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New Zealand Christmas & New Year Cruise on the Queen Elizabeth (Dec 2024)

Call now to ask about your Travel at 60 discount

This 13-night New Zealand Christmas voyage will whisk you through the beautiful Milford Sound. You’ll also enjoy time ashore to explore in Dunedin, Wellington, Napier, and Auckland, where you’ll call overnight. 

T​his cruise goes on sale 16 March 2023. Call now and we'll help you secure your preferred cabin.

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About this holiday

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Your cruise at a glance

Celebrate New Year’s Eve sailing New Zealand and Australia on board Queen Elizabeth. Highlights of your voyage include scenic cruising in Milford Sound, along with an overnight port call in Auckland. 



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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Balcony stateroom - One of the pleasures of ocean travel is seeing the scenery gradually change and appreciating the invigorating sea breezes. Our choice of staterooms with their own private balcony invites you to explore the world in such style.

Join the Queen Elizabeth's art deco elegance providing a setting that is both refined and utterly inviting. Bask in a real sense of freedom on her spacious decks, and savour the array of choices where accommodation, dining, and entertainment are concerned.

Contemporary stylings and glittering chandeliers adorn this uncrowded world that becomes the backdrop to an idyllic voyage. Revel in design the pays homage to Cunard’s maritime past but celebrates the future ahead. Spend time onboard delighting in all that makes ocean travel so special, from dressing to the nines for an elegant evening of wine and fine food, to gazing out across sparkling seas while sailing to a new destination. Feel inspired to try your hand at drawing or painting at an art class. Put your skills to the test with a round of croquet on the Games Deck, relax with a perfectly blended G&Tat Gin & Fizz, or maybe take a dip in the Pavilion Pool under the open sky. Life on board can be exactly what you want it to be, where the pressures of real life take a back seat and days are filled with seemingly unending possibilities.

Travel dates


Departing Sydney 23 December 2024 arriving in Sydney 5 January 2025:

  • Inside stateroom from $5,049 per person twin share / from $8,836 pp sole use*
  • Outside stateroom from $5,549 per person twin share / from $9,711 pp sole use*
  • Balcony stateroom from $5,849 per person twin share / from $10,236 pp sole use*
  • Princess Grill suite from $9,999 per person twin share*
  • Queens Grill suite from $13,699 per person twin share*

Call 1300 414 198 to secure a cabin for this voyage.

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


  • 23-Dec-24: Sydney, Australia
  • 24-Dec-24: At Sea
  • 25-Dec-24: At Sea
  • 26-Dec-24: Milford Sound (Scenic), New Zealand
  • 27-Dec-24: Dunedin, New Zealand
  • 28-Dec-24: Wellington, New Zealand
  • 29-Dec-24: Napier, New Zealand
  • 30-Dec-24: At Sea
  • 31-Dec-24: Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1-Jan-25: Auckland, New Zealand
  • 2-Jan-25: At Sea
  • 3-Jan-25: At Sea
  • 4-Jan-25: At Sea
  • 5-Jan-25: Sydney, Australia



Deposit is due within 3 days of booking date, with the balance payable later, no less than 90 days before voyage departure.

COVID-19 Protocols

While we’ve introduced some new protocols to protect your well-being, rest assured you’ll still be able to enjoy a wonderful Cunard holiday. You’ll still be free to do as much or as little as you please each day, just as you’d expect. Our entertainment venues, restaurants, and bars will be open, and we’ve even introduced advanced booking and virtual queues to give you more flexibility over when and where you eat.

Flexible transfer policy
In this uncertain environment, you may appreciate some added flexibility. To that end, Cunard have updated their 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.

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Fine print


Travel at 60 and supplier booking conditions apply.

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