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Wonders of the World

  • Departure Date11 Jan 2023
  • Cunard Queen Victoria
  • 101 Nights Cruise & Stay
  • Prices From £12,429 per person

Itinerary

  • Southampton
  • New York
  • Philipsburg, St Maarten
  • Oranjestad, Aruba
  • Panama Canal
  • Santa Cruz Islands, California
  • Cabo San Lucas
  • San Francisco, California
  • Hilo
  • Honolulu
  • Apia
  • Auckland
  • Tauranga
  • Bay of Islands
  • Sydney
  • Stay 11 nights in Sydney
  • Sydney
  • Melbourne
  • Kangaroo Island
  • Adelaide
  • Busselton
  • Fremantle
  • Port Louis
  • Reunion
  • Durban
  • Port Elizabeth, South Africa
  • Cape Town
  • Walvis Bay
  • Tenerife
  • Southampton

A world cruise is one of the world’s greatest travel experiences. See the world’s most iconic destinations all from the comfort your cruise ship, the luxurious Queen Victoria. You’ll have the opportunity to explore, learn and discover extraordinary destinations. Highlights include overnight stays in New York, San Francisco and Cape Town. As an extra indulgence, stay 11 nights in the sensational city of Sydney giving you plenty time to explore the Opera House, Harbour Bridge and surrounding areas of Australia’s largest city. You’ll then set sail for youe return voyage to Southampton about Queen Mary 2. There’s no better way to see the world.

Highlights

  • FREE up to $1990 On Board Spend
  • FREE Hunter Valley & Blue Mountains Tour

What's Included?

  • 48 night cruise on board Queen Victoria on full board basis
  • 11 night stay in Sydney on room only basis
  • FREE Full day Hunter Valley Wine & Cheese Tour with Lunch
  • FREE Full day Blue Mountains Sunset & Wilderness Tour
  • 42 night cruise on board Queen Mary 2 on full board basis
  • FREE up to £1990 On Board Spend

Prices From pp

Departure DateInteriorOceanviewBalconySuite
Jan 2023£12,429£15,129£17,439£37,959

Prices are subject to availability and may change out with our control. Transfers are not included.

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Helpful friendly assistance

Very easy to book. Jo was very helpful and patient and listened to what I wanted making helpful suggestions to get the best deal for myself and my wife

Mr Kavanagh / July 2021

First class service as always - why go elsewhere?

My wife and I are serial cruisers and always book with SCC, speaking to Joanne Henry. She always gives us a first class service and is extremely knowledgeable in all aspects of cruising. She helps source us all the best deals snd nothing is too much trouble. Why go elsewhere ? 10/10 to SCC.

Mr Ramsay / July 2021

The Best

Yet again SCC have yet again excelled when dealing with our booking of 3 cruises from December 2021 to October 2022. Once again Joanna Sykus dealt with all ups and downs of booking a cruise at this difficult time in a professional, efficient and always pleasant way. We would recommend SCC to all who want to book a cruise

Mr Raynes / July 2021

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Itinerary for Wonders of the World

Day 1 - Embark Queen Victoria in Southampton

Step aboard in Southampton & straight into that holiday feeling. No flights, no hassle. Just the excitement of the days ahead and the promise of memorable moment. So, relax and raise a toast as the UK drifts from sight. Before you know it, you'll be watching your destination come into view. But where will it be ?

Day 2 - At Sea

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Day 9 - New York

See the bright lights of the Big Apple, international mecca and melting pot, with expensive brownstones, colourful neighbourhoods, great museums and ambling parks. Some come just for the shopping: there's Bloomingdale's on Lex, Tiffany's on Fifth, Barneys and the unique boutiques along Madison. Or head downtown and explore the trendy shops of SoHo.

Day 10 - New York

See the bright lights of the Big Apple, international mecca and melting pot, with expensive brownstones, colourful neighbourhoods, great museums and ambling parks. Some come just for the shopping: there's Bloomingdale's on Lex, Tiffany's on Fifth, Barneys and the unique boutiques along Madison. Or head downtown and explore the trendy shops of SoHo.

Day 11 - At Sea

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Day 14 - Philipsburg, St Maarten

Half Dutch and half French, this island is a sun-worshipper's dream. Browse all morning in Philipsburg's gingerbread shops. Then laze in the lap of luxury at one of the island's beach resorts.

Day 15 - At Sea

Day 16 - Oranjestad, Aruba

Brightly coloured houses, vibrant street life, a distinct buzz in the air – all are part of the experience when you visit the Schooner Market and watch merchants sell exotic fruit and fresh fish direct from tiny boats.

Day 17 - At Sea

Day 18 - Panama Canal

If you are interested in maritime engineering or iconic journeys, this should be high up your list of must-sails. This legendary canal is steeped with intrigue and blessed with ever-changing scenery. As you pass through the locks at either side of Gatun Lake, you’re slowly rising to, and dropping from, 26 metres above sea level, avoiding the lengthy and treacherous alternative route via Cape Horn.

Day 19 - At Sea

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Day 21 - Santa Cruz Islands, California

The resort of Huatulco in the state of Oaxaca is famous for its nine bays of clear waters, many pristine beaches and vibrant coral reefs. Head inland to savour its rich jungle and coffee plantations. In one of the bays, Santa Cruz, you may see the ‘sleeping man,’ a naturally occurring ‘face’ in the coastal rocks. There are watersports, local markets and archaeological sites aplenty to enjoy here.

Day 22 - At Sea

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Day 24 - Cabo San Lucas

Whilst growing as a fashionable tourist destination, the Mexican resort of Cabo San Lucas still maintains its sparse and uncrowded atmosphere, and boasts a warm hospitality which matches the sunshine. Nestled on the southern tip of Mexico's Baja California Peninsula, Cabo is famous for its casual atmosphere, exciting nightlife, and stunning beaches and scenery.

Day 25 - At Sea

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Day 27 - San Francisco, California

When John Fremont sailed into San Francisco in 1846, he found no famous bridge, but a golden light reflecting off the high cliffs that flank the bay's only entrance. He named it Golden Gate and its glowing welcome still creates a striking first impression today.

Day 28 - San Francisco, California

When John Fremont sailed into San Francisco in 1846, he found no famous bridge, but a golden light reflecting off the high cliffs that flank the bay's only entrance. He named it Golden Gate and its glowing welcome still creates a striking first impression today.

Day 29 - At Sea

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Day 33 - Hilo

The ‘Big Island’ of Hawaii is also known as the Volcano Island, as the 14,000-feet peaks of Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea form a backdrop of brooding beauty. Witness the power and diversity of nature here. Hawaii is also named the Orchid Isle, thanks to the abundant flora within its rich rainforests, and the macadamia nut plantations that add their ‘flavour’ to the patchwork landscapes.

Day 34 - Honolulu

Combine the languid allure of the tropics, big city sophistication and the spirit of Aloha, and you've discovered Oahu. Known as “The Gathering Place”, this Pacific crossroads is a tapestry of cultural diversity from Polynesian sensuality and Oriental mystique to American pragmatism. And it all blends together in one of the most harmonious gatherings in the world.

Day 35 - At Sea

Day 36 - Crossing the International Date Line

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Day 40 - Apia

Apia is Samoa’s wonderful capital, sitting on a natural harbour at the mouth of the Vaisigano River. It is praised widely for its luscious interiors, beautiful beaches, waterfalls and friendly locals. Apia retains some of its wooden colonial buildings, most notably the old courthouse, which has an interesting museum on its upper floor. It is also the burial place of writer Robert Louis Stevenson.

Day 41 - At Sea

Day 42 - NukuAlofa, Tonga

In nearly 250 years since Captain Cook named then the Friendly Islands, little has changed. It remains the last kingdom in the South Pacific, colourful coral gardens are still untouched and the pleasure of sipping cool coconut milk fresh from the shell is as strong as it ever was.

Day 43 - At Sea

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Day 45 - Auckland

In a nation where stunning scenery is taken for granted, this water wonderland sparkles like a freshly polished jewel. Over 48 extinct volcanoes cloaked in wild mountainous scenery encircle the “City of Sails”. An undulating succession of bays and inlets stretch along its endless shores. Even the downtown area with its expansive, farm-like parks exudes a sense of spacious beauty.

Day 46 - Tauranga

Tauranga is the largest and most populated port in the Bay of Plenty region. This is an appropriate name due to the abundant beaches, rolling white waters, hot mineral springs and even kiwi orchards. From here visit the thermal wonders of Rotorua, where geysers spout, mud boils and steam escapes through cracks in the pavement. Maori people have used the healing hot springs since the 14th century.

Day 47 - Bay of Islands

North of Auckland, along the narrow Northland peninsula, lies a shady ‘cathedral’ of some of the world’s largest trees. These hulking specimens stand up to 170 feet tall, and are over 1,200 years old. The captivating Bay of Islands shelters 150 islands and enchanting wetlands of birdlife, fish, seals, dolphins, and even whales. No wonder it’s one of New Zealand’s favourite destinations.

Day 48 - At Sea

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Day 50 - Sydney, disembark & transfer to hotel Sydney / Enjoy Sydney

Mark Twain called it “the wonder of the world”. James Michener wrote, “It is a thing of beauty, a fairy-tale body of water”. With an area that sprawls 670 square miles, Sydney is one of the largest cities in the world. But it's the exquisite Sydney Harbour that draws world-wide acclaim – that, along with its magnificent Opera House. And with nearly three days, you'll have plenty of time to go exploring.

Day 51 - Enjoy Sydney

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Day 60 - Embark Queen Mary 2 in Sydney

Mark Twain called it “the wonder of the world”. James Michener wrote, “It is a thing of beauty, a fairy-tale body of water”. With an area that sprawls 670 square miles, Sydney is one of the largest cities in the world. But it's the exquisite Sydney Harbour that draws world-wide acclaim – that, along with its magnificent Opera House. And with nearly three days, you'll have plenty of time to go exploring.

Day 61 - At Sea

Day 62 - Melbourne

Flower gardens and graceful, tree-lined boulevards add a refined air to Melbourne, regarded as the hub of Australia's cultural, intellectual and financial life – at least by Melbournians! Modern skyscrapers mingle comfortably with Victorian homes, and an aura of upper-class elegance pervades. If you find country pleasures more appealing, ride the historic steam train “Puffing Billy” past forests and farms, before having lunch at a Yarra Glen vineyard.

Day 63 - At Sea

Day 64 - Kangaroo Island

The third-largest Australian island boasts incredible natural beauty, with unspoiled pristine beaches and a truly unique opportunity to see an amazing range of animals up-close in their local habitat. As one would expect, there’s a healthy kangaroo presence, along with wallabies, koalas, seals, sea lions and goannas, the placid and unassuming lizards that grow up to a metre long.

Day 65 - Adelaide

Adelaide offers an abundance of colour, surrounded by the Mt. Lofty Ranges and the waters of the Gulf St. Vincent. Named after the wife of King William IV, this seaside port is a bustling city with historic charm. Tour the South Australian Museum with its exceptional collection of glassy-eyed critters and Aboriginal artefacts. Or head to Glenelg's white sand beaches and old-style amusement park.

Day 66 - At Sea

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Day 68 - Busselton

Margaret River is a beautiful natural setting in Australia’s southwest corner that has inspired many artists here over the years. Or perhaps they just came for the seemingly endless fertile vineyards. Your guide to Busselton. Named after the Bussell family, who arrived in the 1830s, Busselton has grown into one of Western Australia’s most popular tourist destinations. Circled by swathes of wetlands and bordered by tranquil Geographe Bay, where scores of humpbacks and blue whales seek respite on their migrations, Busselton’s white beaches and calm blue waters offer visitors unparalleled swimming. Rocky outcrops and tall forests rise from the water’s edge, while great granite buttresses shield the beaches from the Indian Ocean’s swell. In the heart of the town, Busselton’s beloved jetty stretches out over the turquoise surf, its observatory offering breath-taking views of the reef below.

Day 69 - Fremantle

Perth’s spectacular growth in recent times makes the old historic port of Fremantle seem tiny in comparison. Eighty per cent of Western Australia’s population lives in or around this sunny metropolis. Your guide to Perth. They say you can’t please everyone, but Perth may prove to be the exception to that rule. The city’s urban sprawl is awash with fusion flavours, fashionable boutiques and innovative museums but Western Australia’s capital impresses in other ways too. Its Kings Park and Botanic Garden are one of the largest inner-city green spaces; eclipsing even New York’s Central Park. Outstanding beaches decorate Perth’s coastline, while verdant wineries surround its inland fringes. Throw in the world’s largest gold coin (one of Perth’s many novel claims to fame) and you begin to appreciate why the city is so many things to so many people.

Day 70 - At Sea

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Day 77 - Port Louis

You'll find beauty, beaches and la bonne vie in this former French Colony. It's encircled with picturesque villages, volcanic peaks, aquamarine lagoons and a spectacular coral reef. The capital of Port Louis offers shopping bargains at the old-fashioned central market. Take a Land Rover to see deer, monkeys and rare birds at the 3,000 acre Domaine Les Pailles. Go bird watching at Casela Bird Park. Or set out on a catamaran to admire the sun-drenched beauty of the island, landing on dazzling white beaches and snorkelling amongst shoals brimming with kaleidoscopic fish.

Day 78 - Reunion

East of Madagascar, the warmly inviting Réunion offers a little taste of French culture on a tropical island full of cultural Creole buildings and an expansive range of superb geographical diversity. From beaches to lush forests, Réunion’s rugged roads and plains lead to any number of inspiring scenes. Seek out the ‘Piton de la Fournaise’ or ‘Peak of the Furnace,’ to witness an active volcano.

Day 79 - At Sea

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Day 82 - Durban

The summer resort of Transvaalers is your gateway to some of South Africa's greatest attractions. Discover the breathtaking Valley of a Thousand Hills, the Kingdom of the Zulu. Or set out along The Garden Route, a region of high mountains, lush forests, sun drenched beaches and quaint little towns, an explorer's dream and undoubtedly one of South Africa's premier sights.

Day 83 - At Sea

Day 84 - Port Elizabeth, South Africa

As you sail to Port Elizabeth, or ‘The Bay’, you begin to sense the energy and prosperity of this thriving city. It is one of the largest, sunniest and wonderfully vibrant cities in all South Africa. The city stretches for 10 miles along Algoa Bay and is one of the major seaports in the country. Travelling to South Africa by ship it is quite likely you will cruise to Port Elizabeth to dock. As you sail into the port area there are magnificent views of a small group of islands, home to many rare seabird populations, dotted in the waters.

Day 85 - At Sea

Day 86 - Cape Town

The “Mother City” has welcomed sailors since Portuguese navigators first rounded the Cape of Good Hope in the 15th century. Not only is it one of the most beautiful cities in the world – tucked into the arms of a broad bay, beneath Table Mountain – but it is also surrounded by wild beaches, rugged mountains and bucolic vineyards. On a fine day you can ride the cable car to the summit of massive, flat-topped Table Mountain, with majestic Cape Town at your feet and the Cape of Good Hope in the distance. Less than an hour away, you can go wine tasting at Stellenbosch, famous for its Cape Dutch architecture and fine estate wines.

Day 87 - Cape Town

The “Mother City” has welcomed sailors since Portuguese navigators first rounded the Cape of Good Hope in the 15th century. Not only is it one of the most beautiful cities in the world – tucked into the arms of a broad bay, beneath Table Mountain – but it is also surrounded by wild beaches, rugged mountains and bucolic vineyards. On a fine day you can ride the cable car to the summit of massive, flat-topped Table Mountain, with majestic Cape Town at your feet and the Cape of Good Hope in the distance. Less than an hour away, you can go wine tasting at Stellenbosch, famous for its Cape Dutch architecture and fine estate wines.

Day 88 - At Sea

Day 89 - Walvis Bay

The “Diamond of Africa” is a country of stark beauty and contrasting landscapes. It is home to the world's oldest desert, the world's highest sand dunes, and a diversity of people that have created an intriguing blend of cultures and traditions. Tales of shipwrecks echo along the Skeleton Coast where you can visit the old world resort of Swakopmund and glimpse Spitzkoppe, a volcanic mountain known as Namibia's Matterhorn. Discover the largest breeding colony in southern Africa at the Cape Cross Seal Reserve. Admire the scenic splendour of a vast lagoon sheltering 31 species of birds including thousands of flamingos. For a change of pace, go sightseeing from a donkey cart or kayak across a lagoon.

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Day 98 - Tenerife

Take a deep breath. Can you smell bananas or pineapples? They are grown in the plantations which are just for a short ride away from the beautiful beach resorts and lively town centre of the island.

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Feefo Platinum Trusted Service Award

Helpful friendly assistance

Very easy to book. Jo was very helpful and patient and listened to what I wanted making helpful suggestions to get the best deal for myself and my wife

Mr Kavanagh / July 2021

First class service as always - why go elsewhere?

My wife and I are serial cruisers and always book with SCC, speaking to Joanne Henry. She always gives us a first class service and is extremely knowledgeable in all aspects of cruising. She helps source us all the best deals snd nothing is too much trouble. Why go elsewhere ? 10/10 to SCC.

Mr Ramsay / July 2021

The Best

Yet again SCC have yet again excelled when dealing with our booking of 3 cruises from December 2021 to October 2022. Once again Joanna Sykus dealt with all ups and downs of booking a cruise at this difficult time in a professional, efficient and always pleasant way. We would recommend SCC to all who want to book a cruise

Mr Raynes / July 2021

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