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Queen Elizabeth Returns To Southampton In 2021

Queen Elizabeth Returns To Southampton In 2021

Following the news that Cunard has decided to cancel all 2020 sailings and pause operations until March 2021, they’ve now released new information as to where their ships will be next year, in particular, Queen Elizabeth.

Queen Elizabeth will make her return to the UK and European waters in March 2021, offering a ten-month programme that visits the Mediterranean, Western Europe and the British Isles.

Sailing first from Southampton, she’ll then relocate to Barcelona where she’ll embark on a series of Mediterranean fly-cruises – a first for Queen Elizabeth since 2014. Calling at 101 ports in 20 countries across her 2021 season, she’ll take guests through Western Europe and the Atlantic Coast on a range of voyages. Overnight calls in Amsterdam, Copenhagen and Lisbon are complemented by late evening departures from Rotterdam, while a maiden call in Genoa will mark a special occasion in Queen Elizabeth’s history.

Further to her Mediterranean itineraries, Queen Elizabeth will also embark on a historic first for Cunard, undertaking a series of scenic cruises around England, Ireland and Scotland. Sailing roundtrip from Southampton these itineraries will celebrate the best of Britain’s coastline, taking guests on an immersive sail-by of the Isles of Scilly, Lyme Bay, the Isle of Skye and the Sound of Mull, among other destinations.

She’ll finish her season with a transit through the Suez Canal, crossing the Indian Ocean to Singapore via Jordan, before heading back to Melbourne over 13 nights. The entire programme will run from 26 March 2021 through to 14 December 2021, with voyages on sale from 10am on 29th September 2020.

What do you think of Queen Elizabeth’s return? Will you be looking to book onboard? Let us know in the comments below.

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