Chef Todd English to Join Queen Mary 2’s Independence Day Celebration Voyage

The famous chef and restaurateur joins Cunard’s flagship to celebrate ten years of culinary partnership

SOUTHAMPTON, England--()--Cunard Line will welcome celebrity chef and partner Todd English on board Queen Mary 2 on 1 July 2014 for her Independence Day Celebration voyage from New York to Boston. While on board, Chef English will develop a new menu with the flagship’s culinary team, debuting later this summer. The famed restaurateur will also sign copies of his cookbook, Cooking in Everyday English: The ABCs of Great Flavor at Home, and participate in a Q&A with the Entertainment Director.

“We are delighted to welcome our longtime partner and friend, Todd English, aboard Queen Mary 2 in July,” said David Dingle, CEO for Cunard Line. “Our flagship has the distinct honour of featuring the only Todd English restaurant at sea. We look forward to having him on board to continue celebrating the ship’s 10th anniversary.”

One of the most decorated, respected and charismatic chefs in the world, Todd English has enjoyed a staggering number of accolades during his remarkable career. He has been recognized by several of the food industry’s most prestigious publications, established one of the best-known restaurant brands in the nation – Olives – and is a four-time James Beard Award winner. In addition, Chef English has four critically-acclaimed cookbooks, including the October 2011 release, Cooking in Everyday English.

“I am looking forward to sailing with Queen Mary 2,” Todd English said. “It’s been an absolute pleasure working with Cunard Line and the beautiful Queen Mary 2 over the past 10 years, and I look forward to celebrating with the ship and meeting guests while on board.”

Fans of Chef English can follow him on Twitter (@ChefToddEnglish) and Facebook (Facebook.com/ChefToddEnglish).

Since becoming Cunard’s flagship on completion of her maiden Transatlantic Crossing in 2004, Queen Mary 2 has remained unchallenged as the world’s grandest ocean liner ever built. In her first 10 years of service, following a spectacular naming by Her Majesty The Queen on 8 January 2004, Queen Mary 2 has undertaken more than 420 voyages, including over 200 Transatlantic Crossings, and has called at 182 ports in 60 countries.

Staterooms and Grills Suites are still available for the 1 July 2014 Independence Day Celebration (M410), with fares starting from $1,299 per person.

For more information about Queen Mary 2 or to book a voyage, contact your Travel Agent, call Cunard Line toll-free at 1-800-728-6273 or visit www.cunard.com.

About Queen Mary 2

Christened by Her Majesty The Queen in 2004, Cunard Line’s flagship Queen Mary 2 defines luxury travel for the 21st Century and continues an almost 175-year legacy of Transatlantic travel. For her 10th Anniversary in 2014, special on board celebrations took place for her westbound Transatlantic Crossing on 9 May and her eastbound Crossing on 16 May. Famous names who have experienced this iconic voyage since 2004 include President George H.W. Bush, Desmond Tutu, James Taylor, Rod Stewart, Carly Simon, Uma Thurman, Wes Anderson and Tilda Swinton.

About Cunard Line

Cunard Line, operator of the luxury ocean liners Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth, has long been synonymous with the quest for new discoveries and the epitome of British refinement since the company's first paddle-wheeled steamer, Britannia, crossed the Atlantic in 1840. Cunard voyages bring together like-minded travellers who seek a civilised adventure and relish the Cunard hallmarks of impeccable White Star Service, gourmet dining and world-class entertainment. Today, Cunard offers the only regularly scheduled trans-Atlantic liner service and continues the legacy of world cruising which it began in 1922.

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Cunard is a proud member of World's Leading Cruise Lines. Our exclusive alliance also includes Carnival Cruise Lines, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, Costa Cruises and Seabourn. Sharing a passion to please each guest and a commitment to quality and value, World’s Leading Cruise Lines inspires people to discover their best vacation experience. Together, we offer a variety of exciting and enriching cruise vacations to the world's most desirable destinations. Visit us at www.worldsleadingcruiselines.com.

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The cover of celebrity Chef Todd English’s cookbook, copies of which he will sign for guests during Queen Mary 2’s Independence Day Celebration cruise departing New York on 1 July (Graphic: Business Wire)

The cover of celebrity Chef Todd English’s cookbook, copies of which he will sign for guests during Queen Mary 2’s Independence Day Celebration cruise departing New York on 1 July (Graphic: Business Wire)

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Contacts

Cunard Line
Jackie Chase, 661-753-1035
jchase@cunard.com
or
GolinHarris
Cristina Samiley, 213-438-8841
csamiley@golinharris.com