Cunard’s luxury around-the-world cruises announced for 2017

SOUTHAMPTON, United Kingdom — Cunard, which says it has carried more passengers and made more trips around the world than any other cruise line, has announced its 2017 lineup of luxury world cruises. They go on sale Sept. 10.

The offerings include a 132-night round trip on Cunard’s flagship, Queen Mary 2, out of New York that will feature 40 ports in 23 countries and a price tag starting at US$22,399.

It will be the first full world voyage for the vessel after an extensive refurbishment in Hamburg, Germany. Among new designs, Cunard says, are 15 single staterooms, 30 additional Britannia Club balcony staterooms, and an expansion to the ship’s kennels.

As well, the Queen Victoria will sail a 120-night round trip from Southampton, England, with fares from US$19,999. The itinerary includes stops in South America, New Zealand and Australia.

And the Queen Elizabeth will circumnavigate the globe in 120 days from Southampton, calling in at such places as Huatulco, Mexico; Port Victoria, Seychelles; St. Vincent, Cape Verde Islands; and Alotau, Papua New Guinea. Fares start at US$19,999.

Segments as short as three days can also be booked.





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