Around the British Isles - 13 nights, May 2014

V405 leaving Southampton for 13 nights from 23 May to 5 June 2014 on board Queen Victoria

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This 13-night cruise takes you on an unforgettable circuit around welcoming home shores. Following the west coast, your first call reveals the royal Georgian majesty of Edinburgh, then from Invergordon, you can set eyes on the castles that bejewel the Scottish Highlands, like...

Staterooms & Fares

    • Queen Victoria

      Queen Victoria is exactly what a Cunard ship should be. She’s sleek and contemporary, with a traditional red and black exterior. Inside is all about warmth and luxury, privacy and comfort.

    • View Ports & Excursions

      Learn more about the itinerary of this cruise and possible shore excursions available at each port.

    Relax, Discover and Delight

    • The pool
      The pool

      In warm weather, deck 9 is the place to be with a choice of two inviting swimming pools, The Pavilion and The Lido as well as four whirlpools.

    • Special occasions
      Special occasions

      Every Cunard voyage is a memorable event in its own right, which is exactly why so many guests choose to celebrate important events such as birthdays, anniversaries or weddings on board. Whatever your reason to celebrate, we can help make your special occasion even more memorable with our range of unique celebration and gift packages.

    • Exciting menus
      Exciting menus

      Our specially-designed menus are always fresh and exciting. As well as fine dining for all your meals on board, you can also find vegetarian dishes and healthy choices too.

    • Breakfast
      Breakfast

      Where will you take your breakfast this morning? Perhaps a fresh croissant from the King's Court buffet, a delicious hot meal from your allocated restaurant or you may even want to take breakfast in the comfort of your stateroom. It's up to you.

    • Morning stroll
      Morning stroll

      Perhaps you'll choose to spend this morning with a walk around the promenade deck. Take in the views, or if you rise early enough, the sunrise, while sailing into beautiful destinations around the world.

    • Promenade deck
      Promenade deck

      Wake yourself up with a brisk walk or breezy jog around Queen Victoria's promenade deck.

    • White Star Service
      White Star Service

      White Star Service is something you'll experience from your first moment on board. How do we describe it? It's the warmth of that first welcome, the white-gloved hand that serves fresh fruit, or afternoon tea, and the polite yet friendly greeting in the corridor.

    • Sports
      Sports

      Get your heart racing with a 'thwack'. Sports enthusiasts can enjoy an energetic game of tennis on the courts on deck 11. Or for a more leisurely activity, why not try the traditional nautical games of shuffleboard and deck quoits or try your luck on our state-of-the-art golf simulator.

    • Total comfort
      Total comfort

      The beauty of a Cunard cruise is that every moment is yours to do exactly what you want. You can be sociable from morning until night, or find your own quiet corner. You can stay active from dawn until dusk, or just enjoy the glorious leisure.

    • The Royal Spa
      The Royal Spa

      The Royal Spa comprises breathtaking ocean views, relaxation areas, beautifully appointed treatment rooms, indulgent therapies and a panoramic glass encased Fitness Centre.

    • Wine packages
      Wine packages

      Treat yourself or your friends to a bottle of crisp white or full-bodied red from Cunard's well-stocked cellar. We can deliver it to your table at dinner or have it waiting for you in your stateroom. For a special celebration, why not put a bottle of bubbly on ice?

    • Cafe Carinthia
      Cafe Carinthia
      15:28 Right now on board Queen Victoria
    • Bars and lounges
      Bars and lounges

      After you've worked up an appetite at a Yoga, Tai Chi or Pilates class, or perhaps a brisk walk or job along the promenade deck in the morning, why not relax in one of our many bars and lounges over lunch and listen to delightful live music?

    • Pampering
      Pampering

      Sometimes the simplest pleasures are the most relaxing. Gazing across the shore or out to sea can be so calming. But if you want complete indulgence, then why not visit our superb spa - it can lift you to another level of relaxation...

    • Daytime at your pace
      Daytime at your pace

      Every day of your cruise is an invitation, an opportunity. There's always something new to try, from fencing, to watercolour painting, to short mat bowls. Your cruise can also be the moment you brush up on your French or photography skills. Or you could simply indulge in doing no more than standing on deck and taking it all in.

    • Shopping
      Shopping

      Once you've had lunch, why not enjoy a spot of extraordinary shopping in the Royal Arcade, from top boutiques and brands such as Harrods and H.Stern, in addition to exquisite jewellery, high fashion and further voyage souvenirs.

    • Lunch
      Lunch

      Dining on our ships creates a buzz of excitement. When it comes to lunch, your table is reserved in one of our renowned restaurants, depending on the suite or stateroom you've chosen. Or you can choose to grab a bite to eat in one of our buffet restaurants, cafes, bars or pub.

    • Book Club
      Book Club

      The Cunard Book Club offers the opportunity for thought-provoking literary discussions among our guests each voyage. It is led by the Librarian who will provide a short history of the author and lead the discussion.

    • Afternoon Tea
      Afternoon Tea

      Soon enough it will be time for our famous Afternoon Tea, served with freshly baked scones and mouth-watering sandwiches. You can set your watch by it, and it's beautifully presented as always by white gloved waiters.

    • Alternative dining
      Alternative dining

      Deciding on what to order for lunch can be a challenge when so much catches the eye. And dining 'out' is always a possibility. There are a number of alternative restaurants whose specialties run from Asian fusion to pub classics.

    • String quartet
      String quartet

      The string quartet is the perfect accompaniment to white-gloved Afternoon Tea in the Queens Room and also sets the tone for the sparkling Royal Night Theme Balls.

    • Private boxes
      Private boxes

      Rising the height of three decks in reds and gold, the Royal Court Theatre is an already incredible venue. The first ever private boxes at sea add an extra dash of glamour to each dazzling show. Why not take a glass of champagne while you watch the show?

    • Commodore Club
      Commodore Club

      Enjoy your favourite cocktail in the elegant Commodore Club and recollect over the day's events with new found friends. An extensive selection of Martinis is available and you may even be tempted to try our Martini Mixology class.

    • The Verandah Restaurant
      The Verandah Restaurant

      The Verandah Restaurant on board Queen Victoria is a relaxed yet sophisticated alternative dining venue offering delicious contemporary French cuisine. With magical pairings of flavours, it's a culinary style that captures simplicity with style and excellence.

    • Champagne bar
      Champagne bar

      If you fancy a glass of bubbly before taking your table for dinner than the Veuve Clicquot Champagne Bar overlooking the Grand Lobby is the perfect location. Guests may choose from among seven different Veuve Clicquot champagnes, served by the bottle or the glass.

    • Empire Casino
      Empire Casino

      Step into the Monte Carlo-inspired Empire Casino that offers a full variety of opportunities to tempt Lady Luck. Gaming Tables, slot machines and even video poker. Not sure how to play? Then take part in our complimentary gaming lessons.

    • Entertainment
      Entertainment

      Be richly entertained. Tonight you may have decided to join a star party on deck where a Fellow from the Royal Astronomical Society will guide you through the constellations. You may anticipate the curtain going up at the Royal Court Theatre for another glittering performance. The choice is yours.

    • A sense of occasion
      A sense of occasion

      In the Queens Room, the full orchestra fills the floor, whether on Big Band nights or at a dazzling ball, when you can put today's tango lessons to good use.

    • Impeccable standards
      Impeccable standards

      Perfected over almost 175 years, our staff maintain a tradition of impeccable standards every day. These high standards sit perfectly with the surroundings. From the magnificent Grand Lobby to the grandeur of the Britannia restaurant, you can unwind and indulge, you can be active, sociable and glamorous.

    • Royal Court Theatre
      Royal Court Theatre

      Watch lavish hi-tech musical productions performed by the Cunard Royal Dancers and Singers in the elegant two-deck Royal Court Theatre.

    We look forward to seeing you

    Cruising is the best way to see the world and Cunard has been learning its trade since 1840. We celebrate our 175th anniversary in 2015, and there are many exciting events and special cruises lined up. You'll find more details of these, as well as many others while browsing our website. We're ready to go. All that remains is for you to decide where you'd like us to take you.

    Commodore Christopher Rynd