Where have the Cunard ships gone?

The COVID-19 Pandemic led to a collapse of the global cruise industry. When the Cruise Pause started in March 2020, the world’s fleet of cruise ships went into lay up. This included Cunard.

Some ships are in ports across the world. Many of the world’s cruise ships are at anchor, in warm layup, off the coasts of the UK, Italy, the USA, Bahamas, Malaysia and many other locations.

From mid-2021, cruise lines started a gradual resumption of cruising. Cunard has been involved in this restart since August 2021.

Where is Queen Mary 2 now?

Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 completed her last passenger voyage in March 2020, disembarking passengers in Fremantle, Australia. She sailed back to the United Kingdom, arriving in April 2020. The QM2 was in warm layup off the coast of the UK since April 2020. In September 2021, the QM2 sailed to France for a refurbishment. She is expected to return to transatlantic crossings in late 2021.

Where is Queen Elizabeth now?

Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth was in Australia when the cruise ban came into effect. She sailed to the Philippines where the ship was laid up until July 2020. Queen Elizabeth later sailed to the UK. In August 2021 the Queen Elizabeth returned to passenger service, as the first Cunard ship to resume cruising during the COVID pandemic.

Where is Queen Victoria now?

Cunard’s Queen Victoria was completing a cruise to South America when the cruise pause came into effect in 2020. QV sailed from Florida to the UK in March 2020. The ship has remained in the UK, in warm layup off the southern coast of England and will not return to service until 2022.

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