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‘Queen Elizabeth’ Australian Garden Journey

Cunard announced their first dedicated garden voyage for Australians. Originally scheduled for 2021 the cruise has now moved to February 2023. Promoted as a way for those cruising to grow their gardening knowledge (their pun, not mine) this voyage will depart from Sydney and return 7 days later after visiting Hobart and Melbourne. Guest speakers …

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Take a bow, and a captain This photo of Captain Kevin Oprey standing on the bulbous bow of the Queen Mary 2 off the coast of Bali was taken to mark the ocean liner’s tenth anniversary in May. Photographer James Morgan said the photos took months in planning – and waiting for a calm sea. …

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Onboard Queen Elizabeth in Sydney Harbour

Today I joined a group of fellow travel agents to ‘inspect’ the Queen Elizabeth on her inaugural visit to Sydney Harbour. What started as a grey, rainy morning turned into a sunny lunch time as we were shown the new Queen in all her glory. A very impressive deep blue hull and unusual exhaust stack …

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Sail the world on Cunard – and join royalty on Sydney Harbour 2011

If you scroll down the right hand side of this blog you will find the photos I took when we joined the throngs to see the Queen Elizabeth and Queen Mary 2 berthed in Sydney Harbour. It was a warm summer dusk and we walked down to the ferry wharf at Kirribilli and caught the …

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