Legendary singer/songwriter James Taylor had them dancing at sea aboard RMS Queen Mary 2’s June 19 eastbound Transatlantic Voyage where he performed two Cunard Command Performances to standing-room-only audiences in the ship’s 1150-seat Royal Court Theatre.
During the voyage he also participated in a Q&A and autograph session
Mr. Taylor and his band arrived yesterday in Southampton, England, having sailed the six-day voyage from New York en route to begin a 10-week, 22-concert tour visiting nine European countries.
Before the evening concerts, passengers got an intimate glimpse inside the life of the American music icon during a live Q&A interview with Entertainment Director Ray Rouse. Mr. Taylor graciously greeted, signed autographs for and took photographs with hundreds of adoring fans, some wearing special t-shirts in honour of this beloved entertainer.
On the day of his last performance, James Taylor also posed for photographs and signed autographs for more than two hours with hundreds of RMS Queen Mary 2 crew members.
The Transatlantic Voyage fulfilled a lifelong dream of Mr. Taylor’s, who has said his favourite place to be is in the middle of the North Atlantic.
“It is such a civilized way to go, and Queen Mary 2 is the last word in first class travel,” said Mr. Taylor.
Joining Mr. Taylor on this special voyage were his wife Kim, twin sons Rufus and Henry, and his mother Trudy Taylor.
James Taylor now becomes part of Cunard’s illustrious history of welcoming entertainers, including Elizabeth Taylor, Rita Hayworth, Rod Stewart, Carly Simon, Shirley Bassey, Harry Connick, Jr. and Lenny Kravitz.
MCC Rickmers supplies our best-selling world freighter voyage of approximately 126 days.
Reasons for popularity:
Early Booking Reductions – Booking a year or more ahead nets you a 10% reduction. Booking six months ahead nets a 5% reduction.
Mystery itinerary – Being partially tramp, these ships have a long list of ports usually called and a shorter list of ports called when cargo demands.
Longer port times – Being partly general cargo (as well as containers), some port calls will be longer.
Age flexibility – Age limit is 75 but they will accept older passengers with two good medical reports from their doctors
No single supplement – A single in a single cabin pays the same as the each-of-two price in the best double – less than Eu 83 per day - including port taxes/fees and deviation insurance.
Ships sail almost every month.
Web site which allows you to follow the progress of your ship on its way to pick you up and your friends and relatives can follow your voyage progress.
Out-of country hospital/medical insurance including emergency evacuation (sometimes called air ambulance) coverage is required.
Cancellation insurance is strongly recommended to protect your fare in the event of illness, accident or bereavement of passengers or members of immediate family. We are happy to quote on insurance for Canadian residents.
Sailings begin and end in Houston or Hamburg. Segments may be available subject to availability and cabotage.
We also represent Bank Line world voyages which are highly rated and have many of the above features. If you don’t mind sailing from/to Europe, this could be of interest. These ships do not call in North America.
Please feel free to ask us for more information on these or any other voyages.