Cunard's Great Australian Culinary Voyage 2025

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Great Australian Culinary Voyage

Departs 6 February 2025 - 5 nights

from $1,389* pp twin | $2,431* solo

Join Matt Moran on the third edition of the highly sought after Great Australian Culinary Voyage departing Sydney in February 2025!

Cunard’s Great Australian Culinary Voyage offers a wonderful opportunity to indulge in your love of food and wine with some of the most celebrated Australian culinary experts while enjoying a summer cruise onboard Queen Elizabeth.

Spend five nights sailing roundtrip from Sydney, before visiting Hobart and cruising around the breathtaking Great Oyster Bay. This cruise will highlight all aspects of Australia’s unique culinary offerings with interactive Q&A and panel sessions, onboard talks and events. You will be able to taste exceptional dishes, learn about local produce, sample beautiful Australian wines and immerse yourselves in unique local food experiences on bespoke shore excursions.

The culinary experts will celebrate Australian produce and culinary excellence through engaging activities, including special interactive dining events, live talks and carefully curated experiences on board and ashore*.

Ensure to book early to not miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime experience!

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Inclusions

  • 5 night voyage aboard Queen Elizabeth
  • Main meals and entertainment onboard
  • Onboard activities with culinary theme
  • Inclusive of all taxes and port charges
  • Some of Australia’s most coveted chefs, winemakers and food critics will shine the spotlight on Australia’s culinary uniqueness

OPTIONAL EXTRAS: Exclusive dishes created by talented Australian food icons will make this an unmissable experience for all food enthusiasts*

Special Guests Include:

Headline Chef:
Matt Moran:
iconic chef, restaurateur, TV host and author, Matt will join the Great Australian Culinary Voyage as headline chef. With over 30 years in the industry, best-selling cookbooks and the tour de force behind some of our most celebrated restaurants including two hatted Aria, Chiswick, North Bondi Fish & Opera Bar. At the heart of every one of Matt’s endeavours lies a passion for fresh, seasonal produce. This philosophy is showcased in his award-winning contemporary Australian menus that emphasise seasonal ingredients, balanced flavours, and premium-quality produce.

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Nornie Bero:
As a professional chef of over 25 years, and Island girl from the Komet Tribe of the Meriam people in the Torres Strait, Nornie is passionate about making native ingredients the hero of the Australian kitchen. Nornie is the founder and CEO of Mabu Mabu – a native food business with a flagship restaurant in Melbourne’s Federation Square. She has authored her own cookbook and contributed her food expertise to multiple TV shows. On board Queen Elizabeth, Nornie will showcase her unique skills by creating a fabulous native Australian menu during a takeover of the Lido Alternative dining venue*. She’ll also be hosting talks and a cooking demonstration so that guests can learn about Australia’s native produce and cuisine from her first-hand.
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Darren Purchese: Known for his exquisite sweet creations, Darren Purchese is one of Australia’s most creative chefs. He was executive pastry chef at restaurants like Vue de monde and Bennelong before opening the iconic Sweet Studio with wife Cath Claringbold in 2011. The couple also recently launched Studio Kitchen, an online hub for food lovers. A natural host and accomplished public speaker, Darren is a regular on TV, most notably MasterChef Australia and The Great Australian Bake Off. He’s also an accomplished food writer with 5 published books and has contributed to major publications worldwide. The Melbourne chef will return to Cunard’s Great Australian Voyage for a third time in 2025 to surprise and delight guests with his colourful creations and exclusive hands-on experiences.
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Julie Goodwin: Australia’s first ever MasterChef winner, Julie Goodwin has been a household name in Australia since 2009. Over the years Julie has been on numerous TV shows, released best-selling books, radio, appearances, columns and endorsements. Julie will be conducting hands on cooking skills workshops* as well as hosting our culinary talent on stage, where she will discuss their impressive careers, influences and approach to cooking.
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Katie Spain: One of Australia’s leading wine and drinks experts, writer and journalists, Kate Spain is the national drinks writer for Good Food, a feature writer for Australia’s Wine Business Magazine, and South Australia state editor for Gourmet Traveller. The much-loved wine expert will be returning to Cunard’s Great Australian Voyage for a second time in 2025. Her wine masterclasses and Lunch & Learn sessions* aren’t just highly educational but also entertaining, so book early to make sure you don’t miss out. Learn about some of Australia’s most popular wine regions as well as Katie’s favourite upcoming winemakers and vineyards in her Wine Masterclasses*. Katie will also curate and co-host a bespoke shore excursion* around Hobart exclusively for guests on this exciting voyage.

Itinerary

Departs 6 February 2025 - 5 nights

February 2025 Port Arrive Depart
Thursday 6 Sydney 6pm
Friday 7 At Sea
Saturday 8 Hobart 7am 6pm
Sunday 9 Great Oyster Bay (Cruising)
Monday 10 At Sea
Tuesday 11 Sydney 7am

Fares


from $1,389* pp twin | $2,431* solo

On Request

^Some Oceanview staterooms have an obstructed view

from $2,279* pp twin | $3,988* solo

^Some Balcony staterooms have an obstructed view

 

On Request

On Request

 

from $4,369* pp twin | $8,738* solo

Your Ship

Queen Elizabeth

Registry: Hamilton - Bermuda Built: 2010 Builder: Fincantieri - Monfalcone, Italy Gross tonnage: 90,901 grt Passengers: 2,092 Length 294 m Beam: 32.3 m Speed: 23.7 knots
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*Fares are cruise only per person in AUD either twin or solo, based on lead category staterooms, inclusive of all discounts, taxes, fees, and port expenses (which are subject to change). Supplements apply for other stateroom categories. Fares are dynamic and subject to change until booking is confirmed. Some Oceanview and Balcony staterooms may have an obstructed view. Valid for new bookings and not combinable with any other offer. Cunard's cruise offerings may vary from the descriptions provided and images displayed throughout the website. Offer is not transferable, not redeemable for cash and may not be combinable with other select offers or other onboard credits. To be read in conjunction with the Terms and Conditions which passengers will be bound by. Whilst all information is correct at the time of publication, offers are subject to change and Cruise Express has the right to correct any errors or omissions. Travel Insurance is strongly recommended at the time of paying your deposit. Please note that some on board experiences have limited spaces and attract additional charges, not included in the cruise fare. Spaces for some experiences are limited and guests are advised to book early to avoid disappointment. Bookings can be made online via My Cunard and will open closer to the voyage departure date. On board charges, including those made on My Cunard, are in USD.

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