Cunard enthusiasts will return to what they love with the line’s “Grand Escape Voyages,” commencing in October. Cruise vacations range from two to 40-nights, offering guests the chance to enjoy over 40 new 2021 and 2022 voyages, visiting 49 destinations, sailing on board flagship Queen Mary 2 (Transatlantic, Caribbean), Queen Elizabeth (Western Europe, Atlantic Coast, Asia), and Queen Victoria (Europe and the Baltics).
The Cunard fleet will also spend several overnight port calls in destinations including Amsterdam, Lisbon, Hong Kong, Madeira, Dubai and Barbados, offering more time to explore ashore.
“We are thrilled to announce our new ‘Grand Escape Voyages,’ as we celebrate Cunard’s full return to sailing,” said Jamie Paiko, Vice President of Sales, Cunard North America. “These new itineraries will not disappoint our dedicated guests who have eagerly been waiting for the opportunity to sail on their favourite ship. They will once again enjoy our distinctive ocean travel experience, hallmarked by new voyage options and our impeccable White Star Service.”
Queen Mary 2
Queen Mary 2 will treat guests to time on both sides of the Atlantic with her “Grand Escape Voyages,” calling at 15 ports in 14 countries. Embarking on 29 new itineraries, she’ll complement a series of Transatlantic Crossings with brief cruises in Western Europe and will spend time in the Caribbean, sailing roundtrip from New York, Fort Lauderdale, Hamburg or Southampton.
The Caribbean itineraries will offer travellers the opportunity to not only bask in the region’s turquoise waters and white sands, but also explore its many sites, such as bridge-linked canals through ancient streets steeped in history; storied military architecture in Basseterre; hot springs and volcanoes in Castries; and natural harbours in Curaçao. Overnight calls in Bridgetown, Barbados, time ashore in St. Maarten and Dominica, coupled with the delights of St. Lucia and St. Kitts all await. Fares for a Caribbean 14-night voyage start from US$1,499.
Fresh from a summer exploring Britain’s coastline, Queen Elizabeth’s “Grand Escape Voyages” season will include visits to 41 ports in 21 countries. She will begin in Western Europe before sailing to the Iberian Coast for a series of voyages exploring Spain and the Atlantic Islands. Itineraries will feature overnight port stays in Lisbon and Madeira as well as late departures from Malaga, offering time to experience these destinations after dark. She’ll then undertake voyages between London, Singapore, Hong Kong and Dubai, including a transit of the Suez Canal and calls to Sri Lanka and Malaysia. Fares for the 32-night Southampton to Singapore voyage start from US$5,599.
Commencing her Grand Escape Voyages in April 2022, Queen Victoria will mark her official return to sailing with three new itineraries, coupling two Western Europe short breaks with a 16-night exploration of the Baltics. Sailing roundtrip from Southampton, she’ll visit 11 countries, treating guests to time ashore in Copenhagen, Helsinki, Tallinn and Gdynia, together with overnight calls in Amsterdam, Lisbon and St Petersburg. Fares for the 16-night Baltic voyage start from US$3299.
Cunard Double Upgrade
Guests who book a “Grand Escape Voyage” by September 30, 2021 on voyages six to 52 nights will receive the Cunard Double Upgrade from inside to balcony, free onboard credit up to $600 per stateroom, hotel and dining service charge included, reduced deposit, and Grill Suite guests will also enjoy free drinks and free internet.
For more information, visit Cunard.com.