(PRESS RELEASE)_VALENCIA, Calif., September 13, 2018 – Luxury cruise line Cunard has announced its expanded voyage program for the remainder of 2020, including new voyages to the Norwegian Fjords, Japan and Australia. Guests will have the opportunity to experience true luxury and relaxation on Cunard’s iconic ships – Queen Mary 2, Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria – while traveling around the world.
Cunard will continue many of its classic voyages, including its signature Transatlantic Crossing between New York and London, while adding new itineraries in Western Europe and Southeast Asia. Whether choosing a three-night short break or a 19-night Grand Voyage, Cunard guests will enjoy a blend of iconic, world-class cities and lesser-known, charming destinations.
In total, the Cunard fleet will travel over 169,000 nautical miles with calls at 110 destinations in 34 different countries, with eight maiden calls including Bornholm, Denmark; Nordfjordeid, Norway; Ringaskiddy, Ireland; Jakarta, Indonesia; as well as Kurhiro, Ishigaki and Tokyo, Japan. Cunard will also offer a selection of two-night calls in major cities including Barcelona, Hong Kong and Québec and late evening departures which allow guests more time in port for deeper exploration in places such as Juneau, Alaska, Aomori, Japan , Malaga, Spain, and Tromsø, Norway.
“2020 represents the most extensive deployment of Cunard ships ever,” said Josh Leibowitz, SVP Cunard North America. “In addition to visiting incredible destinations such as Norway, Japan, and Asia, we are excited to offer guests longer time in port to enjoy these iconic destinations. Nearly 90% of all port calls on voyages in Summer 2020 are in port 10 hours or longer.”
Queen Mary 2
Flagship ocean liner Queen Mary 2 will continue to be the only ship to offer regularly-scheduled service between New York and London, making 19 7- to 8-night Transatlantic Crossings from April through December in 2020. Voyage itineraries range from seven to 21 nights and include port calls in Canada, Iceland, Scotland and Le Havre, France, along with overnight calls in Québec and Reykjavik and evening departures in Boston and Halifax. Queen Mary 2 will also sail two Norwegian Fjords voyages ranging from seven to 25 nights and five Western European voyages for three to five nights.
Queen Mary 2 voyage highlights include:
Nine 14- to 15-night Transatlantic Crossings roundtrip from either New York or London
Two 21-night sailings with calls to Canada, Iceland and Scotland – one sailing roundtrip from New York, the other roundtrip from London
Fourth of July seven-night Independence Day cruise roundtrip from New York
Four seven-night voyages between New York and Québec
Eight 14-night New England & Canada voyages which begin and end in ports of New York, Québec, Southampton or Le Havre
Continuing with the exciting new voyage types first introduced in 2019, Queen Elizabeth, will continue to roam among far-flung and beloved destinations to bring our guests a taste of the exotic in Fall 2020. Starting in September, Queen Elizabeth will embark on three roundtrip voyages from Tokyo as well as Grand Voyages that cover the North Pacific, East Asia and Australia. These can be taken as shorter individual voyages from two to 18-nights, or grouped together into longer combinations of up to 40 nights, to satisfy any discerning guest’s need for exploration.
Queen Elizabeth highlights include:
Five Roundtrip Tokyo itineraries with varying lengths and destinations
Five Southeast Asia voyages, ranging from seven to 23 nights
Cunard’s Queen Victoria will return to Southampton in early spring after embarking on a circumnavigation of South America. She will continue to sail Northern Europe itineraries in addition to seven shorter Western Europe voyages ranging from two to seven nights. She will make seven maiden calls with overnight stays in the major cities of Amsterdam, Barcelona, Reykjavik and St. Petersburg, and evening departures in Bodo, Narvik and Tromsø, Norway, Dublin, Ireland, Hamburg, Germany, Malaga, Spain, and Rotterdam, Netherlands.
Queen Victoria highlights include:
Four Baltic voyages, ranging from nine to 16 nights
Four Norwegian Fjords voyages, ranging from seven to 12 nights
Three Atlantic Coast/Iberia voyages, ranging from 10 to 12 nights
Two 12-night Iceland voyages
Two 12-night North Cape voyages (with a high likelihood of seeing the Northern Lights at Alesund)
Two Western Mediterranean voyages, ranging from 14 to 17 nights
A 12-night British Isles voyage
Queen Victoria maiden calls:
Ringaskiddy (for tours to Cork), Ireland
2020 Early Booking Benefits
Guests who book launch fares by November 30, 2018 will receive exclusive benefits including:
Free drinks and gratuities in Princess Grill and Queens Grill Suites
Up to $1,000 Onboard Credit based on cabin category and voyage length
Upgrades in select Britannia cabin categories
Detailed information about promo code ZED/ZEB and disclaimers about these benefits can be found here.
World Club Member Savings
World Club Members benefit from a 5% past passenger discount off launch fares, available for past guests only, until February 19, 2019. This offer is applicable on all cruises, for past guests only, use promo code PAX.
Cunard is delighted to bring back Value Fares for 2020 Summer Program Launch. The Value Fares will feature the following:
Up to 25% off Launch Fares
3rd and 4th guests receive up to 50% off the Value Fares double occupancy rates
Reduced Non-Refundable and Non-Transferable Deposit (12.5% of the cruise fare instead of 25%)
Cunard Care is available for bookings with Value Fares
Fares are capacity controlled, subject to change, and may not be combinable with any other public, group or past guest discount. Schedule of final payments and cancellation fees will follow the standard terms and conditions. Cabin assignment and dining options are not available for guests booking Value Fares. Guests will be booked on a Guarantee status.
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