A cruise with Cunard evokes a long maritime history and an impeccable reputation that provides you with an unmissable voyage. Queen Mary 2 is the flagship of Cunard's fleet. Her impeccable service, elegant staterooms and traditional yet contemporary environment set the standard in the world of cruising.
Cunard's renowned White Star Service means that you receive the best in hospitality alongside plenty of space, high-quality décor and modern facilities to make each journey enjoyable. White-gloved waiters serve fresh scones, finger sandwiches and premium refreshments for afternoon tea in the Queens Room, and you can enjoy fine dining every evening at the ship's range of world-class restaurants.
Experience virtual rides into outer space at the ship's full-scale planetarium, watch West End style shows at Royal Court Theatre, and enjoy dancing and cocktail evenings at the large and elegant ballroom.
Relax in luxury on Queen Mary 2 and let Cunard take care of you.
Britannia Restaurant provides an exquisite gourmet menu and impeccable level of service for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The neighbouring Britannia Club Restaurant is just as grand, but offers a more intimate dining experience. Menus here include salmon and shrimp ceviche, spaghetti carbonera, broiled lobster tail, and mango and passionfruit crème brûlée. Queens Grill Restaurant — reserved for guests staying in a Queens Grill Suite — features an incredibly personal service and dining times of your choice. Dine at Princess Grill Restaurant for dishes such as pan-roasted halibut, duck a l'orange and lobster with a selection of fine wines.
Kings Court Restaurant features self-service meals and convenient late-night buffets, while The Verandah serves contemporary French cuisine created from seasonal ingredients. Enjoy afternoon tea at Queens Room, handmade pastries and champagne at Carinthia Lounge, and coffee and cake at Sir Samuel's.
Queen Mary 2 has a venue to suit quiet after-dinner cocktails, refreshing afternoon teas and celebratory glasses of champagne. Veuve Clicquot Champagne Bar is a highlight for any voyage on Queen Mary 2 that offers guests seven diverse champagnes accompanied by luxury caviar. Overlooking the bow of the ship is Commodore Club where you can relax with your favourite tipple watching the sunsets. The extensive menu here includes: run cocktails, classic gins, signature martinis, premium vodkas, and exclusive daiquiris. Why not try the Martini Mixology or Whisky Tasting classes on offer here, too? Head to the Golden Lion Pub for a traditional English atmosphere. On offer here you have ales, lagers, ciders, spirits, wines, darts, karaoke, live sports, and classic pub lunches including cottage pie and fish and chips.
While at sea, you can enjoy fitness classes, swimming, golfing, shuffleboard, and tennis. Make the most of the workshops available from the Insights Programme which features world-renowned guest speakers and RADA stage performers. Children can attend the kids' clubs while you relax with a massage, facial or sauna at Canyon Ranch SpaClub. Admire outer space at the planetarium, read at the library, and shop at a range of luxury boutiques on board, too.
Evenings bring live music across the ship — including a pianist in Commodore Club, a jazz band in Chart Room and a string quartet in Queens Room. The Queens Room also has a large dance floor featuring professional dance lessons. End your day at G32 nightclub — with themed music from the 60s, 70s and 80s — or try something more relaxing with a show at Royal Court Theatre or game of poker at the casino.
Day 1: UK to Dubai, UAE
Fly from your chosen UK airport to Dubai and be privately transferred to your Dubai hotel for a three-night stay.
Day 2 - 3: Dubai, UAE
Your Arabian adventure begins in Dubai, the world's fastest-growing global city with a vibrancy and a majesty all of its own. You’ll find all kinds of wonderful modern attractions here, including, at 2,722 feet, the world’s tallest building, Burj Khalifa, plus cutting-edge bars and nightclubs, a man made island in the shape of a giant palm tree, and unparalleled shopping opportunities.
Day 4: Dubai, UAE (Embarkation Day)
After check out, be privately transferred to the port to board Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 for your twenty-night cruise.
Day 7: Salalah, Oman
Salalah is the capital of Dhofar province in southern Oman. This fascinating are is famed for its Arabian Sea beaches, sea life filled waters, banana plantations, and the Khareef annual monsoon. The impressive Sultan Qaboos Mosque in the centre of the city draws the crowds each day. Pay a visit to Al Baleed Archaeological Park to explore the city's maritime heritage at Museum of the Frankincense Land and also the city wall, citadel and Grand Mosque. Shop for local handicrafts at Al Husn Souq or spend time admiring the sculptured cliffs and blow holes at scenic Mughsayl beach. Dinosaur Village Salalah is a must-visit if you’re travelling with children.
Day 11: Petra, Jordan
Petra sits at the heart of Jordan's south-western desert. Also known as the 'Rose City', thanks to the temples and tombs that are carved into its pink sandstone cliffs, Petra was recently voted as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. This historical and archaeological site lay virtually undiscovered until the 1800s and is accessed via the 1.2km long Al Siq canyon. The ornate Greek-style facade of the 45-metre high Al Khazneh temple (the Treasury) is a must-see sight – one of its claims to fame is that it featured in the 'Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade' film! Take a stroll along the remains of hidden city's Roman rock-carved streets lined with royal tombs and temples and admire the enormous amphitheatre. If you're feeling active - the hour's walk up the impressive Ad Deir (the Monastery) in the Petra Hills is well worth it for the views alone.
Day 12: Suez Canal (Egypt Waterway)
Cruise through the Suez Canal - one of the world's most impressive man-made waterways. Stretching over 101miles, the surreal surroundings may give the impression that you are sailing through the heart of the desert itself. The Canal crosses the Isthmus of Suez, dividing the Mediterranean from the Red Sea, and is one of the world's busiest shipping lanes. Enjoy a stroll along the Corniche and gaze in awe at the huge ships on their way to the other side of the world.
Day 13: Port Said & Suez Canal, Egypt
Port Said sits at the northern end of the Suez Canal in northeastern Egypt. Learn about the canal and the Suez Crisis and view war exhibits at the military museum. Admire the large stone plinth that once held a statue of Ferdinand de Lesseps, or appreciate the striking green domes of the Suez Canal House by jumping on a ferry to Portfouad. Explore the Coptic Orthodox Church which is surrounded by a cluster of churches around Sharia Salah Salem. Pay a visit to Port Said’s bazaar with its humble stalls and smart boutiques to pick up some souvenirs. End the trip with a refreshing pit stop at Central Perk café, where you can indulge in sandwiches, salads, pasta, and an assortment of desserts in a replica of the famous Friends café.
Day 14: Limassol, Cyprus
Limassol on the south coast of Cyprus is today's port of call. This lively resort is packed with things to see and do; from visiting Cyprus Medieval Museum at Limassol Castle to admiring the artist-designed sculptures that line Prokymea Sculpture Park. Meander through Limassol Municipal Gardens to discover the treasures on display at the nearby Archaeological Museum. A must-see sight, especially at sunset, is Aphrodite's Rock where the goddess Aphrodite is rumoured to have emerged from the waves. Spend a few hours soaking up the sun at the 8km-long Lady's Mile Beach to the east of the resort. Travel further afield to the ancient kingdom of Kourion to explore the grand monuments, 2nd-century theatre, House of Eustolios, Byzantine basilica, and House of the Gladiators.
Day 17: Civitavecchia (for Rome), Italy
Spend the day exploring the charming port of Civitavecchia and Rome — an ancient city filled with famous landmarks, distinct architecture and influential art. Visit Civitavecchia's main public square — Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II — and see the Baroque cathedral dedicated to St. Francis, before taking a seat in a pavement cafe for a taste of the local seafood. In Rome, enjoy a gladiator experience at the grand Colosseum, view the ancient ruins of the Roman Forum, and throw three coins in the Trevi Fountain. Pay a visit to the Vatican City — the home of the Catholic Church — and see St. Peter's Basilica, the Vatican Museums, and the Sistine Chapel with Michelangelo's ceiling.
Day 19: Barcelona, Spain
Barcelona is one of the most famous cities in the world. Located between the gleaming Mediterranean Sea and the Serra de Collserola hills, this cosmopolitan Spanish city is known for its diverse art and architecture. Walk the iconic Las Ramblas promenade and see quirky street entertainers or stop for a coffee at a pavement cafe. View some of Antoni Gaudi's most famous works including the Sagrada Família Church and the mosaic wall in Park Güell. Explore the winding streets of the Gothic quarter and sample tapas in a traditional bar or relax in the city's biggest green space — Park Ciutadella.
Day 21: Lisbon, Portugal
Spread across seven hills on the shores of River Tagus is Portugal's capital city, Lisbon. Pavement cafes, bustling squares and serene gardens sit alongside palaces, bridges and castles in this waterside city.
Immerse yourself in culture at Calouste Gulbenkian Museum and National Museum of Contemporary Art, or enjoy the colourful marine life at Oceanarium. Take a vintage tram ride through the city's cobbled streets, admiring Jerónimos Monastery and Belém Tower on the way. Haggle for bargains at the lively Thieves Market, or explore designer shops on Rua do Carmo, Rua Garrett and Avenida da Liberdade.
Venture further afield and discover the fairytale places and ornate villas in Sintra or go dolphin-watching in Setúbal.
Day 24: Southampton, UK
Today your holiday comes to an end. After check out, be privately transferred to the airport for your return flight back to the UK.