Cunard Announces History-Making Voyages Down Under

Posted October 6th, 2015

Not one, but three Queens will visit Australia in 2017. The Queen Lizzie won't be making an appearance, but luxury cruise liner Cunard's stellar line-up of ladies, Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth will all make their way Down Under on their worldwide journeys.

The very epitome of majesty and elegance, flagship Queen Mary 2 will set sail on two historic, regional jaunts from Sydney and Melbourne, giving Australians a chance to indulge in her luxurious offerings as part of her 118-night world voyage.

On a four-day roundtrip from Melbourne on February 18, 2017, Queen Mary 2 will visit Kangaroo Island for the first time. Cruisers whose pockets aren't quite deep enough for the entire trip can enjoy a taste of the luxe life on this close-to-home cruise from $1,169* per person twin share.

Discover the delights of Hobart

The 151,400-tonne liner will also be offering a special five-night cruise from Sydney to the Apple Isle on February 25, 2017. Passengers will dock in Port Arthur and Hobart, with fares starting at $1,469* per person twin share.

Queen Victoria will also make a splash on Australian shores during her 2017 world tour, with a voyage from Auckland to Wellington, which includes East Coast Australia. Starting at $3,819* per person twin share, the 13-night cruise will visit the Bay of Islands, Sydney, Melbourne and travel through Fiordland National Park.

The New Zealand loop will be a feature of Queen Victoria’s 120-night round world voyage, which will also see her spend five days cruising South America’s famous Amazon River and making maiden visits to Manaus and Santarem in Brazil.

The ship’s 64-night cruise from Southampton to Sydney via South America is priced from $17,429* per person double occupancy.

Cunard also revealed that Queen Victoria will make history in 2017, claiming the title of the largest ship ever to sail the mighty Amazon River, with a five-night cruise on the famous waterway as part of her global circumnavigation.

The mighty Queen Mary 2

In another history making moment, Queen Elizabeth will be making a maiden call to Papua New Guinea as part of her 120-night cruise. The esteemed 2000-guest liner will visit the beautiful waters of Alotau in Papua New Guinea on her way north to Japan from Sydney.

For the first time, Cunard’s world voyage program also includes a flight credit for guests who book a cruise from Southampton and New York to any Australia or New Zealand port.

Under the new offer, guests who book an inside, ocean view of balcony stateroom will enjoy a one-way economy flight while passengers who book a Princess Grill or Queens Grill suite will enjoy a one-way business class flight.

2017 World Voyage program is now on sale. To be part of any one of these history-making cruises, speak to your Cruiseabout consultant today.

Anna Howard

Give me street food over Michelin stars, cellar doors over wine bars and small towns and wide open spaces over big cities any day. Travel for me means ticking off the 'to eat and drink' list one regional flavour and wine bottle at a time.

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