Two Queens, One City: Cunard Ships to Meet in Sydney This March, 2016

Posted March 3rd, 2016

In March last year, Cunard Line’s flagship Queen Mary 2 and her younger sister Queen Victoria descended on the spectacular Sydney Harbour in a show of elegance and power to celebrate the brand’s 175th anniversary. The event was commemorated by a photographic exhibition along the boardwalk at the Opera House that lasted for only 175 hours (or about a week). Named the OneSevenFive exhibition, there were 71 photographs on display shot by local photographer James Morgan that illustrated life on board the Cunard ships.

It was the first time that these two sister ships had jointly visited Sydney, and only the fourth time that the cruising hotspot has been visited by two of Cunard’s splendid ships at the same time. However, the city will be brought to a standstill again this year in March, when Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria sail into Sydney’s famous harbour.

The Voyage

The Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria will meet after both kicking off their world voyages in January this year. Passengers aboard both ships embarked in Southampton, United Kingdom and over the course of their cruise, are visiting a number of scenic and interesting destinations all over the globe.

Since departing the UK, the Queen Elizabeth has explored ports such as Madeira in Portugal, Gran Canaria in Spain, Walvis Bay in Namibia and Cape Town in South Africa. After docking in Sydney, the Queen Elizabeth will then return to Southampton via Asia and the Suez Canal - port destinations include Hong Kong, Yokohama, Nha Trang and Phuket. The voyage lasts for 121 nights.

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Meanwhile, the Queen Victoria headed westbound from Southampton through the Panama Canal to stop at exotic destinations such as Puerto Quetzal in Guatemala, Cartagena in Colombia and Oranjestad in Aruba, before heading to Sydney. From there, the Queen Victoria will go via Tasmania and Melbourne to New Zealand before heading to Southeast Asia and then bypassing South Africa as it makes its way home to Southampton.

The Cunard Experience

Cunard is one of the most elegant and famous cruise lines in the world, offering guests the chance to holiday in luxury on board their incredible ships. The Queen Mary 2 is the largest ocean liner in the world but all of Cunard’s ships are known for their White Star Service, where every aspect is taken into consideration to give guests unparalleled service and facilities. It’s because of this that you’ll almost feel as if you’ve travelled back in time on a Cunard ship, with heritage details that reference the ‘Golden Age’ of cruising in the 1930s. The amenities on board are top notch, with an array of impressive dining, entertainment, and wellbeing options available to passengers.

Want to get a piece of the action? Get started by booking a ticket on one of the next World Voyages aboard a Cunard ship. To get more information about cruising with Cunard or availability, call one of our friendly cruise consultants today on 1300 954 661.


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