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.
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.
28 January - 2 February 2023 Sydney Roundtrip
*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.
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:
Princess Grill Suite includes all of the exclusive amenities found in our Britannia Club staterooms and more:
Queens Grill Suite includes all of the exclusive amenities found in our Princess Grill Suites and more:
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