Thomas Carpenter

a transatlantic crossing

Thomas Carpenter
a transatlantic crossing

A transatlantic crossing on a luxury ocean liner might be a romantic, bucket-list vacation for some people. And yet, for others, it's the only way that they travel across the pond.

The Queen Mary 2 is a unique ship: today's only true ocean liner. Stronger, sleeker, smoother and swifter than a cruise ship. A link to a glorious past only Cunard can provide. Check out this video from Cunard, where they've interviewed actual passengers who've made this journey aboard the Queen Mary 2.

And it's really true--you'd be hard-pressed to be bored on this ship. Consider the possibilities:


Theatre. Settle into your plush seat within the magnificent Royal Court theatre and prepare to enjoy a performance from some of the finest talent on earth - or at sea - rivalling those of Broadway and the West End.

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Spa. Step into a relaxing sanctuary of calm in the ship's sensuous spa and succumb to indulgent treatments, signature massages and ultimate pampering. Heal your body, ease away stress, and arrive feeling at your very best.


Dancing. The Queens Room invites you to take to the largest dance floor at sea. Put the day's tango lessons to the test, waltz the night away at one of the glittering gala balls, or let your dance moves loose in the G32 nightclub.

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Wellness. Three laps around the deck of Queen Mary 2 is already one mile. Alternatively, you can choose from a wide range of wellness and fitness activities, from relaxing yoga and strengthening pilates to spinning classes, swimming and more.


Insight Speakers. Meet an astronaut. Or an author, or a scientist, or a fashion designer. Cunard Insights offers fascinating talks with prominent men and women who have pursued extraordinary careers, achieved remarkable feats, and changed the way we see the world.

Activities. Learn how to fence, or how to write a book. Try your hand at deck shuffleboard, or practice your golf swing. Go where the mood takes you. As you cross the Atlantic, you'll uncover more to do than there are hours in the day.


Shopping. The glamorous boutiques of New York's 5th Avenue and the designer delights of London's Mayfair are one week's glorious sailing away. So Cunard brings them to you, with on-board brands ranging from Aspinal to Waterford.


Casino. The glamorous boutiques of New York's 5th Avenue and the designer delights of London's Mayfair are one week's glorious sailing away. So we've brought them to you, with on board brands ranging from Aspinal to Waterford.

Wine Tasting. To satisfy even the keenest thirst for knowledge about the world of wine, Queen Mary 2's cellars are the most cavernous of any ship today. Join their sommeliers to learn about the special vintages they carry and even become a qualified taster.

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Afternoon Tea. Enjoy a moment of complete calm mid-Atlantic at precisely 3.30pm every sea day. Served by white-gloved waiters in the Queens Room, there are fresh scones, finger sandwiches and delicious cakes baked to perfection.

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Gala Nights. Nights spent aboard our ocean liner are magical, and the famous gala balls are a signature part of your experience. Glorious evenings become glamorous events, as you dance to a live orchestra in the Queens Room.


Art. Exclusive collectable works are available to browse, champagne in hand, or purchase from award-winning artists and rising stars. You can also learn how to create your own, with classes from established artists.

So, what do you think? Sound like a great way to get to and from Europe? We think so! Let us know when you're ready to book your passage. Cunard is a preferred cruise line with Huckleberry Travel, and we'll make sure you're well-cared for when you book with us.

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