Eastbound Transatlantic Crossing - 7 nights, Jun 2018

M821 leaving New York for 7 nights from 10 June to 17 June 2018 on board Queen Mary 2

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Our classic Transatlantic Crossing leads east from a memorable New York send-off. Seven nights and six days to Southampton create a uniquely relaxed, sociable and sophisticated experience, with a wealth of activities to fill every moment and the luxury of time to unwind.

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Taxes, fees and port expenses of $77.03 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.

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

On Board Speakers

Bill Miller
Bill Miller - Maritime Historian

Bill Miller - known as "Mr Ocean Liner" - has written over 70 books about passenger ships, both past and present. He has lectured aboard over 75 cruise liners in the past 35 years, and has travelled on over 350 voyages aboard some 250 different ships.

He has prepared the passenger ship database for the Ellis Island Museum, been deputy director of the New York Harbor Festival and is currently Curator of 20th Century Maritime History for New York City's South Street Seaport Museum. He also serves on the American Maritime Hall of Fame and is Assistant Editor of Ocean & Cruise News. He also prepares weekly ocean liner & cruising e-news.
Bill Miller has appeared in over three dozen television documentaries and numerous TV news broadcasts. Most recently, he appeared in Lady in Waiting: The Story of the SS United States.

Speakers may be subject to change.
George McGhee
George McGhee - Film & Entertainment Historian

George has worked in the film and television industry for over 35 years, starting as a film editor and retiring from being Controller of Programme Acquisitions at the BBC in London, where he was responsible for all feature film and series acquisitions. Whilst there he acquired the Indiana Jones films and The Pirates of the Caribbean franchise plus such series' as the Tudors, Mad Men, Damages and many others.

During George's career he met many of the greats, including Ginger Rogers, Anthony Quinn, Angela Lansbury, Alice Faye, Bette Davis, Tom Cruise, Jane Russell, Douglas Fairbanks Jnr, Glenn Close, Will Smith and Diana Rigg. He recently presented a sell-out evening in conversation with Claire Bloom in London and is currently working on a book on the star system.

Speakers may be subject to change. 
Matt Diffee
Matt Diffee - Cartoonist

Matthew Diffee has been contributing cartoons to The New Yorker since 1999. His work has also appeared in Time, The Huffington Post, The Believer and Texas Monthly magazines.

He is the author of Hand Drawn Jokes for Smart Attractive People and the editor of three volumes of The Rejection Collection: Cartoons You Never Saw and Never Will See in The New Yorker. He has done illustration work for bands like the Punch Brothers and for a special collector’s edition of Stephen King’s novel Under the Dome. In 2013, Diffee received the Silver Reuben Award for best single panel cartoonist of the year. He was recently named Chairman of the Los Angeles Chapter of the National Cartoonists Society.

Speakers may be subject to change.
Robin Oakley
Robin Oakley OBE - British Journalist for CNN and formerly BBC

Robin Oakley is a journalist and author of several books on politics and horse-racing. A contributor to CNN on European affairs and The Financial Times, Robin is also the turf columnist of The Spectator magazine.

Robin recently ended an eight-year term as European political editor of the international broadcaster CNN. Before that he was political editor of the BBC, covering EU summits, G8 meetings and prime ministerial trips around the world. From 1986 to 1992 Robin was the political editor of The Times in London.

Robin's recent books include a memoir of his other life in horseracing, The Hundred Best Horses in Britain and Ireland, a history of the Cheltenham Festival, and biographies of the trainers Barry Hills and Clive Brittain. Earlier he published Inside Track, an anecdote-filled reflection on his years reporting politics. In 2001, Robin Oakley was awarded the OBE for services to Political Journalism.

Speakers may be subject to change.
Astronomer and Space Historian, Howard Parkin
Howard Parkin - Astronomer & Space Historian

Howard Parkin’s interest in Astronomy and space was inspired by the space race back in the early 1960s, and he has been an avid astronomer and space enthusiast ever since. Howard has been lecturing on astronomy and space flight to adult education classes since 1985. He obtained a BSc in Astronomy and related subjects in 1996 and has been an accomplished speaker to various audiences over many years throughout the Isle of Man, UK and South Africa, as well as on cruise ships to Hawaii, New Zealand, The Middle East, Norway, Alaska and transatlantic to the UK.

Howard established the astronomy consultancy and promotions company AstroManx, and through his work obtained dark skies discovery status for the Isle of Man for a total of 26 sites, which formally led to the Island being recognised as one of the best places to stargaze in the British Isles. In 2013, Howard was honoured to be elected as a fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society for his on-going work in education and outreach. Howard has become an accomplished and an enthusiastic speaker on astronomy and astronautics, accompanied by music and his own infectious enthusiasm and encyclopaedic knowledge of the subject.

Speakers may be subject to change.

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

    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

    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

    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

    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 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

    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

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

  • 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
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  • 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

    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

    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