Friday 23rd of February 2018 until Thursday 15th of March 2018
Auckland to Osaka - aboard Cunard's Queen Elizabeth - from $6426* per person.
20 Night World Cruise sector sailing from Auckland to Osaka aboard Queen Elizabeth.
Queen Elizabeth offers passengers the chance to experience the classic world voyage, a western circumnavigation of the globe featuring a transit of the iconic Panama Canal. This voyage offers a once-in-a-lifetime array of some of the world’s greatest cities: Passengers will sail under the Golden Gate Bridge, glide gracefully past the Sydney Opera House, spend a day travelling through Japan’s breathtaking Inland Sea and gaze upon majestic Table Mountain as the ship approaches Cape Town.
Highlights of this cruise:
Auckland is located on the north island of New Zealand, situated between two magnificent harbours, the Waitemata and the Manukau. It is the largest city in NZ and is often referred to as the ‘City of Sails’ due to the large number of yachts which travel in its waters.
Auckland city has a great range of shops including designer boutiques, markets and stalls. It is also home to many fine galleries and museums including the Auckland Museum and the Auckland City Art Gallery. Restaurants in the waterfront suburbs such as Mission Bay or St Heliers and the inner city specialise in local seafood delicacies. There are also a number of attractive public gardens and reserves surrounding the city.
The large Polynesian population in Auckalnd include Maori, Samoan, Cook Island and Tongan people whom all contribute to the city's vibrant culture. Local markets and churches in particular provide an insight to the local cultures.
Sydney is located on the south-east coast of Australia. It is the largest and most populated city in Australia and the state capital of New South Wales. The city is built on hills surrounding Sydney Harbour where the Sydney Harbour bridge and the Sydney Opera House are located. The region features many bays, rivers, inlets and beaches including the famous Bondi Beach. Within the city are many picturesque parks including Hyde Park and the Royal Botanical Gardens.
The most well-known attractions include the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Other attractions include Royal Botanical Gardens, Luna Park, some 40 beaches and Sydney Tower. The Rocks precinct includes the first colonial village of Sydney and some great shops, cafes and galleries are located here. Sydney also has several popular museums, such as the Australian Museum (natural history and anthropology), the Powerhouse Museum (science, technology and design), the Art Gallery of New South Wales, the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Australian National Maritime Museum.
Brisbane is the capital and most populated city in the state of Queensland, Australia. It is situated at a bend of the Brisbane River, approximately 23 kms from its mouth at Moreton Bay. The city itself is very hilly; the CBD is only 2.2km and is easy to walk on foot.
Popular tourist and recreation areas in Brisbane include the South Bank Parklands, Roma Street Parkland, the City Botanic Gardens, Brisbane Forest Park and Portside Wharf. The Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary opened in 1927 and was the world's first koala sanctuary.
Other attractions in Brisbane include galleries, wildlife parks, museums, markets and adventures. Visitors can relax at beautiful beaches and explore the river, bay, parklands, forests and mountains. There are festivals and events galore too.
Okinawa island is the largest of the Japanese Ryukyu islands, located south of Japan on the East China Sea coast. Its capital city is Naha.
There are tourist resources around Naha Port such as Shuri Castle, the royal residence during the Ryukyu Kingdom period, and the Fukushuen Chinese garden honoring cultural exchanges with China. Other attractions are Kokusai Street, for great shopping, and Naha-Shintoshin where a big shopping mall is being constructed.
Okinawa island has plenty of beautiful beaches including Zanba, Renaissance, Manzamo and Ikei Beach. The Okinawa archipelago is known as one of the world’s best diving destinations and is also popular for surfing and offshore fishing.
Osaka is a city in the Kansai region of Japan’s main island of Honshu. It is located at the mouth of the Yodo River on Osaka Bay. It is well-known for its abundance of excellent restaurants and the performing arts of Kabuki and Bunraku. The city also boasts an impressive aquarium and superb Museum of Oriental Ceramics. The city’s busy Namba and Umeda districts are renowned for their nightlife and the Dotonburi area is particularly lively after dark. Universal Studios Japan, a 140-acre theme park in Osaka, is enormously popular.
The Port of Osaka's most famous attraction is Osaka Castle. It is the symbol of the city, containing 13 structures that are official national Important Cultural Assets including the grand gates and turrets on the outer moat. The Castle is a magnificient sight, with grand high walls, a wide moat, and ornamental tile roofs and carved reliefs, all gilded in gold.
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