Eastbound Transatlantic Crossing to Hamburg - 10 nights, May 2018

M818 leaving New York for 10 nights from 17 May to 27 May 2018 on board Queen Mary 2

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Joining Queen Mary 2 in New York, you'll cross the Atlantic in unrivalled style. Expect ten nights of refined evenings, glamorous occasions and days spent being as sociable or as relaxed as you wish. Southampton may invite an excursion to London, before you reach Hamburg.

Staterooms & Fares

    • 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

    Nicholas Owen
    Nicholas Owen - Broadcaster, Journalist, TV Presenter & Author

    Nicholas Owen is a presenter with BBC TV News. After 17 years as a newspaper journalist, mostly in Fleet Street, he first joined the BBC in 1981. He went on to spend 23 years at ITN, where his roles included anchoring News at Ten and Channel Four News. Between 1994 and 2000 he was ITN's Royal Correspondent. He played a major part in covering the death and funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales.

    Nicholas' other activities have included appearing in many TV and radio programmes, among them Strictly Come Dancing in 2006. He hosts radio shows on Classic FM, numerous corporate and charity events, and is an after-dinner and after-lunch speaker. He is an Ambassador for the Prince’s Trust. Nicholas' memoirs, Days Like This, were published in 2012.

    Speakers may be subject to change.
    Giles Ramsey, Theatre Director
    Giles Ramsay - Theatre Director & Producer

    Giles Ramsay is an independent theatre director and producer who specialises in creating new work with artists in developing countries. Giles combines academic analysis with hands on experience to bring a unique insight to the world of the theatre.

    As a director Giles has run theatre projects in Botswana, Cape Verde, Equatorial Guinea, Kenya, Kosovo, Palestinian Territories, Mexico, Thailand and Zimbabwe. He has also produced international work in the UK at venues ranging from The Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh to Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club and The British Museum in London.

    Recent directing credits include: Jean Genet's The Maids, HIFA, Zimbabwe with The British Council, May 2014; Burn Mukwerekwere Burn, National Theatre of Mannheim, Germany, June 2015.

    He is the Founding Director of the charity Developing Artists, a Fellow of St. Chad’s College, Durham University and Course Leader in Theatre at The Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

    Speakers may be subject to change.
    Maureen Ryan
    Maureen Ryan - Ex-Assistant Purser & Social Hostess, Cunard

    Known to many as Queen Victoria’s Madrina and the only person to have served on Queen Mary, Queen Elizabeth, QE2 and Queen Mary 2, Maureen started her long career with Cunard as an assistant purser and later social hostess. Taking a break from sea life, Maureen worked as a PA in the Foreign Office in London, and British Embassies in Addis Ababa and Paris, later rejoining Cunard as a social hostess on QE2, Cunard Countess, Cunard Princess and Queen Mary 2.

    Maureen sailed on the final voyage of QE2 as a passenger and was invited to speak on the final day at sea, being the last guest speaker on QE2. She first started as a speaker on QE2 and QM2 whilst working as social hostess.

    Speakers may be subject to change.
    Les Paldy
    Les Paldy - International Espionage

    Les Paldy is Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus in the College of Engineering and the School of Medicine at the State University of New York at Stony Brook and a former Marine intelligence officer.

    Les' current work focuses on historical lessons learned from intelligence operations that can apply to challenges facing the United States as it confronts security threats from adversary nations and terrorist organisations. Thirty years of foreign assignments give him unique experience with which to address intelligence and security issues. Les is the recipient of government awards for exceptional national service and is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

    Speakers may be subject to change.
    Dan Wilkins, Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society
    Dan Wilkins - Astronomer, Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society

    Dan Wilkins is an astronomer and Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society. After receiving his doctorate from the University of Cambridge and a short research fellowship in Halifax, Nova Scotia, he is currently based at Stanford University in California where he holds NASA’s prestigious Einstein Fellowship.

    Dan's research focuses on supermassive black holes at the centres of galaxies, how matter spiraling into them powers some of the most extreme objects we see in the Universe and the important role they played in the formation of the Universe as we know it today.

    Dan has a passion for teaching, communicating science to the general public and helping people explore the wonders of the night sky. He regularly gives a variety of engaging (and sometimes explosive) public lectures on contemporary topics across astronomy and the physical sciences as well as stargazing evenings, planetarium shows and demonstrations of both modern and historic telescopes.

    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
      01:34 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

      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