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Phil Hopkins
Arts & Travel Editor
9:00 AM 19th February 2020

Cunard Event Voyages - 2020

Queen Mary 2 at sea
Queen Mary 2 at sea
Luxury cruise line Cunard continues its series of special Event Voyages in 2020 by introducing music, theatre and space.

The event schedule on board is specially curated to create cinematic experiences and features exclusive speakers, activities and workshops. The itineraries allow guests to pursue creative passions, casual interests and overall curiosities during seven uninterrupted days at sea on flagship ocean liner Queen Mary 2.

Queen Mary 2’s 2020 schedule includes the following:

London Theatre at Sea in association with the Olivier Awards, May 13-20, 2020
In partnership with the Olivier Awards, the Society of London Theatre’s annual awards, this seven-night Crossing showcases award-winning talent in conversation about their careers and talks on how productions are put together. Guests will have the chance to be involved in dance classes, choirs and design workshops as well as see “The Oliviers in Concert” in the Royal Court Theatre. Singer Ruthie Henshall and James Bond lyricist Don Black will be performing.

The Transatlantic Fashion Week, May 24-31, 2020

Festival of Food & Wine, June 7-14, 2020
Michelin-starred chef Michel Roux Jr. will headline Cunard’s first ever Festival of Food & Wine festival. He will take Le Gavroche to sea by indulging guests with a series of hosted dinners, cooking demonstrations and a Q&As. The Transatlantic Crossing will bring together additional experts from the culinary industry, including award-winning wine writer Will Lyons, food editor Lisa Markwell and celebrated wine critic Steven Spurrier. For guests particularly interested in the world of wine, there’s a chance to join the Cunard Wine Academy while onboard to gain the Wine & Spirit Education Trust Level 1 Award.

Journey of Genealogy with Ancestry, August 14-21, 2020


The Greatest Generations Foundation Voyage, August 21-28, 2020
Cunard will pay tribute to the heroes of World War II during this voyage by commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the end of the war. In partnership with The Greatest Generations Foundation, this seven-night voyage will offer guests the opportunity to attend daily events with several WWII combat veterans.

Big Band Ball
Inspired by the iconic big bands of the ‘30s and ‘40s, Cunard’s Big Band Ball combines hugely talented musicians from venues across the ship with special guest musicians from the UK Big Band scene, to create a swinging 17-piece orchestra, accompanied by vocalists performing Big Band classics in the Queens Room for one very special evening. Note: This event voyage is available on Queen Elizabeth’s seven-night sailing in Asia, March 24-31, 2020 (Q010); and on Queen Victoria’s short break to Amsterdam and Bruges, August 19-23, 2020

Anthony Inglis and The National Symphony Orchestra, September 4-11, 2020

World Space Week, October 2-9, 2020

Transatlantic Music Week, October 23-30, 2020

Cunard’s first-ever Transatlantic Music Week will be filled with music from rock to jazz and gospel to opera. Performers include Grammy award-winner Midge Ure, gospel sensation Kingdom Choir, singers from the English National Opera, Broadway stars Faith Prince and Seth

Literature Festival at Sea, December 1-8, 2020