64 Night World Voyage sector sailing from Auckland to Southampton aboard Queen Victoria.
This epic voyage sweeps halfway round the world from Australia to England. With a heart full of awe-inspiring landscapes and exotic wildlife, look to the Far East, with African adventure on the horizon.
Highlights of this cruise:
In a nation where stunning scenery is a given, this water wonderland 'City of Sails' sparkles in the sunlight, surrounded by more than 48 extinct volcanoes in wild mountainous scenery. A natural joy.
An undulating succession of bays and inlets stretches along the seemingly endless shores of spacious Auckland, with its downtown area featuring expansive farm-like parks.
The stunning harbour city, Sydney, is Australia's oldest and largest urban centre. Its fascinating modern history began in the year 1788 with the arrival of the 'First Fleet' of 760 British convicts.
Gold mining and sheep breeding propelled Sydney's development, and today it's the largest port in the entire South Pacific. Mark Twain called it the wonder of the world.
Situated on the remote northern shores of Australia's 'Top End,' balmy Darwin has matured from its early days as a true frontier settlement to become a welcoming, lively and multicultural modern city.
The region's history is long and full of drama, from its Aboriginal heritage to World War 2 air raids and the devastating Cyclone Tracy. It's all here in the excellent museums and galleries.
Extravagance is the theme among the fabulous millionaire mansions built in Renaissance, Rococo, French and Victorian style atop Newport's cliffs. Its yacht-filled harbor has hosted the America's Cup.
With a population of 300,000, Nha Trang still retains its small-town atmosphere and is well known for the friendliness of the locals. Take a ride on the cable cars or stroll along fine beaches below.
Contradiction is part of Hong Kong's attraction. While the city buzzes with modern commerce, soaring skyscrapers and sophistication, it remains a place of ancient beliefs and intriguing local customs.
Amid the sky-high buildings, discover the small gilded shrines, the endless market stalls of salted eggs, squid, medicines and remedies, and the red-sailed junks and sampans of the harbour.
Among the one of the world's busiest ports and prosperous cities, Singapore is full of culture, history and excitement, where you are welcome to enjoy a tropical climate and multicultural population.
At its colonial core is Padang, a cricket field since the 1830s now flanked by the 18 Corinthian columns of City Hall. In Chinatown stands the oddly named but beautiful Buddha Tooth Relic Temple.
A beautiful landscape adorned with luscious greenery, stunning beaches, wildlife refuges and the ruins of ancient civilisations beckons visitors to Sri Lanka, an island inhabited by man for millennia.
Colombo's delights are many and varied, with its eye-pleasing British colonial architecture, excellent museums, fine restaurants, and opportunities to shop for sapphires and rubies.
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.
Cape Town isn't just one of the most beautiful cities in the world - it's also circled by magnificent beaches, rugged mountains and idyllic vineyards. All located on the stunning shores of Table Bay.
There are so many ways to remember Cape Town. Take a cable car trip up Table Mountain, a poignant tour of World Heritage Site Robben Island or a cultural trip to Stellenbosch.
This almost perfectly circular isle is known for its historic towns and an incredible diversity of scenery. This includes its sandy south, where golden beaches extend back into desert-like dunes.
Its capital, Las Palmas, on the northwest of the island, was a stopping-point for Columbus on his 1492 adventure to the New World. The ornate former governor's house in the historic Vergueta district, where it's claimed he stayed while his ships were repaired, is now a museum in his honour.
The ideal start or ending point for a memorable voyage, the United Kingdom's premier passenger port and sprawling South Coast city, Southampton, was home to iconic transatlantic liners of yesteryear.
Its great location means you've access to a range of historic sites, charming villages and national landmarks, and the great metropolis of London with all to see and do there.