The Queen Elizabeth’s must-do cruise for food lovers

Feb 22, 2023
Hop onboard this special cruise and indulge your taste buds in some of the most exquisite local produce and cuisine. Source: Cunard/Getty Images

If you’re a true food lover looking for a unique and unforgettable holiday experience while you explore the stunning waters of Australia’s coastlines, then this special culinary-themed voyage is perfect for you. 

Hop aboard the beloved Queen Elizabeth, the luxurious lady of the sea, on this Great Australian Culinary Voyage in January 2024 that takes you on a journey from Melbourne to Tasmania, including a stop in Adelaide and Hobart.

Special guests on board


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Headlining the Great Australian Culinary Voyage is Karen Martini, an acclaimed chef, restaurateur, author, and television host. Karen is the owner of Hero, a renowned Melbourne restaurant that focuses on global cuisines and seasonal Victorian produce. She is well-known for her regular appearances on Better Homes & Gardens, sharing her culinary expertise with viewers. 

Karen will be designing an exclusive degustation menu in her takeover of the Steakhouse at the Verandah dining venue* and creating a delicious three-course menu for Queen Elizabeth’s main dining room, Britannia Restaurant.

You’ll also have the chance to learn more about Karen’s career and deepen your understanding of Australian food culture through talks and panel discussions.

Karen will be joined by other coveted chefs, with the full list of food icons announced soon! You’ll have the chance to taste exceptional dishes and learn about the local produce from some of the country’s most prominent food icons.

Enjoy visiting the popular ports of Adelaide and Hobart

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Along with indulging in exceptional dishes onboard, you’ll also have the opportunity to step off the ship and immerse yourself in the local food scene of Adelaide and Hobart on port days.

Port Adelaide offers endless culinary delicacies for you to enjoy, along with a captivating art scene, and native wildlife to discover.

You’ll have no shortage of unforgettable memories as you indulge in local food markets, explore museums and maritime history, and stroll through streets lined with 19th-century buildings. 

Despite its smallness, Hobart is jam-packed with history, culture, and art and is home to an incredible emerging food scene that’s garnering a lot of attention from foodies across the nation. 

Port Hobart will take you on a journey through time with Georgian and Victorian architecture while you enjoy an abundance of cafes and boutiques. 

Immerse yourself in the Queen Elizabeth experience

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When you’re not treating your taste buds, you can choose from one of the many onboard experiences to keep you busy. 

From sporting activities, al fresco entertainment, evening events, and glamorous galas, this lady of the sea will keep your belly full, and your mind entertained. 

Not to mention a part of the signature Queen Elizabeth experience includes a daily traditional afternoon tea complete with white-gloved waiters who are on hand to serve you a warm cup of Twinings alongside delicious cucumber sandwiches, delectable scones, and fresh pastries.

Secure your cabin today

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For the ultimate royal experience, opt to stay in a Queens Grill Suite. These staterooms ooze luxury, with velour robes and slippers, champagne and chocolates on arrival, and your own personal butler and concierge to cater to all your cruising needs. Not to mention you’ll also enjoy priority embarkation and disembarkation.

Immerse yourself into the culinary world aboard the Queen Elizabeth and meet fellow foodies on this exciting seven-night cruise departing from Melbourne on January 5, 2024. Secure your preferred cabin today.

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