On May 29, Cunard Line and The TransAtlantic Bridge, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the transatlantic relationship between the United States and United Kingdom, hosted guests aboard flagship Queen Mary 2 in New York for a lecture given by celebrated author Barry Singer on his newly published book, “Churchill Style: The Art of Being Winston Churchill.”
Guests received a warm welcome from the master of Queen Mary 2, Captain Kevin Oprey, who then introduced Amanda Bowman, president of The TransAtlantic Bridge. Edwina Sandys, the granddaughter of Sir Winston Churchill, also attended and spoke to the group, and was followed by Singer’s presentation.
Singer’s new biography details Churchill’s private life and extravagant style outside the world of politics, featuring scores of never-before-published photographs, illustrations and documents from the Churchill family archives. From Churchill’s love of cigars and luxury automobiles to his favourite books and impeccable sense of fashion, Singer leaves no stone unturned in the iconic statesman’s day-to-day life.
“Cunard is pleased to have collaborated with The TransAtlantic Bridge on this very special event, celebrating the enduring relationship between the United States and Great Britain, and honoring Sir Winston Churchill in particular,” said Peter Shanks, president of Cunard Line. “Churchill credited Cunard Line with ending WWII one year early, and we are proud to preserve our unique history with one of the world’s greatest leaders. In fact, we pay tribute to him on all of our ships with dedicated venues in his name.”
“Cunard was a wonderful partner for our ‘Churchill Style’ luncheon,” said Amanda Bowman, president of The TransAtlantic Bridge. “The substance and style of Queen Mary 2 fully lived up to all the qualities that Churchill would have admired.”
The only liner to provide regularly scheduled transatlantic service, Queen Mary 2 offers the ultimate luxury cruise vacation, rich in classic British traditions, world class cuisine and stimulating on board enrichment.
For more than 170 years, Cunard Line’s Transatlantic Crossing has appealed to a broad range of sophisticated travellers with a love of glamour, elegance and tradition. Each Crossing features a series of Royal Nights-themed balls held in the Queens Room – the largest dance floor at sea; and each evening, the Royal Court Theatre presents West End-style musical revues and guest performers.