has announced a number of experts who have signed up to appear on its ships as part of its Cunard Insights programme in the coming weeks.
The guest speakers will appear as part of the onboard enrichment programme on Queen Elizabeth 2
and Queen Mary 2
during summer and autumn 2008.
The line-up includes "history buffs", "star gazers" and even well-known television broadcasters in addition to bestselling authors.
"A Transatlantic Crossing is a pinnacle travel experience for the scholarly Cunard guest who is captivated by the Golden Age of Ocean Travel," commented Carol Marlow, president of Cunard Cruises
Personalities appearing onboard Queen Elizabeth 2
in her final months of service will include: Author and maritime historian Bill Miller; Sir Michael Parker; former royal correspondent Jennie Bond; architect Stephen Payne and New York-based author Ted Scull, who will be paying a special tribute to Queen Elizabeth 2
ahead of her imminent retirement.
Onboard Queen Mary 2
, former BBC TV producer Barry Brown will entertain guests alongside British historian Derek Fraser, author of "Eats, Shoots, Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation" Lynn Truss, Eric Dolinand and Royal Astronomical Society fellow David Whitehouse.
Written by Sarah Blacow