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Savour a two-night Singapore stay, then a luxury Cunard Cruise on board the Queen Mary 2 to Dubai, with memorable stops in the Persian Gulf and Southeast Asia, rounded-off with a fully-escorted six-night tour of India’s spellbinding Golden Triangle

Start your incredible adventure with a two-night stay in Singapore, a scintillating city-state that magically blends both traditional and modern and east and west.

From here, embark the regal Queen Mary 2 for an unforgettable 15-night full-board cruise to Dubai. As well as enthralling ports of call, you’ll have ample time to savour this glorious ship that’s the very epitome of Cunard’s refined approach to sailing.

After a day at sea, you’ll stop in Malaysia for the stunning paradise islands of Penang and Langkawi, before sailing on to Thailand’s largest island, Phuket, world-famous for its gorgeous beaches, bays and cluster of islands.

Following three days of cruising, your next stop is Sri Lanka’s colourful capital, Colombo, which captivates with its vibrant bazaars, golden Buddhas and colonial heritage architecture. After relaxing on the Queen Mary 2 for four days, you’ll arrive in the Persian Gulf, making a stop at evocative Doha, Qatar’s shining jewel, then an overnight in port in Dubai, where you’ll discover ancient souks and historic old quarters in the shadows of glittering skyscrapers and megamalls. 

Then fly on to Delhi for the start of your incredible six-night Golden Triangle tour, where you’ll experience the vibrant colours, sights and sounds of India – a destination that stimulates the senses like no other. Along with Delhi, Jaipur and Agra collectively form what is known as India’s legendary Golden Triangle and on this five-star, fully-escorted and immersive tour, you’ll get to discover the wondrous treasures in and around this trio of historic cities. Among numerous highlights, admire the deserted 16th-century city of Fatehpur Sikri,  Rajasthan’s fabled ‘Pink City’ of Jaipur and as a fitting finale to this once-in-a-lifetime experience, the utterly breathtaking Taj Mahal in Agra – one of the world’s greatest love letters.  

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The Queen Mary 2 Experience

Quite simply, the Queen Mary 2 is one of the most magnificent ocean liners ever built, thus, a fabulous cruise holiday on this remarkable ship is an experience of a lifetime. Cunard has incorporated the very latest in modern facilities, entertainment and enrichment opportunities into a ship radiating the opulence, charm and glamour of cruising’s Golden Era. Your fine-dining options include multiple-course gourmet delights with classy touches like Wedgewood china and Waterford crystal. Be entertained by lavish musical shows, dance in the largest ballroom at sea with a superb resident orchestra and relax beside four ample-sized pool areas – you’ll have everything you could possibly want and more for the most memorable time on the ocean waves.

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Dining

From classic British and French cuisine in the Britannia and Grills restaurants and the finest premium steaks at The Verandah, to traditional afternoon tea and a mouth-watering array of international cuisines at Kings Court Buffet, you’ll find something on board to suit your every taste.

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Activities

There are so many to choose from: enjoy a stellar show at the planetarium, take part in fencing or Cunard’s traditional games of shuffleboard and deck quoits, sign-up for the outstanding Insight programme, or simply relax and unwind at the blissful Mareel Spa.

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Entertainment

There’s never a dull moment on board, what with dazzling West End-style productions at the Royal Court Theatre, a full live music programme, quiz nights and live DJs at the ship’s sophisticated G32 nightclub. Or dance the night away at a glamorous ball in the Queen’s Room.

Your 23 Night Holiday Includes

Days 1 - 2

21 - 22 March 2024

Welcome to Singapore, a scintillating city-state where east seamlessly meets west

Arrive in Singapore, ‘The Lion City,’ for an exciting two-night hotel stay. At first glance, this small, diamond-shaped island off the shores of Malaysia gleams with modernism and commercialism, making it appear more western than eastern. But as you explore this vibrant city-state, you'll uncover its eclectic mix of cultures, religions, ancient treasures and British colonial heritage that creates a truly unique Singaporean identity. This cultural fusion is perhaps best expressed in Singapore's incredible cuisine and street food, famous the world over and a national obsession and the colourful multi-ethnic quarters, such as Little India, Kampong Glam and Chinatown, which each offer distinctive historical, cultural and culinary experiences.

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Day 3

23 March 2024

In Singapore, embark the regal Queen Mary 2 for your fantastic voyage ahead

Today, embark the Queen Mary 2 for an unforgettable 15-night full-board cruise to Dubai. Welcome aboard the Queen Mary 2, a remarkable flagship from the magnificent Cunard fleet, which, as you’ll soon discover, offers legendary style and elegance and a little of the finer things in life. You’ll simply relish Cunard’s spectacular heritage, sense of occasion and the huge array of entertainment and activities on offer. The ample space on board the Queen Mary 2 gives you an incredible sense of freedom whilst having the option to participate in anything that suits your mood as you enjoy this memorable voyage.

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Day 4

24 March 2024

Savour every detail of this marvellous ship during your first relaxing day at sea

You’ll have plenty of options to choose from during your ocean-going days on board Queen Mary 2. One of the highlights is undoubtedly Cunard’s signature ritual of traditional English Afternoon Tea, served daily by white-gloved waiters in the elegant Queen’s Room, where the orchestral music provides a melodic backdrop. You may wish to embark on a journey across the solar system in the amazing planetarium, play a spot of lawn bowls, or treat yourself to a little ‘me’ time with some ocean-inspired treatments at the serene spa. Alternatively, pull-up a leather armchair and disappear into one of the best-loved classics in the library.

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Day 5

25 March 2024

Discover the natural island beauty and colourful heritage of Penang

Your first port of call is Penang, a beautiful island separated from the Malaysian mainland by a slender strait. Penang emerged in the late 19th century as an important British Crown Colony, known as the ‘Pearl of the Orient’ and nowadays, is known for its palm-tree-fringed golden beaches and stunning interiors of rustic fishing villages amid coconut groves, mountainous jungles and traditional farming lands. As well as natural beauty, Penang offers no end of cultural sights, especially the multi-coloured temples, ornate Peranakan shophouses and colonial-era architecture that await in the World Heritage-listed capital, George Town. Be sure to sample Penang’s world-famous cuisine.

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Day 6

26 March 2024

Soak-up the stunning natural beauty of Malaysia’s Langkawi Island

You’ll sail into the northwest coast of Malaysia and amongst the stunning Langkawi archipelago, the main island, Langkawi – also known as the ‘Jewel of Kedah.’ Regarded as one of the planet’s most beautiful islands, Langkawi is most popular for its powder-fine sandy beaches sandwiched between coconut palms and crystal-clear water. However, beyond, this lush paradise island, reveals rugged natural interiors of primeval rainforest, soaring mountains, gushing waterfalls and emerald-green paddy fields. Enjoy a trek through the jungle, walk the famous Langkawi Sky Bridge high above the forest canopy, or simply laze on one of Langkawi’s stunning beaches, where later, you can gaze at a crimson-flecked sunset.

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Day 7

27 March 2024

Relax on Thailand’s largest island, Phuket, dazzled by its multitude of beautiful beaches, bays and islands

Also located in the sparkling Andaman Sea, Thailand’s largest island Phuket, is justifiably popular for its gorgeous bays, beaches and cluster of idyllic islands. During your blissful time on this mountainous island, take a boat trip to Phang Nga Bay and glide through the spectacular Kharst scenery, or snorkel amongst coral reefs and crystal-clear waters surrounding Phuket’s outer islands. Or relax on one of the 30 or soft sandy beaches fringed with swaying palms, where you’ll find plenty of water sports to keep you amused for hours. Alternatively, you might also want to explore fascinating Old Phuket Town, which brims with traditional Thai-Chinese culture and heritage.

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Days 8 - 10

28 - 30 March 2024

With three days at sea, relish some of Queen Mary 2's delectable array of culinary options

Dining on board the Queen Mary 2 is lauded as some of the very best at sea. During your three days of cruising, relish the deliciously imaginative menus, delectable fine wines and outstanding service at one of the ship’s bevvy of sophisticated restaurants. Alongside Cunard classic favourites, such as the Britannia Restaurant, you can savour themed dining experiences which extend to the specialty seafood and mouth-watering prime cuts at The Steakhouse at The Verandah. Alternatively, the fusion of fresh seasonal flavours in an intimate setting are waiting to be savoured at the King’s Court Buffet.

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Day 11

31 March 2024

Soak up the colourful sights and sounds of Colombo, Sri Lanka’s vibrant capital

Your next stop is Sri Lanka, the former Ceylon, and its dynamic capital and biggest city, delightful Colombo. Discover one of the most colourful cities in the region, where the traditional old-world masterfully clashes with booming modernity. Colombo’s rich trading history shines through in its incredible cuisine, multi-cultural communities and the eclectic splendour of its architecture. Explore the ornate British and Dutch colonial buildings, the Old Dutch Hospital complex and lively markets such as Pettah Bazaar, the country’s largest marketplace, which sells practically everything and anything.

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Days 12 - 15

1 - 4 April 2024

Spend blissful days at sea indulging in the fantastic array of distractions on board the Queen Mary 2

Whilst enjoying four relaxing days of cruising, you’ll find countless things to distract and entertain, day or night. Laze beside the Pavilion Pool or the aft Lido Pool, each indulging with a bar and Jacuzzis. Enjoy a range of on-deck leisure activities that extend to tennis, bowls, croquet and even a netted golf area for perfecting your swing. Or up on deck, simply gaze out to sea and the never-ending dazzling horizon. Once the sun has set, enjoy a marvellous night of dancing at the refined Queen’s Room, or at the sumptuous Royal Court Theatre, a dazzling West End-style production. Or bring your evening to a magical close by taking-in a blockbuster movie in Illuminations – the choice as ever, is yours.

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Day 16

5 April 2024

Discover the culinary, heritage and scenic charms of Qatar’s evocative Doha

Qatar’s up-and-coming shining jewel, Doha, blends traditional and modern with ease and pride, from mega-sized shopping malls and gleaming skyscrapers to traditional souqs. Take a leisurely stroll along Doha Corniche, the scenic waterfront promenade, or take a traditional dhow cruise at sunset for breathtaking city views. You could also explore the bustling narrow alleys of Souq Waqif, where you’ll discover market stalls selling aromatic spices, perfume and intricate jewellery. Or savour local delicacies in one of Doha’s atmospheric restaurants, where food is not simply a sustenance but a celebratory affair; sample Machaboos, a spiced rice dish with marinated lamb that simple melts in the mouth.

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Day 17

6 April 2024

Experience Dubai with its intoxicating blend of glittering modernity and Arabian traditions

Savour an overnight in port in Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), surrounded by the azure Arabian Sea, sun-kissed beaches and rolling desert dunes. You’ll be amazed by Dubai’s neck-cricking skyscrapers, including Burj Khalifa, at 828-metres-high, the world’s tallest building, along with the glitzy shopping and biggest mall on the planet. Alongside the glamour, you’ll also discover Dubai is rooted in rich tradition and fascinating history. Explore the ancient souks, including the famous gold and spice markets and historic Bur Dubai, the city’s oldest quarter, where evocative narrow streets reveal many Arabian heritage houses.

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Day 18

7 April 2024

Fly to Delhi, India, for the start of your magical tour of the legendary Golden Triangle

Today you’ll fly from Dubai to pulsating Delhi, the starting point of your incredible six-night Golden Triangle tour and suitable introduction to the bewitching colours, sights and sounds of India – a veritable feast for the senses. Today, there is ample time to make your own explorations of Delhi. Discover UNESCO World Heritage Sites sitting comfortably alongside innovative modern architecture and the colourful, frenetic chaos of the vibrant streets. Sample the Mughlai cuisine, from Chaat to Butter Chicken, so delicious that it’s famous world-wide, or soak up the atmosphere of the city once darkness falls, when some of Delhi’s most prominent buildings – such as the India Gate – are beautifully illuminated.

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Day 19

8 April 2024

Explore Old and New Delhi on a fascinating guided tour of this vibrant city

In Old Delhi, explore the Jama Masjid Mosque, the largest mosque in India, whose courtyard can accommodate 25,000 worshippers. Admire the well-preserved ramparts of the Red Fort and mingle with the throngs of locals at the colourful Khari Baoli street market. New Delhi is where you’ll be able to discover the Rashtrapati Bhavan – the official residence of the Indian President – and the Jantar Mantar observatory, which reveal the world’s largest stone sundial.

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Day 20

9 April 2024

Transfer to the remarkable Pink City of Jaipur for your two-night stay

Today, you’ll be transferred to Jaipur, the mesmerising capital of Rajasthan. Known as the ‘Pink City’ because of the colour scheme of many of its many historic buildings, you’ll delight at the well-preserved architectural wonders that illustrate the vast wealth and power of the Rajas that once ruled this enthralling corner of India. This mountain-fringed city is also home to the Hawa Mahal, a must-visit building festooned with latticed balconies from where royal ladies could view the street below whilst preserving their modesty.

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Day 21

10 April 2024

Admire the beauty of stunning Amber Fort, another of Jaipur’s architectural gems

Exquisitely built from yellow and pink sandstone and white marble, Amber Fort ranks as one of the dazzling architectural gems of Jaipur. Serenely resting upon a mountain top, this vast palace looks out over the tranquil Maota Lake, revealing marvellous views of the surrounding area. Within this ornate palace, you’ll discover a visual feast of mirrored ceilings and embossed silver doors leading to ever grander rooms that have been designed with meticulous precision. You’ll also savour a delicious lunch at a local restaurant.

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Day 22

11 April 2024

Transfer to Agra, stopping-off along the way at the deserted city of Fatehpur Sikri

Travelling to Agra, home of the world-famous Taj Mahal, you’ll stop off along the way at Fatehpur Sikri, a deserted red sandstone city, along the way. Built by Emperor Akbar in the 16th century, Fatehpur Sikri (the City of Victory) was the capital of the Mughal Empire for some 10 years. The complex of monuments and temples, today recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, are built in a uniform architectural style and incorporates one of the largest mosques in India, the Jama Masjid. Enjoy lunch at a Bharatpur restaurant.

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Day 23

12 April 2024

Be awe-inspired by the beguiling Taj Mahal in Agra – one of the ‘Seven Wonders of the World'

Prepare yourself for one of the greatest love letters in the world – the Taj Mahal. Constructed by 20,000 artisans over a twenty-year period, this mausoleum was dedicated to Emperor Shah Jahan’s favourite wife, who tragically died in childbirth. Made of polished white marble and inlaid with a king’s ransom of jewels, this is one of the most iconic buildings on earth – one of the ‘Seven Wonders of the World’. Complementing this remarkable building is the symmetrical harmony of the garden, which features fountains, marble benches and stone-paved raised pathways. Later, you’ll return to Delhi for your final overnight stay.

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Day 24

13 April 2024

Bid farewell to Delhi and India as you transfer to the airport for your flight home

Today, your incredible tour and cruise adventure concludes and filled with a wealth of treasured memories, you’ll transfer to the airport for your onward flight home.

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Your Holiday Summary

Cruise

  • 15 night full-board cruise on board Queen Mary 2
    • FREE Outside to Balcony upgrade

Fully Escorted Tours

  • Tour of Jama Masjid Mosque, Raj Ghat, Humayun's Tomb, Qutub Minar and more
  • Tour of the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri
  • Tour of Amber Fort, Hawa Mahal, the City Palace, Jantar Mantar Observatory and more

Hotel Stays

  • 2 night five-star hotel stay at the Pan Pacific Singapore with breakfast
  • 3 night five-star hotel stay at the Hyatt Regency Delhi or similar with breakfast
  • 2 night five-star hotel stay in Jaipur at the ITC Mughal or similar with breakfast
  • 1 night five-star hotel stay at the Taj Hotel & Convention Centre Agra or similar with breakfast

All flights, taxes and transfers

Prices

23 Nights |  Departing 21 March 2024

Departing

Auckland

Inside

$8,499pp

Outside

$9,999pp

Balcony

$9,999pp

Suite

$16,499pp

Departing

Wellington

Inside

$8,699pp

Outside

$10,199pp

Balcony

$10,199pp

Suite

$16,699pp

Departing

Christchurch

Inside

$9,099pp

Outside

$10,599pp

Balcony

$10,599pp

Suite

$17,099pp