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Cunard shares highlights of 2025 themed voyages

A seven-night transatlantic cruise from Queen Mary 2 will celebrate the world of dance with six leading dancers from the English National Ballet
Experts from the worlds of arts, gastronomy, wine and entertainment will join Cunard’s three Queen’s next year on themed voyages.

Highlights include Queen Elizabeth’s Great Australian Culinary Voyage departing on February 6.

Queen Victoria will host an 11-night ‘Voyage du Vin’ on October 13, 2025 in partnership with Corney & Barrow, one of the UK’s oldest independent wine merchants, featuring talks, tastings and events with leading connoisseurs and industry experts. 

Music and dance

The ‘185th Cunard Anniversary Sailing’ leaving on June 24, 2025 includes insights from maritime historians and a commemorative dinner, while the ‘Dance the Atlantic’ voyage – featuring six leading dancers from the English National Ballet, with classic and contemporary ballet performances in the Royal Court Theatre – departs on August 8, 2025. The voyages are seven nights in duration and operated by Queen Mary 2. 

Plus, British conductor Anthony Inglis will lead the UK’s National Symphony Orchestra during the ship's seven-night sailing dedicated to classical music kicking off on September 3, 2025. 

Film and literature

Queen Mary 2 will host a seven-night ‘Film Festival at Sea’ in partnership with the British Film Institute. Departing on March 8, it includes a curated schedule of activities and events such as screenings, conversations with industry icons, quizzes and Q&A sessions. 

Following on from the vessel's Australian Literature Festival voyage last December, Queen Mary 2 will operate a seven-night ‘Literature Festival at Sea’ that has a programme of events curated by The Times and The Sunday Times newspapers, and the UK’s Cheltenham Literature Festival. Special guests such as journalist and broadcaster Sophie Raworth, and writer and broadcaster Richard Coles are set to feature. The sailing commences on December 8, 2025.