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#41
Iowa
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The 2019 schedule from June 2019 onward is now posted on Cunard's US web site.

Many of the itineraries suffer from the stuttering problem we have seen in the past. For example, the itinerary for QM2's "Grand North American Independence Day Celebration" (voyage M918F) is listed as "Southampton, Southampton, New York, New York, Halifax, Halifax, Boston, Boston, Boston, Boston, Newport, Newport, New York, New York, Southampton". Also for whatever reason, I don't see the 7-day portion of this voyage (round trip from New York, June 30-July 7, 2019) offered as a separate voyage as it certainly will be offered eventually. So we seem to have some teething pains with the schedule as currently presented on the US web site.

Also, nothing shown for QE in June, 2019 on the US web site either. Clearly Cunard is intending to announce those details at a later date, based on what is stated in the brochure on the UK web site as first reported by WillH. No brochure yet on the US web site. For those without access to the brochure on the UK web site, here is how the pages are worded concerning the QE Alaska itineraries.

Welcome to Alaska.

Join us in exploring glaciers, wildlife, national parks
and dramatic scenery on a series of Alaska
cruises in May and June 2019.


Standing on deck of Queen Elizabeth, you’ll appreciate the vastness of the
landscapes in these icy northern reaches, where the sun barely sinks from sight
in the summer months. You’ll pass enormous turquoise-hued glaciers
and sail into the beautiful fjords that ancient
glaciers have left behind.

Register
your interest

at www.cunard.com/Alaska
and we’ll send you the cruise
details and fares as soon as
they are available.

Edit: Yes, that link to "www.cunard.com/Alaska" does not work (at least not yet). As WillH pointed out, the correct link is to "www.cunard.co.uk/Alaska" and that does not work from the US.
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#42
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Gutted. We'd bought a FCD on our last trip knowing we couldn't do 2018, but summer 2019 we would. We're stuck with school holidays (no kids, but I have a teacher!) but there's nothing grabbing us. We've done the Atlantic, Norway and Iceland recently and fancied the some sun, but we can't as there's nothing actually in the school holidays. Oh well, it's only £50 each down the drain, but I won't make that mistake again.

Only sailed with Cunard, maybe it's time to take a look at other lines
#43
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Originally posted by steeler33
Gutted. We'd bought a FCD on our last trip knowing we couldn't do 2018, but summer 2019 we would. We're stuck with school holidays (no kids, but I have a teacher!) but there's nothing grabbing us. We've done the Atlantic, Norway and Iceland recently and fancied the some sun, but we can't as there's nothing actually in the school holidays. Oh well, it's only £50 each down the drain, but I won't make that mistake again.

Only sailed with Cunard, maybe it's time to take a look at other lines
Are FCDs transferable ? If so, we'd be interested in taking them off your hands


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#44
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I'm pretty sure they aren't
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#45
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Originally posted by Host Hattie
I'm pretty sure they aren't
Bah humbug

Yup just checked the T&Cs


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#46
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I have decided I want to do the QM2 trip in July going to New York via Liverpool, Iceland and Canada. Now to convince everyone else that this is a good idea.
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#47
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Originally posted by Lanky Lad
I have decided I want to do the QM2 trip in July going to New York via Liverpool, Iceland and Canada. Now to convince everyone else that this is a good idea.
I have been looking longingly at that voyage combined with the earlier eastbound crossing to make for a 21-day round trip from New York. Now to convince my bank account that this is a good idea!

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#48
Iowa
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Anyone from the UK noticing that all the new 2019 voyages seem to have disappeared from the Cunard UK web site? I've just been popping over occassionally to look at the UK site to compare it to the US site, and this is what I am seeing on the UK site when I do a cruise search by date.



Seems to have been like this for the last 24 hours or so. They tease with "Preview our new 2019 cruises" on the home page, but then when you try to drill down to look at any of the specific cruises they are previewing, the typical result is "No cruises found".

Now I understand the new 2019 voyages aren't actually on sale yet and Cunard still have time to get this sorted, but it doesn't seem to give a great first impression of their 2019 voyage launch. Unless those of you in the UK aren't seeing this.

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John
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#49
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The CUNARD website is all over the place. Cruises are there, then they disappear, the transatlantic crossings randomly display prices with or without flights, it's actually a mess.
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#50
Iowa
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Originally posted by Bedruthen
The CUNARD website is all over the place. Cruises are there, then they disappear, the transatlantic crossings randomly display prices with or without flights, it's actually a mess.
Interesting. The US Cunard web site isn't without its glitches, but most (if not all) of the new 2019 voyages are there to be viewed and even priced at this point. Not sure why the UK site seems to be so much more problematic at this point. Oh well.

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#51
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Originally posted by steeler33
Gutted. We'd bought a FCD on our last trip knowing we couldn't do 2018, but summer 2019 we would. We're stuck with school holidays (no kids, but I have a teacher!) but there's nothing grabbing us. We've done the Atlantic, Norway and Iceland recently and fancied the some sun, but we can't as there's nothing actually in the school holidays. Oh well, it's only £50 each down the drain, but I won't make that mistake again.

Only sailed with Cunard, maybe it's time to take a look at other lines


I'm pretty sure if you phone Cunard and explain that you purchased the FCD in good faith but now their itineraries have been published there is nothing that you fancy they will refund your FCD. Give it a go there's nothing to lose.......also it lets them know that there are still some people who want to fly cruise during the summer holidays.

I know it states that it's not refundable on the info but I have been told differently


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#52
London
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Originally posted by Lanky Lad
I have decided I want to do the QM2 trip in July going to New York via Liverpool, Iceland and Canada. Now to convince everyone else that this is a good idea.
I have convinced myself that it's a very good idea! Will probably book early to get the single cabin I want.

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#53
Brighton
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Joined Jan 2010
Has anyone noticed that it looks like the ships have been slowed down yet again. What is presently a17 day Mediterranean cruise for 2019 becomes a 19 day cruise with the same number of ports. Soon it will be taking three days to reach Lisbon. When I first started cruising we left Southampton on say a Saturday early afternoon and reached Lisbon Monday morning.
#54
Mississauga, Canada
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Joined Oct 2000
Originally posted by Lanky Lad
I have decided I want to do the QM2 trip in July going to New York via Liverpool, Iceland and Canada. Now to convince everyone else that this is a good idea.
This voyage appeals to me as well. If we take it, we will sacrifice the last two nights and disembark in Halifax as we did three years ago from a six-night crossing. One of the Vancouver-Alaska cruises is equally tempting. We couldn't possibly do both.
#55
uk
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Joined Mar 2014
Originally posted by Hoveto
Has anyone noticed that it looks like the ships have been slowed down yet again. What is presently a17 day Mediterranean cruise for 2019 becomes a 19 day cruise with the same number of ports. Soon it will be taking three days to reach Lisbon. When I first started cruising we left Southampton on say a Saturday early afternoon and reached Lisbon Monday morning.

14 day Med with QV now has 6 ports instead of 7 as previous
#56
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Joined Mar 2014
Originally posted by david,Mississauga
This voyage appeals to me as well. If we take it, we will sacrifice the last two nights and disembark in Halifax as we did three years ago from a six-night crossing. One of the Vancouver-Alaska cruises is equally tempting. We couldn't possibly do both.

might see you aboard then, all 2019 cruises now on UK site, one UK TA has 28th July departure from NY as transatlantic fashion week, true or not?
#57
Iowa
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Joined Mar 2010
Originally posted by sogne
might see you aboard then, all 2019 cruises now on UK site, one UK TA has 28th July departure from NY as transatlantic fashion week, true or not?
Cunard is indicating that the eastbound crossing 28 July - 4 August, 2019 (voyage M922) will be the 2019 Transatlantic Fashion Week voyage in the new brochure available for downloading on the UK site. A bit odd that they haven't indicated as such in the voyage description on their site though. When you retrieve that particular voyage on the Cunard site it's just called "Eastbound Transatlantic Crossing".

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John
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#58
Iowa
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Originally posted by bluemarble
Cunard is indicating that the eastbound crossing 28 July - 4 August, 2019 (voyage M922) will be the 2019 Transatlantic Fashion Week voyage in the new brochure available for downloading on the UK site. A bit odd that they haven't indicated as such in the voyage description on their site though. When you retrieve that particular voyage on the Cunard site it's just called "Eastbound Transatlantic Crossing".
By the way, if you choose to "Preview our new 2019 cruises" from Cunard's home page, select the "Special event cruises" category, and then select "Transatlantic Fashion Week. 2018 & 2019", it provides a paragraph about the "Special guests in 2019" but does not provide the dates for the 2019 voyage. Then the accompanying link to "Choose Stateroom Fares & Types" actually takes you to voyage M905, a China and Korea 14-night voyage, 19 February - 5 March, 2019. So still some glitches to work out on that one.
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#59
Staffordshire
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Joined Sep 2010
Originally posted by sogne
14 day Med with QV now has 6 ports instead of 7 as previous
It's a policy also being done by P&O less port fees to pay, save on fuel costs and extra day at sea purchasing drink etc. on the ship.
#60
Brooksville FL
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Joined Apr 2009
The QM2 Annual Independence Day Cruise , NYC r/t for 2019 will be a 7 nighter instead of the always too short 5 nighter .
June 30th 2019 sailing date .