Great Australian Culinary Voyage 2025

In February 2025, Cunard’s much loved Great Australian Culinary Voyage sets sail for the third time, bringing an odyssey of culinary exploration to the high seas. It’s the perfect opportunity to sample delicious cuisine as you sail for the shores of Tasmania.

February 6 – 11, 2025, Queen Elizabeth

Savor delicious food and exquisite wines when you set sail on Cunard’s third annual Great Australian Culinary Voyage in February 2025. From masterfully crafted cuisine to spectacular coastal views, enjoy a feast for all senses on this very special voyage.

Following the incredible success of our previous Great Australian Culinary Voyage, in 2025 restaurateur, chef, TV host, and author Matt Moran will return to headline this exquisite showcase of all things food and wine.

Spend five nights on board Queen Elizabeth, sailing roundtrip from Sydney, before visiting Hobart and cruising around the breathtaking Great Oyster Bay. As you head past the stunning scenery, you’ll have the opportunity to learn from chefs, producers, and food critics as they expound on the wonders of Australian cuisine.

While on board, you can take the chance to learn more about Hobart’s food scene during one of our tailored Shore Experiences*. Tantalize your tastebuds with exquisite creations from land and sea. Swirl and sip iconic wines that capture the essence of Australia’s famed vineyards.

Special guest on board

Matt Moran

With over 30 years in the food industry, a plethora of awards, prime-time TV show appearances, best-selling cookbooks, and a tour de force behind some of Australia’s most celebrated dining establishments, including two-hatted Aria, Chiswick, North Bondi Fish and Opera Bar; it’s safe to say that Matt Moran is an Australian food icon.

Matt is a pioneer in Australia of the ‘paddock to plate’ philosophy, connecting consumers to the source of their food with his award-winning contemporary menus showcasing fresh, seasonal produce. For a truly special epicurean treat, Matt Moran will take over The Verandah* restaurant, creating an exclusive menu for guests, as well as curating a three‑course dinner for the Britannia Restaurant.

Further special guests for this voyage will be announced soon.

*This experience is not included in the cruise fare and must be booked via My Cunard prior to sailing. Spaces for this experience are strictly limited and additional charges are in USD. Terms and conditions apply. 

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