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Herbie Hancock to play Queen Mary 2 transatlantic crossing

Herbie Hancock to play Queen Mary 2 transatlantic crossing

Hailed as one of the greatest jazz musicians in modern history, Herbie Hancock will headline the latest in a series of Cunard Blue Note jazz at sea-themed transatlantic crossings on board Queen Mary 2 next year. The multi Grammy Award winning star will perform three, 45 minute intimate shows in The Royal Court Theatre on board Queen Mary 2’s eight night crossing from Southampton to New York on August 1st-8th, 2016.

Crewman feared drowned after falling from Queen Mary 2

Crewman feared drowned after falling from Queen Mary 2

17th Aug 2015 Cruise News

A crew member from Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 cruise ship is feared drowned after falling overboard. The Cunard flagship left Southampton on Tuesday on its way to Halifax, Canada. The crewman is believed to have fallen from the ship early on Saturday morning, Cunard said.

Passenger killed boarding Cunard-operated Queen Elizabeth

Passenger killed boarding Cunard-operated Queen Elizabeth

2nd Apr 2015 Cruise News

A passenger has died following a fall from Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth cruise ship. The passenger, who has not been named, fell from a tender while the ship was docked at Sihanoukville, Cambodia. The ship is on a 112-night world cruise which and left Southampton on January 10th.

Blue Note Records sets sail with Cunard

Blue Note Records sets sail with Cunard

17th Feb 2015 Cruise News

Cunard and venerable jazz label Blue Note Records have announced an exciting entertainment partnership, which will debut on Cunard’s flagship, Queen Mary 2, on October 29th, 2015. Guests onboard will embark on a very special transatlantic crossing, featuring intimate jazz performances by the Blue Note 75th Anniversary All Star Band, Our Point of View, formed for the label’s milestone anniversary in 2014.

Abu Dhabi to welcome Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth

Abu Dhabi to welcome Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth

The Queen Elizabeth – the newest ocean liner of luxury cruise line Cunard - will make her maiden Abu Dhabi call at the UAE capital’s Zayed Port cruise terminal next week. The AED 2billion Queen Elizabeth - the latest Cunard liner to carry the name of the current British monarch - will spend the day in Zayed Port as part of her 2014 World Cruise, and will return next April joining the line’s flagship Queen Mary 2 as one of two scheduled ports-of-call for Cunard’s 2015 world cruise programmes celebrating the company’s 175th anniversary.

Queen Mary 2 celebrates her first decade in service

Queen Mary 2 celebrates her first decade in service

10th Jan 2014 Cruise News

Cunard’s flagship Queen Mary 2 will celebrate her first ten years of service in 2014. Since her naming by Her Majesty the Queen in January 2004, Queen Mary 2 has undertaken a total of 419 voyages including over 200 Transatlantic Crossings and called at 182 ports in 60 countries.