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Cunard Announce Two Important Names Stepping Onboard

Cunard Announce Two Important Names Stepping Onboard

Cunard has just announced that two celebrated figures will sail on Queen Mary 2 in 2019.

Film director John Landis and master costume designer, historian and professor Deborah Nadoolman Landis will be included in the line’s renowned Insights programme on a Transatlantic Crossing later this year.

Whilst sailing on the seven-night voyage from New York to Southampton, the pair will offer:

-Q&A sessions


-A behind-the-scenes screening look into the world of motion pictures

“We are thrilled to welcome iconic film director John Landis, and esteemed costume designer, Deborah Nadoolman Landis on board Queen Mary 2’s Transatlantic Crossing,” said Lee Powell, VP Brand and Product, Cunard.

“We are committed to bringing our guests exclusive enrichment experiences, and to continue our legacy of hosting the world’s best and brightest personalities.”

John Landis’s films include Animal House, The Blues Brothers, The Three Amigos, Coming to America, Trading Places and An American Werewolf in London.

Landis was the Executive Producer on the HBO comedy Dream On and in 2008 won an Emmy for his HBO documentary Mr. Warmth, The Don Rickles Project.

Dr. Deborah Nadoolman Landis is an Oscar-nominated costume designer, historian and professor known for creating signature costumes for Indiana Jones in Raiders of the Lost Ark and the kingdom of Zumunda for Coming to America.

Professor Landis is the Director of the David C. Copley Centre for Costume Design at the UCLA School of Theater, Film & Television.

She has written six books including Hollywood Costume, the catalogue of her 2012 blockbuster exhibition that she curated at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London.

Cunard’s on board Insights programme offers guests an unmatched opportunity to learn from aswell as to mingle with fascinating experts from various industries on every voyage, with lectures and Q&As too.

Other recent speakers have included British actor Alan Cumming and fashion designer Julien Macdonald.

In addition to this, Cunard is offering special event Crossings throughout the 2019 season celebrating fashion, astronomy, wine, ballet and more.


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