Unique, new East-West route for Queen Mary 2 features ship's maiden visit
to South Africa
Queen Victoria plans three U.S. embarkation ports, plus 11 maiden calls
SOUTHAMPTON, England, Sept. 4 /CNW/ -- Cunard's two modern luxury liners,
Queen Mary 2 and Queen Victoria, will depart in January 2010 on their World
Cruises, continuing the line's rich tradition of offering the most spectacular
and historic World Cruises on The Most Famous Ocean Liners in the World.
Queen Mary 2's "Royal Route of Exploration" will chart a completely new,
Eastbound-Westbound route on a unique itinerary of 101 days featuring 19
maiden calls, three overnight stays (in Hong Kong, Sydney and Cape Town) and
her inaugural visit to South Africa. Queen Victoria's 99-day "Voyage of
Discovery" circumnavigation includes 11 maiden ports of call, three overnights
(in Sydney, Hong Kong and Dubai) and three convenient U.S. embarkation
gateways: New York, Ft. Lauderdale and San Francisco. Guests who book by Feb.
28, 2009 receive an additional 10% off Early Booking Fares.
"On this pair of epic voyages, Cunard continues a storied tradition that
began nearly 90 years ago," said Carol Marlow, president of Cunard Line. "In
2010, Queen Mary 2 and Queen Victoria will visit a combined 31 countries, 57
ports and 30 maiden calls, continuing our legacy of impeccable White Star
Service(TM), fine dining and unrivaled accommodations."
In addition to full World Cruises, the ships offer a wide range of Liner
and Segment voyages, which are now open for booking. These shorter voyages
are ideal for travelers who wish to explore a specific part of the world or
those whose busy schedules preclude an around-the-world journey.
To view the expanded version of this release, including details on the
ships' Liner and Segment voyages, click here.
About Cunard Line
Cunard Line, operator of the luxury ocean liners Queen Mary 2, QE2 and
Queen Victoria has long been synonymous with the quest for new discoveries and
the epitome of British refinement since the company's first paddle-wheeled
steamer, Britannia, crossed the Atlantic in 1840. Cunard voyages bring
together like-minded travelers who relish the Cunard hallmarks of impeccable
White Star Service(TM), fine dining, sophisticated adventure, the legacy of
historic voyages and transatlantic travel.
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