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Bid on Items owned by Doris Day on Cunard’s Queen Victoria Transatlantic Crossing

Guests aboard the March voyage from Fort Lauderdale will have exclusive opportunity to bid on items from the Hollywood legend's collection ahead of an April auction

Luxury cruise line Cunard and famed celebrity auction house Julien’s Auctions are holding a special auction exhibition of Property from the Estate of Doris Day onboard Queen Victoria’s Transatlantic Crossing, from Fort Lauderdale to Southampton, March 17-28, 2020. Guests on the voyage will have the exclusive opportunity to bid on items from Doris Day’s collection of iconic costumes and household items, as well as film and television memorabilia.

Julien’s Auction House notes that the Property from the Estate of Doris Day auction will take place on April 4-5, 2020, a day after what would have been her 98th birthday. The two-day event will feature over 800 pieces from her private collection and will take place at Julien’s Auctions in Los Angeles and online at The proceeds from the auction will benefit the Doris Day Animal Foundation, the charity founded in 1978 by Day that funds non-profits who care for and assist with the protection of animals.

Guests on Queen Victoria’s 11-night Transatlantic Crossing, March 17-28, 2020, will enjoy:

• A daily, rotating exhibit of the Property from the Estate of Doris Day Collection

• Exclusive opportunity to bid on choice items in advance of the general auction in April 2020

• Q&A with Darren Julien, President and CEO of Julien’s Auctions, and Martin Nolan, Executive Director of Julien’s Auctions

“Doris Day sailed with Cunard on our celebrated ship, The Queen Mary, and we are thrilled to carry on her legacy today,” said Josh Leibowitz, SVP Cunard North America. “Our guests will have an opportunity to learn about Doris’s special collection and even bid for favorite items in advance while at sea on this unique voyage.”

Highlights of the auction include Day’s Golden Globe awards (estimate: $4,000 – $6,000), Day’s classic 1930 Ford convertible (estimate: $10,000 – $20,000) and a red lacquer Young Chang upright piano gifted by her son, Terry Melcher(estimate: $2,000 – $4,000). Additional auction items include furnishings and household items from Day’s residence in California as well as other pieces from her life and career.