Luxury Cunard Voyage & Indian Deccan Odyssey Rail Journey

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Cruise Holiday Overview

  • Ship Queen Elizabeth
  • Duration 27 NIGHTS
  • Departure 11 February 2025
  • Cruise type Cruise & Rail
  • Cruise code ASA2254

Complimentary Flights & Hotel Stays

This luxurious Cunard cruise and Deccan Odyssey rail journey will transport you from the beaches of Sydney to the regal splendour of India’s Mughal palaces.

Your voyage begins in Sydney, where you’ll meet the opulent Queen Elizabeth for a voyage through the Indo-Pacific region. Travel to the Great Barrier Reef to marvel at iridescent marine life. Set sail for Indonesia and the bountiful island of Bali. See the sights of Jakarta before spending three fabulous hotel nights in Singapore, Southeast Asia’s pulsating finance capital.

Flying from Singapore to Mumbai, you’ll have an evening in the home of Bollywood before stepping on board the Deccan Odyssey for one of India’s greatest rail journeys. As your refined locomotive makes its way from Mumbai to Delhi, you’ll enjoy tours of Vadodara, Jodhpur, Udaipur and the Golden Triangle – home to the magnificent Taj Mahal.

Your Imagine Holiday Includes

Full-Board Cruise

14 night full-board cruise on board Queen Elizabeth

Complimentary Luxury Hotel Stays

3 night five-star stay at the Carlton Hotel Singapore

1 night five-star hotel stay at the Trident Nariman Point, Mumbai

1 night five-star hotel stay at the Vivanta Dwarka New Delhi

All hotel stays include breakfast

Rail Journey

7 night full-board rail journey on board the Deccan Odyssey from Mumbai to Delhi

Off Train Experiences and stops in Vadodara, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Jaipur, Agra and Ranthambore National Park*

Complimentary Flights, Taxes & Transfers^

Overnight flight

*Wildlife sightings are not guaranteed
Named hotels are based on availability and are subject to change without notice. Alternative hotels will always be of equal or higher star rating.
The arrival date is subject to change based on flight times specified during the booking process.
^Transfers not included for Sydney departure

Your Voyage

Your Itinerary

Day 1
Sydney: Embark Ship

Queen Elizabeth is a stunning cruise ship that emanates sophistication, opulence, and enduring allure. On board, passengers can luxuriate in an array of amenities, such as exquisite dining venues, sumptuous lounges, a splendid theatre, and a serene spa.

Meals Included: Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Queen Elizabeth

Days 2 - 3
Relax At Sea
Day 4
Airlie Beach

Airlie Beach is a paradise of palm-fringed beaches and the gateway to the sublimely beautiful Whitsunday Islands. Beyond the boutiques, cafés and markets, Airlie Beach’s true allure is the plethora of Great Barrier Reef adventures available.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Queen Elizabeth

Days 5 - 7
Relax At Sea
Day 8

Darwin, in Australia’s Northern Territory, is a vibrant gateway to the Outback. Tropical landscapes, multicultural markets, and indigenous heritage coexist, creating an adventurous blend of nature and culture.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Queen Elizabeth

Days 9 - 10
Relax At Sea
Day 11

Experience the enchanting allure of Benoa, Bali. With its tranquil beaches, vibrant local culture, and tropical paradise vibes, it’s an invitation to unwind, explore, and embrace the beauty of the Indonesian island.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Queen Elizabeth

Day 12
Relax At Sea
Day 13

Jakarta, Indonesia’s vibrant heart. Immerse in rich cultures, taste diverse cuisines, and experience dynamic city life. Let this metropolis inspire your exploration of Southeast Asia’s captivating tapestry.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Queen Elizabeth

Day 14
Relax At Sea
Days 15 - 17
Singapore: Disembark & Hotel Stay

Singapore, a vibrant city-state, offers a captivating blend of modernity and tradition. Explore its stunning architecture, diverse cuisine, lush gardens, and cultural gems, making it a must-visit destination for travellers.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: Carlton Hotel Singapore

Day 18
Mumbai: Hotel Stay

The metropolis of Mumbai is a city of contrasts with a vibrant energy. From the iconic Gateway of India to the bustling streets of Colaba and glamorous Marine Drive, Mumbai offers myriad experiences.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: Trident Nariman Point Mumbai

Day 19
Mumbai: Board the Deccan Odyssey

Enjoy a warm, traditional welcome on board one of India’s leading luxury trains for the beginning of her journey to Delhi. Savour a drink with your fellow passengers before settling into your cabin and preparing for your first dinner on board.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Deccan Odyssey

Day 20

The first stop on your grand voyage is Vadodara, the former seat of India’s Gaekwad rulers. Explore the majestic Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park, a UNESCO-listed pre-Mughal city, the Maharaja Fateh Singh Museum, and the other-worldly Laxmi Vilas Palace.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Deccan Odyssey

Day 21

Your train will chug into Udaipur this morning. Discover the intricate City Palace complex and learn about its 400-year history. Take a boat ride on the placid waters of Lake Pichola and enjoy a walking tour of Old Udaipur.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Deccan Odyssey

Day 22

Jodhpur is home to the magnificent Mehrangarh Fort, which towers majestically above the iconic blue buildings of the city. Following a walking tour, get set for a culinary highlight of your journey: a Marwar barbecue feast.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Deccan Odyssey

Day 23

Today, you’ll marvel at Amber Fort, set high on the hills in Jaipur. This imposing structure overlooks the rippling waters of Maota Lake, constructed in marble and sandstone, which blends seamlessly into the landscape.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Deccan Odyssey

Day 24

Today, the Deccan Odyssey takes you to Agra. Prepare to be astounded by the breathtaking views of the iconic Taj Mahal before visiting the other architectural treasures of the Mughal Era including Itmad Ud Daula and Agra Fort.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Deccan Odyssey

Day 25

As your train chugs deep into the Rajasthani country, you’ll arrive at Ranthambore National Park. Following an early breakfast, head out on a wildlife safari in search of chinkara, nilgai, sambhar, sloth bear, chital and more.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Deccan Odyssey

Day 26
Delhi: Disembark & Hotel Stay

Delve into the vibrant capital of India, Delhi, a fusion of historic wonders and contemporary marvels. You’ll find UNESCO World Heritage sites sitting alongside modern architectural gems including the Lotus Temple.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Vivanta Dwarka New Delhi 

Days 27 - 28
Delhi: Fly Home

Today, it’s time to say goodbye to India and make your journey home, with time to reminisce about the sights and sounds of your voyage.

Your Tour Highlights

Taj Mahal
Experience eternal love at the Taj Mahal, an architectural marvel symbolising romance. Explore its intricate details, rich history, and UNESCO status. Watch the stunning sunrise and embark on a captivating journey through time at this iconic site.
Agra Fort
Explore Agra Fort's timeless allure, a Mughal masterpiece blending red sandstone and white marble. Unearth regal stories within ancient walls, revealing palace opulence and serene courtyards. Immerse in its captivating heritage on a journey through time.
Ranthambore National Park
Ranthambore National Park, centered around the 10th-century Ranthambore Fort, features ancient mosques, temples, and diverse flora and fauna. Its dry forests make it one of India's top national parks. Enjoy a two-night stay for thrilling jungle safaris, spotting leopards, boars, hyenas, sloth bears, macaques, and Bengal tigers*.
Hawa Mahal
Discover the exquisite beauty of Hawa Mahal, an architectural gem in the heart of Jaipur, India. With its intricate honeycomb facade and rich history, it's a must-see for anyone seeking a glimpse into India's royal past. Don't miss this captivating marvel.

Queen Elizabeth

When Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II conducted the naming ceremony in her own honour in October 2010, she continued a marvellously regal formal cruising tradition. Cunard has maintained all the refined styling, amenities and service associated with the Golden Era of cruise sailing and added modern facilities, leisure, and entertainment opportunities.

Stunning accommodation and the most exceptional fine dining you’ll ever experience at sea are highlights of the glorious Cunard Queen Elizabeth cruise ship. You could dance the night away in the Queens Room at a themed ball, enjoy Afternoon Tea served by white-gloved waiters, or watch a polished production in the Royal Court Theatre. You’ll have three main gourmet restaurants to choose from, promising gastronomic delights to suit all tastes. And with spacious accommodation and two lovely pool areas, along with the Mareel® Wellness & Beauty sanctuary, you’ll enjoy a comfortable and relaxing cruise.

  • Occupancy 2081
  • Tonnage 90,900 tons
  • Length 965 ft (294.00 m)

Life on board Queen Elizabeth

Enjoy Cunard Queen Elizabeth’s spectacular heritage, sense of occasion and huge array of activities, including ballroom-dancing, lawn bowls and Afternoon Tea in the Queens Room.


From classic British and French in the Britannia and Grills restaurants to the best steak onboard at The Verandah, plus a range of international cuisines at The Lido, there’s something to suit every taste.

  • Britannia Restaurant
  • The Lido
  • Steakhouse at The Verandah*
  • The Golden Lion*
  • Dinner at the Lido*
  • Al Fresco Dining*
  • Café Carinthia*
  • Britannia Club Restaurant^
  • Queens Grill+
  • Princess Grill**

Bars & Lounges*

  • Commodore Club
  • Garden Lounge
  • Gin & Fizz
  • The Golden Lion
  • Queens Room
  • Chart Room
  • Yacht Club
  • Casino

*Available at an additional cost

^Included when staying in a Britannia Club Balcony stateroom

+Included when staying in a Queens Grill Suite

** Included when staying in a Princess Grill Suite


Browse the art gallery and luxury boutiques, try your hand at croquet and fencing or take part in fitness classes or deck games. Alternatively, relax by the Pavilion Pool or in Mareel® Wellness & Beauty.

  • Library
  • Open-air pool
  • Fully-equipped gym
  • Traditional Afternoon Tea
  • Gala Evenings
  • Film screenings
  • Planetarium shows
  • Deck and board games
  • Sports facilities
  • Dance classes
  • Spa


There’s never a dull moment with West End-style productions at the Royal Court Theatre, and a full live music programme, plus ballroom dancing in the Queens Room.

  • G32 Nightclub
  • Queens Room
  • Empire Casino
  • Illuminations
  • Royal Court Theatre

Deccan Odyssey

Since the days of the Viceroy, train travel in India has always been synonymous with luxury. From the sumptuous dining cars to the beautifully designed cabins, no expense has been spared on the interior décor: discover comfortable fixed beds dressed in crisp bedlinen and immaculately presented tables at dinner. The gracious service, spacious cabins and exceptionally high quality of on board dining make this unparalleled voyage feel more akin to a moving hotel, than a train journey. 

This vast land lends itself perfectly to train journeys, with expert guides and excursions along the route which will illuminate the magnificent sights. You could take a trip around lesser-visited Gujarat, stop over at Ranthambore National Park in search of tigers, compare the contrasts of bustling Mumbai to the capital, Delhi, or visit the Portuguese-inspired coastline of Goa, where you’ll discover spicy cuisine and stunning beaches. 

Life on board Deccan Odyssey

Travelling on board the Deccan Odyssey means enjoying the fabulous hospitality and luxurious décor that five-star Indian hotels are famous for, with the advantage of being able to travel to several different places in one trip. Round-the-clock service means you’ll never want for anything too; just ask and you will receive.


The train is staffed by a fleet of around 45-60 attentive stewards to take care of your every need. Round-the-clock service is provided by valets, with one for each coach and Presidential suite. On board services are extensive and include a foreign exchange, laundry services (for a supplement), a spa and even a salon – you can get a haircut on board, should you feel the need. For your personal convenience, copies of English language daily newspapers are provided in the public areas, and there is a small library of novels, coffee table books and magazines, plus a selection of games like chess.


Dining Car

The Deccan Odyssey boasts two exquisite multi-cuisine restaurants, Waavar and Utsav. The impeccably adorned interiors of these dining establishments enhance the culinary experience, as restaurant stewards, attired in traditional Maharashtrian clothing, serve delectable dishes. The extensive menu features a diverse array of Indian, Oriental, and Continental delicacies, granting travellers the freedom to select their preferred flavours. The inviting fragrance of the various dishes warmly welcomes guests to the dining car of the Deccan Odyssey.


Once your evening meal has concluded, make your way to the train’s well-stocked bar, where you can get to know your fellow guests over expertly poured drinks and snacks. All meals, bottled water, juices and soft drinks are included, with alcoholic beverages at a supplement.

Sitting Lounge

While the regal rail expedition aboard the Deccan Odyssey guarantees an absence of boredom, the train further provides a comfortable sitting lounge where guests can unwind and engage in conversations with fellow travellers. For those seeking a quieter escape, the lounge offers a selection of books by eminent authors, allowing passengers to immerse themselves in captivating literature during their travels.

Conference Car

To cater to the specific travel needs of corporate adventurers, Deccan Odyssey India has incorporated a dedicated conference car on board. This specialised conference facility is outfitted with cutting-edge amenities and state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment essential for a thriving business venture.


Each traveller anticipates a journey filled with relaxation. The onboard health spa centre provides voyagers with an opportunity to unveil the rejuvenating facets of their personality and appearance through indulgent spa and massage therapies. Drawing inspiration from the ancient Indian science of Ayurveda, the spa incorporates rejuvenation secrets, transforming the entire sojourn into a revitalising experience for the travellers.


Dining takes place in one of the two stunning restaurants, which have been designed in a regal style reminiscent of Indian royal palaces. The on-board chefs prepare all meals fresh in the kitchen car and create menus that keep up the pace with the train’s journey; you will discover local specialities of the state you are travelling through, made with seasonal ingredients. As well as traditional Indian dishes, each menu also includes an international menu to choose from, featuring favourite flavours from around the world.  

Off-train Excursions

The off-train excursions offered by Deccan Odyssey are an integral part of the journey, allowing guests to explore and immerse themselves in the rich cultural and historical heritage of India. Expert guides accompany guests, providing insightful commentary and ensuring a seamless and enriching experience. Whether it’s exploring the architectural wonders of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, enjoying wildlife safaris in national parks, or indulging in local cuisine, the off-train excursions with Deccan Odyssey promise to create lasting memories and provide a deeper understanding of India’s diverse culture and heritage. 

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Cabins & Suites

Cunard boasts some of the most spacious staterooms at sea, and each one comes with a myriad of services, features, and amenities for you to enjoy.

inside Prices from $11,999pp

Cunard Queen Elizabeth Inside Cabin

Cunard Queen Elizabeth’s well-appointed inside staterooms offer a haven of comfort and style for you to enjoy during your voyage. You’ll find thoughtful features and luxurious amenities throughout to ensure that extra special touch.

  • A half bottle of sparkling wine on arrival
  • 24-hour room service
  • Nightly turndown service, including a chocolate on your pillow
  • Satellite TV
  • Refrigerator
  • Tea & coffee making facilities
  • An invigorating shower and complimentary Penhaligon’s toiletries
  • Bathrobe and slippers
Cruise Code: ASA2254
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Oceanview Prices from $12,999pp

Cunard Queen Elizabeth Ocean View Cabin

Beautifully positioned to offer spectacular sea views, Cunard’s Oceanview staterooms provide a private escape from which to enjoy the sights of the horizon. The perfectly framed views are the ideal backdrop to your luxurious surroundings.

  • A half bottle of sparkling wine on arrival
  • 24-hour room service
  • Nightly turndown service, including a chocolate on your pillow
  • Satellite TV
  • Refrigerator
  • Tea & coffee making facilities
  • An invigorating shower and complimentary Penhaligon’s toiletries
  • Bathrobe and slippers
Cruise Code: ASA2254
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balcony Prices from $13,999pp

Cunard Queen Elizabeth Balcony Cabin

Escape to your own private outdoor space in one of Cunard’s obstructed view Balcony staterooms, where you can sit back and feel the crisp sea air on your skin. Complete with fabulous features and thoughtful amenities, you’ll be sure to be well looked after.

  • A half bottle of sparkling wine on arrival
  • 24-hour room service
  • Nightly turndown service, including a chocolate on your pillow
  • Satellite TV
  • Refrigerator
  • Tea & coffee making facilities
  • An invigorating shower and complimentary Penhaligon’s toiletries
  • Bathrobe and slippers
Cruise Code: ASA2254
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Grill Suite Prices from $16,499pp

Cunard Queen Elizabeth Suite Cabin
Cunard Queen Elizabeth Suite Cabin

Delight in breathtaking sea views that can be enjoyed from both inside and outside your Grill Suite. A voyage with a Grill Suite reservation will offer a whole new level of indulgence with the extra special touches of fine-dining experiences, and exclusive access to the Grills Lounge and Terrace

  • Complimentary room service
  • Satellite TV, illy coffee machine and world atlas
  • Bathroom with bath and shower
  • Complimentary Penhaligon’s toiletries
  • Velour robe and slippers
  • Nightly turndown service, including a chocolate on your pillow
  • A selection of fresh fruit, delivered daily
  • Sparkling wine and chocolates to welcome you on board.
  • Your own Grills Concierge for the duration of your stay
  • A spacious private balcony with table and chairs to relax in
  • A seven-pillow concierge menu
  • Freedom dining in the Princess Grill restaurant
  • Optional in-room dining from the Princess Grill menu
Cruise Code: ASA2254
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Your Hotel Stays


Included Hotel

Carlton Hotel Singapore (Or Similar)

Nestled in the heart of Singapore’s bustling cityscape, Carlton Hotel Singapore stands as an iconic landmark of luxury and sophistication. This renowned hotel offers a refined ambiance, providing a truly memorable stay. The elegantly designed rooms and suites boast modern amenities and plush furnishings, ensuring utmost comfort and relaxation. Indulge in a culinary journey at the hotel’s award-winning restaurants, where talented chefs craft exquisite dishes that cater to every palate.


Included Hotel

Trident Hotel, Nariman Point Mumbai (Or Similar)

Perfectly located in the vibrant city of Mumbai, Trident Hotel Nariman Point offers breathtaking panoramic views of Marine Drive, the iconic promenade. With its prime location near art galleries, museums, boutiques, and top dining spots, this hotel provides easy access to Mumbai’s bustling attractions. During your stay, you could unwind and rejuvenate at Trident Spa, stay active at the state-of-the-art fitness centre, or stroll along the promenade to immerse yourself in city’s pulse. Come evening, indulge in the culinary delights of Frangipani or India Jones, both renowned for their award-winning cuisine, before you retreat to your spacious room. Here, you’ll enjoy all the best modern amenities and plush bedding, complimented by attentive staff who will ensure your stay is as relaxing as possible.


Included Hotel

Vivanta Dwarka New Delhi (Or Similar)

You’ll find the delightful Vivanta by Dwarka an elegant and spacious hotel within the heart of Delhi. This five-star hotel will envelope you in luxury the minute you step in; bold in design, with tall ceilings, airy corridors and magnificent colour contrasts it is undoubtedly a unique contemporary resort. After a busy day sightseeing, relax in your stylish and well-appointed room with chic furnishings and avant-garde windows offering views of the city. The two distinct restaurants entice guests with exotic menus and innovative cuisine from around the world, while the contemporary style bar serves exotic cocktails and premium spirits.

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