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WAVE SEASON SALE: Australia's Gardening Journey - A very special cruise on the Queen Elizabeth (Sydney-Tasmania Roundtrip, Dec 2021)

Reduced fares + FREE onboard credit + flexible transfer policy

Setting sail on 14 December 2021 (and finishing in time for Christmas), Cunard's inaugural gardening voyage offers a wonderful opportunity to indulge your love of gardening while enjoying a summer cruise on Queen Elizabeth in Australia’s southern waters. Along the way you'll enjoy talks from ten special garden experts, including Graham Ross, Jamie Durie and Julia Zaetta!

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About this holiday

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Flexible transfer policy
Before your balance due date you can transfer your booking as many times as you like. If transferring to a higher value voyage, guests will be required to pay the difference. If transferring to a lower value voyage, guests will be refunded the difference.


Nine leading gardening experts and well known personalities will join this special seven-night voyage to share their latest knowledge and garden trends during informative talks and dinners. Topics will include rose gardening, small garden design, bee-keeping, lawn maintenance and growing native plants, just to name a few.

The Queen Elizabeth’s entertainment program will have a green twist, giving you the opportunity to take part in a range of onboard activities and hands-on workshops like gardening trivia, special craft classes and lessons in cooking from their gardens.

Visiting the popular ports of Hobart (overnight) and Melbourne, the cruise will also offer you the option of bespoke shore tours taking in beautiful gardens in each city amongst other local activities and sightseeing options.

Call Travel at 60 now on 1300 414 198 for an on-the-spot quote.

Special Guests:

Graham Ross

Perhaps Australia’s best known gardener, Graham’s career as a horticulturalist, radio broadcaster, television gardening presenter and author has spanned more than 50 years.

Jamie Durie
An award winning international designer, author of 12 books, internationally recognised TV presenter with over 2 decades of design experience, and a lifetime environmental empath. Jamie has received over 38 national and international design awards, one of which was the Medal of the Order of Australia in 2013 for services to Australian design and the environment.

Angus Stewart

An award winning horticulturist, Angus is renowned for his work in breeding new varieties of Australian native plants and is a regular presenter on a range of popular radio and television gardening shows.

Indira Naidoo

One of Australia’s most popular broadcasters and authors, Indira haswritten two books on gardening: “The Edible Balcony” and “The Edible City”.

Sarah Hamilton

Sarah is a horticulturalist who has specialised in native stingless bee keeping for more than six years.

Steve Falcioni

A qualified horticulturalist, Steve is well known as a writer, public speaker and radio guest on gardening issues and is an advocate for organic gardening.

Julia Zaetta

Currently the editor-in-chief of Australia’s number one home magazine Better Homes and Gardens, Julia is regarded as one of the most successful and the longest-serving editor in Australian publishing history.

Dora Papas

The editor of Better Homes and Gardens magazine, Dora has been in the publishing industry for more than 25 years and loves to share her passion for renovating, making and decorating with like-minded people.

Jenny Dillon

An experienced journalist who has trained in horticulture and landscape design, Jenny brings all her skills together as garden editor of Better Homes and Gardens.

Elle Vernon

A keen foodie, Elle is Food Editor atBetter Homes and Gardens magazine and has more than 16 years’ experience creating beautiful food.


  • 7 nights' accommodation onboard the Queen Elizabeth
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner are available in the main restaurants
  • Afternoon Tea, served by white-gloved waiters from 3.30pm to 4.30pm every day in the Queens Room - Indulgent finger sandwiches, scones and pastries accompany Twinings fine leaf teas, as the orchestra provides a melodic backdrop.
  • Room service is available 24 hours a day in all staterooms and suites - you can choose from a selection of light bites, snacks and beverages.
  • Evening performances -Every evening during your cruise promises a stellar array of entertainment choices.


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Queen Elizabeth

Queen Elizabeth invites you to an uncrowded world where spacious decks set the perfect backdrop for you to savour a flawless Cunard experience.

Immerse yourself in endless entertainment, luxurious accommodation and an array of dining choices. Her art deco features and gleaming chandeliers blend with contemporary attractions to ensure a remarkable holiday. Enjoy croquet on her Games Deck, stunning entertainment in her Royal Court Theatre or relax in her elegant conservatory. The choice is yours.

Travel dates


Departing from Sydney on 14 December 2021 and returning to Sydney 22 December 2021.

  • Inside cabin from $2,599 pp twin share
  • Outside Cabin from $2,799 pp twin share
  • Balcony Cabin from $3,099 pp twin share
  • Princess Grill Suite from $5,299 pp twin share
  • Queens Grill Suite from $6,399 pp twin share

Call us today on 1300 414 198 to secure your cabin on this very special cruise.

*Advertised fares are available until allocation is exhausted and prices may fluctuate during the campaign period without notice.


  • Day 1 - Sydney, NSW
  • Day 2 - At sea
  • Day 3 - Hobart, Tasmania
  • Day 4 - At sea
  • Day 5 - Burnie, Tasmania
  • Day 6 - Melbourne, VIC
  • Day 7 - At sea
  • Day 8 - Eden, NSW
  • Day 9 - Sydney, NSW


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


Travel at 60 and supplier conditions apply.

Annual Savings Event.

Booking terms for this offer differ from terms that apply to our standard fares
and are more restrictive. A 5% non-refundable deposit is due at time of booking.

This fare is not combinable with groups or any other promotion. Stateroom
assignment is not available at time of booking, and will be allocated at the
discretion of Cunard at a later date.

Please book the Cunard Fare if any of these restrictions do not suit you.

Offer available 31 July 2020