Cunard Line launches new enrichment series on select Transatlantic Crossing cruises

is all about tradition. One tradition that keeps getting better with age is the onboard enrichment program called Cunard Insights.  A new addition to the Cunard Insights program is The Special Relationship series. This series is based on topics of interest between the United Sates and United Kingdom on select 2010 Queen Mary 2 Transatlantitc Crossings.

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The Special Relationship series of lectures are part of Cunard Insights, the enrichment program that introduces guests to experts through a series of lectures, Q&A’s, social gatherings and workshops, guests connect with personalities who have achieved notable distinction in areas including history, world affairs, science, arts and literature.

Guests will have the opportunity to learn from ambassadors, statesmen, politicians, journalists, academics and broadcasters who share an interest between the United States and United Kingdom, an association first referenced as a “special relationship” by Winston Churchill in 1946. The program was developed in direct response to guests noting their interest in hearing about politics and contemporary issues while onboard.

“When Cunard began its Transatlantic liner service 170 years ago, it began a tradition of bridging the United Kingdom and the United States. With this program, we will bring to life and explore the historical connection between these two countries with our guests, who have expressed great interest in the subject,” said Peter Shanks, president of Cunard Line. “Additionally, the Special Relationship series further underscores Cunard’s commitment to bringing its guests not only legendary voyages aboard the most famous ocean liners in the world, but also engaging and intellectual pursuits during their journey.”

  • Starting on the April 15th, 2010 Crossing will be Iwan Morgan, professor of U.S. Studies and head of U.S. Programs at the Institute for the Study of the Americas at the University of London. 
  • Sailing aboard the April 22, 2010 and June 25th, 2010 Crossing is Jeffrey Weinberg, who has served each of the last seven U.S. presidents as a legislative attorney at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Executive Office of the President.
  • On the June 1st, 2010 Crossing Kenneth T. Walsh, chief White House correspondent for U.S. News & World Report, is scheduled to sail.  He has covered the residencies of Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and, currently, Barack Obama.

 Additional program participants will be announced in the coming months. Other scheduled voyages featuring Special Relationship speakers include:

  • September 12, 2010
  • October 1, 2010
  • November 10, 2010

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