Cunard Line will offer a cruise from Cape Town to Southampton aboard Queen Victoria in 2022 as part of her 112-night World Cruise.
The 15-night voyage will depart Cape Town on April 14th and arrive in the UK on April 29th. It’s a comparatively port-lean itinerary compared to Cunard’s previous Cape Town to Southampton voyages, with just two ports of call in Walvis Bay, Namibia and Tenerife in the Canard Islands.
For passengers booking this leg alone the cost starts at $1,500 per person sharing. This is actually the final leg of Queen Victoria’s World Cruise, which includes 30 port calls and overnight stays in San Francisco, Sydney, Hong Kong, Singapore and Cape Town among other cities.
It can be booked as a full circumnavigation (with a daytime transit of the Panama Canal included) or potential guests can choose from 25 different itineraries. The full World Cruise as well as the Cape Town departure will go on sale on December 19th, 2019.
In all, through 2022, Cunard’s three ships (Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth) will visit 93 ports in 42 counties and offer 14 overnight stays.
Queen Mary 2 will escape the cold in early 2022, sailing on a grand Caribbean and South American adventure; with options to depart from Hamburg, Southampton or New York.
The voyage will commence with the iconic of voyages like the transatlantic Crossing and itineraries the Eastern Caribbean, Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina and Chile. Queen Mary 2 then retraces the route of famous explorers, rounding Cape Horn before returning to New York via Rio de Janeiro –in time for the famous Rio Carnival.
Queen Elizabeth, after cruising in Alaska from June to September, 2021, with voyages departing Vancouver offering stunning scenic cruising in the UNESCO world heritage site of Glacier Bay National Park and the waterways of the famous Inside Passage, will head to Australia.
From November, 2021 to March 2022 she will cruise the Australian coast, while also offering a new unique South Pacific itinerary, which will call at Fiji, Vanuatu and New Caledonia.
Queen Elizabeth then moves on to Japan to offer a series of Japanese itineraries from April to June 2022. This includes visits to Japan’s main islands of Honshu, Kyushu and Hokkaido, while southern voyages take in the Okinawa archipelago as well as two Taiwanese port calls.
“Cunard’s extensive experience in luxury cruising has allowed us to expertly craft a series of voyages that will excite, enrich and engage our guests,” said Simon Palethorpe, President, Cunard. “Cunard’s newly announced 2021 and 2022 voyages take in some of the most breathtaking scenery on the planet, and call at the world’s most famous destinations, that we’re sure will have our guests talking about their experiences for years to come.”
“Whether guests choose to do a two-night cruise, a traditional Transatlantic Crossing or a full circumnavigation of the globe, each voyage comes with Cunard’s signature luxury White Star Service and style, honed over almost 180 years,” he added.
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