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Great Australian Culinary Voyage 2024: Melbourne-Tasmania return on the Queen Elizabeth

Featuring headline chef Karen Martini
On this unique Melbourne-Tasmania roundtrip, some of Australia’s most coveted chefs, producers and food critics will shine the spotlight on Australia’s culinary delights. Dine on exclusive dishes created by talented Australian food icons and come home full of inspiration!
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About this holiday

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Enjoy exclusive dishes, and gain invaluable tips, from headline chef Karen Martini

Melbourne — Adelaide — Hobart — Melbourne
5 - 12 January 2024 on the Queen Elizabeth

The 7-night roundtrip from Melbourne, via Tasmania and South Australia, highlights all aspects of Australia’s unique culinary offerings. You will be able to taste exceptional dishes, learn about local produce, sample beautiful Australian wines and immerse yourselves in unique local food experiences on our bespoke shore excursions.

Special Guests:

Karen Martini will headline the culinary voyage in 2024.

Karen Martini is an award-winning chef, restaurateur, author, and television presenter and loves to showcase cuisines from all over the world. Karen hosts regular segments on Australia’s most-watched lifestyle TV show Better Homes & Gardens and has been a judge on cooking reality show My Kitchen Rules.

Karen Martini will take over Queen Elizabeth’s The Verandah Restaurant and create a unique and exclusive degustation menu. The Melbourne-based chef will also deliver a three-course menu for the ship’s main dining room, Britannia Restaurant. During talks and panel discussions, Karen will give insights into her career and tell her story about Australian produce and food culture.

S​tay tuned for more special guest announcements!



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

Book before 31 March 2023 and receive complimentary gratuities^


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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 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 Elizabeth Q1-Q2 Suites) 
  • Books and atlas 
  • Priority disembarkation 
  • Priority tender services (all ships Q1-Q4 Suites) 

Travel dates


5 - 12 January 2024 Melbourne Roundtrip

  • Inside Stateroom from $2,199 pp twin share*
  • Oceanview Stateroom from $2,599 pp twin share*
  • Balcony Stateroom from $2,799 pp twin share*
  • Princess Grill Suite from $4,099 pp twin share*
  • Q​ueens Grill Suite from $5,449 pp twin share*

A​re you a solo traveller?

  • Single Inside Stateroom from $3,848 pp sole use*
  • Oceanview Stateroom from $4,548 pp sole use*
  • Balcony Stateroom from $4,898 pp sole use*
  • Princess Grill Suite and above from $8,198 pp sole use*

Please call our travel team on 1300 414 198 to learn more and request a quote.

*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.



5 - 12 January 2024 Melbourne Roundtrip

  • 5 Jan 2024 - Embark in Melbourne
  • 6 Jan 2024- At sea
  • 7 Jan 2024 - Adelaide
  • 8 & 9 Jan 2024 - At sea
  • 10 Jan 2024 - Hobart
  • 11 Jan 2024 - At sea
  • 12 Jan 2024 - Disembark in Melbourne


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Fine print


Travel at 60 and supplier booking conditions apply.

Guest speakers are confirmed to date, but may change at Cunard’s discretion due to unforeseen circumstances.

^Valid for new bookings and not combinable with any other offer. All offers are subject to availability. ~Comparison launch fares and savings are based on Cunard fares launched into the market February 2022 and May 2022. Savings vary by stateroom category and itinerary. Offer only available on select cruises – see for applicable sailings. Offer is only available on Cunard Fare types. >Complimentary Gratuities offer is based on pre-payment by Cunard of suggested gratuities in the amount of USD13.50 per person per day when booking Grill Suites, and USD11.50 per person per day when booking Britannia staterooms. Complimentary Gratuities offer is not available for third/fourth berth guests. Vaccination requirements may apply, and government guidelines may result in a requirement to quarantine during or after your cruise and may restrict your ability to participate in shore tours or disembark the ship at ports we visit during your cruise. See for more information. Guidelines are subject to change without notice and as such, our actual cruise offerings may vary from the descriptions provided and images displayed. Cruise itineraries are not guaranteed.

Offer ends 31 March 2023, but may end earlier if sold out. Offer is not transferable, not redeemable for cash and may not be combinable with other select offers or other onboard credits.