Transatlantic Crossing Fashion Week - 7 nights, Sep 2018

M833 leaving Southampton for 7 nights from 2 September to 9 September 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.

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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

Colin McDowell, Credit to: Nick Knight
Colin McDowell MBE - Fashion Historian and Style Commentator

Colin McDowell has been in the fashion business for over 30 years. He learned the trade of fashion design as a designer at ready-to-wear and couture levels. He is the only fashion journalist who has been on the other side of the catwalk.

Colin McDowell understands the aesthetic of fashion design from first-hand knowledge and also the creative stress and strain that goes into a collection and fashion show.

In the early eighties, Colin lectured at St Martins School of Art in London, and had the privilege of teaching John Galliano. He began to write for newspapers and soon had work published in all the quality titles, pre-eminently The Guardian. From there he moved to The Sunday Times to become its fashion writer, a role that continued with the introduction of Style, for which he still writes.

Colin McDowell travels widely giving lectures and contributing to seminars and conferences. He is a regular broadcaster on TV and radio as a writer and presenter of programmes as well as a 'talking head' about fashion and clothes, especially their sociological significance. Colin also has a regular column in the Business of Fashion (BoF).

A noted academic, Colin has published 23 books in fashion and style-related subjects. His latest books are Fashion Today and The Anatomy of Fashion: Why We Dress the Way We Do.

Image credit to: Nick Knight

Speakers may be subject to change.
Gail Sackloff OBE
Gail Sackloff OBE - Consultant to the International Fashion Industry

Gail consults to the International Fashion Industry and has been awarded an OBE for services to Fashion Exports. She was a Director on The British Fashion Council and Chair of the International Committee on the British Fashion Council.

Gail sourced the best British fashion designers on behalf of American stores Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, Marshall Field's and Saks Fifth Avenue, as well as Seibu of Japan. Gail helped launch names such as Jimmy Choo in the USA, aided The Prince of Wales in launching his Duchy Originals organic foods in the USA and organised an art exhibit of HRH The Prince of Wales' original watercolours at Saks Fifth Avenue.

Speakers may be subject to change.
George McGhee
George McGhee - Film & Entertainment Historian

George has worked in the film and television industry for over 35 years, starting as a film editor and retiring from being Controller of Programme Acquisitions at the BBC in London, where he was responsible for all feature film and series acquisitions. Whilst there he acquired the Indiana Jones films and The Pirates of the Caribbean franchise plus such series' as the Tudors, Mad Men, Damages and many others.

During George's career he met many of the greats, including Ginger Rogers, Anthony Quinn, Angela Lansbury, Alice Faye, Bette Davis, Tom Cruise, Jane Russell, Douglas Fairbanks Jnr, Glenn Close, Will Smith and Diana Rigg. He recently presented a sell-out evening in conversation with Claire Bloom in London and is currently working on a book on the star system.

Speakers may be subject to change. 
Hal Rubenstein
Hal Rubenstein - American writer and designer

Hal Rubenstein is an author, journalist, restaurant critic, designer and philanthropist. One of the founding editors at InStyle magazine, he served as its Fashion Director for fifteen years, following a five year run as Men’s Style Director at The New York Times Magazine.

In 2013, Hal launched his eponymous women’s collection on HSN and formed Hal Rubenstein & Associates, which has provided private consultation for such diverse brands as jewellers Gabriel&Co., BR Guest Restaurants, the Raleigh Hotel, Giorgio Armani, and American Express. In addition to penning The Looks of Love, 100 Unforgettable Dresses and Paisley Goes with Nothing, Rubenstein is Special Projects editor at Architectural Digest, a columnist for, and has been a contributing editor to The New Yorker, New York Magazine, Interview, Elle, Vogue, Vanity Fair, and Details. Rubenstein is co-founder and co-director of the Fund in the Sun Foundation, and serves on the boards of Live Out Loud, the Hetrick-Martin Institute and the Paul Taylor Dance Company, On television he has appeared on Good Morning America, The Today Show, Extra, E! and The View. Rubenstein lives with his husband, David Nickle, and his dog, Murray, in New York City.

Speakers may be subject to change.
New York tour guide and historian Joyce Gold
Joyce Gold - Manhattan Historian

Joyce Gold is a raconteur and New York expert and her company offers city guides to New Yorkers and visitors alike, always to rave reviews.

For over 30 years she has been teaching Manhattan history at New York University, published guidebooks to the Financial District and Greenwich Village, and contributed entries to The Encyclopedia of New York City. Her fascinating talks on the city include the stories, the inspiration and the personalities that led to the creation of two of its most visited attractions, Central Park and Grand Central Station. Other talks explore the Dutch origins of New York, the city’s role in the American Civil War and the renowned women associated with the political, creative, and intellectual movements centred on Washington Square.

Speakers may be subject to change.
Mervyn King
Lord Mervyn King - Former Bank of England Governor

Mervyn King served as Governor of the Bank of England from 2003 to 2013. He was knighted (GBE) in 2011, made a life peer in 2013, and appointed by The Queen to be a Knight of the Garter in 2014.

Born in 1948, Mervyn King studied at King’s College, Cambridge, and Harvard (as a Kennedy Scholar).  He currently divides his time between New York and London. Mervyn King is a Fellow of the British Academy, a Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a Trustee of the National Gallery, a member of the Advisory Council of the London Symphony Orchestra, and President of Worcestershire County Cricket Club. 

His latest book, The End of Alchemy: Money, Banking and the Future of the Global Economy, discusses whether money and banking are the alchemists of our modern economy, or are they the Achilles' heel?



The End of Alchemy: Money, Banking and the Future of the Global Economy

Richard Young
Richard Young

Richard’s exceptional eye and unique approach has cemented him as the most trusted and prolific contemporary photographer to the stars. As both a portraitist and photojournalist, his unerring ability to capture the moment and present a candid, inside view into the world of celebrity has resulted in iconic images that are celebrated in publications throughout the world.

Richard recently published his fourth book, NightClubbing. His three previously published books are titled, By Invitation Only, Paparazzo! and Shooting Stars. Additionally, Richard’s photographs have been exhibited worldwide and he has had several retrospectives.

Speakers may be subject to change.
Virginia Bates
Virginia Bates, Vintage Stylist & English Actress

Vintage comes and goes, but Virginia Bates doesn't - her inspired quality is constant. Since the Seventies she has made the fashion world and its parties her home. In the early 70's, whilst out of work as an actress, Virginia rented an empty shop for two weeks. She filled it with her antique clothes found in markets and jumble sales whilst touring. The look took off and the shop stayed open for 45 years.

Virginia, situated in Holland Park, London, became a mecca for designers looking for inspiration. John Galliano would regularly have mint tea sitting in the garden and Donatella Versace, Ralph Lauren and Donna Karan were frequent visitors. Nicole Kidman, Sharon Stone, Barbra Streisand, Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss were also regulars. Apart from the clothes, the shop was beautifully decorated with antique pieces and the window dressing a delight and witty, winning the Evening Standard best window award. Virginia co-wrote the book Dressed to Kill, Jazz Age Fashion from Virginia's with her daughter Daisy and writes a regular blog for UK.

Speakers may be subject to change.
Jeremy Langmead
Jeremy Langmead - Brand & Content Director MR PORTER

Jeremy Langmead was one of the founding members of the award winning team when MR PORTER launched in 2011, redefining the men’s content and commerce landscape. He originally joined in 2010 as editor-in-chief and as spokesperson for the site.

Jeremy has been profiled in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and GQ and he has been guest speaker at the WWD Menswear CEO Summit in New York. Previously, Langmead was the editor of UK Esquire magazine for three and half years, re-establishing Esquire as Britain’s most upmarket men’s magazine. He has been editor-in-chief of Wallpaper magazine, life and style editor of the London Evening Standard, and editor of The Sunday Times Style magazine, which he launched as a glossy supplement in 1996. As well as writing a monthly men’s style column for Esquire magazine, Langmead is also the editor-in-chief of LUXX magazine, a quarterly publication published with The Times newspaper.

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
    16:00 Right now on board Queen Mary 2
  • 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.