It's been a busy few weeks for the port of Southampton.

After a year with no cruise ship activity due to Covid, we've seen the glorious sight of cruise ships coming and going as if it was pre-2020.

From Anthem of the Seas to Britannia, Iona and Queen Elizabeth, ship-spotters have been blessed.

And even if you're not booked to go away on one of the magnificent vessels, it's a sure sign we're on a path to somewhere resembling normal - hopefully.

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Now, Cunard has announced more than 40 new voyages across its fleet in 2021 and 2022.

The ‘Overseas Escapes’ will range from two to 40 night sailings, visiting more than 49 destinations on board flagship Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth.

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Queen Mary 2 will resume her iconic transatlantic crossings in November, 2021 before sailing new short breaks in Western Europe followed by three winter sailings to the Caribbean.

Guests can enjoy the flexibility of embarking the Caribbean voyages from Southampton, New York, Fort Lauderdale or Hamburg with overnight calls in Bridgetown and Barbados as well as visiting St. Maarten and Dominica, St. Lucia and St. Kitts.

Queen Victoria will mark her return to sailing in April 2022 with three new roundtrip itineraries from Southampton, visiting 11 countries, treating guests to time ashore in destinations such as Copenhagen, Helsinki, Tallinn and Gdynia, together with overnight calls in Amsterdam, Lisbon and St Petersburg.

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Following her summer exploring Britain’s coastline, Queen Elizabeth will depart on a series of new sailings from Southampton to Western Europe followed by the Iberian Coast and the Atlantic Islands. Overnight port stays include Lisbon and Funchal as well as late departures from Malaga, offering time to experience these destinations after dark.

Cunard president, Simon Palethorpe, said, “We are delighted to announce these new voyages which will mark the full fleet’s return to sailing.

"Our guests have patiently waited to sail on their favourite Cunard Queen and our 2021 and 2022 itineraries offer a variety of exciting holidays to suit all combined with the impeccable White Star Service on board that makes a Cunard voyage so memorable.

"And for an additional reason to book, guests can take advantage of complimentary upgrade to a balcony stateroom when they book an inside or outside stateroom on selected voyages.”