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Cunard includes Dubai and Cape Town departures in 2021 World Cruises

Cunard Line will be sailing two World Cruises in 2021 and will be offering departures from both Cape Town and Dubai as voyages that can be booked separately to the World Cruises themselves.

The two World Cruises will follow eastbound and westbound itineraries. While Queen Mary 2 will sail east from New York or London, Queen Victoria will sail a 112 day voyage west from Hamburg.

Queen Victoria will overnight in Cape Town and use the port as a turnaround on 2021 World Cruise

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Passengers booking on Queen Victoria can also choose to embark in London (108 nights) or Fort Lauderdale (97 nights).

“In 2021, Queen Victoria embarks on a complete western circumnavigation of the globe, via the Panama Canal, to Australia and around Africa’s Cape of Good Hope,” Cunard says of the World Cruise. “Visiting 33 ports, there are overnights in San Francisco, Honolulu, Sydney, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Cape Town.”

Queen Mary 2’s voyage meanwhile, will visit 31 ports. “In 2021, Queen Mary 2 sets sail on an East-West journey of global exploration to Australia, via South Africa, then back to the UK via the Suez Canal. Calling at 31 ports, she’ll spend overnights in Sydney, Hong Kong, Singapore, Dubai, and Cape Town,” says Cunard.

The Hamburg to Hamburg, 112-night World Cruise aboard Queen Victoria will set off on January 8th, 2021. Full details of the other embarkation ports and duration options can be found here on the Cunard website.

Her Cape Town departure, cruising from South Africa to Southampton in the UK, will set sail on April 14th, 2021 and be booked as either a 15-night ending in Southampton, or a 17-night ending in Hamburg.

Queen Mary 2 will be cruising from both Dubai and Cape Town on her 2021 World Cruise

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Queen Mary 2’s New York to New York, 113-night World Cruise will depart January 3rd, 2021. Full details of the other embarkation ports and duration options as also available on Cunard’s website here.

Queen Mary 2 will be offering cruises from both Dubai and Cape Town as part of this World Cruise.

Her Cape Town cruise will depart on January 24th, 2021. Passengers can choose from four itineraries with the cruise ending in Fremantle (18-nights), Melbourne (25-nights), Sydney (28-nights) or Hong Kong (45-nights).

Her Dubai cruise departure will be on March 29th, 2021, a 28-night cruise to New York, or a 21-night cruise to Southampton.

Cunard’s third ship, Queen Elizabeth, won’t be doing a World Cruise in 2021, instead she will sail a series of roundtrip voyages from international ports with regionally focused itineraries intermixed with exotic grand voyages.

Queen Elizabeth will be based in Australia and Asia for the first half of 2021

The Queen Elizabeth will operate four roundtrip voyages from Melbourne and four from Sydney, plus a new pair of open-jaw New Zealand cruises from Sydney to Auckland and the reverse.

At the end of the Australian season in March, the Queen Elizabeth will reposition north to Japan via Southeast Asia. Deployment will consist of four roundtrip voyages out of Tokyo in April and May of 2021.

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