Cunard Unveils 2018 Voyage Programme
Cunard’s three iconic Queens will sail on a brand new programme of destinations and special event sailings from March to December 2018.
Guests will be able to visit extraordinary places around the globe and experience exclusive events, all from the luxury and glamour of Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth, Queen Victoria and Queen Mary 2.
Onboard every Cunard Queen, guests are welcomed to discover a wide array of entertainment and activities expertly curated to suit every taste. In addition to new itineraries, the 2018 Programme features a brand new line-up of special event cruises including high profile speakers and excursions themed around passion points to add an extra dimension to each voyage.
2018 Special Event Sailings
Voyage du Vin (June 1-8, 2018 / Spain and Portugal)
Wine tasting on board Queen Victoria introduces guests to some of Europe’s finest wine and port destinations, along with on board lectures from experts such as Will Lyons and excursions around the Atlantic Coast with port calls in Spain, Portugal and Guernsey.
A Photographic Journey to the Land of the Midnight Sun (July 1-13, 2018 / The Fjords)
Guests on Queen Elizabeth’s Norwegian Voyage will learn professional tips from esteemed photography experts such as Ross Hoddinott, one of England’s leading wildlife and landscape photographers, and take a trip to the Arctic Circle to photograph the stunning phenomenon of the “midnight sun.”
Big Band Ball (August 24-28, 2018 / Netherlands Escape)
Once again Queen Elizabeth plays host to a spectacular celebration of music and dance with a 13-piece Big Band Orchestra delighting guests with music from Glen Miller and Duke Ellington.
Transatlantic Fashion Week (September 2-9, 2018 / Westbound Crossing)
This unique experience allows guests to indulge in the glamour of fashion shows on board Queen Mary 2 while being treated to inspirational talks with some of fashion’s most reputable names including the respected British fashion writer and journalist Colin McDowell.
A Journey of Genealogy (November 4-11, 2018 / Westbound Crossing)
For the first time ever Cunard has collaborated with Ancestry.com, the largest online family history resource in the world, to offer guests the opportunity to trace their family trees on the remastered Queen Mary 2.
2018 Programme Highlights
Signature Cunard Transatlantic Voyages
Cunard continues to be the only company offering regular service across the Atlantic and the world’s only remaining true ocean liner experience – something it’s been doing since 1840. In 2018 there will be 22 seven-night Transatlantic Crossings.
20 Exciting Maiden Calls for the Fleet
Rockland (United States), Sept IIes (Canada), Visby (Sweden), Riga (Latvia), Klaipeda (Lithuania), Bodo (Norway), Narvik (Norway), Hvar (Croatia), Puerto del Rosario (Spain), La Rochelle (France), Gijon (Spain), Taormina (Italy), Portree (United Kingdom), Donegal (Ireland), Haugesund (Norway), Propriano (Corsica), Portoroz (Slovenia) and Rijeka (Croatia).
Overnight Calls in Spectacular Destinations
Funchal (Portugal), Quebec (Canada), Reykjavik (Iceland), St Petersburg (Russian Federation), Rotterdam (The Netherlands) and Venice (Italy).
Evenings in Port (departures at 9:00 pm or later)
Barcelona (Spain), Bilbao (Spain), Bodo (Norway), Boston (United States), Bridgetown (Barbados), Dublin (Ireland), Dubrovnik (Croatia), Gran Canaria (Spain), Mallorca (Spain), Narvik (Norway), Oslo (Norway), Philipsburg (Saint Maarten), Rotterdam (The Netherlands), Tenerife (Spain) and Venice (Italy).
An exciting and flexible Mediterranean cruise programme is available on Queen Victoria from September to November. Offering the “best of the Med” destinations covering the Western, Central and Eastern Mediterranean regions, there is a choice of three different embarkation ports (Civitavecchia, Venice, and Barcelona) and a range of 7, 9, 10, 12, 14 or 21-night options.
Roundtrip New York
In 2018, there will be 12 opportunities to sail roundtrip from New York on Queen Mary 2, offering guests the chance to visit the Caribbean, New England and Canada or Europe when combined with a pair of Transatlantic Crossings.
Fore more information on the 2018 Cunard voyage collection, please call one of our Cruise Experts on 0800 008 6677.