Love cruising, great deals, gorgeous gardens and Australia’s foodie capitals? If that’s you, Travel at 60 has an incredible deal you won’t want to miss!
We’re delighted to offer you exclusive early access to Australia’s Gardening Journey, a special themed voyage aboard Cunard’s much-loved Queen Elizabeth.
For its first-ever Australia’s Gardening Journey 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 Sydney, taking in Hobart and Melbourne along the way.
With special launch fares starting at $1,399 per person for twin-share accommodation – a reduction of $66 pp from the regular $2059pp – this is a deal made for gardening fans and cruise fans alike.
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.
“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 including native plant enthusiast and former Gardening Australia presenter Angus Stewart, The Edible Balcony author Indira Naidoo and long-time Better Homes & Gardens editor-in-chief Julia Zaetta.
The stops (an overnight stay in Hobart 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 Sydney on March 1, 2021, with limited availability on what’s expected to be a very popular sailing. Katrina McAlpine, Cunard’s commercial director, said she expected the cruise to have something to offer every gardener.
“Whether you have a huge country garden or a small city balcony, Cunard’s gardening cruise will be packed with great talks, interesting events and fantastic advice, offering something for everyone on board,” she said.