Sir David Frost to join Queen Mary 2 voyage
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Broadcasting legend Sir David Frost will be onboard the Queen Mary 2’s transatlantic crossing from Southampton to New York later this month, Cunard has announced.
Departing 27 July, guests on the ship will be able to see presentations from Frost and a lecture full of memories and anecdotes called ‘Interviews I Shall Never Forget”. Frost is the only person to have interviewed the last seven Presidents of the United States and the last seven Prime Ministers of the United Kingdom as well as Nelson Mandela so guests onboard are in for a real treat.
There will also be a Q&A with the onboard entertainment director Keith Maynard and he will also introduce the film ‘Frost/Nixon’.
Meanwhile, guests aboard the 14 October eastbound transatlantic crossing from New York to Southampton will have the opportunity to enjoy performances by select members of London’s National Symphony Orchestra (NSO).
Under the direction of conductor Anthony Inglis, the NSO will give two concerts throughout the seven-day crossing, one a tribute to American music, and the other in traditional “Last Night of the Proms” style. In an exclusive partnership between Cunard Line and the NSO, guests will have the opportunity to join an all-passenger chorus.
“A Cunard crossing of the Atlantic had been a dream of mine since I was a boy brought up in Cowes [England] in the 60s and first saw the former Cunard Queens sailing out of Southampton past The Brambles. To take part with my orchestra on the magnificent Queen Mary 2 of such a wonderful occasion as the two concerts we give, one of which will include some volunteer passengers, is that of a dream come true,” said conductor Anthony Inglis.