Cunard Announces 2016-2017 Voyages

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Cunard has announced its 2016/2017 Voyage program, which will see its three ships cruise more than 205,000 nautical miles and call at nearly 100 destinations in 34 countries.

“Cunard's 2016 voyage program features new calls to some of the world's most sought-after, breathtaking landscapes and culturally important sites," said Richard Meadows, president, Cunard, North America.

“Each itinerary has been designed to offer plenty of time on board for passengers to relax and experience all the ships have to offer: from the grandeur of the Britannia restaurants and our storied Princess & Queens Grill accommodation, to elegant White Star Service, and compelling enrichment and entertainment programmes."

Cunard recently announced a new collaboration with The New York Times that will see experts join Cunard's long-running Insights program on 11 Eastbound Transatlantic Crossings on board Queen Mary 2, including two calling on Halifax, Nova Scotia.

A new entertainment partnership has recently been announced with venerable jazz label Blue Note Records, debuting aboard Queen Mary 2 on the 29OCT 2015 Transatlantic Crossing. Jazz lovers will also be invited to join two more Jazz at Sea Blue note cruises in 2016.

Cunard will explore five new destinations and nine maiden calls between the three ships. Queen Mary 2 will call on two new cities in Canada: Gaspé and Saguenay, both firsts for the current Cunard fleet.

Queen Victoria will sail into Genoa, Italy, and Pointe-a-Pitre, Guadeloupe, also both firsts for the current Cunard fleet.

Five new cities will welcome Queen Elizabeth in 2016/2017, including Zadar in Crotia, Skagen in Denmark, Stornoway in Scotland, Villefranche in France, and Tangier in Morocco.

Queen Mary 2 will continue to offer the only regular Transatlantic service from the U.S to Europe. The ship will make 19 crossings from May to December 2016 and one in January 2017, and sail on a series of cruises to and from New York that offer passengers the opportunity to visit the Caribbean, New England and Canada, the Arctic Circle and Europe.

Queen Mary 2 won't be the only Queen in the Atlantic. Sister ship Queen Victoria will operate two of its own Transatlantic Crossings – a Westbound departing on 22MAY 2016, calling on Southampton, Halifax and New York, and an Eastbound, departing on 31MAY, calling on New York, Cobh, and Southampton.

Queen Victoria will also sail a series of Mediterranean holidays from July to October, offering seven-, 14- or 21-night cruises covering the Western, Central and Eastern Mediterranean regions.

A range of roundtrip Southampton cruises will be available from May to December, primarily focused in Europe. Queen Elizabeth will operate regular roundtrip Southampton voyages while Queen Victoria and Queen Mary 2 will offer select departures during the year. Guests can enjoy 30 roundtrip Southampton cruises ranging from a three-night Western Europe Cruise Break to a 24-night Caribbean cruise.

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