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Sail in style from Cape Town to Sydney with Cunard, visiting vibrant and historical ports along the way.

You’ll embark Queen Mary 2 in colourful Cape Town for your cruise to Sydney. While on board this majestic cruise ship you could dance in the largest ballroom at sea, take gaming lessons in the casino, or be entertained by a polished production in the Royal Court Theatre. With a 3D cinema, spa treatments, RADA workshops and golf simulators, there is truly something for everyone on board.

You’ll stop at a variety of ports, beginning with Port Elizabeth, famous for its Art Nouveau architecture. Known as ‘The Friendly City’, this bustling metropolis has nature parks and a heritage trail that reveals charming Victorian landmarks.

Enjoy stunning island scenery in Réunion: with its emerald forests and waterfalls, you’ll want to keep your camera fully charged. In Mauritius you’ll find clear waters and white beaches, along with beach side restaurants serving fish caught fresh that morning. You’ll then cross the Indian Ocean, spending a few days at sea: ample time to further explore the ship’s spectacular facilities.

Spend time discovering Fremantle’s history with visits to the city’s convict-built, colonial-era structures. Why not visit the Round House, the oldest remaining intact building in Western Australia? You’ll cruise next to Busselton, gateway to Margaret River’s premium wine region. This destination also has a charming timber jetty, the longest in the southern hemisphere. Venture further afield to Mammoth Cave, where jagged stalactites descend from the ceiling in this natural time capsule, where you’ll find ancient fossilized remains embedded in the limestone walls.

Sample the gastronomic delights in easy-going Adelaide, before you reach Melbourne’s cosmopolitan charms. Then it’s on to the aptly-named Kangaroo Island, containing several nature reserves abundant with wildlife – and fantastic scenery – before you disembark in Sydney.

Queen Mary Cruise

Your Itinerary
Day 1 Cape Town Embark your ship - Queen Mary 2
Whilst in Cape Town you can enjoy the stunning scenery or the rich history behind the garden city of South Africa. You can take a cable car to the top of the iconic Table Mountain, visit Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was incarcerated or take in the V&A waterfront to satisfy your shopping bug.
Day 2 At Sea At Sea
Day 3 Port Elizabeth ‘The Friendly City’
Port Elizabeth is one of the largest cities in South Africa, situated in the Eastern Cape Province. It is a perfect location to take a day tour to the top game reserves in the country including Schotia, Shamwari, Addo Elephant Park, and Lalibela, or relax in the beautiful nature regions of Tsitsikamma and Baviaanskloof.
Day 4 At Sea At Sea
Day 5 At Sea At Sea
Day 6 At Sea At Sea
Day 7 At Sea At Sea
Day 8 Réunion
Réunion blends French, Indian, African and Chinese influences, which have created diverse food, music and culture. It has a varied landscape and impressive scenery, with spectacular waterfalls, immense volcanoes, and deep canyons. Explore the island’s exceptional natural beauty by diving off the cliffs, surfing the waves, flying over the volcanoes and trekking up its majestic mountains.
Day 9 Mauritius
The beaches on Mauritius are heavenly, with bright blue seas and smooth white sand. The island is full of history and cultural diversity. There is the opportunity to try Chinese, Indian, French and African cuisine, all full of different spices and flavours. The markets are a great place to find unique crafts, jewellery and souvenirs.
Day 10 At Sea At Sea
Day 11 At Sea At Sea
Day 12 At Sea At Sea
Day 13 At Sea At Sea
Day 14 At Sea At Sea
Day 15 At Sea At Sea
Day 16 At Sea At Sea
Day 17 Fremantle (Perth)
Lying at the mouth of the Swan River, historic Fremantle is your gateway to Perth, the capital of Western Australia. Perth is where life moves at a slower pace, so during your visit, relax and savor the bounties of Western Australia, from the wonders of the bush to the wineries of the Swan Valley, to the stunning Rottnest Island for snorkeling and diving.
Day 18 Margaret River (Busselton)
Day 19 At Sea At Sea
Day 20 At Sea At Sea
Day 21 Adelaide

The capital of South Australia, Adelaide is a cosmopolitan city of wide boulevards, fertile gardens and diverse architecture. Discover the Anglican Holy Trinity Church and the Parliament House. Explore the collection of Aboriginal, colonial, and Melanesian art at the South Australian Museum. Stroll the historic Adelaide Central Market, or simply relax beneath a fig tree canopy in the Botanic Gardens.
Day 22 At Sea At Sea
Day 23 Melbourne Disembark your ship - Queen Mary 2:
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Make sure you take a stroll down the stunning tree-lined Lygon Street for the best restaurants and cafes, or visit the famous Yarra Valley for the best in Australian wines. If you’re a sports fan you could also enjoy a tour of the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground.

 

 


Queen Mary Cruise

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