Enjoy Cunard’s signature White Star Service as you make your way across the Atlantic towards South Africa. Combine with a stay at the Kapama River Lodge for an authentic African safari experience.
• Southampton, UK
• Vigo, Spain
• Funchal, Madeira
• Walvis Bay, Namibia
• Cape Town, South Africa
• Kapama Game Reserve
Cruise Book onto the ‘Treasures of Namibia’ tour, and discover one of the oldest deserts in the world – witness the sheer immensity of the huge orange sand dunes and the striking façade of the moonscape floor*.
Bushwalks Enjoy the intimacy of a guided bush walk in the private Kapama Game Reserve, and learn how to track wildlife using traditional techniques and expert knowledge.
Wellness & Spa
Cruise De-stress in the Queen Elizabeth’s Royal Spa, which offers an array of indulgent treatments, massages and therapies in front of incredible panoramic ocean views*.
River Lodge Spa One of the finest African safari spas, embrace the calm and tranquil setting of the bushveld as you relax in one of the six treatment rooms at the Kapama River Lodge.
Cruise Enjoy a classic afternoon tea served by a white-gloved waiter in the Queen’s Room, the ship’s grand ballroom furnished with stunning murals and dramatic high ceilings.
Dinner under the stars Experience a taste of real Africa at Kapama River Lodge as you dine exclusively beside the riverbed beneath a romantic star-studded African night sky.
Cruise The Britannia Balcony Staterooms are comfortable and spacious, with a living area and private balcony, and exclusive access to the Britannia Restaurant.
Kapama River Lodge Enjoy world-class luxury safari accommodation decorated in a classic African style, with the added indulgence of a private patio and generous en-suite bathroom.
Is this for you?
For over 175 years, Cunard have defined luxury travel at sea. Their current fleet consists of three modern ships that are recognised as the most famous ocean liners in the world. Expect the opulent Art Deco design, white-glove service and grand ballrooms and theatres, which are synonymous with the heyday of transatlantic travel. Experience excellent dining as part of your all-inclusive package or treat yourself to an evening at one of the world-class speciality restaurants.
Cunard’s youngest ship, the 2092-guest Queen Elizabeth has an elegant Art Deco style reflective of the cruise line’s 1930s’ ocean liners.
What to expect
Join the Queen Elizabeth as she departs Southampton for the dramatic landscapes, vineyards and incredible wildlife of South Africa. Since Cunard’s maiden voyage in 1840, they have become renowned for their luxury transatlantic ocean travel, and aboard the Queen Elizabeth you’ll experience the same White Star Service and grandeur that has become synonymous with this classic British brand.
Enjoy early stops at pretty port cities in Spain and Madeira – explore the charming cobbled streets of Vigo, a historic fishing city in Spain’s Galicia region, and witness the exquisite natural beauty of Funchal, Madeira’s coastal capital city, before embarking on the ten-day intercontinental crossing towards Southern Africa. While away your days at sea in the tranquil Royal Spa or head to the Games Deck for a traditional English afternoon of croquet, bowls or tennis. Enjoy afternoon tea in the quaint Garden Lounge or browse the ship’s incredible two-deck library that boasts over 7000 books. In the evening, head to the majestic Queen’s Room for a themed ball or traditional dance, or go and see one of the stage productions performed in the Royal Court Theatre.
On its approach to Southern Africa, the Queen Elizabeth will dock in Walvis Bay, a quaint port city on the Namibian coast. Home to the world’s oldest desert, Namibia is an absolute must-see. Book onto one of the ship’s shore excursions to visit the Namib Desert, where you’ll find some of the world’s highest sand dunes and an incredible moonscape floor. You’ll then re-board the ship to continue to your last port of call at Cape Town.
Enjoy a full day at leisure in one of the most iconic cities in the world – perhaps take a cable car ride up Table Mountain or visit the African penguin colony at Boulders Beach, before heading back to the ship for your last night.
Following disembarkation in Cape Town, you will transfer to the luxury Kapama River Lodge, set in the private Kapama Game Reserve near Kruger National Park. Enjoy an unforgettable three-night safari experience, spotting the Big Five on twice-daily game drives and exploring the bushveld on expert guided bush walks. At the lodge, make the most of the fantastic facilities available; enjoy three on-site dining areas, a swim in the idyllic outdoor pool, explore the well-stocked wine cellar or spoil yourself at the lodge’s world-class spa.
Departing 03 January 2019; alternative unique journey itineraries are available, please call for details.
Upgrade your cruise
On board the Queen Elizabeth, choose a Princess or Queens Grill Suite for extra space and exclusive access to a private lounge and restaurant.
Stay in one of the two exclusive Garonga safari camps in South Africa’s Makalali Private Game Reserve.
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