By Published On: 10 May 2022

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Details of Queen Anne’s maiden voyage have been revealed by Cunard Line, as well as brand new World Voyages on Queen Mary 2 and Queen Elizabeth.

They are all part of Cunard’s new voyage program for 2023-24 which includes over 110 international sailings.

“Announcing each new voyage program for Cunard is always exciting, but this year is even more so, as guests will be able to choose itineraries across four magnificent ships in the fleet for the first time since 1999.”

Matt Gleaves, Vice President, Commercial, North America.

Queen Anne maiden voyage

Queen Anne will make her highly anticipated debut on 4 January 2024. The new flagship will sail roundtrip from Southampton, UK to Lisbon, Portugal. In fact, the maiden voyage includes an overnight stay in Lisbon, giving guests time to explore the nearby UNESCO-listed palaces of Sintra.

The palaces of Sintra, Portugal, a UNESCO World Heritate site.
The palaces of Sintra, Portugal, a UNESCO World Heritate site.

Two new World Voyages

Queen Mary 2 and Queen Victoria will both embark on epic World Voyages. Queen Victoria will set sail on a 107-day odyssey from Southampton on 11 January 2024. Destinations will include San Francisco and Fiji, as well as overnight stays in Hong Kong and South Africa. Not to mention a transit of the Panama Canal.

Queen Mary 2 sailing from Cape Town, South Africa.
Queen Mary 2 sailing from Cape Town, South Africa.

While Queen Mary 2 will embark on a magnificent 123 night World Voyage from New York. It will include an iconic Transatlantic Crossing as well as overnight calls in Cape Town, Sydney, Hong Kong, and Singapore. The voyage sails on 3 January 2024.

More ships visiting more locales

Cunard tell us that across the new itineraries, the four-ship fleet comprising of Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria, Queen Elizabeth and Queen Anne, will call at 126 unique ports in 51 countries. Indeed, Queen Anne is scheduled to call at more than 32 ports during her maiden season.

The expansive program of new voyages also includes Caribbean adventures, Mediterranean escapes and far eastern explorations.

Queen Elizabeth relocating down under

Queen Elizabeth will relocate to the Southern Hemisphere in November 2023. Initially sailing to exotic Singapore, Queen Elizabeth will then home-port out of Sydney and Melbourne, Australia for the southern summer season.

The popular arts precinct is on the south bank of the Yarra River, Melbourne
The popular arts precinct is on the south bank of the Yarra River, Melbourne

Highlights of her time down under will be short city-breaks in Sydney, calls at far-flung Perth as well as journeys across the Tasman Sea to New Zealand. In addition, Queen Elizabeth will visit the idyllic South Pacific islands during her antipodean season.

For more information about the new 2023-24 voyages visit the Cunard website.

About the Author: Jason Kerr

Jason is the founder and Managing Editor of The Luxury Cruise Review. He has a passion for travel, a weakness for espresso coffee and a love of Greek cuisine.

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