A Cunard Transatlantic Cruise is traditional cruising’s most iconic voyage – but there are still some who wonder how on earth they will spend seven nights at sea. Worry not, with so much to do on board Queen Mary 2, you’ll certainly never be bored.
Here are 20 things to do on a Queen Mary 2 Transatlantic Cruise.
1. Enjoy the famous Afternoon Tea, served by white-gloved waiters in the Queens Room, with fresh scones, finger sandwiches and delicious cakes served daily.
2. Indulge yourself with a trip to the Mareel Spa and enjoy the Aqua Therapy Centre with thermal suite, steam room, sauna, therapy pools and hot beds. Why not also enjoy a body treatment, such as an organic seaweed wrap or a Thai massage?
3. Take a RADA acting, watercolour or digital living class with workshops on Apple devices. For those wishing to get in shape, there’s always yoga or perhaps a spinning class at the onboard fitness centre.
4. Play darts, watch live sports, join in the pub quiz or bingo, and order one of your pub favourites in the Golden Lion; from fish and chips to steak and ale pie.
5. Take a seat in onboard planetarium Illuminations and enjoy a 3D film, show or a famous speaker – renowned authors, writers, film-makers, politicians, scientists, historians and even astronauts are invited on board to inform and entertain guests.
6. Rediscover the luxury of time and peruse the on board Library with over 8,000 books – relax in the peace and quiet as the ocean passes by.
7. Enjoy a Martini Mixology class or Whisky tasting in the Commodore Club or perhaps a Wine tasting experience in the Britannia Restaurant, hosted by the Chief Sommelier on board.
8. Barber and salon services are available on Queen Mary 2, so why not treat yourself to a conditioning treatment and new cut and style?
9. After dinner, watch a show in the Royal Court Theatre, from a theatrical or musical production to comedians.
10. Visit the Clarendon Fine Art Gallery and enjoy a glass of Champagne as you browse the collection. You could also treat yourself to an exclusive art purchase from the exhibition.
11. Try your luck at roulette, blackjack or the slot machines in the Empire Casino – you can even take a gaming lesson with an onboard croupier.
12. Get a head start on this evening’s chocolate fondant with a personal trainer in the gym; a few laps in the heated Pavilion Pool, or take a brisk walk around the Promenade Deck – three equates to a mile.
13. Indulge in some retail therapy as you peruse the duty free Mayfair Shops. With a wide range of fragrances and top brands including H.Stern, Radley and Hermes, there’s sure to be something to take your fancy.
14. Indulge in a speciality dining experience at the Steakhouse at The Verandah, which is open for lunch and dinner on sea days, so there will be plenty of opportunity to give it a try during a Queen Mary 2 Transatlantic Crossing.
15. For our younger travellers, there are complimentary kids’ clubs, available for guests aged six months to 17 years of age, with a range of age appropriate activities on offer throughout the day.
16. Learn the quickstep or cha-cha in the Queens Room with a lesson with the on board dance hosts. You could showcase your new moves on formal night or in G32, Queen Mary 2’s nightclub.
17. Unwind with pre-dinner canapés and your favourite cocktail whilst listening to the sounds of live jazz in the Chart Room including performances by musicians from New York’s famous Juilliard School.
18. Meet your ship’s master and socialise with your fellow travellers at the Captain’s Cocktail Reception. Enjoy live music and canapés as well as a welcome from the Captain.
19. Order breakfast in bed or enjoy a steak dinner from the comfort of your spacious stateroom – complimentary room service is available 24-hours a day.
20. While on deck, celebrate the exhilarating moments of sailing just under the Verazzano Narrows Bridge in or out of New York with a glass of Veuve Clicquot Champagne. Glide by the Statue of Liberty and take in the Manhattan skyline – moments you’ll never forget on your Queen Mary 2 Transatlantic Crossing.