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The stately queen of cruising is heading Down Under.

Kristof on Mar 28, 2017

The stately queen of cruising is heading Down Under.

Cunard Line is well known worldwide for their mastery of traditional cruising. Old fashioned luxury is Cunard's strong point and they deliver on it in spades, as I recently discovered on a trans-Tasman voyage aboard the Queen Elizabeth. To date, Cunard's visits Down Under have been fleeting affairs, making it tricky for Australians and New Zealanders to experience this fashionably indulgent style of cruising. That's all about to change.


Cunard has just released the details of its 2019 international cruise program, and it includes a special treat for Aussie cruisers. One of the line's three stately vessels, the Queen Elizabeth, will be spending a record two months homeported in Australia. This is all part of Cunard's ‘Oceans of Discovery' program which encompasses a series of cruises all around the globe. The Queen Elizabeth will be offering seven different cruises leaving from Sydney and Melbourne, destined for South Australia, Tasmania, and across the ditch to New Zealand. The itineraries are all roundtrip sailings, ranging from a five night voyage to Tasmania through to a twelve night jaunt across the Tasman to explore New Zealand.


Eager cruisers keen to get in on this unique opportunity before it all sells out will be able to secure a spot aboard these Queen Elizabeth sailings from the 30th of March. There's no word on when Cunard will next be bringing their signature style of luxury cruises Down Under, so it's well worth checking out these offerings when they become available on 30th March 2017.


On the other hand, if you're looking to head for foreign waters, Cunard Line has plenty more in store. After Queen Elizabeth has finished up in antipodean waters, she'll be heading north to Japan in time to catch the cherry blossoms then on to North America for Cunard's first Alaskan cruise in 20 years. Queen Victoria is kicking off a world cruise in 2019 with a traditional transatlantic voyage before heading through the Panama Canal and on across the Pacific before reaching southern ports such as Sydney, Brisbane, Auckland and Tauranga.


Those who would prefer to spend a bit more time exploring a single slice of the world should look into the sailings that Cunard Line's largest vessel, the Queen Mary 2, is offering. She'll be cruising across the Mediterranean and Asia in 2019 with itineraries that range from a modest seven nights to an epic 94 night journey. To find out more info as soon as Cunard's 2019 sailings become available, be sure to follow Cruise Sale Finder on Facebook. Don't miss this incredible chance to treat yourself to a better class of cruising while Cunard is in the region.

While I’m no cruise veteran, I do have a deep love for travel and fond memories of a certain Baltic cruise I went on many years ago… I think cruising is the ideal way to make sure there are no boring bits in your trip - why waste your holiday enduring arduous air journeys when you can cut through the waves in style and comfort?

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