Grand Voyages, by Queen Elizabeth.

Explore legendary sailing routes on Queen Elizabeth.

Sydney to Tokyo.

Queen Elizabeth, 18 nights, April 1-19, 2019†

Setting off on your voyage from Sydney.

Described by American author James Michener as, “a thing of beauty, a fairy-tale body of water,” Sydney provides a wonderfully scenic start to your voyage to discover alluring destinations in the region.

A full day of discovery at sea.

A day at sea allows you time to ease into the gentle rhythms of life aboard Queen Elizabeth and, of course, investigate the many possibilities she holds in shop along the way.

A gem close to the Gold Coast.

Your next landfall is the laid-back city of Brisbane with its Edwardian architecture landscaped with jacarandas, flame trees and bougainvillea, all of which thrive in its semi-tropical climate close to the Gold Coast.

The mystique of Papua New Guinea.

Ahead is Papua New Guinea, a land of tiny tree kangaroos and giant butterflies. Alotau, adorned with white beaches, is the scene of World War II conflict, Battle of Milne Bay; Rabaul is ringed with steaming volcanoes.

Two discoveries in the Philippines.

During four sea days immerse yourself in life on board, ready to explore beautiful Boracay, an island in the Philippines. It is a contrast to the capital, Manilla, whose chaotic daily life unfolds around colonial gems.

Finale in the Land of the Rising Sun.

Four more sociable or leisurely sea days on Queen Elizabeth lead you to your final destination, Yokohama. Close to Tokyo, with its traditional and futuristic faces, it’s a chance to stay on and explore Japan’s capital.

Japan to Alaska.

Queen Elizabeth, 27 nights, May 5-31, 2019†

Tokyo sets an irresistible tone.

You will step aboard within reach to Tokyo, a chance to appreciate its gardens and museums, even to participate in a tea ceremony. As you leave Yokohama, anticipate being part of Queen Elizabeth’s maiden Alaska discovery.

Be beguiled by Japan’s beauty.

The first of two more Japanese calls is Aomori, a mix of ultra-modern landmarks, fairy-tale castles and cherry blossoms. Muroran is gateway both to Sapporo, with its Odori Park and TV Tower, and Hokkaido’s hot springs.

Queen Elizabeth’s debut in Alaska.

Your first taste of Alaska is the emerald isle of Kodiak, before Anchorage and state capital Juneau. You may go dog sledding, kayaking or whale watching within incredible landscapes of glaciers, fjords, lakes and forest.

Your return to the Alaskan capital.

Cruise along the Inside Passage to Vancouver, with its historic Gastown and rainforested Stanley Park. Returning to Juneau, perhaps take the Mount Roberts Tramway up 1,800 feet for views over rugged Alaskan terrain.

Mighty goldfields and glaciers.

Venture along Tracy Arm Fjord, home to waterfalls, icebergs, whales, seals and eagles. Visit Skagway, gateway to the Klondike goldfields. And see Hubbard Glacier, over six miles wide, with a face rising up to 400 feet.

Explore the 49th state’s rich heritage.

Discover more about Alaska’s past during visits to Sitka, with its Russian roots, and Ketchikan, famed for its concentration of totem poles. Then follow the Inside Passage on your return to Canadian waters.

†Cruise duration and dates are based on cruise only.