As Cunard Line’s celebrated Queen Victoria sails into the Port of San Francisco next Monday (March 31), ten representatives from the Bay Area and Seattle offices of Cruise Specialists – America’s leading world cruise travel agency – will be provided a rare tour of the ship to conduct inspections of the luxury suites where their most discerning clients frequently stay.
Additionally, Cruise Specialists is using the opportunity to welcome 50 clients who have been sailing on the Queen Victoria either as part of a full world cruise or who are completing an exclusive “Boomerang Voyage” that the agency arranged for passengers who boarded in Australia.
What Is a Boomerang Cruise?
Approximately 20 of Cruise Specialists’ clients are returning from Australia via an innovative and exclusive experience known as a Boomerang Voyage. While the Queen Victoria’s published voyage enabled guests to cruise around the world, roundtrip, beginning in either Fort Lauderdale or Southampton (London) for 94 to 116 days respectively, this subset of passengers actually began their voyage on Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth in San Francisco on February 6, 2014.
“Due to the increasing demand for even more creative vacation experiences, we were thrilled to partner with Cunard Line in delivering a truly ingenious cruise experience for our guests who are looking for something new and different,” said Scrivanich. “We are in the midst of putting the final touches on our 2015 Boomerang Voyage, which will also involve sailing from the West Coast to Australia and back, with an alluring land vacation anchoring the experience Down Under.”
Highlights of the current Boomerang Voyage included:
- Departure from San Francisco aboard Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth on February 6, 2014.
- A 3-night luxury hotel package in Sydney, Australia (March 2-5, 2014), at the Sofitel Sydney Wentworth, including a Sydney Sights and Opera House Tour, a Hunter Valley Wine Region Full Day Tour, and all transfers via a 5-star private coach or private vehicle.
- Return to San Francisco aboard Cunard’s Queen Victoria on March 31, 2014, with a final night aboard the ship, disembarking on April 1, 2014.
As a part of this package, Cruise Specialists also provided onboard hosts, complimentary shore tours, and up to $400 shipboard credit per couple.
Cruise Specialists expects to release more details about the 2015 Boomerang Voyage within the next several weeks.
Are you curious to learn more about the detailed ship inspections that Cruise Specialists will be conducting? And why they are so important for their luxury clients? If so, read more here!