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Queen Elizabeth to call Australia home (for 101 days)

Posted On: February 20, 2018

The decision to name Australia as Queen Elizabeth's homeport highlights the importance of not only the Australian cruise market to the company, but also Melbourne's growing attraction as a cruise hub, Cunard Senior Vice President Simon Palethorpe said.


Melbournians will be able to Christmas with the Queen en route to New Zealand, with Christmas Day spent cruising the Tasman Sea, Boxing Day in the tranquil waters of Fiordland National Park and New Year's Eve in Auckland Harbour enjoying the world's first firework spectacular as a new decade begins. 


Other cruises from Melbourne will include voyages to South Australia and Tasmania, while her Sydney offerings will include a new 14-night cruise to Papua New Guinea, which features the cruise line's maiden calls to the beautiful Conflict Islands and Kiriwina in the Trobriand Islands.


Other inaugural visits during the summer season include Cunard's first call to Esperance in Western Australia, and Queen Elizabeth's maiden visits to Albany, Whitsunday Islands and Darwin.

Written by: Gaya Avery