Personal connection leads to Sir Bob Geldof talk on Cunard flagship

Sir Bob Geldof has given a talk on board Cunard flagship Queen Mary 2 as part of a cruise in South Africa.

The Band Aid founder’s father previously worked as a chef on board Cunard ships, with Sir Bob treasuring an original menu card as a memento.

The Boomtown Rats frontman was on board to sail between Durban and Cape Town as part of a voyage from Freemantle in Australia.

After speaking in the ship’s Royal Court Theatre yesterday (Wednesday), Sir Bob said: “It was a pleasure to join guests on board Queen Mary 2 and share some interesting tales from my time in music and politics. 

“I’ve a personal connection with Cunard, so it was wonderful to rekindle that family tie and experience the delights that make Cunard so unique.”

Cunard senior vice president Angus Struthers added: “As one of the world’s most iconic musicians and humanitarian figures, we were delighted to welcome Sir Bob aboard Queen Mary 2 for a unique Q&A.

“It was an incredible opportunity for our guests to hear from a true trailblazer who has had a profound impact on music and the world at large. We were honoured to have him on board, and it was a truly unforgettable experience for our guests.”

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