A Journey of Genealogy on Board the Queen Mary 2

Genealogy cruises are very popular but now there is a new player in the the game: Cunard.

qm2_in_nyA bit more than two years from now, on 4 Nov – 11 Nov 2018, the newly Remastered Queen Mary 2 will sail from Southampton, United Kingdom to New York City. For the first time ever, Cunard has collaborated with Ancestry.com, the largest online family history resource in the world, to offer guests the opportunity to trace their family trees while on the remastered Queen Mary 2.

Ancestry’s experts will demonstrate how data drawn from the largest online collection of family history records can help trace your family’s past. Find out how AncestryDNA can introduce you to living relatives you never knew existed and reveal your ethnic mix across 1,000 years.

The On Board Speakers include:

Dr Suzannah Lipscomb, an historian who specializes in studying the sixteenth century, and Head of Faculty and senior lecturer in early modern history at the New College of the Humanities, London.

Suzannah received her D.Phil. in history from the University of Oxford, is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, and is the author of books including The King is Dead! The Last Will and Testament of Henry VIII and 1536: The Year that Changed Henry VIII. Suzannah frequently presents historical documentaries on BBC4, ITV and Channel 5, writes regularly for publications such as The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph, and BBC History Magazine, and is a columnist for History Today. She tweets @sixteenthCgirl.


Mary-Ann Ochota (left) and Dr Suzannah Lipscomb (right)

Mary-Ann Ochota, a British broadcaster and anthropologist specializing in anthropology, archaeology, social history and adventure factual television. Ochota was born and grew up in Wincham, Northwich, Cheshire, to Indian and Polish parents. She studied at the sixth-form college of Sir John Deane’s College.

From 1999 to 2002 she studied Archaeology and Anthropology at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, specialising in Social Anthropology. She represented her college in the 2013 University Challenge Christmas Special, reaching the final, against Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge.

Together, these two presenters, in cooperation with Ancestry, will help attendees discover how archaeology, anthropology, and history provide us with important insights into ourselves and where we come from.

Prices start at $1,199 per person for an inside cabin.

You can learn more about the Queen Mary 2’s westbound crossing of the Atlantic on 4 Nov – 11 Nov 2018 at http://www.cunard.com/cruise-types/event-cruises/journey-of-genealogy/.

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