Queen Elizabeth

Cunard Queen Elizabeth Australian Garden Journey 2021

flowers and watering can for Australian Garden Journey by congerdesign from Pixabay

Cunard has announced their first dedicated garden voyage for Australian garden lovers. 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. The voyage departs March 1, 2021.

Guest speakers in include TV’s Graham Ross, native plant guru Angus Stewart and broadcaster Indira Naidoo, whose specialty is edible gardens. There are 9 experts in all covering topics from bee-keeping to landscaping. 

If you live in Sydney cruising in and out of  your home port is a very easy way to travel. No airports to negotiate and customs is a breeze.  If you have always wanted to experience a Cunard voyage this could be the one to try. Prices start at $1,399pp for an inside cabin twin share.

This cruise will probably sell out fast – even though it is a year and half from now. If you could like to know more contact us now,

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 ferry across the harbour, planning when we arrived at Circular Quay to walk round to see the QM2 at Garden Island. But the crowds were too much for us. You could have walked from one side of the harbour to the other on the spectator craft around the Harbour Bridge – it was amazing that there were no serious collisions! and once we arrived at Circular Quay after our ferry inched its way past the QE2 there was no easy way through the crowds to the walk through the Botanic Gardens.
Cunard has announced that two Queens will once again arrive in Sydney when the Queen Elizabeth on her maiden visit to Australia in 2011 meets up with the QM2 in Sydney Harbour in 2011 on February 22. Queen Elizabeth will visit Fremantle on February 17 and Adelaide on February 20 on her way here.
New Yorkers will have the opportunity to see 3 Queens on these world voyages when QM2 and QE meet up with Queen Victoria on January 13, following a tandem Atlantic cross by Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth.
There is a bonus for those who love to sail on Cunard. For the first time it will be possible to sail the world on the 3 Queens…

If you are interested in booking on the 2011 Cunard voyages – they go on sale on 2 July 2009 – contact us asap and let us know you are interested so we can make sure you get the booking you want. Email travel@travelchoice.com.au – or you can phone us 02 9968 1600.

Their gracious majesties: news on Cunard’s Three Queens!

The maiden voyage of Cunard’s new Queen Elizabeth 2 sold out in 29 minutes according to the blog of Alastair Greener, Cunard’s cruise director. That voyage will start in Southampton 12th October and take her to Portugal and the ports of Vigo, Lisbon and Cadiz, then to the exotic Gran Canaria. QE2’s next voyage takes passengers to the Mediterranean for 14 nights, and is then followed by an Agean Introduction in November.
So if you are interested in booking on this gracious new member of the ocean-going royal family or on the Queen Mary 2 or the Queen Victoria for 2010- 2011 it might be worth getting your skates on.
The 2010 itineraries go on sale Friday April 17.
On her World Cruise 2010, Queen Mary 2, whose visit to Sydney in February made the headlines, will sail from New York January 4, arriving in Sydney March 7 after passing through the Whitsundays and visiting Auckland and the Bay of Islands in New Zealand. She’ll then go on to Fremantle. There is a huge choice of segments bookable on this cruise.
Queen Victoria will commence her World Cruise 2010, sailing from Southampton, UK January 4 and arriving in Sydney February 19, after visiting many ports in the South Pacific.
Throughout the year, Queen Mary 2 will cruise the Atlantic – doing the Transatlantic crossing between Southampton, Cherbourg and Hamburg and New York 21 times, plus a number of Grand Voyages.
Queen Victoria will circumnavigate the British Isles and sail from Southampton to Iberia, Northern Europe, the Norwegian Fjords, the Mediterranean and the Baltic.
Contact me if you’d like to know more or would like a brochure.
(I took the photo above from the Pool Terrace, aft on Deck 8 of the QM2 when she was in Sydney Harbour 26th Feb this year.)
You can find out first hand what is happening on the Cunard ships on Alastair’s Greener’s entertaining blog.