Southampton - Embark Queen Elizabeth
Embark the regal Queen Elizabeth, one of the finest cruise liners sailing the five oceans and a ship that offers a little of the finer things in life to all passengers who sail with her. Enjoy Cunard’s spectacular heritage, sense of occasion and huge array of activities, including ballroom-dancing, lawn bowls and afternoon tea in the Garden Lounge.
The newest liner of the Cunard fleet; her youth is evident in her light and chic décor with Art-Deco inspired interiors, glittering chandeliers, cream and chocolate marble and polished dark wood. Unlike other cruise liners who dazzle with larger than life innovations like climbing walls, 4D cinemas and robot bartenders, on Queen Elizabeth you’ll find quintessential old-fashioned traditions like afternoon-tea, ballroom dancing and lawn games.
The pint-sized city of Lisbon is set across seven hills and effortlessly blends traditional and contemporary culture. Get lost in the narrow cobbled alleyways of the Alfama district with its colourful buildings and beautiful views. Or explore further afield – there are fantastic beaches within easy reach - thanks to the trams that criss-cross this charming city.
Queen Elizabeth offers an array of elegant bars and lounges to suit every mood – during the day, sip coffee and nibble on croissants in Café Carinthia; enjoy pre-dinner drinks in the Midships Bar; toast friends in the Champagne Bar; and dance the night away in the Yacht Club.
The largest of the Canary Islands, Tenerife is towered over by a dormant volcano, Mount Teide, and its beaches range from golden yellow to black sand as a result of its unique geology. With year-round sunshine, spectacular scenery, rich colonial architecture and abundant marine life, Tenerife has plenty of attractions for visitors.
A relaxing few days at sea gives you ample opportunity to experience all that your ship has to offer. There are so many activities to choose from; enjoy afternoon tea served by white-gloved waiters, watch extravagant stage shows in opulent theatre surroundings and then dance the night away in the grand ballroom.
Walvis Bay is a relaxed harbour town on Namibia’s harsh Atlantic Coast. It’s protected from the elements by Pelican Point, a long sand spit that also shields a lagoon which is a haven for wildlife. Spot a range of seabirds, including pelicans and flamingos and look out for the dolphins, whales and seals that linger around the Pelican Point Lighthouse.
Indulge in the sumptuous spa, experience Cunard’s luxurious and refined service at afternoon tea served by white-gloved waiters, catch a show in the Royal Court Theatre or dance the night away in the magnificent surroundings of the Queens Ballroom – it’s all up to you.
Surrounded on three sides by the Atlantic Ocean, the city of Cape Town is frequently voted one of the best cities on earth thanks to its stunning natural scenery and new developments; such as the Watershed, plus its fine cuisine, fabulous beaches and vibrant culture. Take a cable car to the top of Table Mountain for incredible views across the city or visit Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was incarcerated.
Enjoy a further day to explore the Mother City. Experience fine cuisine at the Waterfront, see the penguins at Boulders Beach and beyond the urban city capital, experience charming towns and rustic estates of Winelands destinations such as Stellenbosch - Cape Town really does have something for everyone.
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.
Also known as the ‘Friendly City’, Port Elizabeth is a thriving city with fine, sandy beaches and excellent museums including the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum. Head to the Donkin Reserve and climb to the top of the lighthouse to get great views across the city – perfect for getting your bearings.
Your day on board the Queen Elizabeth can be active and lively, or as calming and chilled as you like; there’s something on board to suit your every mood from swimming in the pool to relaxing in The Royal Spa; joining in with Book Club to browsing the Royal Arcade.
Remote Réunion Island is located in the Indian Ocean between Madagascar and Mauritius. Known for its incredible landscapes, from the rain forested interior with its tumbling waterfalls, to the white-sand beaches and colourful coral reefs, it’s a beautiful island to explore. Hike to the Piton des Neiges, dine on the fusion of Creole, Indian and Chinese cuisine, or swim in the turquoise lagoons.
Sugar-white sand, enchanting lagoons and colourful reefs make every photograph taken in Mauritius look postcard-perfect. The island, ringed by coral and dotted with mountains, is brimming with things to see and do. Take a boat excursion to spot whales and dolphins, hike the Black River Gorges National Park or simply laze on the beach alongside the ocean.
Queen Elizabeth’s pampering and relaxing spa is a sanctuary of calm and serenity. Steam rooms and an exclusive pool offer complete tranquillity, whilst hot stone beds facing panoramic windows offer wonderful views across the ocean. Massage and specialist treatments are all available and if you’re feeling active you can take a dip in the swimming pool or workout in the fully equipped, large gym.
Perth - Disembark Queen Elizabeth and Hotel Stay
Today you’ll disembark Queen Elizabeth in Perth for an overnight hotel stay. Perth combines sophisticated attractions and cultural events with beautiful beaches with an easygoing attitude to create one of Australia’s most liveable cities. Rottnest Island, 19km off the coast of Freemantle, is surrounded by secluded bays and beaches offering a haven for wildlife and an escape from city life with excellent snorkelling, fishing, surfing and diving.
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