Luxury Cunard Mediterranean Cruise, Lake Garda & All-Inclusive Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

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Cruise Holiday Overview

  • Ship Queen Victoria
  • Duration 13 NIGHTS
  • Departure 16 June 2025
  • Cruise type Cruise & Rail
  • Cruise code MED7858

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Complimentary Oceanview to Balcony Upgrade

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Take a luxury cruise on board Queen Victoria, experience hotel stays in Florence and Lake Garda, then enjoy a no-fly voyage home on board the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express and Eurostar.

Fly to Barcelona for a luxurious exploration of the western Mediterranean on board Cunard’s illustrious Queen Victoria. Experience the storied marque’s class-leading levels of service as you cruise to Toulon on the French Riviera and Sadinia’s Alghero. Explore the coastline of Italy in Messina, a city dripping in ancient history, and Naples, the jumping-off point for tours of Pompeii or the Amalfi Coast.

Disembark in Civitavecchia and transfer to Florence for a one-night hotel stay ahead of a four-night stay in Lake Garda. Head into the hills for a winery tour and tasting before savouring the luxury all-inclusive journey to Paris on the historic Venice Simplon-Orient-Express.

Your Imagine Holiday Includes

Full-Board Cruise

7 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 Verona to Paris

Dedicated steward service

Three-course lunch, four-course dinner and continental breakfast

Full porterage service included

Standard Premier Class Eurostar train journey from Paris to London

Complimentary Fully Escorted Tour

Complimentary half-day Lake Garda wine tasting

Hotel Stays

1 night four-star stay in Florence at the Grand Hotel Adriatico

4 night four-star stay in Lake Garda at the Solho Hotel Bardolino

All hotel stays include breakfast

Outbound Flight and Transfers

London departure- regional flights available

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
Barcelona: 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: Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Queen Victoria

Day 2
Relax At Sea
Day 3
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 4
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 5
Relax At Sea
Day 6
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 7
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 8
Civitavecchia: Disembark Ship & Florence Hotel Stay

The birthplace of the Renaissance, Florence is a treasure trove of architectural wonders, museums, and artistic masterpieces. Wander the narrow streets and immerse yourself in the works of Michelangelo, Botticelli, and Leonardo da Vinci.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: Grand Hotel Adriatico

Days 9 - 10
Lake Garda: Hotel Stay

Lake Garda, the largest lake in Italy, captivates with its natural beauty, history and culture. Surrounded by majestic mountains, the lake’s shimmering blue waters create a breathtaking backdrop.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: Solho Hotel Bardolino

Day 11
Lake Garda: Tour & Hotel Stay

Experience a fabulous wine tour in the hills above Lake Garda. Begin with a tour of the winery and vineyard – learning about the soil, grapes, and how the wine is made – then enjoy a tasting alongside local nibbles.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: Solho Hotel Bardolino

Day 12
Lake Garda: Hotel Stay

Surrounded by majestic mountains, Lake Garda’s shimmering blue waters create a breathtaking backdrop. Explore charming lakeside towns, such as Sirmione and Malcesine, with their medieval castles and narrow streets.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: Solho Hotel Bardolino

Day 13
Verona: Board Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

Begin your journey home in luxurious 1920s flair with the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. Savour a sumptuous, all-inclusive rail journey from Verona 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 14
Paris: Alight the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

Following breakfast in your cabin and a three-course lunch in the sumptuous dining cabin, today your train will pull into Paris. From here, you’ll transfer to the Eurostar for the final leg of your journey back to London.

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

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.

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 £5,499pp

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: MED7858
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Oceanview Prices from £6,499pp

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: MED7858
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balcony Prices from £6,499pp

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: MED7858
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Grill Suite Prices from £7,999pp

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: MED7858
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Your Hotel Stays

Florence

Included Hotel

Grand Hotel Adriatico (Or Similar)

Ideally located in the historic heart of Florence, Grand Hotel Adriatico presents accommodations that blend classic Tuscan elegance with modern convenience. Discover the finest local tips at the 24-hour concierge desk and explore nearby local attractions like Ponte Vecchio, Piazza Duomo, and Santa Maria Novella Church. Take your seat in the dining room to enjoy a buffet breakfast including fresh pastries, Italian cold cuts and eggs, or dine on traditional Florentine cuisine at Opera Restaurant.

Lake Garda

Included Hotel

Solho Hotel Bardolino (Or Similar)

Located in the historic centre of Bardolino, the Solho Hotel Bardolino is a fantastic choice for travellers seeing relaxation and pleasure. Here, you’ll find outstanding service, genuine Italian hospitality and a magnificent view of Lake Garda. As one of Bardolino’s newest hotels, you’ll delight in the minimalistic yet comfortable décor throughout with stylish and spacious rooms providing the perfect space to recharge. Savour a continental breakfast before taking a refreshing dip in the panoramic rooftop pool before you sip on a signature cocktail as dusk falls over the shimmering lake.

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