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Savour two transatlantic Cunard voyages with stays in Washington DC, Philadelphia and an extraordinary stay in New York during the city’s Independence Day celebrations.

Your holiday begins in Southampton where you’ll embark Queen Mary 2 for your transatlantic cruise to New York. This icon of the Cunard fleet is awash with first-class amenities, exquisite dining venues and glamorous entertainment that will make every day an experience to remember. Whether you embrace the elegant traditions of afternoon tea served by white-gloved waiters or retreat to the cosy confines of an English pub, you’ll relish your crossing.

Arriving in New York, you’ll transfer to the country’s capital, Washington DC, where you’ll spend two nights in a hotel. Explore the city during a tour that will take you to the Lincoln Memorial, the U.S. Capitol Building and the outside of the White House.

Next, you’ll uncover more history in Philadelphia during a one-night stay. Discover the ‘Birthplace of America’ and visit Independence Hall and the bronze Liberty Bell. Returning to New York for a four-night stay, take in the city’s world-beating dining, shopping and entertainment. Watch the skies explode into a kaleidoscope of colour and light with one of the world’s most decadent fireworks displays on 4th July, Independence Day. 

Waving goodbye to this vivacious city, you’ll embark Queen Mary 2 for your return cruise to Southampton. Revel in several more sea days as you relax at the sumptuous spa, attend Black Tie gala dinners and immerse yourself in Cunard’s renowned enrichment programme.

Your Route

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The Queen Mary 2 Experience

Quite simply, the Queen Mary 2 is the most magnificent ocean liner ever built, so, a fabulous cruise holiday on this wonderful ship is an experience of a lifetime. Cunard have incorporated the very latest in modern facilities, entertainment and enrichment opportunities into a ship radiating the opulence, charm and glamour of cruising’s Golden Era. Your fine dining options include several-course gourmet delights with classy touches like Wedgewood china and Waterford crystal. Be entertained by lavish musical shows, dance in the largest ballroom at sea with a superb resident orchestra, and with four marvellous pool areas for relaxation, this wonderful ship has everything you could possibly want for the most marvellous time at sea.

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Dining and Drinks

From classic British and French in the Britannia and Grills restaurants to the best steak onboard at The Verandah, plus daily traditional afternoon tea and a range of international cuisines at Kings Court Buffet, there’s something to suit every taste.
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Rest and Relaxation

Enjoy a show at the planetarium, take part in fencing, relax in the Mareel Spa or sign up for the outstanding Insight programme; while little ones are entertained in the age-appropriate kids’ clubs.
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Entertainment

There’s never a dull moment with West End-style productions at the Royal Court Theatre, a full live music programme, karaoke and quiz nights, plus ballroom dancing in the Queens Room and live DJs at the ship’s G32 nightclub.

Your 21 Night Holiday Includes

Day 1

23 June 2023

Embark the spellbinding Queen Mary 2 in Southampton for your westbound transatlantic crossing

Experience an enchanting voyage unlike any other as you embark the regal Queen Mary 2 for your iconic transatlantic crossing to New York. Indulge in refined cocktails, dance in the Queens Ballroom to the elegant sounds of the orchestra and savour mouth-watering suppers, served on freshly pressed crystal-white linens, by white-gloved waiters. Cunard is the pinnacle of transatlantic luxury cruising.

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Days 2 - 7

24 - 29 June 2023

Savour several sea days as you cross the Atlantic in decadent style

Several days at sea allows you ample opportunity to experience all that your ship has to offer. There are so many activities to choose from, whether you relish the elegant traditions of Afternoon Tea served by white-gloved waiters or savour extravagant stage shows in opulent theatre surroundings. As dusk falls, embrace the inimitable Cunard glamour and dance the night away in the grand ballroom.

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Day 8

30 June 2023

Arriving in New York you will transfer to your hotel in Washington DC for a two-night stay

Today you’ll be welcomed by the iconic skyline of New York, which includes the Statue of Liberty standing guard over the harbour. Saying goodbye to your luxurious home at sea, you’ll transfer to Washington DC for a two-night stay. Arriving in Washington DC, named after the first president of the United States, you’ll find a grand capital steeped in the nation’s history. Some of the country’s most recognisable landmarks can be found here, including the White House. Explore the National Mall, home to a concentration of excellent museums, art galleries and various statues, sculptures and memorials.

bell  Overnight: Melrose Georgetown Hotel Washington DC or similar

Day 9

1 July 2023

Enjoy a scintillating tour of the political capital of the USA in Washington DC

Start the day with a guided city tour where you will see significant landmarks like the outside of the White House, with its famous colonnaded façade, the domed Capitol Building, and the Lincoln Memorial, built in the style of an ancient Greek temple. You’ll then have the rest of the day at leisure. One of the city’s most popular museums is the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum while the Kennedy Centre has a great rooftop terrace with panoramic views.

bell  Overnight: Melrose Georgetown Hotel Washington DC or similar

Day 10

2 July 2023

Transfer to the historic city of Philadelphia for a one-night stay and thrilling city tour

Following your morning transfer from Washington DC to Philadelphia, you’ll join a morning sightseeing tour to get to know this fascinating city on a deeper level. Known as the ‘Birthplace of America’, visit Independence Hall and the bronze Liberty Bell followed by an afternoon at leisure where you could sample the famous Philly cheesesteak at the city’s famous Reading Terminal Market.

bell  Overnight: Sofitel Philadelphia at Rittenhouse Square or similar

Day 11

3 July 2023

It’s time to return to New York where you’ll explore the highlights of this east coast metropolis

Once you’re back in the Big Apple, explore the endlessly familiar sights, from the dazzling neon of Times Square to the skyscrapers of Park Avenue. You could take a boat ride out to the harbour for some of the best photo-taking opportunities in the city, or soak up the culture at the Museum of Modern Art.

bell  Overnight: The Westin New York Grand Central or similar

Day 12

4 July 2023

Enjoy the day at leisure and celebrate Independence Day in Manhattan

Today, watch the midnight sky burst into a kaleidoscope of colour as America celebrates Independence Day. Macy’s Fourth of July fireworks kickstart the evening every year in New York and light up the sky in a show-stopping display with unforgettable stage acts. Enjoy this explosion of colour and exuberance as you mingle with the city’s residents on the streets – complete with great street food everywhere - as the patriotic fun unfolds. 

bell  Overnight: The Westin New York Grand Central or similar

Days 13 - 14

5 - 6 July 2023

Relish two further days in New York soaking up all that this world-beating city has to offer

During your time in New York, you could stroll through the sprawling Central Park, perhaps taking a rowing boat out onto the main boating lake as the hum of the city recedes into the distance. You could see even more of this world-famous public space by taking a horse and carriage ride to its far corners. For the best views over the sweep of Manhattan, head up to the top of the Empire State Building or Rockefeller Centre, both featuring excellent observation areas.

bell  Overnight: The Westin New York Grand Central or similar

Day 15

7 July 2023

Say farewell to the Big Apple as you board Queen Mary 2 for your return voyage

Today you’ll embark the wonderful Queen Mary 2 once more for your voyage across the Atlantic Ocean back to Southampton. Watch from a vantage point on deck as the world’s most famous skyline and the Statue of Liberty disappear below the horizon. Afterwards, immerse yourself in the first-class amenities, exquisite dining and scintillating entertainment that are the hallmarks of a Cunard voyage.

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Days 16 - 21

8 - 13 July 2023

Relish back-to-back sea days as you cross the Atlantic once again

With several days at sea, lap up the inimitable elegance of the ship’s art deco interiors and enjoy its exceptional White Star Service. Revel in a bygone era at the Captain’s Collections and sip world-class wines in the restaurants. Or if you wish to while away the time like a true ocean liner passenger, you could head to the Commodore Club for your pre-dinner tipple, complete with the soothing tones of the pianist filling the air and spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean.

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Day 22

14 July 2023

Arrive back in Southampton, your unforgettable holiday complete

Today your voyage ends when you disembark for your onward journey home.

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Touring Experiences

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Philadelphia

This wonderful east coast city is steeped in culture and history. Visit the famous Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were signed, and other American Revolutionary sites. You could follow in the footsteps of Rocky and jog up the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art and savour a famous Philly cheesesteak at Reading Terminal Market, one of America's largest and oldest public markets, which has been housed in a National Historic Landmark building since 1893. Explore Philadelphia’s iconic sights during a scintillating city tour.

Washington DC

The capital of the United States, Washington, DC is home to the White House, the United States Capitol, the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and the Lincoln Memorial, a national memorial built to honour the 16th president of the United States, Abraham Lincoln at the National Mall. Witness these and a host of other iconic capital landmarks during a morning city tour.

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Your Holiday Summary

 

Cruises

  • 7 night full-board westbound transatlantic cruise on board Queen Mary 2
  • 7 night full-board eastbound transatlantic cruise on board Queen Mary 2
  • FREE Outside to Balcony upgrade

Hotel Stays

  • 2 night four-star stay at the Melrose Georgetown Hotel Washington DC or similar
  • 1 night four-star hotel stay at the Sofitel Philadelphia at Rittenhouse Square or similar 
  • 4 night four-star hotel stay at The Westin New York Grand Central or similar over Independence Day

Fully Escorted Tours

  • Tour of Washington DC
  • Tour of Philadelphia

All transfers

Prices From

Departing

23 June 2023

Inside

£3,299pp

Outside

£4,399pp

Balcony

£4,399pp

Grill Suite

£7,999pp

Duration: 21 Nights
Itinerary Includes: Southampton, New York, Washington DC, Philadelphia, New York, Southampton

To Book, Call our Holiday Specialists on

0800 840 5800