In partnership with Cheltenham Literature Festival.

Proud partners of the most renowned literary festival in the UK: bringing you the written word in all its wonderful variety.

About the partnership.

Cunard has been a partner of The Times & The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival since 2018, developing the first Literature Festival at Sea on board Queen Mary 2’s Transatlantic Crossing.

On land, Cunard is proud to be part of the world’s oldest literary festival, presenting a series of special Author Events, including names such as Sebastian Faulks, Victoria Hislop and Anthony Horowitz, to name a few.

Literature Festival at Sea 2022 - a journey like no other.

We are proud to announce the Literature Festival at sea 2022, taking place in December. Special guests include previous Cunard guest Ian Rankin and classicist Mary Beard, with more to be announced in the coming months.

Highlights of the Cheltenham Literature Festival 2020.

Be inspired.

The Cunard experience has been enjoyed by not just authors, but Hollywood stars, presidents and royalty for 180 years. Delve into more articles from our archives and discover unique Cunard recipes you can try yourself at home.

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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