Luxury Cunard New Zealand Voyage & Melbourne Escape

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Begin your holiday in Melbourne, Victoria’s culturally vibrant state capital and a city that’s a delight to explore on foot. Here you’ll find a feast of orderly Victorian arcades full of independent shops and quirky cafes, plus plenty of eye-catching street art and sporting landmarks galore.

From here, you’ll embark the magnificent Queen Elizabeth for an unforgettable voyage to some of New Zealand’s coastal highlights. As you cross the Tasman Sea, immerse yourself in the elegant Art Deco furnishings, luxurious accommodation and refined atmosphere. By the time you’re settled in you’ll be met with the welcoming sight of New Zealand’s awe-inspiring Fiordland National Park. Featuring sheer cliffs veined with waterfalls and dense forests edging onto mirror-smooth waters, it’s a Lost World wonderland that affords plenty of picture-taking opportunities.

You’ll also stop at the Scottish-flavoured city of Dunedin which is home to the mock-Gothic Lanarch Castle, as well as the enchanting Dunedin Chinese Garden, complete with ornate pagodas.

Christchurch, the country’s second most populous city, is your next destination and is best known for its 1930s outdoor shopping mall, a charming tram system and an urban park through which the Avon River flows. For the best views, take the Christchurch Gondola, a scenic cable-car ride.

You’ll then sail to New Zealand’s pint-sized capital city, Wellington, home of the country’s film industry and awash with handsome Victorian architecture. Pay a visit to one of several excellent museums and art galleries and sample some of the acclaimed craft beers found in its friendly bars and pubs.

Reaching Picton, you’ll discover a destination surrounded by beautiful views and picturesque secluded bays. Venture out and explore the allure of Queen Charlotte Sound on a kayak or head out on a boat around the harbour to enjoy close encounters with dolphins.

Before returning to Melbourne where you’ll disembark, explore the many attractions of Auckland, often listed as one of the world’s most liveable cities, and drink in the bewitching views of sparkling waters and unspoilt beaches in the Bay of Islands.

Package Includes

FREE flights & taxes

FREE Hotel Stay

  • FREE 1 night four-star hotel stay in Melbourne with breakfast

Cruise

  • 13 night cruise on board Queen Elizabeth with all meals and entertainment
  • Watch dazzling West End style productions in the Royal Court Theatre
  • Indulge in delicious afternoon tea served by white-gloved waiters
  • Visit the stylish Gin & Fizz bar to savour one of the premium gins or your favourite glass of bubbles

At a glance

14 nights
Departing 13 Feb 22
All flights and taxes

Prices from

Inside
$2,999 pp
Price based on 13 Feb 2022 departure
Outside
$3,499 pp
Price based on 13 Feb 2022 departure
Balcony
$3,999 pp
Price based on 13 Feb 2022 departure
Grill Suite
$6,699 pp
Price based on 13 Feb 2022 departure

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Call to book:

1800 924 450

Holiday code:

CRU2274

Opening hours:

AWST: Mon to Fri 7am - 5pm | Sat & Sun 7am - 2pm

CUNARD

No other shipping line radiates the maritime elegance and illustrious heritage of Cunard. From the moment you step aboard one of its ships, you’ll be struck by the exquisite attention to detail. Polished brass fittings, Art Décor interiors and white-gloved waiters – all this and more creates the ambience of a bygone age. And with a high staff-to-passenger ratio, you’ll find yourself well attended to, from morning till night.

Your Itinerary

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DAY 1 | 13 Feb 2022
Melbourne - Hotel Stay

Melbourne, Australia’s most populous city after Sydney, 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 areas have a European feel, alongside New York-style 1950s art deco high-rises. The National Gallery of Victoria is the country’s oldest and largest public art museum, but you don’t need to go far to see art in this vibrant city because its streets, arcades and bustling laneways are full of it.

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DAY 2 | 14 Feb 2022
Melbourne - Embark Queen Elizabeth

Today you’ll embark Queen Elizabeth, a ship that emulates Cunard’s refined approach to sailing. Decked out in an art deco style throughout, it evokes a 1930s elegance, with a croquet lawn on the games deck and gleaming chandeliers fit for a state ballroom. You could dance the night away at a athemed ball in the Queens Room, enjoy afternoon tea served by white-gloved waiters or watch a polished production in the Royal Court Theatre. You’ll have three main gourmet restaurants to choose from, promising gastronomic delights to suit all tastes.

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DAY 3 - 4 | 15 - 16 Feb 2022
At Sea

Cunard prides itself on standards of service that go above and beyond, exceeding the expectations of their guests. From the warm smile that welcomes you on board, to round the clock room service and the white-gloved hand that serves traditional afternoon tea. Cunard’s White Star Service is the attention to the finest detail.

South Island, New Zealand
DAY 5 | 17 Feb 2022
Fiordland National Park (Scenic Cruising)

Sail away into a dreamlike world as today you’ll cruise through Fiordland National Park, a nature haven where glacier-cut mountains and mirror-smooth lakes emanate serenity. In this important bird habitat, you could spot a Fiordland penguin or two as you sail past breathtaking scenery. Watch waterfalls cascade down craggy cliffs, wispy clouds caress mountain peaks and maybe, if you’re lucky, dolphin fins crest glassy water.

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DAY 6 | 18 Feb 2022
Dunedin

Once a Scottish settlement, Dunedin retains strong links to Scotland even today and has its own tartan. Lanarch Castle, built by a nineteenth century local businessmen with Scottish roots, is billed as New Zealand’s only castle and the building and its gardens are now open to the public. With quaint harbourside villages, endless green hills and low-rise buildings, Dunedin has a laidback, understated atmosphere.

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DAY 7 | 19 Feb 2022
Christchurch

Although it’s the largest city in New Zealand’s South Island, Christchurch is still small enough to be explored on foot. Perhaps the best way of seeing this compact city is on the hop-on, hop-off tram. There are 17 stops, which include punting on the River Avon, which runs through the heart of the city. However, to really soak up the spectacular surroundings of the city, take the Christchurch Gondola - a scenic cable-car ride.

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DAY 8 | 20 Feb 2022
Picton

Picton harbour is surrounded by beautiful views, palm tree lined promenades and native bush wildlife. The stunning Marlborough Sounds area can be accessed by boats and offers fishing trips and picturesque secluded bays. Queen Charlotte Sound is ideal for water sports including kayaking, diving, hiking, cycling, fishing or just taking a scenic trip and admiring some of New Zealand’s most incredible natural areas. A boat trip around the picturesque harbour offers the opportunity to swim with dolphins. 

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DAY 9 | 21 Feb 2022
At Sea

Dining on board Queen Elizabeth is heralded as some of the very best at sea. Alongside Cunard favourites like the Britannia Restaurant, for a small supplement you can enjoy themed dining experiences like Lotus for delicious Asian cuisine or Smokehouse which offers an American –influenced menu.

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DAY 10 | 22 Feb 2022
Auckland

The lush greenery of Auckland’s rolling hills are punctuated by the eyewatering skyline of the city’s centre, offering the fascinating contrasts of modern architecture meets natural landscape. Escape to Mount Eden where you’ll find the volcanic crater of Maungawhau and savour beguiling views across the city and both harbours, climb One Tree Hill for panoramic views and explore the surrounding Cornwall Park, or pay a visit to the imposing Auckland Museum, a neoclassical temple that dominates the city skyline.

Cruising to the Hole in the Rock and with dolphins in New-Zealand
DAY 11 | 23 Feb 2022
Bay of Islands

This beguiling bay is one of New Zealand’s most popular destinations and with its sparkling waters peppered with paradise islands and unspoilt beaches, it’s not hard to see why. Spend some time on one of the beaches, head out on a boat trip to enjoy close encounters with dolphins and whales or relish an excursion to the famous Hole in the Rock. Rising 148 metres out of the ocean, it’s an enclave rich in sheer cliffs, lush greenery and has a 16m-high hole that large enough for you to cruise through on a calm day. 

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DAY 12 - 14 | 24 - 26 Feb 2022
At Sea

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. Savour the ambience of your elegant surroundings and indulge in an array of finger sandwiches, scones and pastries, paired with Twinings teas and accompanied by the gentle strains of the live orchestra.

USE STRICTLY BY WRITTEN AGREEMENT
DAY 15 | 27 Feb 2022
Melbourne - Disembark Queen Elizabeth & Fly Home

Cruise complete, today you’ll disembark back in Melbourne and make your way to the airport for your flight home.

Welcome aboard the Queen Elizabeth

When Her Majesty the Queen conducted the naming ceremony in her own honour in October 2010, she continued a marvellously regal formal cruising tradition. Cunard has maintained all the refined styling, amenities and service associated with the Golden Era of cruise sailing and added modern facilities, leisure and entertainment opportunities. Stunning accommodation and the most exceptional fine dining you’ll ever experience at sea are highlights of the glorious Queen Elizabeth cruise ship. Dance in the grand ballroom, enjoy afternoon tea served by white-gloved waiters, watch extravagant stage shows in opulent theatre surroundings or simply relax and revitalise beside one of the two lovely pool areas.

Entered service: 2010

Tonnage: 90,900

Number of Decks: 12

Passenger Capacity: 2,092

Total Crew: 1,020

Number of Cabins: 1,046

Wheelchair Accessible Cabins: Yes

Number of Pools: 3

Number of Restaurants: 3

Kids Club: Yes

Entered service: 2010

Tonnage: 90,900

Number of Decks: 12

Passenger Capacity: 2,092

Total Crew: 1,020

Number of Cabins: 1,046

Wheelchair Accessible Cabins: Yes

Number of Pools: 3

Number of Restaurants: 3

Kids Club: Yes

Queens Room

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

The Garden Lounge

Designed to have the feel of a Kew Gardens conservatory, this is the perfect place to sit back and relax.

Commodore Club

Enjoy a signature cocktail with canapés before dinner while taking in glorious panoramic views.

Prices & Departures

  All flights included
regional flights available at a supplement
Departing
Departing 13 February 2022
Inside
Inside $2,999
Outside
Outside $3,499
Balcony
Balcony $3,999
Grill Suite
Grill Suite $6,699
Departing
Departing 13 February 2022
Inside
Inside $2,999
Outside
Outside $3,499
Balcony
Balcony $3,999
Grill Suite
Grill Suite $6,699
Departing
Departing 13 February 2022
Inside
Inside $2,999
Outside
Outside $3,499
Balcony
Balcony $3,999
Grill Suite
Grill Suite $6,699
Departing
Departing 13 February 2022
Inside
Inside $2,999
Outside
Outside $3,499
Balcony
Balcony $3,999
Grill Suite
Grill Suite $6,699

CALL TO BOOK: 1800 924 450

HOLIDAY CODE: CRU2274