Luxury on the High Seas
Experience the height of luxury upon the high seas when the Queen Elizabeth comes to Australia in 2020. Enjoy 7 days of luxurious adventure beginning with 2 nights in Melbourne staying within the centrally located Southbank district. Your tour package including your choice of Melbourne tour, buffet dinner at the famous Melba restaurant and breakfast daily. Board Cunard's magnificent vessel in Melbourne at Station Pier and set sail for 4 luxurious nights aboard the elegant and luxurious Queen Elizabeth. Stay in an ocean view or balcony stateroom and enjoy the fine dining, leisurely activities and onboard entertainment as you journey north to Brisbane, stopping along the way in Sydney for optional shore tours. This exceedingly rare opportunity to journey aboard one of the icons of the sea will sell out quickly. Bookings close 16 August unless sold out prior.
The Cunard Experience
If you haven’t sailed with Cunard before, prepare yourself for a unique treat. From the moment you step on board, you’ll soon become accustomed to the distinctive and welcoming service. The Queen Elizabeth is grand in scale yet stylish down to the tiniest detail - a world unto herself. British at heart, Cunard continues many fine traditions found on-board liners of the past. Delight in traditional afternoon tea, partake in a flurry on the ballroom floor, or simply relax and unwind on the open decks. Only on Cunard.
Queen Elizabeth was christened by her namesake Her Majesty the Queen and joined the fleet in 2010, the heyday of Hollywood glamour is evoked by her elegant wood panelling, gleaming chandeliers and marble flooring. In November 2018, Queen Elizabeth received a refit.
Queen Elizabeth Highlights:
◆ The Garden Lounge – a light and sociable room inspired by London’s Kew Gardens
◆ Games Deck – a dedicated area to enjoy croquet, traditional bowls or paddle tennis
◆ Royal Court Theatre – modelled on Queen Victoria’s theatre, complete with private theatre boxes.
Queen Elizabeth cruises are perfect for those who are new to cruising and looking to sail closer to home.
Day 1: Thursday 13 February 2020
Toowoomba – Melbourne
Commence with a home pickup in the Toowoomba city area before a transfer to Wellcamp Airport for your flight direct with Air North to Melbourne. Transfer to Travelodge Hotel Melbourne located in the vibrant Southbank precinct just a short walk from the Crown Casino, Yarra River and City Centre. Tonight, we dine at Melba Restaurant at the Langham Hotel. From the freshest catch of crabs, oysters, mussels, prawns and more from the sea to their six cooking theatres, each featuring a different culinary style. Melba showcases the best of international and local cuisines at the grazing buffet. As east meets west watch the chefs perform at open kitchens making food to order.
The sushi masters work their magic at the Japanese island, the Indian chefs take you on a spice-filled journey, the juicy steaks sizzle on the char grill, Italian pasta pans bustle and they turn up the heat at the turbo woks. Let’s talk dessert, whether you’re a hot dessert person, a cold dessert person, an iced dessert person they’ve got you covered. Meals: D
Accommodation: Travelodge Hotel Melbourne Southbank (2 nights)
Day 2: Friday 14 February 2020
Melbourne – your choice of sightseeing
Today, you are free to choose your own sightseeing tour from our selection of great tours on offer from Grey Line and AAT Kings Tours. Choose a full day tour along the Great Ocean Road, head down to Phillip Island and witness the daily Penguin Parade, board the Puffing Billy Steam Train in the Dandenong Ranges and enjoy some wine tasting in the Yarra Valley, visit the Grampians National Park or spend a full day sightseeing in Melbourne including a Yarra River Cruise and Eureka Tower. If you think you may like something different all together to what we have on offer, please come in and see us and we’ll arrange a special day for you. Tours must be pre-booked and are subject to availability. Meals: B
Day 3: Saturday 15 February 2020
Queen Elizabeth departs Melbourne
Enjoy a leisurely start to the day, then set out to explore the Southbank Precinct or maybe head across the river and board the famous City Circle Tram or visit the shops, Queen Victoria Markets or Old Melbourne Gaol. Grab an early lunch and then we’ll head to Station Pier to board Cunard’s luxurious Queen Elizabeth. Once onboard settle in to your selected Oceanview or Balcony stateroom. Each featuring King-sized or King-Single beds, a living area with desk and sofa, tea and coffee making facilities, satellite TV, ample storage and a mini-bar. The stylish bathroom has a shower, with bathrobes, slippers and Penhaligon's toiletries. Your steward will help keep your stateroom immaculate, while there’s also a nightly turndown and complimentary room service at any time of night or day. Head out on deck, as Queen Elizabeth departs Melbourne and sails out through Port Phillip Bay on her way towards the open sea. Meals: BD
Day 4: Sunday 16 February 2020
Queen Elizabeth at Sea
After a fabulous first night at sea you’ll be ready for a delicious breakfast in one of the restaurants. Your table is reserved for breakfast, lunch and dinner in one of the sophisticated main restaurants aboard. Each is the home of deliciously imaginative menus, exceptional wines and impeccable service. This evening you may start with such delicacies as Salmon Gravlax with Poached Quail’s Egg or a Croquette of Suckling Pig. For your entrée, you might be in the mood for Dover Sole Meunière or a Chateaubriand, perhaps rounded off with a rich Bitter Chocolate Soufflé or a lighter Mango Panna Cotta. Whilst dressing for dinner plays an important role in every Cunard voyage, elevating the sense of occasion every evening, guests still have the freedom of choice to dress up and dine in style or to relax in more casual surroundings. Meals BLD
Day 5: Monday 17 February 2020
Queen Elizabeth – Sydney
At 964.5 feet in length, Queen Elizabeth will certainly have heads turning as she enters Sydney Harbour and travel past the Opera House to tie up at Circular Quay. The stunning harbour city is Australia’s oldest and largest urban centre. Its fascinating history began in the year 1788 with the arrival of the ‘First Fleet’ of 760 British convicts.
Gold mining and sheep breeding propelled Sydney’s development, and today it’s the largest port in the entire South Pacific. Today, go ashore and explore on your own or join one of the optional shore tours on offer, maybe just relax on board or explore this Elegant ship. Meals: BLD
Day 6: Tuesday 18 February 2020
Queen Elizabeth at Sea
With around 2100 guests onboard and a crew over 1000 Queen Elizabeth offers one of the best crew to guest ratios at sea. With time at sea the choice, as always with Cunard, is yours. There is as much or as little to do as you please, with more possibilities than you have time to discover. Every evening during your cruise promises a stellar array of entertainment choices. So, whether you’re in the mood for music, dance performances or even magic shows, prepare to settle into your seat. Watch the resident Royal Court Singers and Dancers stage dazzling West-End style productions or abridged Shakespeare performances. See a talented hand-picked line-up of vocalists and instrumentalists, aerial performers and illusionists, stand-up comedians and variety entertainers. Meals: BLD
Day 7: Wednesday 19 February 2020
Queen Elizabeth arrives Brisbane
All too soon it’s time to leave this beautiful cruise liner behind and sadly we must disembark the Queen Elizabeth on arrival in Brisbane and make our way back home. Stonestreets Travel will have a coach waiting for our arrival and will transfer guests back to Toowoomba and home. Meals: B
Air North flights ex Wellcamp Airport subject to final schedules - flight ex Brisbane may be utilised if Air North schedule not suitable to tour itinerary.
Flights are available ex Brisbane or other ports – please notify us when booking your preferred departure airport.
Sydney shore excursion details were not available at time of print.
- All meals included on 4-night Cruise
- Daily Breakfast in Melbourne
- Buffet Dinner at Melba Restaurant (Melbourne)
- Economy Flight from Toowoomba's Wellcamp Airport to Melbourne
Cunard's Queen Elizabeth - 4 Night Cruise
- 4 Nights - aboard Queen Elizabeth in Oceanview Stateroom (or Balcony Stateroom with upgrade)
- 2 Nights - Travelodge Hotel Melbourne Southbank
Your choice of Melbourne full day tour including:
- Great Ocean Road
- Phillip island & Penguin Parade
- Mornington Peninsula
- Grand Melbourne
- Dandenong Ranges, Puffing Billy & Wine Country
- Dandenong Ranges, Puffing Billy & Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary
- Magnificent Melbourne - City Sights, Yarra River Cruise and Eureka Tower (half day tour)
The famous Queen Elizabeth is a spacious and elegant vessel from Cunard. On board guests are invited to enjoy uncrowded, spacious decks and evocative art deco elegance. Immerse yourself in endless entertainment, luxurious accommodation and in an array of dining choices. The ships art deco features and gleaming chandeliers blend with contemporary attractions to ensure a remarkable voyage. Enjoy Croquet on the Games Deck, stunning entertainment in the Royal Court Theatre or relax in the elegant conservatory.
Britannia Oceanview Stateroom:
Approximately 197 - 201 sq. ft.
Awaken with the gentle natural light from your window as you explore the world from these stylish staterooms. They feature a king-sized bed, a living area with desk and sofa, tea and coffee making facilities, satellite TV, ample storage and a mini-bar. The stylish bathroom has a shower, with bathrobes, slippers and Penhaligon's toiletries. Your steward will help keep your stateroom immaculate, while there’s also a nightly turndown and complimentary room service at any time of night or day.
Britannia Balcony Stateroom:
Approximately 228 - 471 sq. ft.
Your stateroom is bathed in natural light and benefits from ample storage. There’s a turndown service, complete with a pillow chocolate, ready for a comfortable night’s sleep in your king-sized bed. Your bathroom features a shower, enhanced by Penhaligon's toiletries, a bathrobe and slippers. There’s a living area with a desk, satellite TV, tea and coffee-making facilities and a mini bar. Regular visits from your steward ensure everything stays pristine, and there’s also round-the-clock complimentary room service.
Royal Court Theatre:
Photos courtesy of Cunard.