Venice and the Adriatic - 17 nights, Oct 2018

Q829 leaving Southampton for 17 nights from 15 October to 1 November 2018 on board Queen Elizabeth

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Make a 17-night Mediterranean discovery roundtrip from Southampton. Seville leads on to Sicily under the gaze of Mount Etna. Beguiling Venice, a maiden visit to Hvar, and red-roofed Dubrovnik lead you from the Adriatic towards Sardinia, then home via Gibraltar.

Staterooms & Fares

    • Queen Elizabeth

      Christened by her namesake, Her Majesty The Queen in October 2010, Queen Elizabeth is renowned for her comfort and luxury. Her sophisticated and spacious interior offers everything you’d wish for on board.

    • View Ports & Excursions

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

    On Board Speakers

    Colin Hobbs
    Colin Hobbs - Aviation

    Colin Hobbs has spent virtually all of his career (over 35 years) in the civil aviation industry, principally running Airports and Airlines, and has a deep knowledge of the business both in front of and behind the scenes.

    He started as a sponsored Business Studies graduate of H J HEINZ company, and joined BAA (British Airports Authority) at Heathrow Airport in 1971. In 1974 he moved to British Airways and held a variety of Airline Operations and Marketing posts in UK and overseas.

    In 1981 he joined International Aeradio leading teams bidding for aviation contracts worldwide. He was appointed Head of Aviation Marketing and lived in Dubai for two years.

    In 1987 he accepted an offer to rejoin BAA to launch Stansted as London’s new major airport and in 1991, following the Opening of the Airport by Her Majesty the Queen, Stansted Airport was the overall winner of the AOCI Communications Excellence award from 260 entries worldwide.

    Following a secondment as Managing Director of the London Tourist Board, he was appointed Managing Director of Southampton Airport by BAA in 1996 and Chief Executive of the Oman Airports Management Company, a joint venture between BAA and the Government of the Sultanate of Oman in 2001 and lived in Oman for over 3 years.

    He has spoken widely to business and social groups in the UK and overseas and has been Master of Ceremonies on several occasions for charity and entertainment events.

    He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Transport and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and is a Justice of the Peace.

    Ian Brown
    Ian Brown - Police & Criminology

    Ian Brown started his career as a beat constable in the Lake District, later joining the Metropolitan Police and then heading a Drug Squad in the Caribbean. He was involved in high profiled cases including The Sweeney armed robberies, Brinks Mat Gold Bullion robbery (which ended tragically with the death of a police officer at the hands of Kenneth Noye) and The Krays.

    With a career lasting thirty years, Ian has many anecdotes to entertain and fascinate you, related with real insight and authority. These may include Ted Heath’s yacht Morning Cloud and Princess Diana’s Caribbean adventure. Ian received over 30 commendations during his service, from the UK, Caribbean and the USA, including the Queen's Commendation for Bravery.

    Speakers may be subject to change.
    Robin Oakley
    Robin Oakley OBE - British Journalist for CNN and formerly BBC

    Robin Oakley is a journalist and author of several books on politics and horse-racing. A contributor to CNN on European affairs and The Financial Times, Robin is also the turf columnist of The Spectator magazine.

    Robin recently ended an eight-year term as European political editor of the international broadcaster CNN. Before that he was political editor of the BBC, covering EU summits, G8 meetings and prime ministerial trips around the world. From 1986 to 1992 Robin was the political editor of The Times in London.

    Robin's recent books include a memoir of his other life in horseracing, The Hundred Best Horses in Britain and Ireland, a history of the Cheltenham Festival, and biographies of the trainers Barry Hills and Clive Brittain. Earlier he published Inside Track, an anecdote-filled reflection on his years reporting politics. In 2001, Robin Oakley was awarded the OBE for services to Political Journalism.

    Speakers may be subject to change.

    Relax, Discover and Delight

    • Welcome

      Feel welcome the moment you step on board. You'll feel the warmth of that first welcome when you embark into the Grand Lobby. Cunard is all about doing everything the right way to ensure that each aspect of your time on board exceeds your expectations.

    • 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.

    • Cafe Carinthia
      Cafe Carinthia

      Succumb to the varieties of fragrant specialty teas, rich aromatic coffees and indulgent pastries while overlooking the beautiful Grand Lobby in Cafe Carinthia.

    • Promenade deck
      Promenade deck

      Wake yourself up with a brisk walk or breezy jog around our promenade deck.

    • 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. Or you could simply indulge in doing no more than relaxing on deck, taking it all in.

    • 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. It's a service so discreet you barely notice it, yet is always ready to help.

    • Breakfast

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

    • Exciting menus
      Exciting menus

      Our specially-designed menus are always fresh and exciting, whether it's breakfast, lunch, dinner or something in between.

    • Royal Spa
      Royal Spa

      Whichever shores you seek out in the company of Queen Elizabeth, her Royal Spa by Elemis invites you on a blissful journey thanks to its range of innovative and indulgent treatments, massages and fitness services.

    • Games deck
      Games deck

      Take advantage of the warm weather up on the Games Deck and enjoy a game of shuffleboard or croquet.

    • Shopping

      Once you've had lunch, why not enjoy a spot of shopping in the Royal Arcade, which presents famous brands and chic designer boutiques in uncrowded elegance on Deck 3.

    • Special occasions
      Special occasions
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    • Music

      Spend the afternoon relaxing as you listen to live music.

    • Afternoon Tea
      Afternoon Tea

      Soon enough after lunch, it'll 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.

    • Lunch at The Verandah
      Lunch at The Verandah

      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.

    • Fitness

      Whether you want to just take a brisk walk around the promenade deck, or you want to choose something more energetic - you can select from a range of activities from relaxing Yoga and Pilates sessions to the more energetic Aerobics or Spinning classes.

    • The Golden Lion pub
      The Golden Lion pub

      The Golden Lion is an authentic British pub with a great selection of beer and cider. This complements the gastropub lunch menu, with favourites such as cottage pie and fish and chips, served to the standard you would expect of Cunard.

    • 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 taking it all in.

    • The Book Club
      The 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.

    • Evenings to remember
      Evenings to remember

      The Royal Court Theatre offers the best seats in the house for light-hearted comedies, dramas, Shakespearean classics and spectacular musical productions. The casino is waiting when you feel lucky, and you can always go dancing until you can dance no more.

    • Music

      Start the evening in style. The Midships Bar welcomes you each evening with soft relaxing music from Queen Elizabeth's resident pianist.

    • Queens Room ballroom
      Queens Room ballroom

      It may be night time that most sets the Queen Elizabeth experience apart from other ships. For where else will you attend such dazzling affairs as a Black and White Ball, Royal Ascot Ball or Roaring Twenties Ball – all in a setting as stunning as the Queens Room ballroom?

    • Music and dancing
      Music and dancing

      There's nothing quite like watching the sun set from the scenic Commodore Club, clinking flutes in the Champagne Bar or the social hubbub of the Captain's Cocktail reception.

    • Wine packages
      Wine packages

      Treat yourself this evening 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. Maybe you'd even like to put a bottle of bubbly on ice?

    • 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.

    • Alternative dining
      Alternative dining

      Fancy something different for dinner? Dining 'out' is always a possibility. There are a number of alternative restaurants whose specialties run from Asian fusion, to Italian, to gastropub classics. Asado is a South American grill offering delicious, different flavours for you to try.

    • 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, where you can put today's tango lessons to good use.

    • Britannia Restaurant
      Britannia Restaurant

      Your table reservation at the Britannia restaurant, where grandeur and occasion combine with exceptional service. Choose to take your seat at 6pm or at 8.30pm. You can arrive with a flourish, down the steps of the grand staircase.

    • The casino
      The casino

      Is lady luck on your side this evening? The elegant casino will set your heart racing as you spin the roulette wheel, play the slots or try your hand at black jack. If you are not sure how to play, you may like to take part in our complimentary gaming lessons.

    • The Royal Court Theatre
      The Royal Court Theatre

      The resident Queen Elizabeth Theatre Company presents an imaginative repertoire in the Royal Court Theatre, which includes stunning musical productions and abridged Shakespeare classics. The venue is also used as a cinema so you can watch the latest films.