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.
Sail with Cunard this summer
For us, Cunard stands out for its tradition, its refinement and its stylishness – and scores of our cruise-loving customers agree. We’ve picked out some of our favourite Cunard sailings this summer, several of which set out from the UK for extra convenience and ease of travel (there are no airport waits or baggage restrictions, for instance).
16 Nights Northern Europe & Scandinavia (ex UK), 9 May 2023
Sailing out of Southampton, the Queen Victoria will take you on an unforgettable tour embracing royal palaces, turreted castles and medieval streets in fascinating destinations including Gothenburg, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Helsinki and Tallinn. Other no less compelling stop-offs are Klaipeda in Lithuania and Gydnia in Poland, and there are also cruising days when you can take full advantage of the ship’s fabulous amenities and activities.
12 Nights British Isles (ex UK), 25 May 2023
Circling the UK from Southampton aboard the Queen Victoria, you’ll get up close and personal with pretty harbours, medieval towns, contemporary museums and much more besides, as well as enjoying leisurely time at sea. En route you’ll get to see Edinburgh, Kirkwall, Stornoway, the Scottish Isles, Belfast, Liverpool and Holyhead, with plenty of time to seek out the major sights of each.
12 Nights Alaska, 9 June 2023
Cruising from Vancouver aboard the chic, Art Deco Queen Elizabeth, you’ll spend nearly two weeks marvelling at natural wonders including teetering icebergs and glaciers, humpback whales and colourful Native American totem poles. Your epic journey takes you past/to bewitching sights and destinations including Tracy Arm Fjord, the Hubbard Glacier, the Alaskan capital Juneau and Ketchikan. The standout for many is the marine and land park of Glacier Bay National Park with its inlets, coves, hidden harbours, snow-capped mountains, glaciers and dazzling–green forests.
14 Nights Mediterranean Highlights (ex UK), 9 June 2023
This Southampton round-trip aboard the Queen Mary 2 will take you to many of the highlights of southern Europe over the course of two enlightening weeks, including Gaudi’s great, unfinished masterpiece, the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona. You’ll also get the chance to take in Vigo’s atmospheric Old Town, gritty Marseille, ruggedly beautiful Corsica, the Eternal City of Rome and romantic Seville, while several days at sea will allow you to make the most of your superb vessel.
7 Nights Western Mediterranean, 18 Sept 2023
Departing from the compelling Catalan capital Barcelona aboard Queen Elizabeth, this is a week of eye-opening discoveries including the marvellous and varied architecture of Naples, Rome and Majorca, and Napoleon Bonaparte’s birthplace on Corsica. There are also two full days at sea on the itinerary, giving you time to relax, inhale the healthy sea air and make the most of this wonderful ship with its unique alfresco games deck.
7 Nights Westbound Transatlantic Crossing, 14 July 2023
Departing from Southampton, this iconic cruise is the jewel in Cunard’s crown, and one that offers you an unparalleled opportunity to switch off from everyday life during an relaxed interlude at sea. The Queen Mary 2 is legendary for her style, sophistication and spaciousness. Cunard’s flagship vessel, she includes a planetarium, the Godiva Chocolate Café and a library with the largest book collection at sea. Meanwhile, gala evenings give you the chance to dress up in all your finery and indulgent dining includes the daily ritual signature afternoon teas. It doesn’t get more civilised than this!
For more inspiration, for a quote and/or to book your summer 2023 Cunard sailing today, with full financial protection, call your Traveller Counsellor.
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