Eastbound Transatlantic Crossing - 7 nights, Jul 2018

M827 leaving New York for 7 nights from 20 July to 27 July 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.

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

    Dr Chris Crowe
    Dr Chris Crowe - Astrophysicist

    Dr Chris Crowe is an astrophysicist and public outreach lecturer based at the Institute of Astronomy and Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge. Chris received Masters degrees in Theoretical Physics from the University of Nottingham in 2008, and Mathematics from the University of Cambridge in 2009. He has recently completed his PhD in astrophysics at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, and now runs an observatory in London. He has worked extensively in public outreach at science festivals across the country during his time in Cambridge and regularly hosts public telescope observing evenings.

    His main research interests are cosmology and the early universe, and he is part of the international Planck collaboration, a European Space Agency project which has uncovered light from the earliest moments of the primordial universe. Clues to the formation of our cosmos are buried deep within the data, and a large part of his work involves hunting for these signals.

    Speakers may be subject to change.
    Cartoonist Emily Flake
    Emily Flake - Cartoonist

    Emily Flake has been cartooning for The New Yorker since 2008.

    She is also the author of Mama Tried: Dispatches from the Seamy Underbelly of Modern Parenting. Her illustrations appear in publications all over the world. She makes her home in Brooklyn with her husband, daughter, and a small orange cat.

    Speakers may be subject to change.
    Professor Douglas Burgess - Author & Historian
    Professor Douglas Burgess - Author & Historian

    Douglas Burgess is an author and historian specialising in maritime and legal history. He is credited as the first scholar to suggest a link between the definitions of piracy and terrorism in law.

    He is a featured blogger for The Huffington Post and has written for The New York Times, US News, and other journals. Burgess is the author of four books on maritime history, including his most recent The Politics of Piracy: Crime and Civil Disobedience in Colonial America. He is currently a professor of history in Yeshiva University and affiliated professor at Benjamin N Cardozo School of Law in New York City.

    Speakers may be subject to change.
    Robert Key
    Robert Key - Historian, former British MP

    Veteran British politician and antiquarian Robert Key, an alumnus of Cambridge University, taught at Churchill’s old school, Harrow, before his election to Parliament in 1983 for his home City of Salisbury which he served for 27 years. He was a Minister in the Governments of Prime Ministers Margaret Thatcher and John Major and Parliamentary Secretary to former Prime Minister Sir Edward Heath.

    As Minister for National Heritage Robert was responsible for Britain’s Royal Parks and Palaces. His passion for history developed early, living as a child in the medieval city of Salisbury, and in the shadow of England’s greatest medieval cathedral - also home of the finest surviving 1215 Magna Carta.

    Robert will share with us his deep knowledge of Britain’s origins, traditions and personality. His life in politics through many turbulent years and great events gives him a unique perspective on the legacy of Magna Carta.

    Speakers may be subject to change.
    Steve Melnikoff
    Steve Melnikoff - WWII veteran

    Steve Melnikoff is one of the few veterans left who experienced the full horrors of the D-Day landings. Born in Woonsocket, Rhode Island in 1920, he served in 1st Battalion, 175th Regiment, of the 29th Infantry Division, eventually achieving the rank of technical sergeant.

    He still keeps in touch with many of his friends from his time in the service. They, like him, are some of the few who know what it was like to be a combat infantryman storming a beach. For his actions during World War II, he earned three Bronze Stars, two Purple Hearts, and numerous other awards. The decoration he is most proud of is his Combat Infantry Badge.

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    Harold Angle
    Harold Angle - WWII veteran

    Replacement Soldier Angle went overseas in mid-1944, assigned to the 112th Infantry Regiment, 28th Infantry Division. On July 22, 1944, he landed in Normandy, after D-Day joining Operation Cobra.

    The 28th suffered excessive casualties in the ill-conceived Battle of Hürtgen Forest. On December 16, the line was broken by two panzer divisions, three infantry divisions and one parachute division in an infantry-tank attack on "Ridge Road" west of the Our River. The Ardennes Offensive launched along the divisional front by the 5th Panzer Army. The division fought on the front line for 196 days.

    Speakers may be subject to change.
    James Blane
    James Blane - WWII veteran

    Born in Peoria, Illinois in 1924, James Blane enlisted into the United States Marine Corps just after the attack on Pearl Harbor.

    After intensive training, Blane and the 4th Marines made four major amphibious assaults in the battles of Kwajalein (Roi Namur), Saipan, Tinian, and Iwo Jima. The Battle of Iwo Jima was the fiercest battle in the Pacific War and was where Blane was wounded in action. Some 110,000 Marines landed on the heavily-fortified, eight-mile island and took it in 35 days.

    Speakers may be subject to change.
    Peter Du Pre
    Peter Du Pre - WWII veteran

    Technician Fifth Grade Peter B. Dupre served as a medic in the 114th General Hospital Unit in Kidderminster, England during WWII.

    He went to basic training at age 18, took a three-day pass to get married and was immediately deployed. He served for three years overseas, during which time he treated wounded servicemen from all areas of Europe, including those who had been wounded during the Battle of the Bulge. He returned home, went straight to work and raised five children with his beloved wife to whom he has been married for 70 years.

    Speakers may be subject to change.
    John Foy
    John Foy - WWII veteran

    Born on October 12, 1925, John grew up in Charlotte and joined the Army’s Specialized Training Program for high IQ Soldiers and was sent to Cornell University. After infantry training he was assigned to the 87th Infantry Division joining General George Patton’s Third Army in liberating Europe.

    John served as a front-line machine gunner in the Battle of Northern France and later the Battle of the Bulge. His division helped relieve the 101st Airborne Division surrounded in Bastogne, fighting through the Siegfried Line and across the Mosel and Rhine rivers.

    Speakers may be subject to change.
    Kenneth Barclay
    Kenneth Barclay - WWII veteran

    Barclay joined the “Fighting 69th” Regiment and served in Hawaii, and the Japanese-occupied islands of Saipan and Okinawa.

    At Okinawa, landings were made on the west coast in the vicinity of Kadena Airfield on 1 April 1945, with the Marine 1st and 6th Divisions sweeping northeast, the Army 7th Division moving south along the eastern coast and the 96th Division moving south, down the centre of the island. The terrain and defence were formidable. Numerous ridges, tunnels and prepared pillboxes were used by the enemy in a tenacious defence. In all, the regiment suffered 472 killed in action during its service in World War II.

    Speakers may be subject to change.
    WWII veteran Stuart Hedley
    Stuart Hedley - WWII veteran

    Stuart Hedley was born in West Palm, Beach Florida on October 29th, 1921, and raised in northern New York.

    On the morning of December 7, 1941, the attack began. Japanese fighters and torpedo bombers poured over the horizon, intent on the destruction of the U.S. Pacific fleet. Headley made his way towards his battle station at turret number three, where he served as a spotter for the gun. With the West Virginia reeling from the blows it had received, Stu and his shipmates made their way topside. Stu recalls leaping into the water feet-first and coming up amid debris and burning oil and swimming for his life towards the shoreline. He was able to salvage only two items from that fateful day: a pearl buckle and a half penny that had been given to him by a British sailor. He eventually fought in nearly 13 battles aboard the San Francisco, including Bougainville, New Guinea and the Battle of Guadalcanal.

    Speakers may be subject to change.
    Michael Ganitch
    Michael Ganitch - WWII veteran

    Michael “Mickey” Ganitch was born November 18, 1919 in Mogadore, Ohio. The Great Depression put a stop to jobs and having trouble finding work, Mickey moved to California, eventually joining the United States Navy.

    On the morning of December 7 in Pearl Harbor, Mickey was preparing for a football game against the USS Arizona team. When the Japanese plane attack hit, he was still wearing his pads. He watched as ships were hit, buildings burned and men leaping into the ocean trying to avoid death. They were forced to survive in perilous waters because leaking oil had set the sea aflame.

    Speakers may be subject to change.
    WWII veteran Richard Ramsey
    Richard Ramsey - WWII veteran

    Richard “Dick” Ramsey was born October 31, 1923, in Brooklyn, New York. After Boot Camp at the Great Lakes Training Station, Dick reported on board the USS Nevada BB36 Battleship.

    Dick participated in the following invasions: D-Day in Normandy, the Cherbourg, France bombardment, the D-Day invasion of Southern France, and the bombardment of the fortifications at Marseilles and Toulon, France. The USS Nevada returned to the Pacific Theater in November 1944 where Richard participated in the invasions of Iwo-Jima and Okinawa.

    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
      21:22 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.