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Cunard 2021 itineraries were uploaded today on a cruise site (cannot post here the name of the site).

 

Here are the itineraries of Queen Victoria for 2021:

1/5-17/5: Hamburg to Southampton (not finalised yet)

17/5-30/5: Southampton, St Peter Port Guernsey, At sea, Liverpool, At sea, Kirkwall, Invergordon, Isle of Skye (cruise-by), Oban, Greenock, Belfast, Ringaskiddy, At Sea, Southampton.

30/5- 6/6: Southampton, At sea, Stavanger, Olden, Innvikfjorden (cruise-by), Nordfjord (cruise-by), Alesund,  Bergen, At sea, Southampton.

6/6-20/6: Southampton, At sea, Leixoes, At sea, At sea, Barcelona, Cannes, Civitavecchia, Alghero, At sea, Malaga, Gibraltar, At sea, At sea, Southampton.

20/6-27/6: Southampton, At sea, Haugesund, Skjolden, lustrafjorden (cruise-by), Sognefjord (cruise-by) , Olden, Innvikfjorden (cruise-by), Nordfjord (cruise-by) , Stavanger, At sea, Southampton.

27/6-11/7: Southampton, At sea, Hamburg, At sea, Aarhus, Bornholm, At sea, St Petersburg (overnight), Helsinki , At sea, Kiel, Gothenburg, At sea, Southampton.

11/7-25/7: Southampton , At sea, Newhaven, Bass rock (cruise-by), Isle of May (cruise-by), At sea, Torshavn, At sea, Akureyri, Eyjafjordur (cruise-by),  Hrisey (cruise-by),  Isafjordur,

Reykjavik (overnight), At sea, At sea, Invergordon, At sea, Southampton.

25/7-1/8:  Southampton, At sea, Stavanger, Olden, Innvikfjorden (cruise-by), Nordfjord (cruise-by), Geiranger, Geirangerfjord (cruise-by), Sunnylvsfjorden (cruise-by), Storfjorden (cruise-by), Haugesund, At sea, Southampton.

1/8-13/8: Southampton, At sea, Stavange, At sea, Bodo, Tromso, Honningsvaag, North Cape, At sea, Trondheim, Geiranger, At sea, At sea, Southampton.

13/8-27/8: Southampton , At sea, Belfast, At sea, At sea, Reykjavik (overnight),  Isafjordu, Akureyri, Eyjafjordur (cruise-by, Hrisey (cruise-by), At sea, lerwick, At sea, Liverpool, At sea,  Southampton.

27/8-10/9: Southampton, At sea, Skagen, Copenhagen , At sea, At sea, St Petersburg  (overnight), Tallinn, Stockholm , At sea, Warnemunde, At sea, At sea, Southampton.

10/9-17/9: Southampton, At sea, Stavanger, Flaam, Aurlandsfjord (cruise-by), Sognefjord (cruise-by) , Alesund, Bergen, At sea, Southampton.

17/9-1/10: Southampton , At sea, At sea, Cadiz, At sea, Barcelona, Monte carlo, La Spezia, Ajaccio,At sea, Cartagena, Gibraltar, At sea, At sea, Southampton.

1/10-20/10: Southampton, At sea, At sea, Cadiz, At sea, At sea, At sea, Dubrovnik, Zadar, Venice , Sibenik , At sea, Messina strait (cruise-by), Cagliari, At sea, Gibraltar, At sea, At sea, At sea, Southampton.

20/10-1/11: Southampton , At sea, At sea, Alesund, At se, Tromso, At sea, Narvik (overnight), At sea, Stavanger, At sea, Southampton.

1/11-15/11: Southampton, At sea, At sea, At sea, Funchal (overnight), Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, At sea, Cadiz, Lisbon, At sea, At sea, Southampton.

15/11-27/11: Southampton , At sea, At sea, Alesund, At se, Tromso, At sea, Narvik (overnight), At sea, Stavanger, At sea, Southampton.

27/11-1/12: Southampton, At sea, Rotterdam, Zeebrugge, Southampton.

1/12-13/12: Southampton, At sea, At sea, At sea, Funchal , La Palma, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, At sea, Lisbon, At sea, At sea, Southampton.

13/12-23/12: Southampton, At sea, La coruna, At sea, Cadiz, Gibraltar, Lisbon (overnight), At sea, At sea, Southampton.

23/12-6/1: Southampton, At sea, At sea, At sea, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Tenerife, La Palma, Funchal (overnight), At sea, At sea, La Coruna, At sea, Southampton.

6/1-8/1: Southampton, At Sea, Hamburg.

 

Edited by SummmerInKefalonia

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Another disappointing year from Cunard. Again not many Mediterranean itineraries (only 3 to central Med). It's been 4 years since they've made some proper itineraries about the area. In a period where other companies have a strong presence in the Med area, Cunard is absent. Only the new Queen Anne will fix the issue I think in 2022.

I have also Queen Mary's and Queen Elizabeth's (same gap as last year, not yet June, July & August) itineraries. I may post them later if I have time.

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Here's what I'm seeing for the 2021 Queen Mary 2 and Queen Elizabeth itineraries that have not been previously announced. As in previous years, I've removed sea days and cruise-by calls for the sake of brevity.

 

Queen Mary 2

Apr 26-May 05: New York, Southampton, Hamburg

May 5-May 14: Hamburg, Southampton, New York

May 14-May 21: New York, Southampton

May 21-May 28: Southampton, New York

May 28-Jun 04: New York, Southampton

Jun 04-Jun 09: Southampton, Rotterdam, Zeebrugge, St Peter Port, Southampton

Jun 09-Jun 16: Southampton, New York

Jun 16-Jun 23: New York, Southampton

Jun 23-Jun 30: Southampton, New York

Jun 30-Jul 06: New York, Halifax, Boston, New York

Jul 06-Jul 15: New York, Southampton, Hamburg

Jul 15-Jul 22: Hamburg, Stavanger, Olden, Andalsnes, Flaam, Hamburg

Jul 22-Aug 01: Hamburg, Southampton, New York

Aug 01-Aug 08: New York, Southampton

Aug 08-Aug 15: Southampton, Stavanger, Flaam, Olden, Bergen, Southampton

Aug 15-Aug 22: Southampton, New York

Aug 22-Aug 29: New York, Southampton

Aug 29-Sep 05: Southampton, Stavanger, Olden, Andalsnes, Bergen, Southampton

Sep 05-Sep 12: Southampton, New York

Sep 12-Sep 19: New York, Southampton

Sep 19-Sep 24: Southampton, Rotterdam. Zeebrugge, Cherbourg, Southampton

Sep 24-Oct 01: Southampton, New York

Oct 01-Oct 08: New York, Boston, Sydney, Quebec

Oct 08-Oct 15: Quebec, Saguenay, Sept-Iles, Halifax, New York

Oct 15-Oct 22: New York, Southampton

Oct 22-Oct 29: Southampton, New York

Oct 29-Nov 07: New York, Southampton, Hamburg

Nov 07-Nov 12: Hamburg, Stavanger, Oslo, Hamburg

Nov 12-Nov 21: Hamburg, Southampton, New York

Nov 21-Dec 03: New York, St Thomas, Basseterre St Kitts, Bridgetown Barbados, Castries St Lucia, Philipsburg St Maarten, New York

Dec 03-Dec 10: New York, Southampton

Dec 10-Dec 15: Southampton, Rotterdam, Zeebrugge, Southampton

Dec 15-Dec 22: Southampton, New York

Dec 22-Jan 03: New York, Road Town Tortola, Basseterre St Kitts, Bridgetown Barbados, Roseau Dominica, Philipsburg St Maarten, New York

 

Queen Elizabeth

May 18-May 25: Tokyo, Kagoshima, Fukuoka, Seogwipo, Nagasaki, Tokyo

May 25-Jun 03: Tokyo, Aomori, Akita, Kanazawa, Busan, Nagasaki, Tokyo

Sep 22-Oct 01: Tokyo, Hiroshima, Busan, Nagasaki, Kochi, Shimizu, Tokyo

Oct 01-Oct 10: Tokyo, Kushiro, Korsakov, Otaru, Hakodate, Aomori, Tokyo

Oct 10-Oct 19: Tokyo, Akita, Kanazawa, Maizuru, Busan, Nagasaki, Tokyo

Oct 19-Oct 29: Tokyo, Kagoshima, Nagasaki, Shanghai, Hong Kong

Oct 29-Nov 06: Hong Kong, Halong Bay, Chan May, Singapore

Nov 06-Nov 21: Singapore, Jakarta, Bali, Darwin, Airlie Beach, Brisbane, Sydney

Nov 21-Dec 01: Sydney, Melbourne, Dunedin, Lyttelton, Wellington, Bay Of Islands, Auckland

 

QM2's Christmas cruise is included in this year's pre-release itineraries. I think we've had to wait longer for that voyage to be announced in previous years.

 

It looks like QM2's Independence Day cruise will be 6 nights in 2021 (instead of 7) with only Halifax and Boston as port calls.

 

I wonder if the 5-night QM2 voyage from Hamburg on Nov 07-Nov 12 will end up being another chartered "Stars at Sea" voyage in 2021 as in previous years.

 

As SummmerInKefalonia indicated, once again there are gaps in QE's schedule from early June through most of September 2021. I suppose there's another Alaska season in the works for QE.

 

I suspect that 16-night QV voyage on May 01-May 17 from Hamburg to Southampton with no port calls indicates a refit during that time. QV is due for a refit in 2021.

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Thankyou both for the information. I'm really disappointed at Cunard's lacklustre presence in the Mediterranean.

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As I've done in previous years when the new itineraries were revealed, here is an updated list of the number of QM2 transatlantic crossings per year compiled in response to a question about whether the number of crossings had been decreasing in recent years.

 

QM2 Crossings Per Year

2004 = 15

2005 = 26

2006 = 20

2007 = 23

2008 = 24

2009 = 23

2010 = 21

2011 = 21

2012 = 20

2013 = 18

2014 = 18

2015 = 22

2016 = 21

2017 = 24

2018 = 24

2019 = 24

2020 = 22

2021 = 24

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Unfortunately none of these crossings after April 2021 have made it to Cunard's booking site, yet.

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3 minutes ago, Bigmike911 said:

Unfortunately none of these crossings after April 2021 have made it to Cunard's booking site, yet.

 

This is another case (as in previous years) where a cruise booking website has posted the Cunard Summer/Autumn itineraries in August prior to Cunard's official announcement date. Here are the dates I have from the past few years when Cunard has actually announced and posted their Summer/Autumn schedules along with the dates the voyages have been available to book. I haven't heard the dates for this year yet, but they are likely to be sometime similar in early to mid September.

 

Previous Cunard Summer/Autumn schedule announcement dates
2020 schedule announced September 13, on sale September 24, 2018
2019 schedule announced September 5,  on sale September 14, 2017
2018 schedule announced September 6,  on sale September 20, 2016

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1 hour ago, bluemarble said:

 

This is another case (as in previous years) where a cruise booking website has posted the Cunard Summer/Autumn itineraries in August prior to Cunard's official announcement date. Here are the dates I have from the past few years when Cunard has actually announced and posted their Summer/Autumn schedules along with the dates the voyages have been available to book. I haven't heard the dates for this year yet, but they are likely to be sometime similar in early to mid September.

 

Previous Cunard Summer/Autumn schedule announcement dates
2020 schedule announced September 13, on sale September 24, 2018
2019 schedule announced September 5,  on sale September 14, 2017
2018 schedule announced September 6,  on sale September 20, 2016

Thanks Blue Marble, I will look for them in September. 

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Posted (edited)

same Just one 7 night NYC to Quebec followed by just one 7 night back to NYC in Oct.

QM2 usually does 2 each of these , one r/t in Sept and one in Oct.

 

These same 2019 NYC/Quebec  itineraries  are now heavily discounted so that may be why the changes?

 

Edited by MCC retired

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On 8/1/2019 at 3:37 PM, MCC retired said:

same Just one 7 night NYC to Quebec followed by just one 7 night back to NYC in Oct.

QM2 usually does 2 each of these , one r/t in Sept and one in Oct.

 

These same 2019 NYC/Quebec  itineraries  are now heavily discounted so that may be why the changes?

 

 

One  NY-Québec round-trip was the usual until this year and next. I also noticed the heavy discounts for these cruises this year, but there weren't a lot of staterooms available. In one case the first page for one of the voyages showed a surprisingly low rate for Princess Grill but when going to the next page they were actually sold out.

 

There are four calls by the QM2 in Halifax this year and there will be four next year, but only two in 2021.

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Several US websites are now showing some tidbits about the gaps in QE's 2021 summer schedule, confirming another Alaska season is in the works. No details yet on the port calls for these Alaska cruises, as has been the case in previous years.

 

Jun 03-Jun 22: Yokyo, Vancouver

Jun 22-Jul 02: Vancouver, Vancouver

Jul 02-Jul 12: Vancouver, Vancouver

Jul 12-Jul 22: Vancouver, Vancouver

Jul 22-Aug 03: Vancouver, Vancouver

Aug 03-Aug 13: Vancouver, Vancouver

Aug 13-Aug 23: Vancouver, Vancouver

Aug 23-Sep 02: Vancouver, Vancouver

Sep 02-Sep 22: Vancouver, Tokyo

 

I'm also seeing an additional port call for QE's Nov 21 Australia/New Zealand sailing that I didn't list above. Perhaps just an oversight on my part in my original post.

 

Nov 21-Dec 2: Sydney, Melbourne, Fiordland National Park, Dunedin, Lyttelton, Wellington, Bay of Islands, Auckland

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On 8/8/2019 at 12:27 AM, bluemarble said:

Several US websites are now showing some tidbits about the gaps in QE's 2021 summer schedule, confirming another Alaska season is in the works. No details yet on the port calls for these Alaska cruises, as has been the case in previous years.

 

Jun 03-Jun 22: Yokyo, Vancouver

Jun 22-Jul 02: Vancouver, Vancouver

Jul 02-Jul 12: Vancouver, Vancouver

Jul 12-Jul 22: Vancouver, Vancouver

Jul 22-Aug 03: Vancouver, Vancouver

Aug 03-Aug 13: Vancouver, Vancouver

Aug 13-Aug 23: Vancouver, Vancouver

Aug 23-Sep 02: Vancouver, Vancouver

Sep 02-Sep 22: Vancouver, Tokyo

 

I'm also seeing an additional port call for QE's Nov 21 Australia/New Zealand sailing that I didn't list above. Perhaps just an oversight on my part in my original post.

 

Nov 21-Dec 2: Sydney, Melbourne, Fiordland National Park, Dunedin, Lyttelton, Wellington, Bay of Islands, Auckland

 

Thanks, bluemarble for all that useful info. I believe the Fiordland National Park will be a 'sail-by' although a spectacular one at that. I was on a similar cruise this year - Queen Elizabeth entered three separate fjords so we could enjoy the views (just as ships do in Norway)  but did not drop anchor or dock at any port.

 

 

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Posted (edited)

Well, probably Carnival believes they know what there customers want.

As a CWC Diamond Member and Cunard cruiser for about two decades, I am out.

Neither to the cold weather cruises appeal to me nor do I want, as European, to travel around the world to find a Cunard ship (and maybe to go to even the cold of Alaska) while all the warmth and the beauty of the Mediterranean are right at the doorstep.

 

And whats all this about Japan and Australia and what ever? Cunard has abandoned its traditional customers.

 

(And no, a monstrous Queen "Konigsdam, big and ugly" will not fix this.)

Edited by carlmm

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My parents now have the new brochure and the itineraries above are spot on. Apparently prices announced 17th September with booking opening up on 24th September.

 

Personally I’ve got my eye on the QV June 2021 Med cruise.

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On 8/11/2019 at 9:43 PM, carlmm said:

And whats all this about Japan and Australia and what ever? Cunard has abandoned its traditional customers.

 

Perhaps because they're finding new ones here. The Melbourne cruise ship calendar shows QE visiting us 8 times in 2019-20 (Dec-Mar), 9 in 2020-21, 11 in 2021-22 and 12 in 2022-23, with one visit from QM2 each March.

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On 9/8/2019 at 9:25 AM, siforest65 said:

My parents now have the new brochure and the itineraries above are spot on. Apparently prices announced 17th September with booking opening up on 24th September.

 

Personally I’ve got my eye on the QV June 2021 Med cruise.

 

Not long to wait now for all the prices. I got a mail shot through the post today off my online travel agent with prices for 24 cruises & crossings.

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All 2021 cruises together with prices are now on Cunard's UK website.

 

Edit: Or perhaps not all as after taking a quick look, I can't see the QM2 in June. Just the QV.

Edited by Ray66

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19 minutes ago, Ray66 said:

All 2021 cruises together with prices are now on Cunard's UK website.

 

That's what I've started seeing too on the Cunard UK website. If you actually try to start a booking, it gives you the error message "Unknown error. Please try again later." rather than a more meaningful error such as "This itinerary is not yet open for booking.", but that's about par for the course with the new website, I suppose. At least you can see the itineraries and prices in the UK.

 

Not seeing anything showing up yet for the new 2021 itineraries and prices on the US website, but it's still oh dark thirty on the morning of the 17th over here.

 

Edit: I see what you mean about the edit you added to your post. I'm not seeing "all" the new 2021 itineraries quite yet either on the Cunard UK site.

Edited by bluemarble

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I've created an Excel spreadsheet from info on one UK website. Will give an idea of prices but just Britannia entry level cabin grades.

Edit: A separate page for each ship in the XLS file

cunard2021.xlsx

Edited by cruiser1955

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I hope in 2022 with the addition of Queen Anne things to look better for Med cruises. Currently Cunard is way behind the other companies in the Med.

Edited by SummmerInKefalonia

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