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    Cunard Announces the Queen Elizabeth Theatre Company

    When Cunard Line’s new Queen Elizabeth debuts in October 2010, the Line will introduce an original concept in theatrical entertainment at sea with the newly formed Queen Elizabeth Theatre Company. Guests will enjoy a brand new repertoire of shows premiered by the Theatre Company’s 29 singers, dancers, actors and musicians.
    New shows will include the hit “Slice of Saturday Night,” a popular nostalgic pastiche of 1960s music which has been staged in London and toured extensively throughout the UK and US. Adapted especially for the Queen Elizabeth Theatre Company by its original writers, the Heather Brothers, “Slice of Saturday Night” features all of the Theatre Company members – the largest production show that Cunard has ever staged.

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    Cunard Introduces Special Relationship Enrichment Programme

    In keeping with its longstanding tradition of offering guests award-winning enrichment programmes, Cunard Line announces the Special Relationship speaker series. Guests sailing on select 2010 Queen Mary 2 Transatlantic Crossings will have the unique opportunity to attend lectures by ambassadors, statesmen, politicians, journalists, academics and broadcasters with a shared interest between the United States and United Kingdom, an association first referenced as a “special relationship” by Winston Churchill in 1946. The programme was developed in direct response to guests noting their interest in hearing about politics and contemporary issues while onboard.

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    Cunard Partners with The Juilliard School to Present Jazz Performances

    Cunard Line, operator of the most famous ocean liners in the world, is pleased to announce a partnership with The Juilliard School that will present stellar jazz performances on select 2010 eastbound Transatlantic Crossings aboard Queen Mary 2. Students and faculty from Juilliard, which has set America’s standard for education in the performing arts, will perform programmes in the ship’s Royal Court Theatre, treating guests to the best in classic and contemporary jazz.

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    Cunard Receives Triple Honors in Porthole Cruise Magazine's Readers' Choice Awards

    Cunard Line, operator of the most famous ocean liners in the world, has once again been recognized by Porthole Cruise magazine’s seasoned cruise travellers for offering the “Best World Cruise Itineraries,” “Best Transatlantic Itineraries” and “Best Onboard Educational Programmes”- areas that the iconic British liner company has been known for throughout its modern history.
    “Cunard is known around the world for our famed World Voyages, our legendary Transatlantic Crossings and our wide variety of enlightening onboard programmes, such as Literature and Liners,” said Peter Shanks, president of Cunard Line. “It is very gratifying to see our loyal guests and respected industry colleagues from Porthole Cruise magazine recognize us again with such esteemed honours.”

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    Cunard Welcomes Filmmakers Griffin Dunne and Gary Winick on Queen Mary 2

    As part of Cunard’s partnership with the Tribeca Film Festival, the iconic ocean liner company was pleased to welcome acclaimed filmmakers Griffin Dunne and Gary Winick on the 11 November Transatlantic Crossing from Southampton to New York aboard Queen Mary 2. This year, Cunard was recognized as the Official Cruise Line of the Tribeca Film Festival, of which both film industry insiders have been active participants for a number of years. With this sailing, they join a distinguished list of luminaries and tastemakers that have sailed a legendary voyage with Cunard, operator of The Most Famous Ocean Liners in the World.

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    American Film Critic Rex Reed to Sail aboard Queen Mary 2

    Notable film critic and journalist Rex Reed has joined the distinguished list of luminaries scheduled to sail aboard Cunard Line’s flagship ocean liner Queen Mary 2. He will be aboard the 5 November Transatlantic Crossing from New York to Southampton. A two-time Grammy nominee, Reed will be a featured presenter for Cunard Insights, Cunard’s acclaimed onboard enrichment programme. Like previous tastemakers, Reed will deliver a series of lectures and Q&A discussions during his voyage aboard Queen Mary 2.

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    Cunard Line Receives Top Awards for 2008

    Courtesy of Cunard Line John Duffy, QE2 Hotel Manager – “Seagoing Employee of the Year 2008” Seatrade Insider’s “Seatrade Awards 2008” Cunard Line – “Best Cruise Line” Australian Gourmet Traveler’s 2008 Travel Awards Queen Mary 2 – “Best Luxury Cruise Ship” Travel Weekly Readers’ Choice Awards Queen Mary 2 – “Top 10 Best Spa on […]

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