Singapore - Hotel stay
Singapore’s kaleidoscope of cultures is evident as you uncover colonial gems, historic temples and the vibrant districts of Little India and Chinatown. The futuristic skyline features the modern skyscrapers of Marina Bay Sands and the space-age trees of the Gardens by the Bay.
Singapore - Embark Queen Mary 2
For over a century and a half, Cunard have epitomised the sophisticated grandeur of ocean travel. The Queen Mary 2 is one the most famous in the world and will transport you to a more refined age, while surrounding you with all the luxury and modern amenities you could wish for on your cruise holiday. Today you’ll embark Queen Mary 2 and enjoy an overnight stay in port.
Singapore is a city of contrasts, where sacred shrines sit in the shadows of science-fiction-style architecture and pristine streets lead to wild rainforests with dense canopies. Escape the bustle and walk forgotten trails, be charmed in the Botanic Gardens and enjoy chilli-spiked crab and fragrant laksa.
From morning to night you’ll be spoilt for choice with activities and entertainment options on board. In keeping with Cunard’s luxurious and refined service you can also enjoy daily traditional afternoon tea served by white-gloved waiters in the magnificent Queens Room, accompanied by the gentle strains of the live orchestra.
Affectionately known as KK, this coastal city is the gateway to Sabah’s diverse and abundant natural habitats. From mountains and rainforests to marine parks and nature reserves, it’s a nature-lovers paradise. Observe exotic wildlife such as orangutans and Proboscis monkeys or relax on the beach and admire spectacular sunsets.
At night the Queens Room turns into the largest dance floor at sea and plays host to sumptuous balls, cocktail evenings and special events – the perfect excuse to dress in your finest for the night. There is no better place to hone your dancing skills than under the dramatic high ceiling with its beautiful crystal chandeliers.
Diverse and delicious with an insatiable appetite, Hong Kong – also called the 'City of Life' – is bursting with energy. Visit the dynamic Stanley Market where shoppers will find an unparalleled selection of bargains and hidden treasures, Victoria Park for spectacular views of the harbour or one of the 9,000 bars, pubs and restaurants Kowloon has to offer.
You’ll have another day to experience the excitement, vibrancy and colour of this unforgettable duty-free port. The harbour is the lifeline of the city, with its deep, sheltered waters and constant parade of vessels – modern and traditional – all set against a stunning backdrop.
Your hardest decision may be what to do next during these two days at sea. Dance lessons, Martini Mixology, Insight presentations, theatre productions or cookery demonstrations? Invite some of your friends to take part in some traditional nautical games on deck, such as shuffleboard or quoits.
Art Deco buildings squeeze between climbing skyscrapers in the fast-paced city of Shanghai. This unique cosmopolitan metropolis is a city of contrasts. You’ll find yourself surrounded by cool modern architecture one moment, before stumbling upon old Jewish synagogues and rickety street stalls the next. As night falls and the streetlights come on, you’ll find the city’s restaurants wake up to offer enticing cuisine.
Bright neon meets ancient tradition in Shanghai. Few cities evoke such a strong sense of history, awe and mysticism. Seek serenity in the Yuyuan Gardens located in the Old City, explore the pop-up boutiques and shop for antiques, ceramics and unique jewellery – or seek culture in the Shanghai museum.
Today you’ll have another day at sea to enjoy all the luxurious surroundings and enriching activities offered on board Queen Mary 2. If you fancy doing a little shopping, explore some of the boutiques centred around the ship’s magnificent Grand Lobby or for some quiet time, head to the largest library at sea, with over 8,000 books and magazines to keep you entertained.
Beijing is the beating heart of Chinese politics, culture and economic development. Here you could visit the Temple of Heaven, a tranquil park with its iconic altar. Or you could visit Tiananmen Square, one of the world’s largest public squares, and the Forbidden City, the former home to 24 emperors.
During your visit to Beijing, you could visit the magnificent Great Wall of China. China’s greatest landmark weaves majestically between the East and West of China, through dry and dusty deserts and lush mountains, carrying with it a tragic, yet triumphant history that spans more than 2,000 years.
The Cunard Insights Programme is a series of lively debates and presentations where you can explore historical and contemporary issues. Well-known speakers include explorers, academics, former ambassadors and politicians, historians and scientists, novelists, biographers and award winning actors and film makers who will entertain and inform you on your voyage.
Seoul combines tranquil ancient palaces and temples with the frenetic pace of modern life. Korea’s economic powerhouse moves to non-stop pop beat, is so technologically advanced it has the world’s fastest internet speeds and is open 24 hours a day, whether you want to shop, eat or drink.
This coastal city on the south side of Jeju Island has some stunning scenery to admire, including cliffs and waterfalls formed from volcanic rocks. Surrounded by clear blue waters, it’s a popular place for diving and submarine tours. The compact city centre is easy to walk around and has a number of attractive temples, art museums, amusement parks and botanical gardens to discover.
Enjoy the finest cuisine during your voyage, with bespoke menus created by Cunard’s culinary team for the main dining rooms. You can also choose from a number of speciality dining options in The Verandah and Kings Court, including French, Asian, Italian and American cuisine.
Hong Kong was dominated by the British Empire from the 1800s to the 1930s, a time that has left indelible influences on the city’s structure and culture. However it’s never forgotten its Chinese roots and traditions and the two have become intertwined to create a culture that is truly one of a kind.
After all the excitement of your port visits, you’ll have a day at sea to relax. Unwind in the large spa, a sanctuary of calm whose steam rooms and an exclusive pool offer complete tranquillity. Massage and specialist treatments are all available for the ultimate pampering experience.
Nha Trang is the place to kick back on tranquil beaches and enjoy stunning views. Over six kilometres of white-sand curve around an aquamarine bay against a backdrop of verdant mountains. The sheltered bay and its many islets are home to reefs full of marine life. At night, the city comes alive with restaurants serving fresh seafood and lively bars along the beachfront.
Ho Chi Minh City
Ho Chi Minh City is commonly referred to as Saigon, famous for the role it played in the Vietnam War. Nowadays, this modern metropolis is known for its French colonial landmarks, which include Notre-Dame Cathedral, composed entirely of materials imported from France. Beyond the chic designer malls and boutique shops, you’ll discover alleyways home to incense-filled temples and food stalls brimming with bánh xèo and noodle soup.
Today you’ll have final day at sea to enjoy all the luxurious surroundings and entertainment offered on board Queen Mary 2. If you fancy doing a little shopping, explore some of the boutiques centred around the ship’s magnificent Grand Lobby or take in a show at the Royal Court Theatre.
You’ll arrive back in Singapore for an overnight stay on board before your cruise ends. Despite being a huge metropolis of skyscrapers, this ‘City in a Garden’ has plenty of green spaces to escape the hustle and bustle. Home to 300 parks and 4 nature reserves, you’ll discover a fantastic selection of tropical plants, including over 1,000 species of beautiful orchids at the National Orchid Garden.
Singapore - Disembark Queen Mary 2 and Hotel stay
Today you’ll disembark Queen Mary 2 for a 2 night hotel stay in Singapore. Singapore’s many attractions include Battlebox WWII, a fascinating British underground command centre inside Fort Canning Hill. You can also walk in the footsteps of early pioneers at the Chinatown Heritage Centre, explore the National Gallery and stroll through the exquisite Botanical Gardens.
Singapore - Hotel stay
You’ll have another day in the city to admire Singapore’s futuristic architecture, such as the Marina Bay Sands complex. Take a trip up to the Skypark on the 57th floor, where you’ll have incredible panoramic views over the city, great for getting your bearings.