You may choose a cruise for its itinerary as it will take you to ports you’ve never explored, or it returns to a port you loved on a previous cruise. Maybe it has a few extra days as sea to ensure you can take advantage of the cruise ships offerings. But did you know that many cruise lines offer educational or themed cruises?
Cunard Line has once again created specialty cruises that have been tailor-made to bring popular themes to life and further enhance your Cunard experience. These unique cruises can include expert speakers, insightful activities and exclusive events on board plus an array of related bespoke shore excursions in selected ports of call.
Here are some of the event cruises Cunard has designed for 2018 & 2019.
A PHOTOGRAPHIC JOURNEY TO THE LAND OF THE MIDNIGHT SUN
Queen Elizabeth sails to the Land of the Midnight Sun for dramatic scenery unmatched. This 12-night Norway cruise highlights the natural wonders of the fjords and awe-inspiring scenery featuring late sailaways from Bodo and Narvik. These sailaways showcase the natural phenomenon when the sun typically remains visible at midnight during the local summer months. This special voyage will include a photography workshop, led by an array of photographic experts including Paul Ward, Ross Hoddinott and Lord Malcolm MacGregor.
12 night The Fjords | Voyage Q820
Roundtrip London – Queen Elizabeth – Jul 01, 2018
THE GREATEST GENERATIONS FOUNDATION
Cunard partners again with The Greatest Generations Foundation, paying tribute to distinguished World War II combat veterans with a unique onboard enrichment program. Get a personal glimpse into veterans’ wartime experiences as you cross the Atlantic. You will have the opportunity to attend lectures, Q&As and interact with several World War II veterans, hearing first-hand about their experiences during America’s involvement in the war.
7 night Eastbound Transatlantic Crossing | Voyage M827
New York to London – Queen Mary 2 – Jul 20, 2018 –
TRANSATLANTIC FASHION WEEK
Renowned for glamour, dressing up and unforgettable special occasions, Cunard is once again offering Queen Mary 2’s annual Transatlantic Fashion Week in 2018 and 2019. Experience a glamorous array of catwalk shows, fashion presentations, photography exhibitions, styling and fashion workshops, new leading retail brands and much more.
7 night Westbound Transatlantic Crossing | Voyage M833
London to New York – Queen Mary 2 – Sep 2, 2018
7 night Eastbound Transatlantic Crossing | Voyage M922
New York to London – Queen Mary 2 – Jul 28, 2019
BIG BAND BALL
Each of the three Queens will look forward to playing host to their own Big Band Balls for dance and music lovers around the world to enjoy. Cunard’s biggest orchestras of the year will delight guests in the magnificent Queens Room ballroom with music from Glenn Miller, Count Basie and Duke Ellington.
4 night Netherlands Escapes | Voyage Q824
Roundtrip London – Queen Elizabeth – Aug 24, 2018
4 night Amsterdam Short Break | Voyage Q927
Roundtrip London – Queen Elizabeth – Oct 4, 2019
A JOURNEY OF GENEALOGY IN ASSOCIATION WITH ANCESTRY
Cunard presents its first ever cruise dedicated to tracing family trees, in association with Ancestry®, the premiere family history resource that opens the door to discover, preserve and share meaningful family stories. With the Transatlantic Crossing comes a wealth of history linking to the new world and personal stories of emigration, the ideal setting for a dedicated family history cruise.
7 night Westbound Transatlantic Crossing | Voyage M842
London to New York – Queen Mary 2 – Nov 4, 2018
VOYAGE DU VIN
Celebrate Cunard Lines extensive list of more than 400 wines from 23 different countries around the world on a Voyage du Vin cruise. Throughout the journey, you will enjoy wine pairings, talks and dinners hosted by wine experts and producers before heading to the shores of Spain, France and Italy to visit these world-renowned wine regions.
14 night Mediterranean Highlights | Voyage V922
Roundtrip London – Queen Victoria – Sep 6, 2019
NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
A regular favorite, the National Symphony Orchestra joins Queen Mary 2 once again for the last night of the Cunard Proms. Anthony Inglis will return as conductor during this special Crossing. Attend an open rehearsal as the group prepares for their two main performances and join in on a Q&A session with Inglis himself. You will also have the chance to audition for the choir to perform with the NSO, under the guidance of Mr. Inglis.
7 night Eastbound Transatlantic Crossing | M929A
New York to London – Queen Mary 2 – Sep 15, 2019
Cunard brings World Space Week to life with an exciting space-themed Transatlantic Crossing. Experience new space shows in Illuminations,® the only planetarium at sea, discuss space and its exploration with acclaimed experts and stargaze while you sail on the open Atlantic.
8 night Westbound Transatlantic Crossing | V930F
London to New York – Queen Mary 2 – Sep 26, 2019
Which special event voyage would you choose?