Independence Day Celebration on the Queen Mary 2

New York City, Halifax, Boston, and Newport

  • Date

    June 29-July 7, 2019 | Sat / Sun – 9 Days

  • Location

    New York City | Halifax | Boston | Newport


Celebrate America’s Independence on Cunard’s luxury flagship, the Queen Mary 2. Begin in New York City, with one night’s hotel and time to see the city. Then board the ship for a seven-night adventure along the Atlantic coast.

Enter into Canadian waters and stop in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where the famous star-shaped Citadel lies perched on a hill offering stunning views of the city below and the gateway to Peggy’s Cove and its famous lighthouse.

Spend the 4thof July in Boston where the ship will overnight and you’ll have ample time for celebration and exploration. Discover the birth of the nation at museums and famous Revolutionary War-era sites. Stroll open-air marketplaces, the jumbled 17th-century streets of the North End or brownstone-lined streets of South End, and peruse Boston Harbor, which offers a multitude of activities.

Stop in Newport, Rhode Island, renowned for its grandiose mansions and stunning coastline. Renaissance, Rococo, French and Victorian — Newport’s clifftops are a showcase of extravagance! A stroll along the sandy shore or city sidewalks offer a taste of Newport’s rich history and beautiful scenery.

Patriotic fun in the USA mixed with Canada’s scenic coast and Cunard’s luxury equals the perfect blend for summer relaxation and celebration.


  • Overnight in Boston on the 4th of July
  • Pre-cruise hotel night in New York City
  • Visit charming Newport, Rhode Island
  • Stop in the tranquil and pristine port of Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • World class dining and entertainment on board the Queen Mary 2


  • Roundtrip commercial air from Indianapolis to New York City, New York
  • Escorted
  • 1 night hotel accommodation
  • 7 nights shipboard accommodations on Cunard’s Queen Mary 2
  • All meals on ship
  • Transfers, taxes, port charges

Ship’s Registry: Bermuda



A passport is required to travel to this destination and must be valid for at least six months after your return.


Sat, June 29: Fly to New York City, New York and transfer to your hotel in Times Square. Spend the balance of the day as you wish. See the bright lights of the Big Apple, international mecca and melting pot, with expensive brownstones, colorful neighborhoods like Greenwich Village and the Upper West Side as well as legendary Central Park. Explore some of the world’s great museums, see a Broadway show or shop the luxury stores along Fifth Avenue.

Sun, June 30: Check out of the hotel late morning and transfer to the pier to board the flagship of the Cunard fleet, the elegant and newly remastered Queen Mary 2, the epitome of a luxury liner and wonderfully grand! In her Queens Room, the largest dance floor at sea will be the setting for nights you’ll long remember. If you fancy a little shopping, fine boutiques centered around the ship’s magnificent Grand Lobby provide a range of products from tempting souvenirs and gifts to exquisite jewelry and designer clothing. Set sail in the evening. (Meal: Dinner)

Mon, July 1: A ship as spacious as the QM2 deserves to be fully explored to uncover her secrets and as the ship sails into Canadian waters, your day at sea is the perfect time to do so. View the stars and other visual spectacles or take a course on celestial navigation in the full-scale planetarium. Day and night, there are endless entertainment opportunities such as dance lessons, martini mixology, presentations, deck games, theatre productions, cooking demos, and more. Or you may prefer to relax and unwind in the luxurious pool and steam rooms, indulge in signature massages, facials, or wellness treatments.(B,L,D)

Tue, July 2: Welcome to fascinating Halifax, Nova Scotia. Stand beside Sir Samuel Cunard himself — the cruise line’s founder has been immortalized in bronze and again presides over his elegant, hometown waterfront. A plethora of optional excursions await; visit Halifax gardens — a tranquil tapestry of manicured acres of lush flowers, duck ponds, sparkling fountains, and Victorian footpaths. Choose The Halifax Citadel, one of Canada’s most visited national historic sites that overlooks the entire city with views of the harbor. Or take off to Peggy’s Cove to visit the most photographed lighthouse in the world. (B,L,D)

Wed, July 3: Relax and enjoy another day at sea. From early morning until late into the night, a wealth of engaging experiences can be found on board. (B,L,D)

Thu, July 4: Arrive in Boston, Massachusetts, showcasing significant historic sites such as The Freedom Trail and Beacon Hill, whose cornerstone was laid in 1795 by Samuel Adams and Paul Revere. Historians enjoy the Old State House, where the Declaration of Independence was read on July 18, 1776, as well as the site of the Boston Massacre. Discover the birth of a nation at the Boston Tea Party ship, or for more contemporary pleasures, go shopping for bargains. Drop in where everybody knows your name — TV’s famous Cheers bar. And don’t forget famous Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall Marketplace. Celebrate Independence Day on ship or ashore, the Queen Mary 2 will overnight in port. (B,L,D)

Fri, July 5: You’ll have an extra day for excursions in Boston, and there is plenty to see and do! Set out on a visit to the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston Tea Party Museum, or ride the Boston Trolley. The Queen Mary 2 will sail away in the late afternoon. (B,L,D)

Sat, July 6: Depart in the morning for Newport, Rhode Island, where Jacqueline Bouvier married Senator John F. Kennedy at the gothic Church of Saint Mary’s and where society’s millionaires built their famous “summer cottages.” A visit to Newport would not be complete without a drive down Bellevue Avenue. Select an excursion that will pass by the palatial mansions of the Astors, Vanderbilts, and Morgans — beautifully restored to their original splendor. Elect to take a journey along the world famous Ten Mile Ocean Drive renowned for its spectacular coastline, delve into Newport’s history, or hit the food and wine scene. (B,L,D)

Sun, July 7: Return to New York City. Disembark and fly to Indianapolis. (B)


Queen Mary 2

Queen Mary 2. 

Stately and elegant, this remastered luxury liner boasts a fabulous art collection, impeccable serviced and an elegant ambience. The continuous wrap-around promenade deck provides a favorite way to exercise onboard. Highlights: Comfortable staterooms with bathrobe and slippers, nightly turn-down service with pillow chocolates • in-stateroom refrigerators • high-speed Internet access (fees apply) • six restaurants • six bars/lounges • 24-hour room service • five pools (one indoor) • fitness center • tennis court • Canyon Ranch Spa • casino • 3-D movie theater • live entertainment • nightclub • library • planetarium • book shop • art gallery • lectures and workshops, including a RADA Acting Workshops • computer center • children’s programs and areas.

Deck Plans

Queen Mary 2 Deckplans


  • Cat IC Britannia
  • Double P/P – $3,199
  • Single – $4,899
  • Cat EF Britannia
  • Double P/P – $3,379
  • Single – $5,179
  • Cat BY Britannia
    Sheltered Bal.
  • Double P/P – $3,879
  • Single – $6,049
  • Cat BC Britannia
  • Double P/P – $4,199
  • Single – $6,659

Documents Required: Valid Passport

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