Cruise aboard the Queen Elizabeth alongside Aussie sporting legends

Sep 10, 2023
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UPDATE: This cruise is currently going with huge savings, but only for a few more days. Book by Friday, September 15 for a free upgrade to a balcony cabin — and, as a special bonus for Starts at 60 readers who book through our over-60 travel agency, extra onboard spending money!*

We are a country known for our passion for sports, offering unwavering support and never missing an opportunity to witness a game.   

Now, a special opportunity for sports lovers has arisen to join some of Australia’s most iconic sporting names aboard the beloved Queen Elizabeth on this unique 7-night Sporting Greats & Wellness Voyage from Sydney, visiting Tasmania and Melbourne in 2024. 

Not only will this be an unforgettable experience of opulence, but this cruise also features Q&A and panel sessions, sports-themed onboard entertainment and activities, as well as bespoke themed excursions.

The guests of honour include Australia’s most successful female professional golfer Karrie Webb, Sunrise sports presenter and host of multiple Olympic and Commonwealth Games Mark Beretta, international cricketer and fast bowler Brett Lee, and AFL superstar Adam Goodes.

“We are extremely excited to host some of Australia’s biggest names in sport on the Queen Elizabeth next February,” Director of Cunard Australia and New Zealand Katrina McAlpine said.

“Brett Lee, Adam Goodes, Karrie Webb and Mark Beretta will captivate sports enthusiasts with stories of their career-defining moments, their professional highs and lows and give guests the unique opportunity to get up close and personal during priceless and bespoke activities both onboard and ashore.”

Guests can expect specially tailored sport-themed shore excursions in Sydney, Melbourne, and Hobart. 

Lee said Cunard’s Sporting Greats & Wellness Voyage will be the ultimate experience for him, saying he’s excited to appear alongside such legendary sportsmen and women.

“What a fantastic line-up. This is going to be a highlight for me next year and I can’t wait to have a yarn with guests onboard,” the cricketing legend said.

“Cunard has put together a voyage for the ages and is creating some really priceless experiences featuring myself and my fellow athletes.”   

Beretta, who will be onboard doing what he does best, facilitating the guests and sharing his own stories, shared Lee’s sentiment and excitement to be a part of such a stellar line-up. 

“Sharing stories of Australian sporting history and anecdotes from behind the scenes of the world of sports, plus talking to some of the biggest stars in Australian sport is going to be a treat for me and our guests,” the 13-time Olympic Games host said. 

“I’m also looking forward to getting on the road with guests to host a very special excursion!”

Weighing in at an impressive 90,900 tonnes, the Queen Elizabeth ranks as the second-largest ship in Cunard’s fleet. 

Accommodating over 2,000 guests and 1,000 crew members, this iconic lady of the sea provides access to more than 10 restaurants and cafes, a Games Deck for sports enthusiasts featuring paddle tennis, croquet, hitting bays, and bowls, a magnificent two-story library, a ballroom, and the Royal Court Theatre. 

Read more: See Australia in art-deco elegance: a peek inside Queen Elizabeth

From the very first moment you step onboard and venture into the three-deck-high lobby with its grand staircase, you’ll be amazed by the grace and art deco elegance of the Queen Elizabeth. From all the fixtures to the finishes, all details are thoughtfully designed for an especially refined feel.

This Sporting Greats & Wellness Voyage is a 7-night round-trip cruise from Sydney and will take guests to Tasmania and back and includes some incredible stops in Hobart, Port Arthur, and Melbourne.

Book by Friday, September 15 and receive a FREE UPGRADE to a Balcony room for the price of an inside cabin as well as up to USD$720 onboard spending credit per cabin*. But hurry, this deal is for a limited time only


*Guest speakers are confirmed to date, but may change at Cunard’s discretion due to unforeseen circumstances


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