On its world cruise in 2018, the iconic Cunard flagship RMS Queen Mary 2 will visit Australia and New Zealand for more than a month. Once arrived, QM2 will embark on 13-night New Zealand circumnavigation and a 4-night cruise to Kangaroo Island in South Australia.
Kangaroo Island is situated below Adelaide, off the mainland of South Australia. It is known for its nature reserves and diverse wildlife, including Flinders Chase National Park with its wallabies, kangaroos, koalas and various bird species. At the southwestern point of the park, Cape du Couedic, sit the huge Remarkable Rocks granite formations. Admirals Arch, located nearby, is a rock bridge with fur-seal colony.
Cunard Line revealed that there was a huge increase in demand for future short segments on its World Cruises. This prompted the company to organise the 4-night sailing in Southern Australia to meet the demand. Queen Mary 2 will make fourteen calls in Australia, together with the younger Queen Elizabeth during ships' 2018 World Voyages. Queen Elizabeth will sail on a classic western circumnavigation, including a Panama Canal transit. QE will make 8 maiden calls to Moorea, French Polynesia; Ocho Rios, Jamaica and Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala.
The 13-night circumnavigation aboard QM2 will make calls into Dunedin, South Island and Tauranga, North Island. This cruise will start in Sydney where passengers will fly in to meet the cruise ship before embarkation. Queen Mary 2 will also call at Adelaide, Brisbane, Busselton, Darwin, Fremantle and the Whitsundays, before continuing through Asia.
To see the Queen Mary 2 2018 world cruise map, you can visit QueenMaryCruises.net. The article aslo has the QM2's previous around the world voyages - their itineraries, maps, itinerary segments and indicative prices per person.