If you keep up with the Cunard news on our blog, you may remember that last year, we told you about the line’s first ever culinary voyage, the 23 June – 5 July Culinary Discovery sailing which will feature, among other guests, celebrated TV wine connoisseur Jilly Goolden.
This is just the first in Cunard’s series of Special Event Cruises scheduled for 2016 and with the best from the worlds of music and fashion included too, the cruises certainly live up to their name.
Next on the bill is the 1-9 August Blue Note Jazz at Sea voyage on Queen Mary 2, which will be headlined by none other than the legendary Herbie Hancock and featuring a number of the world’s most respected jazz musicians. Queen Mary 2 sets sail again on 25 October-1 November, this time with Grammy Award-winning vocalist Gregory Porter at the helm.
It’s time to strut the Cunard catwalk 1-8 September, when Queen Mary 2 hosts the Transatlantic Fashion Week, to coincide with the world-famous New York fashion week. The cruise will see some of the fashion industry’s most respected names share their insights, including Dame Zandra Rhodes CBE and Colin McDowell MBE.
Set sail on Queen Mary 2 on 20-27 September and you’ll be able to share a transatlantic crossing with none other than former Ultravox frontman and Live Aid founder Midge Ure, who will be performing an unplugged show during the cruise and also delivering an insightful talk entitled Building Emotions, My Life in Music.
Alternatively, you could see in the winter and celebrate Sir Samuel Cunard’s birthday in style by attending one of the Big Band Balls, on which a 13-piece big band orchestra will provide a classic cruising musical backdrop on each ship in the Cunard fleet. The first sets sail on 15 November, namely the Caribbean Highlights cruise, while the second takes place shortly after on the 19-22 November Short Break to Bruges. The final Special Event Cruise of the year is a Westbound Transatlantic Crossing, setting sail on 19 November.
If any of these cruises, or indeed the classy appeal of a Cunard voyage takes your fancy, you’ll be pleased to know we have a fantastic selection of Cunard cruise deals available.