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Cunard’s Queen Victoria Begins Debut Americas Season with Transit Through the Historic Panama Canal in Early 2011 with 11, 15, and 17-day Voyage Savings of up to $1,600*

Coming off the heels of Cunard Line’s historic Royal Rendezvous on 13 January 2011, when all three Queens – Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria and the newly launched Queen Elizabeth – will sail into New York harbour on the same day, Queen Victoria debuts her Americas Season for sailings through the Panama Canal, visiting ports between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, including Aruba, Mexico and Los Angeles. This season’s 11-, 15- and 17-day voyages begin in New York, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Los Angeles, respectively, with each voyage making a transit through the famous locks of the Panama Canal. A special offer is available on early bookings for these voyages, with savings of up to $1,600 per balcony stateroom.*

Depending on the voyage itinerary, guests can enjoy the best of both coasts, including exotic locales such as Acapulco, Curaçao and St. Thomas:

-  Panama Canal Treasures, departs 13 January 2011 from New York, calling on Fort Lauderdale, Oranjestad (Aruba), Panama Canal transit, Puntarenas (Costa Rica), Huatulco (Mexico), Acapulco (Mexico), Manzanillo (Mexico) and Los Angeles

-  Panama Canal Adventure, departs 3 March 2011 from Los Angeles, with stops in Cabo San Lucas (Mexico), Puerto Vallarta (Mexico), Ixtapa (Mexico), Puerto Quetzal (Guatemala), Panama City (Panama), Panama Canal transit, Willemstad (Curaçao) and Fort Lauderdale

-  Roundtrip Panama Canal, departs roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale on 18 March 2011, calling on Charlotte Amalie (St. Thomas), Philipsburg (St. Maarten), St. George’s (Grenada), Bonaire (Antilles) and a partial transit of the Panama Canal

For more information about Queen Victoria or to book a voyage, consult your travel professional, call toll-free 1-800-7-CUNARD or go to

* Save up to $1,600 per stateroom is based on double occupancy and reflects typical savings in Balcony categories off Early Booking Fares on Panama Canal voyages 11-days or longer. Savings may not apply to all staterooms and vary by sailing. Early Booking Fares are initial offering fares and may not have resulted in sales in the past 90 days. Intermediate discounts may have been taken and fares may remain at a discounted level after this promotion.

About Cunard Line 

Cunard Line, operator of the luxury ocean liners Queen Mary 2 and Queen Victoria, has long been synonymous with the quest for new discoveries and the epitome of British refinement since the company’s first paddle-wheeled steamer, Britannia, crossed the Atlantic in 1840. Cunard voyages bring together like-minded travellers who seek a civilised adventure and relish the Cunard hallmarks of impeccable White Star ServiceTM, gourmet dining and world-class entertainment. Today, Cunard offers the only regularly scheduled Transatlantic liner service and continues the legacy of world cruising which it began in 1922. Queen Elizabeth joins the fleet in October 2010.