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Luxury Mediterranean Cunard Voyage, Trio of Italian Lakes & Alpine Rail Journey

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Cruise Holiday Overview

Departure Date: 29 August 2025 - 32 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 the Centovalli Railway

Enjoy a two-night hotel stay in eternal Rome before embarking the regal Queen Victoria for a Mediterranean cruise that ends with a seven-night stay in the beautiful Italian Lakes.

Your holiday begins in Rome, where you’ll check into a central hotel to spend two nights exploring the city’s historic piazzas and ancient ruins. Greeting Queen Victoria in Civitavecchia, you’ll embark on a 21-night voyage through the glistening Mediterranean, visiting Livorno, Toulon, Palma de Mallorca, Valencia, Barcelona, Alghero, Ajaccio, Naples, Cephalonia, Corfu, Kotor, and Dubrovnik.

Disembarking in Trieste, you’ll travel to Lake Garda to begin a four-night stay immersed in the glamour, heritage, and breathtaking scenery of the Italian Lakes. Experience a visit to Lake Como then check in for three nights in Lake Maggiore, highlighted by an alpine rail adventure on board the Centovalli Railway.

Your Imagine Holiday Includes

Full-Board Cruise

21 night full-board cruise on board Queen Victoria

Hotel Stays

2 night four-star stay in Rome at the Starhotels Metropole

4 night four-star stay in Lake Garda at the Hotel Caesius Thermae & Spa Resort

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

All hotel stays include breakfast

Rail Journey

Scenic rail journey on board the Centovalli Railway

Fully Escorted Tour

Lake Como tour

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 Rome

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

Days 2 - 3
Rome: Hotel Stay

Rome leaves an indelible mark on every traveller’s heart. Steeped in rich heritage, the iconic Colosseum and Pantheon will transport you back in time, while Vatican City, an independent city-state, is home to St. Peter’s Basilica and the Sistine Chapel.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: Starhotels Metropole

Day 4
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 5
Livorno

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

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Queen Victoria

Day 6
Relax At Sea
Day 7
Toulon

Toulon, France’s naval city, dazzles with Provençal charm. From historic streets to the bustling harbour, it offers a captivating blend of maritime heritage, Mediterranean beauty, and vibrant culture.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Queen Victoria

Day 8
Relax At Sea
Day 9
Palma de Mallorca

Discover Palma de Mallorca, Spain’s Mediterranean gem. Bask on golden beaches, explore the enchanting old town, and indulge in delectable cuisine. Let Palma’s beauty and vibrant energy captivate your soul and create unforgettable memories.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Queen Victoria

Day 10
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 11
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 12
Relax At Sea
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
Ajaccio

Ajaccio, nestled in Corsica’s embrace, captivates with Mediterranean beauty. Birthplace of Napoleon, this port city offers history, scenic landscapes, and a blend of French and island culture that enchants visitors.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Queen Victoria

Day 15
Relax At Sea
Day 16
Messina Strait: Scenic Cruising

Sail along this narrow passage to witness the picturesque landscapes and charming coastal towns on both sides. The strait is renowned for its stunning views of the Calabrian and Sicilian coasts, as well as the iconic Messina skyline.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Queen Victoria

Day 17
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 18
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 19
Relax At Sea
Day 20
Cephalonia

Discover the captivating allure of Cephalonia, Greece’s hidden gem. From turquoise waters and stunning beaches to charming villages and ancient ruins, this island paradise beckons with its natural beauty and rich cultural heritage.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Queen Victoria

Day 21
Corfu

A captivating blend of history and natural beauty. Wander through Venetian streets, bask in golden sunsets, and indulge in mouth-watering cuisine. Immerse yourself in the island’s allure and create lifelong memories.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Queen Victoria

Day 22
Kotor

Prepare to be enchanted by Kotor, Montenegro’s crown jewel. With ancient cobblestone streets, majestic fjords, immerse yourself in its rich history. Let Kotor’s beauty leave an indelible mark on your soul.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Queen Victoria

Day 23
Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik, Croatia’s “Pearl of the Adriatic,” enchants with medieval charm and coastal beauty. Historic city walls, cobblestone streets, and stunning views make it a captivating blend of history and scenery.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Queen Victoria

Day 24
Relax At Sea
Days 25 - 28
Trieste: Disembark & Lake Garda Hotel Stay

Lake Garda, the largest lake in Italy, captivates with its natural beauty, history and culture. Surrounded by majestic mountains, the lake’s shimmering blue waters create a breathtaking backdrop.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: Hotel Caesius Thermae & Spa Resort

Day 29
Lake Como: Day Visit & Lake Maggiore Hotel Stay

This morning you’ll depart for Lake Como. Embark on a visit to the town to discover the ancient buildings, courtyard, towers and medieval walls of a region whose name has become a byword for glamour.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: Grand Hotel Dino

Day 30
Lake Maggiore: Tour & Hotel Stay

Today you’ll ride the Centovalli Express 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 31
Lake Maggiore: Hotel Stay

Lake Maggiore sits in the foothills of the Italian and Swiss Alps. During your hotel stay, explore the Borromean Islands with their magnificent palaces and enchanting gardens, or take a leisurely boat ride to discover charming lakeside villages.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: Grand Hotel Dino

Days 32 - 33
Lake Maggiore: Fly Home

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

Meals Included: Breakfast

Your Tour Highlights

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 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.
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.
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.

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 $11,499pp

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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Oceanview Prices from $12,499pp

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
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26 July 2025
26 Jul 2025
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balcony Prices from $13,499pp

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 $13,999pp
26 July 2025
26 Jul 2025
31 nights
Itinerary Includes: Fly Overnight to Milan, Lake Maggiore: Hotel Stay, Lake Maggiore: Tour & Hotel Stay, Lake Como:...
Fr From $14,499pp

Grill Suite Prices from $19,499pp

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
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31 May 2025
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26 Jul 2025
31 nights
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Fr From $20,499pp

Your Hotel Stays

Rome

Included Hotel

Starhotels Metropole (Or Similar)

Housed in an elegant building with stylish and sleek décor, Starhotels Metropole Rome offers a classical yet comfortable stay in a wonderfully central location. As your ideal base for exploration of Rome, here you’ll savour friendly Italian service and a tranquil atmosphere providing a welcomed serene enclave amidst the city’s bustle all the while being within a 10 minutes’ walk from world-famous attractions, such as The Colosseum, the Rome Opera House and the Trevi Fountain. Head to the sophisticated Bistro Rendez Vous lounge bar for a coffee, light lunch or dine in the Apicio Restaurant on authentic Roman cuisine in a stylish, intimate setting.

Lake Garda

Included Hotel

Hotel Caesius Thermae & Spa Resort (Or Similar)

This four-star hotel boasts a fine wellness centre, peaceful waterfront setting and tranquil Mediterranean gardens. Delight in the choice of bars and dining options: a seasonal poolside restaurant offering al fresco romantic candlelight dinners as well as a spacious main restaurant serving delicious healthy dishes created with local produce and traditional methods. With a focus of wellness, be sure to immerse yourself in the Turkish baths and thermal pools or try an Ayurveda treatment, or two.

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.

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