January 5, 2012
We Are Cunard
Guest Blog: Lisa Page – New Media Executive
Hello All It’s been a very exciting week here in our online team and I wanted to share a couple of things that I thought you might find interesting… We have created an infographic – an image full of fun facts and figures about Transatlantic Crossings on board Queen Mary 2. Did you know that the most purchased cocktail is a Classic Dry Martini? Or that we bake over 6000 fresh scones on each crossing? You can see the full sized image here . It has been a real talking point on our twitter and facebook pages!
An Interactive facebook Crossing
Laura from our team here in Southampton is currently hosting an interactive Transatlantic Crossing on our facebook page. Every day between 2-10 January she is posting Queen Mary 2’s Daily Programme for our fans to choose her activities and dining choices, she is then reporting back with the photos in the album on facebook.
The voyage started with a stay at the Marriott Marquis in New York on 2 January, where the facebook Cunarders suggested that Laura take in the sights and a spot of retail therapy. With 24 hours in New York before joining Queen Mary 2, Laura managed to see Central Park, the Rockefeller Centre, Grand Central Terminal and the Empire State Building. You can see the photos here
On day 1 of the crossing the fans have voted on room service breakfast, an Insights lecture from Eamonn Gearon and the Black and White Ball in the Queens Room.
The sea conditions are moderate, with an outside temperature of 6 degrees – there was even snow on the balcony on Day 1! So far they have travelled 747 nautical miles and have 2495 left to go to reach Southampton. Join in the fun this week, vote for your activity choices and ask any questions you have about Queen Mary 2 or the legendary Transatlantic Crossing: