Sailings will start from Cunard’s home port of Southampton and will stay in UK coastal waters. These new UK staycation voyages will replace a number of international sailings that unfortunately will be cancelled due to the pandemic. Cunard’s flexible booking terms will be applicable for these voyages, so guests will be able to book with confidence.
Shorter duration holidays for British residents
“With the UK Government confirming that domestic travel is close on the horizon, we are introducing a series of exciting, shorter duration holidays for British residents looking for the perfect staycation in Cunard luxury this summer,” said Simon Palethorpe, President of Cunard. “These will be sailings from Southampton, for UK residents, around the UK and will make the very most of the summer sunshine.
“However, with international travel restrictions still in place, we unfortunately need to cancel a number of departures. We know how much everyone is desperately looking forward to longed-for holidays overseas, so to all affected by this news, I am sincerely sorry for the disappointment this will cause.”
Cruise plans align with UK roadmap on lifting lockdown
All guests whose cruises have been cancelled will automatically receive a Future Cruise Credit worth 125 per cent of what they paid. This credit can be redeemed against any new booking made by the end of December 2021, on any cruise on sale at the time of booking.
The UK is working towards restarting the domestic cruise industry from 17 May, according to reports. This is aligned with the latest roadmap on lifting restrictions in the country.