The Cunard Line recently announced with great gusto, the 2011 World Voyages. As of January 2011, Cunard which is one of the youngest cruise fleet on the oceans, will be seeing set sail two of its majestic ocean cruise liners departing on global voyages that combined will be calling at 57 ports over 34 countries. The new Queen Elizabeth and Queen Mary 2 will both be on their maiden voyages, travelling a global east-west route. With each liner offering unique itineraries including: overnight stops in Hong Kong, Dubai, Sydney for the Queen Mary 2, and the same including cape town for the Queen Elizabeth as well as outstanding trademarked White Star service with fine dining.
Queen Mary 2
The Queen Mary 2 will start off on her fourth world voyage from New York in the USA, this being her second east-west voyage around the world. Calling at the ports of Fort Lauderdale before heading on to the Caribbean and South America as well as Barbados Uruguay and Brazil the ship will overnight stop in Cape Town before moving onto Australasia and Indonesia, taking in China and Japan on the way. From here its on via Vietnam, Singapore and Thailand and after that Dubai. From here on in the European cruise leg of the voyage starts including the Suez Canal and one in the Mediterranean, will be stopping off in Monaco, Italy, Spain and finally the UK which is the last destination of the 103 day journey.
Queen Elizabeth world Maiden Voyage.
The Queen Elizabeth 2 will be making a complete circumnavigation of the world departing from her home port of Southampton on the south coast of England. Initially crossing the Atlantic ocean bound for New Your, the Queen Elizabeth will include destinations in the order: Panama Canal – Los Angeles, sailing westward on the Pacific to Sydney for an overnight stay, South Pacific to New Zealand then onto the heart of Asia to visit Hong Kong, Singapore, Bali, Thailand and Vietnam. Then onto Malaysia and India next onto Dubai and then Oman followed by the Suez canal to access to the European countries of Egypt, Greece, Italy, the Mediterranean past Gibraltar onto Portugal and finally back to Southampton completing a 103 day cruise.
Also note that Cunard are able to offer passengers the chance to experience a combination of the Queen Elizabeth and Queen Mary 2. By starting the Voyage aboard the Queen Elizabeth from New York and changing ships to the Queen Mary 2 once they reach Sydney Australia.
For more information on Cunard line Cruises visit the Cunard website.