Cunard Line cancels the first Transatlantic cruises of RMS Queen Mary 2

   September 3, 2021 ,   Cruise Industry

Cunard Line cancelled the first 4 scheduled for RMS Queen Mary 2 voyages, saying Thursday (September 2) that after the long layoff during the Coronavirus/COVID crisis it wanted the ship’s first voyages “to be closer to home.”

The 4 cancelled cruises (scheduled between November 14 and December 10, 2021) included a Transatlantic crossing from the UK to USA (Southampton England to NYC New York, also available out of Hamburg Germany), a 12-day Eastern Caribbean roundtrip from NYC, and a 7-day Transatlantic crossing USA-UK.

Instead, the liner's return to service will be delayed through mid-December and the first voyages will be short breaks roundtrip from Southampton.

Cunard had earlier announced that RMS Queen Mary 2 would be returning to Brest France on August 27, 2021, to undergo drydock maintenance before the November return to service.

Cunard Queen Mary 2

According to Cunard, the ship will arrive in NYC on December 20, 2021, and make her first voyage from U.S. waters 2 days later, sailing to the Caribbean. The 2-day break would allow for inspections under “the latest regulatory requirements.” 

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