16 July 2010
Cunard is offering the opportunity to sail out to Sydney from Southampton on 10 January, spend 22 nights in Australia from 14 February to 7 March and then rejoin the ship for the voyage back to Southampton arriving on 27 April.
This is a unique opportunity for those who have always wanted to spend time in Australia - especially visiting friends and relatives - but to do so without setting foot through an airport or on to a plane.
The outward journey start is for 35-nights on Queen Mary 2 from Southampton to Sydney, with the homeward leg being for 51 nights. Including the 22 nights in Australia the whole trip would be for 109 nights.
Cunard President and Managing Director, Peter Shanks, said: "This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for the many people who would like to spend quality time in Australia but without setting foot in an airport or on a plane.
"As well as spending 22-nights with friends and family or just exploring Australia, people would enjoy 86-nights of luxury and visit many famous ports onboard Queen Mary 2. With prices...not much more than a return Business Class flight to Sydney - this really is a once in a lifetime experience."
The programme goes on sale on 15 July 2010 and demand is expected to be very high.