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LAST CABINS: Great Australian Culinary Voyage 2023: A very special cruise on the Queen Elizabeth

Cruise Sydney-Tasmania return with headline chef Matt Moran!

Cruise the beautiful Queen Elizabeth on her first dedicated gourmet cruise! This unique Sydney-Tasmania return journey will will highlight all aspects of Australia’s unique produce. Celebrity chef Matt Moran leads a lineup of culinary personalities cooking onboard meals and sharing their expertise with fascinating presentations and interviews.

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About this holiday

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Your cruise begins and disembarks in Sydney

Setting sail on 28 January 2023, Cunard’s inaugural Great Australian Culinary Voyage offers you a wonderful opportunity to indulge in your love of food and wine while enjoying a summer cruise on Queen Elizabeth to Tasmania.

The 5-night sailing departing Sydney via Melbourne and Burnie (Tasmania) highlights all aspects of Australia’s unique culinary offerings. You will be able to taste exceptional dishes, learn about Indigenous ingredients, sample beautiful Australian drops and immerse yourself in the local food scene on bespoke shore excursions.

Some of Australia’s most celebrated chefs, wine makers and food critics will shine the spotlight on Australia’s culinary uniqueness and diversity. Exclusive dishes created by talented Australian food icons will make this an unmissable experience for all food enthusiasts.

Special Guests:

Matt Moran is joining the Voyage as headline chef.

While on board, the Australian icon will create exclusive dishes for onboard diners and share his passion for Australian food and produce with Cunard guests through talks and interviews.

With over 30 stellar years in the food industry behind him, a plethora of awards to his name, appearances on prime-time TV shows, a handful of best-selling cookbooks under his belt, and the 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. While on board, the Australian icon will create exclusive dishes for onboard diners and share his passion for Australian food and produce with Cunard guests through talks and interviews.

Mark Olive has been a celebrated chef for over 30 years, establishing himself as an Australian food icon through his work with Australian indigenous and native ingredients. A Bundjalung Man, Mark’s family originated from the Northern Rivers region in NSW. Mark will treat guests to a native Australian ingredient cooking demonstration, collaborate with Cunard’s chefs to create a 3-course menu incorporating indigenous produce for a special dinner and participate in an engaging Q&A session.

Darren Purchese, owner of cult favourite B&P Sweet Studio in Melbourne, is one of the most respected pastry chefs working in Australia today. Aboard Cunard’s Great Australian Culinary Voyage, Darren will be putting his spin on Cunard’s famous Afternoon Tea, creating unique pastries to feature on an exclusive menu, and giving a live cooking demonstration where guests can learn tips and tricks from one of Australia’s most acclaimed pastry chefs.

Terry Durack & Jill Dupleix, touted as Australia’s most famous foodie couple, have masterfully mapped the last 30 years of Australian wining and dining as two of the industry’s best food writers, restaurant critics and cookbook authors. For the sailing, Terry and Jill will be the expert hosts for talks, cooking demonstrations, Q&A sessions and a very special dinner for guests on board Queen Elizabeth between them.

Huon Hooke is a leading Australian independent wine writer and critic, writing about wine since 1983. Huon will delight guests with his extensive knowledge of Australian and international wines through a wine masterclass, various talks and wine pairings at special dinners.



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 3.30pm to 4.30pm every day
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Gala Balls
  • Room service available 24 hours a day


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Inside Cabin

Your ship: Queen Elizabeth

Sail on the Queen Elizabeth and immerse yourself in her evocative art deco elegance. Our newest Queen exudes style and has an especially refined feel. Prepare yourself for a truly remarkable voyage.

Inside, Oceanview & Balcony Stateroom includes all of the following amenities:

  • Half a bottle of sparkling wine on arrival 
  • Fresh fruit on request
  • 24-hour room service
  • Nightly turndown service with chocolate
  • Satellite TV (with multi-language film and music channels)
  • Direct-dial telephone
  • Refrigerator
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Daily shipboard programme
  • Bathrobe and slippers
  • Penhaligon's toiletries
  • 220V British 3-pin and 110V 2-pin sockets
  • Dining in the Britannia Restaurant.

Princess Grill Suite includes all of the exclusive amenities found in our Britannia Club staterooms and more:

  • Concierge service
  • Sparkling wine and chocolates on arrival
  • In-suite dining from the Princess Grill menu
  • Illy coffee machine
  • Soft velour robes and slippers
  • Personalised stationery
  • Atlas 
  • Priority embarkation
  • Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth: access to Courtyard, Grills Lounge and Grills Terrace

Queens Grill Suite includes all of the exclusive amenities found in our Princess Grill Suites and more:

  • Butler service 
  • Champagne and chocolates on arrival 
  • Pre-dinner canapes 
  • In-suite dining from the Queens Grill menu 
  • Complimentary bar (stocked with two bottles of wine or spirits of your choice and soft drinks) 
  • iPad (Queen Mary 2 Q1-Q4 suites, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth Q1-Q2 Suites) 
  • Books and atlas 
  • Priority disembarkation 
  • Priority tender services (all ships Q1-Q4 Suites) 
  • A Playstation 4 is supplied in Queens Grill Suites Q1 - Q4 on Queen Mary 2 (games available from the concierge library).

Travel dates


28 January - 2 February 2023 Sydney Roundtrip

  • Inside Stateroom - from $1,249 pp twin share*
  • Oceanview Stateroom - from $1,749 pp twin share* - Waitlisted
  • Balcony Stateroom - from $2,049 pp twin share*
  • Princess Grill Suite and above - from $5,149 pp twin share*

*Advertised fares are available until allocation is exhausted and prices may fluctuate during the campaign period without notice. These fares are all based on a guarantee status stateroom.


  • 28 January 2023 Embark Sydney
  • 29 January 2023 At Sea
  • 30 January 2023 Melbourne
  • 31 January 2023 Burnie
  • 1 February 2023 At Sea
  • 2 February 2023 Disembark Sydney


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