SOUTHAMPTON, England (16 June, 2021) - Cunard resumes operations from 19 July, 2021 as Queen Elizabeth welcomes guests on board for a series of UK voyages from Southampton.
Beginning 13 October, 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 13 April, 2022.
Queen Mary 2 will resume sailing with a Transatlantic crossing on 14 November, 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 24 April, 2022.
Queen Victoria will embark on three new voyages departing from Southampton from the 22 April, 2022 which include Western Europe, the Baltics and the Iberian Coast before resuming her existing published schedule on 20 May, 2022.
Cunard president Simon Palethorpe, said:
“On 19July Queen Elizabeth’s crew and I will be welcoming guests on board as at long last we start our return to sailing. 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 18 October, 2021 up to and including the 9 March, 2022.
- World Voyages on Queen Mary 2 and Queen Victoria in 2022 are now cancelled.
- Queen Victoria’s sailings from the 10 September, 2021 up to and including the 29 April, 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% of the standard deposit terms, and 100% of any additional monies paid.
Alternatively, 100% refund is available through the form on www.cunard.com.