The Canary Islands - 10 nights, Dec 2018

V836 leaving Southampton for 10 nights from 13 December to 23 December 2018 on board Queen Victoria

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This 10-night pre-Christmas getaway takes you first to Lanzarote, perhaps to ride by camel through volcanic landscapes, then Gran Canaria, home to the stunning Bandama Caldera. After Madeira's sugar-cube houses and lush vegetation, you'll call at Vigo on your return home.

Staterooms & Fares

    • Queen Victoria

      Throughout her accommodation, bars and restaurants Queen Victoria exudes timeless splendour and elegance. This, combined with a sublimely relaxing atmosphere, creates the perfect holiday destination.

    • View Ports & Excursions

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

    On Board Speakers

    Bill Miller
    Bill Miller - Maritime Historian

    Bill Miller - known as "Mr Ocean Liner" - has written over 70 books about passenger ships, both past and present. He has lectured aboard over 75 cruise liners in the past 35 years, and has travelled on over 350 voyages aboard some 250 different ships.

    He has prepared the passenger ship database for the Ellis Island Museum, been deputy director of the New York Harbor Festival and is currently Curator of 20th Century Maritime History for New York City's South Street Seaport Museum. He also serves on the American Maritime Hall of Fame and is Assistant Editor of Ocean & Cruise News. He also prepares weekly ocean liner & cruising e-news.
    Bill Miller has appeared in over three dozen television documentaries and numerous TV news broadcasts. Most recently, he appeared in Lady in Waiting: The Story of the SS United States.

    Speakers may be subject to change.
    Former Director of NASA’s Kennedy Space Centre, Jim Kennedy
    Jim Kennedy - Space Exploration

    The former Director of NASA’s Kennedy Space Centre will share the excitement of Space Exploration past, present and future.

    Jim Kennedy retired from NASA as the Director, John F. Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in 2007 after 36 years of service. As Director he was responsible for 15,000 men and women who processed, launched (and landed as appropriate) the Space Shuttle, International Space Station and Expendable Launch Vehicles. His education includes a BS Mechanical Engineering from Auburn University and MBA from Georgia Southern University.

    Retirement has brought opportunities to tour with the Mannheim Steamroller Band, consult with the aerospace industry, and lecture on space exploration and leadership around the world (estimated 1,000 lectures to date). Jim is married to Bernadette and they have two children and four beautiful grandchildren.

    Speaker may be subject to change.

    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

      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

      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.

    • Mareel Wellness and Beauty
      Mareel Wellness and Beauty

      Mareel Wellness & Beauty 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?

    • Chart Room
      Chart Room
      12:45 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

      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

      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

      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.

    • The Midships Lounge
      The Midships Lounge

      If you fancy a glass of bubbly before taking your table for dinner then explore the Gin & Fizz menu in the Midships Lounge. Choose from signature champagnes and sparkling wines, or enjoy fresh and inspiring gin cocktails all served in a ‘Copa de Balon’.

    • 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

      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.