Cunard resumes operations from July 19, 2021 as Queen Elizabeth welcomes guests on board for a series of UK voyages from Southampton.
Beginning October 13, 2021, Queen Elizabeth will sail internationally with new voyages including to the Iberian coast and the Canary Islands.
She will then leave the UK in mid-February to resume her scheduled season in Japan from April 13, 2022.
Queen Mary 2 will resume sailing with a Transatlantic crossing on November 14, 2021, as per her existing schedule and will now sail on a series of voyages around the Caribbean between January and April, 2022, with embarkation options from Southampton, New York and Hamburg before resuming her existing published schedule on April 24, 2022.
Queen Victoria will embark on three new voyages departing from Southampton from the April 22, 2022 which include Western Europe, the Baltics and the Iberian Coast before resuming her existing published schedule on May 20, 2022.
“On July 19, Queen Elizabeth’s crew and I will be welcoming guests on board as at long last we start our return to sailing," says Cunard president Simon Palethorpe.
"This will be a momentous day for Cunard as after a long pause we finally get back to doing what we love doing, hosting guests for fantastic holidays. To say we cannot wait would be an understatement!
“Sadly, the path for a return to sailing across international waters is less clear and we are extremely sorry for the huge disappointment cancellations will cause for all guests who have been affected.
"Unfortunately, there are simply too many international ports of call impacted by the ongoing complexities of COVID-19, which has sadly led to this decision including the need to reluctantly cancel Queen Elizabeth’s much anticipated Australian season.
“We’re really excited about the new itineraries mentioned, such as Queen Mary 2’s sailings around the Caribbean, and of course are looking forward to returning to Australia next season.”
Due to the ongoing complexities of navigating global travel, Cunard has today announced that they will be cancelling the following voyages:
- Queen Elizabeth’s sailings from the UK to Australia and her homeport season in Australia from the October 18, 2021 up to and including March 9, 2022.
- World Voyages on Queen Mary 2 and Queen Victoria in 2022 are now cancelled.
- Queen Victoria’s sailings from the September 10, 2021 up to and including the April 29, 2022 are now cancelled.
- However, five of Queen Victoria’s sailings will transfer onto identical voyages on sister ship Queen Elizabeth. These voyages are V126, V128, V129, V130 and V201.
All guests whose cruises have been cancelled will automatically receive a Future Cruise Credit worth 125 per cent of the standard deposit terms, and 100 per cent of any additional monies paid.
Alternatively, 100 per cent refund is available through the form on: www.cunard.com