Cruise Line Announces New Caribbean Destinations

In a significant expansion of its Caribbean offerings, Cunard Line has announced the addition of thirteen new cruises to Barbados, to be conducted between 2024 and 2026, primarily aboard the illustrious Queen Elizabeth.

This move marks a grand return for the Queen Elizabeth to Barbados after a nearly ten-year hiatus, promising travelers a renewed opportunity to explore one of the Caribbean’s most enchanting destinations.

The Queen Elizabeth, renowned for its luxury and elegance, will homeport in Miami for these voyages, with the inaugural roundtrip cruise embarking on October 16, 2025.

This 21-night journey will not only grace the shores of Barbados but also visit other captivating ports including Belize City, Belize; Puerto Plata/Amber Cove, Dominican Republic; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Tortola, British Virgin Islands; and Philipsburg, St. Maarten, among others.

Cunard’s commitment to luxury ocean travel is echoed in the words of Katie McAlister, President of Cunard, who expressed excitement about offering guests more opportunities to experience the stunning beauty of Barbados.

The Queen Elizabeth on Cruise Lines

“Barbados is one of the most beautiful destinations in the world,” McAlister stated, emphasizing the unique cultural experience that Bridgetown, the charming port of Barbados, offers to its visitors.

The series of Barbados-bound cruises will vary in duration, ranging from 12 to 21 nights, with further details set to be unveiled upon the itineraries’ official launch for sale on March 7, 2024.

These new offerings complement six previously announced cruises on board Queen Mary 2, Cunard’s flagship, and three cruises on board Queen Victoria, all of which include stops in Barbados, scheduled between 2024 and 2026.

In addition to these Caribbean adventures, Cunard’s fleet, including Queen Elizabeth, Queen Mary 2, and Queen Victoria, along with the soon-to-join Queen Anne, is gearing up for over 300 new voyages spanning from September 2025 to January 2027.

Before embarking on its Caribbean journey, Queen Elizabeth will delight passengers with a variety of other itineraries, including 12-to-14 night New Zealand and South Pacific Cruises, a 31-night voyage from Melbourne to Tokyo, and a series of sailings around Japan.

As the countdown to the Caribbean voyages begins, Queen Elizabeth will also partake in the 2024 Alaska Cruise season, offering 9-to-11 night cruises that can be coupled with pre- or post-cruise train tours in Canada in collaboration with the Rocky Mountaineer Train, before returning to Australia for the new year.

With this expansion, Cunard not only reaffirms its position as a pioneer of luxury ocean travel but also enriches its guests’ travel options, promising unforgettable experiences in the sun-soaked paradise of the Caribbean.

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