Latest email update from Cunard says:
In addition to a wonderful choice of legendary voyages, Cunard offers an array of enrichment programmes and guest speakers across the fleet. This year on Queen Mary 2 we have a host of special guests joining us, so join us if you can for one of these special Transatlantic Crossings.
Juilliard plays on board
As part of our ongoing partnership with New York's acclaimed Juilliard School, performers will be on board Queen Mary 2 during 2011 to showcase their extraordinary talents. The deep twang of the double bass, lively trumpets and smooth saxophone will resound in the Royal Court Theatre and the Chart Room - there will even be Q&A sessions where you can quiz the musicians on their backgrounds and inspirations.
Juilliard musicians will be travelling on 10 very special Transatlantic Crossings this year. For more details on Juilliard and the dates they are travelling on please click here.
The National Symphony Orchestra conducted by Antony Inglis
We are delighted that Antony Inglis and the National Symphony Orchestra have once again agreed to perform on Queen Mary 2. Join us on this eastbound crossing, departing New York on 7 October 2011 and you'll have the opportunity to attend their rehearsals as well as Cunard's rousing version of the Last Night of the Proms. You could even experience what it is like to sing with them on stage if you choose to join our special Cunard choir.
To read more about last year's Transatlantic Crossing with the National Symphony Orchestra please click here. For more details on this year's plans and to sign up for regular updates please click here.
Nicholas Owen - Ambassador for The Prince's Trust
Cunard has been supporting The Prince's Trust since December 2007 and with the help of our guests has raised over £500,000 for this charity which helps disadvantaged young people change their lives. Now as a Gold Patron we have pledged to raise a further £500,000 by 2013.
We're delighted that Nicholas Owen, news presenter for the BBC and ITV and Prince's Trust ambassador, will be joining us on Queen Mary 2 for her eastbound Transatlantic Crossing on 6 July 2011 as part of our Cunard Insights programme.