Auckland has been listed on the international voyages for four Queen’s next year: Queen Mary, Queen Elizabeth, Queen Victoria and Queen Anne cruise ships.
This news comes after Cunard announced their intentions for the 2024/2025 season.
The Queen Anne cruise ship is to make its maiden voyage to New Zealand as part of the itinerary, having never been on an international voyage before. Queen Anne is currently under construction, having started in 2017 and planned for completion in 2024.
In 2025, Queen Anne will make her very first international voyage, visiting such ports as San Francisco, Honolulu, and Singapore, before eventually arriving in Auckland. The five-night voyage from Auckland to Sydney will then venture onto Hong Kong with maiden calls in Brisbane, the Whitsunday Island, Cairns, and Darwin.
The eldest ship in the Cunyard fleet is the Queen Mary 2, having first set sail in 2004. The Queen Mary 2 is the only ocean liner still in service, which will be visiting Europe, crossing the Atlantic Ocean to the United States, and then coming down under.
The Queen Elizabeth will be making a record 131-night voyage, visiting a circumnavigation of Australia, particularly visiting Queensland, before venturing into New Zealand’s waters. She will also be host to Christmas and New Year festivities in New Zealand, being one of the first cruise ships to see in 2025.
Carnival UK president, Sture Myrmell said that the itinerary programme will have something for everyone.
“You’ll certainly be spoiled for choice. Whether you want to wander Europe’s historic streets, channel your adventurous side trying street food across Asia, explore the magic of Australia and New Zealand’s coastlines or savour the sunsets in Hawaii.”
Myrmell also noted that when guests are not sightseeing, the Cunard fleet will provide the ultimate experience for any traveller.
“You can relax in luxury on board, enjoy fascinating Insight talks, innovative theatre and a variety of fine dining options. However you choose to spend your time, you can savour every destination both from aboard and spending time exploring ashore.”