Fans of Queen Elizabeth will have a final opportunity to cruise local waters before the Cunard ship departs, heading north for good.

The line announced in November that Queen Elizabeth will cease to homeport in Melbourne and would instead operate year-round from North America, spending the northern summer sailing around Alaska. 

Her farewell Australia season will be from October 2024 until February 2025 before she heads north to be based in the Northern Hemisphere. 

So this coming summer marks the last opportunity for cruise enthusiasts to enjoy the luxurious Queen in local waters.

Cunard’s new Bon Voyage sale is an ideal opportunity for fans to enjoy farewell fares across all of Queen Elizabeth’s final Australia homeport sailings, the line said. 

The sale includes bargain fares on Cunard’s popular Great Australian Culinary Voyage departing February 2025, and Cunard’s inaugural 13-night South Pacific Christmas voyage departing December 23.

The Bon Voyage Sale is valid for bookings between April 3 to June 27, 2024 unless sold out prior. 

It is a great opportunity to experience the finest things at sea including the luxury the cruise line is famous for: White Star Service, fine dining and West End-style entertainment.

The Bon Voyage sale offers the chance to experience the finer things at sea onboard Queen Elizabeth.

Last chance for local highlights

Some local highlights of the Bon Voyage Sale include:

  • 28-night Vancouver to Sydney sailing via Hawaii on Queen Elizabeth departing on September 19, 2024, from AU$7719pp, twin-share Balcony Stateroom instead of AU$10,299.
  • 7-night Tasmania voyage. Sydney roundtrip on Queen Elizabeth with calls into Hobart, Port Arthur and scenic cruising through Great Oyster Bay departing November 27, 2024, from AU$1269pp in a twin-share Balcony Stateroom, instead of AU$1949.
  • 13-night South Pacific Celebration. Sydney roundtrip on Queen Elizabeth with calls into New Caledonia, Vanuatu and Fiji departing December 23, 2024, from AU$3049pp twin-share Balcony Stateroom, instead of AU$6099.
  • 12-night Queensland itinerary. Sydney roundtrip on Queen Elizabeth with calls into Airlie Beach, Port Douglas and Brisbane departing January 10, 2025, from AU$2449pp, twin-share Balcony Stateroom, instead of AU$5449.
  • 5-night Great Australian Culinary Voyage. Sydney roundtrip on Queen Elizabeth featuring celebrity chefs such as Matt Moran, departing February 6, 2025, from AU$1349pp twin-share Inside Stateroom instead of AU$1799.
  • 14-night Sydney to Singapore sailing on Queen Elizabeth via Whitsunday Islands and Bali departing February 11, 2025, from AU$3519pp, twin-share Balcony Stateroom instead of AU$4699.

The cruise line first announced Queen Elizabeth would homeport in Australia in 2019, sailing from the Port of Melbourne. The pandemic put a stop to her scheduled six roundtrip cruises as well as three roundtrip voyages from Sydney. The cruise line resumed services in the 2022/23 season.

Cunard’s new offer also includes 2024-2026 international itineraries such as Europe, Alaska, Japan, Asia, World Voyages and iconic Transatlantic Crossings.

Flagship Queen Mary 2 and the new Queen Anne will visit Australia as part of their iconic Round the World Voyages in 2025.

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