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James Taylor to do encore performance during Queen Mary2 trans-Atlantic crossing

Grammy® Award-winning singer-songwriter James Taylor may be propitiously singing “Something in the way she moves,” soon as he and his band tak center stage on the Queen Mary 2, August 27, 204 Transatlantic Crossing to help celebrate the luxury liner’s 10th anniversary.

James Taylor does encore on QM2
Photo provided by Cunard Lines

“Fans who have read about James Taylor’s recent tour still have the opportunity to join us for a memorable Transatlantic Crossing with this American legend,” said David Dingle, CEO for Cunard Line. “Our guests will be thrilled to enjoy this intimate concert experience with a music icon, which will make this milestone Crossing that much more memorable.”

Still popular after several decades in the business, Taylor is known for his mellow voice, guitar style and simple, powerful lyrics. His records have sold more than 100 million copies, earning gold, platinum and multi-platinum awards. Industry recognition includes multiple Grammy awards and induction into both the Rock and Roll Hall of No stranger to the cruise line, James Taylor first performed on Queen Mary 2 in 2009, to standing room only audiences. Click here to view highlights. His encore visit builds on the long history of legendary entertainers who have graced Cunard Line decks over nearly 175 years. Elizabeth Taylor, Rita Hayworth, Cary Grant and Clark Gable frequently crossed the Atlantic on Cunard’s earlier Queens, Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth; and since Queen Mary 2’s debut 10 years ago, the flagship has welcomed musical notables such as jazz legend Dave Brubeck, Rod Stewart and Lenny Kravitz.

As a seasoned seafarer who normally eschews ship shows because all too often the talent doesn’t have any, I never miss an onboard performance by a star such as Taylor. It is such a treat and you don’t have to buy tickets in advance, worry about parking or where you’re to eat before or after the show (or how much it will set you back), it’s all included in the fare and on the ship, folks. Although I take it back about considering where to eat, with alternative

Fares for the James Taylor crossing start from $999 per person, based on double occupancy. For more information about Queen Mary 2 and to book a voyage, contact your Travel Agent, call Cunard toll-free at 1-800-728-6273, or go to

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