Cunard Launches Trans-Atlantic Fashion Cruise

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Cruise lines are always on the look-out for something new to add to the on-board entertainment. From gourmet food and wine cruises to quirky fitness and yoga cruises, there really is an ever-expanding set of choices. To add to the range, Cunard is about to debut its first ever trans-Atlantic fashion cruise. Read on for all the exciting information.

Sailing in style

The ‘fashion cruise’ will take place on Cunard’s flagship Queen Mary 2. It’s definitely suitable for the occasion, with a vast array of elegant suites, six fabulous restaurants and two lively bars. The ship’s 14 decks also boast a spa, the biggest at-sea library and even a planetarium. On the cruise, Queen Mary 2 will play host to some of the biggest names in fashion:

  • Zandra Rhodes – British designer whose clients include Princess Diana, Freddie Mercury, Kyle Minogue, and Joan Rivers.
  • Colin McDowell – renowned fashion commentator, journalist and historian.
  • Gail Sackloff – a leading fashion consultant and former merchandiser for Saks Fifth Avenue.
  • Fern Mallis – the creator of New York Fashion Week as we know it.
  • A collection of Storm runway models

Also on-board the fashion cruise will be a group of post-graduate students from the Royal College of Art, who will be presenting their latest collections. The big names won’t just be spectating though. Mallis and McDowell will be hosting their own talks. Zandra Rhodes, on the other hand, will present a spectacular show with the Storm models.

New York Fashion Week

The fashion week itself begins on September 9th. The cruise will set sail just over a week before, on September 1st, from Southampton. Arriving in Brooklyn a day before the proceedings begin, on September 8th, passengers will be able to enjoy seven nights on the incredible liner.The Manhattan skyline

“Guests looking to immerse themselves in the stunning surroundings of the newly refurbished Queen Mary 2 can do so in style as experts in the world of fashion share their insight into the glamorous world of fashion,” explains Angus Struthers, Cunard marketing director.

Sailing with Cunard

If you’re looking for a luxury cruise with Cunard, Cruise1st can help. We offer a range of fantastic packages, sailing on the Queen Mary 2, Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria. With extravagant dining, sparkling evening entertainment and an amazing cultural buzz, our cruise packages on Cunard are sure to be unforgettable. Use our cruise search tool to find your perfect cruise, or call our UK based cruise specialists on 0808 250 1037.

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