and was a producer on, successively, 24 Hours, Midweek and Panorama. In the mid-80s he went front-of-camera, and for the rest of his BBC career was a correspondent for Panorama, Newsnight or The Money Programme. He left the BBC’s staff in 2002 (but still broadcasts occasionally).

John travelled extensively in his job, reporting from such places as Iraq, Afghanistan and Argentina during the Falklands war.  He covered the troubles in Northern Ireland, and  wars in Africa. He interviewed dozens of political leaders worldwide, and – for The Money Programme – business leaders like Rupert Murdoch and Conrad Black. His was the last television interview with the late Robert Maxwell.

With colleague Tom Mangold, John wrote the Vietnam war non-fiction bestseller The Tunnels of Cu Chi. First published in 1985, it is now a classic and is still in print. John also co-wrote the life of a serial murderer, Psychopath.

He has taught broadcast journalism to graduate students at Westminster University and Goldsmith’s College, London University.  He trains business people and public officials for media appearances.  On cruise ships he lectures on both current and historical subjects, and has made light-hearted after-dinner speeches.

 

Speakers may be subject to change.
Former Director of NASA’s Kennedy Space Centre, Jim Kennedy
Jim Kennedy - Space Exploration

The former Director of NASA’s Kennedy Space Centre will share the excitement of Space Exploration past, present and future.

Jim Kennedy retired from NASA as the Director, John F. Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in 2007 after 36 years of service. As Director he was responsible for 15,000 men and women who processed, launched (and landed as appropriate) the Space Shuttle,  International Space Station and Expendable Launch Vehicles. His education includes a BS Mechanical Engineering from Auburn, Univeristy and MBA from Georgia Southern University.

Retirement has brought opportunities to tour with the Mannheim Steamroller Band, consult with the aerospace industry, and lecture on space exploration and leadership around the world (estimated 1,000 lectures to date). Jim is married to Bernadette and they have two children and four beautiful grandchildren.

Speaker may be subject to change.
Keith Muras
Keith Muras - Espionage & Crime

In a distinguished British Diplomatic Service career spanning 23 years, Keith focused on the security and intelligence dimensions of international issues.

On joining the Service in 1976, and after a period of intensive training, Keith was posted to Johannesburg, South Africa, at the heights of apartheid government. Over the ensuing years, with periodic returns to work in the United Kingdom, Keith's Service career then saw him living and working in many parts of the world. For three years, in the early 1980s, he was in Moscow, Russia, experiencing the challenges of the depths of the Cold War. Then to Kingston, Jamaica, with responsibilities spanning an arc through the Western Caribbean to Central America. And also to Harare, Zimbabwe, and to Kampala, Uganda.

When working from a United Kingdom base Keith travelled extensively in support of foreign policy objectives. Including assisting and supporting international and national efforts to combat global crime, such as drug trafficking and illicit financial activities, and to counter the threat from domestic and international terrorism.

Speakers may be subject to change.
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Relax, Discover and Delight

  • White Star Service
    White Star Service

    White Star Service is something you'll experience from your first moment on board. How do we describe it? It's the warmth of that first welcome, the white-gloved hand that serves fresh fruit, or afternoon tea, and the polite yet friendly greeting in the corridor. It's a service so discreet you barely notice it, yet is always ready to help.

  • Total comfort
    Total comfort

    The beauty of a Cunard cruise is that every moment is yours to do exactly what you want. You can be sociable from morning until night, or find your own quiet corner. You can stay active from dawn until dusk, or just enjoy the glorious leisure. It's up to you.

  • Taking it easy
    Taking it easy

    How about some holiday reading to pass the morning? You'll definitely find a page-turner in the largest library at sea. Or perhaps you'll spend the morning browsing the daily programme that lists all of the activities and events for the day ahead.

  • Take in the view
    Take in the view

    As you sail into beautiful destinations, you can take in the view while relaxing on deck. You may even want to rise a few hours early and take in the sunrise.

  • Promenade deck
    Promenade deck

    Wake yourself up with a brisk walk or breezy jog around our promenade deck. Three laps make a mile!

  • Breakfast
    Breakfast

    How will you take your breakfast this morning? Perhaps a fresh croissant from the Remastered King's Court buffet, maybe fresh coffee in the Carinthia Lounge, a delicious hot meal from your allocated restaurant or you may even want to take breakfast in the comfort of your stateroom. It's up to you.

  • Socialising
    Socialising

    Our ships are remarkably sociable, with plenty of activities and opportunities for you to meet fellow guests and make new friends. We also hold sessions especially for solo travellers to meet up should you wish. Don't forget, if your holiday is all about finding your own quiet time - there are plenty of ways for you to do this too.

  • Special occasions
    Special occasions

    Every Cunard voyage is a memorable event in its own right, which is exactly why so many guests choose to celebrate important events such as birthdays, anniversaries or weddings on board. Whatever your reason to celebrate, we can help make your special occasion even more memorable with our range of unique celebration and gift packages.

  • Canyon Ranch SpaClub
    Canyon Ranch SpaClub

    Enjoy the ultimate in pampering and wellness at the exquisite on board Canyon Ranch SpaClub®. Indulge in signature Canyon Ranch massages, treatments and facials from the classic Canyon Stone Massage or Rasul Ceremony, to exotic Ayurvedic or Thai treatments.

  • Sports
    Sports

    Work off last night's delicious meal with a few laps around the running track or an energetic game on the sports court. Or for a more leisurely activity, why not try the traditional nautical games of shuffleboard and deck quoits.

  • Your favourite pastimes
    Your favourite pastimes

    Find time for your favourite pastimes in the afternoon - whether it's bridge, a board game, or getting lost in a good book. When you're in the mood for a little friendly competition there are tournaments throughout the day from quizzes to quoits.

  • Library
    Library

    The quality and range of literature available in this beautiful room magnifies the stunning views over the bow. Take the time to linger over more than 8,000 books, in the largest library at sea.

  • Afternoon Tea
    Afternoon Tea

    Soon enough after lunch, it'll be time for our famous Afternoon Tea, served with freshly baked scones and mouth-watering sandwiches. You can set your watch by it, and it's beautifully presented as always by white gloved waiters.

  • Lunch
    Lunch

    Lunch presents you with several delicious choices. The remastered Kings Court offers a wide selection of freshly prepared dishes in a casual setting. Alternatively, the Golden Lion's pub menu has a choice of all the traditional pub fare. Or, of course, fine dining can be enjoyed in your allocated restaurant or The Verandah. The choice is yours.

  • Space to unwind
    Space to unwind

    Relaxation happens so easily on our ships. Early on you'll realise just how carefree everything is. This feeling comes from the friendliness, comfort and space around you, and knowing that every day is your own.

  • The Canyon Ranch SpaClub
    The Canyon Ranch SpaClub

    Let yourself drift away and be pampered. The superb spa on board, just moments away, can lift you to another level of relaxation. Here you can slow the pace with that hot stone massage you keep promising yourself...

  • Wine packages
    Wine packages

    Treat yourself or your friends to a bottle of crisp white or full-bodied red from Cunard’s well-stocked cellar. We can deliver it to your table at dinner or have it waiting for you in your stateroom. For a special celebration, why not put a bottle of bubbly on ice?

  • Illuminations
    Illuminations

    Take a virtual ride into outer space, view the stars and other visual spectacles or take a course on celestial navigation in Illuminations, Queen Mary 2's full-scale Planetarium and the only Planetarium at sea! Each day sees a new show to tantalise your imagination.

  • Music
    Music

    Enjoy the soft relaxing music from the beautiful ivory keys played by Queen Mary 2’s talented resident pianist.

  • Shopping
    Shopping

    Once you've had lunch, why not enjoy some extraordinary shopping from top boutiques and brands such as Aspinal of London and H.Stern, in addition to exquisite jewellery, high fashion and further voyage souvenirs.

  • A sense of occasion
    A sense of occasion

    There's nothing quite like watching the sun set from the scenic Commodore Club, clinking flutes in the Champagne Bar or the social hubbub of the Captain's Cocktail reception. Evenings on board offer an array of priceless moments that will stay with you for years to come.

  • Queens Room
    Queens Room
    04:19 Right now on board Queen Mary 2
  • The Royal Court Theatre
    The Royal Court Theatre

    Cast your eye over the Martini menu before you take your seat for a thrilling music and dance extravaganza in the magnificent Royal Court Theatre. Watch lavish musicals and unforgettable hi-tech productions performed by the Cunard Royal Dancers and Singers in this elegant two-deck setting.

  • The Empire Casino
    The Empire Casino

    Step into the Monte Carlo-inspired Empire Casino which offers a full variety of opportunities to tempt Lady Luck.

  • Dine in style
    Dine in style

    What's on the menu tonight? Chateaubriand or sea bass at your reserved restaurant table, reservations at The Verandah restaurant to sample fine dining with a French flavour, or relishing every mouthful of the menu at Lotus, whose delicacies include snow crab soup and duck spring rolls.

  • Bars and lounges
    Bars and lounges

    Whether you're looking for a celebratory glass of fine champagne, a post dinner cocktail or a light refreshment during the day, our wonderful bars and lounges are renowned as some of the most comfortable and stylish at sea.

  • Dancing
    Dancing

    Here's your chance to foxtrot in the largest ballroom at sea. There is no better place to hone your dancing skills than under the dramatic high ceiling of the Queens Room ballroom, with its beautiful crystal chandeliers.

  • Sumptuous accommodation
    Sumptuous accommodation

    After the evening's entertainment, retire to your own personal sanctuary. Whether Britannia stateroom or Grills suite, you'll be sure to get an amazing night's sleep and awake refreshed to enjoy whatever tomorrow brings.

  • Masquerade ball
    Masquerade ball

    Travel back to the grand old days of Venice at one of our Masquerade balls. Every evening on board is a real event and attending one of our balls in the Queens Room means you're in for a truly special evening.

  • Music
    Music

    A delightful array of musical masterpieces await your presence on board. The string quartet is the perfect accompaniment to white-gloved Afternoon Tea. Or perhaps you'll prefer the sultry sounds of the jazz band in the Chart Room while you savour a pre-dinner canapé.

We’re looking forward to showing you the world

I’ve always found exploring great cities a real delight, especially from the comfort and luxury of a Cunard ship. Cruising is the best way to see the world and Cunard has been learning its trade since 1840. We're ready to go, all that remains is for you to decide where you'd like us to take you.

Commodore Christopher Rynd