Cunard offers U.K. sailings amid international cancellation

 Tuesday, March 16, 2021 


Cunard recently confirmed that it will offer a series of UK voyages on Queen Elizabeth this year, providing a unique staycation opportunity for British guests and more details will be revealed later this month. Sailings will take place from Cunard’s home port of Southampton and will be in U.K. coastal waters as well as simply seeking out the very best of the summer sunshine.

These new U.K. staycation voyages will replace a number of international sailings that unfortunately will be cancelled due to the current environment. Sailings on Queen Victoria are now cancelled for departures up to and including August 27.Queen Elizabeth’s summer Mediterranean fly cruise season and all departures up to and including October 11, are also cancelled.  Queen Mary 2’s current programme is affected by a number of factors and all departures up to and including November 12 are cancelled.

Simon Palethorpe, President, Cunard said in a statement that with the U.K. government confirming that domestic travel is close on the horizon, the cruise line is introducing a series of exciting, shorter duration holidays for Brits looking for the perfect staycation in Cunard luxury for the summer. He mentioned that these will be sailings from Southampton, for U.K. residents, around the U.K. and will make the very most of the summer sunshine.

He also said that with international travel restrictions still in place, the cruise line will unfortunately need to cancel a number of departures and shared that authorities are aware how much everyone is desperately looking forward to longed-for holidays overseas, and apologised to all affected by the news. He also apologized for the disappointment the action will cause.

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