Eastbound Transatlantic Crossing - 7 nights, Aug 2018

M832 leaving New York for 7 nights from 26 August to 2 September 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

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

David Sipress
David Sipress - Cartoonist

A graduate of Williams College and Harvard, David Sipress’ first cartoon appeared in The New Yorker in 1998, and he was newyorker.com’s first Daily Cartoonist, during the 2012 Presidential election.

His work has also appeared in the Boston Phoenix, Time, Parade, Playboy, Funny Times, The Washington PostHarper’s, Gastronomica, and Shambhala Sun. Sipress has also lectured on the art of the cartoon and published eight collections of his cartoons. He was the writer and host of Conversations with Cartoonists, a series of onstage interviews with many of the artists who work at The New Yorker. Sipress has published both fiction and nonfiction on narrative.com and on The New Yorker’s website, including an appreciation of the Italian chef, Marcella Hazan and a personal history of his family’s experience of the Kennedy assassination. In 2016, he was awarded the National Cartoonists Society’s Reuben Award for Gag Cartooning.

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.
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.
Dr Helen Doe
Dr Helen Doe - Maritime Historian

Helen is a historian from the University of Exeter who specialises in both naval and merchant history, from the days of sail to container ships.

An entertaining and popular speaker she is a regular cruise lecturer and has spoken at several literary festivals. Her radio appearances include several programmes on BBC Radio 4. She has advised on many TV programmes and appeared in the highly acclaimed The Box that Built Britain. She has written extensively for both academic and mainstream audiences.

Her interests are not just in the ships themselves but also the people who built, owned and sailed them. Current research projects include a history of smuggling, nineteenth century maritime communities and, a rather different venture, the biography of a Battle of Britain pilot.

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.
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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
    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
    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
    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
    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

    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
    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
    Music

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

  • Shopping
    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
    18:02 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
    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
    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.