Cunard’s Summer 2023 program sees strongest bookings in a decade

Here is where Cunard will be sailing to in summer 2019

VALENCIA — Cunard has announced details about its summer 2020 program, which includes new voyages to the Norwegian Fjords, Japan and Australia.

In total, the Cunard fleet – which comprises Queen Mary 2, Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria – will travel over 169,000 nautical miles with calls at 110 destinations in 34 countries, with eight maiden calls including: Bornholm, Denmark; Nordfjordeid, Norway; Ringaskiddy, Ireland; Jakarta, Indonesia; and Kurhiro, Ishigaki and Tokyo, Japan.

Cunard will also offer a selection of two-night calls in major cities like Barcelona, Hong Kong and Quebec, and late evening departures that allow guests more time in port in places such as Juneau, Alaska, Aomori, Japan, Malaga, Spain and Tromso, Norway.

“2020 represents the most extensive deployment of Cunard ships ever,” said Josh Leibowitz, SVP Cunard North America. “In addition to visiting incredible destinations such as Norway, Japan and Asia, we are excited to offer guests longer time in port to enjoy these iconic destinations.”

Leibowitz added that nearly 90% of all port calls on voyages in summer 2020 are in port 10 hours or longer.

Here are some highlights of summer 2020:


  • Two Norwegian Fjords voyages ranging from seven to 25 nights, and vie Western European voyages for three to five nights
  • Nine 14- to 15-night transatlantic crossings roundtrip from either New York or London
  • Two 21-night sailings with calls to Canada, Iceland and Scotland, with one sailing roundtrip from New York, the other roundtrip from London
  • Fourth of July seven-night Independence Day cruise roundtrip from New York
  • Four seven-night voyages between New York and Quebec
  • Eight 14-night New England & Canada voyages


  • Five roundtrip Tokyo itineraries with varying lengths and destinations
  • Five Southeast Asia voyages ranging from seven to 23 nights


  • Four Baltic voyages ranging from nine to 16 nights
  • Four Norwegian Fjords voyages ranging from seven to 12 nights
  • Three Atlantic Coast/Iberia voyages ranging from 10 to 12 nights
  • Two 12-night Iceland voyages
  • Two 12-night North Cape voyages with a high likelihood of seeing the Northern Lights at Alesund
  • Two Western Mediterranean voyages ranging from 14 to 17 nights
  • One 12-night British Isles voyages
  • Maiden calls include Bodo (Norway); Bornholm (Denmark); Riga (Latvia, Nordfjordeid (Norway), Lekness (Norway), Skjolden (Norway), and Ringaskiddy (Ireland) for tours to Cork

Guests who book launch fares by Nov. 30, 2018 will receive exclusive benefits include free drinks and gratuities in Princess Grill and Queens Grill Suites, up to US$1,000 Onboard Credit based on cabin category and voyage length, and upgrades in select Britannia cabin categories. Use promo code ZED/ZEB.

World Club Members also benefit from a 5% past passenger discount off launch fares until Feb. 19, 2019. This offer is applicable on all cruises, for past guests only, with promo code PAX.

Plus, Cunard is bringing back its Value Fares for 2020 Summer Program Launch. Value Fares feature the following: up to 25% off launch fares; 3rd and 4th guests receive up to 50% off the Value Fares double occupancy rates; reduced non-refundable and non-transferable deposit (12.5% of the cruise fare instead of 25%); and Cunard Care, available for bookings with Value Fares.

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