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Departure Date: 7th January 2020

Duration: 20 nights

Cruise Line: Cunard

Cruise Ship: Queen Elizabeth

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Holiday Benefits

  • Flights based on London - other airports available*
  • All overseas transfers included
  • 3 night hotel stay in Melbourn- room only
  • 14 nights cruise onboard Queen Elizabeth

Itinerary

  • 7th January 2020

    London Heathrow > Melbourne

  • 9th January 2020

    The Hotel Windsor

    Room Only, 4 Star Rating

  • 12th January 2020

    Melbourne, Victoria

    Consistently rated among the “world’s most livable cities” in quality-of-life surveys, Melbourne is built on a coastal plain at the top of the giant horseshoe of Port Phillip Bay. The city center is an orderly grid of streets where the state parliament, banks, multinational corporations, and splendid Victorian buildings that sprang up in the wake of the gold rush now stand. This is Melbourne’s heart, which you can explore at a leisurely pace in a couple of days.In Southbank, one of the newer precincts south of the city center, the Southgate development of bars, restaurants, and shops has refocused Melbourne’s vision on the Yarra River. Once a blighted stretch of factories and run-down warehouses, the southern bank of the river is now a vibrant, exciting part of the city, and the river itself is finally taking its rightful place in Melbourne’s psyche.Just a hop away, Federation Square—with its host of galleries—has become a civic landmark for Melburnians. Stroll along the Esplanade in t

  • 16th January 2020

    Dunedin

    Clinging to the walls of the natural amphitheater at the west end of Otago Harbour, the South Island’s second-largest city is enriched with inspiring nearby seascapes and wildlife. Because Dunedin is a university town, floods of students give the city a vitality far greater than its population of 122,000 might suggest. Its manageable size makes it easy to explore on foot—with the possible exception of Baldwin Street, the world’s steepest residential street and home to the annual “gutbuster” race, in which people run up it, and the “Jaffa” race, in which people roll the namesake spherical chocolate candy down it.Dunedin, the Gaelic name for Edinburgh, was founded in 1848 by settlers of the Free Church of Scotland, a breakaway group from the Presbyterian Church. The city’s Scottish roots are still visible; you’ll find New Zealand’s first and only (legal) whisky distillery, a statue of Scottish poet Robert Burns, and more kilts, sporrans, and gillies than you can shake a stick at! The Sco

  • 17th January 2020

    Akaroa

  • 18th January 2020

    Wellington

    New Zealand’s capital is, arguably, the country’s most cosmopolitan metropolis. It’s world-class Te Papa Tongarewa-Museum of New Zealand is a don’t-miss attraction, and the burgeoning film industry led, of course, by the Lord of the Rings extravaganzas has injected new life into the local arts scene. Attractive and compact enough to be explored easily on foot, Wellington is a booming destination. Modern high-rise buildings gaze over Port Nicholson, surely one of the finest natural anchorages in the world. Known to local Māori as The Great Harbor of Tara, its two massive arms form the jaws of the fish of Maui from Māori legend. Sometimes referred to as the windy city, Wellington has been the seat of New Zealand’s government since 1865.

  • 19th January 2020

    Napier

    The earthquake that struck Napier at 10:46 am on February 3, 1931, was—at 7.8 on the Richter scale—the largest quake ever recorded in New Zealand. The coastline was wrenched upward several feet. Almost all the town’s brick buildings collapsed; many people were killed on the footpaths as they rushed outside. The quake triggered fires throughout town, and with water mains shattered, little could be done to stop the blazes that devoured the remaining wooden structures. Only a few buildings survived (the Public Service Building with its neoclassical pillars is one), and the death toll was well over 100.The surviving townspeople set up tents and cookhouses in Nelson Park, and then tackled the city’s reconstruction at a remarkable pace. In the rush to rebuild, Napier went mad for art deco, the bold, geometric style that had burst on the global design scene in 1925. Now a walk through the art deco district, concentrated between Emerson, Herschell, Dalton, and Browning streets, is a stylistic

  • 21st January 2020

    Auckland

    Auckland is called the City of Sails, and visitors flying in will see why. On the East Coast is the Waitemata Harbour—a Māori word meaning sparkling waters—which is bordered by the Hauraki Gulf, an aquatic playground peppered with small islands where many Aucklanders can be found “mucking around in boats.”Not surprisingly, Auckland has some 70,000 boats. About one in four households in Auckland has a seacraft of some kind, and there are 102 beaches within an hour’s drive; during the week many are quite empty. Even the airport is by the water; it borders the Manukau Harbour, which also takes its name from the Māori language and means solitary bird.According to Māori tradition, the Auckland isthmus was originally peopled by a race of giants and fairy folk. When Europeans arrived in the early 19th century, however, the Ngāti-Whātua tribe was firmly in control of the region. The British began negotiations with the Ngāti-Whātua in 1840 to purchase the isthmus and establish the colony’s firs

  • 22nd January 2020

    Bay Of Islands

    The Tasman Sea on the west and the Pacific Ocean on the east meet at thetop of North Island at Cape Reinga. No matter what route you take, you’ll passfarms and forests, marvellous beaches, and great open spaces. The East Coast,up to the Bay of Islands, is Northland’s most densely populated, often withrefugees from bigger cities—looking for a more relaxed life—clustered aroundbreathtaking beaches. The first decision on the drive north comes at the footof the Brynderwyn Hills. Turning left will take you up the West Coast throughareas once covered with forests and now used for either agricultural orhorticulture. Driving over “the Brynderwyns,” as they are known,takes you to Whangarei, the only city in Northland. If you’re in the mood for adiversion, you can slip to the beautiful coastline and take in Waipu Cove, anarea settled by Scots, and Laings Beach, where million-dollar homes sit next tosmall Kiwi beach houses.An hour’s drive farther north is the Bay of Islands, known all over thewor

  • 26th January 2020

    Melbourne, Victoria

    Consistently rated among the “world’s most livable cities” in quality-of-life surveys, Melbourne is built on a coastal plain at the top of the giant horseshoe of Port Phillip Bay. The city center is an orderly grid of streets where the state parliament, banks, multinational corporations, and splendid Victorian buildings that sprang up in the wake of the gold rush now stand. This is Melbourne’s heart, which you can explore at a leisurely pace in a couple of days.In Southbank, one of the newer precincts south of the city center, the Southgate development of bars, restaurants, and shops has refocused Melbourne’s vision on the Yarra River. Once a blighted stretch of factories and run-down warehouses, the southern bank of the river is now a vibrant, exciting part of the city, and the river itself is finally taking its rightful place in Melbourne’s psyche.Just a hop away, Federation Square—with its host of galleries—has become a civic landmark for Melburnians. Stroll along the Esplanade in t

  • 26th January 2020

    Melbourne > London Heathrow

Ship Information

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Launched
2010
Tonnage
90900
Length
294.0
Total Crew
900
Occupancy
2092

Discover the grace of our youngest Queen at sea.
Escape to an uncrowded world and explore spacious open deck spaces, a large conservatory and unique Games Deck.

Combining elegant and luxurious décor with open, spacious architecture, Queen Elizabeth offers a classic British cruising experience. From the luxurious fine dining of the The Queens Grill Restaurant to the relaxed atmosphere of the Lido Restaurant, a variety of dining options are available onboard. The ship also features a fantastic array of facilities and entertainment, including theatre, live music, a games deck, sports courts and much more.

The ship is perfectly suited to those looking for a classic cruise experience, reminiscent of the ‘Golden Era’ of cruising, without scarifying any of the luxuries and requirements of the modern traveller.

Queens Grill Suites

Queens Grill takes everything that is so wonderfully indulgent about the Grills Experience and raises it to exalted new heights. Luxuriate in your own secluded haven featuring marble bathrooms and whirlpool baths. Guests dine at a reserved table in the single seating Queens Grill Restaurant.

These suites are named after Commodore Sir Arthur Rostron, Commodore Sir Edgar Britten, Commodore Sir Ivan Thompson and Commodore Sir James Bisset.

Suites include: Butler and concierge service, Champagne and strawberries on embarkation, priority embarkation/disembarkation and luggage delivery, exclusive access to The Grills Lounge, nightly turndown service, pillow concierge, fresh flowers and fruit daily, personalised stationery, atlas and books, fully stocked bar and pre-dinner canapés.

Master Suites

Queens Grill takes everything that is so wonderfully indulgent about our Grills Experience and raises it to exalted new heights. Luxuriate in your own secluded haven featuring marble bathrooms and whirlpool baths. Guests dine at a reserved table in the single seating Queens Grill Restaurant.

These suites are named after Commodore Sir James Charles and Commodore Sir Cyril Illingworth.

Penthouses

Penthouses feature living and dining area with large balcony. The entrance and dining areas feature seating for four and there is a fully-stocked bar and guest bath. Both the bedroom and living room connect to a teak balcony.

Queens Suites

Each Queen suite features a large balcony, spacious living area, dressing room and bathroom with separate shower and whirlpool bath. Original art graces the walls.The sitting area includes a sofa and dual-height coffee table that can be extended to a dining table. The bedroom area features a king-size bed and a separate dressing area with walk-in wardrobes.

Princess Suites

Choose a Princess Grill suite and you can dine whenever you like between 6:30pm and 9pm in the exclusive Princess Grill restaurant. Princess Grill suites feature separate sleeping and living areas and your own private balcony. You can even choose one of nine style of pillow from the concierge menu for a sound night’s sleep.

Britannia Balcony Stateroom

At any time of the day your luxury stateroom provides a welcome enclave of comfort and good taste. Wrap yourself in the soft bathrobe, ease into your slippers, then settle down to a film on your TV or watch the world go by from your balcony. Guests dine at a reserved table for either early or late dining in the Britannia Restaurant.

Oceanview Staterooms

At any time of the day your Britannia oceanview stateroom provides a welcome enclave of comfort and good taste. Wrap yourself in the soft bathrobe, ease into your slippers, then settle down to a film on your TV. Our turndown service sets the tone for a comfortable night’s sleep. Guests dine at a reserved table for either early or late dining in the Britannia Restaurant.

Inside Staterooms

The Britannia inside staterooms are anything but ordinary. The smallest is more like a “deluxe” guest room on other cruise ships. And they’re beautifully decorated with fine prints on the walls, soft colours on the sofas and coverlets and turndown service when it’s time to retire. Guests dine in the Britannia Restaurant with a choice of an early or late sitting.

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Entertainment

The Royal Court Theatre

Designed in an elegant opera house style, The Royal Court Theatre showcases classic and modern films during the afternoon, with fantastic live comedy, cabaret and theatre performances in the evenings.

Empire Casino

This elegant casino will set your heart racing as you spin the roulette wheel, play the slots or try your hand at black jack. If you are not sure how to play then the casino also offers complimentary gaming lessons.

Galleries

Art connoisseurs can enjoy a choice of three galleries. Cladendon Fine Art features original artwork and lithographs by 20th and 21st century artists. Cunardia and Cunarder’s Gallery each focus on artefacts from past lines, black and white photography of famous faces and stories of those who have travelled with Cunard over the years.

Shopping

The ship features a variety of shops for those who enjoy a spot of retail therapy. Passengers can find designer brands in the Royal Arcade boutiques, pick up souvenir photographs in the Image Photo Gallery, or check out the nautical literature and memorabilia in the bookshop.

Queens Room

The wonderful Queens Room provides the opportunity to foxtrot in the largest ballroom at sea. There is no better place to hone your dancing skills than under the dramatic high ceiling with its beautiful crystal chandeliers.

Royal Night Theme Balls

Royal night themed balls in the magnificent Queens Room Ballroom are your chance to don your formal dancing attire and take to the floor in a sea of glittering ball gowns and tuxedos accompanied by sounds from the marvellous orchestra.

Yacht Club

Venture into the Yacht Club in the after hours and dance the night away. Named after the lively QE2 venue, with its quirky nautical features, including the compass shaped dance floor, this exciting addition to our gracious new Cunarder provides the scene for lively evenings and relaxing days.

The Commodore Club

Located on deck 10 at the front of the ship, the Commodore Club provides magnificent views across the ocean or your delightful port of call for that day. Sink into leather chairs or sofas and relax whilst enjoying a delicious martini, cocktail or whatever takes your fancy. During the day this is a perfect location to watch the world go by, in the evening listen to the mellow sounds of a pianist or singer whilst enjoying a pre- or post-dinner drink.

The Golden Lion

A Cunard favourite, choose from a wide selection of beer, cider and wine to compliment the delicious gastro pub style menus in a comfortable, traditional setting. Enjoy all the British pub essentials such as quizzes, live music and screens to show your favourite sporting events.

Cafe Carinthia

Located in a central position on Deck 2, overlooking the Grand Lobby, Cafe Carinthia is the perfect place to sit and relax watching the world go by. Sip specialty teas and coffees with an accompaniment of delicious pastries.

The Garden Lounge

A light and sociable room, inspired by Kew Gardens. Spend a lazy afternoon reading a book or relaxing with a Garden Lounge Smoothie or return in the evening for live music, dining and dancing under the stars at the occasional ‘Supper Clubs’.

Enrichment

Cunard Insights

Explore a number of historical and contemporary issues presented by a wide range of speakers. These can include explorers, academics, former ambassadors and politicians as well as historians and scientists, novelists, biographers and award winning actors and film makers.

Book Club

The Cunard Book Club offers the opportunity for thought-provoking literary discussions among guests during each voyage. It is led by the Librarian who will provide a short history of the author and lead the discussion.

Cunard ConneXions

Cunard ConneXions offers a programme of activities all day every day from watercolour to computer lessons, wine tasting to ballroom dancing as well as bridge and board games.

Health & Fitness

Royal Spa

The Royal Spa, takes you on a blissful journey of relaxation, thanks to its range of innovative and indulgent treatments, massages and fitness services. From massages and body scrubs, manicures and pedicures to colour, cut and styling options in the hairdressers. A range of saunas, hot tubs, therapy pools and thermal suites are also available.

Fitness Centre

Passengers who wish to stay active can make use of the fully equipped gymnasium. As well as state of the art gym equipment, the centre also offers classes, including yoga, pilates, aerobics and spinning.

Games Deck

When the warm weather entices you onto the spacious Games Deck you’ll notice a definite English country garden ambience, with the gentle clunk of croquet balls in the welcome shade of its canopy. The games on offer include traditional cruise favourites such as shuffle-board, bowls, quoits, and paddle tennis, with occasional tournaments also taking place.

Sports

The ship also offers a wide variety of sports facilities for passengers who want to stay active during their cruise. These fantastic facilities include, basketball courts, paddle tennis courts and a golf simulator.

There is a sports channel on all three ships - Sport24 - which offers coverage of major sporting events including Premier League, Wimbledon, Formula 1, Ryder Cup and many others. Sport 24 will be shown in selected bars and lounges.

Swimming Pools

In warm weather, deck 9 is the place to be with a choice of two inviting swimming pools, The Pavilion and The Lido as well as four whirlpools. 

    A range of complimentary and speciality dining restaurants are available, with menus created by Jean-Marie Zimmermann, Cunard’s Global Culinary Ambassador. Tables for 4-8 are typical, with seating allocated prior to cruising. Limited numbers of tables for two are available on request.

    Queen's Grill

    Experience: complimentary

    Food: fine

    The Queen’s Grill is a luxurious, fine-dining venue reserved exclusively for Queens Grill Suite passengers. The elegant restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with an a la carte menu also available.

    Princess Grill

    Experience: complimentary

    Food: fine

    The Princess Grill offers an intimate, fine dining experience, reserved exclusively for Princess Grill Suite passengers. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with an a la cart menu is also available.

    Britannia & Britannia Club Restaurant

    Experience: complimentary

    Food: fine

    Make a dramatic entrance down the grand staircase into the elegant Britannia two tier dining room and revel in the sumptuous menus and perfectly attentive service. Choose between an early or late sitting or book a Britannia Club Balcony stateroom and enjoy single-seating dining in the intimate Britannia Club restaurant.

    The Verandah

    Experience: cover

    Food: french

    The Verandah is Queen Elizabeth’s formal alternative dining venue and is your invitation to savour contemporary French cuisine that uses traditional ingredients sourced directly from France.

    The Lido Restaurant

    Experience: cover

    Food: regional

    Should you prefer a club sandwich or a light bite in the afternoon head for the Lido restaurant where buffet dining is available throughout the day. By evening it transforms into one of Cunard’s regional venues: Asado is a South American Grill; Jasmine serves up exquisite Asian cuisine; while Aztec tempts you with interpretations of Mexican classics.

    Queen's Room

    Experience: complimentary

    Food: classic

    The elegant tradition of Afternoon Tea is a Cunard signature not to be missed. White-gloved waiters serve delightful cucumber sandwiches, fresh scones and tea accompanied by the sounds of the orchestra in the magnificent Queens Room ballroom.

    Night Nursery

    Open between 6pm – 11pm, the Night Nursery operates on a first come, first served basis. Providing trained childcare for 12-23 month olds, parents and grandparents can drop their little ones off and enjoy an evening to themselves.

    Play Zone

    Designed for 2-7's, Play Zone provides a supervised play area for some of Cunard’s youngest passengers. The club features arts and crafts, books, puzzles, toys and computer games.

    Kids Zone

    A supervised play area for 8-12's, Kids Zone provides games, consoles, activities, arts and crafts for kids to enjoy, along with sports competitions and scavenger hunts.

    Teen Zone

    Providing a space for teens to relax, 13-17's can take part in team games, deck sports and tennis tournaments. Trained staff also organise pizza parties, discos, quizzes and bingo.

    Special Dietary Requirements

    The ship can cater for the following dietary requirements on request: Vegetarian, low /no fat, low salt /no salt, lactose intolerant , dairy free, gluten free, wheat free, low cholesterol, diabetic, kosher and vegan. Passengers requiring any of the above diets should notify the Customer Contact Centre prior to sailing.

    Dress Code

    During the day casual shirts, shorts, trousers and beachwear are ideal. The main restaurants require a casual dress code for breakfast and lunch, however you may wear shorts in either the Kings Court (Queen Mary 2) or Lido Restaurant (Queen Victoria & Queen Elizabeth).
    Evenings are split into 2 different dress codes. As a guide, these are:
    Formal evening wear consisting of an evening or cocktail dress or smart trouser suit for ladies, a tuxedo, dinner jacket or dark suit for men. Passengers may wear formal national dress or military uniform if they wish.
    Informal evenings would consist of a required jacket and optional tie for gentlemen, whilst ladies should wear cocktail dresses, stylish separates or equivalent.

    Disabled Facilites

    Fully accessible adapted cabins are available onboard the ship and some suites are also suitable for wheelchair users as the cabin door is wider and the bathroom offers a larger floor space. Assisted embarkation and disembarkation is available at some ports.

    Passengers who have a disability which might mean that they require additional assistance, in particular in an emergency situation, must inform the Customer Contact Centre at the time of booking.

    Smoking & E-cigarette Policy

    There are dedicated areas on the ship where passengers are permitted to smoke. Smoking is not permitted in any public room, inside your cabin or on your cabin balcony (with the exception of Churchill’s Cigar Lounge, which is reserved for cigar and pipe smokers only).

    Electronic cigarettes, including those which do not emit smoke, are not permitted in public areas but can be used in staterooms, balconies and designated areas of the open deck.

    Age Restrictions

    Children older than six months may travel with Cunard, however Transatlantic crossings have a minimum age requirement of 12 months. Guests under 16 years of age must be accompanied in the stateroom by a guest who is 16 years of age or older.

    As with UK laws, the age limit for purchase and consumption of alcohol on board is 18 years of age, however, when in US waters, the age limit increases to 21.

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