Queen Elizabeth





Cunard World Cruises - Queen Elizabeth

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Queen Elizabeth - Day 1: Southampton, United Kingdom10-Jan-16The United Kingdom's premier passenger ship port, Southampton was home to the great transatlantic liners of yesteryear. The port serves as your gateway to Southern England’s magnificent historic sites, national landmarks, charming villages as well as the great metropolis of London. Southampton is the ideal starting or ending point for a memorable voyage.
Queen Elizabeth - Day 2: At Sea11-Jan-16
Queen Elizabeth - Day 3: At Sea12-Jan-16
Queen Elizabeth - Day 4: At Sea13-Jan-16
Queen Elizabeth - Day 5: Madeira, Portugal14-Jan-16You’ll consider Madeira’s reputation as the ‘Garden Island’ well founded, swathed in lush greenery which bears all manner of tropical fruits. For a thrilling overview, ascend by cable car to Monte, from whose delightful palace and gardens you can survey the orange rooftops below. The best way down again is by wicker toboggan, expertly steered by two gondoliers dressed in whites.
Queen Elizabeth - Day 6: Gran Canaria15-Jan-16The Canary Islands have some of the most striking and diverse scenery of any islands on earth: dry volcanic deserts, a snow-capped mountain, lush fields with banana and pineapple plantations, plus spectacular beaches! Only 70 miles from the coast of Africa, the Canaries were a way station for Spanish galleons and Las Palmas was the provisioning stop for Columbus on all four of his voyages.
Queen Elizabeth - Day 7: At Sea16-Jan-16
Queen Elizabeth - Day 8: At Sea17-Jan-16
Queen Elizabeth - Day 9: At Sea18-Jan-16
Queen Elizabeth - Day 10: At Sea19-Jan-16
Queen Elizabeth - Day 11: At Sea20-Jan-16
Queen Elizabeth - Day 12: Jamestown, St Helena C21-Jan-16Jamestown, located on the island of St Helena is a sight of historical significance as it was home to Napoleon after he was famously exiled. A remote setting to be exiled to, St Helena is 700 hundred miles away from any other island.
Queen Elizabeth - Day 13: At Sea22-Jan-16
Queen Elizabeth - Day 14: At Sea23-Jan-16
Queen Elizabeth - Day 15: Walvis Bay, Namibia P24-Jan-16The 'Diamond of Africa' is a country of stark beauty and contrasting landscapes. It is home to the world’s oldest desert, the world’s highest sand dunes, and a diversity of people that have created an intriguing blend of cultures and traditions. Found between the sand dunes of the Namib Desert and the Atlantic Ocean, the large natural lagoon of Walvis Bays is home to prolific birdlife.
Queen Elizabeth - Day 16: At Sea25-Jan-16
Queen Elizabeth - Day 17: Cape Town, South Africa26-Jan-16Not only is Cape Town one of the most beautiful cities in the world, but it is also surrounded by magnificent beaches, rugged mountains and bucolic vineyards. On a fine day savour an awe inspiring cable car ride up Table Mountain. Perhaps make the poignant tour of Robben Island or take a cultural trip to Stellenbosch and its surrounding wine lands.
Queen Elizabeth - Day 18: Cape Town, South Africa27-Jan-16Not only is Cape Town one of the most beautiful cities in the world, but it is also surrounded by magnificent beaches, rugged mountains and bucolic vineyards. On a fine day savour an awe inspiring cable car ride up Table Mountain. Perhaps make the poignant tour of Robben Island or take a cultural trip to Stellenbosch and its surrounding wine lands.
Queen Elizabeth - Day 19: Cape Town, South Africa28-Jan-16Not only is Cape Town one of the most beautiful cities in the world, but it is also surrounded by magnificent beaches, rugged mountains and bucolic vineyards. On a fine day savour an awe inspiring cable car ride up Table Mountain. Perhaps make the poignant tour of Robben Island or take a cultural trip to Stellenbosch and its surrounding wine lands.
Queen Elizabeth - Day 20: At Sea29-Jan-16
Queen Elizabeth - Day 21: Pt Elizabeth30-Jan-16
Queen Elizabeth - Day 22: At Sea31-Jan-16
Queen Elizabeth - Day 23: At Sea1-Feb-16
Queen Elizabeth - Day 24: At Sea2-Feb-16
Queen Elizabeth - Day 25: Réunion, Réunion P3-Feb-16Réunion offers a little taste of French culture on a tropical island whose setting has more in common with Hawaii than Paris. Officially an overseas French department the island is full of cultural Creole buildings as well as an incredible range of geographical diversity, from beaches to flourishing forests. Réunion’s rugged scenic roads and dusty plains could lead you up to see the incredible ‘Piton de la Fournaise’ or ‘Peak of the Furnace,’ one of the most active volcanoes in the world today.
Queen Elizabeth - Day 26: Mauritius (from Port Louis)4-Feb-16Mauritius was uninhabited until the Dutch arrived in 1635. Their colony lasted about two generations – long enough for the settlers to hunt the native dodo birds to extinction. The capital of Port Louis offers shopping bargains at the old-fashioned central market. Go bird watching at Casela Bird Park. Or set out on a catamaran to admire the sun-drenched beauty of the island, landing on dazzling white beaches and snorkelling amongst shoals brimming with kaleidoscopic fish.
Queen Elizabeth - Day 27: At Sea5-Feb-16
Queen Elizabeth - Day 28: At Sea6-Feb-16
Queen Elizabeth - Day 29: At Sea7-Feb-16
Queen Elizabeth - Day 30: At Sea8-Feb-16
Queen Elizabeth - Day 31: At Sea9-Feb-16
Queen Elizabeth - Day 32: At Sea10-Feb-16
Queen Elizabeth - Day 33: At Sea11-Feb-16
Queen Elizabeth - Day 34: Perth, Australia (from Fremantle)12-Feb-16Perth’s explosive growth in recent decades has engulfed the old historic port of Fremantle. Eighty-percent of Western Australia’s population lives in and around Perth. This bustling port, known as “Freo” to the locals, sits on the Indian Ocean and offers a romantic, artsy ambiance to residents and visitors alike.
Queen Elizabeth - Day 35: At Sea13-Feb-16
Queen Elizabeth - Day 36: At Sea14-Feb-16
Queen Elizabeth - Day 37: At Sea15-Feb-16
Queen Elizabeth - Day 38: Adelaide, Australia16-Feb-16Connoisseurs of New World wines are in luck. Around a third of Australia's supply is produced an hour or less from church-sprinkled Adelaide, a legacy of German settlers in the early 1800s. Perhaps its best known is the gorgeous Magill Estate, a wonderful spot for a first-class tasting in the rolling South Australian countryside.
Queen Elizabeth - Day 39: At Sea17-Feb-16
Queen Elizabeth - Day 40: Melbourne, Australia18-Feb-16Originally part of New South Wales, Victoria became a colony in its own right in 1851. The discovery of gold and the development of agriculture propelled Melbourne’s rise to prominence and prosperity. Flower gardens and graceful, tree-lined boulevards add a refined air to Melbourne, regarded as the hub of Australia’s cultural, intellectual and financial life – at least by Melbournians!
Queen Elizabeth - Day 41: Melbourne, Australia19-Feb-16Originally part of New South Wales, Victoria became a colony in its own right in 1851. The discovery of gold and the development of agriculture propelled Melbourne’s rise to prominence and prosperity. Flower gardens and graceful, tree-lined boulevards add a refined air to Melbourne, regarded as the hub of Australia’s cultural, intellectual and financial life – at least by Melbournians!
Queen Elizabeth - Day 42: Sydney, Australia20-Feb-16Australia’s oldest and largest city was born in 1788 with the arrival of the "First Fleet" that transported 760 British convicts. Gold and sheep breeding propelled Sydney’s development; today it is the largest port in the entire South Pacific. Mark Twain called it “the wonder of the world”. James Michener wrote, “It is a thing of beauty, a fairy-tale body of water”.
Queen Elizabeth - Day 43: Sydney, Australia21-Feb-16Australia’s oldest and largest city was born in 1788 with the arrival of the "First Fleet" that transported 760 British convicts. Gold and sheep breeding propelled Sydney’s development; today it is the largest port in the entire South Pacific. Mark Twain called it “the wonder of the world”. James Michener wrote, “It is a thing of beauty, a fairy-tale body of water”.
Queen Elizabeth - Day 44: Newcastle, Australia P22-Feb-16Newcastle is the second oldest city in Australia and welcomes you with a wonderfully relaxed atmosphere, providing the incredible beaches and surfing culture that Australia is famous for. Primarily known in the past for its coal exportation this reputation is now being quickly overtaken by its eclectic and pioneering arts scene.
Queen Elizabeth - Day 45: At Sea23-Feb-16
Queen Elizabeth - Day 46: Brisbane, Australia24-Feb-16The Brisbane River meanders through the heart of the city. Elegant Georgian buildings of native sandstone stand next to sleek glass towers. Brisbane is also a superbly landscaped city with jacarandas, flame trees, and bougainvilleas thriving in its semi-tropical climate. Come face to face with koalas, kangaroos and wombats on tours from this laid-back city.
Queen Elizabeth - Day 47: At Sea25-Feb-16
Queen Elizabeth - Day 48: At Sea26-Feb-16
Queen Elizabeth - Day 49: Cairns, Australia (from Yorkey's Knob) A27-Feb-16Laid-back Cairns is your gateway to the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef, a spectacular location for snorkelling and diving among kaleidoscopic marine life and coral. Follow Foreshore Promenade around the lagoon filled with pleasure craft or take a scenic railway ride to the tranquil mountain village of Kuranda.
Queen Elizabeth - Day 50: At Sea28-Feb-16
Queen Elizabeth - Day 51: At Sea29-Feb-16
Queen Elizabeth - Day 52: Rabaul, Papua New Guinea A1-Mar-16Rabaul means ‘mangrove’. The Germans built Rabaul on a mangrove swamp when New Britain was a German colony. Papua New Guinea showcases extraordinary wildernesses, a land of tiny tree kangaroos and giant butterflies.
Queen Elizabeth - Day 53: At Sea2-Mar-16
Queen Elizabeth - Day 54: At Sea3-Mar-16
Queen Elizabeth - Day 55: At Sea4-Mar-16
Queen Elizabeth - Day 56: At Sea5-Mar-16
Queen Elizabeth - Day 57: Cebu, Philippines6-Mar-16With a range of beautiful white-sand beaches, seasoned sun-bathers will be in heaven when visiting Cebu. After relaxing on the beach, or if you are keen to discover more of the city, the island is filled with cultural and historical gems to explore. Thought to be the oldest city in the Philippines, Cebu City is home to the Basilica Minore del Santo Nino, a Catholic church which dates back to the 16th century, which remains standing despite having nearly burnt down three times.
Queen Elizabeth - Day 58: At Sea7-Mar-16
Queen Elizabeth - Day 59: Manila8-Mar-16
Queen Elizabeth - Day 60: At Sea9-Mar-16
Queen Elizabeth - Day 61: Hong Kong, China10-Mar-16Hong Kong is a paradigm of contradictions. On the one hand the city vibrates with modern commerce, soaring skyscrapers and sophistication. But at the same time it is a land of ancient beliefs and intriguing local customs: small, gilded shrines glow with red lamps, joss sticks and fresh oranges; markets are heaped high with salted eggs, squid and every kind of medicinal root and herbal remedy imaginable; red-sailed junks and sampans ply the harbour.
Queen Elizabeth - Day 62: At Sea11-Mar-16
Queen Elizabeth - Day 63: At Sea12-Mar-16
Queen Elizabeth - Day 64: Shanghai, China13-Mar-16Shanghai’s attractions are legendary, from exquisite temples and superb museums to a stroll along the Bund with its elegant 19th-century European architecture. The city is also your gateway to the Grand Canal and the famed cities of Wuxi and Suzhou.
Queen Elizabeth - Day 65: At Sea14-Mar-16
Queen Elizabeth - Day 66: Pusan15-Mar-16
Queen Elizabeth - Day 67: Jeju-do, South Korea16-Mar-16Nature has been generous to the Korean island of Jeju-do, home to the mythical Cheonjeyon Falls, scenic Sunrise Peak and the world’s longest lava tube. This picturesque haven has been attracting honeymooners for years so you’ll be certain to fall in love with its charming setting.
Queen Elizabeth - Day 68: Nagasaki, Japan17-Mar-16Japan’s first contact with the West came in the form of Portuguese explorers and Jesuit missionaries. Dutch merchants followed. Apprehensive shoguns closed Japan to foreign trade - except at Nagasaki. Stop by Peace Park for a moment of serenity, or visit the Confucian Shrine to see the influence that the Chinese community has on Nagasaki.
Queen Elizabeth - Day 69: Kagoshima , Japan18-Mar-16Located on the southern tip of Kyushu, Kagoshima provides spectacular scenery - from rugged mountains and rivers to bubbling hot springs, as well as a wide variety of flora and fauna.
Queen Elizabeth - Day 70: At Sea19-Mar-16
Queen Elizabeth - Day 71: Tokyo, Japan (from Yokohama)20-Mar-16Edo was an obscure fishing village until it became the capital of the Tokugawa shogunate from 1604 to 1866. When the emperor was restored to power, this new imperial capital was renamed Tokyo (Eastern capital). The wide ocean, the harbour with its special atmosphere, the hill which stands in a row of steep slopes, a Chinatown which is full of exotic moods – there are so many “postcard scenes” in Yokohama.
Queen Elizabeth - Day 72: At Sea21-Mar-16
Queen Elizabeth - Day 73: Osaka, Japan22-Mar-16Osaka is Japan’s second largest city and offers an eclectic mix of the modern and the historical. The city is home to the famed Osaka Castle which has had a dramatic past having to be rebuilt twice, once due to a siege and once due to a lightning strike. Osaka also provides the opportunity to see the temples, geisha houses and gardens of Kyoto, the former capital of the country, and Japan’s spiritual center.
Queen Elizabeth - Day 74: Osaka, Japan23-Mar-16Osaka is Japan’s second largest city and offers an eclectic mix of the modern and the historical. The city is home to the famed Osaka Castle which has had a dramatic past having to be rebuilt twice, once due to a siege and once due to a lightning strike. Osaka also provides the opportunity to see the temples, geisha houses and gardens of Kyoto, the former capital of the country, and Japan’s spiritual center.
Queen Elizabeth - Day 75: Hiroshima24-Mar-16
Queen Elizabeth - Day 76: At Sea25-Mar-16
Queen Elizabeth - Day 77: Okinawa, Japan26-Mar-16Okinawa is the largest of the Ryukyu Islands in the Pacific Ocean, and is the homeland of Karate, however the tunnels of its World War II underground Navy Headquarters tell of another type of combat. Having nearly been destroyed in 1945, during one of the most extreme battles of World War Two, the island has rebuilt and renovated itself, whilst still retaining much of its rich cultural history.
Queen Elizabeth - Day 78: At Sea27-Mar-16
Queen Elizabeth - Day 79: Keelung, Taiwan28-Mar-16Keelung resides only a short trip away from the Capital of Taiwan, Taipei, but the port-city itself is full of interesting sights. In the 17th century the city was established as the centre of commercial and military trade and continued to act as such throughout the Spanish, Dutch and Qing Dynasty rule. It now contains historical gems, such as the Ershawan Fort, due to its fascinating history. Taiwanese food culture is thriving in Keelung; the Miaokou Night Market is the ideal place to try a large range of delicacies, but the city has an abundance of authentic cuisine available.
Queen Elizabeth - Day 80: At Sea29-Mar-16
Queen Elizabeth - Day 81: Hong Kong, China30-Mar-16Hong Kong is a paradigm of contradictions. On the one hand the city vibrates with modern commerce, soaring skyscrapers and sophistication. But at the same time it is a land of ancient beliefs and intriguing local customs: small, gilded shrines glow with red lamps, joss sticks and fresh oranges; markets are heaped high with salted eggs, squid and every kind of medicinal root and herbal remedy imaginable; red-sailed junks and sampans ply the harbour.
Queen Elizabeth - Day 82: At Sea31-Mar-16
Queen Elizabeth - Day 83: Nha Trang, Vietnam A1-Apr-16With a population of 300,000 Nha Trang still retains its small town atmosphere and is well known for the friendliness of the locals.
Queen Elizabeth - Day 84: At Sea2-Apr-16
Queen Elizabeth - Day 85: Singapore3-Apr-16Explore multi-cultural Singapore at the gold-domed Sultan Mosque, the Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple with its vivid images of Hindu God Vishnu and the calm, lotus-filled lakes of the Chinese garden. A certain Britishness lingers too, so stop by Singapore Polo Club and Raffles Hotel for a tall glass of the pink stuff - a signature Singapore Sling.
Queen Elizabeth - Day 86: Singapore4-Apr-16Explore multi-cultural Singapore at the gold-domed Sultan Mosque, the Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple with its vivid images of Hindu God Vishnu and the calm, lotus-filled lakes of the Chinese garden. A certain Britishness lingers too, so stop by Singapore Polo Club and Raffles Hotel for a tall glass of the pink stuff - a signature Singapore Sling.
Queen Elizabeth - Day 87: At Sea5-Apr-16
Queen Elizabeth - Day 88: Penang, Malaysia P6-Apr-16Penang is an alluring combination of golden beaches and cultural gems. Along the north coast, Penang’s most famous beach is lined with luxury Asian hotels while Malay kampongs sprinkle across a countryside scented with cloves and nutmeg. Admire the giant reclining Buddha and the 1,000 gilded statues of Kek Lok Si Temple. See the elaborate clan house of the Chinese Khoo Kongsi.
Queen Elizabeth - Day 89: Phuket, Thailand A7-Apr-16Thailand’s Phuket is one of its most popular resorts and a wonderful place to enjoy a ‘chill out’ day. Embark on one of our Phuket cruises and experience the lush scenery this destination has to offer, its colourful markets and soft white beaches.
Queen Elizabeth - Day 90: At Sea8-Apr-16
Queen Elizabeth - Day 91: At Sea9-Apr-16
Queen Elizabeth - Day 92: Chennai, India10-Apr-16Chennai is the capital of the Tamil Nadu region, and is considered the centre of South Indian cuisine. Known for its friendly and welcoming atmosphere Chennai is an exciting mix of historical tradition and new cosmopolitan glamour. If you want to venture further out of the city Kancheepuram, one of India’s seven sacred cities with temples from the sixth and eighth centuries, is nearby. To the south of Chennai lies the town of Mahabalipuram whose incredible stone carvings are sure to enchant.
Queen Elizabeth - Day 93: At Sea11-Apr-16
Queen Elizabeth - Day 94: At Sea12-Apr-16
Queen Elizabeth - Day 95: Cochin, India13-Apr-16Set out on the Malabar coast amid small islands and narrow inlets, this fascinating port, once a major stop along the Spice Route, features a history that dates back to Roman times. Walk along winding streets with 15th-century Portuguese houses. Visit the Mattancheri Palace with its exquisite murals. Step into the ancient synagogue – Cochin's Jewish community goes back over 2,000 years.
Queen Elizabeth - Day 96: At Sea14-Apr-16
Queen Elizabeth - Day 97: At Sea15-Apr-16
Queen Elizabeth - Day 98: At Sea16-Apr-16
Queen Elizabeth - Day 99: Dubai, United Arab Emirates17-Apr-16Dubai is a place of fascinating contrasts, a distinctive blend of East and West, old and new. Gaze upon astounding extravagance at man-made resorts and delve into a culture that has long drawn globe-trotting visitors. The Jumeira Mosque, glittering Gold Souq, or a Heritage Village showcasing ancient Bedouin craftsmanship.
Queen Elizabeth - Day 100: At Sea18-Apr-16
Queen Elizabeth - Day 101: At Sea19-Apr-16
Queen Elizabeth - Day 102: Salalah20-Apr-16
Queen Elizabeth - Day 103: At Sea21-Apr-16
Queen Elizabeth - Day 104: At Sea22-Apr-16
Queen Elizabeth - Day 105: At Sea23-Apr-16
Queen Elizabeth - Day 106: At Sea24-Apr-16
Queen Elizabeth - Day 107: Aqaba and Petra25-Apr-16Travel to the astonishing hidden city of Petra, Jordan, looming like a mirage that melts into the red sandstone hills of the desert. Dating back to 7,000 B, Petra was the capital of a flourishing civilisation that stretched from the Mediterranean to the Red Sea. Aqaba offers internationally renowned diving and the richest marine life in the entire Red Sea.
Queen Elizabeth - Day 108: Sharm el Sheikh26-Apr-16
Queen Elizabeth - Day 109: Port Said, Egypt27-Apr-16Witness the impressive sight of an abundant vast ships waiting to enter the Suez Canal as you cruise lazily along the fabled Nile. Visit the fascinating National Museum to investigate the dazzling collection of archaeological, prehistoric, and pharonic pieces. One of the icons of the city, the Lighthouse of Port Said, is a beautiful vantage point at the front of the Suez Canal.
Queen Elizabeth - Day 110: Suez, Egypt C27-Apr-16Take in the impressive sight of vast ships waiting to enter the Suez Canal at the southern entrance on the Red Sea. Suez is an embarkation/ disembarkation point for those visiting Egypts historical wonders.
Queen Elizabeth - Day 111: Suez Canal, Egypt C27-Apr-16Take in the impressive sight of vast ships waiting to enter the Suez Canal at the southern entrance on the Red Sea. Suez is an embarkation/ disembarkation point for those visiting Egypts historical wonders.
Queen Elizabeth - Day 112: At Sea28-Apr-16
Queen Elizabeth - Day 113: Dardanelles C29-Apr-16
Queen Elizabeth - Day 114: Istanbul, Turkey30-Apr-16The largest city in Turkey, draped mysteriously across two continents, Istanbul is a heady blend of East and West. Lose yourself in the Grand Bazaar whose 4,000 stalls bombard the senses. Experience the legendary invigorating hamam or the traditional Turkish bathhouse. For some unforgettable sight-seeing don’t miss the minarets of the wondrous Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace, whose bejewelled treasures reflect the extravagance of powerful sultans.
Queen Elizabeth - Day 115: Dardanelles C1-May-16
Queen Elizabeth - Day 116: Athens, Greece (from Piraeus)2-May-16Welcome to the “Birthplace of Modern Democracy”, a city whose architectural, art and political triumphs are a universal legacy. Discover the perfectly proportioned Parthenon built during the Golden Age of Peracles. Stroll through the ancient columns of the Stoa, where Plato once lectured or for lighter fare explore the twisting lanes and lively tavernas of the Plaka.
Queen Elizabeth - Day 117: At Sea3-May-16
Queen Elizabeth - Day 118: Valletta, Malta4-May-16Sir Walter Scott’s declaration that Valletta is ‘A city built by gentlemen for gentlemen’ is epitomized by the superbly landscaped parks and palaces preserved within the imposing16th century sand-hued fortifications that loom out of the blue waters. Take a visit to the fascinating National War Museum where you can view the George Cross awarded to the island for Malta’s remarkable role in World War II.
Queen Elizabeth - Day 119: At Sea5-May-16
Queen Elizabeth - Day 120: Valencia, Spain6-May-16An ancient city, Valencia is an exhilarating mix of history, art and intellectual activity. Brave the 200 steps to the summit of the amphitheatre and you’ll be rewarded with a scene of orange rooftops and blue-domed churches. Valencia’s rich Hispanic culture is visible everywhere in art and architecture reflecting Roman, Visigoth, Moorish, and Aragonese traditions.
Queen Elizabeth - Day 121: At Sea7-May-16
Queen Elizabeth - Day 122: At Sea8-May-16
Queen Elizabeth - Day 123: At Sea9-May-16
Queen Elizabeth - Day 124: Southampton, United Kingdom10-May-16The United Kingdom's premier passenger ship port, Southampton was home to the great transatlantic liners of yesteryear. The port serves as your gateway to Southern England’s magnificent historic sites, national landmarks, charming villages as well as the great metropolis of London. Southampton is the ideal starting or ending point for a memorable voyage.







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