San Francisco to Auckland - 17 nights, Feb 2018

Q805 leaving San Francisco for 17 nights from 5 February to 22 February 2018 on board Queen Elizabeth

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Follow an island-dusted 17-night path across the Pacific. Leaving the captivating hills of San Francisco, Hawaii beckons on the horizon. Dreamy Bora Bora, Papeete and Moorea then offer beautiful verdant jungle and turquoise lagoons, en route to charming Auckland.

Staterooms & Fares

    • Queen Elizabeth

      Christened by her namesake, Her Majesty The Queen in October 2010, Queen Elizabeth is renowned for her comfort and luxury. Her sophisticated and spacious interior offers everything you’d wish for on board.

    • View Ports & Excursions

      Learn more about the itinerary of this cruise and possible shore excursions available at each port.

    On Board Speakers

    Jeffrey Weinberg
    Jeffrey Weinberg - US Presidency Expert

    Jeffrey Weinberg is recognised in the US and the UK for his unique perspective on the domestic aspects of the US presidency - from the vantage points of both an academic and a practitioner.

    Beginning with the Ford Administration, in 1974, Jeffrey served seven Presidents as a legislative attorney at the Office of Management and Budget. In 2002, he served on a three-month detail to the White House's National Economic Council. He was honoured with OMB's Distinguished Service Award "for outstanding contributions over six Presidential Administrations in managing the legislative clearance process on behalf of the OMB Director and the President."

    For more than 12 years he has taught graduate courses on the presidency at universities in Washington, D.C. He was a Fulbright Distinguished Scholar in the UK in the spring of 2008 where he served as a guest lecturer on the presidency at universities including Aberdeen, Cambridge, Glasgow, and Oxford, and at the London School of Economics.

    Speakers may be subject to change.
    John McMichan
    John McMichan - Medical Expert

    Born in Melbourne, Australia John C. McMichan, MBBS, PhD obtained his medical education at Monash University and then spent time in surgical research at the Alfred Hospital, Melbourne.

    In 1969, he went to sea as Ship’s Surgeon on the SS Francis Drake of the Dominion Far East Line sailing from Australia to Hong Kong, Taiwan and Japan. On board, he worked with Jan, the Ship’s Nurse. They married in 1974 and two years later moved to Rochester, Minnesota, USA where John was appointed to the Mayo Clinic. He specialized in Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine and the teaching of new medical graduates.

    Outside Medicine, his love for passenger ships and the life at sea took him and his wife on many cruises to all parts of the world from the North Cape to Antarctica. In 1987, the Mayo Clinic opened a branch in Scottsdale, Arizona. Attracted by the beautiful climate and the challenge of directing a new department, they moved to the Valley of the Sun that year. John retired from active practice in 1999 and now, when not at sea, he and his wife enjoy a happy life in their home in the Sonoran Desert of Arizona.

    Speakers may be subject to change.
    Mark Rosenker
    Major General Mark Rosenker - USAF (ret) former White House aide and Chairman NTSB

    Mark V. Rosenker from Virginia has a long and distinguished career in US public office. A retired Major General in the Air Force Reserve, General Rosenker received a number of awards and decorations in a career that lasted over 37 years.

    From early 2001, Mr. Rosenker served as Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of the White House Military Office with responsibility for policies, personnel and plans that involve Department of Defense assets in direct support of the President and Vice President; he was with President Bush on September 11, 2001. Mr. Rosenker also served as the 11th Chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) between 2005 and 2009, on scene for more than a dozen major investigations, and currently consults CBS News on transportation safety issues. 

    Speakers may be subject to change.
    Roy Hunt
    Roy Hunt - Music Historian

    Roy explores the American light composers in detail, visiting many of the areas where the American Songbook music and its purveyors hailed from. His lectures feature the lives and music of such musical giants as Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Ella Fitzgerald, Oscar Hammerstein, George & Ira Gershwin, and many more. Roy’s knowledge of music in general is extensive and the talks often overflow into other areas of music.

    Roy Hunt spent 40 years working in Leicestershire, England as a solicitor. During that time his main hobbies were golf and music of all kinds. In addition to a keen interest in the Classics, he led a six piece traditional Jazz band and trio for nearly 30 years. and was president of his local amateur operatic society for 25 years. 

    Roy is well-known for his passionate delivery, interspersed with humour and often aided by his use of the ukelele-banjo (he is a member of the George Formby Society of Great Britain). Participation is encouraged.

    Speakers may be subject to change.
    Dr Elizabeth Adlam
    Dr Elizabeth Adlam - Biologist

    As a cruise lecturer Elizabeth's topics reflect the cruise itinerary, hoping to enhance the visits which passengers may make ashore.

    Elizabeth Adlam took her degrees at the University College of Wales Aberystwyth. After many years teaching biological sciences at secondary level in state and private schools, she entered the Higher Education sector, training students in the skills needed to teach secondary sciences, plus supervising the theses of students preparing for higher degrees. She conducted research projects in the UK, France, USA and Switzerland. Her special interests are ecology and conservation and as a result she has been deeply involved with her local wildlife groups for over 30 years. A member of Inner Wheel, Probus and the local University Graduate group, all for many years, has kept her busy in the local community.

    Speakers may be subject to change.

    Relax, Discover and Delight

    • Welcome

      Feel welcome the moment you step on board. You'll feel the warmth of that first welcome when you embark into the Grand Lobby. Cunard is all about doing everything the right way to ensure that each aspect of your time on board exceeds your expectations.

    • The pool
      The pool

      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.

    • Cafe Carinthia
      Cafe Carinthia

      Succumb to the varieties of fragrant specialty teas, rich aromatic coffees and indulgent pastries while overlooking the beautiful Grand Lobby in Cafe Carinthia.

    • Promenade deck
      Promenade deck

      Wake yourself up with a brisk walk or breezy jog around our promenade deck.

    • Daytime at your pace
      Daytime at your pace

      Every day of your cruise is an invitation, an opportunity. There's always something new to try, from fencing, to watercolour painting, to short mat bowls. Or you could simply indulge in doing no more than relaxing on deck, taking it all in.

    • White Star Service
      White Star Service

      White Star Service is something you'll experience from your first moment on board. How do we describe it? It's the warmth of that first welcome, the white-gloved hand that serves fresh fruit, or afternoon tea, and the polite yet friendly greeting in the corridor. It's a service so discreet you barely notice it, yet is always ready to help.

    • Breakfast

      How will you take your breakfast this morning? Perhaps a fresh croissant from the King's Court buffet, a delicious hot meal in your allocated restaurant or you may even want to take breakfast in the comfort of your own stateroom. It's up to you.

    • Exciting menus
      Exciting menus

      Our specially-designed menus are always fresh and exciting, whether it's breakfast, lunch, dinner or something in between.

    • Royal Spa
      Royal Spa

      Whichever shores you seek out in the company of Queen Elizabeth, her Royal Spa by Elemis invites you on a blissful journey thanks to its range of innovative and indulgent treatments, massages and fitness services.

    • Games deck
      Games deck

      Take advantage of the warm weather up on the Games Deck and enjoy a game of shuffleboard or croquet.

    • Shopping

      Once you've had lunch, why not enjoy a spot of shopping in the Royal Arcade, which presents famous brands and chic designer boutiques in uncrowded elegance on Deck 3.

    • Special occasions
      Special occasions

      Every Cunard voyage is a memorable event in its own right, which is exactly why so many guests choose to celebrate important events such as birthdays, anniversaries or weddings on board. Whatever your reason to celebrate, we can help make your special occasion even more memorable with our range of unique celebration and gift packages.

    • Music

      Spend the afternoon relaxing as you listen to live music.

    • Afternoon Tea
      Afternoon Tea

      Soon enough after lunch, it'll be time for our famous Afternoon Tea, served with freshly baked scones and mouth-watering sandwiches. You can set your watch by it, and it's beautifully presented as always by white gloved waiters.

    • Lunch at The Verandah
      Lunch at The Verandah

      The Verandah restaurant on board Queen Victoria is a relaxed yet sophisticated alternative dining venue offering delicious contemporary French cuisine. With magical pairings of flavours, it's a culinary style that captures simplicity with style and excellence.

    • Fitness

      Whether you want to just take a brisk walk around the promenade deck, or you want to choose something more energetic - you can select from a range of activities from relaxing Yoga and Pilates sessions to the more energetic Aerobics or Spinning classes.

    • The Golden Lion pub
      The Golden Lion pub

      The Golden Lion is an authentic British pub with a great selection of beer and cider. This complements the gastropub lunch menu, with favourites such as cottage pie and fish and chips, served to the standard you would expect of Cunard.

    • Total comfort
      Total comfort

      The beauty of a Cunard cruise is that every moment is yours to do exactly what you want. You can be sociable from morning until night, or find your own quiet corner. You can stay active from dawn until dusk, or just enjoy taking it all in.

    • The Book Club
      The Book Club

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

    • Evenings to remember
      Evenings to remember

      The Royal Court Theatre offers the best seats in the house for light-hearted comedies, dramas, Shakespearean classics and spectacular musical productions. The casino is waiting when you feel lucky, and you can always go dancing until you can dance no more.

    • Music

      Start the evening in style. The Midships Bar welcomes you each evening with soft relaxing music from Queen Elizabeth's resident pianist.

    • Queens Room ballroom
      Queens Room ballroom
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    • Music and dancing
      Music and dancing

      There's nothing quite like watching the sun set from the scenic Commodore Club, clinking flutes in the Champagne Bar or the social hubbub of the Captain's Cocktail reception.

    • Wine packages
      Wine packages

      Treat yourself this evening to a bottle of crisp white or full-bodied red from Cunard's well-stocked cellar. We can deliver it to your table at dinner or have it waiting for you in your stateroom. Maybe you'd even like to put a bottle of bubbly on ice?

    • Impeccable standards
      Impeccable standards

      Perfected over almost 175 years, our staff maintain a tradition of impeccable standards every day. These high standards sit perfectly with the surroundings. From the magnificent Grand Lobby to the grandeur of the Britannia restaurant, you can unwind and indulge, you can be active, sociable and glamorous.

    • Alternative dining
      Alternative dining

      Fancy something different for dinner? Dining 'out' is always a possibility. There are a number of alternative restaurants whose specialties run from Asian fusion, to Italian, to gastropub classics. Asado is a South American grill offering delicious, different flavours for you to try.

    • A sense of occasion
      A sense of occasion

      In the Queens Room, the full orchestra fills the floor, whether on Big Band nights or at a dazzling ball, where you can put today's tango lessons to good use.

    • Britannia Restaurant
      Britannia Restaurant

      Your table reservation at the Britannia restaurant, where grandeur and occasion combine with exceptional service. Choose to take your seat at 6pm or at 8.30pm. You can arrive with a flourish, down the steps of the grand staircase.

    • The casino
      The casino

      Is lady luck on your side this evening? The 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, you may like to take part in our complimentary gaming lessons.

    • The Royal Court Theatre
      The Royal Court Theatre

      The resident Queen Elizabeth Theatre Company presents an imaginative repertoire in the Royal Court Theatre, which includes stunning musical productions and abridged Shakespeare classics. The venue is also used as a cinema so you can watch the latest films.

    We’re looking forward to showing you the world

    I’ve always found exploring great cities a real delight, especially from the comfort and luxury of a Cunard ship. Cruising is the best way to see the world and Cunard has been learning its trade since 1840. We're ready to go, all that remains is for you to decide where you'd like us to take you.

    Commodore Christopher Rynd