Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth: New Caribbean Itineraries from Miami in 2025

One of Cunard Line's accommodations on Queen Elizabeth, which will sail new Caribbean itineraries starting in fall 2025. Photo by Cunard Line.

The cruise industry’s version of royalty — one of Cunard Line’s elegant “queens” — will arrive in South Florida to operate new Caribbean itineraries in 2025. The 2,081-passenger Queen Elizabeth will homeport at Miami to operate 33 voyages between September 2025 and April 2026.

So, for Cunard loyalists, it’s a regal, new option. It’s also a good choice for those travelers who’d like to check out Cunard, yet sail from a convenient southeastern U.S. port.

Queen Elizabeth will sail new, nine- to 21-night Caribbean voyages. Guests will sail to warm weather destinations to visit ancient ruins, centuries-old rum distilleries, and pristine beaches.

Look for port calls in Barbados, St. Lucia, Jamaica, and other destinations.

(Photo above shows a suite on Cunard Line’s Queen Elizabeth. Photo by Cunard Line.)

New Caribbean Itineraries: Queen Elizabeth’s Miami Cruises

Katie McAlister, Cunard Line’s president, says that the new Caribbean program will give guests “expanded opportunities to delve into this tropical region while experiencing the unparalleled luxury of sailing aboard a Cunard ship.”

For example, one 21-nightCaribbean Celebration” (Q535A) will sail to Castries, St. Lucia; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Roatan, Honduras; Tortola, B.V.I.; and Cozumel, Mexico. It will also call at destinations in Jamaica, Antigua and Barbados.

One holiday season highlight? Guests will spend the day of Christmas Eve discovering Bridgetown’s UNESCO-listed old town.

The gorgeous grand staircase of Queen Elizabeth. Photo by MacKintosh Photo, courtesy of Cunard Line.
(The gorgeous grand staircase of Queen Elizabeth offers a sense of elegance, luxury and the past “Golden Age of Cruising,” yet in a modern way. Photo by MacKintosh Photo, courtesy of Cunard Line.)

Departing in November 2025, a separate, 12-night “Eastern Caribbean” voyage (Q533) from Miami will visit picturesque ports fringed with unspoiled beaches and palm trees. Guests can immerse themselves in Puerto Rico’s vibrant culture, Antigua’s colorful streets, and the underwater marine world offshore from St. Lucia.

So far, that’s what we know. Cunard will release more details including pricing when these and many other new voyages open for sale to the public.

New Caribbean Itineraries and More 

In total, more than 300 new voyages are planned for the four Cunard ships in late 2025 through 2027. Those include cruises operated by Cunard’s flagship Queen Mary 2, its newest vessel Queen Anne, setting sail this April, as well as Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth.

The Britannia Restaurant on Queen Mary 2 exudes elegance, Art Deco styling and an aura of the Golden Age of Cruising. Photo by Cunard.
(The Britannia Restaurant on Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 is a throwback to the “Golden Age of Cruising.” Photo by Cunard Line.)

In total, the four ships will call at 184 unique destinations around the globe. That encompasses 70 countries and 108 UNESCO World Heritage sites. The new program will give guests maximum time in ports. For instance, Cunard plans 37 overnight port calls and 66 late-evening departures.

If you’re a port collector, it’s good to know that the 2025-2027 schedules will also offer five maiden port calls. Those will include Kona, Hawaii; Roatan, Honduras; Dakar, Senegal; Miami, FL; and Molde, Norway.

Full World Voyages

“We are incredibly excited to have both Queen Anne and Queen Mary 2 offer full World Voyages in 2026,” says Cunard’s McAlister. Those voyages will include such cultural capitals as New York City; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Dubai; and Melbourne, Australia.

In addition, guests will, for the first time ever, have the opportunity to transit the Panama Canal on Queen Mary 2. 

For Cunard’s official press release about those and other new voyages including Cunard’s new Caribbean itineraries, here’s a link to the line’s official press release. It also provides details about when World Club members can book full World Voyages and World Voyages’ segments.

New Caribbean Itineraries: Reservations Timeline

As for the Caribbean season voyages from Miami, “those are available for World Club members to book starting at 1 p.m. on March 6, 2024,” according to Shelby Steudle, president, Pavlus Travel. “Then, all voyages including those from Miami will open for sale to the general public starting at 1 p.m. on March 7, 2024.”

Cunard's new Queen Anne will have a multi-level Grand Lobby. Photo by Cunard Line.
(Cunard’s new Queen Anne will have a multi-level Grand Lobby. Photo by Cunard Line.)

“So, contact your personal travel planner today to ask questions and tell us about your interests and preferences,” Steudle says. “This way, when sales officially open, your advisor can handle the booking. In turn, you can relax and look forward to your vacation.”

Cunard currently has three ships, with the fourth, Queen Anne, entering service in 2024. This year is the first time since 1999 that Cunard will have four ships in simultaneous service.

The line fields a unique cruise product — modern, luxurious and yet sporting a throwback aura to the industry’s “Golden Age of Cruising.” In addition, on Queen Mary 2’s transatlantic voyages between New York and Southampton, U.K., guests can even book passage for their pet. The Meandering Traveler covered that topic in a past blog.

And for 2025-2026, travelers will have many new Caribbean itineraries. We’re happy to see a full range of close-to-home options from PortMiami. The sun-drenched Caribbean awaits for those eager to sail Cunard from a new U.S. homeport.

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