Cunard Announces Queen Anne Maiden Voyagesby Dori Saltzman /
In its first season at sea, Queen Anne will visit more than 32 ports, all sailing from Southampton. The line revealed the new ship’s early itineraries as part of a larger 2023/24 itinerary announcement. Across the 110 voyages, Cunard’s fleet, which starting January 2024 offers four ships, the line will visit 126 ports in 51 countries on sailings ranging from two-night city breaks to a 108-night world voyage.
Following the ship’s maiden voyage to Lisbon, Queen Anne will embark on a series of Mediterranean, Caribbean and Northern Europe sailings, as well as an Eastbound Transatlantic crossing. Among these sailings is a 35-night Caribbean adventure that departs Southampton on January 27, 2024, as well as a 16-night Western Med sailing that visits Lisbon, Cadiz, and Rome among other cities, departing March 29, 2024.
“Announcing each new voyage program for Cunard is always exciting, but this year is even more so, as guests will be able to choose itineraries across four magnificent ships in the fleet for the first time since 1999,” said Matt Gleaves, vice president, commercial, North America. “Each ship offers a unique experience with distinct itineraries: Queen Anne will be based out of Southampton, Queen Elizabeth out of Australia and Japan, and Queen Victoria and Queen Mary 2 will both sail world voyages…”
Highlights of the itinerary announcements include a 107-night World Voyage, departing Southampton aboard Queen Victoria on a full world circumnavigation. The ship will sail westbound to North America, transit the Panama Canal, then sail on to Australia and Asia, before returning to Europe via South Africa, visiting 32 destinations along the way.
Queen Mary 2 will begin its season with an Eastbound Transatlantic crossing from New York, before setting off from Southampton on a 108-night World Voyage. The liner will sail to the Med, then on to Asia via the Suez Canal, before heading to Australia and back to Europe via South Africa.
Following a fly-cruise season in Barcelona, Queen Elizabeth will relocated to Singapore before starting a Australian residency, where it will embark on a series of short break and roundtrip voyages from Melbourne and Sydney.
Queen Anne’s maiden sailings are available to book starting May 17, 2022. All other voyages open for booking on May 24.