*Exclusive* Cunard Sailing - Literature Festival at Sea 2021

November 14 – 21, 2021 aboard the Queen Mary 2

Southampton, England to New York

This extraordinary Transatlantic Crossing is curated by the programming team from The Times and The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival, bringing the spirit of the Festival to your voyage.

A line-up of literary greats.

The Literature Festival at Sea offers book lovers an incredible opportunity to join some of the best-loved authors, historians, poets, and critics, as well as journalists from The Times and The Sunday Times. Confirmed speakers so far include Bernardine Evaristo, Lynda La Plante and Jamie Susskind.

Events to enrich and inspire.

Throughout the week we celebrate the written word in all its variety with workshops, discussions and Q&As, taking in literature, art, film, history and politics, all underpinned by the quality of delivery that is Cheltenham’s hallmark. There will be opportunities to hear literary greats in conversation and meet favorite authors at intimate book signings.

With unmissable special guests and bookish delights around every corner, this promises to be an incredible journey.

Guest Speakers:

  • Bernardine Evaristo MBE
  • Clare Mackintosh
  • Jamie Susskind
  • Lynda La Plant CBE
  • Sharmaine Lovegrove
  • Jane Smiley

This special Cunard sailing event is SOLD OUT to the general public! We have the last remaining group space available on a first-come, first-served basis!

Don’t miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime adventure – Contact us today!



Earn 10,000 Bonus Travel Rewards points when booking this special – Simply provide promo code National2021 to one of our Travel Advisors!

** PLUS **

Complimentary iFLYSmart Healthy Travel Kit

We want to help you minimize risk and reach your destination as happy and healthy as possible!

The Healthy Kit includes:

  • Antiseptic wipes (8 counts)
  • Hydrating facial wipes (5 counts)
  • Face mask
  • Headrest cover
  • Lip balm (0.15 oz)
  • Sleep mask and Earplugs

Didn’t book your vacation with us? Simply stop by one of our locations with a copy of your international flight reservation for a complimentary kit as well, and keep us in mind for your next adventure!


Cheltenham Literature Festival

The Times and The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival is the world’s oldest Literature Festival and continues to lead the way in celebrating the written and spoken word.

The Festival presents the best new voices in fiction and poetry alongside literary greats and high-profile speakers, while inspiring over 9,000 school children with a love of books through their year-round education and talent development programs.

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