15 October 2009 – Cunard announces a special offer on the final segment of Queen Mary 2’s 2010 World Voyage: the 21-day Great Atlantic Odyssey from Cape Town to New York, 25 March-15 April. Guests may reserve a Balcony Stateroom (Category B6) for the price of an Inside Stateroom (Category D8), promo code: RDK. The voyage truly combines the best of cruising with interesting maiden calls and Cunard’s famed Crossings with an abundance of sea days. Highlights include a maiden call to Cape Town, South Africa and a 4-day Southern Atlantic Crossing over the Equator from Rio de Janeiro to Barbados.
On 25 March the ship will make her maiden call and overnight visit to Cape Town. Sitting on a beautiful bay beneath Table Mountain along the peninsula of the Cape of Good Hope, its historic waterfront and Cape of Good Hope Nature Preserve are among the city’s many attractions. Queen Mary 2 then enjoys two days cruising the South Atlantic Ocean before calling on St. Helena, a small island 1200 miles off the coast of Africa, another maiden call for Cunard’s flagship. The remote island is best known as the place where Napoleon Bonaparte spent the last six years of his life under his second exile. It is also home to some of the world’s finest coffee plantations.
From there, Queen Mary 2 is at sea two days, heading toward Rio de Janeiro where guests can enjoy spectacular vistas and renowned beaches, such as Sugarloaf Mountain and the fabled beachfront districts of Copacabana and Ipanema. She then sails for four days before calling on Barbados, affording guests British cultural influences, great duty-free shopping and colorful underwater snorkeling at Turtle Bay.
The voyage concludes with the option to disembark in either Fort Lauderdale, Florida on 12 April, or in New York on 15 April.
“This segment of Queen Mary 2’s World Voyage – with its appealing blend of maiden calls, fascinating ports and abundance of sea days – truly embodies the Cunard classic ocean liner adventure,” said Peter Shanks, president of Cunard Line. “We’re pleased to make this voyage even more compelling with this attractive upgrade offer.”
For more information about Cunard and to book a voyage aboard Queen Mary 2, consult your Travel Professional, call toll-free 1-800-7-CUNARD or go to www.cunard.com.