Chart climber Ed Sheeran has done it again, with three of his new singles still holding places in the UK Top 40 – ‘Castle on the Hill’, ‘Shape of You’ and ‘How Would You Feel’. And with the release of his newest single ‘Eraser’ as well as the release of his album Divide this Friday (3rd March 2017), it seems Ed is truly smashing up the music industry once again. And how did he come up with these chart-toppers? By spending time onboard Cunard’s Queen Mary 2, of course.

Cruising to the top

It seems that 26-year-old British pop star took to the high seas in writing his new album back in July 2016. Sailing from New York to Southampton, the ‘Thinking Out Loud’ singer didn’t take advantage of the ships outstanding features like most celebs – instead, he locked himself away in a cosy Inside Cabin for the full week with producer Benny Blanco – with only his vocals, a pen and a notebook to aid him. Who said you needed a flashy recording studio when there’s the comfort of cruise ships?!

“Ed turned up at the dock in New York and asked for a cheap cabin, nothing fussy. While aboard he requested a meeting room – so they found him a basic, windowless crew room in the bowels of the ship. He spent the entire week locked away, writing.” Source

Referred to by many as ‘pop’s most down-to-earth star’, Ed certainly lived up to that name with his casual attire – he was even turned away from the fancy dining areas because of his lack of formal wear. Not that this seemed to bother him – Ed dined in two of the less formal eateries – it’s just as well there’s always plenty of dining options onboard!

Sailspiration

Prior to releasing his new music, Ed took a break – leaving his family, friends, and fans the following message…

And what better way to round off a year of travelling than catching a cruise with Cunard?

It seems sailing the Cunard way has helped make the ‘Lego House’ singer number 1 in the charts again this week – with his new album due to be fully released this Friday. If Ed can produce number 1 hits onboard, who knows what you’ll achieve!

Time for your own break?

Follow in Sheeran’s footsteps and take a break from everything bogging you down – travel and explore to your hearts content on a spectacular sailing to a destination you’ve always dreamt of. It looks like it worked for Ed! Take a look in our Deals section – by clicking here – to find the perfect cruise for you. Just like this super star, you’ll come back happier too!

Queen Mary 2 in Geiranger Fjord, Norway

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