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101 things to do
on Queen Mary 2


Grand Celebrations.

  • Embark in style and experience Cunard's White Star Service as you are welcomed on board by bellmen to the sounds of a string trio.

  • Gather at our sail away celebration to toast your fellow Cunarders and the excitement of your imminent Transatlantic Crossing.

  • Get married or renew your wedding vows during a ceremony at sea conducted by the Captain or a senior officer.

  • Dress to impress and celebrate the elegance of a gala evening with a portrait at the many professional photo locations available.

  • While on deck, celebrate the exhilarating moments of sailing into or out of New Yor: gliding by the Statue of Liberty and carefully passing under the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge.

  • Celebrate a milestone birthday or anniversary with a delicious cake as your White Star servers sing to you.


Enriching moments.

  • Meet with a Mareel spa expert to create a personalized wellness plan.

  • As part of the Cunard Insights enrichment program, enjoy talks on topics ranging from national security, climate change, and the space program to economics, sports, technology, politics, journalism, and much more.

  • Sit back and relax in your seat and enjoy a virtual ride through space in Illuminations - the first planetarium at sea.

  • Enjoy a performance: Boundless as the Sea, created exclusively for QM2 through a partnership with the Royale Shakespeare Company.

  • During Art and Design Week, channel your inner artist with masterclasses and workshops, and learn the highest tips to perfect your craft or uncover a new skill.

  • Enjoy live music around the ship, from resident bands to jazz ensembles to classical recitals, singers, and soloists.

  • Learn the impressive art of fencing* with classes available on Queen Mary 2.

  • Learn digital photo editing at a computer class in Connexions.

  • Join the Literature Festival at Sea, which offers book lovers an opportunity to join some of the best-loved authors and thinkers on both sides of the pond - as well as some of the most intelligent journalists.

  • While sipping your favorite cocktail, unwind to the sounds of musicians in the Chart Room.

  • Become absorbed in the remarkable talent of the English National Ballet, with access to rehearsals, workshops, classes, and a stunning performance in the beautiful Royal Court Theatre.

  • Attend stargazing on deck hosted by an astronomer from the renowned Royal Astronomical Society.

  • Join leading winemakers from around the world as well as expert sommeliers for host-tutored wine tastings and lectures.

  • Rediscover the luxury of time: peruse the more than 8,000 books in the largest library at sea. You are sure to find one of those titles you have been meaning to read.


Show stoppers.

  • Wear your best harlequin mask and relive the grand old days of Venice at the Masquerade Ball.

  • Watch the sensational singers and dancers perform Rhythm of the Night in the extravagant Royal Court Theatre.

  • Delight in our musical show, Be Our Guest - laced with singing and dancing.

  • Take cha-cha, Latin, or line dancing classes taught by professional dance instructors.

  • Head to Illuminations to experience a popular, first-run 3D film.

  • Delight in a performance of Symphony in the Royal Court Theatre.

  • Join your friends for a rousing evening of karaoke in the Golden Lion pub.

  • Relive the golden age of ocean travel, when Tommy Dorsey and Glenn Miller ruled the airwaves with Big Band Night in the Queens Room.

  • Feel the beat in the metropolitan G32 nightclub.

  • Join the era of flappers and fun at the Roaring 20's Ball.

  • Stop by the Commodore Club, Chart Room, or Carinthia Lounge for live piano recitals.

  • Feel the sights and sounds of the performance at Miss Littlewood.


Thoroughly British.

  • Hit the bullseye in a game of darts and enjoy a pint of lager at the Golden Lion pub.

  • Grab a picture with the Queen -- the authentic painting of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

  • Browse the latest fashions and other luxury gifts from Harrods. For a complete fashion experience, join our Transatlantic Fashion Week cruise.

  • Start a daily game of deck quoits with that likable English couple you met at breakfast.

  • Enjoy the fragrance of London's Penhaligon toiletries in your stateroom.

  • Celebrate British tradition with the National Symphony Orchestra's rendition of "Last Night of the Proms."

  • Enjoy scones and finger sandwiches served by white-gloved waiters at a traditional British Afternoon Tea.


Feeling fit.

  • Demonstrate your superior wrist/eye coordination at a table tennis tournament.

  • Work out at your own pace or join an invigorating fitness class at the beautifully equipped Fitness Centre.

  • Make up for that decadent breakfast by swimming a few laps in the domed Pavilion pool.

  • Take a brisk walk or jog around the Promenade Deck. Three laps make a mile!

  • Unwind, refresh and enjoy the healing power and nurturing hot-and-cold environments at the aqua therapy center.

  • Hit the links at Pebble Beach or any of the 51 courses available on the golf simulator.

  • Taste your serve and volley with a match on the tennis court.

  • Feeling inlined? Climb a hill and test your strength at the Indoor Cycling Power Hour.

  • Gaze out to the sea as you run a treadmill, try a step machine, or do resistance training in our fitness center.

  • Rejuvenate in a yoga class on deck (weather permitting).


Fine dining.

  • Relax into sumptuous leather upholstery and reward yourself with the distinctive silky rich flavors of Godiva chocolate at Sir Samuels.

  • With signature Gueridon service in the Grill restaurants, dining becomes entertainment for guests sailing in Queens Grill & Princess Grill Suites.

  • Sample the prime USDA grain-finished New York strip steak and Alaskan king crab in the ever-popular restaurant, Steakhouse at The Verandah.*+

  • When the sun sets, enjoy a refined evening spot where small plates and premium wines accompany the entertainment in the Carinthia Lounge.

  • Join the chief sommelier to sample Sangiovese, Dolcetto, and other varietals as you wine your way across Northern Italy.

  • Choose a vintage ruby port and ease into the calm atmosphere of the Carinthia Lounge.

  • Order one of your pub lunch favorites in the Golden Lion: fish 'n' chips, steak and ale pie, chicken tikka masala, or bangers and mash.

  • Enjoy breakfast in bed with room service - all you need to do is give our talented culinary tea a call.

  • Sample as much or as little as you please with the variety of food choices at The Kings Court.

  • Decadently start the day with a selection of delicious pastries in the Carinthia Lounge.*

  • Select cuisine options from the restaurant menus and discover how sumptuous "good for you" can taste.

  • Mais oui! Celebrate with a bottle of Chateau Lafite Rothschild from Queen Mary 2's famously large wine cellar.

  • Enjoy a traditional fillet of Beef Wellington as a guest in the famed Grill Suites.

  • Order in from room service. After all, it is available 24 hours a day.

  • Fall in love with a toffee, peanut butter, and fudge brownie sundae from Steakhouse at The Verandah.*+


Cordially yours.

  • Discover Commodore Club signature drinks honoring past Commodores.

  • Meet your ship's master at the extravagant Gala Evenings.

  • That martini you had last night was incredible. Today take the Martini Mixology* class, and you can make it for your friends at home.

  • You have sampled fine wines and now join the sommelier for the afternoon whiskey tasting.*

  • Enjoy a fine cigar while savoring an aged Napoleon Cognac in Churchill's Cigar Lounge.

  • Follow your ocean course as you gaze at the illuminated maps and enjoy delicious canapes in the elegant Chart Room.

  • Indulge in the Afternoon Tea in the champagne bar.


Leusurely pursuites.

  • Let the adventure begin: Take a stroll around the ship and discover all that this grand ocean liner has to offer.

  • Enjoy a tour of the Maritime Quest exhibit to learn about Cunard's history. These illustrated panels are displayed throughout the ship.

  • Visit your four-legged travel companion in our expanded kennels - complete with an authentic New York fire hydrant and antique Liverpool lamppost.

  • Mix your palette and discover your inner artist by joining a watercolor painting class.

  • Salute the sun and unwind in one of the ship's relaxing whirlpools.

  • Look forward: head to The Lookout, an observation area with endless views off the bow.

  • Hit, stay, or double down in the Empire Casino. If you don't know how to play, join one of the daily gaming lessons.

  • From a front-row seat, listen to a concert by a string trio or harpist in the Grand Lobby.

  • Stay connected with your loved ones or scroll through social media with the ship's onboard wifi plans.

  • Transport yourself to peace and tranquility: enjoy a massage in the spa.

  • Indulge in the Afternoon Tea in the champagne bar.


Simple peasures.

  • Find your favorite vintage Cunard poster in the bookshop.

  • The traditional red Royal Mail postbox outside the Golden Lion Pub is a symbol of Cunard's history as the first provider of mail service between England and America. Here, you can send your friends postcards stamped "Posted Onboard - Queen Mary 2 - Transatlantic Crossing."

  • Check out the gorgeous Roman Barocco collection at Roberto Coin in the Mayfair Shops - bracelets, rings, pendants, and earrings set in 18kt rose gold with diamonds.

  • Treat yourself to a new cut or style and manicure or pedicure at the Mareel spa salon.

  • Visit the Clarendon Art Gallery and enjoy a presentation on the life, style, and influences of Jack Vettriano.

  • Embark on a literary journey at a meeting of the Cunard book club.

  • From the Social Hostess, learn critical survival skills like napkin folding or knitting.

  • Drop the kids off for fun in the Play Zone.

  • Watch the crest of the waves as you sit and relax in a plush swivel chair by a sea-level window.

  • Join musicians and fellow guests for a guest choir in the Grand Lobby.

  • Make sure you visit the Watch and Fine Jewellery Boutique, where you can gaze at the extensive collection and treat yourself to a luxurious timepiece.

  • Take a glass elevator ride to the observation deck for a sky-high ocean adventure.

  • Enjoy a stargazing stroll around the Promenade Deck and identify the constellations.

  • Bring home a friend: find your "QM2" teddy bear in the Cunard shop.

  • You have always wanted to learn shuffleboard, correct? Here's your chance!

  • In the Commodore Club, get a front-row seat to look out over the bow at the expansive Atlantic Ocean.

  • Find your signature scent at Chanel to treat yourself or take home to someone special.

  • Spar to be the top Bridge player in the Atlantic Room.

  • Wrap up in a cozy blanket, relax in a streamer chair out on the deck, sip a cup of afternoon tea and gaze at the passing Atlantic horizon.


Begin again.

  • Seven days wasn't enough: start planning your next adventure - only on Cunard.

*Modest surcharge applies.
+Reservations required.

Celebrity entertainers and guest lecturers have been mentioned to illustrate the kind of activity or entertainment typically available on a Queen Mary 2 Transatlantic Crossing.
All have crossed at least once aboard Queen Mary 2 but may not necessarily appear on the voyage that you book to sail.

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