Three Cunard Queens to visit Australia in 2014

Cunard Line has announced it will send all three of its Queens to Australia in 2014 as part of an impressive world voyage program spanning six continents and almost 80 destinations.

The visits by Queen Elizabeth, Queen Victoria and Queen Mary 2 will take place during February and March 2014, and represent the first time all members of the royal triumvirate have visited Australia in the same season.

Between them, the liners will make 17 calls at Australian ports, with Sydney and Brisbane both having the pleasure of welcoming all three Queens during their voyages. 

The 2014 program, which goes on sale at 10pm on September 5, offers Australian travellers an unparalleled opportunity to see the world in style and comfort while enjoying Cunard’s legendary White Star service. 

Options range from the three full world voyages through to more than 180 shorter sectors, with fares starting from $2329 for an 8 night leg.  

Highlights of the program include an extended trip around South America by Queen Victoria, which will make eight maiden calls to ports on the continent as part of her 116-night voyage.

Meanwhile Queen Elizabeth will circumnavigate the globe on a 118-night odyssey which will feature her maiden visit to Japan with four inaugural calls, while Cunard flagship Queen Mary 2 will sail on an exciting 116-night voyage, which will include her second circumnavigation of Australia.

Voyages in the new program include:

  • Full world voyages priced from $33,289* per person complete twin for Queen Mary 2
  • A 28-night voyage on Queen Victoria from Sydney to San Francisco, visiting seven New Zealand ports as well as Tonga, Samoa and Hawaii, priced from $7449* pp
  • A 17 night voyage on Queen Elizabeth from Sydney to Kobe, Japan, visiting Papua New Guinea and three other Japanese ports enroute, priced from $4569* pp
  • 15 nights cruising from Cape Town to Fremantle, calling at Durban, Mauritius and Western Australia on Queen Mary 2, priced from $3669* pp

Guests who book a world voyage sector of seven nights or more before December 31, 2012, excluding the Australian circumnavigation, can also enjoy an onboard credit of up to US$900 per person.
Cunard President and Managing Director Peter Shanks said Cunard’s world voyages continued to grow in popularity.

“More people than ever before are looking to experience all the world has to offer at outstanding value for money,” Mr Shanks said.

“Cunard’s ships receive the warmest of welcomes around the world with many arrivals attracting thousands of well-wishers, on the water and ashore– it’s part of the magic of the Cunard experience.”

Cunard calls to Australia in 2014

Feb 12           Fremantle                      Queen Mary 2

Feb 17           Melbourne                      Queen Mary 2

Feb 19           Sydney                           Queen Mary 2

Feb 21           Brisbane                         Queen Mary 2

Feb 23           Whitsundays                   Queen Mary 2

Feb 27           Darwin                            Queen Mary 2

March 1-2       Sydney                          Queen Elizabeth

March 3          Brisbane                        Queen Victoria

March 4          Brisbane                        Queen Elizabeth

March 5          Sydney                          Queen Victoria

March 6          Fremantle                      Queen Mary 2

March 6          Whitsundays                   Queen Elizabeth

March 10        Adelaide                         Queen Mary 2

March 12        Melbourne                       Queen Mary 2

March 14        Sydney                            Queen Mary 2

March 16        Brisbane                          Queen Mary 2

March 19        Yorkeys Knob(Cairns)         Queen Mary 2