Cunard announced that it will spend a full season in Alaska from June through September 2020 on the newly-refit Queen Elizabeth.
Cunard is making its return to Alaska in May 2019, and due to high demand, the luxury cruise line is doubling its program in 2020. This expanded program will offer 10 roundtrip voyages out of Vancouver ranging from nine to 12 nights and one getaway cruise to San Francisco for an overnight stay on Independence Day. Each Alaska voyage will feature destinations along the Pacific Northwest coast of Alaska and British Columbia with more time spent in ports such as Skagway, Juneau, Ketchikan, and Sitka. In addition, the voyages offer scenic cruising in the narrow waterways of the Inside Passage, the Hubbard Glacier and Sawyer Glacier’s twin fjords, Tracy Arm and Endicott Arm. Passengers also have the opportunity to combine voyages together, including the Alaska roundtrips, the Independence Day cruise and the North Pacific crossings from Yokohama or to Tokyo.
The 2020 itineraries include the 10-day Alaska Voyage sailing roundtrip from Vancouver on June 2-12; the Independence Day Celebration, which offers a 3-day sailing from Vancouver to San Francisco with an overnight in port; the San Francisco to Vancouver sailing departing on July 5 for a 16-day voyage; and the 29-day Vancouver to Tokyo journey departing on Aug. 29.
Cunard is also currently offering early booking benefits to guests who book fares by Feb. 28, 2019. Those booking Britannia accommodations on voyages seven nights or longer will receive onboard credits of up to $600 per stateroom, and third and fourth guests in the same stateroom will pay only $100 pp. Grill Suite guests booking voyages of seven nights or more before the February deadline will receive onboard credits of up to $2,000 per stateroom, a free drinks package, and free gratuities, plus third and fourth guests in the same stateroom pay $500 pp. Use promo codes ZED/ZEB in order to access these early booking benefits.