Cunard Line Announce 2015/2016 Voyage Programme
Cunard Line has announced its 2015-2016 Voyages Programme which includes 15 commemorative cruises and events that will pay homage to Cunard’s significant historical moments.
175th Anniversary Highlights
Cunard will kick off its milestone anniversary with 15 highly anticipated sailings that will give loyal and new Cunarders exciting opportunities to experience luxury ocean travel aboard the Line’s majestic ships.
To start these momentous celebrations, all three Queens will meet in Southampton on 3 May 2015. This Cunard Royal Rendezvous will be followed by a “Liverpool Salute” with the unprecedented sight of all three Queens together on 25 May at the Line’s birthplace – the first time the entire fleet will have been together on the River Mersey.
Voyage options for this event are:
Queen Mary 2
Eastbound Transatlantic Crossing & British Isles, 10 May 2015 – 17 days, New York to Southampton.
Grand Transatlantic Crossing & Liverpool Salute, 10 May 2015 – 24 days, roundtrip New York.
British Isles & Liverpool Salute, 17 May 2015 – 10 days, roundtrip Southampton.
Baltic & Tribute to Liverpool, 11 May 2015 – 16 days, roundtrip Southampton.
Liverpool Salute, 22 May 2015 – six days, roundtrip Southampton.
Queen Victoria will call at Cobh on 7 May 2015 to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the sinking of Lusitania – a poignant journey that will include ceremonies at the town’s memorial to mark this significant date in Cunard’s history. A special tribute will be paid to the Cunard men and 22 ships that were lost in the First World War. The seven-day Lusitania Remembered sailing departs roundtrip Southampton on 3 May 2015.
The commemorations will continue in true Cunard style with The Original Transatlantic Crossing when Queen Mary 2 echoes the very first Crossing. For the 12-day, 2 July 2015 voyage departing from Southampton to New York, the flagship ship will leave Liverpool on 4 July – 175 years to the day after Cunard’s first ship, Britannia, began her journey – and will follow Britannia’s original route westbound to Halifax, then on to Boston.
2015/2016 Sailing Highlights
Additionally, Cunard’s three Queens will visit incredible places in the Mediterranean, Western Europe, the Caribbean and the Americas, visiting 96 ports in 35 different countries, including seven maiden calls.
Flagship Queen Mary 2 will continue her reign on the Atlantic Ocean and will feature 20 seven- to nine-dayTransatlantic Crossings throughout the year, including three which stop in Halifax, Nova Scotia; as well as six roundtrip New York Crossings ranging from 15 to 23 days.
Other Queen Mary 2 highlights include new seven- and 14-day New England & Canada voyages; two Grand Voyages that each combine a Europe sailing with beginning and ending Transatlantic Crossings; a 12-day Holiday Caribbean sailing; and a variety of Northern Europe options. Season highlights include overnight stays in Liverpool and Québec, and one maiden port of call at Oban, Scotland.
Queen Victoria will also offer three- to 24-day sailings from Southampton to the Western Mediterranean, Western Europe and the Atlantic Isles. Season highlights include overnight stays in Amsterdam, Athens, Barcelona, Istanbul, Liverpool, Monte Carlo and Venice. Maiden ports of call will include Tangier, Rapallo, Zadar and Trieste.
Queen Elizabeth will spend most of the 2015-2016 season sailing in Europe roundtrip from Southampton, with options from Hamburg and Kiel also available. She will also offer a wide assortment of two- to 17-day cruises exploring Western Europe, the Baltic and Norwegian Fjords, and Central Mediterranean. New to the line-up this year is an exciting 24-day Caribbean sailing roundtrip from Southampton. Other 2015 highlights include overnight stays in Monte Carlo, Amsterdam, Madeira and St. Petersburg, and maiden ports of call at St. Raphael, La Spezia and Horta.
For more information on the Cunard 2015/2016 programme please call one of our Cruise Experts on 0800 008 6677