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Cunard cancels cruises into Spring 2021

Cunard Cancels Cruises Into 2021 and Makes Sweeping Deployment Changes

Cunard announced on Tuesday that due to the current pandemic, the cruise line has cancelled its sailings well into 2021.

Cunard president Simon Palethorpe spoke in a video posted to Cunard's website to convey the scope of the changes, "After very careful consideration and reviewing the latest guidance, we simply do not feel it would be sensible to start sailing again with our current schedule so we have reviewed future itineraries."

Queen Elizabeth

The Queen Elizabeth will have her sailings cancelled up to up to March 25, 2021.

In addition to the extended pause, all of Queen Elizabeth’s sailings that were due to depart between 26 March and 13 December 2021 will be canceled. This includes all sailings around Australia, Japan and Alaska.

These sailings will be replaced with shorter cruises from Southampton to the Mediterranean from Barcelona, all of which will be available to book from September 29, 2020.

Queen Mary 2

The Queen Mary 2 sailings are cancelled up to April 18, 2021.

Cunard cancelled its two consecutive World Voyages that were planned to depart between January 3 and April 3, 2022, including the voyage to South America, and replace them with the classic World Voyage to Australia via the Suez Canal.

This new 104-night itinerary will be available to book from September 8, 2020.

Queen Victoria

The Queen Victoria sailings are cancelled up to May 16, 2021.


If you were booked on one of the cancelled sailings, you will qualify for a 125% Future Cruise Credit on monies paid to date on your booking, which you may redeem against any voyage on sale now or on any new voyage in the future. You have until December 31, 2021 to use your FCC.

Any shore experiences, dining , gifts or drinks packages you purchased for your voyage via My Cunard or our Customer Contact Centre will be automatically refunded back to the credit card you applied to make these purchases.