Maritime archaeologist Mensun Bound joins Cunard's Queen Mary 2 in Southampton (England) on June 24

   May 15, 2022 ,   Cruise Industry

Mensun Bound, the maritime archaeologist who made headlines in March 2022 with the discovery of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s ship, Endurance, will head out to sea this summer to talk exclusively to Cunard passengers.

Mensun Bound is expected to join Queen Mary 2 in Southampton (England) for a 7-night Transatlantic Crossing on June 24 before arriving in New York City on July 2, 2022.

Returning next year, the maritime archaeologist is due to join Queen Elizabeth for a 13-night journey from Alaska to San Francisco (California USA), taking in some of the most breath-taking scenery and wildlife in the world.

Matt Gleaves, Vice President, Commercial, Cunard, North America and Australasia said it was a huge honour to welcome Mensun Bound onboard flagship Queen Mary 2 "so soon after his historical expedition captured the world’s attention."

“I know our guests will be enthralled by his first-hand account of his Endurance 22 expedition, as well as his extraordinary, decades-spanning career.”

Queen Mary 2 cruise ship

In the role as Trustee of the Falklands Maritime Heritage Trust, Oxford's maritime archaeologist was the Director of Exploration for the team of deep-ocean robotic technologists that, on March 5, discovered the most storied shipwreck of them all, 3 kilometres beneath the perennial sea ice of Antarctica.