Thu, 14 Mar, 2019
All three Queens to visit Australia
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.
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.”
This article was republished with permission by mydiscoveries.com.au.