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  • $1040 On board spending money per stateroom
Why book…
  • Experience modern luxury cruising as you cruise between Bermuda
  • Relax the day away and or enjoy the crystal clear water of Fort Lauderdale beach
  • Snorkel in the ever popular premier resort of Cabo San Lucas
Overview Itinerary
The Ship
Queen Victoria is known for her elegance and her graceful splendour. Her unique facilities are amongst the most modern you will find and yet she has a special ambience so evocative of great liners past. With luxurious marbles, woods and rich fabrics she exudes elegance and is adored by her crew and passengers alike.

Food
The Britannia Restaurant is the main dining venue for guests on Queen Victoria, famous for its gourmet cuisine and high levels of service. The restaurant offers a choice of traditional style dining, with either an early or late sitting, along with the option of flexible any-time dining. Guests staying in the Queen Grill level staterooms enjoy their own reserved table in the Queen Grill each evening; while Princess Grill stateroom guests can opt for any time dining in the Princess Grill from 6.30pm to 9.00pm. The Lido offers casual buffet style dining throughout the daytime, and in the evening offers a choice of three themed dishes - italian, indian or fondue . The Verandah restaurant presents an acclaimed sampler menu and a host of French style culinary treats.

Drink
From champagne to a beer or teas and coffees, from a quite drink to dancing the night away in a nightclub. What ever you fancy the Queen Victoria has you covered. Enjoy the selection of fragrant speciality teas, rich aromatic coffees and indulgent pastries for breakfast, brunch or afternoon tea in the Cafe Carinthia which overs the beautiful Grand Lobby For Lunch why not visit the Golden Lion, an authentic British pub with a great selection of beer and cider along with a traditional pub lunch menu. Before Dinner why not have a a glass of bubbly in the Veuve Clicquot Champagne Bar or an elegant pre-drink in the Chart Room After your delicious meal you can enjoy the cocktails and panaormic views of the Commodore Club or dance away to the big band or resident DJ in the Hempishpere.

Entertainment
You will be spoilt for choice for entertainment on the Queen Victoria. You can listen to live piano, jazz or string quartet music. Watch live performances or films or attend a themed ball. Otherwise, you can take part in a quiz or sing a song on karaoke.
Day 1: Southampton, UK
Arrive at the port of Southampton where you will board Queen Victoria and set sail for Hamilton, Bermuda.
Day 2-7: At Sea
Day 8: Hamilton, Bermuda
Hamilton is the capital of Bermuda. Front Street with its high-class boutiques, restaurants and bars is the first place you'll come to when you step ashore. The city centre is packed to the brim with heritage monuments, buildings, and museums. Climb the tower of Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity for great city views or admire the 17th and 18th-century artworks at Bermuda National Gallery. Bermuda House of Assembly, Bermuda Cabinet House, Perot Post Office, The Cenotaph, and the War Memorial bring to life the city's present and past life. Get up close to the marine exhibits at Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute or discover the animals at Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo. Escape to the tranquil surroundings of Queen Elizabeth Park or Victoria Park for a relaxing walk.
Day 9-10: At Sea
Day 11: Port Canaveral, Florida
Port Canaveral is your entrance to the Theme Park Capital of the World, Orlando. Orlando's famous theme parks - Universal Studios, Walt Disney World Resort, Epcot, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, and SeaWorld Orlando — are all within easy reach. You can float high above the clouds in a hot-air balloon, splash around at water parks, fly around the water on a thrilling airboat ride, and visit the alligators at Gatorland. Orlando is also a shopper's paradise with many of Central Florida's best malls and factory outlets just minutes away. The golden sands of Daytona Beach and Clearwater Beach are also just a couple of hours away. Why not get up close to the rockets at Kennedy Space Center or watch stock cars race around the track at Daytona International Speedway? Experience an exhilarating ride over land and sea at Central Florida Everglades; keeping your eyes peeled for indigenous birds and wildlife en route.
Day 12: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Fort Lauderdale is an exciting city with a laid-back beach atmosphere. Found on the coast, your hotel is ideal for enjoying a range of water sports — from surfing and parasailing, to jet-skiing and scuba-diving. Fort Lauderdale is a popular shopping spot and is home to the planet's largest discount and entertainment mall, Sawgrass Mills. For some of the city's best cafes, boutiques and restaurants, head to Las Olas Boulevard — also known as the 'style mile'. There are kayak tours and gondola rides to explore more of the city, as well as popular wildlife attractions — including the largest butterfly aviary on the continent, Butterfly World, and one of the area's most significant nesting beaches for turtles at Mizell-Johnson State Park. You can find a network of bars, clubs and live music lounges to enjoy late into the night, too.
Day 13-14: At Sea
Day 15: Oranjestad, Aruba
Today, you can admire the picture-perfect beaches and exotic flowers of Oranjestad — Aruba's main port and capital city. Stroll around the Dutch colonial buildings and shop for chocolates, Dutch-made porcelain, and jewellery — particularly gold which was mined here during the 19th century. If you love the sand and sea, you have Eagle Beach, Baby Beach and Arashi Beach all within easy reach. Step on the ferry to Palm Island and relax on white sand or splash around at the water park. Take an off-road vehicle tour of the wild north-east coast or visit a former gold mine. You can also explore the Quadiriki and Fontein Caves at Arikok National Park; get close to animals at Donkey Sanctuary Aruba and Aruba Ostrich Farm; and dine at one of the city's seafood restaurants on the waterfront.
Day 16: At Sea
Day 17: Cartagena, Colombia
Disembark in Colombia's Cartagena. Featuring cobbled streets, pretty plazas, old churches, and 13km of stone colonial walls; Cartagena is possibly the Caribbean coast's most beautiful destination. While here, visit the famous Palace of the Inquisition — which is a grisly museum featuring former instruments of torture from colonial times! Next, see one of Spain's greatest fortresses, Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, which dominates the skyline and includes a network of tunnels that you can enter. Do some more sightseeing and enjoy beautiful buildings such as a convent founded in the 17th century and a stunning cathedral. Enjoy the palaces, mansions and monasteries of the old town district — sampling local snacks and drinks on the way — or take a tour of the nearby mangroves and see colourful, local wildlife.
Day 18: Cruising the Panama Canal
Sail through the Panama Canal, an artificial 48-mile waterway in Panama which connects the Atlantic Ocean with the Pacific Ocean. This most complex of engineering projects was constructed between 1904 and 1914 and is often referred to as 'The eighth wonder of the world' due to its impressive construction. As you transit the canal, gaze in awe at the spectacular panoramic views of rugged landscapes and lush emerald forests. From the Atlantic entrance you pass through Limon Bay, Gatun Locks, Gatun Lake, Gamboa, Culebra Cut, Pedro Miguel Locks, and Miraflore Locks en-route to the Bay of Panama.
Day 19: At Sea
Day 20: Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Puntarenas is a town located on Costa Rica's Gulf of Nicoya. The coastline is filled with islands, beaches and beautiful natural treasures; the primary attraction is the Monteverde Biological Reserve which has a number of trails featuring natural beauty and wildlife. Walk along Paseo De Los Turista to explore the local environment and see panoramic views of the coast. The Historic Marine Museum portrays the local religious traditions and celebrations of Puntarenas and its diverse geographic and cultural origins.
Day 21-23: At Sea
Day 24: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
This resort city is located on the southern tip of Mexico's 800-mile long Baja California peninsula. The city is most famous for its beaches, water sports and nightlife. Visit the popular stone arch of El Arco, a magnificent natural rock formation where the Pacific Ocean meets the Gulf of California. For adrenaline junkies, visit Medano beach and get involved in a wide range of water sports, including jet skiing, snorkelling and parasailing. Lots of restaurants and bars also line the beach so you can enjoy a cocktail while you admire the picturesque view.
Day 25-26: At Sea
Day 27: San Francisco, California (overnight)
This hilly city is located in northern California on the tip of a peninsula surrounded by San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean. Famous for its year-round fog, the main attraction to visit here is the iconic Golden Gate Bridge. San Francisco is characterised by its culturally rich neighbourhoods and this 7x7 mile city is best explored on foot. Alcatraz, America’s most famous prison, can be seen on a rock in the middle of the bay; take a tour and see the inescapable cells. Haight-Ashbury, also known as ‘The Haight’, was home to the city’s hippie movement in the 1960’s and is now the place to go for high-end boutiques and uber-chic cafes. Sip coffee by the waterfront in North Beach, or join the keen joggers and cyclists who make the most of the massive green parks. Rest your legs and ride the cable cars up the city's sharp inclines.
Day 28: San Francisco, California
The cruise comes to an end in San Francisco, where you disembark and make your way to the airport for your flight back home.
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January 2019 - 27 Nights - Sailing from Southampton Port
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