Covid-19 – Keeping you updated.

Latest news on our sailing schedule.

Correct as of 28 October 2021.

We are making changes to Queen Elizabeth's itineraries.

We are delighted to be back sailing again after such an extended pause in operations. However, whilst the world continues to open up, there remains uncertainty regarding the path ahead.

We continue to work very closely with authorities in all the destinations we visit to ensure we comply with local health and entry requirements. Unfortunately, based on the most recent advice for cruise guests, and given the complexities of many of the international destinations involved, we are not able to run Queen Elizabeth’s scheduled programme and are therefore cancelling all of her departures from 20 February to 17 May 2022.

To replace these voyages in Asia, Queen Elizabeth will sail several new voyages from Southampton to the Canary Islands, the Western Mediterranean, and an opportunity to see the Northern Lights, as well as a Grand Voyage across the Atlantic Ocean, through the Panama Canal and on to Vancouver. She will then resume her Alaska season as scheduled. These new voyages will go on sale in November.  You can find the details for these changes on these pages, but rest assured we will be contacting all impacted guests regarding their options.

Queen Mary 2’s published schedule remains unaffected, and Queen Victoria is still scheduled to return to service in April 2022.

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Our future sailing plans

Changes to Queen Elizabeth’s 2022 itineraries.

We continue to work very closely with authorities in all the destinations we visit to ensure we comply with local health and entry requirements.  Unfortunately, based on the most recent advice we have received, and given the complexities of many of the international destinations involved, we are not able to run Queen Elizabeth’s scheduled programme and are therefore cancelling all of her departures from 20 February to 17 May 2022.

To replace these voyages in Asia, Queen Elizabeth will sail several new voyages from Southampton to destinations such as the Canary Islands, the Western Mediterranean, and an opportunity to see the Northern Lights, as well as a Grand Voyage across the Atlantic Ocean, through the Panama Canal and on to Vancouver. She will then resume her Alaska season as scheduled. These new voyages will go on sale in November.

All other Queen Elizabeth voyages on sale remain unaffected.

My Queen Elizabeth voyage has been cancelled - what does this mean for me?

If your booking has been cancelled we are truly sorry. We will be crediting your guest account with a Future Cruise Credit (FCC) worth an additional 25% of the standard deposit terms and 100% of any additional monies paid. Unless otherwise stated, you can redeem this FCC against any new sailing that is on sale at the time of booking.

We currently have a wide range of itineraries on sale up until early 2023 that you can use your FCC towards.

If your booking included flights, and these were booked with us, and we issued an ATOL Certificate, your FCC is protected by ATOL to the value of 100% of the monies paid on your holiday. You can redeem your FCC at any time before 30 September 2022 against any new Cunard booking.

If you have flights booked, but these were not booked with us, or you booked on a cruise only basis, the FCC issued can be used at any time against any new Cunard holiday. This FCC will not be covered by ATOL or ABTA's scheme of financial protection, until a new booking is made. The new booking will then be protected to the value of 100% of the original monies paid.

If you had booked one of these now cancelled cruises using an FCC from a previously cancelled cruise, you will receive the same value of that FCC back. If the value of your FCC payment was less than the value of the standard deposit, you will receive the relevant FCC amount back and 125% of the cash element of the deposit paid, as an FCC. Any additional monies paid will be returned as an FCC.

How can I use my FCC?

  • You can put your FCC towards a new booking for any voyages on sale now or on new voyages that we introduce in the future.
  • You can use your FCC to book online, via your travel agent or by calling us on 0344 338 8641.
  • You can also use your FCC to upgrade your stateroom or fare type on an existing booking.


Your FCC will appear in your guest account in the coming weeks. Please bear with us while we work to deliver this as quickly as possible. Once your FCC is applied you will see this when you log in to our website. You may still make a booking, even before your FCC is showing online, by calling us or your travel agent. We will then ensure that your FCC is applied as soon as it becomes available.

Please note, to use your FCC to amend an existing booking you will need to contact your travel agent or call 0345 338 8641 if you booked directly with us.  

We would like to apologise in advance that our automated system may, over the next few weeks, issue an invoice that will reference cancellation fees. Please disregard this and be assured that you will not incur any fees as a result of this cancellation.

Please visit our FCC guide for more information on how to link available FCC to your account and how to use it online.

My voyage has been cancelled: how do I request a refund?

If your voyage has been cancelled and you would prefer a 100% cash refund on the monies you have paid, please complete the refund request form below. Please note that if you had booked one of these now cancelled cruises using a Future Cruise Credit (FCC) from a previously cancelled cruise, you have the option to request a refund for 100% of the monies you originally paid or use this FCC amount for a future booking. Please note for any monies paid on top of your FCC we will credit your guest account with a Future Cruise Credit (FCC) worth an additional 25% of the standard deposit terms and 100% of any additional monies paid. 

Once your request has been received and validated then we will endeavour to process it as quickly as we can and will be in touch to confirm all is in order.

To complete the form you will need your six-character booking reference, which can be found on your booking confirmation or any other email relating to your voyage.

What about my pre-voyage purchases?

If you've pre-purchased shore experiences, dining, drinks packages or gifts for your holiday, you do not need to take any action as we will automatically refund 100% of all these monies paid over the coming weeks, to the card used to make the purchase.

Why have I received a cancellation invoice?

We would like to apologise in advance that our automated system may, over the next few weeks, issue an invoice that will reference cancellation fees. Please disregard this and be assured that you will not incur any fees as a result of this cancellation.

Queen Mary 2’s 2021 itineraries.

We look forward to Queen Mary 2 returning to sailing in November and her most recently published itineraries remain unaffected.

Queen Victoria’s itineraries.

Queen Victoria remains scheduled to resume sailing on 22 April 2022, commencing with voyages to Western Europe, the Baltics and the Iberian Coast.

Our future sailing plans.

We are currently taking the opportunity to ensure we have in place a comprehensive suite of enhanced protocols, covering every aspect of a holiday with us. These are in place to protect your well-being but still ensure you enjoy the Cunard holiday you hope for.

The steps we’re taking are of course in line with the very latest guidance and have the ongoing endorsement of not only the UK Government and CLIA, our industry body, but are guided by a number of world-leading experts helping not only Cunard but every brand in the Carnival Corporation, our parent company. You’ll find full details on our Sailing with confidence pages.

Do continue to keep in touch via our social media channels and here on our website where we’ll share the latest news and updates from our fleet. In the meantime, please take care and stay well.

More on Cunard's response to Covid-19.

For guest enquiries, please contact: customerservices@cunard.co.uk.

For media enquiries only, contact: michele.andjel@carnivalukgroup.com.