Cunard announces the newly published Europe, Transatlantics and Americas 2010-2011 program for Queen Mary 2 and Queen Victoria. The expansion of the Cunard fleet in 2010 allows the company to offer a wider range of worldwide itineraries with Queen Elizabeth’s maiden season and the voyages of Queen Mary 2 and Queen Victoria which are available for sale on April 17, 2009.
Cunard President Carol Marlow said, “2010 will see Cunard again operating three Queens as Queen Elizabeth joins her sister ship Queen Victoria and our flagship, Queen Mary 2. While Queen Elizabeth sails her maiden season, Queen Mary 2 will, for the first time, offer the choice of six-day Transatlantic Crossings as well as seven-night eastbound Transatlantic Crossings, while Queen Victoria will offer a mixture of voyages originating from both the UK and Mediterranean before she sails her first Americas season for winter / spring 2011."
Queen Mary 2
Queen Mary 2 will continue her reign on the Atlantic in 2010 with 24 Transatlantic Crossings including an extra day on Eastbound Transatlantic voyages between New York and Southampton, England. Now guests will have the choice of 6-, 7-, 8- or 9-day Crossings between New York and Southampton, Cherbourg or Hamburg.
Queen Victoria begins her 2010 season in Southampton for a series of voyages to Iberia, Northern Europe and the Mediterranean in addition to her first sailing around the British Isles. After repositioning to Venice, she will begin a series of “open jaw” sailings between this jewel of the Adriatic and Rome or Barcelona. Many of these sailings will feature overnight stays in popular destinations like Venice, Istanbul and Barcelona.
The ship then returns to Southampton and across the Atlantic to start a new Americas season in 2011. Queen Victoria’s American journey begins with a 17-day voyage from New York to Los Angeles through the Panama Canal. From Los Angeles, she will embark on two 14-day voyages to Hawaii, including a maiden call at Nawiliwili (Kauai), and her first west coast 4-day Getaway voyage to Mexico. After another full transit of the Canal from Los Angeles to Fort Lauderdale, Queen Victoria will offer an 11-day Panama Canal voyage roundtrip from Ft. Lauderdale before heading back across the Atlantic on a 16-day voyage that will take in the US east coast, Lisbon and Dublin.
To view Cunard’s 2010-2011 voyage schedule, visit http://content.cunard.com/announce/images/320/2010_2011_sailing_schedule.pdf