Cunard sets sail for the first time in 17 months

Cunard sets sail for the first time in 17 months

VALENCIA, CA — Today marks Cunard’s highly anticipated return to cruising following a 17-month pause due to the global pandemic.

In recent days, crew members had been busy making final touches aboard Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth in preparation for its U.K. voyages, which kick off today, Aug. 13. Following this series of voyages, the ship will embark on international sailings in October, starting with a cruise from Southampton to Amsterdam followed by a 14-night voyage to the Canary Islands and Madeira in November.

On Cunard’s resumption of operations, President Simon Palethorpe, said: “I think I speak for the entire team at Cunard when I say how delighted we are to be returning to what we do best as we get ready to welcome our guests back onboard. We know how much our guests have been looking forward to our first voyage and we hope that they fully immerse themselves in the Cunard onboard experience as they enjoy some of the most stunning coastlines Britain has to offer.”

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