Cunard have announced in collaberation with The New York Times, a special Transatlantic crossing on board Queen Mary 2 to help celebrate the 75th anniversary of the famed New York Times crossword.
Departing New York on 8th December 2017 bound for Southampton, guests on board the Cunard flagship will have the opportunity to test out their crossword skills on the 7 night crossing.
The New York Times crossword was created in January 1942 in an effort to distract readers from the attack on Pearl Harbour the month before and to offer comfort. Since then, the crossword has gone from strength to strength.
Speaking of the partnership with The New York Times for this crossing, Josh Leibowitz, senior vice president, Cunard North America said:
“The New York Times is one of the most esteemed news organizations in the world.We are proud to offer collaborations like this one, which will give our guests an extraordinary travel experience that they would not be able to find anywhere else.”
Sailing on board will be crossword experts such as Deb Amlen, Joel Fagliano and Ben Zimmer, whom all have had an influence on the New York Times crossword over the years.
Guests will also have the chance to purchase a special cruise package which includes brunch at The New York Times which will be hosted by Will Shortz, aka the ‘Puzzle Master’.
On board, there will be daily game sessions, lectures and also other crossword-themed activities in order to keep guests occupied.
Prices for this crossing start from £863 (Early Saver fare) for an inside stateroom, including flights, based on two sharing.
Source: Cunard/PR Newswire