Legendary singer and songwriter James Taylor had guests dancing aboard the Queen Mary 2‘s June 19 eastbound Transatlantic Crossing, where he performed two Cunard Command Performances before standing room only audiences in the ship’s 1150 seat Royal Court Theatre.
Taylor and his band arrived in Southampton, England, having sailed the six day voyage from New York en route to begin a 10 week, 22 concert tour visiting nine European countries.
Before the concerts, guests got a closer glimpse inside the life of the music icon during a live interview session with Cunard Entertainment Director Ray Rouse. Taylor graciously greeted, signed autographs for and took photos with hundreds of adoring fans.
The Transatlantic Crossing fulfilled a lifelong dream for Taylor, who has said his favorite place to be is in the middle of the North Atlantic.
Taylor’s family also joined James on this voyage. His wife Kim, twin sons Rufus and Henry, and his mother Trudy Taylor.
James Taylor now becomes part of Cunard’s history of welcoming world famous entertainers, including Elizabeth Taylor, Rita Hayworth, Rod Stewart, Carly Simon, Shirley Bassey, Harry Connick, Jr. and Lenny Kravitz.