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Cruise Holiday Overview

Departure Date: 26 July 2025 - 31 Nights
Alternative Departure Dates Available
  • Ship Queen Victoria
  • Duration 31 - 32 NIGHTS
  • Departure Date Range May 2025 - Aug 2025
  • Cruise type Cruise & Touring
  • Cruise code MED2258

INCLUDES SCENIC RAIL JOURNEY ON BOARD THE CENTOVALLI RAILWAY

Experience a trio of serene Italian Lakes, ride Centovalli Railway, explore Florence, and cruise the Mediterranean on Cunard’s graceful Queen Victoria.

Begin your holiday with a three-night hotel stay in Lake Maggiore, with its natural charm and delightful climate. Enjoy a picturesque Centovalli Railway journey. After a trip to Lake Como, unwind over a three-night hotel stay by the shimmering waters and shores of Lake Garda. Explore Florence’s architectural wonders, museums and artistic masterpieces during a two-night stay, including a fascinating walking tour.

In Civitavecchia, embark Cunard’s magnificent Queen Victoria. Experience an unparalleled level of refinement and grace on board in the spacious cabins and plush public rooms. Visit a marvellous array of cities on the Mediterranean shores, in Italy, France, Spain, Malta and Croatia. Your journey comes to an end in the captivating Italian city of Trieste.

Your Imagine Holiday Includes

Full-Board Cruise

21 night full-board cruise on board Queen Victoria

Hotel Stays

3 night four-star stay in Lake Maggiore at the Grand Hotel Dino

3 night four-star stay in Lake Garda at the the Solho Hotel Bardolino

2 night four-star stay in Florence at the Grand Hotel Baglioni

All hotel stays include breakfast

Fully Escorted Tours

Visit to Lake Como

Florence walking tour

Rail Journey

Scenic rail journey on board the Centovalli Railway

All Flights, Taxes & Transfers

Overnight flights

The departure date is subject to change based on flight times specified during the booking process.
Named hotels are based on availability and are subject to change without notice. Alternative hotels will always be of equal or higher star rating.

Your Voyage

Your Itinerary

Day 1
Fly Overnight to Milan

Your holiday begins as you fly from Australia to your destination.

Days 2 - 3
Lake Maggiore: Hotel Stay

Adore the natural beauty and charm of Lake Maggiore. Nestled in the Italian and Swiss Alps, it has breathtaking vistas and a delightful climate. Explore Stresa, a picturesque lakeside town, and enjoy your three-night hotel stay.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: Grand Hotel Dino

Day 4
Lake Maggiore: Tour & Hotel Stay

Today you’ll ride the Centovalli Railway through the picturesque “One Hundred Valleys” between Domodossola and Locarno. Witness cascading waterfalls, alpine meadows, and lush vineyards on an unforgettable 52-kilometre journey.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: Grand Hotel Dino

Day 5
Lake Como: Tour & Lake Garda Hotel Stay

This morning, depart for Lake Como. Discover the ancient buildings, courtyards, towers and medieval walls of this quintessentially glamorous destination before continuing to Lake Garda for a three-night hotel stay.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: Solho Hotel Bardolino

Days 6 - 7
Lake Garda: Hotel Stay

Be captivated by Lake Garda, the largest lake in Italy. Surrounded by majestic mountains, the lake’s shimmering blue waters reflect a breathtaking backdrop. Explore charming lakeside towns with their medieval castles and narrow streets.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: Solho Hotel Bardolino

Day 8
Florence: Hotel Stay

Transfer to Florence for two nights. Florence is a treasure trove of architectural wonders, museums and artistic masterpieces. Wander the narrow streets and immerse yourself in the works of Michelangelo, Botticelli and da Vinci.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: Grand Hotel Baglioni

Day 9
Florence: Tour & Hotel Stay

During a guided walking tour of Florence, unravel the history of iconic sites like Piazza della Signoria, Uffizi Palace and Piazza di Santa Maria Novella. Learn the best local eateries from your English-speaking guide as you wonder through the city’s ancient streets.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: Grand Hotel Baglioni

Day 10
Civitavecchia: Embark Ship

Embark Queen Victoria, a floating emblem of luxury marrying heritage and innovation with sleek design and Cunard’s iconic black and red livery. Recline in plush public rooms, relish gourmet dining, and unwind in the spacious cabins.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Queen Victoria

Day 11
Relax At Sea
Day 12
Marseille

Embark on a journey to Marseille, France’s vibrant Mediterranean jewel. Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of history, art, and culture. Explore charming neighbourhoods, indulge in delectable cuisine, and let Marseille ignite your senses.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Queen Victoria

Day 13
Alghero

Experience the magic of Alghero, Italy. With its cobblestone streets, vibrant culture, and breathtaking sunsets, this enchanting town on the Sardinian coast promises unforgettable moments that will leave you spellbound.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Queen Victoria

Day 14
Relax At Sea
Day 15
Messina

Step into Messina’s captivating realm, where art and history merge. Explore the Museo Regionale’s Caravaggio masterpieces and embrace the ancient grandeur of Sicily’s capital. Let Messina transport you to a world of enchantment and inspiration.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Queen Victoria

Day 16
Naples

Unleash your wanderlust in Naples, Italy’s vibrant gem. With its stunning bay, Mount Vesuvius, and captivating attractions like the Royal Palace and Pompeii, Naples promises an enriching journey through history and natural beauty.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Queen Victoria

Day 17
Civitavecchia

Embrace the allure of Civitavecchia, Italy—a gateway to timeless wonders. From its ancient Roman origins to its picturesque waterfront, let Civitavecchia transport you to a world of history, beauty, and unforgettable adventures.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Queen Victoria

Day 18
Livorno

Discover Livorno’s captivating history and vibrant character. From medieval roots to a haven for the persecuted, this city enchants. Explore markets, savor a meal, and immerse yourself in its authentic charm.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Queen Victoria

Day 19
Relax At Sea
Day 20
Villefranche-sur-Mer

Discover the allure of Villefranche-Sur-Mer on the sun-kissed Côte d’Azur. Be enchanted by its 14th-century architecture, bask in the warmth of lavender-scented Provence, and embrace the timeless beauty that awaits. Let Villefranche-Sur-Mer ignite your wanderlust.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Queen Victoria

Day 21
Ajaccio

The birthplace of Napoleon and capital of Corsica, Ajaccio offers captivating charm with its pastel-coloured houses, upscale shops, and cosy cafés. Take a leisurely stroll along the palm -lined seafront and immerse yourself in the island’s history.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Queen Victoria

Day 22
Relax At Sea
Day 23
Valencia

Let Valencia, Spain, ignite your senses with its captivating blend of history, vibrant streets, and architectural wonders. Immerse yourself in its transformative energy, and let this enchanting city leave an indelible mark on your soul.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Queen Victoria

Day 24
Barcelona

Barcelona, Spain’s Mediterranean jewel, harmonizes history and modernity. Gaudí’s architecture, bustling La Rambla, and vibrant beachfront create a captivating blend of culture, art, and coastal allure.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Queen Victoria

Day 25
Relax At Sea
Day 26
Valletta

Discover Valletta, Malta’s captivating capital, where ornate palaces, museums, and historic fortifications await. Stroll the narrow streets with overhanging balconies, immerse in its rich heritage, and let Valletta’s charm inspire your every step.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Queen Victoria

Day 27
Relax At Sea
Day 28
Bari

Bari, Italy’s vibrant port city, boasts charming old streets, the Basilica of Saint Nicholas, and seaside promenades. It combines historical heritage with Mediterranean charm, offering an authentic southern Italian experience.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Queen Victoria

Day 29
Split

Embrace the Mediterranean allure of Split, Croatia. With its historic Diocletian’s Palace, stunning coastal views, and vibrant atmosphere, it’s a city that invites you to explore the crossroads of history and modernity along the Dalmatian coast.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Queen Victoria

Day 30
Zadar

Zadar, Croatia’s coastal jewel, fascinates with its Roman heritage and modern vibrancy. From the Sea Organ to historic streets, it offers a captivating blend of history, culture, and Mediterranean charm.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Queen Victoria

Days 31 - 32
Trieste: Disembark & Fly Home

Your holiday complete, today you’ll disembark your ship and head to the airport for your flight home.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Your Tour Highlights

Centovalli Railway
For jaw-dropping alpine scenery and some of central Europe’s most remarkable feats of engineering, a journey on the Centovalli Railway train is hard to beat. Take in the views of vivid blue lakes, waterfalls, and deep-creased valleys as the train winds through the “One Hundred Valleys” of Centovalli.
Lake Como
Welcome to Lake Como, a picturesque jewel nestled in the Italian Alps. Immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of emerald waters surrounded by majestic mountains and charming villages. Discover historic villas and lush gardens dotting the shores, exuding an air of timeless elegance.
Lake Garda
Lake Garda, an Italian oasis, enchants with scenic beauty, picturesque villages, historic castles, and authentic cuisine. Embrace its Mediterranean charm for a serene escape or adventurous exploration, finding the essence of Italian elegance in this enchanting destination.
Lake Maggiore
Discover the enchanting beauty of Lake Maggiore, nestled amidst the stunning Alpine landscapes of Italy and Switzerland. Marvel at the pristine blue waters surrounded by lush greenery and charming lakeside towns. Explore elegant villas, ornate gardens, and historical landmarks adorning the shores.

Queen Victoria

There’s something distinctly refined and regal about a Cunard cruise and the beautiful Queen Victoria certainly upholds its fine traditions. Even before you board this beautiful ship, you’ll note the trademark black and red livery which, together with her sleek modern design, immediately sets the theme of proud cruising heritage married with innovative features for today’s cruise guests.

Cunard has captured all the refined styling and service associated with the golden era of cruising and added modern leisure and entertainment facilities. From her plush, elegantly decorated public rooms to her gourmet dining and luxurious, spacious cabins, Cunard’s Queen Victoria exudes class. The range of options for high-quality entertainment, as well as serene relaxation make for the cruise holiday of a lifetime. Dance in the grand ballroom, enjoy Afternoon Tea, watch extravagant stage shows or simply relax beside one of the lovely pool areas.

  • Occupancy 2061
  • Tonnage 90,049 tons
  • Length 965 ft (294.00 m)

Life on board Queen Victoria

From its gourmet dining rooms to its spacious cabins, you’ll enjoy high-class surroundings, enriching on-board activities and a truly regal way to travel.

dining

From white-gloved waiter-service Afternoon Tea to the stylish Steakhouse at The Verandah, Queen Victoria is home to several elegant dining venues.

  • Britannia Restaurant
  • The Lido
  • Steakhouse at The Verandah*
  • The Golden Lion*
  • Dinner at the Lido*
  • Al Fresco Dining*
  • Café Carinthia*
  • Britannia Club Restaurant^
  • Queens Grill+
  • Princess Grill**

Bars & Lounges*

  • Commodore Club
  • Gin & Fizz
  • The Golden Lion
  • Queens Room
  • Chart Room
  • Yacht Club
  • Casino
  • Winter Garden

*Available at an additional cost

^Included when staying in a Britannia Club Balcony stateroom

+Included when staying in a Queens Grill Suite

** Included when staying in a Princess Grill Suite

Facilities

Fill your days with active pursuits or cultured activities such as the enriching Insights speaker programme, classical concerts, wine tasting or ballroom dancing.

  • Library
  • Open-air pool
  • Fully-equipped gym
  • Traditional Afternoon Tea
  • Gala Evenings
  • Film screenings
  • Planetarium shows
  • Deck and board games
  • Sports facilities
  • Dance classes
  • Spa

entertainment

Highlights include international cabaret artists, ballroom dancing, live music, theatre productions in the Royal Court Theatre and cocktails at the Yacht Club.

  • G32 Nightclub
  • Queens Room
  • Empire Casino
  • Illuminations
  • Royal Court Theatre

For prices please select your departure airport

Cabins & Suites

Cunard boasts some of the most spacious staterooms at sea, and each one comes with a myriad of services, features, and amenities for you to enjoy.

inside Prices from $10,999pp

Cunard Queen Victoria Inside Cabin

Cunard’s well-appointed inside staterooms offer a haven of comfort and style for you to enjoy during your voyage. You’ll find thoughtful features and luxurious amenities throughout to ensure that extra special touch.

  • A half bottle of sparkling wine on arrival
  • 24-hour room service
  • Nightly turndown service, including a chocolate on your pillow
  • Satellite TV
  • Refrigerator
  • Tea & coffee making facilities
  • An invigorating shower and complimentary Penhaligon’s toiletries
  • Bathrobe and slippers
Cruise Code: MED2258
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Alternative Departure Dates
31 May 2025
31 May 2025
31 nights
Itinerary Includes: Fly Overnight to Lake Maggiore, Lake Maggiore: Hotel Stay, Lake Como: Hotel Stay, Lake Como: To...
Fr From $11,499pp
29 August 2025
29 Aug 2025
32 nights
Itinerary Includes: Fly Overnight to Rome, Rome: Hotel Stay, Civitavecchia: Embark Ship, Livorno, Toulon, Palma de ...
Fr From $11,299pp

Oceanview Prices from $11,999pp

Cunard Queen Victoria Ocean View Cabin

Beautifully positioned to offer spectacular sea views, Cunard’s Oceanview staterooms provide a private escape from which to enjoy the sights of the horizon. The perfectly framed views are the ideal backdrop to your luxurious surroundings.

  • A half bottle of sparkling wine on arrival
  • 24-hour room service
  • Nightly turndown service, including a chocolate on your pillow
  • Satellite TV
  • Refrigerator
  • Tea & coffee making facilities
  • An invigorating shower and complimentary Penhaligon’s toiletries
  • Bathrobe and slippers
Cruise Code: MED2258
To Book Call
Alternative Departure Dates
31 May 2025
31 May 2025
31 nights
Itinerary Includes: Fly Overnight to Lake Maggiore, Lake Maggiore: Hotel Stay, Lake Como: Hotel Stay, Lake Como: To...
Fr From $12,499pp
29 August 2025
29 Aug 2025
32 nights
Itinerary Includes: Fly Overnight to Rome, Rome: Hotel Stay, Civitavecchia: Embark Ship, Livorno, Toulon, Palma de ...
Fr From $12,299pp

balcony Prices from $12,999pp

Cunard Queen Victoria Balcony Cabin

Escape to your own private outdoor space in one of Cunard’s Balcony staterooms, where you can sit back and feel the crisp sea air on your skin. Complete with fabulous features and thoughtful amenities, you’ll be sure to be well looked after.

  • A half bottle of sparkling wine on arrival
  • 24-hour room service
  • Nightly turndown service, including a chocolate on your pillow
  • Satellite TV
  • Refrigerator
  • Tea & coffee making facilities
  • An invigorating shower and complimentary Penhaligon’s toiletries
  • Bathrobe and slippers
Cruise Code: MED2258
To Book Call
Alternative Departure Dates
31 May 2025
31 May 2025
31 nights
Itinerary Includes: Fly Overnight to Lake Maggiore, Lake Maggiore: Hotel Stay, Lake Como: Hotel Stay, Lake Como: To...
Fr From $13,499pp
29 August 2025
29 Aug 2025
32 nights
Itinerary Includes: Fly Overnight to Rome, Rome: Hotel Stay, Civitavecchia: Embark Ship, Livorno, Toulon, Palma de ...
Fr From $13,299pp

Grill Suite Prices from $18,999pp

Cunard Queen Victoria Suite Cabin

Delight in breathtaking sea views that can be enjoyed from both inside and outside your Grill Suite. A voyage with a Grill Suite reservation will offer a whole new level of indulgence with the extra special touches of fine-dining experiences, and exclusive access to the Grills Lounge and Terrace.

  • Complimentary room service
  • Satellite TV, illy coffee machine and world atlas
  • Bathroom with bath and shower
  • Complimentary Penhaligon’s toiletries
  • Velour robe and slippers
  • Nightly turndown service, including a chocolate on your pillow
  • A selection of fresh fruit, delivered daily
  • Sparkling wine and chocolates to welcome you on board.
  • Your own Grills Concierge for the duration of your stay
  • A spacious private balcony with table and chairs to relax in
  • A seven-pillow concierge menu
  • Freedom dining in the Princess Grill restaurant
  • Optional in-room dining from the Princess Grill menu
Cruise Code: MED2258
To Book Call
Alternative Departure Dates
31 May 2025
31 May 2025
31 nights
Itinerary Includes: Fly Overnight to Lake Maggiore, Lake Maggiore: Hotel Stay, Lake Como: Hotel Stay, Lake Como: To...
Fr From $19,499pp
29 August 2025
29 Aug 2025
32 nights
Itinerary Includes: Fly Overnight to Rome, Rome: Hotel Stay, Civitavecchia: Embark Ship, Livorno, Toulon, Palma de ...
Fr From $19,299pp

Your Hotel Stays

Lake Maggiore

Included Hotel

Grand Hotel Dino (Or Similar)

The Grand Hotel Dino, nestled on the stunning shores of Lake Maggiore, is a true gem of hospitality and elegance. With its timeless charm and breathtaking views, this enchanting retreat offers a haven of relaxation and indulgence. The hotel’s luxurious amenities, gourmet cuisine, and impeccable service ensure an unforgettable experience. Whether strolling through the manicured gardens, lounging by the pool, or exploring the surrounding natural beauty, the Grand Hotel Dino promises a tranquil escape which matches its idyllic setting.

Lake Garda

Included Hotel

Solho Hotel Bardolino (Or Similar)

Located in the historic centre of Bardolino, the Solho Hotel Bardolino is a fantastic choice for travellers seeing relaxation and pleasure. Here, you’ll find outstanding service, genuine Italian hospitality and a magnificent view of Lake Garda. As one of Bardolino’s newest hotels, you’ll delight in the minimalistic yet comfortable décor throughout with stylish and spacious rooms providing the perfect space to recharge. Savour a continental breakfast before taking a refreshing dip in the panoramic rooftop pool before you sip on a signature cocktail as dusk falls over the shimmering lake.

Florence

Included Hotel

Grand Hotel Baglioni (Or Similar)

Located in the centre of the city, this beautiful hotel is housed in a magnificent 19th-century building and offers exceptional views of famous historic monuments including the Duomo, the Palazzo Vecchio and the Uffizi Gallery. Each of the 192 rooms are equipped in an unmistakably Florentine style: wooden furniture, wrought iron finishes, hardwood floors and leaded glass windows. Features include the panoramic B-Roof restaurant and two American bars.

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