Southampton to Dubai
Onboard Cunard - Queen Mary 2
Hays Cruise Extras
  • $160 On board spending money per stateroom
  • Flights & transfers included
Why book…
  • Visit the home of the first Olympic games in Athens
  • Travel through the Jaffa Gate to view New Jerusalem, the Israeli Parliament, and Supreme Court
Overview Itinerary
The Ship
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.

Food
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.

Drink
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.

Entertainment
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: Southampton, UK
Arrive in Southampton where you will embark on Queen Mary 2 and set sail for Caidz.
Day 2-3: At Sea
Day 4: Cadiz, Spain
The ancient port city of Cadiz lies on a peninsula on Spain's south-west coast. From its bustling harbour to its Moorish-style old town, Cadiz is awash with things to see and do. Explore Museo de Cadiz and Museo de las Cortes de Cadiz, or visit the cathedral to see more of the city from its Toree de Poniente. Soak up the sunshine on Playa de Caleta beach and escape to Parque Genoves. Relax with a plate of fried fish on Plaza de Flores, before shopping in the adjacent Mercado Central de Abastos. Venture further afield and experience flamenco and fiestas in the tree-lined streets of Seville or uncover the art of sherry making in Jerez.
Day 5-7: At Sea
Day 8: Athens, Greece
Athens — Greece's capital city — was the birthplace of democracy and western civilisation. The city features numerous 5th-century landmarks including the former temple of Parthenon and the Acropolis, an ancient citadel that sits on a hilltop overlooking the Plaka district. The historic Plaka neighbourhood is one of the oldest in the world and features winding streets lined with family-run bars and restaurants.
Day 9: At Sea
Day 10-11: Jerusalem/Bethlehem
Sail into Ashod in Israel, gateway to the Middle Eastern city of Jerusalem. Situated on a plateau west of the Dead Sea, Jerusalem has been a place of pilgrimage and worship for Christians, Jews, and Muslims dating back to the biblical era. Explore the Old City's religious sites including the Temple Mount and the nearby Western Wall, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, and Dome of the Rock. Discover the Garden of Gethsemane, the Church of All Nations, and the Wailing Wall. Travel through the Jaffa Gate to view New Jerusalem, the Israeli Parliament, and Supreme Court before paying a visit to Israel Museum and Yad Vashem, the official memorial to the victims of the Holocaust. The Palestinian town of Bethlehem sits 8km south of Jerusalem on the West Bank. Believed to be the birthplace of Jesus; it is a popular place for pilgrimage in the Christian faith. Jesus' birth is marked by an inlaid star in a grotto beneath the 6th-century Church of the Nativity in Manger Square; close to the 15th-century Church of St Catherine and the 1860 Mosque of Omar. Pay a visit to the Milk Grotto cave-chapel; see the 19th-century costumes, furniture and household objects at the Museum of Old Bethlehem, and Shepherd's Field where Christians believe the birth of Jesus was announced by the angels. Admire the Mar Saba Monastery at the Kidron Gorge and St Theodosius' tomb at St Theodosius Monastery. Visit Solomon's Pools at Al-Khadr village en-route to view the Tomb of the Patriarchs at nearby Hebron.
Day 12-19: At sea
Day 20: Dubai, UAE
Disembark in Dubai and make your way to the airport for your flight back to the
To book call 0800 408 4229 or Enquire online
Cunard Fares shown are per person in £ sterling based on two adults sharing the lowest grade of stateroom available (or single occupancy in a single stateroom), within the applicable stateroom type and are subject to availability. Fares for sole occupancy and supplementary fares are available on request. Complimentary Cunard Benefits apply to new bookings only and are combinable with saver fares. The type and amount of complimentary benefit applied shall be at the absolute discretion of Cunard. The choice of benefits varies by voyage type. Complimentary on board credit is valid on selected voyages of 7 nights or more and applies to the first two passengers sharing a stateroom. This can be spent on shore excursions, drinks, spa services and in the shops. On board credit is non-refundable and non-transferable. Please ask for full terms and conditions.
Price per person from only
£1999
January 2019 - 19 Nights - Sailing from Southampton Port
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