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Literature Festival at Sea 2024


Intellectual Pursuits - Literature

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About this Cruise

Find yourself absorbed in a true literary haven, surrounded by fellow book lovers on board the 2023 Literature Festival at Sea. This event, curated by the programming team of The Times and The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival, sees authors, poets, journalists, critics, and historians unite, bringing the spirit of the Festival to your voyage.

Enjoy a daily dose of news from Times journalists. Lose yourself in thought-provoking conversation at Q&A sessions. Meet your favorite writers at intimate book signings. Listen as literary greats dissect everything from art and film to history and politics. You could fill every day on board with all kinds of literature-based activities and experiences. And that’s on top of exploring the range of signature Cunard experiences you can already look forward to when you vacation with us.

Discover a lineup that includes acclaimed crime writer Mark Billingham, Scottish novelist Chris Brookmyre and his cowriter and wife, Marisa Haetzman (both pictured), former US Ambassador to the UK Matthew Barzun, and Sunday Times journalist Decca Aitkenhead, with more authors to be announced. The Literature Festival at Sea is a must for book lovers and freethinkers everywhere.

Sail Date(s):

Thursday, Nov 14, 2024





Cruise Line:

Cunard Line

Cruise Ship:

Queen Mary 2

Cruise Type:

Cruise Line Sponsored

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