Monday, July 25, 2011

Cunard’s Queen Victoria: Back To The Americas

A quiet corner in the Queens Arcade
For those of us on this side of the Atlantic, whether American or Canadian, a cruise on Cunard Line may seem a journey too far and a bit out of our reach. However, if we can’t get to Great Britain or Europe for a sailing in Cunard style, Cunard Line is now offering us another opportunity to do so closer to home. The venerable cruise line plans to reprise Queen Victoria’s Americas Season in late 2011 and early 2012, which includes updated itineraries through the Panama Canal and voyages to the tropical Hawaiian Islands.

During the upcoming Americas Season, guests aboard Queen Victoria can revel in the luxury of time both on and off the ship, with stops that highlight the natural beauty and tranquility of the Panama Canal, Hawaii, the Caribbean, and Mexico. Depending on the voyage, itineraries will include port calls at exotic locales including Costa Rica, St. Thomas, and Honolulu:

• 15-day Panama Canal Explorer (new) departs on Dec 6, 2011 and Jan 30, 2012 from Fort Lauderdale to Los Angeles, and sails from Los Angeles to Ft. Lauderdale on Jan 4, with stops in Oranjestad (Aruba), Panama Canal transit, Puntarenas (Costa Rica), Puerto Quetzal (Guatemala), Huatulco (Mexico), Acapulco (Mexico) and Manzanillo (Mexico).

• 11-day Roundtrip Panama Canal departs from Fort Lauderdale on Jan 19, 2012, calling on Charlotte Amalie (St. Thomas), St. John’s (Antigua), St. George’s (Grenada), Bonaire (Netherlands Antilles) and a partial transit of the Panama Canal.

• 17-day Panama Canal Treasures departs Feb 28, 2012 from Los Angeles, calling on Manzanillo (Mexico), Acapulco (Mexico), Huatulco (Mexico), Puntarenas (Costa Rica), Panama Canal transit, Oranjestad (Aruba), Charlotte Amalie (St. Thomas) and New York.

• 14-day Hawaiian Adventure departs roundtrip from Los Angeles on Dec 21, 2011 and Feb 14, 2012, calling on Hilo (Hawaii), Honolulu (Oahu), Nawiliwili (Kauai) and Lahaina (Maui), as well as a quick visit to Ensenada (Mexico).

“From the Panama Canal, one of the world’s greatest engineering feats, to some of the most legendary islands, Queen Victoria’s Americas voyages are quickly becoming a new Cunard classic,” said Peter Shanks, president of Cunard Line.

The legacy of Cunard’s ocean liners lives on through Queen Victoria’s Americas Season, combining the brand’s legendary hallmarks with modern age contemporary sophistication to create a unique memorable voyage for each guest. Aboard Queen Victoria, passengers can customize their itineraries according to their interests, with such activities as enjoying traditional afternoon tea served by white-gloved waiters, attending a stimulating Cunard Insights lecture, rejuvenating body and mind at the spa, dressing up for Royal Nights themed balls, sipping cocktails in one of the ship’s sophisticated bars and lounges, or simply relaxing poolside with a good book. For more information, take a Queen Victoria Tour with Cruise Diva, or visit

No comments: