Cunard announced it is offering U.K. guests the opportunity to spend this summer at sea, with a series of U.K.-only voyages aboard Queen Elizabeth. Voyages will be round-trip from Southampton, between July and October 2021, and comprise of “British Isles” scenic cruising and special “Sun Voyages,” sailing to wherever the sun shines brightest.
Ten “British Isles Voyages” and three “Sun Voyages,” lasting between three and 12 nights, are available. Guests will be able to enjoy fine dining, the on-board spa and entertainment, while having the opportunity to see the U.K. ‘s coastline from a unique vantage point.
“British Isles Voyages” sailings along Britain’s coastline will include visits to the Jurassic Coast, England’s only natural UNESCO world heritage site; Cornwall, including Land’s End; and Scotland, including the Isle of Arran, Mull of Kintyre and Sound of Mull. Four voyages will make various port calls, including Liverpool, Greenock, Invergordon, Belfast, Newcastle as well as a maiden call for Cunard’s fleet to the Welsh port of Holyhead.
The “Sun Voyages” will be unscripted and are guided by studying the weather forecast and heading to where the sun shines will be shining brightest.
Given the advanced progress of the U.K. vaccination program, and strongly expressed preference on the part of our guests for this limited series of coastal cruises, these sailings on Queen Elizabeth will be only for U.K. residents who are COVID-19-vaccinated. All other voyages on sale currently do not require guests to be vaccinated.
All guests and crew will be required to follow enhanced health and wellbeing measures to protect everyone on board on these cruises. These have been developed with guidance from Cunard’s global medical and public health experts and scientists and in close coordination with U.K. government agencies. These protocols include enhanced sanitation measures, appropriate social distancing and the wearing of masks in certain areas of the ship. Crew will also undergo a strict testing and quarantine regime, as well as regular testing during their time on board. Protocols are subject to change. Travel insurance will also be mandatory for all guests.