Top 9 Reasons to Consider a Cunard Cruise


The cruise industry has been expanding beyond cruise lines’ wildest hopes and dreams. With more people taking to the sea onboard a ship than ever before—and nowhere more so than in Australia. More demand for cruising each year brings improvement and infrastructure to existing ports, the development of new ports, and of course, more ships. Aussies love cruising of all shapes and sizes—from boutique luxury cruises to state-of-the-art megaships—and cruise lines are queuing up to come down under for our balmy Summer weather.


Cunard is a British cruise line that has been calling in at Australian ports for quite some time, but in Summer 2019-20, the luxury Cunard ship—The Queen Elizabeth—will be here for 101 days. Australia is Cunard’s 3rd biggest market, after the UK and North America.


“Over the past few years, we’ve seen unprecedented growth in demand for the Cunard experience in Australia…Our new 2019-20 summer will not only feature more cruises, it will also offer some exciting new itinerary options,” said Cunard Senior Vice President, Simon Palethorpe.


When it comes to luxury cruises, Cunard is the crème de la crème! Whether you want to cruise now before the Summer 2019-20 boom or see what exciting itinerary options Cunard has in store for their biggest Australian Summer ever—here are 9 reasons to consider a Cunard cruise.

1. Not just any formal night

Cunard is nothing if not traditional. If you love dressing to the 9’s and enjoying formal dinners with silver service wait staff, this is the cruise line for you. Pack your best cocktail dresses, ball gowns and tuxedos to enjoy elegant balls, nights at the theatre and gala dinners.


2. History comes alive

If those ship walls could talk, they would have some stories to tell. History-lovers will enjoy cruising with Cunard because since their start as Transatlantic mail ships in 1839 the luxury cruise ships and their crew have circumnavigated the globe literally thousands of times.


3. Be the first

In the 2019-20 season, Cunard’s Queen Elisabeth will be making maiden calls at the Trobriand Islands and Conflict Islands in Papua New Guinea. Don’t miss out!


4. Exclusivity 

Cruisers looking for opulence, indulgence and exclusivity will want to stay in the Grill Suites. This gives you access to Cunard’s exclusive lounge, terrace and restaurants. Plus, the suites all have spacious furnished balconies and come with a private butler and complimentary minibar.


5. An English high tea at sea

If you love all things English—or just love cake—you will love this. Enjoy a traditional British high tea every afternoon served by white-gloved waiters in the elegant Queens Room.  Think scones, finger sandwiches, Twinnings tea and delectable sweet treats.


6. Learn something new

Whether you choose to take in a guest lecture as part of the Cunard Insights programme, get stuck into one of the 8,000 books from the onboard library, or try your hand (and feet!) at ballroom dancing with the ships Dance Hosts, there are plenty of opportunities to broaden your horizons and pick up a new skill or 2 on a Cunard cruise.


7. Kid Friendly

Although it might not be as immediately obvious as cruise lines like Disney or Royal Caribbean, Cunard cater to children and adults alike, with an onboard kids’ club, and programme of activities throughout the day and into the evening.


8. State-of-the-art

The Queen Elisabeth is Cunard’s newest ship. Launched in 2010 she is the 2nd biggest ship ever to sail in the Cunard fleet. She is due to get a makeover later this year and we can’t wait to see what Cunard have in store for us!


9. Close to home

Based in Melbourne for 101 days over summer 2019-20 with domestic and international itineraries, there has never been a better time to cruise with Cunard.


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Post by Sarah Tayler

Sarah is an avid traveller. When not writing for My Cruises, she can be found gallivanting around the globe. Her favourite port of call is Barcelona because it’s close to the city and she is a sucker for Gaudi and tapas! A big fan of leisurely river cruising as well, Sarah loves nothing more than stopping off along the banks of the Loire Valley for a spot of wine tasting and visiting Bordeaux for the history and amazing French food. On her cruise holiday to-do list is the Panama Canal, an Arctic expedition cruise and a river cruise through Asia.