Update: this eagerly-awaited Queen Elizabeth cruise has now been confirmed for a February 4, 2023 departure from Melbourne.
Love cruising, great deals and gorgeous gardens? If that’s you, Travel at 60 has an incredible deal you won’t want to miss!
Australia’s Gardening Journey is a special themed voyage aboard Cunard’s much-loved Queen Elizabeth.
For this unique sailing, Cunard has brought together the country’s top gardening experts (led by veteran broadcaster, presenter and horticulturalist Graham Ross) for a trip through Australia’s southern waters that begins and ends in Melbourne, taking in Hobart, Port Arthur and Adelaide along the way.
While it’s still 18 months off, those who book now can land some huge early savings, with free double upgrades on selected rooms (that’s a balcony cabin for the price of an inside).
To celebrate the occasion, we’re also offering some special Travel at 60 extras on all Cunard cruises on the market. That’s any cruise currently available on the Queen Elizabeth, Queen Mary 2 and Queen Victoria.
If you book with Travel at 60 by Thursday 12 August 2021, you’ll only need to pay 5% of the deposit up front – and land some additional onboard spending money to make the trip more fun. Click here to learn more.
“We’re so excited to be able to bring this special opportunity to the Travel at 60 community,” Wendy Harch, commercial director of Travel at 60, said.
“Since launching our travel agency in September 2018, we’ve gotten to know so many over-60 travellers who are equally passionate about gardening and cruising. This event cruise is a match made in heaven.”
“The Queen Elizabeth is far and away the most-loved ship in our community. With 1920s-inspired design, on-board orchestras and high tea from white-gloved waiters every afternoon, it really does feel like stepping back in time to the golden age of cruising.”
Cruisers can expect a series of informative and interesting presentations, workshops and Q&A sessions on all things green – lawn care, rose gardening, garden design and native bee-keeping are just some of the highlights – from experts and personalities including Jamie Durie, Gardening Australia presenter Angus Stewart, and long-time Better Homes & Gardens editor-in-chief Julia Zaetta.
The stops (two ports in Tasmania and a day in Melbourne) will be another treat for green-thumbs, because Cunard has organised private, bespoke tours of both cities’ most beautiful gardens. Even the onboard entertainment programme will have a gardening twist, with trivia nights, craft classes and cooking lessons all themed around gardening.
Ross said he was looking forward to the opportunity to talk in person about guests’ gardens and help them troubleshoot gardening issues – all while enjoying the luxurious surroundings of the Queen Elizabeth. Those surroundings include more than 10 restaurants and cafes, three swimming pools, a ballroom and a beautiful theatre that spans three decks.
Australia’s Gardening Journey sails from Melbourne on February 4, 2023, with limited availability on what’s expected to be a very popular sailing.