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Saturday, May 4, 2013

More celebrated names join exciting Cunard Insights' roster of renowned speakers

(News Release)

Cunard Line has confirmed author Margaret Atwood and broadcaster Sir David Frost as additional speakers in the line’s award-winning Cunard Insights on board enrichment program aboard the Queen Mary 2.

“Cunard was the first cruise line to invite a variety of distinguished speakers aboard its ships nearly 40 years ago,” said Peter Shanks, president of Cunard Line.  “We are delighted to continue to welcome internationally respected figures who will add an extra dimension to our guests’ experience on board.”


Delving into a variety of compelling and relevant topics, Cunard Insights introduces guests to accomplished experts and visionaries who reflect the Line's legacy of adventure and prestige while sailing a luxury cruise vacation.


Margaret Atwood – Queen Mary 2, Eastbound Transatlantic Crossing, 15 August 2013.
  Acclaimed author Margaret Atwood will preview her new book “MaddAddam” prior to its official UK release.  “MaddAddam” is the third book in her trilogy that started with “Oryx and Crake” and then “The Year of the Flood.”  Best known for “The Handmaid’s Tale,” Margaret is the author of more than forty books of fiction, poetry and critical essays, including the 2000 Booker Prize-winning “The Blind Assassin” and “Alias Grace,” which won the Giller Prize in Canada and the Premio Mondello in Italy.  She has won over 100 awards worldwide, the most recent being The Los Angeles Times Innovator's Award for 2012.  Margaret Atwood lives in Toronto with writer Graeme Gibson.


Sir David Frost – Queen Mary 2, Westbound Transatlantic Crossing, 8 October 2013.
  Broadcasting legend Sir David Frost is no stranger to Cunard, having travelled with the Line several times over the years and interviewing Former South Africa President Nelson Mandela live for the BBC from Queen Elizabeth 2 in Cape Town in 1998.  During the 8 October Crossing, Sir David will share live with guests “Interviews I Shall Never Forget” which is a cascade of memories and hilarious anecdotes.  In addition, he will do a live Q&A with the Entertainment Director of Queen Mary 2 and also introduce the film “Frost/Nixon.”

Sir David Frost’s career has been so diverse that he has been described as a “one man conglomerate.”  It is easy to see why: host and co-creator of “That Was the Week That Was”; producer of countless television programmes, from “A Gift of Song: The Music for UNICEF” Concert to the “Spectacular World of Guinness Records”; author of 17 books; producer of eight films, including “Rogue Trader” with Ewan McGregor and Anna Friel; publisher; lecturer; impresario; and the joint founder of London Weekend Television and TV-am.  Sir David Frost is perhaps the best known television interviewer in the world.

 For more information and to book a voyage aboard Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria or Queen Elizabeth, contact your Travel Agent, call Cunard toll-free at 1-800-728-6273, or go to www.cunard.com
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