August 25, 2020 - Cunard ships have been sailing the oceans for 180 years. The Cunard Line has never before been forced to suspend ship operations for a long time. The corona pandemic is forcing the company to suspend the ship-related travel season until March / May 2021. In addition, planned routes are changed.
An email sent to Cunard customers today contains the following message: "We won't resume cruise operations until it's really safeto do this when we have the permits and approvals for our extended health protocols and when our guests can move freely again across borders in the destinations we visit".
Queen Victoria in front of Santorini
It goes on to say: "On the basis of very careful considerations and considerations, we do not believe that it would be sensible to resume cruise operations this year". It follows that the three Cunard ships will pause until the following dates:
Queen Elizabeth until March 25, 2021
Queen Mary 2 until April 18, 2021
Queen Victoria until May 16, 2021.
Cunard Line is also re-evaluating the routes and destinations. For this reason, adjustments and changes are to be expected. As a consequence, trips will be canceled. The journeys of the Queen Elizabeththat were scheduled between March 26, 2021 and December 13, 2021. Traveller Queen Mary 2 with embarkation between January 3, 2022 and April 3, 2022, meaning the 73-night “Great World Discovery Tour South America”, will also not take place. A new travel program is being drawn up for the canceled trips.