2017 and 2018 Cunard World Cruises, World Cruise Segments and Exotic Voyages

The Cunard World Cruise Experience

Imagine the first day of your Cunard World Cruise: you walk out onto the deck to take in the view and know that in the weeks ahead, you will be fortunate enough to see the great cities of the world, the wildlife and vistas of Australia, temples and pagodas of the Far East to the pyramids in the North African desert. You'll enjoy civilized pleasures onboard - elaborate dinners and grand formal balls, enlightening lectures and enrichment classes, extravagant entertainment and a large variety of activities, including the Canyon Ranch Spa on the QM2 or the Cunard Royal Spa on Queen Elizabeth or Queen Victoria.

As the first cruise line to sail a world voyage, on the Laconia in 1922, Cunard has refined - and defined - the experience.  Now, you can sail on the Queen Mary 2, Queen Elizabeth or Queen Victoria and embrace port after port of the world's most wonderful destinations from the perspective of an ocean liner that is as legendary as the places she visits.

Cunard Liner Voyages and Segment Voyages

Should you not have the time available to complete a full world cruise, ask us about Cunard's shorter Liner Voyages and Segment Voyages - shorter segments of a World Cruise from a few days to as long as 90 nights. These shorter segments allow you to experience the atmosphere of a world cruise in the part of the world that interests you the most.  Of course, you could always explore another part of the world during a segment of the following year's World Cruise. 

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  Whitsunday Island, Australia 

Cunard Line 2017 World Cruises and Exotic Voyages

Three ships, one world.  Cunard Line has undertaken more world voyages and sent more ships around the globe than any other cruise line, making them the true experts in World Voyages.  In 2017, Cunard is offering three World Voyages, with the three Queens departing from Southampton on Thursday, January 5, 2017 and returning on Friday, May 5, 2017.  Together, they will visit 80 fascinating ports in 42 unique countries.  There are 15 ship maiden calls and 5 brand new ports for the fleet.  You'll find a quick review of the itineraries below and you can download a more detailed Cunard Line 2017 World Cruises Overview.

As always, it is important to book early to get the best availability and fares for world cruise travelers.  The most generous benefits are available if you book your Full World Voyage by March 31, 2016.  Please call us for details.

Queen Mary 2 - 2017 World Cruise:
East-West Exploration of Africa, Australia and Asia

The 2017 World Voyage on the newly refreshed Queen Mary 2 creates an experience of enormous diversity. In 132 nights, her lucky guests can travel over 37,000 nautical miles - conveniently round-trip from New York City. Explore the world: 40 ports in 23 countries, with 9 maiden calls. This adventure takes you across the Atlantic to Southampton, then around South Africa via Mauritius to an extensive exploration of Australia, with 14 stops and scenic cruise-bys of Wilsons Promontory National Park, Ben Boyd National Park and the Tasman Peninsula. The mystique and bustle of Asia are yours to explore, before you travel via Sri Lanka and Dubai through the Suez Canal to the Mediterranean. Stop once more in Southampton and head back to New York. 

  • Overnight stays in Cape Town, Singapore and Dubai. 
  • Transits of the Suez Canal and Messina Straits. 
  • Iconic city waterfronts: Cape Town, Sydney, Hong Kong and Shanghai
  • 11 evenings in port, departing 9pm or later, including Melbourne, Sydney and Shanghai
  • Access to 33 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including Robben Island (Cape Town); Australian Convict Sites, Sydney Opera House (Sydney); West Lake, Hangzhou (Shanghai); Historic City of Ayutthaya (Laem Chabang); Petra (Aqaba) and the Great Barrier Reef (Airlie Beach.)
  • Full world voyage options range from 118 nights (roundtrip Southampton) to 132 nights (roundtrip New York).  Shorter segments available.

Queen Victoria - 2017 World Cruise:
The Americas and Amazon River, Australia and the Pacific

Queen Victoria's 2017 World Voyage sails roundtrip from Southampton.  In 120 nights, her guests will sail over 41,000 nautical miles, visit three continents and 32 ports (2 maiden calls) in 17 countries, with overnight stays in Fort Lauderdale, Sydney and San Francisco.  Unique is a 5-day voyage on the Amazon River, a full Panama Canal Transit and the Magellan Straits.  From Southampton she'll sail via Bermuda to Fort Lauderdale in Florida and then via Barbados to the Amazon River. QV will sail along the coast of South America along the stunning Amalia and Pio X Glaciers.  She then passes Easter Island and calls at beautiful South Pacific islands en route to New Zealand and Australia. Next, she will sail across the Pacific via Samoa and Honolulu to San Francisco and Los Angeles, before taking a memorable passage through the Panama Canal.  Queen Victoria will visit Aruba, Grand Cayman, Fort Lauderdale, Port Canaveral and Charleston before returning via Bermuda to Southampton.

  • Overnight stays in Fort Lauderdale, Sydney and San Francisco
  • 5-day voyage on the Amazon River
  • Iconic city waterfronts: Rio de Janeiro; San Francisco, Sydney and Honolulu
  • Transits of the Panama Canal and Magellan Straits
  • Access to 11 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including Historic Valparaiso; Greater Blue Mountains Area (Sydney) and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (Hilo).
  • Full world voyage options range from 95 nights (roundtrip Fort Lauderdale) to 120 nights (roundtrip Southampton). Shorter segments available. 

Queen Elizabeth - 2017 World Cruise:
Full Circumnavigation of the World

Many highlights will await Queen Elizabeth's passengers on a 120-night roundtrip Southampton 2017 world voyage. Sail over 39,000 nautical miles around the continents to 39 ports and 25 countries, embracing four new ports along the way.  Join this modern royal in Southampton, New York of Fort Lauderdale, then sail via the Caribbean and the Panama Canal to Mexico and San Francisco. Cross the Pacific via Hawaii and the South Pacific islands to New Zealand, Australia and then explore Asia, with a key focus on Japan and North Asia. Skirt the lands of South East Asia via the Indian Ocean to South Africa, before making your way back to Southampton.  You can add a Transatlantic Crossing on Queen Mary 2 after this world cruise, so you can end in New York, without long international flights. 

  • Overnight stays in New York, San Francisco, Sydney and Cape Town
  • 4 maiden calls: Huatulco, Mexico; Alotau, Papua New Guinea; Port Victoria, Seychelles; St. Vincent, Cape Verde Islands
  • 9 evenings in port, departing 9pm or later, including Honolulu; Auckland; Shanghai and Kobe.
  • Access to 29 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto and Nara (Kobe); Hiroshima Peace Memorial (Hiroshima); Namib Sand Sea (Walvis Bay) and Melaka and George Town (Penang).
  • Full world voyage options on Queen Elizabeth in 2017 range from 92 days (San Francisco to Southampton); 111 nights (New York to Southampton) or 120 nights (roundtrip Southampton).  Shorter segments available. 
  • Optionally, add a Queen Mary 2 Transatlantic Crossing from Southampton to New York (May 8-15, 2017). 

Cunard Line 2018 World Cruises and Exotic Voyages

With over 50 completed world cruises, Cunard Line is the undisputable world voyage expert.  In 2018, Queen Elizabeth will sail a full world circumnavigation, while Queen Mary 2 operates a grand East-West Voyage. For the first time, Cunard Line offers an exotic mid-duration voyage on Queen Victoria, with an in-depth exploration of South America.  Combined, all three ships will visit 93 unique ports in 46 countries, 17 ship maiden calls and 9 brand new ports for the fleet. The itineraries offer countless opportunities for discovery and memories, with voyages ranging from 4 to 134 nights.

As always, it is important to book early to get the best availability and fares for world cruise travelers.  The most generous benefits, including free gratuities, Gala World Voyage events and generous onboard credits, are available if you book your 2017 Full World Voyage (89 nights or longer) by December 31, 2016.  Please call us for details.

Queen Mary 2 - 2018 World Cruise:
Grand East-West Voyage to Exploration of Africa, Australia and Asia

Sail over 43,000 nautical miles on QM2's 2018 East-West voyage and enjoy full immersion in destinations in Australia and New Zealand. Leave Southampton for Southern Africa. Cross the Indian Ocean to Australia. Explore lesser-known destinations such as Margaret River or Kangaroo Island and witness the magnificent scenery of New Zealand's South Island. On departure from Australia, Queen Mary 2 will visit Malaysia, Hong Kong, Vietnam and Thailand, allowing access to a wide range of exotic Asian cultures. Visit Aqaba for the ancient site of Petra before transiting the Suez Canal and calling at the classic Mediterranean destinations of Rome and Barcelona. From Southampton, you can once again cross the Atlantic to New York City.

  • Overnight stays in Cape Town, Hong Kong and Dubai. 
  • Transits of the Suez Canal and Messina Straits
  • Scenic cruising in the New Zealand Sounds 
  • Iconic city waterfronts: Cape Town, Sydney, Hong Kong and Shanghai
  • 8 evenings in port, departing at or after 9pm, including Auckland, Fremantle (Perth) and Melbourne
  • Access to UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including Robben Island (Cape Town); Australian Convict Sites, Sydney Opera House (Sydney); Historical Macao (Hong Kong) and Petra (Aqaba).
  • Full world voyage options range from 120 nights (roundtrip Southampton) to 134 nights (roundtrip New York).  Shorter segments available.
  • Optionally, add a Transatlantic Crossing from New York to Southampton before (January 3-10, 2018) or after (May 10-17, 2018) your world cruise, to avoid having to fly long-distance.

Download the Queen Mary 2 2018 World Cruise Overview (pdf).

  Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Queen Elizabeth - 2018 World Cruise:
Classic Full Circumnavigation of the World

Enjoy the chance to experience the Classic World Voyage on Queen Elizabeth's 122 night, 39,000 nautical mile long 2018 World Cruise. This westbound circumnavigation of the globe features a transit of the iconic Panama Canal and a once-in-a-lifetime array of sights of some of the world's greatest cities and their landmarks from the sea.  Visit 39 ports and 25 countries, including six maiden calls. Board Cunard's newest liner in Southampton, New York of Fort Lauderdale, then sail via the Caribbean and the Panama Canal to Mexico and San Francisco. Cross the Pacific via Hawaii and the South Pacific islands to New Zealand, Australia and then explore Asia, with a key focus on Japan and North Asia. Skirt the lands of South East Asia via the Indian Ocean to South Africa, before making your way back to Southampton.  You can add a Transatlantic Crossing on Queen Mary 2 after this world cruise, so you can end in New York, without long international flights. 

  • Overnight stays in New York, San Francisco, Sydney and Cape Town
  • 6 maiden calls: Hamilton, Bermuda; Ocho Rios, Jamaica; Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala; Moorea, French Polynesia; Kochi, Japan; Malacca, Malaysia
  • 8 evenings in port, departing 9pm or later, including Papeete, Tahiti; Osaka; Auckland; Shanghai and Singapore.
  • Access to UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the Hiroshima Peace Memorial (Hiroshima); Namib Sand Sea (Walvis Bay) and Melaka and George Town.
  • Full world voyage options on Queen Elizabeth in 2018 range from 93 days (San Francisco to Southampton); 109 nights (Fort Lauderdale to Southampton), 112 nights (New York to Southampton) or 122 nights (roundtrip Southampton).  Shorter segments available. 
  • Optionally, add a Queen Mary 2 Transatlantic Crossing from Southampton to New York (May 10-17, 2018). 

Download the Queen Elizabeth 2018 World Cruise Overview (pdf).  Call us today for information and reservations and receive additional discounts on 2017 or 2018 Cunard World Cruise Fares, shipboard credits and other amenities.

Queen Victoria - 2018 Exotic Voyage:
South America Exploration from Fort Lauderdale

In 2018, Cunard's Queen Victoria will do an extensive exploration of South America, leaving from Fort Lauderdale, with 21 ports of call and 13 countries in just 50 days. This voyage will be the first time that Cunard has offered a 2-3 month mid-duration voyage, which will appeal to guests looking for an "exotic winter escape" round trip experience that offers a mix of relaxation and exploration. As Queen Victoria returns to South America, she offers more immersive destinations.  After transiting the Panama Canal, you'll end in Fort Lauderdale where you can hen continue to Southampton.

  • Overnight stays in Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires
  • 9 maiden calls, including Roseau, Dominica; Salvador, Brazil; Buzios, Brazil; Coquimbo and Arica in Chile; Callao for tours to Lima, Peru; Manta, Ecuador; Belize and Costa Maya.
  • Scenic cruise-bys of Cape Horn and the Amalia and Pio X Glaciers, Chile
  • Iconic city waterfronts: Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires
  • Transits of the Panama Canal, Beagle Channel and Magellan Straits
  • Access to 12 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including Historic Valparaiso
  • Full world voyage options range from 95 nights (roundtrip Fort Lauderdale) to 120 nights (roundtrip Southampton). Shorter segments available. 

Download the Queen Victoria 2018 South America Voyage (pdf).  Call us today for information and reservations and receive additional discounts on 2017 or 2018 Cunard World Cruise Fares, shipboard credits and other amenities.

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