Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Mediterranean Cruise: 16 nights in May 2012

Cruise in the magnificent Mediterranean waters on the luxurious Queen Elizabeth.   Arrive in Malaga and spend time in the attractive old quarter by its cathedral, two forts, the Alcazaba and Gibralfaro, that offer fine views, gardens and museums, and good shopping on its bustling ‘avenidas’.  For bookworms, the gorgeous island of Cephalonia will stir memories of Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, amidst stunning ribbons of beach, fragrant pine groves, tiny coves and lively village tavernas. Dubrovnik often described as ‘the pearl of the Adriatic’ is a magnificent place to spend the day. Walk the Old City wall, bathe on the rock cliffs overlooking the ocean or dine in the cafes along the marble streets. Is there any more romantic city than Venice? You can’t imagine it possible as sunset casts its glow over celebrated canals. After exploring by gondola, why not head to Harry’s Bar to sip its famous Bellini cocktail. Somewhere along some peaceful canal or beneath a beautiful bridge, you’ll fall for this extraordinary city’s eternal spell. Korcula - Was Marco Polo born here? That’s the disputed claim to fame here, and you can even call in at his supposed birthplace. True or not, Korcula’s exquisite medieval streets – encircled by sparkling sea on three sides, dominated by St Mark’s Cathedral and home to the colourful Moreska Sword Dance – will certainly bring out the explorer in you. Explore the legacies of Greek, Roman and Venetian Empires on Corfu or simply marvel at nature’s treasures on an island swathed in emerald green, lapped by turquoise waters and fringed with golden sand. Pastel colours on Venetian buildings may have faded, but the welcoming scent of eucalyptus, fig and lemon trees are fragrant as ever. Soak up the history in Cadiz or saunter beneath sweeping palms. 

Cruise Operator: Cunard
Vessel: Queen Elizabeth
Ports of Call: Southampton, Malaga, Cephalonia, Dubrovnik, Venice, Korcula, Corfu, Cadiz, Southampton.
Sailing Dates: Departs: Wed, May 2 2012 - Arrives: Fri, May 18 2012

Cruise itinerary

Total length of Cruise: 16- nights.

Mediterranean ItineraryDays/ Ports of Call/ Arrivals & Departures

Day 1 - Southampton - Wed, May 2 2012 16:30
Day 4 - Malaga - Sat, May 5 2012 12:00 - Sat, May 5 2012 18:00
Day 7 - Cephalonia - Tue, May 8 2012 09:00 - Tue, May 8 2012 17:00
Day 8 - Dubrovnik - Wed, May 9 2012 08:00 - Wed, May 9 2012 16:00
Day 9 - Venice - Thu, May 10 2012 09:00 - Thu, May 10 2012 18:00
Day 10 - Korcula - Fri, May 11 2012 08:30 - Fri, May 11 2012 18:00
Day 11 - Corfu - Sat, May 12 2012 08:00 - Sat, May 12 2012 16:00
Day 14 - Cadiz - Tue, May 15 2012 09:30 - Tue, May 15 2012 18:00
Day 17 - Southampton - Fri, May 18 2012 06:30

About the Queen Elizabeth

Mediterranean, 16 - nights
Relive in modern glamour high society events of the 1930s and 1940s as you grace ornate rooms whose rich décor recalls the halcyon days when our first Queen Elizabeth ruled the waves. Your entrance into this graceful realm is dramatic indeed, as you encounter the curved staircases, geometric patterns and spectacular artwork of the soaring Grand Lobby. Overlooking its stately grandeur is the two-tier Library, a calm haven of warm wood tones bathed in natural reading light and crowned with a fabulous leaded glass ceiling. Read more about the Queen Elizabeth here!

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