A cruise with Cunard evokes a long maritime history and an imitable reputation that provides you with an unmissable voyage. Queen Mary 2 is the flagship of Cunard's fleet. Her impeccable service, elegant staterooms and traditional yet contemporary environment set the standard in the world of cruising.
Cunard's renowned White Star Service means that you receive the best in hospitality alongside plenty of space, high-quality décor and modern facilities to make each journey enjoyable. White-gloved waiters serve fresh scones, finger sandwiches and premium refreshments for afternoon tea in the Queens Room, and you can enjoy fine dining every evening at the ship's range of world-class restaurants.
Experience virtual rides into outer space at the ship's full-scale planetarium, watch West End style shows at Royal Court Theatre, and enjoy dancing and cocktail evenings at the large and elegant ballroom.
Relax in luxury on Queen Mary 2 and let Cunard take care of you.
Britannia Restaurant provides an exquisite gourmet menu and impeccable level of service for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The neighbouring Britannia Club Restaurant is just as grand, but offers a more intimate dining experience. Menus here include salmon and shrimp ceviche, spaghetti carbonera, broiled lobster tail, and mango and passionfruit crème brûlée. Queens Grill Restaurant — reserved for guests staying in a Queens Grill Suite — features an incredibly personal service and dining times of your choice. Dine at Princess Grill Restaurant for dishes such as pan-roasted halibut, duck a l'orange and lobster with a selection of fine wines.
Kings Court Restaurant features self-service meals and convenient late-night buffets, while The Verandah serves contemporary French cuisine created from seasonal ingredients. Enjoy afternoon tea at Queens Room, handmade pastries and champagne at Carinthia Lounge, and coffee and cake at Sir Samuel's.
Queen Mary 2 has a venue to suit quiet after-dinner cocktails, refreshing afternoon teas and celebratory glasses of champagne. Veuve Clicquot Champagne Bar is a highlight for any voyage on Queen Mary 2 that offers guests seven diverse champagnes accompanied by luxury caviar. Overlooking the bow of the ship is Commodore Club where you can relax with your favourite tipple watching the sunsets. The extensive menu here includes: run cocktails, classic gins, signature martinis, premium vodkas, and exclusive daiquiris. Why not try the Martini Mixology or Whisky Tasting classes on offer here, too? Head to the Golden Lion Pub for a traditional English atmosphere. On offer here you have ales, lagers, ciders, spirits, wines, darts, karaoke, live sports, and classic pub lunches including cottage pie and fish and chips.
While at sea, you can enjoy fitness classes, swimming, golfing, shuffleboard, and tennis. Make the most of the workshops available from the Insights Programme which features world-renowned guest speakers and RADA stage performers. Children can attend the kids' clubs while you relax with a massage, facial or sauna at Canyon Ranch SpaClub. Admire outer space at the planetarium, read at the library, and shop at a range of luxury boutiques on board, too.
Evenings bring live music across the ship — including a pianist in Commodore Club, a jazz band in Chart Room and a string quartet in Queens Room. The Queens Room also has a large dance floor featuring professional dance lessons. End your day at G32 nightclub — with themed music from the 60s, 70s and 80s — or try something more relaxing with a show at Royal Court Theatre or game of poker at the casino.
Day 1: Cape Town, South Africa
Fly from your selected UK airport to Cape Town and be transferred to the port where you will embark on board Queen Mary 2.
Day 2: Cape Town, South Africa
The bustling South African city of Cape Town is a mixture of cultures, cuisines, and landscapes. Ride the cable car to the top of imposing Table Mountain; the country’s most-photographed attraction and one of the new 'seven wonders of nature'. Head to the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens and get lost in the beautiful world of colour and nature. Take a boat trip to visit Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned, or come face-to-face with a great white shark on a cage dive. No trip to Cape Town would be complete without exploring the bustling markets that line the colourful streets and dining on a platter of fresh seafood by the Victoria and Albert Waterfront.
Day 4: Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Step ashore and uncover a world of adventure and indigenous wildlife in and around Port Elizabeth. Climb the 204 steps to admire the views from the top of Campanile Memorial at Port Elizabeth Harbour. Follow the Route 67 trail - a collection of 67 art pieces that pay tribute to Nelson Mandela and the people and culture of the Eastern Cape - or take the 5km Donkin Heritage Trail to view 47 historical sites in the Old Hill area. Red Location Museum in New Brighton Township, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum and Prince Alfred's Guard Memorial in St George's Park bring the city's historical and cultural past to life. Get close to wildlife and sea life at Bayworld, Seaview Predator Park, and Kragga Kamma Game Park.
Day 6: Durban, South Africa
Durban sits on South Africa's KwaZulu-Natal coastline. This vibrant city boasts a long Golden Mile seafront promenade that runs from uShaka Marine World theme park and aquarium through to the Moses Mabhida Stadium. Escape to the tranquil surroundings of Durban Botanical Park to view the nearly-extinct living fossil plants. Enjoy family times on Addington Beach or go ice skating at Durban Ice Arena. Savour a unique dining experience surrounded by sharks in The Cargo Hold at uShaka Marine World.
Day 10: Port Louis, Mauritius
Taste a true slice of Mauritian life when you step ashore at the island's capital, Port Louis. This vibrant metropolis is the perfect spot to go shopping at the lively Central Market or to sample local delicacies and the island's 58 varieties of tea by Le Caudan Waterfront. Trace Mauritian history at Blue Penny Museum and view the photographic exhibits at Musee de la Photographie. Admire the gorgeous giant Victoria Water Lilies at the famous Pamplemousses Botanical Gardens or walk under the shade of the banyan trees at Jardins de la Compagnie on La Chausee Street. Travel inland to take a horse-drawn carriage, Land Rover, or train ride through the 3,000-acre Domaine les Pailles Nature Park.
Day 11: Le Port, Réunion
Port Reunion sits at the extreme north-west corner of the island of Reunion. Follow the scenic coastline to the island's capital, St-Denis, to admire Creole-style houses, Cathedral de St-Denis, and Museum d'Histoire Naturelle. Relax on the 2km stretch of white sand at Ermitage Beach or try your hand at snorkelling and surfing at St-Gilles-les-Bains. Gaze in wonder at the active volcano, Piton de Fournaise, before learning about the island's volcanic history at the Cite du Volcan Museum in La Reunion National Park. Admire underwater delights at St-Gilles Aquarium and discover tropical fauna and flora at Eden Garden botanical gardens.
Day 19: Perth (tours from Fremantle), WA, Australia
Sail into the historic port of Fremantle. Step inside Fremantle Prison for an entertaining day tour or go back in time at Western Australia Maritime Museum. Indulge in retail therapy at Fremantle Market and dine on the best fish and chips at Fishing Boat Harbour. Nearby Perth has something for everyone too. Spend time in the botanical gardens, enjoy a walk through the treetop canopy in Kings Park, shop on ultra-chic Kings Street, or simply relax on beautiful Cottesloe Beach. Enjoy family-fun on the rides and water slides at Adventure World, get close to wildlife at Perth Zoo, or take an underwater journey at The Aquarium of Western Australia. You can also join a wine tour in Swan Valley, enjoy a bush experience at Caversham Wildlife Park, or meander along Swan River on a riverboat cruise.
Day 20: Margaret River (tours from Busselton), WA, Australia
Busselton is your gateway to Margaret River; a small town south of Perth in Western Australia, known for its craft breweries, boutiques, and local wineries. Mammoth Cave is an ancient cave known for its stalactite formations; take an exciting audio tour to explore the limestone beauty. Tempt your taste buds with the flavours of local grape blends at Leeuwin Estate as you observe the contemporary art inside the gallery. Hamelin Bay is a short distance away; the bustling location has wide stretches of powder-white beaches and the opportunity to swim and snorkel in blue waters. Venture inland and you'll be mesmerised by some of the world's tallest trees or treat yourself to the thrills of rock climbing, abseiling, mountain biking, canoeing, and whale watching.
Day 24: Adelaide, SA, Australia
Step ashore in Adelaide, the capital of South Australia. North Terrace is the cultural hub of the city and home to Government House, Migration Museum, South Australia Museum, Art Gallery of South Australia, and Adelaide Botanic Garden. Spend some time in Elder Park and take a boat trip on River Torrens or the Adelaide Oval Tour is perfect for cricket fans. Indulge in retail therapy at over 700 retail stores at Rundle Mall and pick up a bargain at the bustling outdoor Adelaide Central Market. See the giant pandas at Adelaide Zoo or hold a koala at Cleland Wildlife Park. Hop on the tram to Glenelg for family-fun at The Beachhouse amusement park or delve into all things wine-related at The National Wine Centre of Australia.
Day 26: Melbourne, VIC, Australia - UK
Disembark in Melbourne and be transferred to the airport for your flight back to the UK.