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Cunard Announce Two New Guests for their Cunard Insights Programme

Wednesday 1st May 2019, 11:53am

Queen Mary 2 will welcome renowned director John Landis and costume designer Deborah Nadoolman on August.

Cunard has announced that celebrated film director John Landis and master costume designer, historian and professor Deborah Nadoolman Landis will sail on the world’s only ocean liner Queen Mary 2 as part of the luxury cruise line’s renowned Insights programme on a Transatlantic Crossing, 18th – 25th August, 2019.

While sailing on the seven-night voyage from New York to Southampton, the pair will offer Q&A sessions, lectures and a screening for guests to get a behind-the-scenes look into the world of motion pictures.

John Landis’s films include Animal House, The Blues Brothers, 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 iconic 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.

“Continuing Cunard’s legacy of hosting some of the greatest stars, 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.”

Cunard’s on board Insights programme offers guests an unmatched opportunity to learn from and mingle with captivating experts from various industries on every voyage, holding lectures and Q&As throughout the holiday. Recent speakers have included British actor Alan Cumming and fashion designer Julien Macdonald. In addition, Cunard is offering extraordinary special event Crossings throughout the 2019 season celebrating fashion, astronomy, wine, ballet and more.

SOURCE: Cunard

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