Cunard 2009 World Cruises on The Most Famous Ocean Liners in the World

Queen Mary 2 and Queen Victoria World Cruises on Sale Today

Cunard announces the 2009 World Cruise itineraries for flagship Queen Mary 2 and the new Queen Victoria, where combining the legendary Cunard liner experience of tradition, elegance and grandeur with the adventure of circumnavigating the globe remains a time-honored tradition. When Cunard set out to chart its world cruise destinations, it drew upon an 85-year tradition dating back to 1922, when it first pioneered the concept of world cruising.

In 2009 both liners will undertake their second world cruise and offer a multitude of voyage options packaged with a variety of early booking incentives, additional savings bonuses and amenities for independent and group guests. Queen Mary 2 and Queen Victoria will explore the globe during voyages of 90 and 99 days, meeting in Ft. Lauderdale for a Cunard Royal RendezvousTM on January 13, 2009.

Queen Mary 2 adds eight days and eight more ports for her 90-day Epic Expedition from Ft. Lauderdale to New York, stopping on four continents. Queen Victoria will sail a 99-day Exploration of Distant Horizons, departing from New York to Southampton with stops in 37 ports across five continents.

“Cunard ships are legendary,” says Carol Marlow, president of Cunard Line, “and when combined with a circumnavigation of the globe calling on some of the world’s most exotic and intriguing ports, the experience becomes an unparalleled adventure. When we set out to create a world cruise itinerary, we seek to introduce our guests, many of whom are regular Cunard world cruisers, to fascinating new destinations that offer enchanted experiences. These 2009 itineraries are no exception.”