You can set sail in British elegance with some of the greatest talents in gastronomy, art and entertainment in 2024, as luxury cruise line Cunard has announced its renowned Event Voyages.
Cunard's flagship Queen Mary 2 plays host to four of the seven newly-launched themed voyages. So you’ll have the opportunity to cross the Atlantic in style while immersing yourself in a delightful themed cruise, while a further three take place on board Queen Elizabeth as she navigates Australia and Japan in early 2024.
On an Event Voyage, you’ll meet and hear from world-renowned leaders in their fields, many with interactive workshops and a program of activities and performances to choose from throughout the day and evening.
All of those experiences occur against the luxurious backdrops of the famous Cunard Queens ships, with their signature style of British luxury cruising.
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2024 Cunard Event Voyages include:
Back by popular demand in June is 'London Theatre at Sea,' an 8-night Eastbound Transatlantic Crossing of musical theatre. The themed cruise is part of a partnership with the London-based Olivier Awards. This unique crossing features immersive acting workshops, fascinating behind the scenes talks and award-winning performances, curated by Julian Bird OBE.
In November 2024, another Cunard cruising fan favorite returns. The 'Literature Festival at Sea” allows book lovers to immerse themselves in seven days of inspiring literary events on this westbound Transatlantic Crossing. The events schedule is curated by The Times and The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival, another Cunard partner. Each 'Literature Festival at Sea' features more than 20 acclaimed authors, with past headliners including Ian Rankin, Victoria Hislop and Simon Armitage.
New for 2024 is a unique opportunity to celebrate history in the making, as Cunard's flagship Queen Mary 2 embarks on her 400th Transatlantic Crossing in August from New York to Southampton. If you’ve never made a transatlantic crossing, this is the time. It’s a journey that remains as iconic today as it was in 1840, when Cunard's history began.
2024 also marks the 15th anniversary of Cunard's National Symphony Orchestra voyages, brought to you by maestro Anthony Inglis. Guests will be able to rehearse with the choir by day and enjoy classical concerts in the Royal Court Theatre by night, on board this unique 9-night Eastbound Transatlantic crossing via Newport and Boston in October, 2024.
Cunard ship the Queen Elizabeth hosts the first-of-its-kind Sporting Greats & Wellness Voyage in January, 2024. If you’re a sports fan, you won’t want to miss the chance to sail with some of Australia's most iconic sporting superstars, including legendary cricketer Brett Lee and celebrated golfer Karrie Webb, as well as Amanda McLaren, owner of the famous British luxury car company.
The Great Australian Culinary Voyage is also on Queen Elizabeth in January, 2024. Guests voyage into the world of food and wine, including special guest and award-winning chef Karen Martini taking over The Steakhouse at The Verandah.
Cruise into the heyday of glamorous cruising in May, 2024 on the Big Band Ball. Dance and music lovers from all over gather to celebrate the magnificent Swing era, in between exploring the enticing ports of Japan on this 9-night circumnavigation. Special guests include internationally acclaimed vocalist, pianist and songwriter, Joe Stilgoe.
2024 Event Voyages schedule at a glance:
Queen Mary 2:
- London Theatre at Sea, Eastbound Transatlantic, 15-23 June 2024
- Queen Mary 2's 400th Transatlantic Crossing, Eastbound Transatlantic, 23-30 August 2024
- Anthony Inglis and the National Symphony Orchestra's 15th Anniversary, Eastbound Transatlantic, 4-13 October 2024
- Literature Festival at Sea, Westbound Transatlantic, 13-20 November 2024
- Great Australian Culinary Voyage, Southern Australia, 5-12 January 2024
- Sporting Greats & Wellness Voyage, Southern Australia, 13-30 February 2024
- Big Band Ball, Japan, 5-14 May 2024
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