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Cunard returns to Alaska for first time in 20 years in 2019

Cunard is returning to Alaska for the first time in 20 years as part of its Oceans of Discovery programme for 2019.

From January to May 2019, Queen Mary 2 and her sisters Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria will call at 49 different countries and 109 destinations. Of these, 21 are maiden calls, and new destinations include Boracay (Philippines), Akita (Japan) and Goa (India).

Queen Victoria shall operate the only full circumnavigation in 2019 called “The world voyage by Cunard”.  This will leave Queen Mary 2 and Queen Elizabeth free to travel to a mixture of destinations and itineraries.

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Queen Elizabeth will undertake her first-ever Alaskan voyage in 2019

Key voyage highlights

The World Voyage by Cunard: Queen Victoria will follow the classic Western Circumnavigation via the Panama Canal. Guests can select to do parts of the route through to the full 107-night experience ending with the Indian Ocean and South Africa before returning to Southampton. Cunard has undertaken more world voyages and sent more ships around the globe than any other passenger lines.

Grand Voyages by Cunard:  For those looking for classic ocean journeys, that take in some of the most iconic sights and destinations in the world, whilst typically enjoying the wonders of more sea days, Cunard has 34 Grand Voyages. These highlighted journeys range from 11 to 108 nights in length.

Alaska:  Queen Elizabeth will undertake her first-ever Alaskan voyage, marking the first time Cunard has crossed Alaskan waters in over 20 years. The ship will cross the North Pacific and Gulf of Alaska en route to Vancouver, giving customers a unique and inspiring experience of breath taking views.

Australasia:  With cruises throughout Australasia rapidly growing in popularity, Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth will operate round-trip voyages between February and late March from Melbourne and Sydney to the popular regions of South Australia, Tasmania and New Zealand.

Japan:  From mid-March to late April, Cunard’s Japanese deployment will consist of two round trip voyages of seven and nine nights, including a nine-night voyage to experience the famed cherry blossom season in the north of the country. On this voyage, Queen Elizabeth will make maiden calls to no less than five Japanese ports.

Other fly cruises:  Queen Mary 2’s winter deployment will see Cunard’s flagship travel a programme of exciting voyages from the UK, through the Mediterranean, Arabian Gulf, Indian Ocean to Far East and back. These voyages range in length from one to three weeks but can be combined in many ways allowing guests to create the ideal travel experience of their choice, through to the full 94 day adventure.

Cunard’s three Queens will be visiting 109 destinations from January to May 2019

Cunard will also be re-introducing a series of ten “old favourite” destinations that haven’t been visited in recent years, including Beijing (China), Picton (New Zealand) Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) and Chennai (India).

Alex White, Cunard’s sales vice president, said: “Whether you want to fly and cruise or depart from the UK we have a blend of iconic, world-class cities and delightful destinations with cruises that cover 2 to 111 nights. Our itineraries have been designed to offer enriching days in port as well as plenty of time on board for our guests to relax and enjoy the luxury of time, space and all that our ships have to offer.”

Posted on 10th April 2017 at 09:57 am in Cruise News | Cruise Lines | Cunard Line |

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