Luxury around the world cruises.
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The World Voyage, by Cunard.
A Cunard world voyage brings the globe’s greatest sights to your door, with illuminating guest speakers and gourmet cuisine that unlocks the secrets of the destinations you will encounter. From Sydney Harbor to the Panama Canal, the Caribbean islands and the South Pacific, the world is just a port away, when you experience it aboard Cunard.
Cunard world cruise, 2020.
A thrilling circle of the globe.
Venture to the west.
Leaving British shores, head across the Atlantic towards the sun-drenched shores of Florida via pink-sanded Bermuda. A blissful cruise through Caribbean waters takes you to Aruba and Colombian colonial gem, Cartagena.
From ocean to ocean.
Next is an iconic seafaring experience: a transit of the Panama Canal as you climb and descend through its locks and lakes. In the Pacific, lush Costa Rica and the Mexican resort of Cabo San Lucas lead to San Francisco.
Islands of the Pacific.
Cross this sparkling expanse, pausing to admire the breathtaking scenery of Hawaii, and the Polynesian traditions of Samoa and Tonga. Soon you’ll reach New Zealand, with its stunning landscapes and charming harbors.
Australia’s east shore.
Across the Tasman Sea, you’ll first reach Australia’s most celebrated of cities, Sydney. From Brisbane, explore Queensland’s Gold Coast before letting the Whitsunday Islands dazzle you close to the Great Barrier Reef.
Asia’s myriad delights.
Next the beauty and energy of Asia beckons you north. Your discovery takes you to vibrant Hong Kong, three thrilling places in Vietnam, multicultural Singapore and Malacca, which Queen Victoria visits for the first time.
Serene isles and Africa.
Leaving mainland Asia, Sri Lanka, Mauritius and Reunion lead across the Indian Ocean. A chance to discover South Africa’s unique wildlife and majestic Cape Town await, before Namibia and Gran Canaria guide you homewards.
Queen Mary 2.
Queen Mary 2’s dazzling course extends to the far side of the world and back home again. Across four continents, 38 discoveries create a tapestry of vibrant cities, UNESCO World Heritage Sites, diverse wildlife and extraordinary landscapes.
This voyage is now sailing, but you can still join Queen Mary 2 on shorter segment voyages that better suit your schedule and region of interest.
A kaleidoscope of discoveries.
From Aqaba, discover the ancient city of Petra, hewn from the rose-red rock. Then it is on to the opulence of Dubai and the iconic Burj Khalifa. After Muscat’s impressive Bahla Fort, you will head to emerald Sri Lanka.
The mysterious orient.
The beaches of Phuket and Penang’s temples and giant Buddha welcome you before iconic KL and Singapore reveal their many influences. Two visions of Vietnam lead to bustling Hong Kong and the quaint charm of Bitung.
The land down under.
From northern Darwin, you will arc around the eastern shore, where the Great Barrier Reef, laid-back Brisbane and Sydney await. Bohemian Melbourne and charming Adelaide lead towards Margaret River and Perth in the west.
Leaving Australia, you will head west towards Mauritius, ringed in sugar soft beaches and turquoise lagoons. Its neighbor, Réunion, is defined by rugged landscapes of extinct craters and an active volcano.
The Dark Continent.
Across in South Africa, Durban and Port Elizabeth are gateways to incredible scenery and unique wildlife. In beautiful Cape Town explore historic sites like Robben Island, then admire Namibia’s dramatic coast.
As you edge toward your adventure’s end, Tenerife invites you to explore rich valleys and ascend Mount Teide. There is more island charm on Madeira, rippled in lush hillsides, with a charming sugar-cube capital, Funchal.
Cunard world cruises, 2021.
In 2021, Queen Victoria embarks on a classic 108-night complete western circumnavigation of the globe. She will call at 33 ports in 22 countries and put you in reach of 21 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Providing more time ashore, there are overnight stays in San Francisco, Honolulu, Sydney, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Cape Town, and the thrilling experience of transiting the Panama Canal.
A legendary voyage.
Venture to the west.
Leaving British shores, head across the Atlantic towards the sun-drenched shores of Florida via pink-sanded Bermuda. Turning south to the gorgeous beaches of Fort Lauderdale.
Cruising through the blissful Caribbean, you call at Montego Bay. At Puerto Limon, embark on an enticing jungle boat adventure. Then navigate through the engineering marvel of the Panama Canal.
Into the mighty Pacific.
Turning north along the Pacific coast, arrive at Puerto Quetzal. Mexico’s laid-back “Cabo” beckons next, and, with an overnight in San Francisco, you have ample time to enjoy its many charms.
Sailing across the Pacific Ocean, you arrive in Hawaii, where a thriving Polynesian spirit is still evident in modern Honolulu. Then comes Samoa, which is almost exactly halfway between New Zealand and Hawaii.
Samoa and Fiji.
In Samoa, experience spectacular scenery and a rich, cultural heritage. Fiji is a fascinating, multi-cultural nation, and its 332 volcanic islands are scattered across the South Pacific Ocean.
Incredible New Zealand.
Next it is New Zealand. Delve into the rich Maori culture in Tauranga. Climb to the top of Auckland’s emblematic Sky Tower, then immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the Bay of Islands on a tranquil catamaran ride.
First, Sydney, where you have three full days to explore the sights. Venture to cosmopolitan Brisbane, then experience the Great Barrier Reef from Whitsunday Islands. For more wildlife, head to the remote city of Darwin.
Asia’s myriad delights.
Next, explore a myriad of Asian delights, beautiful Bali, captivating Ho Chi Minh City, historical Nha Trang, bustling Hong Kong and sophisticated Singapore.
Malaysia and Colombo.
In Kuala Lumpur, there is plenty to discover. Penang is a culinary paradise where food is virtually a religion. Colombo is an intriguing city of contrasts, best witnessed in the spectacle of the exuberant Pettah Market.
Indian Ocean Gems.
Heading south through the Indian Ocean, Queen Victoria sets a course for two sparkling islands. First, the white sandy beaches of Mauritius, then tiny Réunion, home to some of the world’s most active volcanoes.
Your first taste of Africa is Port Elizabeth, from where you can go on safari. Next, it is Cape Town, one of the most beautiful capitals in the world. Then Namibia’s magnificent natural lagoon welcomes you.
Turning north along Africa’s west, you cross back into the northern hemisphere and make a final call at Gran Canaria. Enjoy the capital Las Palmas, or relax on the golden beaches before returning to Southampton.
Queen Mary 2.
In 2021, Queen Mary 2 sets off on an enticing 99-night World Voyage to Australia via South Africa. Her antipodean adventure calls at 31 ports in 16 countries, providing you with the opportunity to visit 30 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. She spends overnights in Sydney, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Dubai, and offers three full days to explore the delights of Cape Town.
Exotic and spectacular wonders.
Sailing from Southampton.
Queen Mary 2 sets a course due south to the volcanic archipelago of the Canary Islands, calling at Tenerife first, then skimming along the western coast of Africa to cross the equator.
You then sail into the beauty of Cape Town. With three days to explore, you can climb the iconic Table Mountain by cable care, from Port Elizabeth you can go on a safari. Durban for sandy beaches and outdoor activities.
Navigating out into the Indian Ocean, you arrive at heavenly Mauritius, then island paradise Réunion. As you turn east, it’s time to relax on board Queen Mary 2 as you journey to the Australian continent.
Fully rejuvenated, your Australian circuit begins in the relaxing atmosphere of Fremantle in the coastal metropolis of Perth. Adelaide, surrounded by famous vineyards, is your gateway to Kangaroo Island and The Outback.
Melbourne and Sydney.
Explore the sophisticated streets of arty Melbourne from a vintage tram. Then it is captivating Sydney with its stunning Opera House and Harbor Bridge and endless list of other iconic sights.
Brisbane and Cairns.
Although Brisbane is a surfing capital, you will find it very cosmopolitan. Laid-back Cairns is your springboard to the Great Barrier Reef, the world’s largest coral reef system. Then finish your circuit in colorful Darwin.
The exotic Far East.
As you sail north into the mysterious Orient, you will be greeted by charming Bitung, vibrant Hong Kong, captivating Vietnam’s Da Nang and Ho Chi Minh City and then sophisticated Singapore.
From Port Kelang, you can visit the enormous Salahuddin “Blue” Mosque and the Hindu shrines of the Batu Caves, as well as the imposing Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur. Diverse Penang is the food capital of Malaysia.
Tea in Colombo.
As the Giant Buddha bids you farewell from Malaysia, Sri Lanka’s Colombo welcomes you for a cup of tea at one of the fascinating Ceylon tea plantations.
Entering the Arabian Gulf, you make a stop in Abu Dhabi. Then, on to Dubai, an extravagant world of contrasts. In Muscat, visit the striking Sultan’s Palace. Then Salalah for its verdant mountains and waterfalls.
Sailing into the Red Sea, the shores of Aqaba beckon for an exploration of the magnificent fortress of Petra.
A tranquil transit through the Suez Canal takes you into the Mediterranean, where ancient Athens and lively Barcelona beckon. Your final call before Southampton is Cadiz, the gateway to fiery Seville.
Full world voyage benefits.
If you’d rather focus on just one part of the world, you can discover South America with us and still enjoy the full benefits of a world voyage.
On selected world voyages, benefits include a welcome reception, a commemorative gift, World Voyage cocktail parties, a gala dinner ashore, daily gratuities, the services of a World Voyage concierge, and use of a private lounge.
Your world cruise experience.
If you would rather focus on just one part of the world, you can discover the Americas, Australia, Asia or Africa with us. Ideal if you have less holiday time, you will find options to escape for a month or just a few weeks.