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Cunard extends pause in operations and confirms itinerary changes with new 2022 World Voyage on Queen Mary 2

SOUTHAMPTON, England (August 25, 2020) In an acknowledgement of the UK FCO* guidance and the complexity of operating world voyages, luxury cruise line Cunard will be extending its pause in operations from November 2020 until 25 March 2021 for its ship Queen Elizabeth; until April 18, 2021 for Queen Mary 2 and until May 16, 2021 for Queen Victoria.

Cunard president Simon Palethorpe continued “Additionally, recognising the immense disappointment of those on board Queen Mary 2’s curtailed World Voyage this year, and the cancellation of her World Voyage in 2021, we are delighted that Queen Mary 2 will sail a classic World Voyage in 2022.  This will replace her scheduled sailings departing January 3, 2022 to April 3, 2022, including the voyage to South America.”

The new 104 night adventure will depart from Southampton on January 10, 2022 and include calls to Greece, Dubai, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Australia and Bali before returning to Southampton via Abu Dhabi, Oman, Italy and Portugal. The ship will sail through the Suez Canal both on the outbound journey and on return. It will be bookable, either as a full world voyage or as one of six sectors, from September 8, 2020.

“Given the current uncertainty, the complexity of our scheduled World Voyage with our international mix of guests visiting many countries and continents, each with its own evolving travel regulations was a very real factor in our decision making.”

16 Countries. 27 ports. 1 iconic ship. The World Voyage on Queen Mary 2.

All new 2022 World Voyage itineraries on board Queen Mary 2 will be available to book from 8 September 2020.

We will be contacting guests and travel agents who are impacted and, once again, all guests who have had their voyage cancelled will automatically receive an enhanced 125% Future Cruise Credit or alternatively can fill in the website form for a 100% refund.

* Foreign & Commonwealth Office

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