Thursday, June 5, 2014

Cunard Line Welcomes Kim Novak Aboard Queen Mary 2 This July

Cunard Line has announced that legendary actress Kim Novak will join flagship Queen Mary 2 on her eastbound July 6, 2014 Transatlantic Crossing as a Cunard Insights speaker on board. Guests and fans aboard the 7-night voyage will be treated to an introduction and screening of her classic films “Vertigo” and “Bell, Book and Candle” in the Royal Court Theatre, with a special Q&A session lead by Hollywood expert Sue Cameron.

With a career spanning four decades, Novak is most well-known internationally for her starring dual role in Alfred Hitchcock’s psychological thriller “Vertigo” (1958) as Madaline and Judy Barton. Other notable films include “Picnic” (1955), “The Man With the Golden Arm” (1955), “The Eddy Duchin Story” (1956), “Pal Joey” (1957), “Bell, Book and Candle” (1958) and “Middle of the Night” (1959). She won the Golden Globe Award for Most Promising Newcomer—Female in 1955, and two years later won another Golden Globe for World Favorite Female Actress. In 2003, she was presented with the Eastman Kodak Archives Award for her major contribution to film. She also won a Golden Bear Award for Lifetime Achievement in Berlin in 1997. And doesn’t she look stunning in the photo above?

“I am overjoyed to sail with Queen Mary 2 in July,” Ms. Novak said. “I have sailed to Europe in the past and fondly remember the Transatlantic Crossing as a glamorous way to travel. I am excited to have this chance to relive history aboard such a magnificent ship, and I look forward to meeting my fans along the way.”

Kim Novak is part of Cunard’s illustrious history hosting famed entertainers with peerless cachet. Since the debut of Queen Mary 2 10 years ago, the ship has welcomed film notables such as George Lucas, Uma Thurman, John Cleese, and Angela Bassett. Joining the ship's June 13 Crossing will be film maker Wes Anderson and his frequent collaborators Academy Award® winner Tilda Swinton, Jason Schwartzman, and Roman Coppola; actor George Takei of Star Trek and social media fame will join Queen Mary 2 on her July 28 Transatlantic Crossing; and Grammy® award-winning singer-songwriter James Taylor and his band will perform on the grand ocean liner on her August 27 Transatlantic Crossing.

Stateroom and Grills Suites are still available for the July 6, 2014 Transatlantic Crossing. For more information, visit

Image Courtesy of Cunard Line

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