Cunard Hong Kong to Yokohama Special

11-Night Spring Cruise From Hong Kong to Yokohama Onboard Queen Victoria

DEPARTING 31 MARCH 2020

OVERNIGHT STOPS IN HONG KONG AND SHANGHAI

11 night cruise from Hong Kong to Yokohama, Japan

Departing 31 March 2020

On-board Queen Victoria

Twin Share

Interior Cabin from $1,130

Ocean View from $1,399

Balcony Cabin from $1,480

Per person

Includes port fees and government taxes

Single Occupancy

Interior Cabin from $2,010

Ocean View from $2,499

Balcony Cabin from $2,550

Includes port fees and government taxes

Subject to availability. Special offer is for Instant Purchase Non refundable cruise fare.

Gratuities paid on board

Cunard Lines Terms and Conditions apply

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE CRUISE:

Guest Speaker On board for this cruise.

Julian Lloyd Webber.

Musician

Professor Julian Lloyd Webber is the Principal of Birmingham Conservatoire. Widely regarded as one of the finest musicians of his generation and described by Strad magazine as ‘the doyen of British cellists’, Julian has enjoyed one of the most creative and successful careers in classical music today.

As founder of the British Government’s In Harmony programme and the Chair of Sistema England, he continues to promote personal and community development in some of England’s most deprived areas. He was elected Fellow of the Royal College of Music in 1994 and – in recognition of his lifelong devotion to the music of Elgar – he was elected President of the Elgar Society in 2009. 

Julian has premiered more than sixty works for cello and has inspired new compositions from composers as diverse as Joaquin Rodrigo and Malcolm Arnold to Philip Glass, James MacMillan and Eric Whitacre. His many recordings have received worldwide acclaim: his Brit-award winning Elgar Concerto conducted by Lord Menuhin was chosen as the finest ever version by BBC Music Magazine

ITINERARY:

DATE

ACTIVITY

March 2020

 

Tue 31

Hong Kong

April

 

Wed 01

Hong Kong

Thu 02

At sea

Fri 03

At sea

Sat 04

Shanghai

Sun 05

Shanghai

Mon 06

At Sea

Tue 07

Busan South Korea

Wed 08

At sea

Thu 09

Kobe (Osaka), Japan

Fri 10

At sea

Sat 11

Yokohama (Tokyo), Japan

Tue 14

Auckland

   

Queen Victoria is elegance personified. In typically understated British style, the ship doesn’t do glitzy or loud, so ambience overall is modest rather than striking. Luxurious furnishings and eye-catching features lend an air of extravagance to the onboard atmosphere with muted colours and lots of dark wood. Architecture is in keeping with the ambiance of Cunard ocean liners of times past while the interior design offers the contemporary elegance of a modern luxury hotel.

Cunard cashes in on its impressive heritage, sense of occasion and somewhat old-fashioned pursuits including ballroom dancing and bridge. An outdoor Games Deck harkens back to the days of the ’20s and ’30s with croquet, shuffleboard, hoopla, deck quoits and paddle tennis..

Everywhere you turn there is a treat for the eyes, from the glittering chandeliers and white gloved waiters serving scones at afternoon tea to elegant restaurants and deep, rich carpets. One of the ship’s signature features is the stunning three-tier Grand Lobby with its unique artwork, sweeping staircase and sculpted balconies. With a dramatic triple-height ceiling, the -lobby serves as a majestic focal point and is the centre of onboard activity. It forms the core from which the ship’s other public rooms flow. A bronzed-effect sculptural representation of the cruise ship emerging from a sun motif coordinated with a marquetry relief depicting a map of the world graces the staircase landing and is visible from nearly every part of the Grand Lobby.

The 4,000 square foot Royal Arcade on Deck 3, inspired by the Royal and Burlington Arcades in London, features a grand staircase at the forward end. Light wood panelling contrasts with green marble and gold and white stone textures. The centrepiece of this area is a custom-built, chiming pillar clock by English clockmaker Dent & Co., clockmaker to Queen Victoria and whose most famous work is Big Ben in London. The clock housing is black with gold-leaf lettering and backlit dials are opal acrylic with black Roman numerals.

As far as service goes, in the main, the overall quality is satisfactory. Most staff members are friendly though some are unresponsive while others are rather inexperienced. The majority either speak excellent English or have a good grasp of the language.

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Email: info@cruisecompany.co.nz

Phone: 09 630 4931

4/433 Dominion Road, Auckland, 1024

PO Box 10195, Dominion Road, 1446

     
     
     

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(Post expires at 11:59pm on Monday March 30th, 2020)