Westbound Transatlantic Crossing - 7 nights, Jun 2018

M823 leaving Southampton for 7 nights from 24 June to 1 July 2018 on board Queen Mary 2

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Our classic Transatlantic Crossing leads west from 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 seven nights you'll make a dramatic morning arrival into New York.

Staterooms & Fares

Taxes, fees and port expenses of $102.68 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.
Celia Imrie
Celia Imrie - Actress

Described by The Times as one of the most successful British actresses of recent decades, Olivier Award-winning Celia Imrie is probably best known as one of the naked Calendar Girls - she needed bigger buns.

She has appeared in many films from Hilary & Jackie, Nanny McPhee, and Bridget Jones's Diary to Highlander and Star Wars – The Phantom Menace. On TV she has featured in cult series from Absolutely Fabulous and Stephen Fry’s Kingdom to Return to Cranford. On stage Celia had a huge off-Broadway hit a few years back with her one–woman show Unsuspecting Susan at 59E59. Celia also gave a searing performance as Vera in the TV production of Ruth Rendell’s A Dark Adapted Eye.

Speakers may be subject to change.
Giancarlo Impiglia
Giancarlo Impiglia - Artist & Art Historian

Giancarlo Impiglia is an artist and art historian whose name is renowned in the world of art. He studied at the Art Lyceum and the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome. He also studied at the Italian Center of Cinematography of Rome, participating in several movies as cameraman and set designer.

Giancarlo's American art career was launched in 1974 with an important commission for the Great American Insurance Building: a 60 foot mural for the lobby of 99 John Street in New York City. This led to a succession of commissions in Manhattan and in many other American cities. In 1994 he was commissioned by Cunard to create three original large murals for the decor of the Lido on QE2. He also decorated the Lido with a series of 20 original Serigraphs.

In 2003 Giancarlo Impiglia was commissioned again by Cunard to create four original paintings for Queen Mary 2, on the theme of entertainment. The paintings now grace the walls on staircase B on decks 2 and 3, opposite the Royal Court Theatre. Mr. Impiglia also created the Portrait of Queen Victoria as a Young Woman, installed in the Queen’s Room of the new ocean liner Queen Victoria.

His paintings are featured in the permanent collection of The Museum of the City of New York, The Zimmerly Museum at Rutgers University, NJ, The Kentucky Derby Museum, The Sangre de Cristo Museum of Pueblo, Colorado, The Italian American Museum in New York, The Absolut Collection, Sweden, The Pfizer Collection, New York, the Cunard Art Collection, and Elton John's private collection, just to mention a few. 

Speakers may be subject to change.
Park Sims
Park Sims - Scientist & Military Historian

Park Sims is an American polymath who has lived and worked in England for more than 30 years. He is a former Professor of both Physics and English, a retired Lieutenant Colonel of the US Air Force, a retired Chartered Engineer (USA), and a former Fellow of the British Institute of Management.

During his first career Park worked as: a petro-chemical engineer in Texas; a military meteorologist in England; a nuclear intelligence officer in Washington DC; a laser-research scientist in California; a university professor in Colorado; the Chief of Staff of a large USAF fighter wing in Europe; and the Managing Director of a leisure company in England.

For a second career he created his own consultancy in England and for more than 20 years ran management training courses for British industry.

Park enjoys speaking on a variety of subjects, but specialises in talks about science for the non-scientific, and US Air Force military history.

Speakers may be subject to change. 
Historian, John Burton
John Burton - Historian

John Burton is a professor of history at DePaul University in Chicago where he teaches courses on Colonial America, the Transatlantic world, and the Caribbean.

Originally from Minnesota in the US, John completed his undergraduate degree in history at St. Olaf College. His Ph.D. in history is from the College of William and Mary in Virginia, where he also worked in the Department of Archaeological Research. His research interests focus on the colonial transatlantic world, including the settlement of New England and the Caribbean.

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
    05:09 Right now on board Queen Mary 2
  • 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

    In the Queens Room, the full orchestra fills the floor, whether on Big Band nights or at a dazzling ball, when you can put today's tango lessons to good use.

  • 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