V417 | Rome - Italy, France And Spain, 14 Nights | Cunard Queen Victoria | 8th Jul 2024

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Day 1 - Rome (tours from Civitavecchia), Italy

Rome, the Eternal City, is renowned for its ancient monuments, overwhelming history, and vibrant local culture. Visit the awe-inspiring Colosseum, explore the Vatican City, or toss a coin into the Trevi Fountain. Although Rome doesn't have its own cruise port, the nearby Civitavecchia serves as the gateway to this iconic city for Mediterranean and European cruise passengers. Rome's remarkable blend of history, art, and delicious cuisine make it an essential destination for anyone visiting Europe.

Day 2 - Florence or Pisa (tours from Livorno), Italy

Pisa, a historic city in Italy's Tuscany region, is famous for its iconic Leaning Tower and striking architectural landmarks. Discover the remarkable Piazza dei Miracoli, visit the Pisa Cathedral and Baptistery, or explore the city's charming streets and hidden gems. Pisa is typically visited by cruise passengers via the nearby port of Livorno, which serves as a gateway to the broader Tuscany region. As a popular excursion for Mediterranean cruise itineraries, Pisa offers visitors a fascinating glimpse into Italy's rich history and architectural marvels.

Day 3 - At sea

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Day 4 - Toulon, France

Toulon, a charming port city nestled on France's southeastern Mediterranean coast, offers cruisers a captivating blend of historic charm, picturesque scenery, and vibrant Provençal culture. Wander through Toulon's charming old town, visiting iconic landmarks like the Toulon Opera, the Cathédrale Notre-Dame-de-la-Seds, and the bustling Cours Lafayette market. Discover the city's naval past at the Toulon Maritime Museum, or take a scenic ride on the Téléphérique du Mont Faron, offering stunning panoramic views of the city and the surrounding coast. Relax on the idyllic beaches of Mourillon, or venture out to explore the stunning coastal landscapes and charming villages of the nearby Var region. Toulon's fascinating history, inviting atmosphere, and scenic beauty create a delightful and unforgettable French Mediterranean cruise experience.

Day 5 - At sea

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Day 6 - Palma de Mallorca, Majorca, Spain

Palma de Mallorca, the capital of the Spanish Balearic Islands, offers visitors a captivating blend of historic charm, beautiful Mediterranean beaches, and a lively local atmosphere. Discover the stunning Palma Cathedral, explore the medieval Bellver Castle, or unwind on the sun-soaked shores of Playa de Palma. As a popular port of call for Mediterranean cruise itineraries, Palma de Mallorca provides an engaging mix of history, leisure, and warm Spanish hospitality.

Day 7 - Valencia, Spain

Valencia, a vibrant city on Spain's eastern coast, offers visitors a fascinating mix of historic landmarks, modern architecture, and delicious local cuisine. Explore the iconic City of Arts and Sciences, discover the historic charms of the Old Town, or indulge in the famous paella at one of the city's many eateries. As a popular port of call for Mediterranean cruise itineraries, Valencia provides an engaging and authentic Spanish experience, showcasing the city's unique blend of history, innovation, and culinary delights.

Day 8 - Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona, a bustling city on the northeastern coast of Spain, boasts striking modernist architecture, lively art scene, and delicious local cuisine. Visit the iconic Sagrada Familia, explore the winding streets of Barcelona's Gothic Quarter, or marvel at Park Güell's vibrant mosaic creations. As a popular departure and arrival port for Mediterranean cruises, Barcelona invites visitors to dive into its rich history, dazzling art, and captivating local culture.

Day 9 - At sea

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Day 10 - Alghero, Sardinia

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Day 11 - Ajaccio, Corsica, France

Ajaccio, a picturesque port city on the French island of Corsica, offers visitors a delightful blend of historic charm, splendid landscapes, and vibrant local culture. As the birthplace of Napoleon Bonaparte, the city showcases an impressive array of historical attractions including the Maison Bonaparte and the Imperial Chapel. Stroll along the charming streets of the old town, or relax on the golden shores of nearby beaches. As a port of call for Mediterranean cruise itineraries, Ajaccio provides a unique and mesmerizing island experience.

Day 12 - At sea

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Day 13 - Messina, Italy

Messina, a lively port city on the northeastern coast of Sicily, charms cruisers with its beautiful architecture, historic attractions, and vibrant Mediterranean spirit. Discover iconic sites like the Cathedral of Messina, the magnificent Fountain of Orion, and the Astronomical Clock Tower in the Piazza del Duomo. Venture to nearby destinations like the picturesque Taormina, the spellbinding Mount Etna, or the stunning Aeolian Islands. Indulge in authentic Sicilian cuisine, such as freshly made cannoli or arancini, and immerse yourself in the city's rich history, culture, and warm southern Italian hospitality.

Day 14 - Transit Messina Strait, Italy (Cruise-by)

The Messina Strait, a narrow channel separating the mainland of Italy from the island of Sicily, offers cruisers a scenic journey through picturesque waters, dramatic coastal landscapes, and rich maritime history. As you sail through the strait, admire the serene views of the Ionian and Tyrrhenian seas, the rugged shoreline, and the charming coastal towns that dot the coast. The Messina Strait is steeped in ancient Greek and Roman mythology, particularly the legendary sea monsters Scylla and Charybdis. A cruise through the Messina Strait promises breathtaking vistas and a fascinating glimpse into Italy's enchanting maritime past.

Day 15 - Naples, Italy

Naples, a bustling city on Italy's southern coast, offers visitors a captivating mix of historic landmarks, beautiful landscapes, and delicious Neapolitan cuisine. Discover the ancient ruins of Pompeii, venture into the subterranean catacombs of San Gennaro, or savor a slice of authentic Margherita pizza. As a popular port of call for Mediterranean cruise itineraries, Naples serves as a gateway to the Amalfi Coast and provides an unforgettable introduction to Italian history, culture, and flavors.

Day 16 - Rome (tours from Civitavecchia), Italy

Rome, the Eternal City, is renowned for its ancient monuments, overwhelming history, and vibrant local culture. Visit the awe-inspiring Colosseum, explore the Vatican City, or toss a coin into the Trevi Fountain. Although Rome doesn't have its own cruise port, the nearby Civitavecchia serves as the gateway to this iconic city for Mediterranean and European cruise passengers. Rome's remarkable blend of history, art, and delicious cuisine make it an essential destination for anyone visiting Europe.

Your Ship: Queen Victoria

The Queen Victoria, a jewel in Cunard's crown, is a testament to refined elegance and sophisticated luxury. Launched in 2007, this British cruise liner is a blend of modern innovation and traditional design. With a capacity for 2,081 passengers and a crew of 981, the Queen Victoria is celebrated for its graceful lines and comfortable atmosphere. The ship's diverse routes span the globe, offering a unique cruising experience steeped in grandeur and history. Onboard, passengers can enjoy a plethora of entertainment options, from a two-storey library to a royal court theatre, and indulge in gastronomic delights from around the world. A voyage on the Queen Victoria is truly an unforgettable journey.

2,061

Guests

981

Crew

293ft

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Queen Victoria Rooms

Balcony

The Britannia Balcony staterooms, ranging from approximately 228 to 472 sq. ft., offer a private outdoor space where you can enjoy the breathtaking sea views. These rooms provide a personal sanctuary of luxury and relaxation, with a private balcony furnished with seating, offering a perfect spot for morning coffee or sunset cocktails. Inside, the room features a lounge area, a perfect spot for reading, relaxing, or planning your day's activities. The Cunarder bed, configurable as a king-size or two single beds, is adorned with luxurious linens, ensuring a restful night's sleep. The room is equipped with a satellite TV, offering a range of movie and music channels for your entertainment. The bathroom features a walk-in shower, providing a refreshing space to prepare for the day or unwind in the evening, complemented by luxury Penhaligon's toiletries. Complimentary robes and slippers, tea and coffee making facilities, and a welcome bottle of sparkling wine add a touch of indulgence to your stay. The room service menu offers a variety of options, allowing you to enjoy a meal or snack at your convenience. Your dedicated steward ensures your room is always in pristine condition, providing attentive service day and night.

Inside

The Britannia Standard Inside staterooms, approximately 152 sq. ft., are a haven of comfort and style. These well-appointed rooms are located in various parts of the ship, each offering a unique perspective of the voyage. The rooms feature a Cunarder bed, configurable to a king-size or two single beds, adorned with plush linens, providing a restful retreat after a day of exploration. The room is equipped with a satellite TV, offering a range of movie and music channels for your entertainment. The vanity desk serves as a personal workspace or a dressing table, complete with a hairdryer. The walk-in shower in the bathroom offers a refreshing start or end to your day, complemented by an array of luxury Penhaligon’s toiletries. Complimentary robes and slippers add a touch of luxury, while the tea and coffee making facilities provide the convenience of a hot drink at any time. The room service menu offers a variety of delicious options, allowing you to enjoy a meal in the comfort of your own room. Your dedicated steward ensures your room is always in immaculate condition, providing attentive service day and night.

Ocean

The Britannia Oceanview staterooms, approximately 197-201 sq. ft., offer a private enclave with a window framing the ever-changing sea views. These rooms provide a tranquil haven where you can watch the world go by. The room features a lounge area, a perfect spot for reading, relaxing, or simply enjoying the view. The Cunarder bed, configurable as a king-size or two single beds, is adorned with plush linens, ensuring a restful night's sleep. The room is equipped with a satellite TV, offering a range of movie and music channels for your entertainment. The vanity desk serves as a personal workspace or a dressing table, complete with a hairdryer. The bathroom features a walk-in shower, providing a refreshing space to prepare for the day or unwind in the evening, complemented by luxury Penhaligon's toiletries. Complimentary robes and slippers, tea and coffee making facilities, and a welcome bottle of sparkling wine add a touch of indulgence to your stay. The room service menu offers a variety of options, allowing you to enjoy a meal or snack at your convenience. Your dedicated steward ensures your room is always in pristine condition, providing attentive service day and night.

Suite

The Princess Grill Suites, approximately 335-513 sq. ft., offer a luxurious space where you can enjoy magnificent sea views from both inside and outside the suite. The suite features a spacious lounge area, a perfect place to unwind, entertain, or simply enjoy the stunning views. The private balcony, furnished with comfortable seating, offers a private outdoor space where you can enjoy the fresh sea air and panoramic views. The bedroom area features a Cunarder bed, configurable as a king-size or two single beds, adorned with plush linens, ensuring a restful night's sleep. The pillow concierge menu offers a variety of options, allowing you to choose the perfect pillow for your comfort. The suite is equipped with satellite TVs in both the lounge and bedroom areas, offering a range of movie and music channels for your entertainment. The bathroom features a bath and shower, providing a refreshing space to prepare for the day or unwind in the evening, complemented by luxury Penhaligon's toiletries. Complimentary robes and slippers, speciality tea and coffee making facilities, and a daily replenishment of fresh fruit and spring water add a touch of indulgence to your stay. The suite offers exclusive access to the Princess Grill restaurant, the Grills Lounge, and the Grills Terrace, providing a variety of dining and relaxation options.