Volcano Sends Customers to QM2

Due to international air service disruptions resulting from volcanic ash in Europe, Cunard Line told Travel Agent Monday that its reservation center's call volumes tripled over the weekend for guests interested in booking a Queen Mary 2 (QM2) transatlantic voyage. Currently, Queen Mary 2's April 22 transatlantic crossing that departs Southampton, England has a lengthy wait list of more than 1,000 bookings. The May 21 transatlantic crossing had limited availability on Sunday morning, but sold out before noon Pacific-time that day. Cunard says it's handling new bookings on full sailings as cancellations occur.

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