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
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.