|Queen Elizabeth worldwide cruise 2017|
Kicking off Jan. 7, 2017, the journey aboard the 2,068-passenger Queen Elizabeth will start in Southampton, England and conclude at the same port on May 8.
The ship will traverse a westerly route around the world, starting with a trans-Atlantic trip to New York, down to Fort Lauderdale, then through the Panama Canal to the Pacific Ocean. Along the way, travelers will dock at 39 ports in several countries including the shores of Mexico, Hawaii, Samoa, Tonga, New Zealand, Australia, Japan, China, Vietnam, Singapore and Malaysia, as well as Sri Lanka, and the Seychelles.
The final leg of the trip will take cruisers through several African ports including South Africa, Namibia, Cape Verde, and more before returning to England.
The voyage will also include a first for the Cunard fleet—a visit to Alotau, Papua New Guinea.