Beginning October 2021, Cunard will launch its “Grand Escape Voyages,” a series of over 40 new itineraries, sailing from October 2021 to May 2022. Ranging from two to 40 nights, the itineraries will be operated by Queen Mary 2, Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria, and visit 49 destinations.
Treating guests on both sides of the Atlantic, Queen Mary 2 will call at 15 ports in 14 countries. Embarking on 29 new itineraries, it will 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.
Good to know: The signature Transatlantic Crossing will also give guests the option of bringing along their four-legged friends.
Guests headed to the Caribbean will can enjoy the region’s turquoise waters and white sands, or explore many sites like bridge-linked canals; storied military architecture in Basseterre, St. Kitts; hot springs and volcanoes in Castries, St. Lucia; and natural harbors in Curacao. Some of the other highlights of the itinerary include overnight calls in Bridgetown, Barbados, time ashore in St. Maarten and Dominica, and visits to St. Lucia and St. Kitts.
As part of the “Grand Escape Voyages,” Queen Elizabeth will visit 41 ports in 21 countries. The ship will begin in Western Europe before sailing to the Iberian Coast for a series of voyages exploring Spain and the Atlantic Islands.
The ship will overnight in Lisbon and Madeira as well as depart late from Malaga, offering time to experience these destinations after dark. It’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. Guests will visit colorful bazaars heady with aromatic spices, ancient Moorish castles and stretch out on beaches in the dappled shade of palm trees.
Beginning April 2022, Queen Victoria will mark its 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, the ship will visit 11 countries, treating guests to time ashore in Copenhagen, Helsinki, Tallinn and Gdynia, together with overnight calls in Amsterdam, Lisbon and St. Petersburg.
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.