2016 Featured Speakers for Cunard Insights Enrichment Programme



There’s almost no limit to what you can learn and explore during your voyage aboard a Cunard Queen. Join us to experience our award-winning Cunard Insights® enrichment programme, hearing from writers, actors, film-makers, politicians, explorers, scientists, historians and even the occasional astronaut. Our speakers and special events will add another dimension to your cruise.
2016 Highlights
Jazz at Sea with Herbie Hancock and Gregory Porter
M613 – Southampton to New York – Herbie Hancock
M624N – New York to Southampton – Gregory Porter
Join Grammy Award-winning artists Herbie Hancock and Gregory Porter as they each perform on one Jazz at Sea Transatlantic Crossing in 2016. These voyages also feature nightly jazz performances and special Q&A sessions.

The New York Times Insights Series
All 2016 Eastbound Queen Mary 2 Transatlantic Crossings
Cunard has partnered with The New York Times to feature experts on a wide range of topics, from national security, climate change, and the space programme, to economics, sports, technology, journalism and much more.
John Maclean, Royal Astronomical Society
M603 – Valparaiso to Sydney
John is a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society and an Astronomer/Astro Photographer at the Norman Lockyer Observatory in Devon. He is also part of the NASA Coordinated Investigations of Comets team (CIOC) and was credited with being the first astronomer to spot Comet ISON as it travelled around the sun in 2013.
Jennie Bond, Journalist and Broadcaster
V603 – Sydney to Hong Kong
Jennie Bond spent 14 years as the BBC’s Royal Correspondent, reporting on the Royal Family through some of the monarchy’s most turbulent years. These days she can be seen on a wide variety of TV shows and game shows.
Sir Alan Collins, Diplomat
M603 – Hong Kong to Dubai
Sir Alan is a career Diplomat who has held a number of Ambassador and High Commissioner appointments. He has been the Deputy Ambassador to Ethiopia, the Director General of the British Trade and Cultural Office in Taiwan and the Ambassador to the Philippines.
Click here for more information on Cunard Insights. To book a Cunard voyage, contact your Travel Consultant, call Cunard at (800) 728-6273 or visit Cunard.com. All entertainment and enrichment programming is subject to change without notice. In the event of such changes in schedule or performers, Cunard will not be liable to compensate guests. Any guests who elect to cancel their voyage will be subject to cancellation charges in accordance with our booking policies. Further information on the entertainment and enrichment programming schedule will be posted on www.cunard.com as it becomes available.