TORONTO — Now that Canada has downgraded its cruise travel ban, Cunard is looking forward to once again call on Vancouver during its upcoming Alaska season.
The cruise line, which returned to Alaska in 2019 to much fanfare, is now preparing for its 2022 summer season in Alaska on the Queen Elizabeth. The ship will sail a coastal transit from Los Angeles to Vancouver on May 30, and begin sailing in Alaska on June 5 with seven- and 10-day voyages through July. At the conclusion of the season in late July, Queen Elizabeth will sail down the west coast, giving guests the option to join the ship in San Francisco and Los Angeles as it sails onward through the Panama Canal to cap off Alaska voyages this year.
Queen Elizabeth will sail in Alaska again in 2023 with an expanded series of itineraries.
“Amidst the myriad choices, Cunard’s signature voyage offering, in tandem with the wild frontier of Alaska, is uniquely captivating and distinctive in many ways,” says Jamie Paiko, vice president of Sales, Cunard North America. “Guests enjoy the line’s hallmark experiences and amenities in a large ship environment but with fewer guests on ships of her size. And this year we are excited to debut our new ‘Ice White Ball’ with ‘Taste of Alaska’ Gala dining menu.”
Guests will also enjoy enrichment programs including acclaimed adventurers Kenton Cool, Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Felicity Aston and Peter Hillary; renowned Princess and Queens Grill Suite accommodations and dining; signature White Star Service; more time in port, and the ability to call on smaller regional destinations such as Sitka and Haines.
As an added incentive, Cunard’s ‘Sailing Soon Savings’ offer includes reduced fares on an Alaska voyage. Balcony accommodations, for example, on seven-night Alaska voyages in 2022 start at US$899 per person, with 2023 sailings also available.
For more information travel agents can go to www.OneSourceCruises.com or call Cunard at 1-800-528-6273.
Earlier this month, the federal government announced that it has downgraded its cruise advisory for Canadians, advising them to exercise a high level of caution instead of avoiding cruise travel altogether.