At a glance
13 Day Cruise on Queen Mary 2, Cunard from £1,399 pp incl. flights
Departure 16 July 2019 | Liverpool to New York
- Corner Brook
- New York
Liverpool to New York
Special Saver Fares
In all the world of travel, there are few journeys rarer and none more iconic than The Transatlantic Crossing to New York on Cunard's flagship Queen Mary 2. Sir Samuel Cunard established the first regular crossing of this famous route in 1847. Today, only Cunard continues this classic tradition on the world’s only true ocean liner.
Uncover a truly unique and timeless experience, savouring blissful days of indulgence and inspiration at sea, with as much or as little to do as you please. Surrender to the different rhythms of relaxing freedom, White Star service and stylish celebration that only The Transatlantic Crossing by Cunard can provide. As you edge away from Liverpool, ahead lies exciting ports and uninterrupted ocean, days filled with new discoveries and delights, and nights full of music, dancing, laughter, or peaceful moments that will stay with you forever.
- Superb savings guaranteed in return for paying in full when you book and taking a pre-allocated stateroom
- 100% deposit at the time of booking and are subject to a 100% cancellation fee
- No amendments are permitted once booked; any amendment will be treated as a cancellation
- Bookings are made at the relevant stateroom type and a stateroom number is allocated by Cunard prior to departure
- Dinner seating is allocated on board
- Shuttle buses in ports are an additional cost
Enjoy this rare opportunity to embark Queen Mary 2 in Liverpool, the spiritual home of Cunard, and sail to Iceland before crossing the Atlantic to Canada and New York.
Day by day itinerary
Liverpool and its port was once home of Cunard Line. The Cunard Building, Royal Liver Building, and the Port of Liverpool Building, all on Pier Head, are often described as the city’s ‘Three Graces’.
Liverpool is vibrant and modern, but with a taste of the ‘60s. Take a ferry across the Mersey for some great harbour views, or a Magical Mystery Tour of the city, commemorating The Beatles.
A mass of brightly coloured corrugated iron roofs is one of many charming and fascinating sights to enjoy in Reykjavik, the world’s most northern capital city. It is among the greenest global cities.
Experience views of the Golden Waterfall and the spouting geysers, or perhaps join in with the nation’s love for shopping. Designer labels, gourmet treats and even a flea market are all here.
Surveyed by Captain James Cook in 1767, Corner Brook is an island on the west coast of Newfoundland, separating the St Lawrence River from the Atlantic Ocean to form the stunning Gulf of St Lawrence.
Corner Brook is set against the impressive backdrop of the Long Range Mountains, which form the northernmost section of the Appalachian Mountains.
This larger-than-life scenery creates a dramatic first impression when you arrive by ship, especially during the final stage that takes you around 20 miles through the Bay of Islands, a freshwater fjord, towards the mouth of the Humber River. The jagged slopes and thick forest are scenic at any time of year, although the autumn can be the most eye-catching when many of the leaves turn red, orange and copper.
Captain James Cook arrived and surveyed the area in 1767, charting the Bay of Islands and coast now dotted with fishing villages. The Captain James Cook National Historic Site, set on a cliff top, offers a spectacular view over the area. The museum also contains a number of the local maps he created, and many of the names he bestowed remain today. You could follow Captain Cook’s Trail, to charming spots like Lark Harbor, Bottle Cove and Frenchman’s Cove. You might even try some of the unique local cuisine. This includes salted meat and fish, especially cod, once a necessity for seeing residents through the long winter months, as well as pies and desserts made from local berries, such as partridgeberry.
The natural setting takes centre stage in this corner of Canada, and there are many walking trails around Corner Brook as well as opportunities for zip lining and river rafting for the more adventurous.
Some of the most spectacular scenery is found in Gros Morne National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its varied terrain includes tundra, forest, bogs, salt marshes, waterfalls, and a freshwater fjord. Yet perhaps the most fascinating spot of all is the area known as the Tablelands. Here, tectonic plates collided millions of years ago, forcing part of the earth’s mantle to the surface, creating a vast, striking and geologically intriguing landscape, scattered with ancient rocks.
A star-shaped fortress welcomes you to this fascinating city. Here you can stand beside the visionary Sir Samuel Cunard himself, or rather the bronze statue that presides over his hometown waterfront.
Halifax gardens is a must-see in the capital of Nova Scotia. It’s a tranquil tapestry of manicured lawns, winding paths and iron railings, crowned by an ornate Victorian bandstand.
Debark Queen Mary 2 and fly to the UK, or why not extend your stay in New York City for a few days?
Sailing on Queen Mary 2
Queen Mary 2 lays claim to being the grandest ocean liner ever built. In all, there are 14 decks on which guests relax and unwind, each filled with opulent dining rooms, ballrooms, theatres and lounges.