Cunard Line has announced the latest chapter in its storied history. In January 2011, Cunard will see two of its regal vessels embark on global odysseys that combined will visit 57 ports of call across 34 countries including a maiden World Voyage for the new Queen Elizabeth, and Queen Mary 2, travelling the globe via the east-west route of passage.
Queen Elizabeth Maiden World Voyage
Cunards Queen Elizabeth, for her maiden voyage will offer a complete circumnavigation of the globe from her home port of Southampton, crossing the Atlantic en route to New York. US and Canadian guests will have the unique opportunity of embarking on their World Voyage experience from New York, Fort Lauderdale or – after the ship transits the Panama Canal – Los Angeles.
From the west coast, Queen Elizabeth will continue her westward journey to the city of Sydney, where she will stay overnight, via the South Pacific and New Zealand before heading to the exotic ports of Asia that includes Singapore, Bali, Vietnam and Thailand as well as another overnight stay in Hong Kong. The vessel then sails on to Malaysia and India before stopping in Dubai (also an overnight stay), followed by a visit to Oman before transiting the Suez Canal and taking in sites of Egypt, Greece, Italy and Portugal en-route back to Southampton. Here North American guests can rendezvous with the Queen Mary 2 and take in a legendary Transatlantic crossing to complete their 103-day circumnavigation of the globe. The full World Voyage fares start from $19,995 per person.
Segment voyages capture the essence of the World Voyage and aboard Queen Elizabeth range from 12 to 25 days, including New York to Los Angeles (16 days), Los Angeles to Sydney (23 days), Sydney to Singapore (25 days), Singapore to Dubai (12 days) and Dubai to Southampton (19 days). Guests can enjoy great value by combining two or more consecutive segments to create a unique itinerary. Segment fares start from $2,545 per person.
Queen Mary 2 World Voyage
Queen Mary 2 will begin her fourth World Voyage in New York , and will be her second passage sailing on an east-west route around the globe. After a call in Fort Lauderdale, the ship will head to the Caribbean and South America, stopping in Barbados, Brazil and Uruguay before arriving for an overnight stay in the beautiful city of Cape Town in South Africa, the ship’s second visit to this destination. From there she will sail to the island of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean before an exploration of Australia that culminates with an overnight stay in Sydney. The vessel then continues on to New Zealand and Guam before giving highlights of China and Japan en-route to an overnight stay in Hong Kong, followed by visits to Vietnam, Singapore, Thailand and India en-route to Dubai. From here, Queen Mary 2 will call in Egypt before making a transit of the Suez Canal that will take her to European calls in Italy, Monaco, Spain and the United Kingdom, her last call before ending her 103-day odyssey in New York. Full World Voyage fares start from $19,995 per person.
Segment voyages aboard Queen Mary 2 range from 15 to 25-days and include New York to Cape Town (23 days), Cape Town to Sydney (17 days), Sydney to Hong Kong (25 days), Hong Kong to Dubai (15 days) and Dubai to New York (23 days). Consecutive segments can be combined to experience the Liner Voyages. Segment fares start from $3,245 per person.
Cunard is also pleased to offer guests the chance to enjoy the World Voyage experience using a combination of Queen Elizabeth and Queen Mary 2. Embarking in New York, guests will be able to complete the first half of their World Voyage on Queen Elizabeth before transferring ships in Sydney and sailing back to New York on Queen Mary 2.
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