Following the overwhelming success of Queen Mary 2’s inaugural circumnavigation of Australia this year, Cunard has announced an encore performance, with its flagship liner set to sail around Australia again in February 2014.
Queen Mary 2’s 2014 circumnavigation will call at eight different ports, with Australians able to sail on a full circumnavigation from Fremantle, Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane, which will all enjoy two visits from the liner.
In all, Queen Mary 2 will be in Australian waters for 33 days as she completes the circumnavigation, visiting Fremantle (Feb 12, Mar 6) Melbourne (Feb 17, Mar 12) , Sydney (Feb 19, Mar 14) , Brisbane (Feb 21, Mar 16) Whitsundays (Feb 23), Darwin (Feb 27) Bali (Mar 2) and Adelaide (Mar 10).
Revealing details of the 2014 circumnavigation, Cunard Line President and Managing Director Peter Shanks said he anticipated strong consumer interest when pre-registrations open on August 7.
Pre-registrations will close on August 17 with the circumnavigation opening for sale on August 20.
“When we announced Queen Mary 2’s first circumnavigation back in 2010 we had a record number of bookings made within the first day. Cunard bookings from Australia surged again when she undertook the historic voyage earlier this year,” Mr Shanks said.
“Australians have an affinity with Cunard’s liners and they clearly love the wonderful blend of heritage and modernity that we offer, so we believe Queen Mary 2’s second circumnavigation will be just as popular as the first.”
Four different full circumnavigation options will be available for booking next month:
- A 22 day circumnavigation from Fremantle, departing February 12 priced from $6499* per person twin share
- A 23 day circumnavigation from Melbourne, departing February 17 priced from $6799* per person twin share
- A 23 day circumnavigation from Sydney departing February 19 with fares from $6799 *per person twin share
- A 23 day circumnavigation from Brisbane departing February 21 with fares from $6799* per person twin share