July 26, 2013
Posted in: Interactive Transatlantic Crossing
Firstly, let me introduce myself… I’m Laura, and I work in the social media team at Cunard. You’ll be hearing a lot more from me over the coming weeks as I’ll be boarding Queen Mary 2 on 8 August to cross the Atlantic to New York. While I’m on board, I’ll be sharing my experiences with you on our social media channels, and I’m also hoping you can help me decide what to do at sea!
To give you all a little bit of background about myself, I joined Cunard at the beginning of the year, I’ve never sailed on board a Cunard Queen before, and in fact, I’m new to cruising altogether. So after six months of working in the social media team, I thought it was about time I got on board and experienced Cunard’s legendary service on an iconic Transatlantic Crossing; and while I’m there, I’m planning to bring you some behind the scenes insight. It’s safe to say many of you probably know more about crossing the Atlantic than I do, so the idea of this interactive voyage is for you to help me to decide what I should be doing. For those of you who, like me, are new to cruising, I hope to inspire you by sharing my experiences with you. But that’s not all I’ll be doing during the seven night crossing from Southampton – I’ll be meeting with some of the staff to bring you a glimpse of what life is like at sea for those who live and work on board…
With less than two weeks to go until I board Queen Mary 2, I have lots of preparing to do. I’ve made a list of what I need to pack – as well as my camera, formal dresses and my sea legs, I’ll also need my trustworthy travel companion Windsor, the 2013 Cunard bear.
Together, Windsor and I will be sharing our story of our time at sea on the We Are Cunard blog, on our Facebook and Twitter pages, and on our Instagram page. Make sure you’re following us for our regular updates, to get involved in our Facebook polls, and to read our interviews with some of the staff on board Queen Mary 2.
Once we disembark, we’ll be spending three nights in New York, so we’ll have plenty of time to take in the sights of the Big Apple, starting with a special guided tour of the Empire State Building. We will also be visiting some of the places that feature in our New York Holidays packages. We’ll be going on the Circle Line Sightseeing Cruise around Southern Manhattan, visiting the Rockefeller Center and enjoying Macy’s Fashion Breakfast.
So, if you’re boarding Queen Mary 2 on 8 August for her Westbound Transatlantic Crossing to New York, then look out for me and Windsor, as we would love you to come and say hello! And while you’re on board, why not join us on Facebook and Twitter and help us decide what we should be doing while we’re at sea!