Cunard Line has set 2014 world cruise itineraries for its three Queen vessels that will allow passengers to buy segments for as short as 18 days on Queen Mary 2 or eight days on Queen Elizabeth.
Queen Victoria will make 10 maiden port calls, including Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires and Moorea in French Polynesia in the course of a 116-day voyage that visits 40 ports in 19 countries.
Queen Elizabeth has scheduled a first-ever visit to Japan, where it will make four maiden calls: Kochi, Yokohama, Kobe and Nagasaki. Overnight calls include San Francisco, Sidney and Singapore.
The Cunard flagship, Queen Mary 2, will celebrate its 10th season with overnight calls in Cape Town, South Africa; Hong Kong; and Dubai. It will visit 30 ports in 19 countries.
Cunard said guests who book full voyages before Feb. 28, 2013, will get a $3,000 onboard credit. A new feature this year will allow passengers to extend land stays by three or four days at Santiago, Chile; Cape Town; and Sydney on select voyages. Follow Tom Stieghorst on Twitter @tstravelweekly.