Special Event Cruises


Book your clients on one of our specially created event cruises which have been tailor-made to bring popular themes to life and further enhance your Cunard experience. These unique event cruises include expert speakers, insightful activities and exclusive events on board plus an array of related bespoke shore excursions in selected ports of call. Here is a sample of some of the event cruises we are offering 

Journey of Genealogy in association with Ancestry®

Queen Mary 2 – August 14, 2020 – M025


A Journey of Genealogy aboard Queen Mary 2® returns in 2020, and this special Crossing will mark the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower voyage — one of the most influential journeys in global history and a defining moment in the shared history of Britain, the US and the Netherlands.


Transatlantic Music Week

Queen Mary 2 – October 23, 2020 – M035A


Queen Mary 2’s first Transatlantic Music Week debuts in October 2020. Our outstanding onboard musicians will be joined by special guests for wide-ranging performances in venues throughout the ship, while Q&A sessions and workshops will give a unique insight into the world of music across a breadth of genres.

World Space Week

Queen Mary 2 - October 2, 2020 - M032

Cunard's World Space Week voyage focuses on Women in Space and the role they’ve played in space travel. Acclaimed speakers from the fields of astronomy, astrophysics, aerospace and astronautics will be sailing with us, presenting and discussing all aspects of space and its exploration. Boasting the world’s largest Planetarium at Sea, Queen Mary 2 is the perfect venue to stargaze—far away from light and air pollution.


Literature Festival At Sea

Queen Mary 2 - December 1, 2020 - M039


With a seven-day program of literary events, talks and workshops, the Literature Festival at Sea will celebrate the written word in all its wonderful variety. Returning for its second year aboard Queen Mary 2, we will be joined on board by some of the world’s best novelists, historians, poets and critics. Plus, we will review the biggest news stories of the year with columnists from The Times and analyze the truth behind the headlines, as well as workshops and masterclasses for budding writers.

Journey of Genealogy in association with Ancestry®

Queen Mary 2 – June 16, 2021 – M118


Join experts from Ancestry, the largest online family history resource in the world, on a Transatlantic voyage with Queen Mary 2 as your guide. A Transatlantic Crossing provides the perfect setting to learn more about personal stories of emigration and how the route impacted the course of history. Experts are also on hand to help trace your family’s journey, revealing how your DNA connects you to the world.


Literature Festival at Sea

Queen Mary 2 – November 14, 2021 – M139D


Curated by the programming team of The Times and The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival, this Transatlantic Crossing celebrates the written word in all its variety with workshops, discussions and Q&As. Hear from best-loved authors, historians, poets and critics as well as journalists from The Times and The Sunday Times and even meet favorite authors at intimate book signings.


London Theatre at Sea

Queen Mary 2 – May 14, 2021 – M113


This unique crossing aboard Queen Mary 2 showcases Olivier Award talent both on and off stage. Enjoy an exclusive look behind the scenes with dance classes, design workshops, a West End singalong and a chance to be involved in the West End choir.


National Symphony Orchestra

Queen Mary 2 – September 12, 2021 – M130


The UK’s National Symphony Orchestra is a cherished event on Queen Mary 2, returning once again on a special Transatlantic Crossing. Conductor Anthony Inglis will be warmly welcomed back on board and guests will be treated to two spectacular performances in the Royal Court Theatre, one American-themed number and one showcasing the Best of British.


Norway and Northern Lights

Queen Victoria – October 20, 2021 – V125


Capture the beauty of the northern lights on a voyage with Queen Victoria through Norway’s breathtaking fjords. Venture to the Arctic Circle and encounter rare wildlife, charming villages and natural wonders and have the chance at spotting the spectacular Aurora Borealis.