205,000 miles ... 100 destinations ... 5 maiden calls. That’s Cunard in 2016
More than 205,000 nautical miles visiting incredible places across Europe and around the World. That's what's in store for Cunard guests from May to December 2016. Plus, of course, the only scheduled Atlantic service.
Between them, the Cunard fleet of Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth will call at 100 destinations in 34 different countries, including five maiden calls. Each cruise, whether it’s a three-night short break or a 24- night Caribbean round trip will deliver luxury on a grand scale for all those on board.
Guests will have the opportunity to attend the Arena di Verona Opera summer festival
Says Cunard director Angus Struthers: “Cunard’s 2016 main programme offers incredible richness and variety, with itineraries that appeal to all. From three-night short European breaks to more exotic 24-night Caribbean cruises, with cruises departing from the comfort of our home port, Southampton, to fly cruising in the Mediterranean, all on board our iconic three ship fleet.
“And, of course, our flagship, Queen Mary 2, as the world’s greatest liner, will continue to provide an experience that is truly unique in travel – our transatlantic crossings to or from New York.”
Struthers adds: “Research has shown that it is important to strike the right balance between port days and sea days on any cruise. The 2016 itineraries have been designed to offer plenty of time on board for passengers to relax and experience all the ships have to offer.
“All Cunard cruises in 2016 have a sea day on the first day of the voyage so that passengers can settle in and familiarise themselves with the ship; the majority of the cruises also have a sea day on the day before disembarkation to allow passengers time to relax and pack before leaving.
“Our 2016 cruises focus on our top-rated ports, which continually receive the highest scores for customer satisfaction, and passengers can visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as the Pier Head in our “spiritual” home in Liverpool .”
Queen Mary 2 will make 19 Atlantic voyages between Southampton and New York or vice versa, split into three main voyage types:
*Standard crossings in seven-nights
*Crossings in eight-nights
*Crossings in eight-nights calling at Halifax which has historical significance for Cunard as it is the birthplace of the company founder Samuel Cunard and was one of the main way ports on the historic early Transatlantic Crossings.
Transatlantic crossings from £1,199 per person including one-way flight, flight from / to New York, transfers between the ship and the airport and on board spending money of between $50 - $195 per person.
Queen Mary 2 will once again be offering her unique transatlantic experience in 2016
Queen Victoria will be operating a pair of nine-night transatlantic crossings for the first time ever, featuring either Halifax or Cobh as an additional port of call.
*Transatlantic West, departing Southampton 22 May 2016, calling at Halifax, Nova Scotia en route to New York. From £2,049 per person.
*Transatlantic East departing 31 May 2016, calling at Cobh, Ireland en route to Southampton. From £2,049 per person.
Mediterranean fly cruises
Queen Victoria will operate a series of Mediterranean holidays from July to November offering:
*Seven-, 14 or 21-night holidays
*The “best of the Med” destinations, covering the Western, Central and Eastern Mediterranean regions
*26 different ports
*A choice of four different embarkation ports - Rome, Venice, Athens, and Barcelona
*Overnight stays in Venice, Istanbul and Barcelona
*Late evening departures in Barcelona, Dubrovnik, Istanbul, Kotor, Monte Carlo, Mykonos, Naples, Trieste and Valencia.
Round trip Southampton cruises
A range of ex-Southampton cruises are available from May to December. Queen Elizabeth will operate regular ex-UK voyages while Queen Victoria and Queen Mary 2 offer selected departures during the year.
In all there are 28 round trip Southampton cruises to the Mediterranean, Atlantic Islands, Western Europe, Northern Europe and Caribbean.
Cruise durations range from three-night Western Europe Cruise Breaks to a 24-night Caribbean cruise.
Queen Elizabeth departs Southampton on her 12-night British Isles cruise on 23 June and calls at South Queensferry, Invergordon, Kirkwall, Stornoway, Greenock, Belfast, Liverpool and St Peter Port. Fares from £1,599 including complimentary on board spending money or car parking or coach transfers.
Hamburg Short Breaks
Queen Mary 2 and Queen Elizabeth will offer ten two-night short break cruises to and from Hamburg. Fares from £349 per person, including flight to or from Hamburg.
The following benefits apply to sailings from May 2016
The Cunard standard fare is available on all cruises at all times with a choice of benefits on sailings of seven nights or more:
Passengers can choose from Choice of one of the following:
*On board spending money (amount varies by cruise)
*Car parking in Southampton for the duration of the cruise
*Return coach travel to Southampton
*Airport car parking depending on choice of cruise
*Choice of stateroom number (subject to availability).
Cunard Line: www.cunard.co.uk.
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