Cunard Line has announced the 2011 World Voyages. In January 2011, the line will see two of its regal ocean liners, Queen Elizabeth and Queen Mary 2, set sail to visit 57 ports of call across 34 countries.
The itineraries feature overnights in Sydney, Hong Kong and Dubai on Queen Elizabeth and Cape Town, Sydney and Hong Kong on Queen Mary 2.
Queen Elizabeth will offer a complete sailing of the globe from her homeport of Southampton, crossing the Atlantic Ocean en route to New York. Guests have the option of embarking on their World Voyage experience from New York, Fort Lauderdale or Los Angeles.
From the West Coast, the ship will continue westward to Sydney, where she will stay overnight, via the South Pacific and New Zealand before heading to the ports of Asia, including Singapore, Bali, Vietnam and Thailand as well as another overnight stay in Hong Kong.
The ship then sails on to Malaysia and India before calling on another overnight stay in Dubai. Following Dubai is a visit to Oman before sailing the Suez Canal and taking in the sites of Egypt, Greece, Italy and Portugal en-route back to Southampton. Here, North American guests can catch the Queen Mary 2 and take in a Transatlantic crossing to complete their 103-day sailing of the globe.
Queen Elizabeth journeys range from 12 to 25-days, including New York to Los Angeles (16 days), Los Angeles to Sydney (23 days), Sydney to Singapore (25 days), Singapore to Dubai (12 days) and Dubai to Southampton (19 days). Guests can combine two or more consecutive segments to create Liner Voyages. Segment fares start from $2,545 per person.
Queen Mary 2 will begin her fourth World Voyage in New York and her second passage sailing on an east-west route around the globe. After a call in Fort Lauderdale, the ship will head to the Caribbean and South America, calling on Barbados, Brazil and Uruguay before arriving for an overnight stay in Cape Town in South Africa.
She will then sail to the island of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean before an exploration of Australia that ends with an overnight stay in Sydney. The ship continues on to New Zealand and Guam before heading to China and Japan en-route to an overnight stay in Hong Kong, followed by visits to Vietnam, Singapore, Thailand and India en-route to Dubai.
From Dubai, Queen Mary 2 will call in Egypt before making a transit of the Suez Canal that will take her to European calls in Italy, Monaco, Spain and the United Kingdom, her last call before ending her 103-day odyssey is in New York. Full World Voyage fares start from $19,995 per person.
Segment voyages aboard Queen Mary 2 range from 15 to 25-days and include New York to Cape Town (23 days), Cape Town to Sydney (17 days), Sydney to Hong Kong (25 days), Hong Kong to Dubai (15 days) and Dubai to New York (23 days). Consecutive segments can be combined. Segment fares start from $3,245 per person.
Cunard is also offering guests the chance to enjoy the World Voyage experience, using a combination of Queen Elizabeth and Queen Mary 2. Embarking in New York, guests will be able to complete the first half of their World Voyage on Queen Elizabeth before transferring ships in Sydney and sailing back to New York on Queen Mary 2.
On January 13, 2011, Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth will call on New York for a Cunard Royal Rendezvous. Be among the few to experience this history-making day as guests depart New York Harbor on the ocean liner.
Cunard Line is offering savings on their cruise ships.
In addition to receiving a bonus 10 percent discount off Early Booking Fares (EBF), Full World Voyage and Liner Voyage guests will receive an onboard credit of up to $2,000 per stateroom when they book by February 28, 2010.
Full World Voyage guests will also receive complimentary Hotel and Dining Charges. New for 2011, guests in Inside and Outside category staterooms will receive an on board credit of up to $1,000 per stateroom if they book by the same date. Cunard World Club members will receive an extra five percent savings off Bonus Early Booking Fares.
All Full World Voyage Queens Grill and Princess Grill guests will be given a $400 shipboard credit per person to use towards shore excursions of their choice. All Liner Voyage Grill guests will be given a $200 shipboard credit to be applied the same.
An invitation will be extended to all Full World Voyage guests to join Carol Marlow ashore at one of the ports of call during their time onboard for the traditional World Voyage Dinner, an evening of dining and entertainment.