Western Mediterranean

31 August - 22 September 2018

Duration

22 Nights

Journey Type

Sailing from the UK

Ports

15 Ports

31 August

Setting sail from Southampton

Southampton is the UK's leading port. Bustling modern cruise terminals, as well as wharfs and commercial harbours, line the waterfront, whilst the city itself is a fascinating mix of ancient and modern, with a picturesque old town, the original city walls still standing, and super-modern shopping centres and office complexes. On all corners you will see tributes to the city's rich history and maritime heritage. Henry V marched his troops through the Westgate on his way to the battle of Agincourt, The Mayflower sailed from here with a cargo of settlers to the New World, and the Titanic started her fateful voyage here.

Our tip

Get a copy of the Old Town Walk map from the tourist information centre, a perfect (and free!) way to explore Southampton at a leisurely pace.

1-2 September

At sea

3 September

Gibraltar: Gibraltar

4 September

Spain: Cartagena

5 September

Spain: Valencia

6 September

At sea

7 September

Italy: Rappallo

8 September

Italy: Rome (Civitavecchia)

9 September

At sea

10 September

Spain: Barcelona

11 September

At sea

12 September

France: Ajaccio

13 September

Monaco: Monte Carlo

14 September

Italy: Florence / Pisa (Livorno)

15 September

Italy: Rome (Civitavecchia)

16 September

At sea

17 September

Greece: Corfu

18 September

Montenegro: Kotor

19 September

Croatia: Dubrovnik

20 September

At sea

21-22 September

Arriving in Venice

Venice is a city like no other, a marble maze of turquoise canals criss-crossed by beautiful bridges, overflowing with palaces, churches and charming little piazzas. No matter how many times you've seen it in photographs, that first glimpse of the Grand Canal will simply take your breath away; it hardly seems credible that such a eye-popping scene could exist outside of a Canaletto painting. Of course Venice is a city that draws big crowds, especially in summer, but don't let this put you off; even the busiest areas are never more than a few steps from a quiet courtyard or a secluded square.

Don't miss

The Peggy Guggenheim Collection houses an eclectic assortment of works from the likes of Picasso, Magritte and Jackson Pollock. There is also a lovely garden facing on to the Grand Canal, with a rather rude sculpture of a rider on horseback.

The Ship

Your home from home

Queen Victoria
Queen Victoria Grills Lounge
Queen Victoria Grills Penthouse Q3

Elegant and graceful, Cunard’s Queen Victoria has an ambience evocative of the great liners of the past.

What we love

Modern features combined with traditional and elegant décor are reminiscent of the golden age of cruising. We particularly like the excellent Queens Grill accommodation which offers additional space and access to the exclusive Queens Grill and Princess Grill restaurants, along with dedicated lounges and deck areas.

Capacity 1,990 Guests
Crew 981 International Staff
Style Traditionally formal cruising with the evening attire always expected to be refined even on 'informal' evenings.
Inclusions
  • Meals in the main restaurants
  • Traditional afternoon tea
  • Soft drinks, tea and specialty coffee
  • All onboard entertainment
  • Unlimited use of the Fitness Centre
More about Queen Victoria

Tailor-make your trip

Ways to make it better
The Pig in the Wall, Southampton

Overnight in Southampton

Stay at the Pig in the Wall, stylish with great food. Very small so book early.

Winchester

Day trips from Southampton

Visit historic Winchester, home to King Arthur’s Round Table, the Great Hall and Winchester Cathedral.

Hotel Metropole, Venice

Our favourite hotel in Venice

The Metropole is an old favourite for its quieter location and lovely lagoon views.

See more of the Veneto

If you’ve time, take the train to Padova and visit the Scrovegni Chapel.

Get in touch & let us tailor-make your perfect cruise holiday

Call us on 020 7399 7670 or visit us at our comfortable offices just off London's Regent Street.

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