Our partners.

From fashion to theater, art to literature, design to fine dining; our bespoke partnerships deliver unique experiences that expand horizons both on board and ashore.

Cheltenham Literature Festival.

The Times and The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival is one of the more renowned and oldest literary events in the world.

We are proud to partner with the Festival to present the Literature Festival at Sea with The Times and The Sunday Times on board Queen Mary 2 as well as supporting the annual Festival in Cheltenham, presenting a series of special Author Events.

English National Ballet.

Cunard and English National Ballet partnered to present the first ever Special Event Voyage ‘Dance the Atlantic’ in 2019, offering a unique Transatlantic Experience on board Queen Mary 2. This voyage went on to win the Best Live Entertainment and Event Sponsorship award 2020/21 at the UK Sponsorship Awards.

We are proud to extend our partnership shore side, supporting a number of critically acclaimed and much-anticipated productions from the award-winning company.

National Symphony Orchestra.

The UK’s National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) is admired for its ability to communicate, connecting with audiences with consistent commitment and passion.

We are proud to work in partnership with the NSO and maestro Anthony Inglis, bringing you the best of classical music during an exclusive Transatlantic Crossing on board Queen Mary 2.


Cunard and Pickering's have been partners since 2013, but a long-time family connection makes this union doubly special. To celebrate, the team at Summerhall Distillery have created a collection of unique gins just for Cunard, for guests to enjoy on board or order from home.

The Prince’s Trust.

We are proud to be Platinum Patrons of the UK’s leading youth charity, having started our journey in 2007 to support The Trust in their quest to help thousands of young people to change their lives for the better. So far, thanks to our guests, crew and friends we have raised over £2.4 million together.

The Royal Horticultural Society.

The Royal Horticultural Society is the UK’s leading gardening charity, dedicated to advancing horticulture and promoting good gardening. Each year the RHS presents a series of stunning flower and garden shows throughout the summer.

For the past ten years Cunard has supported some of their events, such as Hampton Court Palace Flower Show and their latest flower show in Chatsworth. We look forward to continuing our partnership in the years to come.

Royal Albert Hall.

The Royal Albert Hall is the world’s most famous stage having hosted world-class artists, from Adele to The Beatles, for 150 years.

We are excited to be working with such an iconic organization to create an unforgettable experience both on board and on land.

Society of London Theatre.

Established in 1908, the Society of London Theatre works with and on behalf of its members to champion theater and the performing arts, and presents the annual Olivier Awards celebrating the best of London Theatre.

We are delighted to partner to present the London Theatre at Sea voyage in association with the Olivier Awards on board Queen Mary 2, as well as supporting the Best Revival Award at the annual Olivier Awards Ceremony in London.

Champagne Laurent-Perrier.

Originally founded in 1812, the House of Laurent-Perrier has been defined by its pioneering role in innovating champagne throughout history. Internationally recognized as one of the foremost names in champagne, its success can be attributed to a policy of challenging conventional techniques whilst honoring traditional values, a respect for nature and a passion for quality and strong lasting relationships.

We are delighted to present Laurent-Perrier as our champagne partner across our fleet and to be hosts to the first-ever Champagne Laurent-Perrier Bar on board our flagship, Queen Mary 2.

Royal Shakespare Company.

Cunard's partnership with the RSC takes the power of Shakespeare on board our ships. On two series of special 2022 voyages, guests can enjoy exclusive theatrical scenes and classic performances on stage and on screen, as well as take part in workshops, Q&As, and take a journey through Shakespeare's Stratford-upon-Avon with a unique exhibition.

Be inspired.

Delve into Cunard's rich 180-year history and discover unique recipes, little-known facts and famous names previously welcomed on board.

Cunard celebrates 180 years.

Discover the extraordinary moments that define our past and continue to inspire our future.

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Famous faces on the high seas.

Historian Chris Frame offers a behind-the-scenes look at some of Cunard’s famous passengers in the first installment of our two-part series.

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Tea time.

Uncover the origins of Afternoon Tea—a celebrated occasion on the Cunard Queens—and learn how to make our delicious Cunard scones.

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