What is the theme of your cruise? That’s an odd question to those who have never considered it. Why, the theme is travel, of course. It’s exploring the world one port at a time, immersing yourself into new destinations, soaking in the local culture, meeting new people and appreciating natural wonders.
But there are other types of cruises, ones that combine the generalized spirit of adventure that bolsters all of our travels with a theme, event or special interest. On these focused sailings, you’ll meet fascinating passengers who share your passions and interests as you all enjoy excursions and onboard activities throughout the voyage dedicated to the theme.
While most of our cruise line partners host cruises such as these, Cunard takes it to another level. Their event cruises combine the upscale, five-star experience you expect to enjoy on their departures with exclusive speakers, onboard activities and curated shore excursions. As a result, not only do you enjoy the refined adventure of the voyage, but you’ll also depart with a better understanding of the theme, along with new friends to discuss this shared passion with.
Take a look at the Cunard’s complete list of 2020 Special Event Cruises here, then contact your Cruise Specialist expert to plan your themed adventure.
2020 EVENT CRUISES
Big Band Ball 2020—March 24, 2020, Queen Elizabeth; August 19, 2020, Queen Victoria
The big band era of the ‘30s and ‘40s is in full swing onboard these voyages. Guest musicians from Britain’s Big Band scene will form a hopping, 17-piece orchestra, filling each night with the big band sound we all love so much.
London Theater at Sea—May 13-20, 2020, Queen Mary 2
Get a front-row seat to the London theatre scene during this standing ovation-worthy voyage. Meet performers and directors who will share their behind-the-scene stories, hear insightful lectures and participate in design workshops—all while enjoying amazing live performances.
Transatlantic Fashion Week 2020—May 24, 2020, Queen Mary 2
Celebrate the world of fashion with catwalk shows featuring modern designers, detailed talks, hosted dinners and more. The brilliant minds behind Badgley Mischka will launch their latest collection onboard, giving guests an exclusive preview before the designs hit stores.
Festival of Food and Wine 2020—June 7-14, 2020, Queen Mary 2
This voyage promises to be a feast for the senses. Enjoy cooking demonstrations, wine pairings and special events hosted by delightful food and wine experts. Guests include Steven Spurrier, wine consultant, writer and former merchant; and Will Lyons, award-winning wine writer and Sunday Times columnist.
Journey of Genealogy—August 14, 2020, Queen Mary 2
History comes alive on the voyage that celebrates the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower crossing. Onboard, you will engage with experts from Ancestory.com as they discuss the historic voyage, its passengers at their descendants. Passengers can also trace their family tree through the centuries to discover how far your DNA has traveled around the world.
Anthony Inglis and the National Symphony Orchestra—September 4, 2020, Queen Mary 2
During this Atlantic crossing, you will enjoy two spectacular performances by the UK’s National Symphony Orchestra in the Royal Court Theater—including one evening of American-themed songs. Voyage also includes a Q&A with famed conductor Anthony Inglis and the opportunity to perform with the choir.
World Space Week 2020—October 2, 2020, Queen Mary 2
Listen to astronomers, astrophysicists and aerospace engineers discuss space, the final frontier. Also enjoy guided star-gazing at both the world’s largest Planetarium at Sea and on deck, where the clear night sky becomes a dazzling, celestial scene.
Transatlantic Music Week 2020—October 23, 2020, Queen Mary 2
Get your toes tapping to the beat, listening to a wide range of special guest performers throughout the ship. Gain intriguing insights into the musical process during fascinating Q&As, and listen to famed musical producer Midge Ure share his career-defining stories.
Literature Festival at Sea 2020—December 1-8, 2020, Queen Mary 2
Rub elbows with some of the world’s best novelists, historians, poets, editors and critics on a voyage created in partnership with the Cheltenham Literature Festival, The Times and The Sunday Times.
Ready to Sail?
Before you choose your next sailing—whether it’s one of these special event departures or another Cunard voyage—discuss all your options with one of our experienced luxury cruise experts.