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See the Unexpected with Cunard as Luxury Cruise Line Launches its 2024 Cunard Showcases

VALENCIA, Calif., Jan. 25, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- In 2024, Cunard Showcases will transport you to worlds of discovery through the power of live performances.

With a spectacular line-up of critically acclaimed shows, exclusive to Cunard, this new program of entertainment is the first of its kind at sea, in collaboration with award-winning theatre producers, directors, writers, choreographers, and performers.

Alongside shows in the Royal Court Theatre, Cunard Showcases put you at the heart of the action. From gripping dramas to interactive theatre and multisensory dining, get set for one-of-a-kind events that will delight all your senses.

You can even go behind the scenes with the "In conversation with" events and workshops with stage and screen talent.

Available on select voyages, you can feel the groove of the beat in the Royal Court Theatre, as the acclaimed original West End cast of "The Drifters Girl" musical deliver a powerhouse performance of togetherness, unity, camaraderie, and friendship in "Kings of the Boardwalk".

The "Opera Cocktail" delivers a new twist on some of the best-loved arias, duets, and ensembles in a fun, modern setting, as it's performed in witty new English translations and acted in an engaging, intimate style.

Elsewhere, look forward to unique puppetry skills during the "Gulliver" extravaganza, which tells the tale of Gulliver, a traveler and pioneer, who returns after nine years lost at sea, with stories of undiscovered lands and creatures.

Get involved in solving a mystery with the "Cluedo! The Interactive Game," where you step into a world of 1930s high society where intrigue and secrets are the order of the day. Then there's the Circa Contemporary Circus, which will perform on Queen Elizabeth for a six-week residency, featuring full-scale acrobatics and theatrical productions, as well as workshops and Q&As.

History will be made in March when Rodgers & Hammerstein's timeless "South Pacific" is performed for the first time at sea. Fancy another classic? Shakespeare's blockbuster comedy "Twelfth Night" is delivered by the Pursuit Theatre.

"Discovering Antarctica: Heroic Tales of Shackleton, Crean and Scott" is an engrossing story of extraordinary polar endeavors, while Appraisal is a real-time comedy-drama that follows an annual professional work review gone wrong.

Sherlock Holmes' ever-reliable sidekick Watson also gets center stage in "Watson: The Final Problem," as he embarks on a journey across Europe while being pursued by Moriarty.

Cunard Showcases itineraries include:

Australia on Queen Elizabeth:  
February 1February 20 – Circa  
February 13February 20 – Circa
February 20March 5 – Circa
March 5March 7 – Circa     
March 7March 10 – Circa
March 10March 28South Pacific

World Voyage on Queen Mary 2:  
February 27March 6 – Cluedo! The Interactive Game 

Transatlantic on Queen Mary 2:
June 9June 15 – Twelfth Night
July 6July 14 – Victorine: The Artist's Model' & The Poetical Life of Philomena McGuinness
July 27August 4 – Appraisal & Watson: The Final Problem

Queen Elizabeth in Alaska:
July 1July 11 – Discovering Antarctica: Heroic Tales of Shackleton, Crean and Scott   

For more information about Cunard, or to book a voyage, contact your Travel Advisor, call Cunard at 1-800-728-6273, or visit

For Travel Advisors interested in further information, please contact your Business Development Manager, visit, or call Cunard at 1-800-528-6273.

About Cunard
Cunard is a luxury British cruise line, renowned for creating unforgettable experiences around the world. Cunard has been a leading operator of passenger ships on the North Atlantic, since 1840, celebrating an incredible 183 years of operation. A pioneer in transatlantic journeys for generations, Cunard is world class. The Cunard experience is built on fine dining, hand-selected entertainment and outstanding service. From five-star restaurants and in-suite dining to inspiring guest speakers, the library and film screenings, every detail has been meticulously crafted to make the experience unforgettable. Destinations include Europe, the Caribbean, the Far East, Alaska and Australia.

There are currently three Cunard ships, Queen Mary 2, Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria and a fourth ship, Queen Anne, will enter service in 2024. This investment is part of the company's ambitious plans for the future of Cunard globally and will be the first time since 1999 that Cunard will have four ships in simultaneous service. Cunard is based at Carnival House in Southampton and has been owned since 1998 by Carnival Corporation & plc. (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE:CUK). 

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