Queen Mary 2 prepares for encore

Queen Mary 2
Queen Mary 2

AFTER the overwhelming success of Queen Mary 2's inaugural circumnavigation of Australia this year, Cunard has announced an encore performance, with its flagship liner back in February, 2014.

Queen Mary 2's second 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 enjoy two visits from the liner.

The ship will be in Australian waters for 33 days, visiting Fremantle (February 12, March 6), Melbourne (February 17, March 12), Sydney (February 19, March 14), Brisbane (February 21, March 16), the Whitsundays (February 23), Darwin (February 27) and Adelaide (March 10).

Cunard's Peter Shanks anticipated strong interest when pre-registrations open on August 7.

Pre-registrations will close on August 17 with the circumnavigation opening for sale on August 20.

"When we announced Queen Mary 2's first circumnavigation back in 2010, we had a record number of bookings made within the first day," Mr Shanks said.

"Cunard bookings from Australia surged again when she undertook the historic voyage earlier this year.

"Australians have an affinity with Cunard 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."

Four different full circumnavigation options will be available for booking.

Circumnavigation packages start from $6499 per person, twin-share.

For more details and to pre-register, see travel agents, call 13 24 41 or visit


>> To read more travel stories

Topics:  australia cruise ship queen mary 2 sailing travel

Daughters break down in nursing home murder trial

Outside Sydney Supreme Court for the trial of accused murderer Megan Jean Haines are (from left) Shannon Parkinson (granddaughter of suspected murder victim and St Andrew's aged care centre resident Marie Darragh) and Janet Parkinson and Charli Darragh (daughters).

Account of mother's autopsy drives daughters to tears

Fisher who exploited Indonesian fishing crew fined $48,000

An Indonesian fishing crew has been underpaid almost $50,000.

Tuna fishing company fined almost $50,000 for underpaying crew

Gig Guide: Get your dancing shoes on

Dan Hannaford.

Gig Guide: What's on around Tweed

Local Partners

Blake Lively hosts 40th party for Ryan Reynolds

Blake Lively throws husband Ryan Reynold's 40th birthday bash

What's on the big screen this week

Benedict Cumberbatch in a scene from the movie Doctor Strange.

MARVEL'S latest superhero Doctor Strange makes his debut.

Trump 'worked like hell' to pick up John Travolta's wife

John Travolta and Kelly Preston

Trump wrote comments in tribute to Travolta's son Jett

RECAP: The Bachelorette S2E11 - top three battle it out

The Bachelorette finalists, from left, Matty Johnson, Lee Elliott and Jake Ellis.

It's Matty, Lee or Jake. Who will Georgia choose?

Jake left broken-hearted by Bachelorette break-up

Jake Ellis is one of the final three bachelors on The Bachelorette.

GEORGIA chooses Lee and Matty J as her final two suitors.

MOVIE REVIEW: Doctor Strange is out there in a good way

Benedict Cumberbatch in a scene from the movie Doctor Strange.

MARVEL'S new superhero takes viewers along on his mind trip.

Tough times in CBD: Woolies says goodbye Ipswich

Woolworths in the Ipswich Mall.Photo: Rob Williams / The Queensland Times

The last day of trading will be January 1

Look at me! Kath and Kim home up for sale

Kath and Kim from the iconic Aussie TV series.

'Crack open the Baileys and grab a box of BBQ Shapes'

How to fit 100,000 new homes on the Coast

Property, real estate, housing, suburb,  August 2016

Fitting 2m extra people in south-east Qld in 25 years a balance

Hinterland horse stud passed in for $8.25 million

UNREAL: This Maleny estate is incredible.

12-bedroom hinterland horse stud still available

Hit songwriter's Noosa mansion on market

SPECIAL PLACE: The Cintamani estate is going to tender, marketed by Tom Offermann Real Estate.

Is this Queensland's best property?

Kiwi siblings snap up Dotcom mansion for $32.5m

The new toy company owners of the Coatesville mansion want replace any controversy with positivity and fun. Photo / Barfoot and Thompson

The trio paid $32.5 million for the property in June