Eager to explore? The iconic Queen Elizabeth ship is setting sail again in 2021

Oct 12, 2020
Fiordland National Park is one of New Zealand's most popular scenic attractions. Source: Getty

It’s been months since Aussies travelled abroad due to the outbreak of the coronavirus, but that could all change next year if things go to plan, with Prime Minister Scott Morrison hinting of opening the borders to certain “safe” countries as soon as possible.

The likes of Japan, South Korea and the Pacific Islands were highlighted, along with New Zealand which has recently finalised a deal with Australia for a limited travel bubble that would allow New Zealand residents to travel to New South Wales and the Northern Territory in the coming month.

This is excellent news for travel lovers out there – particularly those who are longing to go on a cruise once again, with the incredible Queen Elizabeth ship scheduled for multiple trips at the end of 2021 and beginning of 2022. The beloved cruise ship will make its voyage from Singapore to Australia in November next year and you could join the trip on an easy seven-night journey.

Soak up the atmosphere of Singapore before setting sail home to Australia. Source: Getty

The trip will take you to Bali first then down to Australia, where you can choose to depart from the first Aussie stop Fremantle, or continue on to Adelaide, or even further for an extended holiday down to New Zealand. Right now, with Travel at 60, you can book early and enjoy a balcony stateroom for the price of an inside cabin – trust us you’ll love the views! This deal only lasts until November 30 this year though, and while allocated cabins last, so you’ll have to get in quick.

If that doesn’t take your fancy there’s a heap of other Queen Elizabeth cruises to choose from including a trip around Japan in May 2022. This journey travels from Tokyo to Hakodate, Sakaiminato, Busan in South Korea, Sasebo, Kagoshima and back to Tokyo.

Japan is a beautiful place to visit, and on a cruise you could get to see a whole lot of the incredible country. Source: Getty

You’ll experience peaceful temples, ancient tea ceremonies, raucous markets, traditional cuisine and discover stunning futuristic skyscrapers looming over neon-lit cities.

Closer to home there’s the New Zealand cruise, which departs from Fremantle and travels to Adelaide and Melbourne before venturing across the Tasman. It’s a 14-night trip and is set for departure in November next year. By day you’ll explore lush rainforests, towering cliffs and charming cities, then by night you’ll enjoy royal treatment aboard one of the world’s most loved cruise ships.

These are just a few of the Queen Elizabeth cruises scheduled in for late 2021, early 2022. You can view more deals here, with opportunities on some cruises to upgrade to a balcony room.

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