Cunard Line have cancelled two Queen Victoria sailings due to moving her planned refit forward by almost a year.
Originally scheduled for drydock in December 2015, the work has been moved forward to replace one of the ship's propulsion units. Popular ship Queen Victoria will now be brought to the Blohm and Voss shipyard in Hamburg in December 2014 to begin an extensive refurbishment.
During this time she will gain nine single cabins, re-modelling of the casino, flat screen televisions in all rooms, more shade on the lido deck and a new filtration system fitted.
A future cruise credit is being offered to all guests booked onto the two sailings that have been cancelled and full refunds given on any money paid.
Angus Struthers, Director of Cunard Cruise Line said "While we are sorry to be cancelling the two cruises, we are looking forward to welcoming all those affected back aboard a Cunard ship in the near future, perhaps on Queen Victoria or Queen Elizabeth, both of which will be sailing in 2015 fresh from their make-overs. Queen Victoria’s multi-million pound refit will ensure this much-loved ship remains in tip-top condition for her world cruise in 2015 and beyond."