Seafaring fashionistas might want to take note of a couple of cruises being offered by Cunard in 2016 that will bring the worlds of fashion, food, music and dance to life at sea. The luxury cruise line will launch its first ‘Transatlantic Fashion Week’ followed y to a culinary tour of the British Isles plus largest Big Band Balls at sea. Right on the number the inaugural ‘Transatlantic Fashion Week’ voyage arrives in stylish New York, on the city celebrates Fashion Week 2016 in the wake of a special seven-night (Sept. 1-8) trans-Atlantic crossing.
Some of the fashion greats on board the voyage include pioneering British designer, Dame Zandra Rhodes CBE, Colin McDowell, the highly respected fashion historian and commentator Fern Mallis, the ‘Godmother of Fashion’ and founder of New York Fashion Week.
Dame Zandra Rhodes, who has dressed some the world’s most iconic stars and musicians, including Freddie Mercury and Jackie Onassis, said: “I’m extremely excited to be joining Cunard on board Queen Mary 2 for the very first Transatlantic Fashion Week, 2016. For me, it offers the opportunity to share my knowledge and wonderful experiences from throughout my career in fashion, and give guests a taste of what my collection has to offer.” She will also reveal designs from her collections. Passengers will have a unique opportunity to meet the designers of the future, as students from one of the world’s number one postgraduate fashion programs, The Royal College of Art, showcase their latest collections on board.
For foodies Cunard is spreading the tables with regional cuisines during a British Isles Culinary Discovery on board Queen Elizabeth in June 2016. The cruise will feature such gastronomic greats as Charles Sichel of Maison Sichel and Jilly Goolden, English Wine Critic and UK Television personality. Each of the Cunard’s three Queens will host a Big Band Balls in November 2016 for dance and music lovers around the world to enjoy. Cunard’s biggest orchestras of the year will delight guests with music from Glenn Miller, Count Basie and Duke Ellington. The big band phenomena originated in the US in the 1920s era, and soon took the world by storm by creating the party of all parties. Next year each of the three Queens will look forward to playing host to their own exclusive musical spectaculars.”These special event voyages will heighten the Cunard ocean travel experience in a uniquely vibrant and memorable way, immersing our guests into the worlds of fashion, high style, the best of British culture, world class cuisine, and the Big Band music and dance experience – all hallmarks of Cunard’s storied legacy,” said Richard meadows, president, Cunard North America.
Fares for the Queen Mary 2 Transatlantic Fashion Week range from $1,349; The Queen Elizabeth British Isles Culinary Discovery will cost from $2,199 while the Big Band Balls on the Queen Mary 2 Westbound Crossing will range from $1,149, $3,648 on Queen Victoria Caribbean Highlights, and $498 and up on Queen Elizabeth Bruges Short Break. Fares are per person, double occupancy.
For more information about Cunard or to book a voyage, contact a travel consultant, call Cunard at 1-800-728-6273 or click here.