Westbound Transatlantic Crossing from Hamburg - 9 nights, Aug 2018

M831 leaving Hamburg for 9 nights from 17 August to 26 August 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

    • 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

    Chase Untermeyer
    Chase Untermeyer - Former US Ambassador

    Chase Untermeyer has served at all four levels of American government – local, state, national, and international - over a period of 35 years. He is currently a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Texas Ethics Commission.

    He was a political reporter for the Houston Chronicle before being elected in 1976 to the Texas House of Representatives from Houston. He went to Washington in 1981 to be executive assistant to then-Vice President George H.W. Bush.

    President Ronald Reagan appointed him an Assistant Secretary of the Navy; the first President Bush appointed him a senior White House aide and as Director of the Voice of America; and the second President Bush appointed him US ambassador to the State of Qatar, where he served from 2004 to 2007.

    Speakers may be subject to change.
    Julian Woolford
    Julian Woolford - Theatre Director & Writer

    Julian Woolford is Head of Postgraduate Musical Theatre at the University of Surrey and has worked extensively as writer, theatre director and lecturer specialising in musical theatre.

     His adaptation of The Devil’s Advocate is currently on tour in the Netherlands and he recently directed the premieres of The Sound of Music in Cairo and Beirut. He has directed major British national tours of Oklahoma!, Carousel, Fiddler On The Roof and South Pacific, and worked in the West End, off-Broadway, in Australia and extensively in Europe. He is also the author of How Musicals Work.

    Speakers may be subject to change.
    Kenneth Walsh
    Ken Walsh - US Politics & White House

    Ken Walsh is a historian, author and journalist. He has covered the White House for 'U.S. News & World Report' since 1986 and has won the most prestigious awards for White House coverage. Ken has interviewed, travelled with and covered five presidents: Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama. He is currently covering the White House and the U.S. presidential campaign. He is the author of seven books.

    Ken has lectured widely in the United States, presenting talks to many civic and academic groups, at several of the presidential libraries and aboard cruise ships. He also has served as an adjunct professorial lecturer in the Department of Communication at American University in Washington, D.C., teaching advanced courses on Politics and the Media, the PR Presidency, Media Ethics and other subjects.

    He is former president of the White House Correspondents’ Association and served on the association’s governing board for many years. Ken was inducted into the Hall of Fame of the Washington, D.C. Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. He holds a B.A. in journalism from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey and an M.A. In communication from American University in Washington, D.C. 

    Dr Peter Dean
    Dr Peter Dean - Coroner, Forensic Medical Examiner & Medical Practitioner

    Dr Peter Dean qualified first in dentistry and then in medicine. After a brief return to dental surgery, he trained as a general practitioner and, while working in an East London practice, started working part time as a police surgeon or forensic medical examiner with the Metropolitan Police in London. After further legal studies he became a coroner and, having practiced clinical forensic medicine in London for over twenty five years, works as a coroner in Suffolk. He has a particular interest in the historical development of forensic medicine, and will touch on various aspects of this in his lectures.

    He has written numerous articles on the subject, and has also advised on the forensic aspects of television drama series such as Silent Witness, Waking the Dead, Ripper Street and Whitechapel.

    Speakers may be subject to change.
    Author Diane Janes
    Diane Janes - Author

    Diane Janes is an internationally published author of both novels and investigative non-fiction. Her fiction has been shortlisted for several major literary prizes, while her non-fiction has the distinction of being referenced in university text books on the history of law and policing. She is the proud recipient of a Red Herring, the Crime Writers' Association award for services to the genre.

    Diane occasionally crops up on British radio and television, most recently as one of the talking heads on ITV 3’s A-Z of Crime series. Her latest novel The Poisoned Chalice Murder, the second book in the Black and Dod Mystery series, is published by Severn House.

    Speakers may be subject to change.
    Charles Barclay
    Charles Barclay - Astronomer

    Charles Barclay is currently Director of the Blackett Observatory at Marlborough College in Wiltshire, UK and is at the forefront of astronomy education in UK schools.

    He is Chair of Examiners for Astronomy GCSE qualification and a Principal Moderator for the Extended Project post-16 initiative. As an Academic Visitor in the Oxford University astrophysics department he runs outreach programmes for school pupils, teachers and members of the public, accessing large telescopes in Marlborough and Oxford.

    He is a member of Green Templeton College, Oxford, and is involved in raising awareness of the historical importance of the Radcliffe Observatory there. He is a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society (Chair of the Education Committee), the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, manufacturers and commerce and is a member of the International Astronomical Union, Commission 46 (Astronomy Education and Development).

    Lecturing on diverse topics ranging across the whole remit of Astrophysics and Astronomy, he writes for popular astronomy magazines and regularly contributes to local BBC radio broadcasts.

    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
      03:29 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.