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A Look at Cunard’s Special Event Transatlantic Voyages

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Exuding elegance and class with the convenience of modern technology, a cruise onboard Cunard Cruise Line's Queen Mary 2 ship is an experience you are bound to remember for the rest of your life. It is a British ship that presents an assortment of regal amenities that will make you feel as though you are spending time in one of the finest palaces of Europe.

Adorned in natural wood furnishings, rich colored fabrics, and carefully curated art and decorations, Queen Mary 2 is a force to be reckoned with. This massive cruise ship has the capacity to hold just under 2,600 guests and provides service to some of the most beloved destinations of the world

Cunard Transatlantic, Special Event Cruises

Queen Mary 2 offers more than just another ordinary cruise package, the staff go above and beyond to bring you the best entertainment possible and offer themed cruises that appeal to travelers of any age. Join in the fun and reserve your spot on one of the Cunard Special Event Cruises and experience a transatlantic cruise voyage like never before.

All Aboard Queen Mary 2 for a Transatlantic Vacation of Your Dreams

Queen Mary 2 is a massive cruise ship that has itineraries that will take you to far off places like Asia, Hawaii, Africa, and Europe. This ship is your gateway to the world’s most amazing destinations.

She was refurbished in 2006 and offers an assortment of staterooms to suit any budget. When making your cruise reservation you will have the choice between booking a standard interior room, an ocean view room, a room with a private balcony, or a first-class suite.

Queen Mary 2 offers travelers an all-encompassing vacation experience and it is loaded with high-class amenities to keep you entertained.

Onboard the cruise ship, you will find gourmet restaurants such as Todd English, a fine dining Mediterranean restaurant that features artisan food created by world-renowned chef Todd English himself; King's Court, a dynamic restaurant that serves up a traditional American breakfast and then changes focus and doles out Asian and Italian food by night; Winter Garden, a top-notch British eatery where guests can sip on fresh tea and nibble on an assortment of pastries.

For those who want to keep their health and fitness goals intact while on vacation, Queen Mary 2 offers heated outdoor swimming pools, a full-service gym that is equipped with top-of-the-line fitness gear, and a long list of exercise classes. Unlike other cruise ships out there, Queen Mary 2 also offers fitness classes for the mind.

You can join in on a debate or discuss issues going on in the world by participating in the Oxford Discovery Program, learn about current fashion trends and other hot topics by joining the Cunard ConneXions Program, or meet the authors of some of your favorite books in the Reading at Sea club meetings.

Comparable to the finest health and fitness resort offerings on the mainland, SpaClub is Queen Mary 2's premier palace of pampering. This world-class day spa facility is about 20,000 square feet in size and provides a whole menu of services that will leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.

By night, Queen Mary 2 pulls out all the stops for guests with Broadway worthy entertainment shows that will leave you at the edge of your seats! If you are interested in dressing up in your finest gown and sipping on cocktails like a true Monarch, head over to the Queen's Room for a night of royal elegance. For those who prefer an evening where they can let their hair down and dance the night away, G32 is the on-board nightclub for you.

 

Choose Your Adventure by Booking a Special Events Cruise in 2020

Not only will you get to dine on classy gourmet food, watch live performance acts in an elegant and classy theater, and pamper yourself in a renowned day spa, but you can also indulge even more by booking one of the Special Event Cruises offered by Cunard for the 2020 sailing season. Here is a look at the Special Event Cruises offered this sailing season:

Transatlantic Fashion Week 2020

Available on the May 24, 2020 sailing of Queen Mary 2, Transatlantic Fashion Week is an event you do not want to miss out on if you have a profound love of all things fashion related. You will get to dress up and head over to the theater to watch a real catwalk-walk style runway show in action!

Special guest designers who will be in attendance include Gail Sackloff and Badgley Mischka who have designed clothes for and dressed some of the hottest names in Hollywood.

At the event, these designers will host talks with the audience in which you will learn about the inspiration for the clothes you will see modeled as well as how the design and build of each clothing piece happens. Be prepared to be wined and dined at this extraordinary event!

London Theater at Sea with the Olivier Awards

Experience true theatrical talent aboard the Queen Mary 2 when you sail the London Theater at Sea with the Olivier Awards Special Event Cruise. You will be cordially invited to step into the showroom and watch a live London Theater production.

The ambient setting of the room makes the event even more spectacular! This theater performance is set to happen on the May 13th-20th transatlantic sailing.

Not only will you be treated to live orchestra music, but you will also get the opportunity to dance and take part in special lectures and workshops hosted by the directors and production team.

Festival of Food and Wine 2020

Calling all self-proclaimed foodies and wine connoisseurs out there! The Festival of Food and Wine 2020 will be proudly presented on the June 7th-14th transatlantic cruise sailing. At this event, you can tantalize your taste buds and enjoy gourmet cheese, wine, entrees.

Special guest chefs will be on board to talk about all things food and host cooking demonstrations for you to observe. Throughout the sailing, food writers, critics, and specialty chefs will be on hand hosting guest lectures, workshops, wine and cheese pairing classes, and more.

Journey of Genealogy

In celebration of the 400th year anniversary of the iconic Mayflower voyage to America, you are invited to set sail with the crew and guest hosts of Queen Mary 2 for the Journey of Genealogy Special Event Cruise scheduled for August 14th.

Ancestry will be cohosting this cruise and expert genealogists will be onboard to help you discover your roots and learn more about your family history. Throughout the voyage, you can participate in lectures and discussions led by Ancestry historians who will talk about the pilgrims’ voyage to America and what life was like aboard the ship and the mainland of America during the 1600s.

World Space Week 2020

A Cunard Special Event Cruise that is truly out of this world, reserve your spot on the World Space Week sailing that is set for October 2nd. Take your seat in the enormous Planetarium, which is the largest at sea, to take part in an epic show that will take you into the vast expanses of outer space.

Planets, stars, and galaxies far, far away come alive and will seemingly be right at your fingertips, thanks to the remarkable digital screen and sound technology used in the theater.

During the World Space Week festivities, astronauts, astronomers, physicists, and others in the science field will share their expertise and provide you with valuable information about the past, present, and future of space exploration.

Why Should I Book a Special Event Cruise Instead of a Regular Cruise Voyage?

Cunard Cruise Line offers an amazing lineup of luxury cruises throughout the year, but the Special Event Cruises make the whole trip just a little more special. These cruises target your interests, so you get even more value for your vacation dollars.

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Not only will you get to see some of the most spectacular ports in Europe, but you will also get to participate in exclusive activities that are reserved only for these special sailings.

Instead of traveling around the globe to attend guest lectures, meet professionals in the industry, and purchase tickets to see the events at their home venue, Cunard brings the magic to you on the Queen Mary 2.

Onboard the Queen May 2, you receive the royal treatment and can indulge in style and luxury only the British can provide. Explore the transatlantic in style and participate in activities and events you will remember forever.

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