After two years of hearbreak and disapointment, we're thrilled to see exciting news from cruiselines big and small that are all anticipating a fantastic Alaska cruise season this year. Cunard is the most recent to blow their horn with news updates regarding their 2022 Alaska cruise season onboard the Queen Elizabeth.
Cunard returned to Alaska in 2019 to much fanfare and excitement, and now looks ahead with great enthusiasm to their 2022 summer Alaska season on Queen Elizabeth. The ship will again sail through the storied waters and landscapes of the Last Frontier, featuring the blue hues of the immense Hubbard Glacier, and Glacier Bay National Park – where visitors are awed by some of the world's most spectacular tidewater glaciers.
A Short But Spectacular Alaska Cruise Season
While many larger cruise lines are posting ships in Alaskan waters from April through Septmber, Cunard is taking a different approach that makes their experience a bit more exclusive.
The ship will sail a coastal transit from Los Angeles to Vancouver on May 30, and will then begin sailing in Alaska on June 5, offering seven and 10-day voyages through July. At the conclusion of the season in late July, Queen Elizabeth will sail down the west coast, providing guests the option to join the ship in San Francisco and in Los Angeles, as the ship journeys onward through the Panama Canal to cap off her Alaska voyages this year. Queen Elizabeth sails in Alaska again in 2023 with an expanded series of itineraries.
"Amidst the myriad choices, Cunard's signature voyage offering, in tandem with the wild frontier of Alaska, is uniquely captivating and distinctive in many ways," says Jamie Paiko, vice president of Sales, Cunard North America. "Guests enjoy the line's hallmark experiences and amenities in a large ship environment but with fewer guests on ships of her size. And this year we are excited to debut our new 'Ice White Ball' with 'Taste of Alaska' Gala dining menu."
Guests will also enjoy world class enrichment programs including acclaimed adventurers Kenton Cool, Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Felicity Aston and Peter Hillary. Guests of course will also be treated to Cunard's renowned Princess and Queens Grill Suite accommodations and dining, signature White Star Service, more time in port than most other big-ship cruises in Alaska, and the ability to call on smaller regional destinations such as Sitka and Haines.
Guests can choose from a variety of itineraries and book reduced fares on an Alaska voyage through Cunard's "Sailing Soon Savings" offer. Balcony accommodations on seven-night Alaska voyages in 2022 start from $899 per person and if you already have plans for this year, don't worry ... 2023, sailings are also available.
Cunard is a luxury British cruise line, renowned for creating unforgettable experiences around the world. Cunard has been a leading operator of passenger ships on the North Atlantic, since 1840, celebrating an incredible 182 years of operation. A pioneer in transatlantic journeys for generations, Cunard is world class. The Cunard experience is built on fine dining, hand-selected entertainment and outstanding service. From five-star restaurants and in-suite dining to inspiring guest speakers, the library and film screenings, every detail has been meticulously crafted to make the experience unforgettable. Destinations include Europe, the Caribbean, the Far East and Australia.
There are currently three Cunard ships, Queen Mary 2, Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria and a fourth ship, Queen Anne, will be entering service in early 2024. This investment is part of the company's ambitious plans for the future of Cunard globally and will be the first time since 1999 that Cunard will have four ships in simultaneous service.
Make sure to contact your travel advisor who can provide you with more information about Cunard's Alaska plans. We recomend Heather from FlowVoyages.com and she can be contacted by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 630-779-9302 for questions about booking a Queen Elizabeth Alaska, Coastal, or Pananama Canal cruise this year!