(12:30 p.m. EST) -- Cunard Line has announced it will be returning to Alaska in 2022 after cancelling the 2021 Alaska cruise season in favor of keeping its Queen Elizabeth on sailings closer to the UK.
The 2,092-passenger Queen Elizabeth will return to Vancouver, British Columbia for an admittedly short season of Alaskan cruises in 2022, with sailings running in June and July.
The 10-night voyages will call on Juneau, Haines, Ketchikan, Sitka, and Victoria, British Columbia. They will also stop at Hubbard Glacier and Glacier Bay National Park. A one-off, 13-night voyage from Vancouver to San Francisco, via Alaska, will depart on July 11, 2022.
Queen Elizabeth will then set sail through the Panama Canal to the Mediterranean for a series of seven and 14-night voyages departing from Barcelona.
Queen Mary 2
In 2022, Cunard's iconic flagship, Queen Mary 2, will continue its tradition of offering weeklong transatlantic crossings between New York and Southampton, England. These iconic journeys offer seven days at sea crossing the open Atlantic and are among the line's most popular sailings.
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Cunard will also send Queen Mary 2 to Norway's North Cape for the first time, spending three days in the arctic city of Tromso along with calls in Bergen, Trondheim, Alesund, and Stavanger, Norway.
Queen Victoria, meanwhile, will offer a series of short four-night cruises from Southampton. A variety of ports of call are offered, including visits to Amsterdam, Rotterdam, and St. Peter Port in the Channel Islands.
“We are delighted to offer such a broad range of voyages in 2022 from four-night European city breaks to week-long fly-cruises in the Mediterranean to a five-week adventure sailing from Alaska to Spain," said Cunard president Simon Palethorpe.
“There has been high demand for our 2021 voyages so we know how much our guests are anticipating travelling again on Cunard’s iconic ships with many future highlights including a welcome return to Alaska."
Cunard's 2022 voyages are now open for booking.