QM2 Westbound Transatlantic Crossing to New York with Hotel Stay – The Literature Festival at Sea

The worlds most iconic luxury crossing from Southampton to New York, Hotel stay, 9/11 Memorial Museum Admission & Return Flights

Sail on the iconic QM2 to New York
7-Nights Full Board Cruise
3-Nights 4* The Redbury New York
Direct Return Flights

Transatlantic Crossing

  • 7-Nights Transatlantic Crossing on Cunard, Queen Mary 2
  • New York to Southampton – Eastbound
  • Astonishing Flagship Liner – Grandeur & Space Abound
  • Welcome Bottle of Sparkling Wine or Champagne on Arrival
  • All Meals on Board
  • 24 Hour Room Service
  • Daily Afternoon Tea
  • Port Fees & Taxes
  • Airport/Port Private Transfer
  • Gratuities

New York Stay & Return

  • Direct Economy Flight from New York to London
  • Upgrade to Premium Economy from £215 per person
  • 3 Nights Stay at The Redbury, New York
  • Located in the NoMad District – Central New York City
  • Elegant Boutique Hotel – Roman Inspired Eateries
  • Easy Access to Top New York Attractions
  • 9/11 Memorial Museum Admission Ticket Included

The flagship liner Queen Mary 2 offers a remarkable, legendary cruise experience with oodles of space giving a real sense of freedom and an elegant style that sets her apart. A true icon, from the moment you step on board you will be immersed in her enthralling charm with a whole range of indulgent pleasures, luxurious staterooms and suites, and sumptuous dining for all tastes.

The Literature Festival at Sea is a must for book lovers around the world and offers a fantastic opportunity to join best-loved authors, poets, historians, critics and journalists from The time and The Sunday Times. Check out the guest list of confirmed speakers and book your spot sharpish! Step on board at Southampton and enter an exciting world of glamour on this exciting transatlantic crossing, the epitome of luxury cruising including the largest ballroom at sea, remember your dancing attire.

When you’re not listening to an awe-inspiring speaker or attending a much-loved literary event there’s a lot to explore and all in world class surroundings. Whether you’re in the mood for complete relaxation or something more active, you can find it on the Queen Mary 2. Immerse yourself in enthralling entertainment, be indulged in the Canyon Ranch Spa Club or simply relax with a book in her vast library. You’ll discover remarkable craftsmanship in the elegant staterooms and suites and savouring her many sumptuous restaurants and bars is always a pleasure. Dining is exquisite with a range of restaurants including French, Italian and the iconic Cunard Signature Afternoon Tea. From Orchestras to Ballrooms to the Royal Court Theatre and Empire Casino, there is no time to wonder what to do next. Days are filled with shopping, champagne, spa treatments, sports, games or simply lounging by the sparkling pool when relaxation is all that’s required.

When your toes reach American soil, and what a dramatic entrance sailing up towards the stunning Statue of Liberty, it’s time to take in a few days of this enchanting city. Culinary delights are the focus at The Redbury New York, boasting menus curated by Union Square Hospitality Group with bites and cocktails that pay homage to the hotel’s history.

A hub for modern travellers, The Lounge is the social centre of the hotel, a great setting for pre-dinner drinks or to catch up with friends. Marta; the restaurant inspired by the rustic cooking of Rome serves fresh local produce, family-style roasts, seafood and pizzas cooked over an open fire. The restaurant is teamed perfectly with a Roman-style aperitivi bar, Vini e Fritti, where Champagnes, Italian wines, craft beers and more are served with panash. Caffe Marchio is the coffee hub where you can pick up your favourite espresso and traditional Italian baked goods.

Leisure travellers are drawn to the boutique style of the hotel, away from the ordinary, elegant and stylish with sophisticated accommodations featuring Bluetooth gramophones, plush 300-count bedding, spacious bathrooms and thoughtful details. It’s these additional touches that make the experience super special; La Bottega Italian Linens & Terry robe, down duvets, fully stocked mini-bar, in-room dining, high-speed Wi-Fi and more.

Located in a prime position to visit all the top attractions, it’s an easy few days roaming around the best of them, the Empire State Building, infamous boutiques, Central Park, Rockefeller Centre – to name just a few.

A trip to New York wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the 9/11 Memorial Museum so the tickets are included for your convenience. There’s no need to book in advance so show up when it fits in with your day and walk right in. A moving tribute of remembrance and honour to the almost 3,000 people killed in the terror attacks that day back in 2001 along with 6 people killed in the World Trade Centre bombing in February 1993. A sombre reminder of the importance of living life today and being in the moment; a time to pay respects and contemplate the loved ones lost and lives affected.

The Cunard Literature Festival at Sea is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to meet your favourite author or critic. Paired with a New York trip once on solid ground, Cunard Cruise on the Queen Mary 2, with New York stay, is simply a must for glamorous literature fans. Setting sail from Southampton is an exciting affair which feels like you are the star of your own novel and continues until you step off Queen Mary 2 when you arrive on American shores. Take the opportunity to book a private box at The Royal Theatre for an unforgettable evening and enjoy Cunard’s White Star Service all the way with white gloved officers and crew on hand to provide the highest standards of service. A five star experience, why not upgrade your flight back from New York to add to the extravagance, and also enjoy a restful sleep on the flight, it’s a one-in-a-lifetime adventure so grab it and enjoy it for all its worth.

Cruise with Cunard
The newly Remastered Queen Mary 2 is the epitome of a luxury liner. The flagship of the Cunard fleet offers the last word in travel luxury – from the largest ballroom at sea to the sumptuous Commodore Club. For full information on this stunning ocean liner click on the ‘Your Ship’ tab.

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Literature Cruise
Luxury Collection
Queen Mary 2
30 Nov, 2022
10 Nights
Southampton, UK

Sail Southampton – New York | Fly New York – UK

Departure Dates

30 Nov, 2022
Interior Fr £1265pp
Balcony Fr £1631pp
Britannia Club Balcony Please Call
Grill Suites Please Call
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