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In just over a month, Cunard line’s iconic Queen Elizabeth returns to Australian shores for the first time since early 2020. Fremantle in WA will host Queen Elizabeth’s first local call this homeport season.

For many, the arrival of a Cunard Queen marks the beginning of the local summer cruise season. Throughout her 121-day record Australian residence, starting on November 7, Queen Elizabeth invites guests to experience once-in-a-lifetime encounters and unique itineraries.

The inaugural Great Australian Culinary Voyage features Australian produce and bespoke menus created by leading chefs Matt Moran, Mark Olive and Darren Purchese. The 5-night roundtrip from Sydney departing on 28 January 2023, features calls in Melbourne and Burnie where the culinary experiences continue on shore with one-off excursions curated especially for the sailing.

Gardening royalty Graham Ross and Jamie Durie will share their knowledge onboard Cunard’s first Gardening Journey departing Melbourne on 4 February 2023. Throughout the 7-night-sailing, these and many more special guests will share their best tips and the top trends in gardening via informative talks, hands-on workshops and on-shore experiences.

Australian personalities Sir Peter Cosgrove, Dawn Fraser and Nova Peris will inspire guests with anecdotes from their lives.

For a special fare starting from AU$7,029 (instead of AU$10,349) per person twin share in a Balcony Stateroom guests can join the ship’s first ever circuit of Australia featuring calls to iconic cities and regional gems such as Port Douglas, Airlie Beach, Esperance, Eden and Kangaroo Island departing Fremantle on 7 November 2022.

The last time a Cunard Queen circled the continent was back in 2014, so this is a very rare opportunity for travellers to enjoy what the prestigious British cruise line is all about on an extended sailing: impeccable service, exemplary fine dining, grand Gala Nights, dynamic West End style entertainment and enough room to feel special, unwind and relax.

Cunard’s signature experiences which set the brand apart include daily Afternoon Tea, Gala Balls, art deco inspired public spaces, grand on-board libraries, dance classes and deck games.

A range of select Cunard sailings are currently available for a reduced fare with savings of up to 25% as part of the brand’s Annual Savings Event when booked until 30 November 2022.

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