George Takei to Sail Aboard the Queen Mary 2 on the July 28 Transatlantic Crossing

Cunard Line is inviting actor and social media superstar George Takei aboard Queen Mary 2 on her July 28 Transatlantic Crossing from New York to Southampton. Guests and fans on board the eight-day voyage will be treated to two presentations in the Royal Court Theatre, followed by a Q&A session with the star.

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With a career spanning five decades, Takei is most well known internationally for his role in the original Star Trek television and film series, in which he played Hikaru Sulu, helmsman of the starship Enterprise. These days, he bridges multiple generations of fans as one of the most influential personalities on Facebook with more than 6.9 million “Likes” to date. Takei and Tony Award winner Lea Salonga star in the Broadway-bound stage play, Allegiance – A New American Musical, based on the experiences of Takei and his family who, like more than 120,000 Japanese-Americans, were held in internment camps during World War II.

Takei is scheduled to give two presentations for Cunard’s Insights program on board:

  • “George Takei: Embracing Change” will focus on the many communities that have been central to his life and career: the Japanese-American internment camp of his childhood, the cast and creators of Star Trek, and the Asian-American and LGBT communities for which he has become a leader in the United States.
  • “George Takei in Hollywood” will be a trip down memory lane with the actor on his 50-plus years in show business, from his first feature film, 1960’s Ice Palace starring Richard Burton, to his many Star Trek memories, to his upcoming Broadway debut in Allegiance.

Stateroom and Grills Suites are still available for the July 28, 2014 Transatlantic Crossing (voyage #M414A) with fares starting from $1,599 per person. 

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