Foodies will rejoice because Cunard is celebrating Australian food and wine with a special Great Australian Culinary Voyage.

The line has announced a new sailing aboard the luxurious Queen Elizabeth. The Great Australian Culinary Voyage will feature Australia’s unique food and wines on a five day cruise from Sydney to Burnie, via Melbourne, departing on 28 January 2023 and returning to Sydney on 2 February.

Australia’s top chefs, wine makers and food critics will showcase the nation’s diversity and uniqueness, with exclusive dishes on offer to make the sailing a memorable experience for foodies.

Ms Katrina McAlpine, commercial director, Cunard Australia said: “Australia isn’t just known for world-class beaches and stunning places, its unique produce and talented people have earned us a reputation as one of the world’s leading foodie destinations.

“We are extremely proud to showcase this on our Great Australian Culinary Voyage and to work with a fantastic line up of acclaimed culinary talent which we will announce early next year. I am also really excited to give our suppliers a platform to highlight their incredible produce and tell our guests the story behind what they are eating and drinking.”

Cunard Guests will be able to immerse themselves in Sydney, Melbourne and Burnie’s food scenes on bespoke shore excursions and will taste and learn bout Indigenous ingredient and local produce, while sampling magnificent Australian wine.

No names yet – but the line promises a strong contingent of Australia’s culinary high society.

Launch fares start at $1,349 twin share in an Inside Stateroom, $2,908 for an Oceanview Stateroom, $3,498 for a Balcony Stateroom, $5,198 for a Club Balcony Stateroom, $5,698 for a Princess Grill Suite or $6,298 for a Queens Grill Suite.