A blissful tropical climate softened by Atlantic trade winds, pinkish-white, sugar-soft beaches, fabulous scuba diving, and laid-back catamaran cruises… These are just some of the fabulous experiences to be savoured in one of the Caribbean’s most popular and welcoming destinations - Barbados.
Cunard Fly–Med Cruises for 2022
On 22nd August 2022, Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth will relocate to Barcelona to embark on a fly-cruise season combining leisurely days at sea experiencing all the facilities and amenities of this iconic vessel with calls at fascinating ports on the coasts of Spain, France and Italy.
If you take advantage of booking flights as part of your package, you’ll have more time to explore these compelling ports. It also means you’ll benefit from the shortest possible connections and from inclusive transfers to and from the ports, along with transport of all of your luggage on to the ship. Meanwhile, ATOL protection allows you to look forward to and experience your cruise with complete peace of mind.
What to Expect on Fly-Mediterranean Cruises
Among the highlights you might experience during your time on shore, depending on your itinerary, are Ibiza’s Dalt Vila – the island’s fortified Old Town with its labyrinthine cobbled streets and terraces with magnificent coastal views – Valencia’s futuristic City of Arts and Sciences, and Rome with its unparalleled ancient relics.
Other highlights include the port of Livorno with its chequerboard promenade, 16th-century bastions and wonderful seafood (and its easy access to Pisa with its infamous leaning tower), the Corsican capital and ancestral home of Napoleon Bonaparte Ajaccio, and Toulon with its cable-cars to the limestone peaks of Mont Faron.
You can pick from essential destination highlights with activities, sightseeing and guided tours, or upgrade to immersive shore experiences allowing you to get right under the skin of your Mediterranean destinations, from vineyards to hands-on cultural experiences.
Why Choose Cunard and the Queen Elizabeth
Cunard pioneered ocean travel with the first transatlantic crossing in 1847, and though it remains most famous for its iconic cruises to and from New York aboard the legendary Queen Mary 2, all of its itineraries and vessels are pervaded by a sense of timelessness and real sense of occasion. These are cruises you’ll want to dress up for.
Crews are all impeccably professional, while all guests can enjoy Cunard’s signature experiences including classically British afternoon teas (traditional or champagne) served daily by white-gloved waiters, featuring the likes of freshly baked scones and delicate finger sandwiches.
Staterooms and suites come with 24-hour room service and nightly turndown with chocolate among their amenities; the most sought-after are the super-spacious Grill Suites with private butlers, pre-dinner canapés, a complimentary bar and access to their own fine-dining restaurant.
All grades of staterooms are linked to their own dedicated restaurant; an array of other options include Steakroom at The Veranda with its USDA prime cuts and fantastic seafood, Dinner at the Lido with its fusion of fresh seasonal flavours, and alfresco dining in the sea air of the breeze-cooled open deck. Meanwhile, chefs are well equipped to accommodate most dietary requirements and to adapt dishes to suit guests’ needs.
Where wellness is concerned, you’re spoilt for choice between spa treatments, hair salons/barbers and fitness facilities including gyms with the latest hi-spec equipment, yoga and Pilates classes, bootcamps and even bespoke training programs courtesy of the resident personal trainers.
Also expect airy atriums with broad open decks and other uncrowded spaces with plenty of room in which to relax. Evenings see glamorous nightly gala balls complete with dancing to a live orchestra, plus shows to rival those of London’s West End, hosted in a full-size theatre and including dramas, musicals and comedy. Meanwhile, the award-winning Insights program features talks by prominent experts ranging from astronauts to novelists, exclusive events, interactive learning and bespoke excursions in selected ports of call.
For more information or for a quote or to book your 2022 Cunard Fly–Med Cruise now, call me today.
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