Queen Elizabeth Australian sailings cancelled.
Cunard President Simon Palethorpe has just announced significant changes to the line’s future deployments, including the cancellation of all existing Queen Elizabeth sailings departing between 26 March and 13 December 2021.
That includes all voyages around Australia, Japan and Alaska, all of which will be replaced with a program of shorter duration European holidays sailing ex Southampton and a series of Mediterranean voyages sailing from Barcelona.
The current cruising pause will continue until 25 March 2021 for Queen Elizabeth, 18 April 2021 for Queen Mary 2 and 16 May 2021 for Queen Victoria.
Also, Queen Mary 2’s voyages planned between 03 January and 03 April 2022 will be replaced with a classic World Voyage to Australia via the Suez Canal, which will be available to book from 08 September this year.
Queen Elizabeth will return to Australia at the end of 2021 and Japan in Spring 2022, Palethorpe said.
More details in tomorrow’s issue of Cruise Weekly.