Maritime Archaeologist Mensun Bound, who was on the team that discovered Sir Ernest Shackleton’s ship, the Endurance, will appear as a guest speaker on selected Cunard sailings.
He will join Queen Mary 2 for a transatlantic cruise from Southampton on 24 June 2022, arriving in New York on 2 July. Next year, Bound will embark Queen Elizabeth for a 13-night cruise from Alaska to San Francisco.
“It’s been the most extraordinary few months with my feet yet to touch the ground since the Endurance 22 Expedition concluded. To find a vessel of such historical significance is something that is hard to truly capture in a few words,” he commented.
“However, I am very much looking forward to joining Queen Mary 2 and sharing my excitement and experiences for the first time with Cunard’s guests.”
Bound was part of the team of crack deep-ocean robotic technologists who uncovered the Endurance shipwreck three kilometres below sea level in Antarctica. In an exclusive Q&A, he will speak publicly for the first time about the historical expedition, during which the team found the ‘world’s most unreachable wreck’.
Matt Gleaves, Vice-President of Commercial for Cunard in North America and Australasia, said: “It is a huge honour to welcome Mensun Bound on board our flagship Queen Mary 2 so soon after his historical expedition captured the world’s attention.
“I know our guests will be enthralled by his first-hand account of his Endurance 22 expedition, as well as his extraordinary, decades-spanning career.”
You can view this year’s Cunard sailing on which Mensun Bound will be appearing by following the link below.
Queen Mary 2, seven-night Transatlantic Crossing on June 24, 2022 >> Click here