David Bowie, who starred in the film The Man Who Fell to Earth, had a long-standing fear of flying.
- Bowie sailed aboard Cunard’s QE 2, the Italian Line’s Leonardo da Vinci, P&O-Orient Line’s Oronsay and Canberra along with many other ships.
- So while other superstars would take the Concorde or private jets to cross the Atlantic, Bowie spent a leisurely five days on board trans-Atlantic liners such as Cunard Line’s QE2 and the Italian Line’s Leonardo da Vinci.
- He sailed from Los Angeles to Japan aboard the Orient Line’s Oronsay.
- He sailed aboard the former SS Lurline when it was owned by Chandris.
- He took the train any time he could to avoid flying.
- His spokesman said: “David is a lot better at flying these days and travels by plane when he has to. But sometimes he’s in no rush so he decides to take a leisurely cruise across the Atlantic. He enjoyed the trip and has had a relaxing break before he gets down to promoting his new album.”
- The last time Bowie traveled on the QE2 was over 11 years ago when he sailed from London to New York to unveil his Ziggy Stardust character to American fans.