Just Released: Cunard's Cruise Plans For 2016

March 26, 2015

Today Cunard let out their 2016 cruise programme, which will see the Cunard fleet sail over 205,000 nautical miles visiting Europe and the world.

Between them the Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth will visit 100 destinations in 34 countries, with the big news being there’ll be five maiden calls!

Cunard’s 2016 Mediterranean Fly programme also offers opportunities for passengers to attend the Arena di Verona Opera festival. It’s a summer festival celebrating opera located in the heart of Verona, one of Italy’s most beautiful cities.

Angus Struthers, Cunard’s Director, is ecstatic about their 2016 programme;

“Cunard’s 2016 main programme offers incredible richness and variety, with itineraries that appeal to all. From three-night short European breaks to more exotic 24- night Caribbean cruises, with cruises departing from the comfort of our home port, Southampton, to fly cruising in the Mediterranean, all on board our iconic three ship fleet.”

In addition to all this, Cunard have made it clear that after 175 years in the industry they are still incredibly proud to be the only scheduled Atlantic service;

“And, of course, our flagship, Queen Mary 2, as the world’s greatest liner, will continue to provide an experience that is truly unique in travel – our Transatlantic Crossings to or from New York.

“Research has shown that it is important to strike the right balance between port days and sea days on any cruise. This is even more important on a Cunard cruise because the ships are a destination in themselves. The 2016 itineraries have been designed to offer plenty of time on board for passengers to relax and experience all the ships have to offer.”

A transatlantic crossing aboard Queen Mary 2 is often considered to be the ultimate Cunard experience, and the most luxurious way to travel the Atlantic.

Queen Mary 2 will make 19 Atlantic crossings from Southampton to New York and vice versa, from May to December 2016.

If you’re interested in looking at any of these sailings (or anything else Cunard is up to next year) then we’ve all the details for you here