Westbound Transatlantic Crossing from Hamburg - 9 nights, Oct 2018

M839 leaving Hamburg for 9 nights from 16 October to 25 October 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.

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Taxes, fees and port expenses of $129.84 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

Joshua Levine
Joshua Levine - Barrister, Broadcaster & Best-selling Author

Joshua Levine is a qualified barrister, a broadcaster, and the author of seven best-selling popular history books. He has written radio plays for Radio 4, produced a documentary about Handel’s Water Music for BBC2, and he has appeared in Court 1 of the Old Bailey as well as on stage in London’s West End.

Joshua has written The Secret History of the Blitz for Simon and Schuster, an account of eight-and-a-half months in which relationships changed, boundaries were pushed, and British people’s lives became more intensely lived. The book was nominated for the 2016 PEN Hessell-Tiltman Prize.

He spent a year in Northern Ireland researching Beauty and Atrocity: People, Politics and Ireland’s Fight for Peace – a history of the Troubles through interviews with ex-members of the IRA, INLA, UVF and UDA as well as their victims, police, politicians and British soldiers. This book was shortlisted for the Writer’s Guild Non-Fiction Book of the Year award.

His history of the pilots and aircraft of the First World War - On a Wing and a Prayer – was adapted into a Channel 4 documentary called Fighting the Red Baron in which Joshua told the story of the war in the air. 

He is currently working as the Historical Advisor on Dunkirk, Christopher Nolan’s epic adventure movie set during the Dunkirk evacuation of May/June 1940. Inspired by Joshua’s oral history Forgotten Voices of Dunkirk, the film stars Mark Rylance, Kenneth Branagh, Tom Hardy and Cillian Murphy, and is due to be released in July 2017. 

He has recently written and presented two BBC Radio 4 documentaries. The Real Rachman: Lord of the Slums sought the truth about notorious slum landlord Peter Rachman, while The Little Stamp That Became the Most Valuable Thing in the World told the extraordinary story of the dirty little postage stamp that sold for $9.5 million at Sotheby’s New York.

His work has been described as “outstanding” in The Sunday Times, “fascinating and thoroughly entertaining” in the Observer, “first class” in the Daily Telegraph, while The Daily Express has written that “he has a natural gift for narrative description.”

Speakers may be subject to change.
Robert Neal Marshall
Robert Neal Marshall - Actor & Film Producer

Robert Neal Marshall is an Actor/Filmmaker/Writer who started in the West End of London as assistant to late producer Richard Armitage on several hit shows, including 'Me & My Girl', 'High Society', 'The Entertainer', and Rowan Atkinson’s one man show 'A New Revue'. While in London, Robert produced and directed the successful West End debut of 'Is There Life After High School?' at the Donmar Warehouse. Robert's new play '41N 50W' based on the 1912 Titanic Senate hearings showcased recently at the new St. James Theatre and is currently under development for larger production.

Robert worked for over a year as Casting Associate with Casting Director Pat Moran, C.S.A. (The Wire, Hairspray, Homicide: Life on the Street) and was a proud member of the team who won an Emmy® Award for casting Game Change with Julianne Moore and an Emmy Nomination for casting season one of VEEP, starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus, both for HBO. On stage, Robert co-adapted Diane Stanley’s award-winning book Rumpelstiltskin's Daughter as a children’s musical, presented to critical acclaim.

 A member of Screen Actors Guild/AFTRA and Actors’ Equity, Robert has appeared in leading roles on stage & screen, including FDNY Capt. Jay Jonas in the Emmy Nominated Countdown to Ground Zero for the History Channel, and as Captain Richard Phillips of the Maersk Alabama (prior to Tom Hanks) in Captain Philips: Somali Pirates Inside Story for The Discovery Channel, among others.

Robert collaborated with celebrated maritime historian and lecturer William H. Miller to produce the documentary Mr. Ocean Liner, which premiered on board Queen Mary 2. This film, and his other title Three Queens: An International Rendezvous, are available online and in the book shops on all three Cunard liners.


Speakers may be subject to change.
Squadron Leader John Peters
Squadron Leader John Peters - Gulf War British Royal Air Force Pilot

John Peters came to the world’s attention in January 1991 during the first Gulf War, when his bruised and battered face flashed onto television screens around the world. His disfigured image became a potent symbol of Saddam Hussein’s ruthless aggression.

John Peters' war experience was not all as he expected – it became a seven-week ordeal of torture and interrogation, testing him to the absolute limit and bringing him close to death. John's dramatic and sometimes harrowing experiences reach deep into our innermost minds, showing us how we can overcome even our worst fears and nightmares. His insights are powerful, passionate, emotive, and challenging but his innate sense of humour shines through.

Speakers may be subject to change.
Brian Hawley - Ocean Liner Historian
Brian Hawley - Ocean Liner Historian

Brian Hawley has researched the great liners of Cunard and White Star since the discovery of the wreck of the Titanic in 1985. Brian’s particular expertise lies in the engineering, technical, and financial side of steamships, especially Cunard’s liners from 1900 to 1969 as well as White Star’s Olympic and Titanic.

Brian has consulted on ocean-liner exhibits at the Titanic Museums in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, and Branson, Missouri, as well as at an exhibit at Biltmore House, the famous Vanderbilt mansion in Asheville, North Carolina. Brian has written two books—one about Cunard’s Caronia of 1949 and the other about White Star’s Olympic, nearly identical sister ship of the Titanic. With his intense interest in ocean-liner collectibles, Brian also founded Luxury Liner Row with the sole purpose of bringing high-quality ocean liner memorabilia to collectors.

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
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  • 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.