British cruise line Cunard announces new routes promising 'memories that last a lifetime' - 'see the world like never before'

Cunard cruise ship Queen Elizabeth / Melbourne beach

Britons can set sail on the trip of a lifetime thanks to exciting cruise routes for 2025 and beyond

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Anna Barry

By Anna Barry

Published: 21/02/2024

- 17:09

Cunard has launched new cruises for 2026-2027 and Britons can set sail all over the world

British cruise line Cunard has announced hundreds of new cruises that will be available to book within weeks.

Holidaymakers will have the chance to see New York, Buenos Aires, Dubai and Melbourne, among plenty of other incredible holiday hotspots. Cruises go on general sale on March 7, 2024.

More than 300 new cruises will sail across the line’s four ships. Between them, they will call at 184 destinations around the globe, including 70 countries.

Cunard's Queen Anne ship will set sail on a 109-night full world voyage, embarking on January 11, 2026 from Southampton, England, and disembarking on April 30, 2026 in the same spot. The introductory offer is listed as £9,449 per person.


Witness the magic of Barbados on Cunard's Caribbean cruises


The cruise line said: "See the world like never before on Queen Anne’s 2026 World Voyage. Sail roundtrip from Southampton over 109 nights and enjoy time ashore in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Australia, and Africa."

On the same day as the Queen Anne sets sail, the Queen Mary will embark on a 51-night cruise from Southampton to Sydney. This is set to cost £5,399 per person.

For those who want to explore the Caribbean, the Queen Elizabeth will travel from Miami to destinations such as Puerto Rico, St Lucia, Barbados and Jamaica from December 18, 2025 to January 8, 2026 (£1,889 per person).

Holidaymakers can also opt for strictly European cruises. One option is the Zeebrugge, which sees the Queen Victoria sail from Southampton to Belgium, the Netherlands and France (£1,169 per person).

There is another cruise on offer exclusively for Norway and the Northern Lights. For £1,169 per person, travellers have 13 nights and plenty of opportunities to catch a glimpse of the colourful lights.

While cruises go on general sale at 1pm on March 7, 2024, Cunard World Club members can access cruises a little earlier.

They can purchase World Voyages at 1pm on March 5, 2024. They can purchase all new voyages at 1pm on March 6, 2024.

Cunard's official website reads: "Discover natural wonders, magnificent cities, and intriguing history on new Cunard voyages exploring destinations all over the globe.

"From Full World Voyages to short European breaks, we offer unparalleled choice and freedom to discover your ideal adventure.

"Sail through the Panama Canal on board Queen Mary 2 or head for the perennial warmth of the Atlantic Coast. Bask in the sun-kissed beauty of a Caribbean island paradise. Explore the diverse landscapes of Scandinavia or the rich culture and history of the Mediterranean.

Northern Lights

Catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights on a dedicated Norway and Northern Lights cruise


"Whether you seek adventure or relaxation, our new voyages promise new horizons and memories that will last a lifetime."

Cunard president Katie McAlister commented on the exciting cruise launches.

She said: “We are incredibly excited to have both Queen Anne and Queen Mary 2 offer full world voyages in 2026.

"We are so thrilled that our guests will, for the first time ever, have the opportunity to transit the Panama Canal on Queen Mary 2.

“Queen Elizabeth will also take in a new programme to the Caribbean, sailing roundtrip from Miami, giving guests expanded opportunities to delve into this tropical region while experiencing the unparalleled luxury of sailing aboard a Cunard ship.”

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