As celebrations continue marking the 50th Anniversary of The Beatles’ American debut, Cunard Line will help commemorate the group’s first crossing of the Altantic with The Beatles Experience, a live musical tribute to the most popular band of all time. The premiere tribute band and Queen Mary 2 will come together during one of the ship’s legendary Transatlantic Crossings, departing from New York on 28 October 2014.
For more than a decade, the members of The Beatles Experience have been entertaining audiences all over the world. Their performances cover the depth of The Beatles’ career—from the heady days of Beatlemania in the early 1960s to the group’s final farewell performance from a London rooftop at Saville row. The Beatles Experience’s performances will trace the steps of the original Fab Four. They had the rare privilege of playing on the grounds of Buckingham Palace in 2013, and they are a regular guest act at Liverpool’s famous Cavern Club, where The Beatles first gained fame in Britain.
“We are thrilled to welcome The Beatles Experience on board our flagship, Queen Mary 2,” says David Dingle, Cunard’s chief executive. “The Beatles are the most iconic and popular rock band in history, as well as one of the U.K.’s most famous exports. So it is only fitting that we would bring a taste of Beatlemania to travelers enjoying one of our most iconic and popular voyages—a Cunard Transatlantic Crossing.”
Passengers on board the eight-day October sailing will have the exclusive opportunity to enjoy the concert in the Royal Court Theatre. Audiences will also be treated to Q&A’s with the performers during the voyage.
The Beatles Experience will also perform on Queen Mary 2’s April 2, 2014 Hong Kong to Dubai sailing, Queen Victoria’s April 1, 2014 San Francisco to Fort Lauderdale voyage and Queen Elizabeth’s March 29, 2014 Hong Kong to Dubai sailing.
The Beatles Experience is part of Cunard’s illustrious history of hosting famed entertainers with peerless cachet. Legendary notables such as Elizabeth Taylor, Rita Hayworth, Cary Grant and Clark Gable frequently crossed the Atlantic on Cunard’s earlier Queens, Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth; and since Queen Mary 2’s debut ten years ago, the ship has welcomed musical notables such as jazz legend Dave Brubeck, James Taylor, Carly Simon, Rod Stewart, Lenny Kravitz and Broadway siren Patti LuPone.
For nearly 175 years, Cunard Line’s Transatlantic Crossing has appealed to a broad range of sophisticated travelers with a love of glamor, elegance and tradition. Each Crossing aboard Queen Mary 2 features a series of Royal Nights themed balls on the largest dance floor at sea in the Queens Room; and the Royal Court Theatre presents West End-style musical revues and guest performers. Christened by Her Majesty The Queen in 2004, Cunard Line’s flagship Queen Mary 2 defines luxury travel for the 21st Century. At 151,400 tons with 1,310 staterooms, Queen Mary 2 is the world’s most famous passenger ship in operation today.
The ship’s state of the art facilities include a 3D Cinema, planetarium. a Canyon Ranch Spa Club, a soaring six-story Grand Lobby, the largest ballroom and library at sea, and a three-story 1,347-seat restaurant.
For more information about Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth and to book a voyage, call Cunard at 1-800-728-6273, or visit Cunard’s website.
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Carrie Coolidge is a Pursuitist contributor based in Manhattan. From 2009 to 2011, Carrie served as Co-Editor of Luxist, the luxury lifestyle website at AOL where she ran the Luxist Awards, a program that honored the very best in fine living. From 1996 to 2009, Carrie was a Staff Writer at Forbes magazine, where she covered real estate, personal finance and the insurance industry, among other areas. Carrie is also the author of six books, including "The Business of America is Business". Follow her on Twitter: @carriecoolidge