Cunard to Celebrate World Space Week

By ,   October 6, 2016 ,   Cruise Industry

Cunard announced its flagship liner, RMS Queen Mary 2, will offer an exceptional Transatlantic Crossing to coincide with the International World Space Week, October 2017.

To celebrate the international event, Cunard Line has curated a bespoke voyage which will take guests on an exceptional journey across the Atlantic, featuring a range of space themed experiences including talks from renowned space exploration experts including:

  • Dr Jeffrey Hoffman, NASA Astronaut, Scientist and former Shuttle Pilot;
  • Charles Barclay from the Royal Astronomical Society;
  • Stephen Attenborough, Commercial Director of Virgin Galactic;
  • Ken MacTaggart, NASA Historian.

Taking place every year on October 4-10 since its United Nations declaration in 1999, World Space Week has grown into the largest public space event on Earth. More than 1,800 events in 73 countries celebrated the wonders of space exploration in 2015.

To enhance this unique at sea experience, Cunard is also offering Queen Mary 2's guests a VIP pre-voyage tour of the Hayden Planetarium and the Rose Center for Space at the American Museum of Natural History followed by a VIP tour of Museum of Air, Sea and Space in New York. Upon arrival into the UK, there is a tailor-made package available including a two-night stay and a tour of the Royal Observatory in Greenwich.