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Australia's Gardening Journey - A very special cruise on the Queen Elizabeth (Sydney-Hobart-Melbourne-Sydney)

Australia's gardening journey!

Setting sail on 1 March 2021, 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 10 special garden experts, including Graham Ross, Jamie Durie and Julia Zaetta!

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DURATION
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7 nights
WHAT'S INCLUDED
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About this holiday

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This easy 7-night voyage is a wonderful chance to explore Melbourne and Hobart.

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.

Inclusions

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  • 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.

Accommodation

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Taking in the view from a Balcony Stateroom

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

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Departing from Sydney on 01 March 2021 and returning to Sydney 08 March 2021.

  • Inside cabin from $1,599 pp twin share
  • Outside Cabin fro $1,959 pp twin share
  • Balcony Cabin from $2,299 pp twin share
  • Club Balcony Cabin from $2,999 pp twin share
  • Princess Suite from $3,899 pp twin share
  • Queens Suite from $4,499 pp twin share
  • Call us today on 1300 414 198 to secure your cabin on this very special cruise.

    Itinerary

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    Day 1 - Monday 01 March 2021

    Take in the beauty of Sydney Harbour and it's beautiful sunset as the ship sets sail early this evening.

    Day 2 - Tuesday 02 March 2021

    At sea

    Day 3 & 4 - Wednesday 03 March 2021 & Thursday 04 March 2021

    Wave goodbye to any preconceptions you may have of Australia, as you say hello to wonderful Hobart on the southeastern coast of Tasmania. Revel in the capital's splendid heritage, scenery and culture.

    Day 5 - Friday 05 March 2021

    At sea

    Day 6 - Saturday 06 March 2021

    Flower gardens and graceful, tree-lined boulevards give Melbourne its refined air, and it is considered the hub of Australia’s cultural, intellectual and financial life. Certainly by Melbournians.

    Day 7 - Sunday 07 March 2021

    At sea

    Day 8 - Monday 08 March 2021

    Arrive back into Sydney early this morning and disembark the ship.

    Questions

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    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.

    Couldn't find an answer to your question? Ask us!

    Fine print

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    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

    *New bookings only. Fares are cruise only, per person, in AUD, in complete twin accommodation, based on lead category staterooms as specified available at time of publication, inclusive of all discounts, taxes, fees, and port expenses (which are subject to change). Supplements apply for other stateroom categories. Cunard has set aside a reasonable number of staterooms which are available at these fares. Once this allocation is exhausted, fares may revert to a higher fare, but may also be discounted. Some Oceanview and Balcony staterooms may have an obstructed view. Valid for new bookings and not combinable with any other offer. All offers are subject to availability.