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89,000 miles of cruise-of-a-lifetime experiences on Cunard’s World Voyages in 2018

Cunard's Queen Mary 2, Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria will sail more than 89,000 nautical miles, visit an incredible 93 ports in 46 countries and make 17 maiden calls, including nine where Cunard has never called before, on their world voyages in 2018.

Almost a century after Cunard’s first world voyage, undertaken by Cunard’s Laconia, departed in 1922, the three iconic ocean liners of Cunard will operate a classic full world circumnavigation on Queen Elizabeth as well as a grand East-West voyage on flagship Queen Mary 2.

Queen Elizabeth of Cunard
The Queen Elizabeth will be operating a classic full world circumnavigation in 2018

Queen Victoria will undertake two firsts: a round-trip voyage from Southampton that’s between two to three months in duration and a circumnavigation of South America.

Since 1922 Cunard Line has undertaken more world voyages and taken more passengers around the globe than any other shipping line and is the undisputable world voyage expert.

Options for 2018 include full world voyages of 75 to 122-nights as well as an extensive range of exotic cruises ranging from just five to 53-nights – perfect for escaping the British Winter or exploring a particular region of the world.

Says Angus Struthers, Cunard Director: “Cunard’s world cruise experience is simply unparalleled. If you choose to sail the world on a Cunard ship, not only will you visit great ports but enjoy the thrill of warm welcomes and farewells Cunard ships attract at every port. A World Voyage is an experience but making that World Voyage a Cunard experience is the stuff of legend.”

Queen Mary 2 World Voyage


Queen Mary 2’s East-West voyage allows for full immersion in destinations in Australia and New Zealand. Experience lesser-known destinations such as Margaret River or Kangaroo Island and witness the magnificent scenery of New Zealand’s South Island.
On departure from Australia Queen Mary 2 will visit Malaysia, Hong Kong, Vietnam and Thailand, allowing access to a wide array of exotic Asian cultures. On her return leg the Cunard flagship will make a call to Aqaba for the ancient site of Petra before transiting the Suez Canal and calling at the classic Mediterranean destinations of Rome and Barcelona.
>> Full World Voyage: 120-nights. Sailing over 36,000 nautical miles
>> Fares start from £13,799 per person
>> 45 ports , 23 countries
>> Two maiden calls: Dunedin (New Zealand) and Tauranga (New Zealand)
>> Overnight stays in Cape Town, Hong Kong and Dubai
>> Eight evenings in port: Port Elizabeth (South Africa), Fremantle (Australia), Melbourne (Australia), Sydney (Australia), Auckland (New Zealand), Langkawi (Malaysia) and Aqaba (Jordan)
>> Transits of the Suez Canal and Messina Straits
>> Iconic city waterfronts: Cape Town, Sydney, Hong Kong and Shanghai
>> 35 UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Queen Elizabeth World Voyage


Queen Elizabeth offers guests the chance to experience the classic world voyage, a western circumnavigation of the globe featuring a transit of the iconic Panama Canal. This voyage offers a once-in-a-lifetime array of sights of some of the world’s greatest cities and their landmarks from the sea; sail under the Golden Gate Bridge, glide gracefully past Sydney Opera House, spend a day travelling through the breathtaking Inland Sea in Japan and gaze upon majestic Table Mountain as the ship approaches Cape Town.
>> Full World Voyage: 122- nights. Sailing over 39,000 nautical miles
>>  Fares start from £14,299 per person.
>> 39 ports, 5 countries
>> Six maiden calls: Hamilton (Bermuda), Ocho Rios (Jamaica), Puerto Quetzal (Guatemala), Mo’orea (French Polynesia) Kochi (Japan) and Malacca (Malaysia).
>> Overnight stays in New York, San Francisco, Sydney, Hong Kong and Cape Town
>> Transits of the Panama Canal and the Inland Sea and Kanmon straits, Japan
>> Iconic city waterfronts; Cape Town, Sydney, Hong Kong, Shanghai and San Francisco
>> 30 UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Queen Victoria Discover South America

This voyage will be the first time that Cunard has offered a two to three-month mid-duration voyage, which will appeal to guests looking for an exotic “winter escape” round trip experience that offers a mix of relaxation and exploration.
Queen Victoria returns to South America in 2018, this time offering more immersive destinations and visiting the major South American cities as well as stunning scenic cruising in the Magellan Straits, Chilean Fjords and Cape Horn. In addition to the exploration of South America, Queen Victoria will call at the iconic and relaxing destinations of Barbados, Jamaica and Bermuda and transit the Panama Canal.
>> Full Voyage: 75-nights. Sailing over 22,000 nautical miles
>> Fares start from £8,499 per person
>> 26 ports, 15 countries
>> Nine maiden calls: Roseau (Dominica), Salvador (Brazil), Buzios (Brazil), Coquimbo (Chile), Arica (Chile), Callao (Peru), Manta (Equador), Belize (Belize) and Costa Maya (Mexico).
>> Overnight stays in Port Everglades, Rio de Janeiro and Charleston.
>> Scenic cruise bys of Cape Horn and the Amalia and Pio XI glaciers
>> Transits of the Panama Canal, Beagle Channel and Magellan straits
>> Iconic city waterfronts; Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires.
>> 12 UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Posted on 17th March 2016 at 02:03 pm in Cruise News | Cruise Lines | Cunard Line |

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