Cunard Unveils Exciting Event Voyages for 2024

Cunard Line announced that their flagship, Queen Mary 2, will host four out of seven themed voyages across the Atlantic in 2024, while three others will traverse Australia and Japan waters with Queen Elizabeth as their vehicle.

Matt Gleaves, Vice President Commercial for Cunard North America noted: “Cunard Event Voyages provide more than simply entertainment – they allow guests to immerse themselves into themes or occasions by meeting world-renowned leaders in various fields, engaging in interactive workshops offered throughout the day or night and enjoying signature touches unique to Cunard.”

Returning by popular demand, “London Theatre at Sea” offers an eight-night Eastbound Transatlantic Crossing featuring musical theatre performances with Olivier Awards in partnership. This voyage provides immersive acting workshops, behind-the-scenes presentations and award-winning performances selected by Julian Bird OBE himself.

The “Literature Festival at Sea” returns November 2024 for seven days of literary events on an westbound Transatlantic Crossing. Organized with The Times & Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival’s programming team, over 20 acclaimed authors such as Ian Rankin, Victoria Hislop and Simon Armitage will participate.

August 2024 marks a historic landmark, when Queen Mary 2 completes its 400th Transatlantic Crossing from New York to Southampton.

Cunard will honor their 15th Anniversary of National Symphony Orchestra with a nine-night Eastbound Transatlantic cruise between Newport and Boston featuring maestro Anthony Ingles between October 2024 – 2025, offering guests the chance to rehearse with choir rehearsals as well as enjoy classic concerts at Royal Court Theatre.

Queen Elizabeth will host its inaugural Sporting Greats & Wellness Voyage in January 2024, giving sports fans an unforgettable sailing experience alongside some of Australia’s greatest sporting icons like legendary cricketer Brett Lee, Karrie Webb, Amanda McLaren (owner of British luxury car manufacturer) and many others.

Queen Elizabeth will host The Great Australian Culinary Voyage this January, promising guests an immersive food and wine experience, including special guest and award-winning chef Karen Martini who will take over The Steakhouse at The Verandah.

An exciting Big Band Ball voyage will welcome dance and music enthusiasts from around the globe in May to celebrate Japan’s legendary Swing era while touring enthralling ports for nine nights around this fascinating nation. Special guests onboard include internationally acclaimed vocalist, pianist and songwriter Joe Stilgoe – as he joins international guests such as Chris Botti from Chicago who will perform.

2024 Event Voyages Schedule Includes:

Queen Mary 2 will host London Theatre at Sea (M417) from 15-23 June 2024 as an Eastbound Transatlantic Crossing. On August 23-30th of that same year it celebrated 400th Transatlantic Crossing (M426) for 23-30 August crossing, followed by Anthony Inglis’ 15th Anniversary Concert of National Symphony Orchestra’s 15th Anniverary Concert on Board (M432A), returning 4-13 October.
Queen Elizabeth: To host The Literature Festival at Sea (M436) for Westbound Transatlantic sailings between 13-20 November 2024 on Westbound Transatlantic itineraries 13-20 November 2024; She also plans on embarking upon The Great Australian Culinary Voyage (Q402) from Southern Australia from 5-12 January to 13-30 February 2024 (the timeframe may change slightly according to itinerary details).
Big Band Ball (Q416) in Japan from 5-14 May 2024.






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