Experience an epic World Voyage on board two of the UK’s most iconic cruise brands. Begin your journey in Southampton before cruising Westbound to the Caribbean and onwards through the Panama Canal to meet the Pacific Ocean. From here sail north along the California Coast to Mexico and San Francisco before heading south for Hawaii and the islands of the South Pacific and New Zealand. Disembark Arcadia in Sydney and enjoy eight nights in this iconic city as well as a tour of the unique Blue Mountains and Hunter Valley. Rejoin your Cruise adventure onboard Queen Victoria in Sydney, sailing north along the Queensland Coast to the Asian gems of Indonesia, Vietnam and Malaysia. The next leg of your journey takes you south through the islands of the Indian Ocean to South Africa before sailing north back across the Atlantic Ocean to Southampton.
Embark P&O Cruises Arcadia for your 47 night world cruise sector to Sydney.(LD)
Experience all that P&O Cruises Arcadia has to offer on your world cruise sector. Once on board, bask in the opulent surroundings and savour excellent cuisine as you head towards the Iberian Peninsula sailing to the stunning island of Madeira and onwards to the Caribbean islands of Barbados and Aruba. Continue on through the Panama Canal, an incredible, once-in-a-lifetime experience to Costa Rica and Mexico before sailing up the US west coast to San Francisco for an overnight stay. From here, cruise south to Hawaii, visiting Hilo and Honolulu before crossing the International Date Line through the South Pacific Ocean to Samoa and Tonga. In New Zealand you will enjoy an overnight stay on board the ship in Auckland before sailing on to Tauranga and the wondrous Bay of Islands. (BLD)
Disembark the ship in Sydney and transfer to your hotel for a three night stay. Your time is at leisure here to enjoy the enchanting city of Sydney, taking in the iconic sights of the Harbour and Opera House. Absorb the café culture of Darling Harbour and the Harbour Bridge or take a cruise around the harbour to gain a glimpse into Sydney’s lifestyle. (B DAY 48 ONLY)
On Day 51, commence a small group tour into the heart of Sydney’s unique Blue Mountains. This wonderland of sandstone outcrops, deep ravines and hazy blue eucalyptus forests boast luxury retreats and the world’s steepest railway. During your tour you will go off the beaten track to visit remote lookout locations and travel around the mountains in search of spectacular views before checking into your hotel for an overnight stay. On Day 52 you will explore Govetts Leap and Mt. Tomah Botanic Gardens before making your way through to Bilpin and the Wollemi National Park to Putty and on to the Hunter Valley where you will enjoy a delightful lunch at a vineyard café, followed by a visit to a boutique winery for tastings. After lunch, transfer to your hotel for an overnight stay and enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure. (L)
After breakfast on Day 53, re-join the wine tour and continue onto Leogate Estate - the perfect place to enjoy that unique taste which only the Hunter Valley and their award winning wines can provide. Enjoy a wine tasting, followed by a tour of the onsite winery to learn the wine making process. Travel onto Tulloch Winery, a small, completely family-owned winery and vineyard that produces wines that express the unique terrain and climate from the ancient soils of the Brokenback Range. Here you will enjoy a unique wine tasting experience in collaboration with a local artisan chocolatier, sampling handmade chocolates matched to the winery’s current release wine – a sensational way to conclude your day in the Hunter Valley Wine Region. From here, transfer back to Sydney to arrive back at your hotel for a three night stay. Enjoy Days 54 and 55 at leisure and explore Sydney Aquarium with 11,500 species, Sydney Tower with 360 degree views of Sydney, Captain Cook hop-on/hop-off cruise and delicious lunch and dinner at Nick’s Seafood. (L DAY 53 ONLY)
Transfer from your hotel in Sydney to the cruise port and embark Queen Victoria for your 60 night World Voyage sector back to Southampton. (LD)
Experience all that Queen Victoria has to offer on your world Voyage sector from Sydney. Airlie Beach is a gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and is also the starting point for exploring the tropical Whitsunday Islands. Witness the dramatic shift in the landscape as you head towards the Northern Territory and Darwin. From here, sail north towards Bali and be enchanted by the ethereal surroundings and azure waters of Indonesia’s most desirable destination before being transported to Southeast Asia, visiting iconic destinations such as Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong and Singapore. Be amazed by the contrasting skyscrapers and ancient history and be wowed by the blend of Malayan, Chinese, and Indian cultures. Continue south through the picture perfect Indian Ocean to Sri Lanka and the fascinating capital city of Mauritius, where you’ll find gorgeous beaches and friendly locals. Arrive in Port Elizabeth, one of the most vibrant cities in South Africa, experiencing stunning views as you reach Cape Town, circled by magnificent beaches and rugged mountains where you will enjoy an overnight in port. Discover the exotic birdlife of Walvis Bay before a visit to Gran Canaria, providing the perfect farewell to your epic world cruise adventure. (BLD)
Disembark the ship in Southampton. (B)
Prices are per person based on twin share
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Price based on 03 Jan 21 cruise departure on board Arcadia from Southampton and 28 Feb
21 cruise departure on board Queen Victoria from Sydney.
Regional flight departures not included to and from Southampton.