Following the Queen Mary 2’s inaugural circumnavigation of Australia this year, Cunard has announced that the ship will set sail around Australia again in February 2014.
Queen Mary 2’s 2014 circumnavigation will call at eight different ports, with Australians able to sail on a full circumnavigation from Fremantle, Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane, which will all see two visits from the liner.
In total, the ship will be in Australian waters for 33 days, with calls at Fremantle, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, the Whitsundays, Darwin and Adelaide, as well as a trip to Bali.
Cunard’s President & Managing Director Peter Shanks said he anticipated strong demand for the sailing. “When we announced Queen Mary 2’s first circumnavigation back in 2010 we had a record number of bookings made within the first day. Cunard bookings from Australia surged again when she undertook the historic voyage earlier this year,” Shanks said.
“Australians have an affinity with Cunard’s liners and they clearly love the wonderful blend of heritage and modernity that we offer, so we believe Queen Mary 2’s second circumnavigation will be just as popular as the first,” he added.
Full details of Cunard’s 2014 World Voyages programme will be released on 20 August.