Southampton to Dubai - Hotels & Tours

M903 leaving Southampton for 19 nights from 10 January to 29 January 2019 on board Queen Mary 2

As you’ll be joining or leaving your ship in some of the world’s most iconic cities, you may want to explore before or after your cruise. We offer a range of tours and hotels designed to help you experience the best of your chosen destination. Discover what we have on offer for your cruise to create your complete holiday package.

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Extend your cruise holiday for as many nights as you like with a stay in one of our carefully selected hotels and explore the local sights at your own leisure. All hotel packages include transfers between airport, ship and hotel, luggage porterage and services of our local agent.

  • Shangri La The Shard

    Flagship Collection. Available for cruises departing in 2018 & 2019, the iconic Shard building is home to the luxurious Shangri La Hotel.

    Shangri La The Shard

    With stunning views of London from the exquisitely furnished rooms, and superb dining venues, along with an infinity skypool and gym on the 52nd floor, this is now the place to stay in London. One of the newest additions to London’s Skyline, the Shard building is home to the Shangri La Hotel occupying the 34th to 52nd floors. Situated only a couple of minutes walk from London Bridge tube and railway station and close to the Tower of London and Tower Bridge, the shores of the River Thames are also only a stroll away. As part of the Flagship Collection, your package includes private transfers between the airport, hotel and your ship, berthed in Southampton.

  • Sofitel the Palm, Dubai

    Flagship collection. Available for cruises departing in 2018, 2019 and 2020. Sofitel the Palm is situated on the east crescent of Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah Island, blending Polynesian style and French art. It enjoys an indulgent, tranquil location along the sandy shore, surrounded by palm trees and bathed in crystalline waters.

    Sofitel the Palm

    The 5-star Sofitel the Palm hotel, on the east crescent of Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah Island blends stunning architecture and sophisticated design with mellow tropical ambience. Its stunning pool is surrounded by palm trees while the beautiful beach with crystalline waters is mere footsteps away. The hotel has seven restaurants serving up an impressive variety of world cuisine. The on-site So SPA occupies 2,500 square metres with relaxing treatments and facilities to soothe and revive body and mind. Cunard guests enjoy luxury sea (Palm View) room accommodation. Check in from 3.00pm, check out by 12.00pm.



    • Upgrade to a Luxury Sea (Palm View) Room
    • Complimentary Wi-Fi
    • Complimentary non-alcoholic welcome drink
    • Private transfers between airport, hotel and port
  • Queen Elizabeth 2 Hotel, Dubai

    Available for cruises departing in 2019, stay on one of the most famous ocean liners of all time. The QE2 is now permanently docked at Dubai’s Mina Rashid port following refurbishment and is the Middle East’s first floating hotel. Step aboard, relax and discover its fascinating history.

    Queen Elizabeth 2 Hotel, Dubai

    With 224 refurbished rooms and suites, the hotel boasts an interactive exhibition on QE2’s history as well as five restaurants and nightlife venues. Deluxe rooms with sea view are elegantly appointed, with private bathrooms, air-conditioning and flat screen TVs. The hotel is in close proximity to Dubai’s most popular attractions including the Burj Khalifa and Dubai Mall and it's just a short drive along the coast to La Mer beachfront dining and Box Park, an urban shopping and restaurant complex.

    Hotel facilities include a sun terrace, complimentary wi-fi, restaurant, bar, on-site coffee house, business centre, tea and coffee making facilities, room service, safety deposit box, lift, gift shop, currency exchange, 24 hour front desk, luggage storage and concierge service.


    Check-in: 2.00pm, check-out: 12 noon.

  • St Ermin's Hotel

    Following an extensive refurbishment, this elegant hotel includes 331 spacious rooms and suites,

    St Ermin's

    allowing guests to enjoy innovative facilities while maintaining the comfort and individuality of a boutique hotel. Complimentary welcome drink included.

    One night from: $380*

  • Doubletree by Hilton, Southampton

    Available for cruises departing in 2018 and 2019, this 135-room hotel is four miles from Southampton docks, ideal for a pre- or post-cruise stopover. There’s a fitness centre, bar, restaurant and free Wi-Fi for Cunard guests. Parking and transfer packages are also available.

    Doubletree by Hilton Southampton

    Recently refurbished, Doubletree by Hilton Southampton Hotel is ideally located, with 135 rooms, only four miles from Southampton city centre. Discover Southampton’s historic attractions or explore England's South Coast with ease from this comfortable and convenient hotel – including the Titanic Museum and the New Forest National Park. The hotel's proximity to Southampton docks makes it an ideal venue for a pre-cruise stopover or makes a restful stop post-cruise before your journey home.


    Check in: 3.00pm, Check out: 11.00am

Land Tours

Extend your cruise with a fully escorted tour programme designed to show you the best of each destination. Added either at the start or end of your cruise all tour packages include accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis, transfers between airport, ship and hotel, luggage porterage.

Burj Khalifa

Dubai & Oman Peninsula, 3 night tour

Experience the wonders of Dubai and the Oman Peninsula on this exciting 3 night tour. Join a panoramic drive passing Jumeirah Beach and Palm Island for spectacular views of the city. Discover the amazing Musandam Peninsula on a traditional Arabian dhow cruise and immerse yourself in the ancient landscapes of Musandam Dibbe.

  • Relax in your spacious, stylish accommodation at the four-star Mercure Al Barsha Heights Hotel.
  • Visit the Dubai Mall featuring an aquarium and Olympic-sized ice rink, ascend the Burj Khalifa Tower's observatory for stunning views of the city.
  • Enjoy a panoramic drive passing Jumeirah Beach and Palm Island with photostops at the Burj Al Arab and Atlantis hotels. Visit the Dubai Marina and Bastakiya heritage sites and Dubai Museum near Al Fahidi Fort, and cross the Dubai Creek by abra with your guide to the gold and spice souks and browse the many stalls.
  • Discover the amazing Musandam Peninsula on a traditional Arabian dhow cruise in the Indian Ocean and the Gulf of Oman. A 2 hour drive will take you to the Oman border where it’s just a short transfer to join your boat. An oriental buffet lunch will be served on board.
  • Immerse yourself in the ancient landscapes of Musandam Dibbe and possibly stop to swim or snorkel (basic equipment provided) or just savour the mountain scenery. You’ll pass by naturally carved caves, Haffa beaches and Ziggy Bay. Return to the hotel at approximately 6pm to enjoy an evening at leisure.

Includes three breakfasts and a lunch. 

Tour offer

*The land package offer is only available in conjunction with selected cruises and can not be purchased on its own. This package is only bookable by calling us on 03453 550300 (local call charges will apply). If for operational reasons, we need to fundamentally alter the content of your package we will be in contact prior to your holiday. The operation of these tours are subject to availability. 

Terms and Conditions: Valid on new bookings on voyages shown only. The offer includes economy flight, transfer to hotel and airport, three nights accommodation and land tour as detailed. Fully commissionable on cruise and land tour components only, Air is not commissionable.  Fares shown are per person in £ sterling based on two adults sharing the lowest grade of balcony stateroom available and are subject to availability. (Other grades also available.) For up to date fares visit For full Cunard terms and conditions please refer to the Cunard March 2018 - December 2019 brochure or visit Here you will find full descriptions of the cruises, stateroom accommodation and cruise details, as well as important information on passport, visa and health requirements and booking conditions, which you must read before booking.