14 NIGHT SOUTHAMPTON – MEDITERRANEAN CRUISE
Cunard Queen Victoria 8th June 2022
Join the sumptuous Queen Victoria in Southampton for this 14 night cruise to the Mediterranean with ports of call at: At Sea – Oporto, (2 days at sea), Barcelona, Mahon (Menorca), Corsica, Civitavecchia (Rome), Cagliari, At Sea, Gibraltar, (2 days at sea), Southampton (UK)
||Board between 3 – 5 p.m.
|14 Night Cruise
|On Board Gratuity
YOUR HOLIDAY HOME AT SEA
The Queen Victoria
There’s something distinctly refined and regal about a Cunard cruise and the beautiful Queen Victoria certainly upholds the fine traditions of this luxury line. Even before you board this beautiful ship you’ll note the trademark black and red livery which, together with her sleek modern design, immediately sets the theme of proud cruising heritage married with innovative features for today’s cruise guests. From her plush, elegantly decorated public rooms to her gourmet dining and luxurious, spacious cabins, Queen Victoria exudes class. The range of options for high-quality entertainment and enrichment, as well as serene relaxation make for the cruise holiday of a lifetime.
Facilities on board
- Royal Spa and fitness centre
- Several entertainment and dance lounges
- Two main pools, several Jacuzzi’s
- Luxury cabins, some with butler service
- Play Zone kids activities
- Tonnage 90,000
- Passenger capacity 1,997
- Total Crew 981
- Total Cabins 1,007
- Decks 12
- WHATS INCLUDED IN YOUR CRUISE
- 14 Nights full board cruise
Day 1: Southampton Embark Queen Victoria.
Day 2: At Sea
Day 3: Oporto
Oporto sits by the Douro river estuary in Northern Portugal. A charming, historic city surrounded by narrow winding cobbled streets. Visit the historic area of Ribera, classified as a World Heritage Site in 1996. for an insight into the local history by walking through ‘a living museum’ featuring architectural contrasts, traditional cafes, beautiful buildings, bars and restaurants.
Day 4: At Sea
Day 5: At Sea
Day 6: Barcelona
Barcelona combines everything that is most charming about Mediterranean cities – a relaxed pace, months of endless sunshine, unbeatable food – with the cultural and design sophistication of almost any city in the northern hemisphere. Its patchwork of architectural styles displays dark, Gothic façades next to the harlequin buildings of the Modernistas and the skyline-piercing constructions of Jean Nouvel or Herzog and de Meuron, and a day spent admiring them can be topped off with a sun-downer on one of the city’s seven beaches before dinner at any number of Michelin-starred gastronomic temples or humble, family-run tapas bars.
Day 7: Mahon (Menorca)
Enjoy a tour around Menorca’s historic port and Máo Harbour in a glass bottomed catamaran. Sea kayaking and canoeing are ideal for exploring the numerous sheltered coves, natural harbours, and virgin beaches – many of which can only be accessed from the sea. Cova d’en Xoroi at Cala’n Porter is a spectacular bar set within natural caves overlooking the sea and the setting sun. Menorca holds regular fiestas from June to September in honour of each town’s patron saint.
Day 8: Corsica
Corsica, the birthplace of Napoleon Bonaparte. Stroll past the cathedral where the future emperor of France was baptized and take a look at the Casa Bonaparte a museum devoted to the Imperial glory of France. But Corsica is also known as the “scented isle” because of the aromatic bush, le maquis, that covers much of the island and was also the name of the French resistance movement during the German occupation in World War 2.
Day 9: Civitavecchia (Rome)
Civitavecchia (Rome) is often described as the Eternal City and is filled with breath taking treasurers of almost every description – The Vatican’s Sistine Chapel, St Peter’s Basilica, the Colosseum, and the Trevi Fountain where a tossed coin promises your return to this city of Romance. Take a walk along the famous (and expensive) Via Veneto which came to fame in the 1960’ as the centre of la dolce vita (the sweet life) attracting jet setters from around the world.
Day 10 Cagliari:
Cagliari. On the beautiful Island of Sardinia, Cagliari will enchant you with its gorgeous expansive beaches at Poetto. Take in the views at the aptly named Gulf of Angels or visit the stunning 2nd century Roman amphitheatre before heading to the one of the restaurants for traditional Sardinian food that is freshly prepared and beautifully presented.
Day 11: At Sea
Day 12: Gibraltar
Gibraltar. The Rock of Gibraltar crouches guard like, protecting the entrance to the Mediterranean from unwelcome visitors. Many countries have fought for control of this passage between the Atlantic and the Mediterranean, resulting in a vibrant cultural melting pot. Narrow steep lanes are busy with English tourists, veiled Moroccan women in caftans, and Spanish residents. Stroll below the white cliffs among a profusion of palm, pine, and cypress. Go below to Gibraltar’s caves, or up above to see the Rock’s Barbary apes.
Day 13: At Sea
Day 14: At Sea
Disembark your ship – Queen Victoria