2019 Special Events


Book 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. Below is a sample of some of the event cruises we are offering.


 Fourth of July

Celebrate the Fourth of July aboard our flagship Queen Mary 2 or elegant Queen Elizabeth with an extended Independence Day sailing. Choose an East Coast roundtrip voyage to embark from New York and visit the scenic ports of Halifax, Boston and Newport, Rhode Island. Or select a West Coast cruise, beginning in Vancouver and traveling along the coast to San Francisco and Los Angeles.


 Fashion Week

We are excited to regularly host Transatlantic Fashion Week aboard our Flagship liner. Join us for a week of catwalk shows, dinners and fashion-focused discussions with leading industry professionals. We will welcome Stephen Jones, one of the world’s most radical designers and American model and author, Pat Cleveland, along with fashion experts Colin McDowell MBE and Gail Sackloff OBE. Spend a week immersed in the fashion industry before ending the journey in London.


 Voyage du Vin

Celebrate our 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.


 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.


Space Week

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.


Big Band Ball

This hugely popular short cruise will transport you through time and space to the Jazz Age. Inspired by the iconic big bands of the 1920s, musicians from venues across the ship will come together to create a 13-piece swinging orchestra accompanied by vocalists to perform Big Band classics during one special evening.