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D-Day to the Allied Victory: A Transatlantic Voyage on QM2

Program No. 24969RJ
Learn about the end of World War II from the D-Day landings up to the Allied Victory on the shores of Normandy and on a transatlantic voyage on Queen Mary 2.

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DATES & PRICES

Ship InsideShip OutShip Balc
A cabin with no window, porthole or balcony.
A cabin with a window or porthole to view the outside.
A cabin featuring a verandah, or balcony, that allows you to step outside without going to a public deck.
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Apr 22 - May 5, 2025
Ship Inside 6,699
Ship Outside 7,199
Ship Balcony 7,499
Special Offer

Enroll by Oct. 31, 2024 and your flight to Paris is included at no extra cost. Ask about low-cost air from select cities!

DATES & PRICES

Ship OutsideShip Balcony
A cabin with a window or porthole to view the outside.
A cabin featuring a verandah, or balcony, that allows you to step outside without going to a public deck.
Filling Fast!
Apr 22 - May 5, 2025
Ship Outside 9,499
Ship Balcony 9,999
Special Offer

Enroll by Oct. 31, 2024 and your flight to Paris is included at no extra cost. Ask about low-cost air from select cities!

At a Glance

Calling all history buffs! This will be a look into World War II that you’ll never forget — join us on an epic learning adventure that pairs firsthand visits to sites like Omaha Beach and the Museum of the Liberation with a transatlantic voyage. Your journey begins in Paris, where you’ll explore museums including the Hôtel National des Invalides, a vast monument that houses the Army Museum and an interactive exhibit on Charles de Gaulle. After further exploration of Paris and Normandy, take your learning to the seas onboard the renowned Queen Mary 2, with in-depth lectures from a historian traveling with you. By the time you come into port in New York City, you will have deepened your knowledge and fascination of World War II history from the D-Day Landings to the end of the war.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking 2-3 miles daily on field trips; paved streets with some cobblestones, gravel paths, beaches and grass lawns. Extent of walking and other activities aboard ship according to personal preference.

What You'll Learn

  • Explore D-Day landing sites in Normandy and learn about these battlefields with a historian.
  • Marvel at the architectural wonder of Versailles and get a new perspective of Paris during a river cruise along the Seine.
  • Learn from a history expert on board Queen Mary 2 as they share their insight into the political and military history of World War II.
Featured Expert
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Spencer Jones
Dr. Spencer Jones is an award-winning historian and author with a special interest in the First World War, Second World War and the life of Sir Winston Churchill. He is a Senior Lecturer in Armed Forces and War Studies at the University of Wolverhampton, UK, and serves in the British Army as the Regimental Historian of the Royal Artillery. His most recent publication is "The Darkest Year: The British Army on the Western Front 1917."

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Dr. Spencer Jones is an award-winning historian and author with a special interest in the First World War, Second World War and the life of Sir Winston Churchill. He is a Senior Lecturer in Armed Forces and War Studies at the University of Wolverhampton, UK, and serves in the British Army as the Regimental Historian of the Royal Artillery. His most recent publication is "The Darkest Year: The British Army on the Western Front 1917."
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