Duration
22 Nights
Fitness
Relaxed
Travel
13 Feb 2020
Destination
Sydney
A magical sweep between two great cities. Leaving Singapore, you’ll discover two visions of Vietnam the Indonesia. Darwin, the Whitsunday Islands and Brisbane lead to an overnight finale in Sydney.

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Treat yourself to the elegance and refinery of luxury Cunard cruising
  • Encounter fascinating marine life at Great Barrier Reef and in Bitung
  • Explore intriguing sights such as Singapore‘s Gardens by the Bay, Hong Kong markets, Jade Emperor Pagoda in Ho Chi Minh City and many more

HOLIDAY INCLUDES
22 Night Singapore to Sydney Cruise on Cunard’s Queen Mary 2
All meals onboard
Daily activities including sporting facilities, theatre and live music, guest speakers and more
Range of optional shore excursions and additional packages

SAIL DATE
  • Departs 13 Feb 2020

ITINERARY – BRISBANE TO SINGAPORE CRUISE
  • Day 1: Thu 13 Feb – Singapore
  • Day 2: Fri 14 Feb – At Sea
  • Day 3: Sat 15 Feb – Ho Chi Minh City (tours from Phu My), Vietnam
  • Day 4: Sun 16 Feb – Nha Trang, Vietnam
  • Day 5: Mon 17 Feb – At Sea
  • Day 6: Tue 18 Feb – Hong Kong, China
  • Day 7: Wed 19 Feb – Hong Kong, China
  • Day 8: Thu 20 Feb – At Sea
  • Day 9: Fri 21 Feb – At Sea
  • Day 10: Sat 22 Feb – At Sea
  • Day 11: Sun 23 Feb – Bitung, Indonesia
  • Day 12: Mon 24 Feb – At Sea
  • Day 13: Tue 25 Feb – At Sea
  • Day 14: Wed 26 Feb – Darwin, Australia
  • Day 15: Thu 27 Feb – At Sea
  • Day 16: Fri 28 Feb – At Sea
  • Day 17: Sat 29 Feb – At Sea
  • Day 18: Sun 01 Mar – Whitsunday Island (tours from Airlie Beach)
  • Day 19: Mon 02 Mar – At Sea
  • Day 20: Tue 03 Mar – Brisbane, Australia
  • Day 21: Wed 04 Mar – At Sea
  • Day 22: Thu 05 Mar – Sydney, Australia
  • Day 23: Fri 06 Mar – Sydney, Australia
For full itinerary information CLICK HERE
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FINE PRINT 
  • Valid for travel: 13 Feb 2020
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  • All prices are subject to change at any time without notice
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  • Travel insurance not included, customers are advised to purchase appropriate cover.
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Thu 13 Feb - Singapore

Departs 17:00 Among the one of the world’s busiest ports and prosperous cities, Singapore is full of culture, history and excitement, where you are welcome to enjoy a tropical climate and multicultural population. At its colonial core is Padang, a cricket field since the 1830s now flanked by the 18 Corinthian columns of City Hall. In Chinatown stands the oddly named but beautiful Buddha Tooth Relic Temple. The first settlement known as Singapore was formed in the late 13th century on the banks of the Singapore River. This served as the only port at the southern end of the Strait of Malacca, thriving in its infancy before its role as an international trading port declined by the 15th century. Singapore’s main settlement and port were later destroyed in the early 17th century, with no significant settlement or functionality present here until Sir Stamford Raffles landed on the island in 1819. Raffles established a new settlement and international port for Britain, keen to draw in traders from Asia and Europe. The Chinese began to set up trading houses on the river’s south bank and lower reaches, while the British resided on the upper reaches of the river. Singapore thrived and continued to do so when it ceased to be part of the British Empire in 1963, despite small setbacks in trade up until the 1990s, when the port once again became a key player. A remarkable combination of history, culture, modernised ideals and tropical climate contribute to Singapore’s diverse and prosperous character. Business is booming, with the towering skyscrapers and big brands residing in the Central Business District proving a powerful nod to this. This is the area most visitors should start exploring during their Port of Singapore cruise given that the river forms the central artery of Singapore. Beyond the business are several intriguing attractions centred round where Raffles founded his colony. Do not miss Cavenagh Bridge, the city’s oldest bridge, constructed in 1869. Take a look at the grand Fullerton Hotel, once the General Post Office building. Along the front of the river are a number of traditional shop houses in which today restaurants and bars are located. You cannot leave Singapore without tasting its famous chilli crab or sipping on a Singapore sling, and this is the best area to do so. Marina Bay continues the theme of flamboyance and fortune, crowned by the incredible architecture of the Marina Bay Sands Hotel. From here you will enjoy the best view of the Central Business District, further enhanced by a nightly fountain and light show along the river itself. Do not miss the Gardens by the Bay behind the hotel, especially if you fancy some serenity amid the busy city. Chinatown and Little India bring another example of Singapore’s diversity to the table, home to wonderful authentic eateries and some stunning temples. In Chinatown, the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple is the star of the show. While in Little India, a visit to the Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple will allow you to discover the district’s oldest and busiest temple.
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Fri 14 Feb - At Sea

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Sat 15 Feb - Ho Chi Minh City (tours from Phu My), Vietnam

Arrives 07:00 – Departs 17:00 The port of Phu Mey is one of Vietnam’s culinary centres, and your gateway to exploring history-rich Ho Chi Minh City and the seaside resort of Vung Tau. The vibrancy and history offered is enticing. Still fondly known as Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City is a continuous whirl of the aroma of fresh noodles, the sight of orange-garbed monks and the buzzing of scooters, all in a French colonial backdrop. Pronounced “Foo Me”, Phu My is the closest port to Ho Chi Minh City, also known as Saigon by the locals. The fastest, safest and simplest way to reach the city is by bus, through one of our shore excursions. The journey takes around an hour and a half, meaning you can dock in the morning and be exploring the legendary Ho Chi Minh City by early afternoon. Ho Chi Minh City is a dazzling metropolis which moves at a merciless pace, as energetic as Hong Kong and as sleepless as New York. The best way to enjoy the chaos is simply to allow yourself to be swept along with it, and immerse yourself in the city and its culture. It is a place where contrasts sit easily side by side with neither jostling for prime position; you will find vertigo-inducing skyscrapers like the Bitexo Financial Tower, but also sprawling markets like Ben Tanh snaking through alleys. The everyday heartbeat of the city is set to a soundtrack of a thousand motorbikes and mopeds making short work of the streets. There is plenty to do and see during your time in Ho Chi Minh City on a Phu My cruise. Why not start by exploring the Jade Emperor Pagoda, built in 1909 for the Supreme Taoist God. It is an incredibly and ornately decorated multi-faith temple, brimming with statues, figures and carvings. Next, head along to Nha Hong Ngon, where you will find some of Vietnam’s best street food in bustling and atmospheric surroundings. Finally, no visit to Ho Chi Minh City is complete without a visit to The History Museum – which houses a diverse spectrum of artefacts which effectively chronicle the history of vibrant Vietnam. Discovering a beach paradise at Vung Tau Phu My is also a great base to access Vung Tau, which is around 45 minutes away. When you feel like some headspace after the busy Ho Chi Minch City, Vung Tau provides some idyllic respite. Surrounded by the ocean on three sides and home to impressive colonial buildings, it is the perfect place to reflect and relax. Set on a gorgeous, arching peninsula, this bright and vibrant beach town is a world away from the smog and heat of the cities. If you can tear yourself away from the beach, there is plenty more to do and see in Vung Tau. Check out the lighthouse, built in 1910 by the French, which offers a unique and panoramic view out over Vung Tau. There is also the Worldwide Arms Museum – a surprising and fascinating find on the backstreets of Vung Tau. This is where you will find a vast collection of military uniforms and weaponry from the world over. Even if you are not particularly interested in warfare history, there is plenty to see and appreciate here on your cruise to Phu My.
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Sun 16 Feb - Nha Trang, Vietnam

Arrives 08:00 – Departs 18:00 Extravagance is the theme among the fabulous millionaire mansions built in Renaissance, Rococo, French and Victorian style atop Newport’s cliffs. Its yacht-filled harbor has hosted the America’s Cup. With a population of 300,000, Nha Trang still retains its small-town atmosphere and is well known for the friendliness of the locals. Take a ride on the cable cars or stroll along fine beaches below.
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Mon 17 Feb - At Sea

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Tue 18 Feb - Hong Kong, China

Arrives 08:00 Contradiction is part of Hong Kong’s attraction. While the city buzzes with modern commerce, soaring skyscrapers and sophistication, it remains a place of ancient beliefs and intriguing local customs.
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Wed 19 Feb - Hong Kong, China

Departs 20:00 Amid the sky-high buildings, discover the small gilded shrines, the endless market stalls of salted eggs, squid, medicines and remedies, and the red-sailed junks and sampans of the harbour.
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Thu 20 Feb - At Sea

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Fri 21 Feb - At Sea

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Sat 22 Feb - At Sea

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Sun 23 Feb - Bitung, Indonesia

Arrives 08:00 – Departs 18:00 On the north coast of the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia lies Bitung, known for its incredibly vibrant, varied and often-bizarre marine life that thrive in its coastal waters. Nature lovers welcome! Tangkoko Batuangus Nature Reserve is just an hour’s drive away, or you can ‘muck dive for sea slugs’ from Bitung. Swimming with these creatures is a joy and despite the name, they’re actually snails.
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Mon 24 Feb - At Sea

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Tue 25 Feb - At Sea

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Wed 26 Feb - Darwin, Australia

Arrives 08:00 – Departs 17:00 Situated on the remote northern shores of Australia’s ‘Top End,’ balmy Darwin has matured from its early days as a true frontier settlement to become a welcoming, lively and multicultural modern city. The region’s history is long and full of drama, from its Aboriginal heritage to World War 2 air raids and the devastating Cyclone Tracy. It’s all here in the excellent museums and galleries.
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Thu 27 Feb - At Sea

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Fri 28 Feb - At Sea

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Sat 29 Feb - At Sea

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Sun 01 Mar - Whitsunday Island (tours from Airlie Beach)

Arrives 08:00 – Departs 18:00 Located in the lovely tropical state of Queensland, Australia, Airlie Beach is famed for being the gateway to the Whitsunday Islands. But it’s much more than a stopover towards the Great Barrier Reef. The largest town on the Whitsunday Coast, Airlie Beach enjoys the same tropical feel as the neighbouring islands, but with the bonus of shopping, dining, pampering and nightlife. On Whitsunday in 1770, British explorer Captain James Cook passed through a spectacular cluster of islands off the coast of mainland Australia. He named them the Whitsundays, and today these 74 islands welcome hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. Tourism in the area began in the 1920s, and in 1935 the town of Airlie Beach was simply named Airlie, after the Scottish parish of Airlie. Its name was later changed to Airlie Beach in the 1980s. The pace of life in Airlie Beach, a town of some 10,000 residents, is carefree and relaxed. Follow in the footsteps of the locals by strolling along the town’s main street, known as The Esplanade, where you can find plenty of cafes and restaurants for a laid-back coffee or meal. The town’s man-made lagoon is the ideal place to swim and enjoy the spectacular tropical surroundings without any danger from the local jellyfish. Enjoy fine dining overlooking the picture-perfect Pioneer Bay, or venture out of town into Conway National Park, which hugs the edges of the town, to cool off in the lush rainforest. Undoubtedly though, Airlie Beach’s main attraction is the Whitsunday Islands, just a couple of hours’ boat ride away through piercingly blue waters. Whitehaven Beach is said to be one of the best beaches in the world – its powdery silica sand stretches for over four picturesque miles on the edge of tropical Whitsunday Island. Visitors to the island can hike to a lookout point to take in the famous sight, or simply sink their toes into the fine white sand and wade out into the warm water. Most of the area’s action takes place under the surface of the water, where a kaleidoscope of marine life darts and glides through rainbow-hued coral. Diving and snorkelling enthusiasts can come face-to-face underwater with a Maori wrasse, a friendly giant of the Whitsundays. Or the less adventurous can peer from the safety of a glass-bottomed boat into the crystal-clear underwater world. There is plenty to do on the surface as well. From swimming to canoeing, and from golf to fishing, there is an activity to suit all Airlie Beach cruise passengers. Of course, if you would rather relax, and drink in the Queensland way of life, watching the world go by in one of the most beautiful places in the world will only leave you with one worry: having to tear yourself away from paradise.
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Mon 02 Mar - At Sea

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Tue 03 Mar - Brisbane, Australia

Arrives 08:00 – Departs 17:00 The capital of Queensland is a wonder. The Brisbane River meanders through the heart of the city, past the elegant Georgian buildings of native sandstone and their neighbouring towers of sleek glass. Semi-tropical Brisbane is beautifully landscaped, with jacarandas, flame trees and bougainvillea thriving here. Tours from the city bring you face to face with koalas, kangaroos and wombats.
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Wed 04 Mar - At Sea

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Thu 05 Mar - Sydney, Australia

Arrives 06:30 The stunning harbour city, Sydney, is Australia’s oldest and largest urban centre. Its fascinating modern history began in the year 1788 with the arrival of the ‘First Fleet’ of 760 British convicts. Gold mining and sheep breeding propelled Sydney’s development, and today it’s the largest port in the entire South Pacific. Mark Twain called it “the wonder of the world”.
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Fri 06 Mar - Sydney, Australia

Immerse in the refined glamour of the Golden Age of cruising on board Cunard’s Queen Mary 2. Luxury meets convenience in the stylish finishings and peaceful nooks of this grand vessel, which boasts impeccable service, astonishing attention to detail and unique finishing touches. Enjoy a string quartet accompanying the daily Traditional Afternoon Tea, a pianist tickling the ivories while you savour an evening drink and harpists in the lounges and public spaces. Get all dolled up in gown or dinner jacket at one of Cunard’s famous gala balls complete with eight-piece orchestra and a glamorous theme – perhaps the mysterious Masquerade Ball or the Gatsby-esque Roaring Twenties. Recline in the leather chairs of the library or under the stars in the Planetarium.
Dining
  • Main Dining Room with fine wines and gourmet menus
    • Queens Grill restaurant
    • Princess Grill restaurant
    • Britannia Club restaurant, Guests have the possibility to dine in the Britannia Restaurant with a choice of an early or late sitting
    • Britannia Restaurant
    • Kings Court
  • Specialty Dining room:
    • The Verandah – seafood and prime cuts
    • Aztec – Mexican favourites
    • Bamboo – pan-Asian flavours
    • La Piazza – Italian cuisine
    • Smokehouse – American-style grill
  • Dining, Bars, and Lounges:
    • Commodore Club
    • Queens Room
    • Champagne bar
    • Golden Lion
    • Sir Samuel’s
    • Carinthia Lounge
Shows: West-End style show and live music throughout the day and night make each journey one to savour, with performances taking place in venues ranging from the grand Royal Court Theatre to intimate bars. Elegant evenings: As the sun lets Ball gowns and dinner jackets are donned in preparation for elegant balls, a night at the theatre in your own private box or signature cocktails and canapés in the Commodore Club. Canyon Ranch SpaClub: Enjoy the ultimate in pampering at the exquisite onboard Canyon Ranch SpaClub®. Indulge in signature massages, treatments, and facials from the classic Canyon Stone Massage or Rasul Ceremony, to Ayurvedic or Thai treatments. Games Deck: Enjoy the sea air whilst playing a traditional game of deck tennis or bowls – perhaps followed by a refreshing glass of Pimm’s. The dedicated Games Deck offers a relaxed opportunity to learn a new sport with friends. Whether you want a stateroom with a view or a sumptuous suite, we have every type of accommodation to make your cruise as comfortable as possible.
Cabin categories
Inside Cabin
  • Room features:
    • 24-hour room service
    • Bathrobe and slippers
    • Nightly turndown service with pillow chocolate
    • Satellite TV with multi-language film and music channels
    • Refrigerator, safe, hairdryer
    • Daily shipboard newspaper
    • Half a bottle of Bon Voyage wine
    • Direct-dial telephone
    • Fruit basket (on request)
    • 220V British 3-pin and 110V 2-pin sockets
Upgrade to an Oceanview Cabin
  • Room features:
    • 24-hour room service
    • Bathrobe and slippers
    • Nightly turndown service with pillow chocolate
    • Satellite TV with multi-language film and music channels
    • Refrigerator, safe, hairdryer
    • Daily shipboard newspaper
    • Half a bottle of Bon Voyage wine
    • Direct-dial telephone
    • Fruit basket (on request)
    • 220V British 3-pin and 110V 2-pin sockets
Upgrade to a Balcony Cabin
  • Room features:
    • 24-hour room service
    • Bathrobe and slippers
    • Nightly turndown service with pillow chocolate
    • Satellite TV with multi-language film and music channels
    • Refrigerator, safe, hairdryer
    • Daily shipboard newspaper
    • Half a bottle of Bon Voyage wine
    • Direct-dial telephone
    • Fruit basket (on request)
    • 220V British 3-pin and 110V 2-pin sockets
What is included in The Deal? Please refer to the ‘Includes’ section in The Deal for details of what’s included. If you are unclear, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 1300 404 606 for more information.
Are there any health precautions or vaccinations that I need? We recommend you see your doctor at least six weeks prior to travel to get their advice and to allow time for any necessary vaccinations.
Can I arrange my flights with MyDiscoveries? MyDiscoveries is a full-service travel agency and we can arrange flights to any destination. Call us on 1300 404 606 to get a personalised quote.
Do I need travel insurance? We always recommend that you purchase travel insurance as soon as your travel dates are confirmed. MyDiscoveries can arrange a personalised travel insurance quote for you – call us on 1300 404 606
How many people in a cabin? At MyDiscoveries we can book a cabin that is right for you. For Solo, Triple and Quad cabins call us on 1300 404 606 
Can MyDiscoveries organise my travel insurance? We always recommend that you purchase travel insurance as soon as your travel dates are confirmed. MyDiscoveries can arrange a personalised travel insurance quote at competitive rates for you – call us on 1300 404 606
What is the cancellation procedure? / Can I cancel or make changes to my booking? If for any reason you need to cancel your booking, contact the MyDiscoveries Reservations team on 1300 404 606. Once we have received your verbal request for cancellation we will ask you to confirm the request in writing (email or post is fine) so that we can accurately start processing the cancellation. Make sure you include your travel voucher number and traveller names when requesting and confirming the cancellation. Please be aware that the travel operator may impose cancellation fees. In addition, MyDiscoveries will charge a AUD $100 per person cancellation fee for cancellations outside our 30 Day Booking Guarantee period.
How do I book shore excursions? This depends on the cruise line. Bookings for shore excursions can only be made once your cruise has been paid in full and the cruise line has opened up the booking capability in their system (typically this is around 6 months before departure).
Can I take alcohol on my cruise? This depends on the cruise line, however, the in most instances the answer is no.
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I haven’t received my MyDiscoveries voucher yet. What do I do? If you have not received your voucher contact MyDiscoveries on 1300 404 606 and we will resend your voucher by email or post.
How fit do I need to be? We have graded all MyDiscoveries products with a fitness level. Relaxed, Moderate & Active. For more information on the My Discoveries Fitness Levels CLICK HERE
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When will I receive my documentation? This depends on when you are travelling and when you booked your cruise. If you haven’t received your documentation 30 days before departure please contact us on 1300 404 606 and we can investigate further for you.