Cunard's TransAtlantic Crossing Cruise Onboard the Queen Mary 2
Have you ever thought of taking a Transatlantic Crossing Cruise on Cunard's TransAtlantic Queen Mary 2? We have come up with 53 ideas to keep you busy on this fabulous cruise:
1- Embark in style: Experience Cunard's regal welcome as you are greeted on board by White Star bellmen and senior officers to the sounds of a string quartet.
2- Gather at the Terrace Bar to toast your fellow Cunarders and the excitement of your imminent Atlantic crossing adventure.
3- Drink to your good fortune at the Veuve-Clicquot Champagne Bar and taste the bubbly first crafted by Philippe Clicquot-Murion in 1772.
4- While on deck, celebrate the exhilarating moments of sailing in or out of New York: gliding by the Statue of Liberty and carefully passing under the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge.
5- Let the adventure begin: Join the guided tour of your first sea day and discover all that this grand 13-deck ocean liner has to offer.
6- From a front row seat, delight to a concert by a string quartet or harpist in the ship's Grand Lobby.
7- Mix your palette and discover your inner artist by joining a watercolor painting class.
8- Hit, stay or double down in the Empire Casino. If you are not sure how to play, then join one of the daily gaming lessons.
9- Look forward: Head to The Lookout, an observation area with endless views off the bow.
10- Melt into one of more than a dozen luscious Canyon Ranch Spa Club treatments. You will emerge glowing, velvety smooth and utterly relaxed.
11- Take in a matinee film in Illuminations, an art deco stadium-style theater.
12- Bring your best game to the Atlantic Room where friendly competitors spar to be the top Bridge player.
13- Learn digital photo editing on a computer class in ConneXions.
14- Strap yourself into your seat and enjoy a virtual ride through space in Illuminations Theatre, the only planetarium at sea!
15- Join an iStudy class to learn how to use Apple computers and devices.
16- Gather in the Grand Lobby with your nightcap for a Bedtime Story recited by the RADA actors.
17- With your favorite cocktail, unwind to the sounds of Juillard School jazz musicians in the Chart Room.
18- Attend a star party on deck hosted by an astronomer from the renowned Royal Astronomical Society.
19- Enjoy live classical music as afternoon tea, scones and finger sandwiches are served by white-gloved waiters in the Queen's Room.
20- Hit the bulls eye in a game of darts and enjoy a pint of lager at the Golden Lion pub.
21- Savor fork-tender roast beef at The Carvery, a traditional English specialty!
22- What does it feel like to be royalty? Dress to the nines for the sophisticated Ascot Ball and experience it for yourself.
23- Welcome the morning with a cappuccino and fresh baked pastries at Sir Samuel's.
24- Sample the Pan-Roasted Chilean Sea Bass or savor small bites from the extraordinary tapas bar at the trendy Todd English restaurant.
25- Join the chief sommelier to sample Sangiovese, Dolcetto and other varietals as you taste your way across Northern Italy.
26- Choose a Stilton, Brie or Double Gloucester to accompany a vintage ruby port at Sir Samuel's.
27- Learn how to perfect your culinary skills at a cooking demonstration and enjoy a feast in the Chef's Galley.
28- Select award-winning Canyon Ranch cuisine options from the restaurant menus and discover how great "good for you" can taste.
29- Order in from room service, it is available 24 hours a day!
30- Fall in love with the signature Truffled Potato Love Letters entree in Todd English.
31- Hit the links at Pebble Beach or any of the 51 courses available on the golf simulator.
32- Work out at your own pace or join in an invigorating fitness class at the beautifully equipped Canyon Ranch SpaClub Fitness Centre.
33- Take a brisk walk or jog around the Promenade Deck. Three laps make a mile!
34- Test your serve and volley with a match on the Tennis court.
35- Make up for that morning waffle: Swim a few laps in the domed Pavilion pool.
36- Take the Martini Mixology class so you can make them at home for friends.
37- You have sampled fine wines; now join the sommelier for the afternoon Whiskey Tasting.
38- Follow your ocean course as you gaze at the illuminated maps and enjoy delicious canapes in the elegant Chart Room.
39- Dine, dance and enjoy music from tango to salsa at the Black and White Ball.
40- Take Cha-Cha, Latin or Line Dancing classes taught by professional dance instructors.
41- Delight to a performance of Much Ado About Nothing in the Royal Court Theatre.
42- Head to Illuminations to experience a popular 3D film like Harry Potter or Pirates of the Caribbean.
43- Relive the Golden Age of Ocean Travel when Tommy Dorsey and Glenn Miller ruled the airwaves, with Big Band Night in the Queens Room.
44- Join the hat-making class and parade your signature creation for the Royal Ascot Ball later that night.
45- 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.
46- Embark on a literary journey at a meeting of the Cunard Book Club.
47- Drop the kids off for fun in The Play Zone.
48- Watch the waves crest as you sit and relax in a plush swivel chair by a sea-level window.
49- Take a glass elevator ride to the Observation Deck for a sky-high ocean adventure.
50- Take a stargazing stroll around the Promenade Deck and identify the constellations,
51- Find that signature scarf at Hermes to bring home to someone special.
52- Transport yourself to peace and tranquility: Enjoy an Ayurvedic or Thai massage in the Canyon Ranch SpaClub.
53- Wrap up in a cozy blanket, relax in a steamer chair out on deck, sip an afternoon tea and gaze at the passing Atlantic horizon.