March 13, 2017
(4 p.m. EDT) -- For the first time in more than 20 years, Cunard will sail Alaska voyages as part of its "Oceans of Discovery" program in 2019.
One of several newly announced "Grand Voyages" -- a 27-night cruise from Yokohama, Japan, to Vancouver, Canada, on Queen Elizabeth -- will feature calls on the Alaskan ports of Sitka, Kodiak, Anchorage, Juneau, Skagway, Icy Strait Point and Ketchikan.
Although the line has visited Alaska before, this will be the first time any of its current ships has called there.
Cunard also released details of other cruises from 2018 through May 2019, which will see the line's Queen Mary 2, Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria sailing to 49 different countries and 109 destinations, 21 of which are new and include ports in the Philippines, Japan and India.
Other highlights include Queen Victoria's world cruise, featuring a westbound circumnavigation via the Panama Canal, as well as stops in Hawaii, Samoa, New Zealand, Australia, Darwin, Vietnam, Hong Kong and Singapore, roundtrip from Southampton.
Meanwhile, Queen Mary 2 will focus on "Grand Voyages" and "Regions of the World" sailings, which will take passengers through the Mediterranean, Arabian Gulf, Indian Ocean and Far East.
Booking for these voyages opens to the public on March 29.
--By Ashley Kosciolek, Editor