Cunard Line celebrates 100 years of World Cruises

   March 17, 2021 ,   Cruise Industry

Cunard Line is set to celebrate the 100th anniversary of its first world voyage, and the first-ever continuous circumnavigation of the world by a passenger liner, with a pair of celebratory journeys in 2023 onboard Queen Victoria and Queen Mary 2.

The unique cruises will mirror a lot of call ports from Cunard’s first world voyages on ships RMS Laconia and RMS Samaria, as well as visiting some of today’s most desired destinations.

Destinations on Cunard Queen Mary 2’s roundtrip from New York City, 117-night Centenary World Voyage (January 3-April 30, 2023) include Colombo, Hong Kong, and Singapore, emulating RMS Samaria 1923 world cruise. The journey also includes overnights in Dubai, Sydney, Cape Town as she sails from Southampton UK through Asia, Australia, South Africa. Fares start at US$21,500 per person.

Queen Victoria’s 92-night Centenary World Voyage from New York to Southampton UK (January 20-April 23, 2023) is due to visit RMS Laconia’s 1922-1923 ports of call with stops in Hong Kong, New York City, Singapore, Cabo San Lucas, Colombo, San Francisco CA, Hilo, Honolulu, Manila, Naples as well visiting Aruba, Jordan, Tonga, and a full Panama Canal transit. Fares start at $18,499 per person.

Passengers will be able to enjoy a programme of exclusive events ashore and onboard, with dining and entertainment reflecting each region visited.

As well as the full Centenary World Voyages, Queen Victoria and Queen Mary 2 voyages can be booked in segments ranging from 2 to 40 nights.

Queen Mary 2 cruise ship

With her sisterships are exploring the world, Queen Elizabeth is expected to enjoy a season of homeport sailings around Australasia with 2 to 28-night cruises, with departures from Auckland, Adelaide, Fremantle, Sydney, and Melbourne. This includes for the first time the 28-night circumnavigation of Australia. Fares for the 28-night voyage roundtrip from Sydney start at US$6,200 per person.

Cunard’s Centenary World Voyages are part of the line’s programme of new sailings already available to book. Past passengers who book before May 24, 2021, receive up to US$1,200 per person discount off launch fares.