Queen Mary 2’s Journey of Genealogy returns in 2020, and this special crossing will mark the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower voyage – one of the most influential journeys in global history and a defining moment in the shared history of Britain, the US and the Netherlands. In 1620, the first English Puritans, known today as the Pilgrims, set sail from England to the New World. Prior to leaving the ship they signed the Mayflower Compact, a document which established a rudimentary form of democracy and legal order. Events on board will commemorate the significance of this iconic journey and we will welcome back Ancestry for their second crossing. Ancestry experts will host talks themed around the historic Mayflower voyage and the stories of the passengers on board, take a look back at the descendants of our founder Sir Samuel Cunard, and offer the opportunity to trace your family tree through the centuries and find out how your DNA connects you to the world.