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of Renowned Speakers for 2013

Promotional Fare Offers Available Through 15 April 2013

Cunard Line has just confirmed author Margaret Atwood, broadcaster Sir David Frost, Dame Fiona Reynolds and sportsman Mike Cowan as additional speakers in the Line’s award-winning Cunard Insights on board enrichment programme in the next few months aboard Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth. In addition, promotional fares are being offered on the applicable voyages, expiring on 15 April 2013.

“Cunard was the first cruise line to invite a variety of distinguished speakers aboard its ships nearly 40 years ago,” said Peter Shanks, president of Cunard Line. “We are delighted to continue to welcome internationally respected figures who will add an extra dimension to our guests’ experience on board.”

Delving into a variety of compelling and relevant topics, Cunard Insights introduces guests to accomplished experts and visionaries who reflect the Line’s legacy of adventure and prestige while sailing a luxury cruise vacation.

Complementing the array of speakers already announced for 2013, Atwood, Frost, Reynolds and Cowan will set sail as follows:

Speaker Margaret Atwood onboard Queen Mary 2 / Photo © Cunard Line

Speaker Margaret Atwood onboard Queen Mary 2 / Photo © Cunard Line

Margaret Atwood – Queen Mary 2, Eastbound Transatlantic Crossing, 15 August 2013. Acclaimed author Margaret Atwood will preview her new book “MaddAddam” prior to its official UK release. “MaddAddam” is the third book in her trilogy that started with “Oryx and Crake” and then “The Year of the Flood.” Best known for “The Handmaid’s Tale,” Margaret is the author of more than forty books of fiction, poetry and critical essays, including the 2000 Booker Prize-winning “The Blind Assassin” and “Alias Grace,” which won the Giller Prize in Canada and the Premio Mondello in Italy. She has won over 100 awards worldwide, the most recent being The Los Angeles Times Innovator’s Award for 2012. Margaret Atwood lives in Toronto with writer Graeme Gibson.

Promotional fares for this seven-day Transatlantic Crossing start from $1,399 per person. Book by 15 April 2013.

Speaker Sir David Frost onboard Queen Mary 2 / Photo © Cunard Line

Speaker Sir David Frost onboard Queen Mary 2 / Photo © Cunard Line

Sir David Frost – Queen Mary 2, Westbound Transatlantic Crossing, 8 October 2013. Broadcasting legend Sir David Frost is no stranger to Cunard, having travelled with the Line several times over the years and interviewing Former South Africa President Nelson Mandela live for the BBC from Queen Elizabeth 2 in Cape Town in 1998. During the 8 October Crossing, Sir David will share live with guests “Interviews I Shall Never Forget” which is a cascade of memories and hilarious anecdotes. In addition, he will do a live Q&A with the Entertainment Director of Queen Mary 2 and also introduce the film “Frost/Nixon.”

Sir David Frost’s career has been so diverse that he has been described as a “one man conglomerate.” It is easy to see why: host and co-creator of “That Was the Week That Was”; producer of countless television programmes, from “A Gift of Song: The Music for UNICEF” Concert to the “Spectacular World of Guinness Records”; author of 17 books; producer of eight films, including “Rogue Trader” with Ewan McGregor and Anna Friel; publisher; lecturer; impresario; and the joint founder of London Weekend Television and TV-am. Sir David Frost is perhaps the best known television interviewer in the world.

Promotional fares for this seven-day Transatlantic Crossing start from $1,299 per person. Book by 15 April 2013.

Speaker Dame Fiona Reynolds onboard Queen Elizabeth / Photo © Cunard Line

Speaker Dame Fiona Reynolds onboard Queen Elizabeth / Photo © Cunard Line

Dame Fiona Reynolds DBE – Queen Elizabeth, St. Petersburg and Baltic Explorer, 1 May 2013. Dame Fiona Reynolds was the Director-General of the National Trust from 2001-2012 before becoming Master of Emmanuel College, Cambridge in 2012. During her time at the National Trust, Dame Fiona made it warmer and more welcoming, bringing the houses to life and raising the profile of the Trust’s work in the countryside. Dame Fiona was appointed CBE for services to the environment and conservation in 1998 and DBE in 2008. She is married with three daughters and lives near Cirencester, England.

This 14-day voyage sails roundtrip from Southampton and visits Kristiansand, Copenhagen, Warnemunde, Tallinn, St. Petersburg (overnight stay on board), Helsinki and Stockholm.

Promotional fares for this voyage start from $2,299 per person. Book by 15 April 2013.

Speaker Mike Cowan onboard Queen Victoria / Photo © Cunard Line

Speaker Mike Cowan onboard Queen Victoria / Photo © Cunard Line

Mike Cowan – Queen Victoria, Spring Getaway, 26 April 2013. Cricketer Mike Cowan has played cricket at the highest level. He was, for nine years, a fast bowler with the Yorkshire Cricket Club, sharing the opening attack with the legendary Fred Trueman, representing his country in Pakistan. After leaving the world of professional sports, Mike embarked on a sales career, most recently representing Penguin Books in the North of England. He has also worked as a sports commentator for Yorkshire Television.

Promotional fares for this five-day voyage, sailing roundtrip from Southampton with stops in Hamburg and Le Havre, start from $999 per person. Book by 15 April 2013.

For more information and to book a voyage aboard Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria or Queen Elizabeth, contact your Travel Agent, call Cunard toll-free at 1-800-728-6273, or go to www.cunard.com.

Information source: Cunard Line

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