Queen Mary 2′s ‘Retreats on the High Seas’ Onboard Enrichment Programmes…

Queen Mary 2′s ‘Retreats on the High Seas’ Onboard Enrichment Programmes Showcase Variety of Lifestyle Trendsetters on Fall 2006 Transatlantic Crossings

Cunard Continues Partnership With Top Lifestyle Magazines – Departures, Gourmet, Conde Nast Traveler, The New Yorker and Architectural Digest – for Legendary Onboard Enrichment Programs

VALENCIA, Calif., April 6 /PRNewswire/ — Lectures and demonstrations by well-known industry trendsetters in the worlds of art, design, dining and literature will be a highlight of Queen Mary 2′s autumn transatlantic voyages. A Cunard hallmark, the engaging, thought-provoking enrichment programs are presented in partnership with Conde Nast Traveler, The New Yorker, Gourmet, Architectural Digest and Departures.

A “Literary Retreat on the High Seas” is the subject of the September 6, 2006 eastbound transatlantic voyage. Presented by Conde Nast Traveler and The New Yorker, the journey brings together three well-known authors for lectures, book-signings and Q&A sessions on their works and diverse areas of expertise, including fine wine and southern culture. The accomplished authors are Joe Ward, senior wine editor of Conde Nast Traveler and author of “How to Buy Fine Wine”; Robert Hicks, historian of Southern culture and author of “The Widow of The South,” and Kathleen Tessaro, best-selling author of contemporary women’s fiction, including her newest work, “Innocence.”

On Queen Mary 2′s October 24, 2006 eastbound crossing, Departures magazine presents “Modern Dance on the High Seas.” Featuring Janet Eilber, chief choreographer of the Martha Graham Modern Dance Company, the oldest and most celebrated contemporary dance company in America, this voyage-long program offers an interactive series of events commemorating the work and legacy of dance pioneer Martha Graham. Highlights include a series of five lectures by Eilber, including solo and duet performances. Guests will also enjoy the opportunity to participate in daily dance classes led by members of the Company. A meet-and-greet Q&A session with Eilber and company dancers completes the voyage.

On QM2′s November 5, 2006, eastbound crossing, Gourmet magazine and Architectural Digest team up to present “Fine Living on the High Seas.” Offering expert insight into the art of fine living well will be Dave Lieberman, host of the Food Network’s “Good Deal with Dave Lieberman” and author of “Dave’s Dinners: A Fresh Approach to Home Cooked Meals” and Jamie Drake, well-known New York-based interior designer and author of “Jamie Drake’s New American Glamour.” Lieberman will engage passengers with a series of three cooking demonstrations in the ship’s Chef’s Galley, while Drake will inspire the design-minded in three lectures that capture his bold take on glamorous interiors. Both speakers will follow their presentations with book signings.

In 2006, Queen Mary 2 will cross the Atlantic 20 times including four 8-day transatlantic crossings to/from Hamburg and one seven-day voyage from Southampton to Ft. Lauderdale.

Queen Mary 2 is the grandest ocean liner ever built. There are 1,310 suites and cabins available in degrees of style and comfort ranging from pampered elegance to almost unimaginable luxury in the ship’s famed Grill- level accommodations. Queen Mary 2 brings together like-minded travelers who relish the Cunard hallmarks of impeccable White Star Service(SM), fine dining, sophisticated adventure and legacy of historic voyages and transatlantic travel.

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