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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Cunard Line invites guests to 'Come Together' for the Beatles Experience

Travelers on Queen Mary 2 will celebrate the Fab Four with unique musical tribute

As celebrations continue marking the 50th Anniversary of The Beatles’ American debut, Cunard Line will help commemorate the group’s first crossing of the Altantic with The Beatles Experience, a live musical tribute to the most popular band of all time.

 The premiere tribute band and Queen Mary 2 will come together during one of the ship’s legendary Transatlantic Crossings, departing from New York on 28 October 2014.


For more than a decade, the members of The Beatles Experience have been entertaining audiences all over the world.

Their performances cover the depth of The Beatles’ career—from the heady days of Beatlemania in the early 1960s to the group’s final farewell performance from a London rooftop at Saville row.
The Beatles Experience’s performances have traced the steps of the original Fab Four. They had the rare privilege of playing on the grounds of Buckingham Palace in 2013, and they are a regular guest act at Liverpool’s famous Cavern Club, where The Beatles first gained fame in Britain.

“We are thrilled to welcome The Beatles Experience on board our flagship, Queen Mary 2,” said David Dingle, CEO for Cunard Line. “The Beatles are the most iconic and popular rock band in history, as well as one of the U.K.’s most famous exports. So it is only fitting that we would bring a taste of Beatlemania to travelers enjoying one of our most iconic and popular voyages—a Cunard Transatlantic Crossing.”

Passengers on board the eight-day October sailing will have the exclusive opportunity to enjoy a thrilling concert by The Beatles Experience in the Royal Court Theatre.  Audiences will also be treated to Q&A's during the voyage.

The Beatles Experience will also perform on Queen Mary 2's 2 April 2014 Hong Kong to Dubai sailing, Queen Victoria's 1 April 2014 San Francisco to Fort Lauderdale sailing and Queen Elizabeth's 29 March 2014 Hong Kong to Dubai sailing.  Click here to learn more.

The Beatles Experience is part of Cunard’s illustrious history of hosting famed entertainers with peerless cachet.  Legendary notables such as Elizabeth Taylor, Rita Hayworth, Cary Grant and Clark Gable frequently crossed the Atlantic on Cunard’s earlier Queens, Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth; and since Queen Mary 2’s debut ten years ago, the ship has welcomed musical notables such as jazz legend Dave Brubeck, James Taylor, Carly Simon, Rod Stewart, Lenny Kravitz and Broadway siren Patti LuPone.

For nearly 175 years, Cunard Line’s Transatlantic Crossing has appealed to a broad range of sophisticated travellers with a love of glamour, elegance and tradition.  Each Crossing aboard Queen Mary 2 features a series of Royal Nights themed balls on the largest dance floor at sea in the Queens Room; and the Royal Court Theatre presents West End-style musical revues and guest performers.

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

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About Queen Mary 2
Christened by Her Majesty The Queen in 2004, Cunard Line’s flagship Queen Mary 2 defines luxury travel for the 21st Century and continues an almost 175-year legacy of Transatlantic travel.  Queen Mary 2 is the fastest passenger ship in the world and achieved her 200th Transatlantic Crossing in July 2013. To celebrate Queen Mary 2’s 10th Anniversary in 2014, special on board events are planned for her westbound Transatlantic Crossing on 9 May and her eastbound Crossing on 16 May.  Famous names who have experienced this iconic voyage since 2004 include President George H.W. Bush, Desmond Tutu, James Taylor, Rod Stewart, Carly Simon, Uma Thurman, Richard Dreyfuss, John Cleese and Angela Bassett.  Over the course of Queen Mary 2’s first decade of service, approximately a half-million passengers consumed 8.4 million cups of tea; 980,000 scones; 481,000 bottles of champagne; 644,000 eggs; and 253,605 gallons of milk.  In total, 22.4 million meals were served over 600,000 nautical miles.

About Cunard Line
Cunard Line, operator of the luxury ocean liners Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth, has long been synonymous with the quest for new discoveries and the epitome of British refinement since the company's first paddle-wheeled steamer, Britannia, crossed the Atlantic in 1840. Cunard voyages bring together like-minded travellers who relish the Cunard hallmarks of impeccable White Star Service, gourmet dining and world-class entertainment. Today, Cunard offers the only regularly scheduled Transatlantic liner service and continues the legacy of world cruising which it began in 1922.

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Cunard is a proud member of World's Leading Cruise Lines. Our exclusive alliance also includes Carnival Cruise Lines, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, Costa Cruises and Seabourn. Sharing a passion to please each guest and a commitment to quality and value, World’s Leading Cruise Lines inspires people to discover their best vacation experience. Together, we offer a variety of exciting and enriching cruise vacations to the world's most desirable destinations.

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