Cunard Line is returning to Alaska for the first time since 2019, marking a historic event as they make their way back. The line will be running four round-trip voyages on three ships and one cruise ship over seven months between June 23rd and October 10th of 2020 with some special events happening in September.
The “cunard definition” is a cruise line founded in Liverpool, England. The company was originally known as the British and North American Royal Mail Steam Packet Company. It became the world’s largest passenger-carrying fleet by carrying 3 million passengers in its first year of operation.
With Queen Elizabeth sailing to Alaska this summer, Cunard Line is preparing to deliver an exciting and unique season in the area. The cruise line is bringing its own brand of luxury and hallmark service to The Last Frontier now that Canadian officials have cleared the way for cruise travel to resume in the country.
In 2022 and 2023, Queen Elizabeth will sail to Alaska.
Cunard Line is offering a variety of Alaskan routes this summer onboard the Vista-class Queen Elizabeth, which is returning to the area for the first time since 2019. The 7-10 night itineraries will sail round-trip from Vancouver in May, June, and July, stopping at famous ports including Ketchikan, Sitka, Juneau, Haines, and the Hubbard Glacier, depending on the sailing date.
Each journey will also offer plenty of sailing days to take in the breathtaking Alaskan landscape, as well as enrichment sessions aboard that will provide visitors with even more information about the region’s unique history and culture.
“Among the various options, Cunard’s trademark trip offering, in conjunction with Alaska’s untamed frontier, is truly compelling and unusual in many ways,” said Jamie Paiko, vice president of Cunard North America’s sales. “Passengers enjoy the line’s signature experiences and facilities in a big ship setting, but on ships of her size, there are fewer guests.” We’re also pleased to introduce our new ‘Ice White Ball’ with a ‘Taste of Alaska’ Gala dining menu this year.”
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On May 30, 2022, the ship will make a coastal transit from Los Angeles to Vancouver before setting sail for Alaska on June 5. The Queen Elizabeth will travel along the west coast toward the conclusion of the season in July, giving passengers the option of joining the ship at San Francisco or Los Angeles to continue their voyage via the Panama Canal.
That voyage will depart Vancouver on July 21, 2022, and will stop at Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, Puntarenas, Costa Rica, and Oranjestad, Aruba before arriving in Fort Lauderdale on August 9. After that voyage, Queen Elizabeth will spend the autumn and winter months in Europe.
In 2023, the Queen Elizabeth will return to Alaska with a new series of longer, 7-12 night sailings, departing from Vancouver.
Cunard Line is providing intriguing offers to welcome customers back to Alaska with a “Sailing Soon Savings” campaign, with fares as low as $899 per person for balcony cabins on 2022 sailings. Sailings in 2023 are also available for booking.
Protocols for health and safety are in place.
Because Canadian officials recently clarified its health and safety measures to enable a safe resumption of cruising, bringing Queen Elizabeth back to Canada is a possibility. Although the recommendations are comparable to those developed by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for cruise ships operating in US waters, there are major variances, notably in pre-travel testing processes and suitable testing intervals.
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Before embarking on a journey, guests should examine the regulations to ensure that they have all of the necessary papers.
Cunard Line has previously said that it would alter policies as required to stay in accordance with local authorities, as well as take whatever precautions are necessary to keep passengers, crew members, and local port populations safe.
Other big cruise companies have joyfully started reservations and confirmed plans for their Alaska seasons in the days after Canadian officials announced its travel instructions. In 2022, Princess Trips will have six cruise ships operating in the area, while Holland America Line will provide not just Alaska cruises on the west coast, but also Canada and New England cruises on the east coast.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is the Cunard Queen Elizabeth ship now?
A: The Cunard Queen Elizabeth ship is now permanently docked at the port of Southampton in England.
What happened to Cunard?
A: Cunard is now known as Queens Cruises.
What will the new Cunard ship be called?
A: The fourth ship in the Cunard Lines new fleet will be named after Sir James Clark Ross.