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Revel in Barcelona’s vibrant energy during a hotel stay, before embarking Cunard’s regal Queen Elizabeth for a cruise that takes in the wonders of the beautiful Western Mediterranean.

Your marvellous Mediterranean cruise holiday begins with a four-star stay in amidst Barcelona’s bustling city. Become acquainted with its breathtaking architecture, stunning beaches, authentically delicious tapas and thriving art scene.

From here, you’ll embark the regal Queen Elizabeth, a ship that’s the epitome of Cunard’s refined approach to sailing. On board you’ll find modern amenities blended with golden era-style service, along with exceptional fine dining and dazzling entertainment.

You’ll first call in the picturesque old town of Villefranche-sur-Mer, founded in the 14th-century. Discover its ancient Saint-Pierre chapel and sprawling citadel, built in 1560, before immersing yourself in the fascinating ancient landmarks of Rome. Southern Italy’s Naples awaits, home to an intoxicating mix of old-world charm and modern vigour.  

Enjoy a day at sea before reaching Palma de Mallorca. From its magnificent cathedral to its gentle sand beaches, its medieval architecture to mouth-watering food specialities, it’s no wonder it’s such a popular destination. After a brief stop back in Barcelona, you’ll call at the glamorous city of Cannes, followed by a stop in Livorno, gateway to the birthplace of Renaissance Florence, and the spellbinding city of Pisa.

Explore charming Ajaccio, most famous for being the birthplace and early home of Napoleon Bonaparte, and delve into the futuristic wonders of Valencia before returning to Barcelona, where you’ll disembark and fly home.

Your Route

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Board the exquisite Queen Elizabeth

When Her Majesty the Queen conducted the naming ceremony in her own honour in October 2010, she continued a marvellously regal formal cruising tradition. Cunard has maintained all the refined styling, amenities and service associated with the Golden Era of cruise sailing and added modern facilities, leisure and entertainment opportunities. Stunning accommodation and the most exceptional fine dining you’ll ever experience at sea are highlights of the glorious Queen Elizabeth cruise ship. Dance in the grand ballroom, enjoy afternoon tea served by white-gloved waiters, watch extravagant stage shows in opulent theatre surroundings or simply relax and revitalise beside one of the two lovely pool areas.

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Dining

From hearty dishes to healthy snacks, light bites to elegant fine dining, you’ll enjoy a sense of freedom regarding the array of places to eat.

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Entertainment

Each evening brings about a different entertainment highlight. See a dazzling stage show, enjoy black tie gala dinners and savour fabulous live music.

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Spa

The opulent Mareel Spa offers a sanctuary of relaxation where you can indulge in some ‘me time’ with a sumptuous massage or calming facial.

Your 15 Night Holiday Includes

Day 1

18 September 2022

Begin your magical Mediterranean voyage with a four-star stay in beautiful Barcelona

The Catalan capital is one of Spain’s favourite cities. Explore aromatic food markets full of locally grown cured meats and vegetables or head to the beautiful beaches within walking distance of the city centre. The gothic quarter offers the chance to lose yourself amongst the cobbled streets and admire the striking architecture lining its path, whilst the cultural hub of Las Ramblas, is awash with street performers and market stalls – head off one of the side streets to one of the exquisite restaurants to sample some traditional tapas.

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Day 2

19 September 2022

Embark Cunard’s majestic Queen Elizabeth for an unforgettable Western Mediterranean Voyage

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.

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Day 3

20 September 2022

Enjoy your first day at sea in order to discover a handful of the delights onboard

You’ll have plenty of opportunities to make friends on this cruise and the diverse mix of bars and restaurants are the perfect places to appreciate convivial company. Let the bar staff shake up your favourite cocktail at Gin & Fizz, or find home comforts in the sanctuary of the Golden Lion Pub, a traditional pub. If live jazz is your thing, spend an evening in the Yacht Club.

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Day 4

21 September 2022

Savour a peaceful call in Villefranche-sur-Mer

Discover the French Riviera in the 14th century town of Villefranche-sur-Mer with its winding staircases and narrow streets. Admire terracotta-coloured houses, midnight blue sea and stunning beaches that the region is so well known for. Due to its location, it means that you’ll get all the joy of Nice without the busy resorts, so you can explore its treasures like the beautiful seaside villa of Ephrussie de Rothschild, complete with gorgeous gardens and opulent interior.

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Day 5

22 September 2022

Immerse yourself in the fascinating ancient history of Rome

Rome is often described as being the world’s biggest open-air museum - The Vatican's Sistine Chapel, St Peter’s Basilica, the Colosseum, and the Trevi Fountain where a tossed coin promises your return to the Eternal City. Take a walking tour of its many historical landmarks and enjoy the food, the culture, the ambience, and the surrounding scenery. There is no doubt you'll learn the meaning of la dolce vita (the sweet life) when you visit Rome.

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Day 6

23 September 2022

Indulge in world-famous pizza from its origin in Naples

Bustling Naples also serves as a gateway to key destinations including Sorrento, Positano, Capri and, of course, Pompeii, an ancient Roman city preserved under ash after the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79. Head up the towering slopes of Mount Vesuvius, the only active volcano in mainland Europe, and savour a pizza in the city where this staple of Italian cuisine was first conceived. Wandering Naples’ streets, admire its wealth of grand architecture, with colonnaded palaces, domed gallerias and remarkable churches.

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Day 7

24 September 2022

From dazzling Broadway productions to the sumptuous spa, you’ll find plenty to keep you entertained during your day at sea

You’ll find some of the most talented performers at sea on board the Queen Elizabeth. Settle in at the Royal Court Theatre and see them shine in everything from dazzling West End-style musicals to Shakespeare plays. You’ll also be treated to illusionists, stand-up comedians and singers from several genres, all carefully selected by Cunard to give passengers an experience they’ll treasure forever.

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Day 8

25 September 2022

Soak up the sun from the golden beaches in Palma de Mallorca

Walk the narrow, cobbled streets of the Old Town, visit the ancient Arab Baths or simply soak up the rays on the sun-drenched city beach. As day stretches into night, take a stroll along the Passeig d’es Born boulevard and see the honey-hued La Seu Cathedral bathed in the golden glow of the fading light, before heading to a tapas bar to enjoy plates of spicy albondigas, sizzling gambas al ajillo and patatas bravas washed down with jugs of icy sangria.

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Day 9

26 September 2022

Return to Barcelona for a further chance to explore this exceptional city

Whether you are ambling into Gaudí’s first building or his last, the beauty of his work pervades this amazing city. Visit the inspiring Sagrada Familia with its stained glass or escape to the multi-coloured haven of Park Guell, a great spot to admire the views of the sprawling city. This exuberant city is also home to beautiful beaches, restaurants, bars and cafés, along with numerous cultural delights. Why not explore the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya, which houses Spain’s largest collection of Catalan art?

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Day 10

27 September 2022

Relax during at sea, reminiscing about your adventure so far

Discover a haven of relaxation with a day in the exquisite Mareel Wellness & Beauty spa. Taking its inspiration from the oceans on which Cunard ships sail, you’ll find an incredible treatment menu in which to indulge your senses. From revitalising facials to serene massages, you’re sure to leave this sanctuary completely renewed. You’ll also find an Aqua Therapy Centre which provides unique water experiences including a Thermal Suite and Hydrotherapy Pool.

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Day 11

28 September 2022

Delve into the sights of captivating Cannes

Rubbing shoulders with movie stars is the image you get whilst in Cannes but this gracious city, with the palm-lined Boulevard de la Croisette’s divine beaches, is more than that - it is also the gateway to Monaco and Monte Carlo. Also take time to venture into the old quarter of Le Suqet and head up the winding cobbled lane lined with charming local restaurants and the gorgeous medieval church.

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Day 12

29 September 2022

From the port of Livorno, explore the treasures of Florence or Pisa

The Tuscan capital is an achingly romantic city of medieval architecture and art, with a magnificent city centre that has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Regarded by many as the birthplace of the Renaissance movement, it’s home to the superb Uffizi Gallery, home to works by Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci. Other sights include the Duomo, a cathedral with a striking terracotta-tiled dome, the illustrious Ponte Vecchio and Piazzale Michelangelo which boasts panoramic views of the city. Or why not grab that iconic photo at the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Don’t just admire this celebrated landmark from the ground, climbing the tower is a once-in-a-lifetime experience and you’ll enjoy fantastic views from the top.

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Day 13

30 September 2022

Uncover fascinating histories in Ajaccio, Corsica

Corsica is an island of rocky outcroppings and sandy beaches, with secret trails that lead inland over fields and through lazy villages. In Ajaccio, visit Napoleon Bonaparte's house, containing original furniture of Corsica's most famous son. Buy a wedge of tangy cheese at the market, and in the mountains, delight in the scent of sun-warmed thyme.

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Day 14

1 October 2022

Spend a day at sea savouring delicious treats during a traditional Afternoon Tea

One of the highlights of any Cunard voyage is undoubtedly the traditional English Afternoon Tea, featuring finger sandwiches, delicious fresh cream cakes and fine teas – all served by Cunard’s impeccably dressed white-gloved waiters. It’s one of the quintessential Cunard experiences, and it’s accompanied by the soothing tones of a live musician to add to the atmosphere.

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Day 15

2 October 2022

Be mesmerised by Valencia’s sweeping views and distinctive new town

Valencia is a picturesque resort known for its pavement cafes, parties and paella. A must for anyone who travels here is a trip to Peñíscola Castle or Papa Luna, poised on the highest points of a rocky headland with stunning panoramic views over the city. Built by the Knights Templar, this charming attraction sits on a site that was previously an old Arab citadel. The old city holds the Valencia Cathedral, where you can climb the octagonal Miguelete Bell Tower to see sweeping views. In the new town you’ll see the ultramodern ‘City of Arts and Sciences’ with its soaring glass palaces.

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Day 16

3 October 2022

Disembark back in Barcelona and fly home, filled with a wealth of fond memories

Your iconic Western Mediterranean voyage comes to an end where it began, in vibrant Barcelona. Here you’ll disembark the regal Queen Elizabeth for your flight home. This magical voyage will leave you with a treasure chest of delightful memories to share with your friends and family.

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Your Hotel Stay

H10 Ítaca Barcelona
★★★★

The stunning, four-star H10 Itaca holds a strong location in the heart of Barcelona, situated in the Eixample district, within minutes of the trade fair complex and Placa Espanya. Offering a warm and elegant interior, following its renovation in 2018, it provides guests with a welcoming and comfortable stay. Relax in modern, crisp white rooms with smart wooden features, discover delicious flavours of rich Mediterranean cuisine at the De Blanc restaurant, cool off after a day of exploring in the stunning plunge pool or sip on your favourite cocktail from the El Jardi terrace, equipped with a sun lounger area.

Your Holiday Summary

 

Cruise

  • 14 night full-board cruise on board Queen Elizabeth

Hotel Stay

  • 1 night four-star hotel stay at the H10 Ítaca in Barcelona with breakfast

All flights & taxes

Prices From

Departing

18 September 2022

Inside

R38,999pp

Outside

R38,999pp

Balcony

R69,999pp

Suite

R89,999pp

Duration: 15 Nights
Itinerary Includes: Barcelona, Villefranche-sur-Mer, Civitavecchia (Rome), Naples, Palma de Mallorca, Barcelona, Cannes, Livorno (Florence or Pisa), Ajaccio, Valencia, Barcelona

Departing

25 September 2022

Inside

R38,999pp

Outside

R38,999pp

Balcony

R69,999pp

Suite

R92,999pp

Duration: 15 Nights
Itinerary Includes: Barcelona, Cannes, Livorno (Florence or Pisa), Ajaccio, Valencia, Barcelona, Toulon, Genoa, Civitavecchia (Rome), Palma de Mallorca, Barcelona

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