George Takei headlines on Queen Mary 2


Good news for both Trekkies and LGBTQ cruise travelers! Gay activist, author, and playwright  George Takei will headline the holiday voyage on Cunard’s Queen Mary 2, December 22, 2019-January 3, 2020. Contact MeetMeOnBoard’s Cruise Expert, Adam, for more information.

This is a 12-night Caribbean voyage, roundtrip out of New York. Gay icon Takei will be offering two presentations, a Q&A and a book signing for guests.

His first talk will focus on American history and his childhood spent in a Japanese American internment camp during WWII. In his second lecture, he will discuss his favorite Hollywood moments and behind-the-scenes anecdotes regarding some of his famous friends. 

“I am looking forward to spending the holidays onboard the magnificent ocean liner Queen Mary 2 this December,” Takei said. “I have sailed on this ship before – the staff go above and beyond to make every day memorable and the guests are engaging and interested to hear about my life and work. I have no doubt this will be another exceptional experience.”

“It’s been said that George Takei is arguably one of the most recognizable Asian-American figures alive, and we are thrilled to welcome him back on our flagship Queen Mary 2’s holiday voyage,” said Josh Leibowitz, SVP Cunard North America. “Our guests will relish the opportunity to learn from George about his life – his struggles and successes – in an exclusive experience, continuing Cunard’s legacy of hosting ‘Stars Aboard.’”

George Takei is one of the most visible of our out-and-proud LGBTQ heroes. His Star Trek fame combined with his advocacy on behalf of the community makes this cruise a great choice for MMOB members, family, friends, and allies.