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The 2022 No-Fly Northern Lights from Southampton

  • 11 Oct 2022
  • 12 nights
  • Ship: Queen Victoria
  • No-Fly Cruise

Itinerary: Southampton - Andalsnes - Romsdalsfjord - Tromso, Norway - Narvik - Stavanger, Norway - Southampton

Includes: Top partner for Cunard*, Full board cruising*, ALL overseas transfers*, Extra benefit included*

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The 2023 No-Fly Queen Mary 2 Grand World Voyage

  • 11 Jan 2023
  • 102 nights
  • Ship: Queen Mary 2
  • No-Fly Cruise

Itinerary: Southampton - Lisbon, Portugal - Heraklion - ★ Transit the Suez Canal ★ - Safaga, Egypt - Salalah, Oman - Abu Dhabi, UAE - Dubai, U.A.E - Muscat, Oman - Colombo, Sri Lanka -...

Includes: Full board cruising*, Complimentary On Board Spend of up to $3,100*, Gratuities Included Saving up to $2,750*, Explore the world without stepping on a plane*

MAIDEN SEASON
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The 2024 No-Fly Maiden Canary Islands

  • 02 Mar 2024
  • 14 nights
  • Ship: Queen Anne
  • No-Fly Cruise

Itinerary: Southampton - Lisbon, Portugal - Funchal, Madeira - Santa Cruz, Tenerife - Las Palmas, Gran Canaria - Arrecife, Lanzarote - Southampton

Includes: Brand new ship - maiden season, Top partner for Cunard*, Choose From: On Board Spend* | Car Parking* | Coach Transfers*, No-Fly, Luxury Full-Board Cruising*


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Why sail with Cunard


FULL BOARD

FULL BOARD

TANTALISING RESTAURANTS

TANTALISING RESTAURANTS

GREAT ENTERTAINMENT

GREAT ENTERTAINMENT

GREAT AMENITIES

GREAT AMENITIES

SAILS FROM UK PORT

SAILS FROM UK PORT


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The History of Cunard


Founded in 1840 by Samuel Cunard, a war veteran and timber merchant, Cunard’s 180-year legacy is an incredible story of mechanical feats, heroic acts and historic world-firsts at sea.

Carinthia Lounge, Queen Mary 2, Cunard

Carinthia Lounge, Queen Mary 2, Cunard

Casino, Queen Mary 2, Cunard

Casino, Queen Mary 2, Cunard

Shuffleboard, Queen Mary 2, Cunard

Shuffleboard, Queen Mary 2, Cunard

Royal Court Theatre, Queen Victoria, Cunard

Royal Court Theatre, Queen Victoria, Cunard

Winter Garden, Queen Victoria, Cunard

Winter Garden, Queen Victoria, Cunard

Cunard Ships

Crossing the Atlantic to and from New York since 1840 with their distinctive red and black funnels, Cunard’s fleet comprises four exceptional ships; Queen Anne, Queen Elizabeth, Queen Victoria and Queen Mary 2. Renowned for their comfort and luxury, with elegant and spacious interiors, they will make your voyage to the world’s most wonderful places as comfortable as possible.


On Board Experience

Accommodation

Whether you choose an Inside, Oceanview or Balcony Stateroom, your home-from-home will offer a personal steward, available for your every need as well as round the clock complimentary room service. Each stateroom boasts a king-sized bed with exceptionally comfortable Sealy mattresses, generous storage, a mini-bar and flat-screen TV. Penhaligon’s toiletries, bathrobes and slippers are provided as standard.

All three Queens offer a variety of suites with attentive service and space to relax, a personal butler, complimentary bar stocked with your choice of drink and exceptional amenities throughout. From floor-to-ceiling windows found in the Grand Duplex to the sweeping views off the bow found in the unique Queen Anne Suite on Queen Mary 2, Cunard suites offer exceptional space and comfort for their guests.

Grill Suites provide guests with access to the exclusive Grills Lounge and Terrace, a refined space offering a peaceful atmosphere day and night. Grill Suite guests can dine in either the Queens Grill or Princess Grill restaurants where the finest ingredients prepared by the very best chefs make every meal a culinary event. Both restaurants offer a changing menu featuring a range of foods, from Cunard classics to innovative modern dishes, all complemented by the extensive wine list, comprised of some of the best vintages the world has to offer.

Entertainment

From fencing to bowls, watercolour painting to tango lessons, a Cunard cruise offers a diverse selection of activities, whatever you are drawn to. You may even find yourself meeting a personal hero at one of the many lectures available. Evenings on Queen Anne, Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth are full of choice. Formal nights involve a themed ball or Captain’s cocktail party giving guests the chance to dress up in their finest wears. The full-sized Royal Court Theatre hosts West End calibre shows with some nights featuring classical dramas to laugh-out-loud comedies. Live music can be found all over the ships, from jazz ensembles to solo harpists.

Dining

With an exceptional array of places to eat, deciding what to order during your Cunard cruise will be a challenge. From light bites to hearty cuisine and menus that reflect where you are in the world, the on board chefs make use of fresh, local ingredients and provide an exceptional range of choices.

Cunard happily caters for any special dietary requirements and offer a wide range of tempting vegetarian dishes on all three ships. For more informal lunches buffet-style dining is available throughout the day. Held in the splendour of the Queens Room, afternoon tea is served by white-gloved waiting staff and often accompanied by a string quartet. The Queens Room is also the setting for Cunard’s legendary themed balls, boasting the largest ballrooms at sea with music and performances not to be missed.


Destinations

Cunard sail all over the world but are perhaps most well known for their transatlantic crossings.

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Cunard FAQs

Do Cunard have a Flexible Cancellation Policy?

Holidays booked prior to 3 August 2022: For any bookings made prior to 3 August 2022, if you wish to reschedule your holiday, you can make one further booking transfer up to the date that the balance for their holiday is due. This is available on Cunard Fare and Early Saver fare types. However, the new booking must be of equal or higher value and must sail within 12 months of the original departure date (or 6 months for a World Voyage or World Voyage sector).

Holidays booked from 3 August 2022 onwards: For any bookings made after 3 August 2022, if you wish to reschedule your holiday, you can take advantage of Cunards fee-free flexible transfer policy if you have booked on a Cunard Fare. This means you can:

  • Transfer your booking once
  • Transfer your booking free of charge
  • Transfer your booking to a holiday of equal or higher value
  • Transfer your booking up to the date that the balance for their holiday is due (90 days prior to departure of their existing booking)
  • Transfer your booking to a holiday sailing within 12 months of the original departure date (or 6 months if transferring from a full World Voyage or World Voyage sector)

Effective from 3 August 2022: Cunard will continue to offer a flexible transfer policy, where guests can transfer their booking free of charge to another booking of equal or higher value, as long as this change is made before the balance due date of the existing booking.

Terms & Conditions apply. Excludes exclusive Reader Offers Limited Package Holiday. All guests of all ages need to be fully vaccinated with two doses of a recognised vaccine* a minimum of 14 days prior to travel. If more than 270 days have elapsed since the second vaccine then a booster vaccine will also be required. The 270 days will be calculated from the day of disembarkation from your cruise. To help you, we’ve provided these dates in the ‘Affected voyages’ document below. Booster vaccinations need to have been administered a minimum of seven days prior to embarkation. All guests must have received their 3rd booster vaccine at least 7 days prior to departure to travel.


Do I need a COVID-19 vaccine to travel aboard a Cunard ship?

For all departures until further notice, the vaccination policy applies: 

Guests aged 16 and over will be required to be fully vaccinated by an approved health provider. If more than 270 days have passed since your last dose,  a booster vaccination will be required.  The vaccine must have been administered within a minimum of 14 days of travel. If more than 270 days from the last day of cruise passes since the last completion date of your vaccination course, a booster vaccine must be administered a minimum of 7 days prior to travel. 

At this time, a second booster vaccination is not required but is strongly recommended. 

All guests aged 12 - 15 years are also required to be vaccinated, with the last administered date at least 14 days prior to embarkation. Booster vaccinations are not required. Guests aged 5 - 11 are required to be fully vaccinated or they must provide two negative COVID-19 test results. Guests aged 5 and under are exempt from pre-departure requirements. 


Can I go ashore independently?

From 13th October 2021, guests will be able to go ashore independently but must adhere to the specific COVID-19 protocols in each destination. However, as restrictions in each destination are changeable, and some destinations may only allow cruise line organised experiences ashore, we highly recommend you purchase Cunard shore experiences prior to travel to ensure you always have the option to explore each destination.


What health & safety measures are on board Cunard’s ships?

For information on Cunard’s enhanced wellbeing measures, please click here.


What is the difference between a standard cabin and a balcony stateroom?

Cunard has three standard staterooms; Britannia Inside Staterooms, Britannia Single Oceanview Staterooms and Britannia Oceanview Staterooms and two balcony staterooms; Britannia Balcony Staterooms and Britannia Club Balcony Staterooms, for you to choose from. As you may expect, the main difference between a standard cabin and a balcony stateroom is the added luxury of your own private balcony from which you can enjoy ocean views. In both standard and balcony cabins, guests can enjoy; half a bottle of sparkling wine on arrival, fresh fruit on request, 24-hour room service, nightly turndown service, satellite TV, a direct-dial telephone, refrigerator, tea and coffee making facilities, a hairdryer, a safe, daily shipboard programme, a bathrobe and slippers, Penhaligon’s toiletries and dining in the Britannia Restaurant. Guests in Britannia Club Balcony Staterooms benefit from a pillow concierge menu with up to 7 pillows to choose from.


What is the difference between a balcony stateroom and a suite?

Cunard has two balcony staterooms; Britannia Balcony Staterooms and Britannia Club Balcony Staterooms and two suite categories; Princess Grill Suites and Queens Grill Suites. As you may expect, the main difference between a balcony stateroom and a suite is space and the amenities offered. In balcony cabins, guests can enjoy; half a bottle of sparkling wine on arrival, fresh fruit on request, 24-hour room service, nightly turndown service, satellite TV, a direct-dial telephone, refrigerator, tea and coffee making facilities, a hairdryer, a safe, a daily shipboard programme, a bathrobe and slippers, Penhaligon’s toiletries and dining in the Britannia Restaurant. In a Princess Grill Suite, guests can enjoy all those things alongside; in-suite dining from the Princess Grill menu, concierge service, use of an Illy coffee machine, personalised stationery, an atlas, priority embarkation, access to Courtyard, Grills Lounge and Grills Terrace on Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth and access to Grills Lounge and Grills Terrace on Queen Mary 2. A Queens Grill Suite includes all of the exclusive amenities found in the Princess Grill Suite as well as Butler service, Champagne and chocolates on arrival, pre-dinner canapes, in-suite dining from the Queens Grill menu, a complimentary bar, books and an atlas, priority disembarkation, priority tender services as well as an iPad and a Playstation 4 in select suites.


Does Cunard have wheelchair or mobility scooter accessible staterooms?

Yes, each of Cunard’s ships has several staterooms equipped to accommodate wheelchair or mobility scooter users.


Where can I keep my valuables?

All staterooms are equipped with a safe into which you can programme your own personal code.


Is room service available?

Yes, room service is available 24-hours a day. Room service menus will be available in your stateroom.


What dining options are available on board?

Each ship in the Cunard fleet offers alternative dining options which are available to everyone. On Queen Mary 2 choose from Boardwalk Café, Carinthia Lounge, Golden Lion, Kings Court, Sir Samuel’s and Steakhouse at The Verandah restaurant. On Queen Victoria choose from Chart Room, Golden Lion, Lido restaurant and Steakhouse at The Verandah restaurant. On Queen Elizabeth choose from Café Carinthia, Golden Lion, Lido restaurant, Steakhouse at The Verandah restaurant and Garden Lounge.

In addition, each ship will offer alternative dining cuisine each evening. This may include Italian, Indian, Pan Asian, American Smokehouse and Tex Mex.


Does Cunard cater to allergies, intolerances or specific diets?

Cunard requests that guests with special dietary requirements inform them six months prior to departure or at the time of booking. Whilst every effort is made to ensure that special dietary requirements are met, this cannot be guaranteed.


What is a hotel and dining service charge and how is it calculated?

Every Cunard crew member puts their heart and skill into ensuring you experience legendary White Star Service during your time on board. For waiters, stateroom stewards and those supporting behind the scenes, a hotel and dining service charge is added to your on board account and every dollar collected goes directly to the crew members. Of course, should you wish to individually reward any other crew member who has made your time on board particularly memorable, please feel free to do so.

The service charge is calculated by stateroom category, as follows: Queens and Princess Grill Suites - $13.50 per person per day, Britannia Staterooms - $11.50 per person per day.


What is the currency on board?

The currency on board all ships is the US Dollar.


Is there a dress code on board?

Yes, during the day you’ll probably find yourself most comfortable in stylish casual wear such as shorts and smart jeans. Swimming costumes, micro shorts, sarongs and gym wear should be reserved for the poolside, on deck or in the spa and fitness centre.

In the evening, the dress code will be Gala Evenings or Smart Attire. For gentlemen, Gala Evenings should be a dinner jacket, tuxedo or dark suit with regular bow tie while for ladies, cocktail dresses, smart trouser suits or formal separates are acceptable. Smart trousers with a shirt and jacket with an optional tie for men is required for Smart Attire and blouses and skirts or stylish trousers and dresses for women.


Which languages are spoken on board?

The official language on board is English and all announcements and printed information is in English. As an international company with worldwide cultural appeal, Cunard also provides assistance in French, German, Spanish and in some instances, Japanese.


How much time will I spend in port?

Unless stated otherwise, the ship will be in port for a full day which may be a minimum of 7½ hours and a maximum of 11 hours. In some cases, you may spend half a day in port which will usually be a minimum of 4 hours and a maximum of 7 hours. Times will vary according to the cruise and port.


Last Updated: 04/08/2022
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British Travel Awards 2019 - Cunard "Best Large Ships Cruise Line" Bronze Award
British Travel Awards 2019 - Cunard "Best Specialist Cruise Line" Silver Award
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British Travel Awards 2019 - Cunard "Best Luxury Cruise Line" Winner
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