Cunard has released the itineraries for the Queen Elizabeth when she will be homeported in Melbourne from 2019.
The luxury line just announced two weeks ago it would be homeporting the beautiful ship and Aussies will be able to choose from 27 different local cruise combinations.
She’ll be here for two months which makes this the longest deployment for any of Cunard’s current fleet of Queens, Down Under.
The Queen Elizabeth’s visit is part of the line’s new ‘Oceans of Discovery’ which features cruises around the globe on the Queen Mary 2, Queen Elizabeth as well as the Queen Victoria.
In Australia, Queen Elizabeth’s local offering will include an unprecedented seven roundtrip cruises from Sydney and Melbourne visiting New Zealand, Tasmania and South Australia.
Fares for a 12-night roundtrip cruise to New Zealand departing Sydney on February 20, 2019 start from $2949* per person twin share.
A 12-night roundtrip cruise to New Zealand departing Melbourne on March 18, 2019, and including an overnight in Wellington, starts from $2899* per person twin share.
Shorter cruise offerings include a five-night roundtrip cruise to Tasmania from Sydney departing March 4, 2019 with fares from $1299* per person twin share.
A six-night roundtrip cruise to Tasmania from Melbourne, departing March 12, 2019 and including an overnight stay in Hobart, is priced from $1599* per person twin share.
The season will also include Queen Elizabeth’s maiden call to Burnie on February 18, 2019, with the visit marking the first time one of Cunard’s current fleet has visited the northern Tasmanian city.
Meanwhile Queen Victoria will offer the full world cruise experience, sailing from Southampton on January 10, 2019 to the Americas and through the Panama Canal before cruising the Pacific to New Zealand and Australia. Local ports of call will include Tauranga, Auckland, Bay of Islands, Sydney, Brisbane, Whitsundays and Darwin.
Fares for the full world voyage start from $25,999 per person twin share while a shorter 19-night voyage from Sydney to Hong Kong, departing February 28, 2019, starts from $4499* per person.
Read more about the Queen Elizabeth here.
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