In partnership with
English National Ballet

Bringing world-class ballet to the widest possible audience.

Established in 1950 as Festival Ballet before rebranding as English National Ballet (ENB) in 1989, ENB brings world-class ballet to the widest possible audience, delighting them with the traditional and inspiring them with the new. Under the leadership of Artistic Director, Aaron S. Watkin, the Company stands for artistic excellence and creativity.

Our partnership

Cunard and ENB have been in partnership since 2019, presenting together the special Dance the Atlantic Event Voyage which returns to Queen Mary 2 in August 2025.

On land, we are proud to have been Production Sponsors of a number of ENB’S critically acclaimed productions including She Persisted, Akram Khan’s Creature and Johan Inger's fresh take on the classic tale of seduction and obsession, Carmen brought to the UK for the first time in March 2024.

Dance the Atlantic

8 - 15 August 2025, New York to Southampton, Queen Mary 2

Returning to Queen Mary 2 in August 2025, this special Transatlantic Crossing offers an up-close and personal perspective of the elegant magic English National Ballet create on stage – and the effort that goes into it.

Enjoy spectacular performances from ENB dancers in the Royal Court Theatre with extracts from enthralling classics and contemporary works, demonstrating the breadth of the company’s repertoire, and enjoy behind the scenes access to ENB’s morning ballet class, rehearsals and dance workshops on board this special voyage.


We are delighted to support Johan Inger's and English National Ballet’s production of Carmen, premiering at Sadler’s Wells theatre in London on 27 March 2024.

With its fiery drama and iconic music, Carmen never ceases to thrill and in this reimagined version, choreographer Johan Inger takes audiences deep into the passions and dark undercurrents of the original story – imbuing the enduring tale with new resonance.