Cunard announced 2016-2017 deployment

By ,   March 27, 2015 ,   Cruise Industry

Cunard Line announced its 2016-2017 voyages, with nearly 100 ports of call in 34 countries, and 9 maiden stops.

Queen Victoria ship will sail on maiden calls into Pointe-a-Pitre, Guadeloupe and Genoa, Italy. Queen Mary 2 will call on new cities in Canada: Saguenay and Gaspé, both firsts for Cunard’s fleet. Five new ports will welcome Queen Elizabeth, including Skagen (Denmark), Stornoway (the United Kingdom), Zadar (Crotia), Villefranche (France), and Tangier (Morocco).

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

Queen Victoria will operate two Transatlantic crossings. The first one is Westbound and departs on May 22 with calls on Southampton, Halifax and New York. The Eastbound crossing departs on May 31 and calls on New York, Cobh, and Southampton. Each of the crossings is 9-night long with unique itinerary.

From July to October Cunard Queen Victoria will also offer a series of 7-, 14- and 21-night Mediterranean voyages, covering the Eastern, Western and Central Mediterranean regions. The ship will visit 26 different call ports, with a choice of embarkation in Venice, Rome, Barcelona and Athens.

A range of round-trip cruises from Southampton will be available from May to December, focused primarily on Europe. Queen Elizabeth will operate regular Southampton voyages while Queen Mary 2 and Queen Victoria will offer select departures only. Passengers will enjoy 30 cruises round-trip from Southampton, ranging from a 3-night Western European Cruise Break to a 24-night Caribbean voyage.