Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Cunard Line Announces 2012 World Voyages

Cunard Line has announced details of its 2012 world voyages on its new Queen Elizabeth and legendary flagship Queen Mary 2, marking a 90-year legacy of annual circumnavigations.

On sale in Australia from Friday July 16, the new program features a 107-day journey around the globe on Queen Elizabeth and a 108-day voyage on Queen Mary 2, which will include the liner’s first circumnavigation of Australia.

Between them, the two liners will visit 60 ports across 33 countries, with their voyages including a host of maiden visits such as Queen Mary 2’s first call to the spectacular sand dunes of Namibia’s Swakopmund.

In Australia, the ports of Brisbane, Cairns, Darwin and Melbourne will welcome the spectacular 2620-passenger Queen Mary 2 for the first time, while her youngest sister, the 2092-passenger Queen Elizabeth will make her inaugural calls to Brisbane and Port Douglas.

Early booking savers are available on the full world voyages with fares starting from $28,509* per person twin share for Queen Mary 2’s sailing which departs Southampton on January 10, 2012.

Meanwhile, Cunard is offering a host of line voyages and sectors on both liners including:

o 19 nights sailing on Queen Mary 2 from Sydney to Hong Kong via Papua New Guinea, Japan and China, priced from $4659* per person twin share

o 24 nights sailing from Sydney to Singapore on Queen Elizabeth visiting Malaysia, China, Vietnam and Thailand with fares starting from $6119* per person.

o 17 nights from Cape Town to Adelaide on Queen Mary 2 with calls to Durban, Port Louis and Fremantle, start from $4089* per person complete twin.

o 56 nights from Brisbane to Southampton on Queen Elizabeth, visiting ports throughout Asia, the Middle East and Europe. Fares start from $13,189* per person.

Onboard credits of up to US$1500 per person are also available to guests booking line or full voyages.

Launching in October this year, Queen Elizabeth’s complete circumnavigation will see her sail from the UK to New York, Fort Lauderdale and through the Panama Canal to Costa Rica and Mexico before visiting San Francisco and sailing south to New Zealand and Australia. She then heads north to Asia and through the Suez Canal to visit the Mediterranean before returning to Southampton.

Meanwhile QM2 will leave Southampton for Madeira and the Canary Islands before visiting Namibia and South Africa enroute to Australia where she will complete a historic circumnavigation of the continent. After sailing north to Asia she will visit ports throughout the Middle East and Europe before returning to the UK.

For more details on the 2012 world voyages call Cunard on 13 24 41 or visit www.cunardline.com.au
* Subject to availability. Conditions apply.

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