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Setting sail from New York
The Big Apple is one of the world's most iconic, cosmopolitan cities, a place that everyone should visit at least once in their lifetime. From the lofty heights of the Manhattan skyscrapers to the hipster hangouts of resurgent Brooklyn, New York City buzzes with energy and excitement, and there's never been a better time to visit. Cultural highlights include the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), the Lincoln Center for Performing Arts and the theatres of Broadway, and the culinary scene is arguably the most exciting in the US, with an ever-changing smorgasbord of innovative restaurants, pop-ups and fashionable street food trucks.
Head to the ‘Top of the Rock’ at the Rockefeller Centre, for views rivalling those at from the observation platform of the Empire State Building, but without the crowds.
United States: Rockland (Maine)
Rockland sits on the picturesque coastline of Midcoast Maine, a pleasant little town with a vibrant cultural scene, home to some interesting museums and galleries. Nearby attractions include the 19th century Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse and the pretty town of Camden, and this is also a great place to feast on Maine lobster.
Canada: Corner Brook (Newfoundland), Sept-Iles
Arriving in Québec City
Québec City, the capital of French-speaking Canada, is one of the North American continent's most beguiling cities. The pretty old town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a joy to behold; the cobbled streets and church spires are enclosed within the old city walls, and many of the buildings date back to the 17th century. In January and February the Winter Carnival, one of the world's biggest winter festivals, brings colour and celebration to lift the hibernal gloom, while in summer the streets are filled with musicians and street performers in period costume.
For fantastic views, go to the Terrasse Dufferin, on the clifftop high above the St Lawrence River, then take the funicular to the Old Lower Town.
Your home from home
Queen Mary 2 is Cunard’s most magnificent ocean liner and the flagship of the fleet.
What we love
Modern features combined with traditional and elegant décor reminiscent of the golden age of cruising helps create an unforgettable journey particularly when sailing past the Statue of Liberty into New York. We particularly like the excellent Queens Grill accommodation which offers additional space and access to the exclusive Queens Grill restaurant, along with dedicated lounges and deck areas.
|Crew||1,253 International Staff|
|Style||Traditionally formal cruising with the evening attire always expected to be refined even on 'informal' evenings.|
Tailor-make your trip
Stay a few more nights in New York
There are just so many hotels to choose from, but we recommend The Plaza Hotel on Fifth Avenue next to Central Park.
See New York in style
Take to the air on a helicopter sightseeing trip of Manhattan Island, the best way to see the city’s skyline.
Where to stay in Québec City
Chateau Frontenac is tempting, but we choose the Auberge St Antoine.
Recommended private tour
Get out of the city and you are in Big Nature – Foret Montmorency is a good destination, especially with a wildlife guide.