Cunard Partners With English National Ballet to Offer New Cruise

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Luxury cruise line Cunard has announced a partnership with the English National Ballet for the first-ever “Dance the Atlantic” Transatlantic Crossing onboard flagship Queen Mary 2, sailing from Southampton to New York, August 11-18, 2019.  

Guests on the seven-night crossing will have the opportunity to meet six lead dancers from the British ballet company, including Lead Principal Erina Takahashi and First Soloist James Streeter. Guests will also have the opportunity to watch the dancers’ morning ballet class and drop in on afternoon rehearsals.

A highlight of the voyage will be performances in the ship’s Royal Court Theater, including extracts from the classic Swan Lake, the contemporary work Dust and the visual Le Corsaire - demonstrating the range of the company’s repertoire.  

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In another first, dance workshops will run daily throughout the week at sea, offering a special opportunity for guests to learn directly from English National Ballet associates. There will also be Insights talks, offering an understanding of the dedication and exhilaration of the dancer’s life, along with dance-themed films and documentaries shown throughout the voyage.

Cunard is the operator of luxury cruise ships Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth. All three Queen ships offer luxury accommodations, White Star Service, gourmet dining and entertainment. Cunard is the only line to offer regularly scheduled Transatlantic service between New York and London, and offers World Voyage and Grand Voyage itineraries that visit Europe, North America, South America, Africa, Asia and Australia.  

For more information about the Dance the Atlantic voyage, visit www.cunard.com.

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