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Cunard extends operational break, changes routes

  • Cruises
  •   08-26-2020  9:02 am
  •   Pax Global Media
Cunard extends operational break, changes routes
The Queen Victoria.
Pax Global Media

Due to the effects of COVID-19, Cunard has extended the break of operations until March 25, 2021 for the Queen Elizabeth , until April 18, 2021 for the Queen Mary 2 , and until May 16, 2021 for the Queen Victoria .

This new extension of the suspension of Cunard's activities is accompanied by revisions to its routes.

As for the Queen Elizabeth (which returned to the UK for the break), Cunard is canceling all cruises scheduled to depart between March 26 and December 13, 2021, including cruises to Australia, Japan and in Alaska.

These trips will be replaced by a program of shorter European cruises from Southampton and a series of Mediterranean cruises from Barcelona. These cruises will be available for booking starting September 29.

As for the Queen Mary 2, Cunard is canceling all cruises scheduled between January 3 and April 3, 2022, including the cruise to South America. They will be replaced by the great World Voyage cruise to Australia via the Suez Canal. This 118-night cruise from New York will be available for sale starting September 8.

Passengers affected by cancellations will receive a Future Cruise Credit  (FCC) corresponding to 125% of the amounts paid to date. They will have until December 31, 2021 to use their FCC.

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