Celebrating a century of pioneering world travel

Celebrating a century of pioneering world travel

Cunard’s action-packed itineraries offer something for every type of traveller.

From spellbinding journeys through Japan to vibrant explorations of Jordan, Vietnam and Namibia, when it comes to destinations with a difference, Cunard always delivers.

Its action-packed itineraries offer something for every type of traveller, from Transatlantic Crossings between Southampton and New York to sun-soaked adventures in the South Pacific, Central America and the Caribbean. If your customers have ever dreamt of visiting the Whitsunday Islands, sailing the Panama Canal or navigating New Zealand’s Fiordland National Park, Cunard can take them there.

One of Cunard’s signature travel offerings is its World Voyage – an in-depth exploration of the globe. Cunard made history when, in 1923, Laconia became the first cruise ship to complete a global circumnavigation, and in 2023 it plans to mark the centenary of this milestone with a series of new adventures on board its fleet.

These voyages, on sale now, offer the chance to cruise Asia, Central America, Australia and New Zealand, plus South Africa and the islands of the Indian Ocean. While each voyage promises discovery mixed with relaxation, circumnavigations of Japan and Australia, coupled with two Centenary World Voyages, are undoubted highlights of the itineraries on offer.

Earn Shine points when booking Cunard’s new 2023 voyages.

Cunard’s Shine Rewards Club has a host of supporting materials and assets for your own marketing, from guides to build your own web banners to ready-made window cards. And as they launch its new voyages they’re also offering more ways for you to earn Shine points, whether through making a booking, joining its training webinars or testing your knowledge. For more information, visit shinerewardsclub.com

For the Centenary World Voyages, your customers can choose between a 101-night sailing on board Queen Victoria, and a 102-night voyage on Cunard’s flagship liner, Queen Mary 2. Both cruises depart from Southampton and call at ports visited by Cunard on its first ever global circumnavigation – Cabo San Lucas, Colombo and San Francisco among them.

Queen Victoria’s Centenary World Voyage will offer time ashore in 20 countries and 26 ports, with Aruba, Tonga, Jordan and Mexico just a hint of the magical destinations in its itinerary. The ship will transit the Panama Canal, giving customers a front-row view of the dense jungle lining the banks of this iconic waterway connecting the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. It will also make overnight port calls in some of the world’s most legendary cities – New York, San Francisco, Sydney, Hong Kong, Dubai and Singapore; all of them destinations that truly come to life after dark.

Not to be outdone, Queen Mary 2’s Centenary World Voyage is full of equally unmissable moments. Like its sister ship, Queen Mary 2 will travel to ports featured in Cunard’s inaugural global sailing, calling at some of the world’s oldest and youngest cities. The voyage takes in myriad Unesco sites, from the colourful Moorish palaces of Sintra to Egypt’s ancient city of Thebes and Oman’s Bahla Fort. There’s also the chance to explore the Sacred City of Kandy in Sri Lanka and a transit of the Suez Canal.

Cunard’s third ship, Queen Elizabeth, will be based in Australian and Japanese waters for its 2022–2023 Centenary World Voyage celebrations. It will make full circumnavigations in both regions, offering time ashore in Arlie Beach, Melbourne and Port Douglas, along with Tokyo (from Yokohama), Kochi and Otaru. Queen Elizabeth will make a maiden call for Cunard’s fleet in Vladivostok, where the mix of Russian and Asian culture makes for a captivating visit.

There’s a Cunard World Club member saving of five per cent on the cruise-only Cunard Fare when booking before June 1, 2021. Remember, your customers only need to have sailed once with Cunard to become a Cunard World Club member.

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