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Set Sail on Friday, January 03, 2020.
*Surcharges may apply
Explore the beautiful concrete jungle that is New York City. Spend your day visiting the prosperity bull on Wall Street, seek out panoramic views from the Empire State Building and gaze upon the city from the architecturally pleasing Brooklyn Bridge. You’re also spoilt for choice with the Guggenheim and the Met.Day 2-7: At Sea
Your full day at sea will allow you to take full advantage of everything your ship has to offer. Seek out hidden treasures and make the most of the facilities onboard. If you packed full of fun activities then be sure to refer to the ship’s daily newsletter to keep up to date on everything offered onboard. If relaxation is on your mind then your sea day will allow you to sit back, soak in ship life and watch the world as it floats by you.Day 8: Southampton, England
Welcome to the bustling port of Southampton where you can venture to nearby London and make the most of your day. See London’s highlights including Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, Tower Bridge, more pubs than you could poke a stick at and an array of markets including Spitalfield.Day 9-10: At Sea
Your full day at sea will allow you to take full advantage of everything your ship has to offer. Seek out hidden treasures and make the most of the facilities onboard. If you packed full of fun activities then be sure to refer to the ship’s daily newsletter to keep up to date on everything offered onboard. If relaxation is on your mind then your sea day will allow you to sit back, soak in ship life and watch the world as it floats by you.Day 11: Lisbon, Portugal
Welcome to the hilly, coastal capital of Portugal. The views from Sao Jorge Castle will allow you to spot the cities pastel coloured buildings, Tagus Estuary Natural Reserve and the suspension bridge. Venturing slightly outside of the city opens you up to beautiful beaches from Cascais to Estoril!Day 12-13: At Sea
Your full day at sea will allow you to take full advantage of everything your ship has to offer. Seek out hidden treasures and make the most of the facilities onboard. If you packed full of fun activities then be sure to refer to the ship’s daily newsletter to keep up to date on everything offered onboard. If relaxation is on your mind then your sea day will allow you to sit back, soak in ship life and watch the world as it floats by you.Day 14: Naples, Italy
Cruise to Naples, located on Italy’s stunning Amalfi coast, a city embellished in history. Touring around Naples’ grand piazzas, cathedrals and castles in the old centre will fill that cultural need. Pompeii is not too far either, a dashing city which boasts diverse cultural offerings and charming streets.Day 15: Messina, Italy
Stroll through Messina’s Piazza Cairoli taking in magnificent fountains and cathedrals, or sip Marsala wine at a sidewalk cafe. Messina welcomes cruise ship visitors with its lovely harbour, extraordinary architecture (much of which survived a disastrous earthquake and tidal wave in 1908) and wonderful food.Day 16: At Sea
Haifa, a large port located in northern Israel, is the perfect setting off point for excursions. For example, a tour of places described in the Bible. After visiting places such as Bethlehem, Nazareth, Cana and Jerusalem. if you are more interested in history and are not afraid of to get a little tired, an excursion to Massada will take you to the top of the mountain where the Jews took their last stand against the Romans. A short distance from Massada sits a landlocked lake that is so salty that it has been nicknamed the Dead Sea. You will be able to reach the bubbling city of Tel Aviv, it is considered, for good reason, the most modern city in Israel.Day 19: At Sea
The Suez Canal connects the Mediterranean and Red Sea and was built by the Suez Canal Company back in 1869. It is one of the great innovations that has lasted into the modern world.Day 21: Petra, Jordan
Travel to the astonishing hidden city of Petra, Jordan, looming like a mirage that melts into the red sandstone hills of the desert. Dating back to 7,000 B, Petra was the capital of a flourishing civilisation that stretched from the Mediterranean to the Red Sea. Aqaba offers internationally renowned diving and the richest marine life in the entire Red Sea.Day 22-27: At Sea
Welcome to Dubai where you will be able to explore some of the most astounding man-made sites in the Northern Hemisphere. Check out The Palm, an island built in the shape indicative of its name, filled with opulent mansions and in close proximity to the Burj Al Arab Hotel. The Burj is a 7 star, unmatched experience built for the ultra wealthy elitists. The most well known building in Dubai is without a doubt the Burj Khalifa, extending 830 metres, seamlessly entering the stratosphere. Size and decadence seem to be the only two prerequisites in Dubai.Day 30: Muscat, Oman
A beautiful oasis of pristine lawns, trees and an array of flowers are not the first thought when picturing a typically desert country. Traditional architecture, elegant mosques, and eye-opening museums intertwine with modern structures to create a striking resemblance to what Mars would be like if filled with opulence.Day 31-33: At Sea
Colombo is a terrific example of where old meets new in the countries capital. Stroll past colonial architecture and lush gardens in the Fort district, shop traditional marketplaces, step into modern times at Colombo’s countless restaurants, museums and galleries.Day 35-37: At Sea
Phuket boasts some of the worlds most stunning coastlines, reef structures, sandy beaches and 5 star resorts. Venture in to the capital to view the juxtaposition of historic structures being absorbed by new shops, restaurants and cafes.Day 39: Penang, Malaysia
Penang is the northern gateway to Malaysia and is home to the countries oldest British settlement. Georgetown is a must visit, boasting the largest collection of pre-war residences in Southeast Asia and continues to maintain the quintessential heritage thanks to the protection of Penang Heritage Trust.Day 40: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Explore the capital of Malaysia with it’s futuristic skyline dominated by the Petronas Twin Towers. Look out over the city from the observation deck and indulge in some local street food for a change of pace or maybe some fine dining and shopping.Day 41-42: Singapore, Singapore
Visit Universal Studios, ride the observational Singapore Flyer, wander through the magical Gardens by the Bay. There’s plenty to do in this magical city, it’s almost guaranteed that you’ll want to revisit to explore everything on offer.Day 43: At Sea
Whether you choose to stay close to the ship, explore the countryside, or the town itself; there is a lot to see in Ho Chi Minh City. Take a guided tour to learn about the infamous Vietnam War, or enjoy a cultural visit to the floating villages on the Mekong River. This city is also home to delicious local cuisine!Day 45: Nha Trang, Vietnam
Vietnam’s premier destination for beach holidays, Nha Trang offers sun and sea in spectacular setting of a turquoise bay and curved expansive. The waterfront features parks and gardens while an array of dining options are steps away.Day 46: At Sea
Hong Kong is a fascinating city with a positively confounding mix of modern skyscrapers and ancient shrines, high-tech mega malls and Buddhist temples. Relax for the day or feel free to explore the city with a walking tour, a cooking class, or a scenic open top bus tour.Day 49-51: At Sea
Darwin is one of the far north’s true underestimated beauties. Food and festival culture is big and there seems to always be something to do or see. Explore tropical parklands or opt for a safer way to see the native wildlife at the city’s Crocosaurus Cove! Explore the capital of Northern Territory, in particular the stunning Kakadu National Park. Home to beautiful landscapes and an abundance of wildlife, Kakadu is like nothing you’ve ever witnessed.Day 56-58: At Sea
Today you’ll visit one of the most beautiful regions of the Queensland coast, Great Barrier Reef. Explore the beautiful Whitehaven Beach and get active with some Sea Kayaking amongst the marine life.Day 60: At Sea
You have now arrived in Brisbane, walk down Southbank, take a ferry up the river or book a shore excursion to Australia Zoo! Founded by Australian Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin’s family you can get up close with kangaroo’s, koalas and many other interesting animals.Day 62: At Sea
Explore the famed Opera House and drive across the Sydney Harbour Bridge right next door! Sydney is one of the highlights of the world; mixing museums, Michelin Star restaurants, galleries and beautiful beaches. The city is full of wondrous sights so you’ll certainly be kept busy for the day.Day 65: At Sea
Explore one of Australia’s most culturally rich cities with an eclectic urban edge, boasting an array of food, art and sports! A visit to Luna Park is a great way to spend your day in the beautiful city of Melbourne.Day 67: At Sea
South Australia’s capital offers world-class vineyards, never ending hills and calm beaches. With the strong European presence, great food, wine and art has risen to popularity in this bustling city.Day 69-70: At Sea
Dock at historic Busselton Jetty, the longest wooden jetty in the Southern Hemisphere. This is your gateway to the world-class wine region of Margaret River. Enjoy the breathtaking karri tall timber forest, explore limestone caves, get lost in the host of artisan galleries or just relax with great food and a local beer at one of the many casual dining restaurants and soak up the atmosphere of the coast’s rugged beauty.Day 72: Perth, Australia
Welcome to Perth! Check out the array of cuisines on offer, spend a day in the sun at Cottosloe Beach or go for a hike to see magnificient views over the city.Day 73-79: At Sea
Port Louis is the capital city of Mauritius. Known for its French colonial architecture and the 19th-century Champ de Mars horse-racing track. The Caudan Waterfront is a lively dining and shopping precinct. Nearby, vendors sell local produce and handicrafts at the huge Central Market. The Blue Penny Museum focuses on the island’s colonial and maritime history & culture.Day 81: Le Port, ReunionDay 82-84: At Sea
Durban is South Africa’s third-largest city and the continent’s largest port. Durban’s expansive beachfront on the eastern edge of the centre has one of the city’s busiest concentrations of restaurants, a surfeit of tacky family entertainment. Visit the bazaars, alleyways and mosques that make up the Indian area around Dr Yusuf Dadoo Street.Day 86: At Sea
Port Elizabeth situated along Algoa Bay in South Africa's Eastern Cape Province. A major port, it's also known for its numerous beaches. The Donkin Heritage Trail takes in the Old Hill neighbourhood's Victorian landmarks. Coastal boat tours spot whales & rare seabirds. Kragga Kamma Game Park is a small reserve within the Nelson Mandela Bay is home to elephants, rhinos, other big game & also offers cheetah encounters!Day 88: At Sea
Cape Town is situated beneath the imposing Table Mountain. Slowly rotating cable cars climb to the mountain’s flat top, from which there are sweeping views of the city, the busy harbour & boats heading for Robben Island, the notorious prison that once held Nelson Mandela, which is now a living museum.Day 92: At Sea
The port of Santa Cruz de Tenerife welcomes you ashore on its ramblas (wide, tree-lined avenues) that lead to the central Plaza de España. Discover churches built in a variety of architectural styles, from the insular baroque of the church of St. Francis, to the colonial Canary style of the church of the Concepciòn. Find one of the best preserved castles of the island of San Juan, known as Castillo Negro (black castle) because it was built with lava rock and stumble upon incredible beaches offering palm trees, a warm breeze and a refreshing dip in the sea.Day 103: Funchal, Madeira
Funchal is sheltered by hills, and recognised for its harbour, gardens and Madeira wine cellars. The centuries-old Cathedral mixes Gothic and Roman styles, with the carved wooden ceiling as its pièce de résistance. Fronting the harbour is the São Tiago Fortress, built in the 1600s and now houses the Contemporary Art Museum, with a large collection of Portuguese inspired pieces.Day 104-106: At Sea
Welcome to the bustling port of Southampton where you can venture to nearby London and make the most of your day. See London’s highlights including Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, Tower Bridge, more pubs than you could poke a stick at and an array of markets including Spitalfield.Day 108-113: At Sea
Explore the beautiful concrete jungle that is New York City. Spend your day visiting the prosperity bull on Wall Street, seek out panoramic views from the Empire State Building and gaze upon the city from the architecturally pleasing Brooklyn Bridge. You’re also spoilt for choice with the Guggenheim and the Met.
The remastered Queen Mary 2 was launched on the 23rd of June 2016. The brand new interior of the ship has been carefully planned to incorporate Cunard’s history and style as a traditional luxury cruise line alongside modern contemporary features. With all new concepts in some of the communal areas, new furnishings in all the suites the Queen Mary 2 really has had the Royal treatment during her refurbishment!
Travel based on cruise departure on 3 January 2020.
Prices are per person twin share in AUD, and subject to availability and currency fluctuations. Pricing is subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Surcharges may apply.
Flights may not be direct or operate daily. Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change. Disruptions to cruising and itinerary may occur.
Accommodation is subject to change and availability.
Shore excursions and other items such as alcoholic beverages & laundry are an additional cost.
Itineraries are subject to change at any time without notice.
Due to security reasons, all guests must be onboard 2 hours before sailing.
Disembarkation usually begins 2 hours after docking.
These fares/prices may change due to availability or currency fluctuations.
All passports, vaccinations and visas are the responsibility of the travelling guest to secure prior to departure from Australia.
Advertised onboard credit of up to US2400 per cabin amount is based on booking a P2 Princess Grill.
Interior stateroom receives US$1000 per cabin.
Outside stateroom receives US$1200 per stateroom.
Balcony stateroom receives US$1400 per stateroom.
Please check Visa requirements for all countries visited on this itinerary.
China, Russia, India, Canada and the USA require visas to be arranged prior to sailing for all Australian passport holders.
For Non-Australian passport holders please check with the appropriate embassy.
Cruise Line: Cunard Line
Ship: Queen Mary 2
Departs: New York (New York), USA
Countries Visited: United States of America, United Kingdom, Portugal, Italy, Israel, Egypt, Jordan, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, China, Indonesia, Australia, Mauritius, Reunion, South Africa, Namibia, Spain, & Portugal
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