All three Queens to visit Australia

Australians will be able to travel on board all three of Cunard Cruise line’s trio of Queens in the 2020-21 cruise season.

Cunard Cruise ships

Cunard’s magnificent Queens line up three abreast for the first time. Picture: James Morgan / Cunard

The Luxury cruise line unveiled full details of its 2020-21 program on Thursday. It will include world voyages by flagship Queen Mary 2 and her younger sister Queen Victoria, as well as a record 118-day Australian deployment for Queen Elizabeth.

It’s the first time in five years all three ships will visit Australia during the same season.

Cruise itineraries revealed

From November 2020 to May 2021, Cunard’s three ships will travel 139,000 nautical miles, calling at 94 destinations in 38 different countries. The cruise lines will make maiden calls to Hualien in Taiwan, Miyakojima in Japan and New Plymouth in New Zealand.

Sailings range from short two-night breaks to a 108-night world voyage. The itineraries blend world-class cities with smaller, less well-known destinations. Each journey promises to deliver a refined and immersive Cunard experience.

Miyakojima island, Okinawa, Japan

Cunard’s flagship Queen Mary 2 will depart Southampton on January 10, 2021. The cruise will embark on a classic voyage of global exploration from southern Africa to Southeast Asia and the Mediterranean as well as Australia. Once Down Under, the Queen Mary will visit eight ports, from Fremantle to Cairns and Darwin.

Queen Victoria will set sail on a western circumnavigation of the globe. The Queen Victoria itineraries are packed full of ‘must-do’ experiences, including scenic cruising in the Panama Canal and overnight stays in San Francisco, Honolulu, Hong Kong, Singapore, Cape Town and Sydney. In Australian Queen Victoria will cruise to Brisbane, the Whitsundays and Darwin.

Queen Elizabeth will offer more regional-focussed itineraries, including a record 118-day season Down Under. Expect a range of short sojourns between major Australian cities as well as longer journeys around Australia and New Zealand.

“With all three Queens visiting Down Under during our 2020-21 program, and Queen Elizabeth spending a record number of days in Australian waters, Australians will have more opportunities than ever before to experience all the pleasures of a holiday at sea with Cunard,” Katrina McAlpine, Cunard Senior Manager for Australia and New Zealand says.

“This new program offers a wonderful mix of unique and interesting itineraries, from voyages circumnavigating the globe through to short local sailings for those who’d like to explore more of Australia in style.”

Australian cruises you will love

Voyages available in the new program include:

Queen Elizabeth

A 14-night Christmas and New Year cruise to New Zealand departing Melbourne on December 22, 2020. Fares start from $4449* per person twin share.

A 13-night sailing from Auckland to Sydney via Tasmania departing January 27, 2021. Fares start from $3999* per person twin share.

Queen Mary 2

A 99-night World Voyage sailing roundtrip from Southampton on January 10, 2021. Fares start from $22,299* per person twin share.

A 28-night journey from Cape Town to Sydney departing January 24, 2021. Fares start from $6399* per person twin share.

Queen Victoria

A 21-night San Francisco to Sydney voyage, departing February 6, 2021. Fares start from $5349* per person twin share.

A 25-night journey from Hong Kong to Cape Town sailing  March 20, 2021. Fares start from $6699* per person twin share.

How do you book?

The 2021 World Voyage season and Queen Elizabeth’s 2020-21 Australian program will go on sale for past guests at 7pm (AEDT) on March 12, 2019 and for all other guests at 7pm (AEDT) on March 13, 2019.

For more information and bookings call us on 1300 404 606. 

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