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Cunard Announces New Event Voyages For 2025 Cruise Calendar

Cunard Announces New Event Voyages For 2025 Cruise Calendar

Announcing brand new Cunard Event Voyages for their 2025 Cruise calendar!

Award-winning authors. Master composers. celebrated choreographers. Cunard’s Event Voyages invite you to sail with some of the greatest talents in the arts, gastronomy, wine, and entertainment. Curated in partnership with well-known names like Cheltenham Festivals, English National Ballet, and Corney & Barrow, these one-of-a-kind voyages blend live demonstrations and performances with Q&As and hands-on workshops, to truly immerse you in the things you love most.

Be a part of history on Cunard’s 185th Anniversary voyage.
Celebrate the spoken word with likeminded literature lovers or share your passion for music, dance, or film.
When you’re not watching the professionals on stage, why not join them for an interactive workshop, a thought-provoking panel discussion, or an informal meet and greet? You’ll find plenty of opportunities to mix and mingle with these special guests. Some Cunard Event voyages even offer you the chance to sit in on rehearsals, giving you a rare glimpse at what goes on behind the scenes.

Film Festival At Sea

8 March 2025 • Queen Mary 2

Guests are invited to discover the world of film on this special Event Voyage in partnership with the British Film Institute. A thoughtfully curated schedule of activities and events will include screenings, conversations with industry icons, quizzes, and Q&A sessions. Guests will be treated to a look behind the scenes of the British film industry and the London Film Festival.

On board programme highlights:

  • A curated selection of films from the BFI to be screened on board
  • Q&As and in-depth talks from industry icons and experts who’ll take guests behind the scenes of movie making
  • Quizzes and other celebratory events on board, commemorating the history and prestige of the British film industry

185th Anniversary Event Voyage

24 June 2025 • Queen Mary 2

Celebrate 185 years of Cunard, and delight in all that Queen Mary 2 has to offer, plus enjoy a variety of experiences that will commemorate this special occasion. On this iconic Transatlantic route that’s been sailed by Cunard ships for decades, guests can relish days at sea being treated to the unique tales of maritime historians.

On board programme highlights:

  • Guests can hear fascinating insights from maritime historians joining the voyage
  • Commemorative dinner to celebrate Cunard’s distinguished history
  • A themed quiz to test our guests’ knowledge

Dance The Atlantic

8 August 2025 • Queen Mary 2

This unique Transatlantic Crossing celebrates the world of dance with English National Ballet. Dance the Atlantic will feature stunning performances and a spectacular programme packed full of Insights talks, workshops, access to rehearsals and classes, and a chance for guests to meet six leading dancers from English National Ballet.

On board programme highlights:

  • Six leading dancers from English National Ballet join guests on board
  • Performances with extracts from classic and contemporary ballets in the Royal Court Theatre
  • Classes and rehearsals, Insights talks, and dance workshops hosted by English National ballet choreographers
  • A fascinating look behind the scenes at what it takes to dance for English National Ballet

Anthony Inglis and the National Symphony Orchestra

3 September 2025 • Queen Mary 2

On this spectacular Event Voyage guests will be immersed in the exquisite world of classical music, brought on board Queen Mary 2 by eminent maestro Anthony Inglis, conducting the UK’s National Symphony Orchestra. Two superb performances will celebrate classical music from both sides of the pond, and at Q&A sessions Inglis will share stories about his distinguished career. Guests will even have the chance to rehearse with the choir and join the group performance during the evening show.

On board programme highlights:

  • Anthony Inglis will conduct on this special crossing as well as offering Insights talks and a Q&A
  • Anthony Inglis and the NSO will perform two classical concerts in the Royal Court Theatre
  • Guests can rehearse with the choir and join the group performance during the evening show

Literature Festival At Sea

8 December 2025 • Queen Mary 2

Guests will be absorbed in a true literary haven, surrounded by fellow book lovers, on the Literature Festival at Sea. This event, curated by the programming team of The Times and The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival, sees authors, journalists, critics, and historians unite, bringing the spirit of the Festival this extraordinary voyage.

On board programme highlights:

  • In partnership with Cheltenham Literature Festival, the world’s oldest literary festival
  • A seven-day programme of inspiring literary events
  • Join up to 20best-loved authors, thinkers and journalists for a range of unique workshops and experiences
  • Hear literary greats in conversation about their life and work and get the chance to meet them at intimate author signings

Great Australian Culinary Voyage

6 February 2025 • Queen Elizabeth

In February 2025, Cunard’s much loved Great Australian Culinary Voyage sets sail for the third time, bringing an odyssey of culinary exploration to the high seas. It’s the perfect opportunity to sample delicious cuisine as you sail for the shores of Tasmania.

On board programme highlights:

  • A chance to listen and learn as some of Australia’s most-loved chefs, producers,and food critics shine a spotlight on the wonders of Australian cuisine
  • Award-winning chef MattMoran will create an exclusive menu for The Verandah and special three-course dinner for the Britannia and Grills Restaurants
  • Bespoke culinary shore experience in Hobart

Voyage du Vin

13 October 2025 • Queen Victoria

Take a closer look at the wonderful world of wine on this unique Event Voyage on Queen Victoria, in partnership with Corney & Barrow, one of the UK’s oldest independent wine merchants.

This 11-night Mediterranean sailing promises not only to transport you, physically, to some of the world’s leading wine producing countries, but you’ll also be treated to a whole host of events and experiences designed to delight oenophiles of all kinds.

On board programme highlights:

  • Insightful talks from connoisseurs and leading industry experts
  • Tastings guided by renowned personalities

All this is on top of the signature Cunard experiences you can always look forward to. Find everything you need to create your perfect holiday both on and off the ship. Explore at your own pace or book a Cunard Shore Experience. You could push yourself at the gym by morning and glam up for a sparkling Gala Evening by night, maybe with a signature Cunard cocktail in between. An Event Voyage on a Cunard Queen is certainly a holiday like no other.

Ready to book your 2025 cruise holiday on a Cunard voyage? Call our cruise specialists on 02380 658 386 or start your search here.

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