its largest launch ever – the 2017 Voyages and 2018 World & Exotic
Voyages Programme - featuring a greater number of voyages and more
destinations than ever before.
classic Transatlantic Crossings, epic World Cruises and exotic voyages,
to Mediterranean explorations and convenient New York roundtrip
itineraries, Cunard has a wide selection of voyages to choose from to
make sailing a truly memorable experience.
2017 Voyage Programme
Cunard's distinction lies not only with
its fleet – Queen Mary 2, Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria – but also
with its deployment. In 2017, the Cunard fleet will travel over 207,000
nautical miles, visit 93 destinations in 32 different countries, and
will include four maiden calls for the current fleet. These maiden calls
will include: Souda Bay, Greece; Sibenik, Croatia; Brindisi, Italy; and
Praia da Vitoria, Portugal.
Overnight calls in 8 cities including St. Petersburg, Venice and Barcelona
18 evenings in port including Dublin, Monte Carlo and Boston
14 roundtrip New York sailings
2 World Voyages - one on Queen Mary 2 and one on Queen Elizabeth
South America exploration with 22 ports around the continent on Queen Victoria
the only cruise company to offer regularly scheduled Transatlantic
Crossings, Cunard expertly bridges the gap between the old and new
worlds in the most luxurious of ways. Queen Mary 2 will enter 2017 with
every stateroom on board refurbished as part of the ship's dramatic
remastering taking place this year, and she will cross the Atlantic 24
times, from May to December, in seven-to-eight night voyages between New
York and either Southampton or Le Harve.
Queen Mary 2 will also offer roundtrip New York and Southampton cruises to New England & Canada, the Caribbean, and Europe.
truly flexible Mediterranean cruise season on the refurbished Queen
Victoria will allow guests the opportunity to embark from one of four
ports on voyages lasting from seven to 21 nights:
in Rome, Venice, Athens and Barcelona, Queen Victoria will visit 29
different ports in the Mediterranean from July to November. Overnight
stays will include Venice, Istanbul and Barcelona, with late evening
departures in Cephalonia, Barcelona, Dubrovnik and Monte Carlo. Queen
Victoria will also offer select voyages from Southampton both to
European destinations and to the Caribbean.
Victoria will be fresh from her refit for the 2017 Mediterranean season
and will offer Britannia Club dining and accommodations for the first
Elizabeth will operate regular roundtrip Southampton voyages that visit
locations such as The Baltic, Norwegian Fjords, Iceland, British Isles,
Canary Islands and Iberia. New this year for Queen Elizabeth are 4
roundtrip voyages sailing from Rotterdam, to the Baltic, Norwegian
Fjords, Iceland and the British Isles.
2017 Special Event Cruises
Cunard is pleased to announce new theme
cruises that will feature landmark celebrations and cultural experiences
around the world, from the oldest open-air opera festival in the world
at the Arena di Verona, to a celebration marking the city of Le Havre's
500th Anniversary in France, to Kiel Week, the largest annual sailing
event in the world.
award-winning Insights programme will bring together renowned thought
leaders from a wide variety of industries to curate in-depth discussions
on topics ranging from fashion to astronomy.
Highlights to look forward to in 2017 are:
Mary 2's World Space Week (M737), a Transatlantic Crossing to celebrate
the United Nations International World Space Week, featuring top space
experts: Astronaut, Scientist and former Shuttle Pilot, Dr. Jeffrey
Hoffman; Charles Barclay, of the Royal Astronomical Society; Stephen
Attenborough, Commercial Director of Virgin Galactic; and Ken Taggart,
Elizabeth's Arts and Literary Tour of the British Isles (Q723), an
exploration of the artistic side to the British Isles in the company of
actor Robert Powell, and Louise West, Trustee of the Charles Dickens
Museum and Former Senior Curator of the Jane Austen House.
Elizabeth celebrating QE2's 50th Anniversary (Q729), a special cruise
honouring the 50th anniversary of Cunard's best-loved ship, the iconic
QE, which will feature a commemorative dinner and Insight speakers QE2
expert and historian, Chris Frame, former Captain of QE2.
Victoria's Festival of Flowers (V714), an itinerary that includes an
overnight stay in the floral paradise of Madeira, excursions to many
beautiful gardens and flower markets of the Canary Islands, and an
evening dinner at Madeira's botanical garden hotel, Quinta Jardins do
will also be hosting the spectacular "Big Band Ball" on board Queen
Elizabeth (Q727) and Queen Victoria (V726), a magnificent 13 piece Big
Band Orchestra, for guests who like to dance and sing to the sounds of
Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, Michael Bublé and Frank Sinatra.
2018 World & Exotic Voyages Highlights
since inaugurating the first world cruise in 1922, Cunard has
undertaken more world voyages and taken more passengers around the globe
than any other cruise line and is the undisputable world voyage expert.
In 2018, Cunard will continue this grand tradition and will visit 93
unique ports in 46 countries, have 17 ship maiden calls and visit nine
new ports for the current fleet.
Elizabeth will operate a full 122 night world circumnavigation calling
on 39 ports in 25 countries and featuring overnight stays in New York,
San Francisco, Sydney, Hong Kong and Cape Town. Her voyage will offer
guests the chance to experience the classic world voyage, a westbound
circumnavigation of the globe featuring a transit of the iconic Panama
Canal. Queen Elizabeth will have six maiden calls: Hamilton, Bermuda;
Ocho Rios, Jamaica; Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala; Mo'orea, French
Polynesia; Kochi, Japan; and Malacca, Malaysia.
112-night round trip Southampton, fares from $19,999
72-night New York to Hong Kong, fares from $11,799
22-night San Francisco to Sydney, fares from $3,799
16-night Fort Lauderdale to San Francisco, fares from $2,399
Mary 2's 120-night East-West voyage will call on 46 ports in 24
countries and will feature two maiden calls in New Zealand, as well as
overnight stays in Cape Town, Hong Kong and Dubai. Her 2018 World Voyage
will allow for full immersion in destinations in Australia and New
Zealand, with experiences featuring the Margaret River, Kangaroo Island
and New Zealand's South Island. On departure from Australia Queen Mary
2 will visit Malaysia, Hong Kong, Vietnam and Thailand, providing access
to a wide array of exotic Asian cultures. On her return leg, Queen Mary
2 will call on Aqaba for the ancient site of Petra before transiting
the Suez Canal and calling at the classic Mediterranean destinations of
Rome and Barcelona.
134-night round trip New York, fares from $22,399
120-night round trip Southampton, fares from $19,999
13-night round trip Sydney, fares from $2,299
the first time ever, Cunard will offer a 2-3 month exotic mid-duration
voyage on Queen Victoria for guests seeking a winter escape round trip
experience that offers an in depth exploration of South America. This
voyage will offer more immersive destinations and scenic cruising in the
Magellan Straits, Chilean Fjords and Cape Horn. Her voyage will also
feature nine maiden calls, ports in the Caribbean, a transit of the
Panama Canal, and overnight stays in Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires.
50-night round trip Fort Lauderdale, fares from $7,999
34-night Fort Lauderdale to Valparaiso, fares from $5,499
15-night Fort Lauderdale to Rio de Janeiro, fares from $2,299
are proud to announce a robust 2017 Voyages and 2018 World & Exotic
Cruise Programme," comments Richard Meadows, president, Cunard North
America. "With the remastering of our flagship Queen Mary 2 this year,
and Queen Victoria's planned refit in 2017 – which includes the
significant addition of Britannia Club accommodations - Cunard's iconic
vessels will be more luxurious than ever offering new and richer
experiences for our guests."
Early Booking Benefits
2018 Full World Voyage - Queen Mary 2 and Queen Elizabeth
Cunard offers guests on Full World Voyages (89 nights or longer) on
Queen Mary 2 and Queen Elizabeth a number of benefits for bookings made
by December 31, 2016: these include: Reduced Deposit, Free Gratuities,
Gala World Voyage Special Event, Commemorative Gifts, an exclusive
invitation to the World Voyage Cocktail Party, an Onboard Credit of up
to $3,000 per stateroom, and a host of other amenities based on
Early Booking Onboard Credit on Exotic Voyages (25 to 88 Nights)
Guests booked on exotic voyages between 25 and 88 nights on any of our
three ships will receive Onboard Credit up to $1,500 per stateroom.
Offer applies to bookings made by December 31, 2016 for the first and
second guests only.
World Club Member Savings
For 2017 Programme, members of the Cunard
World Club will benefit from an additional 5% discount off launch fares
effective at programme launch. This 5% Cunard World Club discount is
applicable on all cruises, for past guests only, until August 31, 2016.
Not applicable to third and fourth berth guests.
2018 World and Exotic voyages, Cunard World Club members receive
discounts up to $4,000 per stateroom on bookings made by December 31,
2016. Discounts apply to 1st and 2nd berth guests only.