Cunard introduces UK mini-cruises on Queen Elizabeth ship in summer 2021

   March 11, 2021 ,   Cruise Industry

Cunard Line announced it will offer a series of UK cruises on its Queen Elizabeth ship, providing a unique staycation opportunity this summer for British passengers. Details will be revealed later this month.

Voyages will be UK coastal only and roundtrips from homeport Southampton England. Cunard's flexible booking terms will be applicable for all sailings, so customers can book with confidence.

Cunard's new "UK staycation" cruises replace international voyages that were canceled due to the ongoing health crisis.

Queen Elizabeth cruise ship

Cunard Line's President Simon Palethorpe said:

"With the UK Government confirming that domestic travel is close on the horizon, we are introducing a series of exciting, shorter duration holidays for British residents looking for the perfect staycation in Cunard luxury this summer. These will be sailings from Southampton, for UK residents, around the UK and will make the very most of the summer sunshine."

"However, with international travel restrictions still in place, we, unfortunately, need to cancel a number of departures. We know how much everyone is desperately looking forward to longed-for holidays overseas, so to all affected by this news, I am sincerely sorry for the disappointment this will cause." 

Cruises on Queen Victoria are cancelled for departures up to/including August 27, 2021.

Queen Elizabeth's summer 2021 Mediterranean fly-cruise season (all departures up to/including October 11, 2021) are cancelled. 

The current schedule of RMS Queen Mary 2 is affected by a number of factors. All departures of QM2 up to/including November 12, 2021, are cancelled.

Passengers whose sailings have been cancelled automatically receive an FCC (Future Cruise Credit) worth 125% of what they paid. The 125% FCC can be redeemed against new bookings made by the end of December this current year, on any trip on sale at the time of booking.

Alternatively, a 100% monetary refund is available through the form on Cunard's website.