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Embark Cunard’s splendid Queen Mary 2 for a sensational cruise to Cape Town, taking in the wonders of Australia’s breathtaking coastline, Mauritius, and South Africa, paired with a hotel stay.

In Sydney, you’ll embark the regal Queen Mary 2 for your spellbinding cruise to Cape Town. Queen Mary 2 radiates with the charm and glamour of cruising’s golden era, blended with modern conveniences. Be entertained by lavish musical shows, dance in the largest ballroom at sea with a superb resident orchestra, and with four pool areas for relaxation, this wonderful ship has everything you could possibly want for the most marvellous time at sea.

You’ll then set sail for a 26-night cruise that takes in the colours, cultures and contrasts of Australia, Mauritius and South Africa. Highlights include the sprawling wilderness of Kangaroo Island; beautiful Busselton, gateway to the majestic Margaret River region; Port Louis, awash with breathtaking golden sandy beaches, and Durban a remarkable beach city that boasts a melting pot of Indian and colonial influences.

Your cruise ends in Cape Town where you’ll enjoy a two-night hotel stay. An unrivalled backdrop created by the iconic Table Mountain, the Atlantic Ocean bringing in a crisp, salty breeze and culture blooming from the very buildings standing in the city centre, Cape Town is a wonder to explore. Hop on a cable car to Table Mountain’s summit. From here you’ll have panoramic views, with tempting trails leading off through the vegetation, begging to be explored. Or visit The Watershed Market which hosts a variety of local arts and crafts from ceramic bowls to jewellery made of clacking, vibrant beads.

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The Queen Mary 2 Experience

Quite simply, the Queen Mary 2 is one of the most magnificent ocean liners ever built, thus, a fabulous cruise holiday on this remarkable ship is an experience of a lifetime. Cunard has incorporated the very latest in modern facilities, entertainment and enrichment opportunities into a ship radiating the opulence, charm and glamour of cruising’s Golden Era. Your fine-dining options include multiple-course gourmet delights with classy touches like Wedgewood china and Waterford crystal. Be entertained by lavish musical shows, dance in the largest ballroom at sea with a superb resident orchestra and relax beside four ample-sized pool areas – you’ll have everything you could possibly want and more for the most memorable time on the ocean waves.

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Dining

From classic British and French cuisine in the Britannia and Grills restaurants and the finest premium steaks at The Verandah, to traditional afternoon tea and a mouth-watering array of international cuisines at Kings Court Buffet, you’ll find something on board to suit your every taste.

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Activities

There are so many to choose from: enjoy a stellar show at the planetarium, take part in fencing or Cunard’s traditional games of shuffleboard and deck quoits, sign-up for the outstanding Insight programme, or simply relax and unwind at the blissful Mareel Spa.

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Entertainment

There’s never a dull moment on board, what with dazzling West End-style productions at the Royal Court Theatre, a full live music programme, quiz nights and live DJs at the ship’s sophisticated G32 nightclub. Or dance the night away at a glamorous ball in the Queen’s Room.

Your 28 Night Holiday Includes

Day 1

12 March 2023

From Sydney, embark the regal Queen Mary 2 for your sensational voyage to Cape Town

Experience a voyage unlike any other as you embark the regal Queen Mary 2 for your superb cruise to Cape Town, taking in some of the highlights of Australia, Mauritius and South Africa along the way. Indulge yourself as you sip on refined cocktails, dance in the Queens Ballroom to the elegant sounds of the orchestra and savour delectable suppers, served on freshly pressed crystal-white linens, by white-gloved waiters.

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Day 2

13 March 2023

Enjoy your first day at sea discovering the delights on board and indulge in Afternoon Tea

One of the highlights of any Cunard voyage is undoubtedly the traditional English Afternoon Tea, featuring finger sandwiches, delicious fresh cream cakes and fine teas – all served by Cunard’s impeccably dressed white-gloved waiters. It’s one of the quintessential Cunard experiences, and it’s accompanied by the soothing tones of a live musician to add to the atmosphere.

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Day 3

14 March 2023

Embrace the blend of cultures peppered around Melbourne

Melbourne is Australia’s second most populous city and its cultural capital, hosting a plethora of museums, art galleries, music festivals and world heritage sites. Flowing through its distinctive mix of art deco high-rises, mirrored skyscrapers and Victorian-era buildings is the Yarra River, while the nearby Yarra Valley is home to vineyards and rainforests, providing a wonderful alternative to the urban attractions.

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Day 4

15 March 2023

Savour a day at sea to spend time with friends and raise a glass to your grand adventure

With a day at sea, you’ll have ample time to lap up the inimitable elegance of the ship’s Art Deco features, from the swimming pools to the chandeliers, and revel in a bygone era at the Commodore Club, complete with the soothing tones of the resident pianist. Or you could stroll the deck, taking in the salty sea breeze while enjoying spectacular views of the ocean with new-found friends.

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Day 5

16 March 2023

Immerse yourself in the captivating wilderness of Kangaroo Island

In today’s age it’s near to impossible to see nature without humanity’s creations next to it. Kangaroo Island defies all expectations with over a third of the island being dedicated and protected nature reserves. While being named after the national animal, it is also home to a wide range of wildlife such as sea lions, koalas and, to the west of the island, penguin colonies.

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Day 6

17 March 2023

Embrace Adelaide’s laid-back lifestyle

Adelaide is known for its relaxed pace of life, culture, art, wineries and entertainment and with the captivating coastline within reach, it’s the perfect destination to enjoy a fabulous city break. The Art Gallery of South Australia and the South Australian Museum offer insights into Australia’s natural and artistic heritage. Explore the city’s heart with a visit to Victoria Square; its vibrant 19th century Central Market which ripples with energy, soak up the sun in historic Glenelg or enjoy a walk along Port Adelaide where you could dip in to one of the harbourside eateries.

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Days 7 - 8

18 - 19 March 2023

From live music to tranquil retreats and dazzling world-class entertainment, there’s plenty to indulge in on board

Find world-class entertainment, an on-board planetarium, as well as the Mareel Spa and famous speakers from the arts and beyond to entertain you on your voyage. 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, accompanied by the gentle strains of the live orchestra.

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Day 9

20 March 2023

Wander the longest timber jetty in the southern hemisphere in Busselton

Discover beautiful Busselton, home to the longest timber jetty in the southern hemisphere. Wander the nearly 2km distance to the Underwater Observatory where you could witness the majestic marine life hidden within a colourful coral reef. It’s also the gateway to Margaret River. While here you could take a wine tour and sample some of the award-winning Shiraz at one of the 200 or so vineyards, try your hand at surfing at the Margaret River Mouth, or visit the Boranup Karri Forest. Further spectacular natural beauty awaits in Mammoth Cave, where ancient fossilised remains embedded in the limestone walls.

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Day 10

21 March 2023

Explore spectacular Perth, a blend of urban escapes and enchanting natural beauty

Enjoy some time at leisure to explore the most isolated city in the world. Perth effortlessly blends chic new bars and restaurants with the natural beauty of the surrounding landscapes of Kings Park and Swan Valley. Wander amongst the beautiful blooms of the Botanic Gardens, admire the views from atop the Bell Tower, or escape to historic Fremantle Bay. Explore Swan River on a gondola ride, savour fantastic food and take a stroll along Public Art Walk in search of the remarkable Spanda sculpture.

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Days 11 - 17

22 - 28 March 2023

Immerse yourself in epic stories and awe-inspiring productions in the lavish theatre

The entertainment on Queen Mary 2 is second to none, with a dazzling line up of acts and performances in venues that are known for their comfort and meticulously designed décor. Whether its live music, illusionists, West End-style cabaret or stand-up comedians, the talent on show at the Royal Court is truly world-class and you’ll keep going back for more.

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Day 18

29 March 2023

Discover the kaleidoscope of countries and cultures in Port Louis, Mauritius’ glorious capital

The capital of Mauritius, Port Louis offers something for everyone. Shopaholics will have their cravings satisfied in every way. Birdwatchers will be fulfilled at Casela Bird Park. Water enthusiasts head straight for the island’s beaches. Many enjoy Grand Bay for sailing, windsurfing and waterskiing. La Cuvette beach or lovely Pereybere cove and south-easterly Blue Bay beach are ideal for bathing, windsurfing and sailing. Le Morne and Tamarin are popular for surfing and swimming. Flic en Flac, its white-sand beaches fringed with filaos and casuarinas, is perfect for sunbathing.

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Day 19

30 March 2023

Immerse yourself in the tropical climate and diverse landscapes of Le Port, Reunion

Boldly yet delectably French in every way, from the decor to the croissants on the breakfast table. It is as if Reunion lay just off the coast of Cannes, and not thousands of miles away, just off the coast of Madagascar. Reunion's history began 3 million years ago as a mountain which built up slowly, rising in four successive stages to a towering peak of more than four thousand metres high. Immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring natural beauty of Rivière des Galets, relish a whale-watching experience or marvel at its majestic waterfalls at Bassin des Aigrettes.

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Days 20 - 22

31 March - 2 April 2023

Don’t miss the opportunity to delight in Cunard’s elegant Gala Ball

If there’s ever a cruise in which you can slip on your glad rags, it’s a Cunard cruise. And the Gala Balls on the Queen Mary 2 are the highlight of the ship’s famously lavish nightlife. Show off your well-choreographed dance steps on the polished dancefloor of the Queens Room to the accompaniment of an eight-piece orchestra. Each Gala Ball is themed, from the Roaring Twenties to Masquerade, giving you the perfect excuse to live the high-life and let loose, Cunard-style.

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Day 23

3 April 2023

Discover the delights of Durban, from its bustling markets to its golden beaches

Located along Africa’s southernmost tip, bustling Durban is situated in the KwaZulu Province of South Africa and is South Africa’s second largest city. Known locally as Thekwini, it is South Africa’s leading beach resort with superb weather and a relaxed atmosphere. Head for the Golden Mile Beach and its lengthy promenade or learn about all things aquatic at uShaka Marine World.

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Day 24

4 April 2023

Challenge friends to a game or two up on deck

Whether you enjoy taking part in sport or watching it, you’ll find plenty of opportunities on board. Queen Mary 2’s Games Deck offers a refined area to enjoy bowls, deck tennis and croquet, or you could try a gentle putt in the golf nets. Alternatively, you’ll find a great atmosphere in the Golden Lion pub to watch live sports.

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Day 25

5 April 2023

Explore the treasures of Port Elizabeth, nicknamed the ‘Friendly City’

Also known as the ‘Friendly City’, Port Elizabeth is a thriving coastal destination with fine, sandy beaches, whale-watching tours, a European-style town square, and excellent museums including the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum. Head to the Donkin Reserve and climb to the top of the lighthouse to get great views across the city – the perfect spot for getting your bearings.

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Day 26

6 April 2023

Unwind in the sumptuous spa, relax by the pool or escape to one of the sophisticated bars during your final day at sea

Enjoy pampering and rejuvenating treatments at the spa, an oasis of calm. Steam rooms and an exclusive pool offer complete tranquillity, whilst hot stone beds facing panoramic windows offer wonderful views across the ocean. Massage and specialist treatments are all available and if you’re feeling active you can take a dip in the swimming pool or workout in the fully equipped, large gym.

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Day 27

7 April 2023

Disembark your ship in Cape Town, where you’ll enjoy a two-night hotel stay

Today you’ll bid farewell to your glorious ship as you disembark in cosmopolitan Cape Town, South Africa’s favourite city. Facing the Atlantic Ocean, with the splendour of Table Mountain looking over its shoulder, it’s a city set in impressive surroundings, which are matched by its myriad tourist attractions. You’ll find it all here: quirky independent shops, places of historical interest – such as Robben Island – and beaches galore.

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Day 28

8 April 2023

For your final day in the Mother City, wander around the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront or soar across the skies to the summit of Table Mountain

Today you could wander around the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, a quintessential Cape Town experience that is one of the best things about this vibrant city. Here you’ll find the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art, the Two Oceans Aquarium, and the excellent V&A Food Market, whose stalls sell everything from traditional African stews to ostrich biltong. Alternatively, head up to the summit of Table Mountain or explore the bucolic winelands of the surrounding region.

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Day 29

9 April 2023

Leave Cape Town with a wealth of memories to treasure forever

Your holiday ends in remarkable Cape Town, today you’ll transfer to the airport for your flight back home.

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Your Holiday Summary

Hotel Stay

  • 2 night hotel stay at The Commodore Hotel or similar in Cape Town with breakfast

Cruise

  • 26 night full-board cruise on board the Queen Mary 2

All flights, taxes and transfers

Prices

Departing

12 March 2023

Inside

$5,999pp

Outside

$7,999pp

Balcony

$8,999pp

Departing

12 March 2023

Inside

$6,299pp

Outside

$8,299pp

Balcony

$9,299pp

Departing

12 March 2023

Inside

$6,099pp

Outside

$8,099pp

Balcony

$9,099pp

Departing

12 March 2023

Inside

$6,399pp

Outside

$8,399pp

Balcony

$9,399pp