Adelaide to Sydney
Onboard Cunard - Queen Elizabeth
Hays Cruise Extras
  • $105 on board spending money
Why book…
  • Get up close to the marine life at Melbourne Aquarium and wildlife at Melbourne Zoo and Healeville Sanctuary
  • Taste some authentic local cheeses and a glass of Tasmanian wine when you visit the Cheese Shop at Makers' Workshop in Burnie
  • Stroll along the banks of Lake Te Anau to admire views outlooking onto scenic countryside of Fiordland National Park
Overview Itinerary
The Ship
Take a voyage with Cunard Line and you’ll discover a world where top-class service, luxurious surroundings, and awe-inspiring facilities are synonymous with its reputation, proudly built up over its 175 year history. A place where all your senses are satisfied in glorious style - whether it’s top to toe pampering in the spa and experiencing new destinations ashore by day, or savouring gourmet cuisine and the best entertainment at sea each evening. Queen Elizabeth is the newest addition to the Cunard fleet and the third ship to bear the name. She was launched by her namesake, Her Majesty The Queen, in late 2010. Sporting the same black and white livery of her predecessors, on board she combines Cunard’s elegant styling of wooden balustrades, marble floors and sumptuous furnishings, with all the contemporary and innovative touches of the modern era. Amongst her impressive features are a three deck high Grand Lobby, complete with its 18-foot tall David Linley marquetry panel of the original Queen Elizabeth, a Cunardia museum charting the cruise line’s history, and an onboard library with over 6000 books. Queen Elizabeth starts the year with her three month Round the World voyage, taking in exotic destinations such as the Far East, India and Africa. Southampton is her home port year-round, with her voyages ranging from short break cruises to 7 to 17 night cruises around the Mediterranean, Northern Europe and the Canary Islands.

Food
The Britannia Restaurant is the main dining venue for guests on Queen Elizabeth, famous for its gourmet cuisine and high levels of service. The restaurant offers a choice of traditional style dining, with either an early or late sitting, along with the option of flexible any-time dining. Guests staying in the Queen Grill level staterooms enjoy their own reserved table in the Queen Grill each evening; while Princess Grill stateroom guests can opt for any time dining in the Princess Grill from 6.30pm to 9.00pm. The Lido offers casual buffet style dining throughout the daytime, and in the evening partly transforms into one of three select dining venues - there’s Mexican cuisine in Aztec, Asian inspired fare in Jasmine, or South American grilled dishes in Asada. The Verandah restaurant presents an acclaimed sampler menu and a host of French style culinary treats.

Drink
From your morning cappuccino and afternoon tea to champagne and cocktails in the evening, you'll be spoilt for choice when it comes to bars and lounges onboard Queen Elizabeth. The Queen's Room harks back to a bygone era, with its traditional afternoon tea of cucumber sandwiches, scones and freshly brewed tea, served by white gloved waiters; to the setting for elegant balls and dancing in the evening. The Garden Lounge is inspired by Kew Gardens and the perfect spot to chill with an al fresco coffee and a book. The Grand Lobby is home to Cafe Corinthia and its selection of refreshing teas, freshly brewed coffees and tempting sweet treats. The Commodore Club overlooks the bow of the ship and the perfect spot to sit back and admire the view whilst sipping a cocktail. Overlooking the Grand Lobby, the Veuve Clicquot Champagne Bar is luxury personified; offering up a menu of seven Veuve Clicquot champagnes in stylish surroundings. By contrast, The Golden Lion is an authentic British pub combining a traditional pub lunch menu and ice cold beers and ciders with a convivial atmosphere. Whatever your tastes, Queen Elizabeth is sure to amaze you time and time again.

Entertainment
The evening entertainment on Queen Elizabeth brings your day to close in style whatever your taste. The three-deck high Royal Court Theatre hosts an entertaining blend of production shows, musical extravaganzas and film shows. The Garden Lounge offers live music and occasional Supper Clubs under the stars. The Commodore Club presents piano music and singers to entertain each evening, along with stunning sunsets as a backdrop. The Golden Lion brings together Karaoke, pub quizzes and big screen sporting events in a casual setting. The Yacht Club features a unique compass-style dance floor for onboard revellers looking to party into the small hours.
Day 1: UK - Adelaide, SA, Australia
Fly from your selected UK airport to Adelaide and be transferred to the port where you will embark on board Queen Elizabeth.
Day 2: At Sea
Day 3: Melbourne, VIC, Australia
The vibrant and cosmopolitan city of Melbourne sits in the state of Victoria on Australia's south eastern shores. Melbourne is a shopper’s paradise - from over 300 shops at Melbourne Central and niche boutiques in The Block Arcade and Royal Arcade, to bargain-hunting at the open-air Queen Victoria Market. Visit the Old Melbourne Gaol or stop by Ian Potter Centre and Australian Centre for the Moving Image in Federation Square. Take a walk over the Otway Fly Treetop Walk or admire the 360-degree views from Eureka Skydeck 88. Get up close to the marine life at Melbourne Aquarium and wildlife at Melbourne Zoo and Healeville Sanctuary. Admire the flora and fauna at Royal Botanic Gardens or head to Brighton, Williamstown and St Kilda beaches to swim, surf, or simply sunbathe.
Day 4: Burnie, TAS, Australia
A port city on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Burnie is an Australian city originally named Emu Bay but was renamed in the 1840s. Taste some authentic local cheeses and a glass of Tasmanian wine when you visit the Cheese Shop at Makers' Workshop. Burnie Regional Art Gallery presents a vibrant and varied exhibitions program from invited artists, schools, and craft groups. Smell the ingredients and understand how one of the finest malt whiskies in the world is made at Hellyers Road Distillery. Check out the beauty of Burnie Park with its waterfall, natural waterways, and ponds. A fascinating penguin habitat is located on West Beach or South allows a glimpse into Australia's fifth largest container port.
Day 5-6: At Sea
Day 7: Fiordland National Park, New Zealand (Cruise-by)
Fiordland National Park is in the southwest of New Zealand's South Island, known for its glacier-carved fiords, beach trails, waterfalls, and iconic landscapes. With dramatic views of spectacular mountains and waterfalls, tour by helicopter or boat to discover Milford Sound or challenge yourself to a hike along Milford Track. Doubtful Sound is filled with beautiful dolphins and other marine life; take a boat cruise to appreciate the wonders. Stroll along the banks of Lake Te Anau to admire views outlooking onto scenic countryside. Marvel at the fascinating Mitre Peak distinguished by its steep triangular silhouette or pass through the 1.2km-long Homer Tunnel to reach the other spectacles Fiordland National Park has to offer.
Day 8: Dunedin, New Zealand
Surrounded by dramatic hills, Dunedin is one of the best-preserved Victorian and Edwardian cities in the southern hemisphere. Discover the spectacular landscape on a mountain biking expedition; the countryside offers five trail networks. Dunedin is known as the Edinburgh of the New Zealand so head to Larnach Castle, New Zealand's only castle, to explore the Scottish heritage and see sweeping scenery. Drive up the Otago Peninsula and marvel at the magnificent views and rugged beaches. Discover incredible wildlife in Dunedin; the world's rarest penguin colonies can sometimes be spotted close by and the Royal Albatross Centre at the foot of Taiaroa is the only mainland place in the world where you can view the Northern Royal Albatross in its natural habitat.
Day 9: Christchurch (tours from Akaroa), New Zealand
Christchurch is located on the east coast of New Zealand's South Island; known for its English heritage and famous Avon River which meanders through the city centre. The river banks are home to fabulous cycling paths and sprawling North Hagley Park with sports courts and botanical gardens, as well as the green heart of the city Christchurch Botanic Gardens. Simulated Antarctic environments, penguins, huskies, and rides can be found at the International Antarctic Centre and Canterbury Museum displays insightful Maori and Antarctic collections. For all animal lovers, Willowbank Wildlife Reserve and Orana Wildlife Park give you the chance to see fascinating kiwi birds, giraffes, lions, gorillas, and white rhinos.
Day 10: Wellington, New Zealand
New Zealand's capital city is nestled between a sparkling harbour and rolling green hills. Situated at the southern end of the North Island, the city is renowned for its heritage, culture, art and beauty. Discover Wellington's golden-sand inner city beach at Oriental Bay. There's a pulsing cultural vibe in Wellington, with an array of museums, art galleries and theatre shows to explore. Te Papa Tongarewa Museum, New Zealand's national museum, is located on the waterfront; learn about the country at one of the best interactive museums in the world. If you're into adventure, discover the great outdoors on a mountain bike ride or go sea-water kayaking. Take a walk around the stunning harbour or trek up Makara Peak to experience spectacular views. A must for any Lord of the Rings fans; visit Peter Jackson's Weta Workshop and discover a behind-the-scenes experience.
Day 11: At Sea
Day 12-13: Auckland, New Zealand
New Zealand's largest city of Auckland is an urban jungle with natural beauty on its doorstep. Auckland is packed with things to see and do; discover lush green rainforests and dramatic black sand beaches in the west and golden sandy beaches sheltered by red-flowering trees in the east. The rolling hills and country gardens are met by the 48 volcanic cones dotted around the Auckland region. Each provides spectacular panoramic views of the city and harbour, Rangitoto Island is the most iconic and an ideal location for day trips. The city centre is a shopaholic's paradise with its diverse range of boutiques and markets. The nightlife is buzzing at city centre hotspots such as Wynyard Quarter, the Viaduct Harbour and the Britomart precinct, where you'll also find a variety of restaurants which offer cuisines from around the world.
Day 14-16: At Sea
Day 17: Melbourne, VIC, Australia
The vibrant and cosmopolitan city of Melbourne sits in the state of Victoria on Australia's south eastern shores. Melbourne is a shopper’s paradise - from over 300 shops at Melbourne Central and niche boutiques in The Block Arcade and Royal Arcade, to bargain-hunting at the open-air Queen Victoria Market. Visit the Old Melbourne Gaol or stop by Ian Potter Centre and Australian Centre for the Moving Image in Federation Square. Take a walk over the Otway Fly Treetop Walk or admire the 360-degree views from Eureka Skydeck 88. Get up close to the marine life at Melbourne Aquarium and wildlife at Melbourne Zoo and Healeville Sanctuary. Admire the flora and fauna at Royal Botanic Gardens or head to Brighton, Williamstown and St Kilda beaches to swim, surf, or simply sunbathe.
Day 18: Burnie, TAS, Australia
A port city on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Burnie is an Australian city originally named Emu Bay but was renamed in the 1840s. Taste some authentic local cheeses and a glass of Tasmanian wine when you visit the Cheese Shop at Makers' Workshop. Burnie Regional Art Gallery presents a vibrant and varied exhibitions program from invited artists, schools, and craft groups. Smell the ingredients and understand how one of the finest malt whiskies in the world is made at Hellyers Road Distillery. Check out the beauty of Burnie Park with its waterfall, natural waterways, and ponds. A fascinating penguin habitat is located on West Beach or South allows a glimpse into Australia's fifth largest container port.
Day 19: At Sea
Day 20: Sydney, NSW, Australia - UK
Disembark in Sydney and be transferred to the airport for your flight back to the UK.
To book call 0800 408 4229 or Enquire online
15% of the total fare is due at the time of booking. The deposit is non-refundable. A booking may only be made by a person aged 18 or over. All guests who, at the time of departure, are under 18 years must be accompanied by an adult aged 21 or over who will at all times during the holiday be responsible for their welfare, conduct and behaviour. We are unable to carry babies under the age of six months (one year for any voyage containing a Transatlantic Crossing). Passengers under 16 years old are not permitted to disembark the ship in any port without an adult passenger who is accompanying them on the holiday. After a holiday has been booked, Cunard will try to accommodate any request for a change (such as a change of cabin) but such changes are always at Cunard’s discretion and are subject to an administration charge of £20. Agreement to transfer a holiday is conditional upon such a request being made more than 90 days before the scheduled departure date; there being availability; and on payment of both an administration charge of £100 and any expenses (such as airline and or hotel charges) incurred by Cunard as a result. For details of all booking conditions, please see the back of the brochure.
Price per person from only
£2869
December 2020 - 19 Nights - Flying from Selected UK Airports to Adelaide
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