Our departure ports

From cities a day’s sail away to remote islands, Cunard cruises unlock the world, taking you as far as you dare to dream. Whether you crave Mediterranean culture, Norwegian Fjords, Caribbean sunshine or breathtaking Alaskan scenery, you’ll find it all (and plenty more to tempt you) on an ocean voyage with Cunard.

Departure ports in Europe


Southampton is our home port, and from here our ships travel the world, bringing you culture, cuisine and spellbinding sights. Venture to far flung shores or broaden your horizons closer to home, with cruises ranging from short breaks to full world voyages.


Start your holiday by exploring the wonders of Rome before embarking on a journey of discovery across the sparkling Mediterranean and Adriatic.


Barcelona's breathtaking architecture and rich history provide the ideal prelude to a cruise that could take you to every corner of the Mediterranean and Adriatic, taking in destinations as diverse as Valencia, Dubrovnik and Istanbul.


Travel the North Sea in search of Norwegian Fjords, sample the culinary delights of the Mediterranean or venture to warmer climes with a transatlantic crossing Westbound to Fort Lauderdale.


Gateway to the Adriatic, beautiful Trieste opens up the magic of Croatia and the Greek Islands, with cruises reaching further afield to the central and western Mediterranean.


From Turkey's spectacular capital, Queen Victoria can spirit you the length and breadth of the Mediterranean, and to further-flung destinations like Lisbon and Southampton.


Cruises from Kiel with Cunard offer direct travel to Southampton alongside excursions across Europe. Discover art, culture and history in the Mediterranean or experience the midnight sun in Iceland.

Le Havre

Embark on a journey that unlocks the Atlantic and delivers you to far flung shores. See New York’s bright lights, Central Park and Fifth Avenue, or explore hidden treasures, a little closer to home.


Discover magnificent Athens, the birthplace of ancient Greece, before embarking on a cruise that delivers you to diverse destinations in Greece, Italy, Spain and Gibraltar.

Departure ports in the USA and Canada

New York

Vibrant New York offers incredible history, culture, dining and shopping. From here you can cross the Atlantic, head south to the Caribbean, sail north to New England and Canada, or even embark on a World Voyage.


Join Queen Elizabeth in 2025 and 2026 as she explores the sun-kissed beauty of the Caribbean, with cruises sailing roundtrip from Miami. Embark from Florida in the heart of the action and make the most of your time exploring these idyllic tropical isles.


Cosmopolitan Seattle makes a great stepping-off point for Alaska, where some of the world’s most spectacular scenery and wildlife await. Or you could embark on an epic journey to Miami, taking in Central America, the Panama Canal and the Caribbean.


Few cities can boast a more beautiful setting than Vancouver, and from here you can cross the Pacific to Australia, visiting California, Hawaii and the South Pacific islands on your way.

San Francisco

Take in the storied sights and cultural diversity of San Francisco before embarking on the voyage of a lifetime. Cross the Pacific to Australia, transit the Panama Canal to Miami, or even make the epic journey to New York or Southampton.


Quebec is one of the oldest European cities in North America and is overflowing with history, culture, and great cuisine. It's perfect for a short break before discovering the unspoilt delights of Canada, or crossing the Atlantic via New York.

Fort Lauderdale

Start your holiday on the beaches of South Florida when you sail from Fort Lauderdale. Enjoy sightseeing attractions, waterway tours, day spas, sun-kissed beaches and shopping before crossing the Atlantic via Bermuda and the Azores.

Los Angeles

Spend a day or two exploring the City of Angels before embarking on an adventure that transports you to some of the world's most spectacular destinations, including Australia and the South Pacific, Asia and the Middle East.

Departure ports in Australia


Explore more of Australia’s golden coast, venture to Asia or embark on a round-the-world voyage. A Cunard cruise from Sydney unlocks extraordinary new destinations, creating memories that will last a lifetime.


Escape to Europe to discover Mediterranean beaches, Italian art and ancient Greek architecture. Explore more of Australia with a home ports cruise or journey to the Far East for a taste of the exotic in Asia.

Departure ports in Asia

Hong Kong

Sample Hong Kong's vibrant fusion of ancient custom and modern sophistication before joining your Cunard Queen for a journey which could take in the best of Asia, Australia, South Africa and the Middle East.


Enjoy Yokohama’s unique charm and culture, and perhaps take in the sights of Tokyo – just a short train ride away – before embarking on a cruise that uncovers Japan's treasures. You could even cross the Pacific to discover the timeless beauty of Alaska.


Vibrant, multicultural Singapore provides the perfect backdrop to a cruise of Asia's highlights, perhaps extending as far afield as Australia, South Africa or even Southampton.

Other departure ports


From Dubai's bustling metropolis, Cunard can take you across the world, to Asia and Australia, the Mediterranean, and even across the Atlantic to New York.

Cape Town

Blessed with one of the most beautiful settings in the world, Cape Town and its surrounding areas are a must-visit before embarking on your cruise north, calling at ports in Africa, the Canaries, Portugal and northern Europe.

San Antonio, Chile

Visit elegant Santiago, Chile's capital, before making the short journey to meet your Cunard Queen. Your cruise takes you along the stunning west coast of South America before transiting the Panama Canal to the Caribbean and crossing the Atlantic.

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