Queen Mary 2 Wine Programme

From port to Port.
A special collection of 46 vintage ports will feature in Queen Mary 2’s stylish new venue, the Carinthia Lounge.

Wine Academy

  • Masterclasses.

    Leading winemakers from around the world join guests on Queen Mary 2's World Voyage to lead fascinating lectures and outline the exciting wine-themed events. Joining our expert sommeliers, they will also host intimate fine wine dinners. (cover charge applies).

  • Lunch and learn.

    This is designed to allow you to study in style in The Verandah Restaurant. Our expert sommeliers will guide you through the chosen topic as you tuck into a delicious three-course lunch, created in-house by our Executive Chef and his team.

  • Tutored Wine Tasting.

    At our Tutored Tastings, the Chief sommelier and his team will guide you through a range of wines while educating you on the chosen topic. From regional tastings to producer workshops, these are unmissable chances to broaden your wine knowledge.

  • Fine Wine Seminar.

    At QM2's Fine Wine Tastings in The Tasting Room, one of our subject matter experts will guide you through an all-star cast of world class wineries. We have state-of-the-art visual equipment and Riedel glassware to provide the perfect Wine Academy ambience, and canapés will be served with each wine.

Level 1 Award in wines.

 

Learn more about wine and gain an industry recognised qualification. The WSET Level 1 Award in wines is an introductory course suited for those with a basic knowledge, as well as total beginners who wish to be introduced in a structured way to wine styles, storing and serving of wine and food and wine matching. The aim of the course is to give you the basic knowledge of the different styles and types of wines. It’s all in a fun and relaxed atmosphere with plenty of opportunities to ask questions. There are no pre-requisites to take this course.

 

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Course overview

  • 3 day course or a total of 6.5 hours inclusive of revision day and multiple choice examination (4 day course on some itineraries)
  • The length of each module is approximately 120 minutes depending on questions
  • The course includes all study material, examination fees, certificates, champagne reception and a four course lunch with matching wines in The Verandah Restaurant on the last day of the course
  • During the course you will have the opportunity to taste a minimum of 10 wines
  • You will also be provided with a WSET study guide for you to make notes on and take home
  • Examination is on the last day with 30 multiple choice questions to be answered in 45 minutes. A mark of 70% is required to pass
  • Certification - all guests who pass will be issued with a certificate suitable for framing and a lapel pin
  • An additional charge of $325 applies for this course.

Level 2 Award in wines and spirits.

 

Available during World Voyage and selected itineraries only, this is a beginner to intermediate level qualification exploring wines and spirits for those wine enthusiasts seeking a core understanding of wine. This qualification explores the major grape varieties and important wine regions in which they are grown. You’ll learn about the styles of wines produced from these grapes as well as key qualifications and labelling terminology. A basic overview of the key categories of spirits and liqueurs will also be provided.

 

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Course overview

  • 10 day course or a total of 25 hours inclusive of revision day and multiple choice examination (12 day course on some itineraries)
  • The length of each module is approximately 120 minutes depending on questions
  • The course includes all of the study material provided, examination fees, certificates, champagne reception and a four course lunch with matching wines in The Verandah Restaurant on the last day of the course
  • During the course you will have the opportunity to taste up to 45 wines and 4 spirits
  • You will also be provided with a WSET study guide for you to make notes on and take home
  • Examination is on the last day with 50 multiple choice questions to be answered in 60 minutes. A mark of 55% is required to pass
  • Certification - all guests who pass will be issued with a certificate suitable for framing and a lapel pin
  • An additional charge of $625 applies for this course.

Book your place on our next course.

 

To book your place on our next course and the accompanying itinerary, please call our Contact Centre on 1-800-728 6273.

Courses can also be purchased while on board during your voyage. Please speak to your restaurant Sommelier. Places are limited so early reservations are strongly recommended. To book the corresponding voyage, please speak to your Voyage Sales Specialists. Payment for your course will be added to your on board account.

Other activity types.

    • Insight and enrichment.

      World renowned speakers offer informative talks as part of our Insights programme, meanwhile RADA graduates will teach you the art of the stage in informative workshops.
    • Shopping and galleries.

      Our shops offer stunning jewellery, fashion and the latest fragrances, not to mention Cunard gifts. Additionally the gallery on board presents some of the world’s best artists’ works for viewing and sale.
    • Sports and fitness.

      Whether watching or partaking, Queen Mary 2 offers something for every sports enthusiast. From the modern gym, sports courts, swimming pools or live sport on television, there is plenty to keep you entertained.
    • Spa, relaxation and leisure.

      There’s so much to do on board. From Afternoon Tea to the largest library at sea. Or spend your time relaxing in the large spa, complete with treatment rooms, saunas and pool.
    • Children in Play Zone

      Children’s activities.

      Our young passengers are well catered for with activities through the day and into the evening, all age appropriate and fully staffed.
    • Music and theatre.

      Find a wide range of musical styles, as live musicians play throughout the day and late into the evening. Each evening, join our hugely talented cast of singers, dancers and performers in the stunning theatre.
    • Dancing.

      The Queens Room has the largest dance floor on any ship at sea. Try out your dance moves in one of the glamorous balls, or for something more contemporary head to the G32 nightclub or on deck for a lively sailaway party.
    • Pub entertainment.

      The Golden Lion is a faithful recreation of an English pub, complete with live sports, pub games and quizzes. It also boasts an authentic pub lunch menu including tempting fish and chips and traditional Ploughman’s, or enjoy The Lion's Share, a hearty Afternoon Tea selection accompanied by a flight of beers.

Featured cruises.

A selection of cruises on Queen Mary 2.

Westbound Transatlantic Crossing

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Westbound Transatlantic Crossing

Tue 19 Nov to 26 Nov 2019

7 nights from $1,229 per person

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Southampton To Singapore

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Southampton To Singapore

Fri 10 Jan to 13 Feb 2020

34 nights from $5,559 per person

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Northern Atlantic Westbound Crossing and Iceland

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Northern Atlantic Westbound Crossing and Iceland

Sun 14 Jul to 28 Jul 2019

14 nights from $2,459 per person

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