The current (as of 8/25/20) Cunard pause in operations is significant even though it effects a small percentage of people compared to the bigger cruise lines. Cunard, owned by Carnival Corporation, caters to a very specific type of client who desires a luxury experience with a relatively small number of passengers, with impeccable service.
August 25, 2020: Cunard Extends Voluntary Suspension
As a result of the continuing impact of Covid-19, Cunard has extended its pause in operations to sailings up to March 25, 2021 for Queen Elizabeth, April 18, 2021 for Queen Mary 2 and May 16, 2021 for Queen Victoria. In addition to the pause in operations, all of Queen Elizabeth’s sailings due to depart between March 26, 2021 and December 13, 2021, in and around Australia, Japan and Alaska, will be cancelled. We will again be providing booked guests with the option to receive 125% FCC or 100% refund.