Westbound Transatlantic Crossing - 7 nights, Nov 2018

M842 leaving Southampton for 7 nights from 4 November to 11 November 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.

Staterooms & Fares

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

Christine Roussel
Christine Roussel - Art Restorer, Historian & Author

Christine Roussel is an internationally acclaimed restorer, author, and art historian. She has been featured in numerous magazines, newspapers and television shows including The Today Show, and has lectured extensively at universities, museums and professional organizations. She is as entertaining as she is knowledgeable.

Christine holds a Masters Degree in Art and Education. For a decade she worked at the Metropolitan Museum of Art as Manager of the Reproductions Studio and, as Special Assistant to the Director, travelled the world working on blockbuster exhibits including Tutankhamun, Scythian Treasure, and Treasures of Ireland

Christine founded Roussel Studios, a sculpture conservation company that offers a full range of technical services to major collections. The studio has restored some of the world’s most celebrated monuments - including Henry Moore’s Reclining Figure at Lincoln Center, Wisconsin’s State Capitol dome figure Forward, AT&T’s iconic sculpture Golden Boy, and Rockefeller Center’s Atlas and Prometheus, as well as working on the restoration of the Statue of Liberty.

Christine assisted Vice-President Nelson Rockefeller with his extensive art collection, served on two international museum boards, and has consulted to four American presidents and one reigning monarch. Christine is the author of the definitive book The Art of Rockefeller Center and The Guide to the Art of Rockefeller Center. Her photographs can be found in dozens of publications.

Speakers may be subject to change. 
David Mallinder
David Mallinder - Music Historian

Music aficionado Dave Mallinder has spent a lifetime indulging his passion for modern music by researching the lives of some of America’s finest entertainers from the 1920s, 1930s, 1940s and 1950s, as well as more recent pop and rock musicians.

Dave possesses a vast, ever-growing library of over 40,000 recordings. He continues to work occasionally as a compère and music presenter/lecturer, a role he has enjoyed for over fifty years. Dave loves sharing his wide knowledge of all forms of modern music – in particular big band, jazz, blues and pop. Each of his suite of six lectures, entitled ‘The Great American Crooners’, covers the life and times of a different musical legend – Nat ‘King’ Cole, Bing Crosby, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Tony Bennett and Frank Sinatra.

Speakers may be subject to change.
Robert Thirsk
Dr Robert Thirsk - Astronaut

Dr. Robert Thirsk flew on two missions as a member of the Canadian Space Agency’s astronaut corps. He first flew aboard the space shuttle Columbia in 1996 as part of the Life and Microgravity Spacelab Mission. His second flight was a six-month expedition on the International Space Station, where Bob and his five crewmates performed multidisciplinary research, robotic operations and maintenance of Station systems and payloads.

Born and raised in western Canada, Bob received degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Calgary and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He also holds a Doctorate of Medicine from McGill University and a Master of Business Administration from the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Bob currently serves as the Chancellor of the University of Calgary, where he is a strong promoter of an economy based upon exploration and innovation. He encourages youth to build their dreams upon a foundation of advanced skills and lifelong learning.

Speakers may be subject to change. 
Theodore W. Scull
Theodore W. Scull - New York & Maritime Historian

Theodore W. Scull is an author, travel writer and lecturer specialising in railway and maritime subjects, and New York City. He has travelled to the 50 American states and the seven continents; sampled railway travel, including two derailments, in about 70 countries; and spent five years of his life aboard more than 200 ships of all types.

Over the last 30 years, he has written hundreds of articles for newspapers, magazines, guidebooks and websites and regularly lectures aboard the Queen Mary 2 and Queen Victoria about railway and maritime history, including the Port of New York.

Among his seven books are Ocean Liner Odyssey and Ocean Liner Twilight, both accounts of his sea travels, and Outdoor Escapes New York City, a guide to hikes accessed by public transit in the tristate region.

Speakers may be subject to change.
Hallie Rubenhold - Author & Historian
Hallie Rubenhold - Author & Historian

Hallie Rubenhold is an acclaimed author and historian, specialised in 18th and 19th century social history. She has written a number of books on the subject of women’s lives, including The Covent Garden Ladies and The Scandalous Lady W, which was made into a drama starring Natalie Dormer for BBC2 in 2015.

Additionally, Hallie acts as an historical consultant for period dramas, appears regularly on TV, and lectures widely.  She has also published two historical novels, Mistress of My Fate (2011) and The French Lesson (2016).

Speakers may be subject to change.
Crystal Beutler
Crystal Beutler

Crystal Beutler has a passion for history and discovered a love for genealogy after finding newspaper articles about her Civil War ancestors when she was a teenager. She spent several years as a certified corporate paralegal before deciding to combine her passion for genealogy with her research and evidence analysis skills.

 Prior to joining Ancestry ProGenealogists in 2015, she hosted family history retreats in Heber, Utah. Crystal specializes in U. S. Southern and Mid-Atlantic research, lineage society research, and works on episodes of the genealogy show Who Do You Think You Are? Crystal is a popular speaker at the local, state, and national levels.

Jennifer Utley
Jennifer Utley

Jennifer Utley is the Director of Research for Ancestry. She has worked for Ancestry since 1997, spending the first 12 years managing the editorial team which produced award-winning books and magazines about family history.

 In her current role, she oversees research for the PR team and the Ancestry research for the television shows, Who Do You Think You Are? and Long Lost Family. In researching her own family tree, she is currently working on tracing all the female descendants of her 4th great-grandmother on her maternal side. It’s a long story…

Simon Pearce
Simon Pearce

Born in Hampshire, Simon moved to London in 2012 and holds a degree in history and a Masters in Historical Research.

 With a background in museum work, Simon has a passion for military history and has worked on projects relating to the commemoration and identification of casualties from the First and Second World Wars. Researching his military ancestors from the First World War sparked this interest and he loves discovering the personal stories of men and women from the conflict across all the services. Through his work at AncestryProGenealogists Simon has helped many families discover and understand their ancestors’ military pasts and how their service impacted on their lives. 

Eva Goodwin
Eva Goodwin - Research Team Manager, Ancestry's unknown parentage group

Eva Goodwin is one of the founders of Ancestry’s unknown parentage team, specialising in solving genetic mysteries, including adoptions, and breaking down ancestral “brick walls.”

Eva's geographic research specialities include New York, Pennsylvania, California, and Canada’s Maritime Provinces. She grew up in Saratoga Springs, New York, and lived in Munich, Germany, for two years. She has lived in the San Francisco Bay area for more than a decade. She holds undergraduate degrees magna cum laude in philosophy and German from Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts. Since joining AncestryProGenealogists, Eva has also contributed to research for many episodes of the Who Do You Think You Are? TV series. She was the 2015 recipient of the Association of Professional Genealogists’ Young Professional Award for excellence in the field. She is a research team manager for the unknown parentage group at AncestryProGenealogists.

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
    20:03 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.