Imagine four months away from the daily grind, where every day you marvel at something new and spectacular, immerse in new cultures and savour local delicacies. And you only have to unpack once! This can only be one of life’s greatest travel experiences…a world cruise.
A world cruise is the ultimate cruise ship holiday. And if there’s one cruise line that knows how to do it in absolute comfort and style, it’s the Cunard Line. They must be doing something right because Cunard is celebrating its 175th anniversary this year!
In January, Cunard’s three ships, Queen Elizabeth, Queen Mary 2 and Queen Victoria, all set sail not to return for at least three months. Each of the three Queens may be bound for a different corner of the world, but they all promise an equally unforgettable experience that takes in some of the most exotic global destinations, with entertainment and luxury at every turn.
Here’s a taste of the wonders you can experience in 121 days
East to West World Voyage
On her East to West voyage, Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth sails to extraordinary destinations in the Far East and Asia. Over 121 unforgettable nights, the ship calls at a staggering 42 ports in 26 countries, visiting exotic ports like Osaka, Okinawa, Singapore and Hong Kong and fascinating Mediterranean destinations like Athens, Istanbul and the Dardanelles.
One thing to tick off your bucket list … A perfectly-timed visit to Osaka means travellers can see the beautiful cherry trees in blossom.
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Classic World Voyage
Cunard’s Queen Victoria sails for 120 nights on a westerly circumnavigation of the world – otherwise known as a classic world voyage. She stops in a remarkable 37 ports in 22 countries. Highlights include passage through the epic Panama Canal and sailing into the magnificent San Francisco Bay. She will call in Honolulu and Lahaina, before crossing the International Dateline. And she’ll visit New Zealand’s City of Sails, before sailing by the breathtaking natural wonders of Doubtful Sound and Milford Sound. Just as you catch your breath, Queen Victoria heads across to Sydney, Hobart, Melbourne, Brisbane and Darwin before cruising to the Far East, traversing the Indian Ocean to Mauritius, Cape Town, Ascension Island, and onwards to many more iconic destinations. Phew!
One thing to tick off your bucket list… If we have to pick just one, it’s taking the world’s greatest shortcut through the Panama Canal and marveling at this engineering wonder.
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World Voyage around Cape Horn
Next year is a momentous year for Queen Mary 2. She will sail around Cape Horn to make her first crossing of the South Pacific as part of a 120-night voyage. Her route will cruise by Easter Island and call at the magical South Seas islands of Moorea and Tahiti.
If you haven’t explored “the land of the long white cloud”, what better way to start? Queen Mary 2 visits Auckland, Wellington and the Bay of Islands, before crossing the Tasman Sea to sail into the heart of Sydney Harbour.
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One thing to tick off your bucket list … The moment you see the striking and mysterious moai on Easter Island for the first time.
Not got the time for a whole world cruise? Fear not, you can experience one of Cunard’s world cruises by joining one of sector cruises that start or finish at the Australian ports of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane or Darwin. It’s a great way to get a taste for the uniqueness of a Cunard cruise ship holiday before you commit for 121 days. And trust us, you will!