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14-night New Zealand Christmas & New Year Cruise on the Queen Elizabeth (Melbourne Roundtrip, Dec 2020)

A truly memorable Christmas & New Year!

This festive Melbourne roundtrip introduces you to Tasmania. With celebrations at sea, sail through New Zealand’s spectacular fiords and weave towards a quartet of intriguing cities.

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$2,999PP
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DURATION
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14 nights
WHAT'S INCLUDED
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About this holiday

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New Zealand, 14 Nights

Celebrate the festive season surrounded by Cunard Christmas traditions and good cheer. Savour a moment before indulging in afternoon tea and a magical three-course Christmas dinner. Sparkling lights dancing in bauble-covered trees and champagne served in crystal saucers. That’s Christmas, when you experience it on Cunard.

Inclusions

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Wherever you choose to discover, you'll find lots included in your fare. Well appointed accommodation, fine dining, fabulous entertainment and outstanding service, it's all included.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Traditional Afternoon Tea from 3.30 to 4.30pm every day
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Gala Balls
  • Room service available 24 hours a day

Accommodation

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Cunard Christmas and New Year's cruises exudes style and sophistication. Imagine infusing the festive season with visiting new cities. Spending sociable days and evenings with friends old and new, all the while being exquisitely looked after.

The pictures of staterooms shown are examples only, and individual staterooms may vary.

Standard Inside - Approximately 152 sq. ft.

A bottle of sparkling wine welcomes you to your Inside stateroom, which boasts a king-sized bed, satellite TV, sofa, tea and coffee making facilities, mini-bar, desk with stationery. Your bathroom has an invigorating shower, Penhaligon's toiletries and robes and slippers. Our nightly turndown service, with a 'good night' chocolate on your pillow, ends each day in style. Your steward is always available for help, and to keep your stateroom in fine order, and you can order complimentary room service 24 hours a day.

Oceanview - Approximately 197-201 sq. ft.

Awaken with the gentle natural light from your window as you explore the world from these stylish staterooms. They feature a king-sized bed, a living area with desk and sofa, tea and coffee making facilities, satellite TV, ample storage and a mini-bar. The stylish bathroom has a shower, with bathrobes, slippers and Penhaligon's toiletries. Your steward will help keep your stateroom immaculate, while there’s also a nightly turndown and complimentary room service at any time of night or day.

Balcony - Approximately 228-471 sq. ft.

Your stateroom is bathed in natural light and benefits from ample storage. There’s a turndown service, complete with a pillow chocolate, ready for a comfortable night’s sleep in your king-sized bed. Your bathroom features a shower, enhanced by Penhaligon's toiletries, a bathrobe and slippers. There’s a living area with a desk, satellite TV, tea and coffee-making facilities and a mini bar. Regular visits from your steward ensure everything stays pristine, and there’s also round-the-clock complimentary room service.

Princess Suite - Approximately 335-513 sq. ft.

These lavish suites offer a spacious private balcony, bathroom with a bath and shower, a king-sized bed, dressing room, living area with a sofa and desk, illy coffee machine, atlas and satellite TV. Luxurious extras include personalised stationery, velour robes and slippers, Penhaligon's toiletries, a complimentary bottle of wine, a nine-pillow concierge menu, fresh fruit and a nightly turndown service. You’ll have exclusive access to the Grills Lounge and Grills Terrace too, while our Grills Concierge can make any arrangements on your behalf.

Queens Suite - Approximately 484-671 sq. ft.

These superbly appointed suites include a king-sized bed, nine-pillow concierge menu, dressing area, luxurious bathroom with bath and shower, Penhaligon's toiletries, robes and slippers. Satellite TV, a fully-stocked bar, illy coffee machine, fresh fruit, books and a desk with personalised stationery await too. Relax in your lounge area, enjoy pre-dinner canapés and even dine in your suite from the Queens Grill restaurant menu. Your butler and concierge will see to your every request, while priority embarkation, disembarkation and Grills Lounge and Grills Terrace access all enhance the experience.

Travel dates

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Cruise departs Melbourne Tuesday, 22 Dec 2020

  • Inside - twin share from $2,999 pp
  • Outside - twin share from $3,369 pp
  • Balcony - twin share from $4,069 pp
  • Princess Suite - twin share from $7,509 pp
  • Queens Suite - twin share from $8,779 pp

Itinerary

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  • Day 1 – Tuesday 22 Dec 2020 - Melbourne
  • Day 2  - Wednesday 23 Dec 2020 - Burnie
  • Day 3 & 4 – Thursday 24 Dec & Friday 25 Dec 2020 - At Sea
  • Day 5 – Saturday 26 Dec 2020 - Fiordland National Park (Scenic cruising)
  • Day 6 – Sunday 27 Dec 2020 – Dunedin
  • Day 7 – Monday 28 Dec 2020 – Christchurch (TENDER REQUIRED)
  • Day 8 – Tuesday 29 Dec 2020 – Wellington
  • Day 9 – Wednesday 30 Dec 2020 - At Sea     
  • Day 10 – Thursday 31 Dec 2020 – Auckland (OVERNIGHT)
  • Day 11 – Friday 01 Jan 2021 – Auckland
  • Day 12 to 14 – Saturday 02 Jan to Monday 04 Jan 2021 - At Sea     
  • Day 15 – Tuesday 05 Jan 2021 - Melbourne

Questions

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What can I expect when I join the ship?

Your Cunard experience starts the moment you arrive at your embarkation port, with porters waiting to collect your luggage before you head off to check in.

After check in you will board one of our magnificent ocean liners to be greeted by members of the ship’s company and experience the stunning view of the Grand Lobby before you.

You’ll then be shown to your luxurious stateroom where you can freshen up and meet your stateroom steward. They are there to ensure every detail of your stay on board is taken care of.

Once you’ve unpacked you’re free to explore the ship. Of course, if you’re a guest in one of our Queens Grill suites, your butler will be unpacking for you.

After a relaxed lunch you can head off to further explore the ship or return to your stateroom to unwind before sail away.

After a short safety drill, make your way up on deck to enjoy a glass of Champagne as your voyage to exciting destinations begins.

Is there a drying line in the bathroom of my cabin?

There is a retractable drying line in the shower of each cabin.

Are there self service laundry facilities on board?

There are self service launderettes on board which are complimentary with washing machines, washing powder (you may bring your own personal washing powder if you wish), tumble dryers and ironing facilities which are available from around 7.30am until 9pm (subject to change). Launderettes can be found in the following locations:
Queen Elizabeth & Queen Victoria - Decks 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

What type of plug sockets / voltage are used on board ?

Both UK 3 pin and US 2 pin sockets are used on board. You will find a three pin socket next to a two pin socket. The standard electrical supply in the United Kingdom is 50Hz (cycles) and 240V. The supply on board all the ship's are 220V / 110V / 60Hz.

How many Gala nights will there be?

As a guide, there are approximately two or three Gala nights per week. Details can be found on your Voyage Personaliser. The evening dress code will be specified in your ship's Daily Programme, which is delivered to your stateroom each day.

What makes Queens Grill different to Princess Grill?

The Queens Grill experience is designed around you. You’ll experience the very apex of luxury in ocean-going travel with every need personally taken care of by your Queens Grill butler.

From being on hand to unpack for you on arrival, to serving your daily pre-dinner canapés, arranging fresh flowers and organising any drinks or dinner parties you might wish to host, your Queens Grill butler is there to make sure everything is just the way you like it.

Your primely-located and beautifully designed suite, one of the largest on board will be your own private enclave of luxury for the voyage and comes complete with an inclusive mini-bar that will be restocked to your taste every day.

For breakfast, lunch and dinner, you’ll have a table reserved in the Queens Grill restaurant where the sublime menu is designed to whet every appetite. But, should you not see what you want, our chefs will do their very utmost to create whatever takes your fancy.

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Fine print

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Travel at 60 and supplier booking conditions apply.