In October, High-Brow Meets Humor Aboard Queen Mary 2's Transatlantic Crossing, 'A Most Civilized Literary Adventure'

    Three of the Iconic 'New Yorker' Magazine's Authors Set to Inspire and
    Engage Cunard Guests

    VALENCIA, Calif., March 1 /CNW/ -- Like Cunard Line's unique place in the
history of ocean travel, "The New Yorker" has occupied a distinguished place
in magazine publishing since its first issue in 1925.  On October 7, 2007,
these two iconic names come together in "A Most Civilized Literary Adventure"
Transatlantic crossing aboard Cunard's flagship Queen Mary 2.  A trio of
award-winning "New Yorker" authors, whose work runs the gamut from
thought-provoking essays to side-splitting humor, will be introduced aboard
the ship's New York to Southampton crossing.

    The authors are:

    Adam Gopnik -- On "The New Yorker" staff since 1986, Gopnik writes
    "New York Journal."  He has also served as the magazine's art critic and
    has written fiction and humor pieces, book reviews, profiles, reporting
    pieces and dozens of stories for "The Talk of the Town."  Onboard, he will
    tackle contemporary culture in a dynamic multi-media presentation.

    Anthony Lane -- A "New Yorker" film critic since 1993, Lane is the author
    of "Nobody's Perfect," a book of his "New Yorker" pieces.  Onboard, Lane
    will screen a film and lead an in-depth film discussion.

    Andy Borowitz -- Humorist, author, Hollywood producer and personality,
    Borowitz is considered one of America's leading comic voices.  He appears
    on CNN's "American Morning" and National Public Radio's "Weekend Edition
    Sunday" and he writes a popular Internet column.  Onboard, he will do
    stand-up comedy.

    Each author will participate in one group conversation and give two
presentations exclusively created and centered on his primary focus.  In
addition, each will give one reading and host a book signing.  The sailing
will afford guests multiple opportunities to interact with the authors, learn
about the creative process and who and what inspires them.
    "'A Most Civilized Literary Adventure' continues Cunard's long history of
stimulating literary pursuits," said Carol Marlow, president of Cunard Line.
The line has long been a favorite of literary luminaries, ranging from
Tennessee Williams and J.B. Priestly to Mary Higgins Clark.
    Cunard Line's onboard enrichment program introduces guests to stimulating
experts and accomplished visionaries who reflect the line's heritage of
adventure and prestige.  Through a series of lectures, Q&A's, debates,
workshops and social gatherings, guests will connect with personalities who
have achieved notable distinction in areas including history, world affairs,
science, politics, arts and literature.  In addition, guests can enjoy
intellectual pursuits as well as a relaxing respite in the ship's library, the
largest at sea with more than 8,000 volumes.
    Voyage fares for Queen Mary 2's "A Most Civilized Literary Adventure"
start from $1,349 per person, based on double occupancy.
    For more information about Cunard or Queen Mary 2, call 1-800-7-CUNARD or
go to

    About "The New Yorker"
    A fixture in magazine publishing since 1925, "The New Yorker" is a
revered collection of intelligent, funny, and penetrating voices.  In every
issue, a signature mix of culture and art, business and politics, fashion and
design, science and technology attract millions who come to "The New Yorker"
to be informed, to be surprised, to laugh, and to be moved.

    About Cunard Line
    Cunard Line, operator of the luxury ocean liners Queen Mary 2 and QE2,
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 travelers who relish the Cunard hallmarks of impeccable White Star
Service(SM), fine dining, sophisticated adventure, the legacy of historic
voyages and transatlantic travel.  Queen Victoria joins the fleet in December
    Cunard Line is a proud member of World's Leading Cruise Lines.  The
exclusive alliance also includes Carnival Cruise Lines, Holland America Line,
Princess Cruises, Costa Cruises and The Yachts of Seabourn.  Sharing a passion
to please each guest, and a commitment to quality and value, member lines
appeal to a wide range of lifestyles and budgets.  Together they offer
exciting and enriching cruise vacations to the world's most desirable

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