September has certainly been a month so far with lots going on. P&O have launched their brand new ship Iona which went on sale last week. Iona will do its maiden voyage on 14 May 2020 and already the sailing is pretty much sold out. The rest of the Iona sailings for the season are also out to book. Iona will be sailing the Norwegian Fjords for her first season and the ship looks amazing. This week now is the launch of the other P&O ships itineraries for 2020. The top tiers are able to book today so the Baltic, Caribbean and Ligurian tiers. The other sailings are being rolled out the rest of this week. P&O also offer some really competitive prices at launch and you will always get the choice of some on board spending money, free parking or coach transfers. Launch always does well and passengers do like to book their cruises well in advance to guarantee a good price and their chosen cabins. Cunard are also getting ready now for their 2020 launch. Their sailings will go on sale to the Cunard World members on 24th September and then on general sale on 25th September. The Queen Elizabeth hasn’t released its Alaska itineraries yet this will be happening later in the year. As usual with Cunard there will be lots of sailings from Southampton but also Queen Elizabeth will also continue with its Australia and Asia itineraries.
There is certainly lots going on this month with the new cruises on sale but also with lots of good deals out there for the rest of this year and 2019. Cruising is going strength to strength at the moment and people like having something to look forward to. My cruise has been booked now for over 12 months and is now only next month! If you are interested in 2020 cruise for the launches then please get in touch with me. I am happy to help.