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Wilds of Africa: Luxury Cunard & Blue Train Experience
FREE Outside to Balcony Upgrade
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$12,499pp
Duration
34 nights
Departing
06 Mar 2020

Your Experience:

  • All flights, taxes & transfers
  • 26 night cruise on board Queen Mary 2 with all meals and entertainment
  • FREE Outside to Balcony upgrade
  • 3 night luxury hotel stay at The Table Bay in Cape Town
  • 2 night luxury all-inclusive Blue Train journey from Cape Town to Pretoria
  • 3 night stay at the Bakubung Bush Lodge in Pilanesberg including game drives

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Cruise Code: AFR2365 Call: 1800 924 450
Mon to Sat: 7am - 8pm (AEST)
Sunday: 7am - 7pm (AEST)

Your Holiday Itinerary

  • Day 1 Sydney Embark ship
  • Day 2 At Sea
  • Day 3 Melbourne
  • Day 4 At Sea
  • Day 5 Adelaide
  • Days 6 - 7 At Sea
  • Day 8 Margaret River (Busselton)
  • Day 9 Perth
  • Days 10 - 16 At Sea
  • Day 17 Port Louis (Mauritius)
  • Day 18 Reunion
  • Days 19 - 21 At Sea
  • Day 22 Durban
  • Day 23 At Sea
  • Day 24 Port Elizabeth
  • Day 25 At Sea
  • Day 26 Cape Town
  • Day 27 Cape Town Disembark ship
  • Days 28 - 29 Cape Town Hotel Stay
  • Day 30 The Blue Train Tour day 1
  • Day 31 The Blue Train Tour day 2
  • Days 32 - 34 Bakubung Lodge Hotel Stay
  • Day 1

    Sydney - Embark Queen Mary 2

    For over a century and a half, Cunard have epitomised the sophisticated grandeur of ocean travel. The Queen Mary 2 is one the most famous in the world and will transport you to a more refined age, while surrounding you with all the luxury and modern amenities you could wish for on your cruise holiday.

    Queen Mary 2

    Day 1

    Sydney - Embark Queen Mary 2

    For over a century and a half, Cunard have epitomised the sophisticated grandeur of ocean travel. The Queen Mary 2 is one the most famous in the world and will transport you to a more refined age, while surrounding you with all the luxury and modern amenities you could wish for on your cruise holiday.

  • Day 2

    At Sea

    Queen Mary 2 is one of the most luxurious liners at sea. Find world-class entertainment, sumptuous cuisine, an on board planetarium, as well as the Canyon Ranch SpaClub and famous speakers from the arts and beyond to entertain you on your voyage.

    Grand Lobby

    Day 2

    At Sea

    Queen Mary 2 is one of the most luxurious liners at sea. Find world-class entertainment, sumptuous cuisine, an on board planetarium, as well as the Canyon Ranch SpaClub and famous speakers from the arts and beyond to entertain you on your voyage.

  • Day 3

    Melbourne

    Melbourne is famous for its markets, where you’ll find everything from local produce to arts and crafts and vintage fashion. The inner city’s leafy sections have a European feel, alongside New York-style 1950s art deco high-rises. Away from the bustle, you’ll find nearby Yarra Valley, where you could taste world-class wines and walk through lush forests.

    Melbourne City Skyline

    Day 3

    Melbourne

    Melbourne is famous for its markets, where you’ll find everything from local produce to arts and crafts and vintage fashion. The inner city’s leafy sections have a European feel, alongside New York-style 1950s art deco high-rises. Away from the bustle, you’ll find nearby Yarra Valley, where you could taste world-class wines and walk through lush forests.

  • Day 4

    At Sea

    Your hardest decision may be what to do next during your days at sea. Dance lessons, Martini Mixology, Insight presentations, deck games, theatre productions or cookery demonstrations? Or you could choose to relax and unwind in the large spa, complete with treatment rooms, saunas and pool.

    Relax on Board

    Day 4

    At Sea

    Your hardest decision may be what to do next during your days at sea. Dance lessons, Martini Mixology, Insight presentations, deck games, theatre productions or cookery demonstrations? Or you could choose to relax and unwind in the large spa, complete with treatment rooms, saunas and pool.

  • Day 5

    Adelaide

    Adelaide is full of culture, flavours and entertainment. The Art Gallery of South Australia and the South Australian Museum offer insights into Australia’s natural and artistic heritage. If you want to hit the beach, head to historic Glenelg while there’s plenty of shopping to be had in Rundle Street. From Haigh’s famous chocolate factory and the laneway restaurants to the vineyards of the Barossa Valley, there are plenty of gastronomic delights to savour here.

    River Torrens, Adelaide

    Day 5

    Adelaide

    Adelaide is full of culture, flavours and entertainment. The Art Gallery of South Australia and the South Australian Museum offer insights into Australia’s natural and artistic heritage. If you want to hit the beach, head to historic Glenelg while there’s plenty of shopping to be had in Rundle Street. From Haigh’s famous chocolate factory and the laneway restaurants to the vineyards of the Barossa Valley, there are plenty of gastronomic delights to savour here.

  • Days 6 - 7

    At Sea

    From morning to night you’ll be spoilt for choice with activities and entertainment options on board. Take afternoon tea in the Queens Room, which at night turns into the largest dance floor at sea, or enjoy an evening at Illuminations, a luxury 3D cinema, a planetarium and a classical music venue.

    Afternoon Tea

    Day 6

    At Sea

    From morning to night you’ll be spoilt for choice with activities and entertainment options on board. Take afternoon tea in the Queens Room, which at night turns into the largest dance floor at sea, or enjoy an evening at Illuminations, a luxury 3D cinema, a planetarium and a classical music venue.

  • Day 8

    Margaret River (Busselton)

    Margaret River is a small town south of Perth in Western Australia, known for its craft breweries, beautiful beaches, boutiques and surrounding wineries. From whale watching to wildflower walks; spectacular caves and the longest jetty in the southern hemisphere, Margaret River offers a myriad of activities to enjoy.

    Vineyard

    Day 8

    Margaret River (Busselton)

    Margaret River is a small town south of Perth in Western Australia, known for its craft breweries, beautiful beaches, boutiques and surrounding wineries. From whale watching to wildflower walks; spectacular caves and the longest jetty in the southern hemisphere, Margaret River offers a myriad of activities to enjoy.

  • Day 9

    Perth

    Laidback Perth is one of the most isolated major cities on Earth and an ideal base from which to explore the vineyards of the picturesque Swan Valley. Admire the striking city skyline or take a picnic to the verdant Kings Park and Botanical Gardens. Take a whale watching tour, swim with wild dolphins or climb up to Reabold Hill Summit Boardwalk for stunning views.

    Perth at Sunrise

    Day 9

    Perth

    Laidback Perth is one of the most isolated major cities on Earth and an ideal base from which to explore the vineyards of the picturesque Swan Valley. Admire the striking city skyline or take a picnic to the verdant Kings Park and Botanical Gardens. Take a whale watching tour, swim with wild dolphins or climb up to Reabold Hill Summit Boardwalk for stunning views.

  • Days 10 - 16

    At Sea

    Your hardest decision may be what to do next during your days at sea. Dance lessons, Martini Mixology, Insight presentations, deck games, theatre productions or cookery demonstrations? Or you could choose to relax and unwind in the large spa, complete with treatment rooms, saunas and pool.

    Spa Whirlpool

    Day 10

    At Sea

    Your hardest decision may be what to do next during your days at sea. Dance lessons, Martini Mixology, Insight presentations, deck games, theatre productions or cookery demonstrations? Or you could choose to relax and unwind in the large spa, complete with treatment rooms, saunas and pool.

  • Day 17

    Port Louis (Mauritius)

    Sugar-white sand, enchanting lagoons and colourful reefs make every photograph taken in Mauritius look postcard-perfect. The island, ringed by coral and dotted with mountains, is brimming with things to see and do. Take a boat excursion to spot whales and dolphins, hike the Black River Gorges National Park or simply laze on the beach alongside the ocean.

    Aerial View of Mauritius

    Day 17

    Port Louis (Mauritius)

    Sugar-white sand, enchanting lagoons and colourful reefs make every photograph taken in Mauritius look postcard-perfect. The island, ringed by coral and dotted with mountains, is brimming with things to see and do. Take a boat excursion to spot whales and dolphins, hike the Black River Gorges National Park or simply laze on the beach alongside the ocean.

  • Day 18

    Reunion

    Remote Réunion Island is located in the Indian Ocean between Madagascar and Mauritius. Known for its incredible landscapes, from the rain forested interior with its tumbling waterfalls, to the white-sand beaches and colourful coral reefs, it’s a beautiful island to explore. Hike to the Piton des Neiges, dine on the fusion of Creole, Indian and Chinese cuisine, or swim in the turquoise lagoons.

    Waterfall in Reunion

    Day 18

    Reunion

    Remote Réunion Island is located in the Indian Ocean between Madagascar and Mauritius. Known for its incredible landscapes, from the rain forested interior with its tumbling waterfalls, to the white-sand beaches and colourful coral reefs, it’s a beautiful island to explore. Hike to the Piton des Neiges, dine on the fusion of Creole, Indian and Chinese cuisine, or swim in the turquoise lagoons.

  • Days 19 - 21

    At Sea

    Find world-class entertainment, an on board planetarium, as well as the Canyon Ranch SpaClub and famous speakers from the arts and beyond to entertain you on your voyage. In keeping with Cunard’s luxurious and refined service you can also enjoy daily traditional afternoon tea served by white-gloved waiters in the magnificent Queens Room, accompanied by the gentle strains of the live orchestra.

    Queens Room

    Day 19

    At Sea

    Find world-class entertainment, an on board planetarium, as well as the Canyon Ranch SpaClub and famous speakers from the arts and beyond to entertain you on your voyage. In keeping with Cunard’s luxurious and refined service you can also enjoy daily traditional afternoon tea served by white-gloved waiters in the magnificent Queens Room, accompanied by the gentle strains of the live orchestra.

  • Day 22

    Durban

    Durban is situated in the KwaZulu Province of South Africa and is the second largest city in South Africa. Locally known as Thekwini, Durban is South Africa’s leading beach resort with ideal year-round beach weather and a relaxed atmosphere. Located along Africa’s southernmost tip, Durban has an extraordinary ambiance.

    Aerial View of Durban

    Day 22

    Durban

    Durban is situated in the KwaZulu Province of South Africa and is the second largest city in South Africa. Locally known as Thekwini, Durban is South Africa’s leading beach resort with ideal year-round beach weather and a relaxed atmosphere. Located along Africa’s southernmost tip, Durban has an extraordinary ambiance.

  • Day 23

    At Sea

    Dine, relax and rest in timeless style and luxury. Every suite and stateroom is your own personal oasis where you can enjoy 24 hours complimentary room service dining. Unwind in your own comfortable space and dream of what’s to come.

    Dining on Board

    Day 23

    At Sea

    Dine, relax and rest in timeless style and luxury. Every suite and stateroom is your own personal oasis where you can enjoy 24 hours complimentary room service dining. Unwind in your own comfortable space and dream of what’s to come.

  • Day 24

    Port Elizabeth

    Also known as the ‘Friendly City’, Port Elizabeth is a thriving city with fine, sandy beaches and excellent museums including the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum. Head to the Donkin Reserve and climb to the top of the lighthouse to get great views across the city – perfect for getting your bearings.

    Sandy Beach in Port Elizabeth

    Day 24

    Port Elizabeth

    Also known as the ‘Friendly City’, Port Elizabeth is a thriving city with fine, sandy beaches and excellent museums including the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum. Head to the Donkin Reserve and climb to the top of the lighthouse to get great views across the city – perfect for getting your bearings.

  • Day 25

    At Sea

    Whether you enjoy taking part in sport or watching it, you’ll find plenty of opportunities on board. Queen Mary 2’s Games Deck offers a refined area to enjoy bowls, deck tennis and croquet.

    Deck Games

    Day 25

    At Sea

    Whether you enjoy taking part in sport or watching it, you’ll find plenty of opportunities on board. Queen Mary 2’s Games Deck offers a refined area to enjoy bowls, deck tennis and croquet.

  • Day 26

    Cape Town

    Surrounded on three sides by the Atlantic Ocean, the city of Cape Town is frequently voted one of the best cities on earth thanks to its stunning natural scenery and new developments. Experience fine cuisine, fabulous beaches, vibrant culture and beyond the urban city capital, charming towns and rustic estates of Winelands destinations such as Stellenbosch - Cape Town really does have something for everyone.

    Table Mountain, Cape Town

    Day 26

    Cape Town

    Surrounded on three sides by the Atlantic Ocean, the city of Cape Town is frequently voted one of the best cities on earth thanks to its stunning natural scenery and new developments. Experience fine cuisine, fabulous beaches, vibrant culture and beyond the urban city capital, charming towns and rustic estates of Winelands destinations such as Stellenbosch - Cape Town really does have something for everyone.

  • Day 27

    Cape Town - Disembark Queen Mary 2 and Hotel Stay

    Today you’ll disembark Queen Mary 2 in Cape Town to begin your three-night hotel stay at Table Bay Hotel. Standing magnificently on the Victoria and Albert Waterfront, with the working harbour, Table Mountain and the Atlantic Ocean providing its picturesque backdrop. Conveniently close to Cape Town’s centre and stunning array of tourist attractions; why not take a stroll and work up an appetite for lunch at Camissa Brasserie, the finest spot in the city.

    Magellanic Penguins

    Day 27

    Cape Town - Disembark Queen Mary 2 and Hotel Stay

    Today you’ll disembark Queen Mary 2 in Cape Town to begin your three-night hotel stay at Table Bay Hotel. Standing magnificently on the Victoria and Albert Waterfront, with the working harbour, Table Mountain and the Atlantic Ocean providing its picturesque backdrop. Conveniently close to Cape Town’s centre and stunning array of tourist attractions; why not take a stroll and work up an appetite for lunch at Camissa Brasserie, the finest spot in the city.

  • Days 28 - 29

    Cape Town - Hotel Stay

    With so much history and culture to see around Cape Town, another day is yours to explore at leisure. Pay a visit to the Castle of Good Hope and discover more about the difficult history of the world-famous building. Known as the oldest surviving building in South Africa, it’s filled with an incredible atmosphere that will leave a poignant memory.

    Table Mountain from a distance

    Day 28

    Cape Town - Hotel Stay

    With so much history and culture to see around Cape Town, another day is yours to explore at leisure. Pay a visit to the Castle of Good Hope and discover more about the difficult history of the world-famous building. Known as the oldest surviving building in South Africa, it’s filled with an incredible atmosphere that will leave a poignant memory.

  • Day 30

    Cape Town - Embark The Blue Train

    Following your stay you’ll board the iconic Blue Train for a journey to remember to Pretoria. The route from Cape Town to Pretoria is a journey of nearly 1,000 miles passing through some of the most diverse scenery on the African sub-continent. On the route you’ll also enjoy an off train excursion at Matjiesfontein, with its Victorian buildings and original nineteenth century London lamp posts, before reaching Pretoria

    The Blue Train

    Day 30

    Cape Town - Embark The Blue Train

    Following your stay you’ll board the iconic Blue Train for a journey to remember to Pretoria. The route from Cape Town to Pretoria is a journey of nearly 1,000 miles passing through some of the most diverse scenery on the African sub-continent. On the route you’ll also enjoy an off train excursion at Matjiesfontein, with its Victorian buildings and original nineteenth century London lamp posts, before reaching Pretoria

  • Day 31

    The Blue Train

    Today you’ll continue the luxury, all-inclusive journey that embodies style, class and elegance; from your indulgent suite with its opulent marble bathroom and sumptuous bedding; to the Cordon Blue style dining using the finest, local ingredients, all served on delicate crystal or fine china.

    The Blue Train Cabin

    Day 31

    The Blue Train

    Today you’ll continue the luxury, all-inclusive journey that embodies style, class and elegance; from your indulgent suite with its opulent marble bathroom and sumptuous bedding; to the Cordon Blue style dining using the finest, local ingredients, all served on delicate crystal or fine china.

  • Days 32 - 34

    Pretoria - Disembark The Blue Train and Pilanesberg National Park Stay

    Situated in the heart of the bush, in the crater of a long-extinct volcano, Bakubung Bush Lodge offers the perfect location for an unforgettable safari stay. Rooms are sumptuously decorated in the spirit of safari and many boast amazing views across the Pilanesberg Game Reserve, it’s very common to spot the Big 5 roaming a short distance away from your room!

    Bakubung Bush Lodge

    Day 32

    Pretoria - Disembark The Blue Train and Pilanesberg National Park Stay

    Situated in the heart of the bush, in the crater of a long-extinct volcano, Bakubung Bush Lodge offers the perfect location for an unforgettable safari stay. Rooms are sumptuously decorated in the spirit of safari and many boast amazing views across the Pilanesberg Game Reserve, it’s very common to spot the Big 5 roaming a short distance away from your room!

Queen Mary 2

Quite simply, the Queen Mary 2 is the most magnificent ocean liner ever built, so, a fabulous cruise holiday on this wonderful ship is an experience of a lifetime. Cunard have incorporated the very latest in modern facilities, entertainment and enrichment opportunities into a ship radiating the opulence, charm and glamour of cruising’s Golden Era. Your fine dining options include several-course gourmet delights with classy touches like Wedgewood china and Waterford crystal. Be entertained by lavish musical shows, dance in the largest ballroom at sea with a superb resident orchestra, and with four marvellous pool areas for relaxation, this wonderful ship has everything you could possibly want for the most marvellous time at sea.

Key Facts

Entered Service: 12/01/2004

Number of Decks: 12

Passenger Capacity: 2,620

Number of Cabins: 1,276

Wheelchair Accessible Cabins: Yes

Number of Pools: 5

Number of Restaurants: 4

Formal Nights: Yes

Great places to visit on board:

Queens Room

Head here for traditional afternoon tea or to dance the night away at one of the glamorous balls.

On Deck

Take part in Cunard’s traditional games of shuffleboard and deck quoits. Challenge friends or join in one of the organised tournaments.

Commodore Club

Enjoy a signature cocktail as you sail towards the horizon or try the Martini Mixology or Whisky Tasting classes.

Prices per person from

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  1. Sydney
  2. Adelaide
  3. Brisbane
  4. Melbourne
  5. Perth
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  • Inside
    1. $12,499pp
    2. $13,099pp
    3. $13,049pp
    4. $13,049pp
    5. $12,899pp
  • Outside
    1. $15,499pp
    2. $16,099pp
    3. $16,049pp
    4. $16,049pp
    5. $15,899pp
  • Balcony
    1. $15,499pp
    2. $16,099pp
    3. $16,049pp
    4. $16,049pp
    5. $15,899pp
  • Grill Suite
    1. $24,999pp
    2. $25,599pp
    3. $25,549pp
    4. $25,549pp
    5. $25,399pp
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