The Ghan side left Aug 2021
The Ghan side right Aug 2021

Cunard resumes UK operations from July 2021, but cancels Australian season

Cunard has announced it will be resuming its UK operations from 19 July, 2021, but has been forced to cancel Queen Elizabeth’s much anticipated Australian season.

Cunard has announced it will be resuming its UK operations from 19 July, 2021, but has been forced to cancel Queen Elizabeth’s much anticipated Australian season.

Cunard is set to resume operations from 19 July, 2021 as Queen Elizabeth welcomes guests on board for a series of UK voyages from Southampton.

“On 19 July Queen Elizabeth’s crew and I will be welcoming guests on board as at long last we start our return to sailing. This will be a momentous day for Cunard as after a long pause we finally get back to doing what we love doing, hosting guests for fantastic holidays,” said Cunard president Simon Palethorpe.

However, due to many international ports of call impacted by the ongoing complexities of the pandemic, Cunard said it has had to make the tough decision to cancel Queen Elizabeth’s much anticipated Australian season.

“Sadly, the path for a return to sailing across international waters is less clear and we are extremely sorry for the huge disappointment cancellations will cause for all guests who have been affected.”

“We’re really excited about the new itineraries mentioned, such as Queen Mary 2’s sailings around the Caribbean, and of course are looking forward to returning to Australia next season,” Simon Palethorpe said.

Itinerary changes

Cunard Queen Elizabeth
Cunard Queen Elizabeth

Due to the ongoing complexities of navigating global travel, Cunard has announced that they will be cancelling the following voyages:

  • Queen Elizabeth’s sailings from the UK to Australia and her homeport season in Australia from the 18 October, 2021 up to and including the 9 March, 2022. 
  • World Voyages on Queen Mary 2 and Queen Victoria in 2022 are now cancelled.
  • Queen Victoria’s sailings from the 10 September, 2021 up to and including the 29 April, 2022 are now cancelled. 
  • However, five of Queen Victoria’s sailings will transfer onto identical voyages on sister ship Queen Elizabeth. These voyages are V126, V128, V129, V130 and V201.

All guests whose cruises have been cancelled will automatically receive a Future Cruise Credit worth 125% of the standard deposit terms, and 100% of any additional monies paid.

Alternatively, 100% refund is available through the form on www.cunard.com.