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Cunard sailing two world cruises in 2021

The Queen Mary 2's grand lobby.

Cunard Line will operate world cruises in 2021 on both eastbound and westbound itineraries.

The eastbound voyage will sail on the Queen Mary 2, starting in New York or London. From there, the ship heads via South Africa and the Indian Ocean to Australia. Then, the Queen Mary 2 will head north to Hong Kong and on to Singapore via Vietnam. It will then travel through the Straits of Malacca across the Indian Ocean to the Arabian Gulf. The final leg of the voyage is the return to London from Dubai, which is routed via the Suez Canal and Mediterranean Sea.

The cruise will cover 47,000 miles and visit 37 ports in 22 countries, including overnights in Sydney, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Dubai, and a double overnight in Cape Town.

The Queen Victoria world cruise will go westbound through the Panama Canal. Cunard said it can be taken as a roundtrip from Hamburg (112 nights) or London (108 nights) or a one-way voyage starting in Fort Lauderdale and ending in London (97 nights).

After transiting the canal, the ship will cross the Pacific Ocean via Hawaii and Samoa to New Zealand, and from there it will call in Sydney and Australia's Gold Coast and Great Barrier Reef before traveling to Hong Kong via Darwin and Vietnam. Following the Asia visit, the Queen Victoria will return to London via Singapore, the Indian Ocean and South Africa.

Cunard's third ship, the Queen Elizabeth, in early 2021 will sail a series of roundtrip voyages from international ports with regionally focused itineraries intermixed with exotic grand voyages.

The Queen Elizabeth will operate four roundtrip voyages from Melbourne and four from Sydney, plus a new pair of open-jaw New Zealand cruises from Sydney to Auckland and the reverse.

At the end of the Australian season in March, the Queen Elizabeth will travel north to Japan via Southeast Asia. Deployment will consist of four roundtrip voyages out of Tokyo in April and May of 2021.

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