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Cruise Holiday Overview

  • Ship Queen Victoria
  • Duration 20 NIGHTS
  • Departure 12 July 2025
  • Cruise type Cruise & Rail
  • Cruise code MED2247

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Embark on a 14-night Queen Victoria eastern Mediterranean cruise with hotel stays in three European culture capitals, and experience the iconic Venice Simplon-Orient-Express.

Arriving in Rome, check into your central hotel to enjoy a night in the eternal city ahead of your eastern Mediterranean cruise. Meet the regal Queen Victoria in Civitavecchia and set sail on a 14-night voyage exploring the French Riviera, glamorous Italy, Greek Islands, the heavenly Dalmatian Coast, and Montenegro. Relish ports of call in Toulon, Alghero, Messina, Naples, Cephalonia, Corfu, Kotor, and Dubrovnik.

Bid Queen Victoria farewell in Trieste and transfer to Venice for a one-night stay amidst its Renaissance palazzos and enchanting waterways. Next, embark the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, which will escort you overnight in all-inclusive luxury to Paris, where you’ll enjoy a hotel night in the most romantic of capitals.

Your Imagine Holiday Includes

Full-Board Cruise

14 night full-board cruise on board Queen Victoria

Complimentary Oceanview to Balcony upgrade

Rail Journey

2 day all-inclusive luxury Venice Simplon-Orient-Express train journey from Venice to Paris:

Dedicated steward service
Three-course lunch, four-course dinner and continental breakfast

Hotel Stays

1 night four-star hotel stay in Rome at the Starhotels Metropole

1 night four-star hotel stay in Venice at the Carnival Palace
1 night four-star hotel stay in Paris at the Hyatt Regency Paris Etoile
All hotel stays include breakfast

All Flights, Taxes & Transfers

Overnight flights

The departure date is subject to change based on flight times specified during the booking process.
Named hotels are based on availability and are subject to change without notice. Alternative hotels will always be of equal or higher star rating.

Your Voyage

Your Itinerary

Day 1
Fly Overnight to Rome

Your holiday begins as you fly from New Zealand to your destination.

Day 2
Rome: Hotel Stay

Arrive in Rome to enjoy a one-night hotel stay. Steeped in rich heritage, the iconic Colosseum and Pantheon will transport you back in time, while Vatican City, an independent city-state, is home to St. Peter’s Basilica and the Sistine Chapel.

Overnight: Starhotels Metropole

Day 3
Civitavecchia: Embark Ship

Embark Queen Victoria, a floating emblem of luxury marrying heritage and innovation with sleek design and Cunard’s iconic black and red livery. Recline in plush public rooms, relish gourmet dining, and unwind in the spacious cabins.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Queen Victoria

Day 4
Relax At Sea
Day 5
Toulon

Toulon, France’s naval city, dazzles with Provençal charm. From historic streets to the bustling harbour, it offers a captivating blend of maritime heritage, Mediterranean beauty, and vibrant culture.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Queen Victoria

Day 6
Alghero

Experience the magic of Alghero, Italy. With its cobblestone streets, vibrant culture, and breathtaking sunsets, this enchanting town on the Sardinian coast promises unforgettable moments that will leave you spellbound.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Queen Victoria

Day 7
Relax At Sea
Day 8
Messina

Step into Messina’s captivating realm, where art and history merge. Explore the Museo Regionale’s Caravaggio masterpieces and embrace the ancient grandeur of Sicily’s capital. Let Messina transport you to a world of enchantment and inspiration.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Queen Victoria

Day 9
Naples

Unleash your wanderlust in Naples, Italy’s vibrant gem. With its stunning bay, Mount Vesuvius, and captivating attractions like the Royal Palace and Pompeii, Naples promises an enriching journey through history and natural beauty.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Queen Victoria

Day 10
Civitavecchia

Embrace the allure of Civitavecchia, Italy—a gateway to timeless wonders. From its ancient Roman origins to its picturesque waterfront, let Civitavecchia transport you to a world of history, beauty, and unforgettable adventures.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Queen Victoria

Day 11
Relax At Sea
Day 12
Cephalonia

Discover the captivating allure of Cephalonia, Greece’s hidden gem. From turquoise waters and stunning beaches to charming villages and ancient ruins, this island paradise beckons with its natural beauty and rich cultural heritage.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Queen Victoria

Day 13
Corfu

Corfu: A captivating blend of history and natural beauty. Wander through Venetian streets, bask in golden sunsets, and indulge in mouthwatering cuisine. Immerse yourself in the island’s allure and create lifelong memories.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Queen Victoria

Day 14
Kotor

Prepare to be enchanted by Kotor, Montenegro’s crown jewel. With ancient cobblestone streets, majestic fjords, immerse yourself in its rich history. Let Kotor’s beauty leave an indelible mark on your soul.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Queen Victoria

Day 15
Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik, Croatia’s “Pearl of the Adriatic,” enchants with medieval charm and coastal beauty. Historic city walls, cobblestone streets, and stunning views make it a captivating blend of history and scenery.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Queen Victoria

Day 16
Relax At Sea
Day 17
Trieste: Disembark Ship & Hotel Stay

Built upon a network of 118 islands connected by picturesque canals and ornate bridges, Venice is a UNESCO World Heritage site, boasting architectural wonders like St. Mark’s Basilica, Doge’s Palace, and the iconic Rialto Bridge.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: Carnival Palace Hotel

Day 18
Venice: Board the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

Begin your journey in luxurious 1920s flair with the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. Savour a sumptuous, all-inclusive rail journey from Venice to Paris, watching the rolling hills turn into mountains from the comfort of your classic rail carriage.

Meals Included: All-Inclusive Board Basis

Overnight: Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

Day 19
Paris: Disembark & Hotel Stay

Following breakfast in your cabin and a three-course lunch in the dining carriage, your train will pull into Paris. Transfer to your hotel to enjoy a night exploring its world-class restaurants, enchanting boutiques and historic monuments.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: Hyatt Regency Paris Etoile

Days 20 - 21
Paris: Fly Home

Your holiday complete, today you’ll head to the airport for your flight home.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Queen Victoria

There’s something distinctly refined and regal about a Cunard cruise and the beautiful Queen Victoria certainly upholds its fine traditions. Even before you board this beautiful ship, you’ll note the trademark black and red livery which, together with her sleek modern design, immediately sets the theme of proud cruising heritage married with innovative features for today’s cruise guests.

Cunard has captured all the refined styling and service associated with the golden era of cruising and added modern leisure and entertainment facilities. From her plush, elegantly decorated public rooms to her gourmet dining and luxurious, spacious cabins, Cunard’s Queen Victoria exudes class. The range of options for high-quality entertainment, as well as serene relaxation make for the cruise holiday of a lifetime. Dance in the grand ballroom, enjoy Afternoon Tea, watch extravagant stage shows or simply relax beside one of the lovely pool areas.

  • Occupancy 2061
  • Tonnage 90,049 tons
  • Length 965 ft (294.00 m)

Life on board Queen Victoria

From its gourmet dining rooms to its spacious cabins, you’ll enjoy high-class surroundings, enriching on-board activities and a truly regal way to travel.

dining

From white-gloved waiter-service Afternoon Tea to the stylish Steakhouse at The Verandah, Queen Victoria is home to several elegant dining venues.

  • Britannia Restaurant
  • The Lido
  • Steakhouse at The Verandah*
  • The Golden Lion*
  • Dinner at the Lido*
  • Al Fresco Dining*
  • Café Carinthia*
  • Britannia Club Restaurant^
  • Queens Grill+
  • Princess Grill**

Bars & Lounges*

  • Commodore Club
  • Gin & Fizz
  • The Golden Lion
  • Queens Room
  • Chart Room
  • Yacht Club
  • Casino
  • Winter Garden

*Available at an additional cost

^Included when staying in a Britannia Club Balcony stateroom

+Included when staying in a Queens Grill Suite

** Included when staying in a Princess Grill Suite

Facilities

Fill your days with active pursuits or cultured activities such as the enriching Insights speaker programme, classical concerts, wine tasting or ballroom dancing.

  • Library
  • Open-air pool
  • Fully-equipped gym
  • Traditional Afternoon Tea
  • Gala Evenings
  • Film screenings
  • Planetarium shows
  • Deck and board games
  • Sports facilities
  • Dance classes
  • Spa

entertainment

Cunard Queen Victoria Entertainment

Highlights include international cabaret artists, ballroom dancing, live music, theatre productions in the Royal Court Theatre and cocktails at the Yacht Club.

  • G32 Nightclub
  • Queens Room
  • Empire Casino
  • Illuminations
  • Royal Court Theatre

Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

Travel between a collection of magnificent cities on board the classic carriages, which will transport you back to the Golden Age of travel with their gleaming French-polished cherry wood marquetry, opulently embroidered upholstery, and vintage fittings.

Every part of your journey is designed to help you capture a little of the magic of a bygone era, whether that’s the gentle clinking of solid crystal glassware in the bar car, or the traditional hospitality of your besuited steward. Travelling on board the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for many, and one which more than lives up to its reputation.

Whether you choose to make the iconic journey between London and Venice, to the lofty domes of Istanbul or the vibrant streets of Berlin, you’ll be privy to some of the finest dining experiences on board the rails.

Life on board the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

From exquisite fine dining to sophisticated lounges and unparallel service, spend your days on board doing as much or as little as you like.

Carriages

The train is made up of sleeping cars dating back to the 1920s and 30s, plus three dining cars, a bar car with an elegant baby grand piano which is played every evening before and after dinner, and an on-board boutique. The most famous carriages are undoubtedly the three dining cars, where all the guests of the train come together for sumptuous cuisine in the most genteel surroundings. The vibrant 3674 Bar Car, with its blue zebra and gold detailing, is also a guest favourite.

Food

The cuisine on board is truly exceptional – its presentation is as such it’s hard to believe that it has been created on board a moving locomotive. Chef Jean Imbert blends the rich heritage of the train with his own passion for fresh seasonal produce to create moments of culinary perfection.

You will be asked to choose from one of two sittings each meal, where you will enjoy multi-course dining of the highest calibre, accompanied by perfectly paired wines. Each afternoon, you will also be offered a sumptuous afternoon tea.

Service

While the carriages have differed over the years, the exquisite service remains unchanged. Every stay is unique to each guest, with your finely attired stewards available for your every whim and to transform your cabin between a sitting area or sleeping bunks. Whatever you need, capture the attention of a liveried blue-and-gold attendant and you’ll find every request taken care of. The stewards are specially chosen for their excellent attention to detail, and many have worked on board the train for decades.

Cabins & Suites

Cunard boasts some of the most spacious staterooms at sea, and each one comes with a myriad of services, features, and amenities for you to enjoy.

inside Prices from $15,999pp

Cunard Queen Victoria Inside Cabin

Cunard’s well-appointed inside staterooms offer a haven of comfort and style for you to enjoy during your voyage. You’ll find thoughtful features and luxurious amenities throughout to ensure that extra special touch.

  • A half bottle of sparkling wine on arrival
  • 24-hour room service
  • Nightly turndown service, including a chocolate on your pillow
  • Satellite TV
  • Refrigerator
  • Tea & coffee making facilities
  • An invigorating shower and complimentary Penhaligon’s toiletries
  • Bathrobe and slippers
Cruise Code: MED2247
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Oceanview Prices from $17,999pp

Cunard Queen Victoria Ocean View Cabin

Beautifully positioned to offer spectacular sea views, Cunard’s Oceanview staterooms provide a private escape from which to enjoy the sights of the horizon. The perfectly framed views are the ideal backdrop to your luxurious surroundings.

  • A half bottle of sparkling wine on arrival
  • 24-hour room service
  • Nightly turndown service, including a chocolate on your pillow
  • Satellite TV
  • Refrigerator
  • Tea & coffee making facilities
  • An invigorating shower and complimentary Penhaligon’s toiletries
  • Bathrobe and slippers
Cruise Code: MED2247
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balcony Prices from $17,999pp

Cunard Queen Victoria Balcony Cabin

Escape to your own private outdoor space in one of Cunard’s Balcony staterooms, where you can sit back and feel the crisp sea air on your skin. Complete with fabulous features and thoughtful amenities, you’ll be sure to be well looked after.

  • A half bottle of sparkling wine on arrival
  • 24-hour room service
  • Nightly turndown service, including a chocolate on your pillow
  • Satellite TV
  • Refrigerator
  • Tea & coffee making facilities
  • An invigorating shower and complimentary Penhaligon’s toiletries
  • Bathrobe and slippers
Cruise Code: MED2247
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Grill Suite Prices from $22,999pp

Cunard Queen Victoria Suite Cabin

Delight in breathtaking sea views that can be enjoyed from both inside and outside your Grill Suite. A voyage with a Grill Suite reservation will offer a whole new level of indulgence with the extra special touches of fine-dining experiences, and exclusive access to the Grills Lounge and Terrace.

  • Complimentary room service
  • Satellite TV, illy coffee machine and world atlas
  • Bathroom with bath and shower
  • Complimentary Penhaligon’s toiletries
  • Velour robe and slippers
  • Nightly turndown service, including a chocolate on your pillow
  • A selection of fresh fruit, delivered daily
  • Sparkling wine and chocolates to welcome you on board.
  • Your own Grills Concierge for the duration of your stay
  • A spacious private balcony with table and chairs to relax in
  • A seven-pillow concierge menu
  • Freedom dining in the Princess Grill restaurant
  • Optional in-room dining from the Princess Grill menu
Cruise Code: MED2247
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Your Hotel Stays

Rome

Included Hotel

Starhotels Metropole (Or Similar)

Housed in an elegant building with stylish and sleek décor, Starhotels Metropole Rome offers a classical yet comfortable stay in a wonderfully central location. As your ideal base for exploration of Rome, here you’ll savour friendly Italian service and a tranquil atmosphere providing a welcomed serene enclave amidst the city’s bustle all the while being within a 10 minutes’ walk from world-famous attractions, such as The Colosseum, the Rome Opera House and the Trevi Fountain. Head to the sophisticated Bistro Rendez Vous lounge bar for a coffee, light lunch or dine in the Apicio Restaurant on authentic Roman cuisine in a stylish, intimate setting.

Venice

Included Hotel

Carnival Palace (Or Similar)

Classic Venetian architecture blends with modern luxury at Venice’s Carnival Palace Hotel, situated in the convenient Cannaregio district. The hotel’s well-appointed rooms and suites exude elegance and comfort, some featuring picturesque canal views. Guests can enjoy the serene courtyard, a stylish bar, and a delightful terrace for moments of relaxation. With its refined ambiance and attentive service, the Carnival Palace Hotel offers an unforgettable Venetian experience.

Paris

Included Hotel

Hyatt Regency Paris Etoile (Or Similar)

Check into the highest skyscraper hotel in Paris and bask in views of the Eiffel Tower and Île de la Cité’s time-weathered rooftops. Enjoy accommodation that fuses ultra-modern amenities with quintessentially Parisian refinement, offering king or twin beds, free Wi-Fi, 49-inch flatscreen HD TV, and an in-room safe. Head up to the 34th-floor Window Skybar to sip wine as you drink in uninterrupted vistas of the city. Discover top attractions including Montmartre, Tuileries Garden, and the Eiffel Tower within four kilometres of your doorstep.

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