The in-depth and hands-on lectures done presented by Cunard Insights™ are impressive, as is the only sea worthy planetarium on the planet.
There is a one-of-a-kind, full-sized planetarium on the Queen Mary 2, called Illuminations. There are a variety of constellation and virtual reality shows played here regularly. Illuminations also serves as the ships movie theater, showing 3D first run features, and a lecture hall with 500 total seats. As a planetarium, there are only 150 seats. Our favorite experience was the ghost story readings held here.
The many lectures and classes on the Queen Mary 2 are held by Cunard Insights™, structured to introduce guests to stimulating experts and accomplished visionaries who reflect the line’s heritage of adventure and prestige.
All voyages include a series of lectures, Q&As, debates, social gatherings, and workshops. All events are run by “personalities who have achieved notable distinction in areas including history, world affairs, science, politics, arts, and literature”.
We found the workshops presented by the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art to be incredibly interesting, enabling guests to not only watch the stars of tomorrow in person, but actually study the skills of acting with them.
Other classes, held in ConneXions, are geared towards making techies out of Luddites, using mostly Apple equipment.
The subjects of the lecture series change regularly and all of them are pretty impressive. Your itinerary will delineate the topics and speakers, as well as the location for participation.
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