Cunard Showcases

On selected voyages guest can experience rare theatrical treats with residencies and one-off performances from special guests from around the world. Sit back, drink in hand, and let us entertain you.


We are pleased to welcome performers for extended residencies in entertainment venues on board our Queens. Sailing for multiple voyages, you get more chances to experience their craft and be entertained as you sail, by day and by night.

Royal Shakespeare Company

RSC returns to Queen Mary 2 in 2024 with an enhanced programme of both theatre productions and workshops.

There will be an offering of two matinee or evening theatre performances per 7-night voyage - Boundless as the Sea and Miss Littlewood - as well as a host of extra workshops, an enriched selection of 'Shakespeare Tales' and talks, a behind-the-scenes insight into RSC's approach and preparation for a performance and readings of Shakespeare's sonnets, film screenings and more.

On selected voyages

Don't miss your chance to experience these special performances at sea. From singing groups to dance troupes, side-splitting comedies to murder mystery shows, which will you choose to embellish your holiday?

Discovering Antarctica

Hear the heroic tales of Shakleton, Crean and Scott from award-winning performer Aidan Dooley in Queen Elizabeth's Royal Court Theatre as you sail on an Alaskan adventure in July 2024.

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Victorine & Philomena

Guests on this Transatlantic Crossing will be treated to not one, but two unique performances: Victorine: the Artist's Model set in 1860s Paris, and The Poetical Life of Philomena McGuinness, following a nurse with poetic dreams in 1939, both performed in the Royal Court Theatre.

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Appraisal & Watson

Cunard offer another Showcase double helping. This time, experience the award-winning Appraisal and Watson: The Final Problem in the Royal Court Theatre as Queen Mary 2 takes you across the Atlantic Ocean to Southampton.

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Event Voyages, by Cunard

For a voyage completely dedicated to a theme - whether it's dancing, theatre, food, literature, or sports - explore our Event Voyages. Resurrect a dormant passion, or discover a new one on board, with workshops, special guests, and performances throughout your cruise.