The Queen Elizabeth has kicked off Cunard’s return to Alaska after arriving in its west coast homeport of Vancouver, Canada.
The ship will sail four ten-night round-trip voyages out of Vancouver in 2019, and ten more in 2020.
To celebrate this inaugural season, captain Inger Klein Thorhauge, master of Queen Elizabeth, along with Simon Palethorpe, president, and Josh Leibowitz, senior vice president, North America, of Cunard, welcomed on board dignitaries from the Port of Vancouver for a traditional plaque and key ceremony, welcoming the ship to the city.
It was also announced that Cunard will visit the awe-inspiring Glacier Bay during its 2020 Alaska voyages.
Cunard’s 2019 programme runs May through June and, due to popular demand, the company has doubled its Alaska programme in 2020, offering a full season from June through September.
All voyages are roundtrip out of Vancouver ranging from nine to 12 nights and one getaway voyage to San Francisco for an overnight stay on July 4th, 2020.
“We are thrilled to launch our inaugural Alaska season in Vancouver,” said Palethorpe.
“Alaska is one of the world’s most inspiring destinations, and our guests now have the opportunity to sail into this spectacular region while enjoying the luxury and style of a Cunard ship.
“With Glacier Bay added to our 2020 Alaska itineraries, our guests will have an even more dramatic front-row seat from which to witness the immense beauty of the region.”