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British Isles

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Queen Victoria

from £1,599 pps
Southampton to Southampton 7 - 19 June 2020 12 nights

Cruise on board Queen Victoria from Southampton to Southampton for 12 nights.

Discover a wealth of beauty in the stunning Western Isles and the Channel Islands. Calls to Liverpool and Glasgow offer culture aplenty and your three Irish calls include a first ever to Ringaskiddy.

Ship & Staterooms

Queen Victoria

Unique with a Special Ambience Queen Victoria's unique facilities are amongst the most modern you will find and yet she has a special ambience so evocative of great liners past. With luxurious marbles, woods and rich fabrics she exudes elegance and is adored by her crew and passengers alike. Learn more
Britannia Inside
Britannia Balcony
Britannia Club Balcony
Britannia Oceanview
Princess Grill Suites
Queens Grill Suites
Britannia Inside

Britannia Inside

Our Britannia inside staterooms are anything but ordinary The smallest is more like a deluxe guestroom on other cruise ships. And they're beautifully decorated with fine prints on the walls, soft colours on the sofas and coverlets and turndown service when it's time to retire. Guests dine in the Britannia Restaurant with a choice of an early or late sitting
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Britannia Inside Stateroom

Midships - High Decks 6,8 2 beds and shower (approx 152-243 sq. ft)
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Britannia Inside Stateroom

Midships - Low Deck 1 2 beds and shower (from 200 sq. ft)
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Britannia Inside Stateroom

Midships - Low Deck 1 2 beds and shower (from 200 sq. ft)
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Britannia Inside Stateroom

Midships - High Decks 4,6,7,8 2 beds and shower (approx 152 sq. ft)
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Britannia Inside Stateroom

Aft - High Decks 5,6,7 2 beds and shower (approx 152 sq. ft)
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Britannia Inside Stateroom

Forward/Aft - High Decks 5,6,8 2 beds and shower (approx 152 sq. ft)
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Britannia Inside Stateroom

Forward - High Decks 4,8 2 beds and shower (approx 152 sq. ft)
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Britannia Inside Stateroom

Midships - Low Deck 2 1 bed and shower (approx 133 sq. ft)
Britannia Balcony

Britannia Balcony

At any time of the day your Britannia luxury stateroom, occupying up to 472 square feet, provides a welcome enclave of comfort and good taste. Wrap yourself in the soft bathrobe, ease into your slippers, then settle down to a film on your TV or watch the world go by from your balcony. Guests dine at a reserved table for either early or late dining in the Britannia Restaurant.
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Britannia Balcony Stateroom

Midships - High Decks 5,6,7 2 beds, shower, living area and balcony (from 228 sq. ft)
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Britannia Balcony Stateroom

Midships - High Decks 5,6,7,8 2 beds, shower, living area and balcony (from 228 sq. ft)
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Britannia Balcony Stateroom

Midships - High Decks 4,8 2 beds, shower, living area and balcony (from 228 sq. ft)
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Britannia Balcony Stateroom

Aft - High Decks 5,6,7 2 beds, shower, living area and balcony (from 228 sq. ft)
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Britannia Balcony Stateroom

Forward/Aft - High Decks 4,5,6,7,8 2 beds, shower, living area and balcony (from 228 sq. ft)
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Britannia Balcony Stateroom

Forward - High Decks 4,8 2 beds, shower, living area and balcony (from 228 sq. ft)
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Britannia Balcony Stateroom

Midships - High Deck 5 2 beds, shower, living area and balcony (from 228 sq. ft)
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Britannia Balcony Stateroom

Midships - High Decks 4,5 2 beds, shower, living area and balcony (from 228 sq. ft)
Britannia Club Balcony

Britannia Club Balcony

Choose a Club Balcony stateroom of 242-248 square feet and you can dine whenever you like between 6:30 pm and 9pm in the Britannia Club restaurant. Club balcony staterooms features a pillow concierge menu and a private balcony so you can sit back and watch the world go by.
A1

Britannia Club Balcony Stateroom

Midships - High Deck 8 2 beds, shower, living area and balcony (from 258 sq. ft)
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Britannia Club Balcony Stateroom

Midships - High Deck 8 2 beds, shower, living area and balcony (from 258 sq. ft)
Britannia Oceanview

Britannia Oceanview

At any time of the day your luxury Britannia oceanview stateroom provides a welcome enclave of comfort and good taste. Wrap yourself in the soft bathrobe, ease into your slippers, then settle down to a film on your TV. Our turndown service sets the tone for a comfortable night's sleep. Guests dine at a reserved table for either early or late dining in the Britannia Restaurant.
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Britannia Oceanview Stateroom

Midships - Low Deck 1 2 beds, shower and living area (from 180 sq. ft)
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Britannia Oceanview Stateroom

Midships/Aft - Low Deck 1 2 beds, shower and living area (from 180 sq. ft)
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Britannia Oceanview Stateroom

Forward - Low Deck 1,6 2 beds, shower and living area (from 180 sq. ft)
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Britannia Oceanview Stateroom

Midships - High Deck 4 2 beds, shower and living area (from 180 sq. ft)
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Britannia Oceanview Stateroom

Midships - High Deck 4 2 beds, shower and living area (from 180 sq. ft)
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Britannia Oceanview Stateroom

1 bed, and shower (from 133 sq. ft) Midships/Forward - Deck 2
Princess Grill Suites

Princess Grill Suites

For guests in our luxurious Princess Grill Suites, the delights of our Grills Experience are more pronounced than ever. Your suite occupies up to 513 square feet, with flourishes that include personalised stationery, a Bon Voyage bottle of wine, fresh fruit and concierge service. Guests dine at a reserved table in the single seating Princess Grill Restaurant.
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Princess Grill Suites

Midships - High Decks 7,8 2 beds, bath with shower, living area, balcony (from 335 sq. ft)
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Princess Grill Suites

Midships/Forward - High Deck 4,5,6 2 beds, bath with shower, living area, balcony (from 335 sq. ft)
Queens Grill Suites

Queens Grill Suites

Queens Grill takes everything that is so wonderfully indulgent about our Grills Experience and raises it to exalted new heights. Luxuriate in your own secluded haven of up to approximately 2,131 square feet featuring marble bathrooms and whirlpool baths. Guests dine at a reserved table in the single seating Queens Grill Restaurant.
Q1

Queens Grill Suites

Aft - High Decks 6,7 2 beds, bath and shower, living/dining areas, balcony (from 1,375 sq. ft)
Q2

Queens Grill Suites

Midships - High Deck 7 2 beds, bath and shower, living/dining areas, balcony (approx 1,100 sq. ft)
Q3

Queens Grill Suites

Midships - High Decks 4,5,6,8 2 beds, bath and shower, living area, balcony (from 520 sq. ft)
Q4

Queens Grill Suites

Midships - High Deck 7 2 beds, bath and shower, living area, balcony (approx 508 sq. ft)
Q5

Queens Grill Suites

Aft - High Decks 4,5,8 2 beds, bath and shower, living area, balcony (from 484 sq. ft)
Q6

Queens Grill Suites

Forward/Aft - High Deck 4,5,7,8 2 beds, bath and shower, living area, balcony (from 484 sq. ft)

Cruise Itinerary

Southampton07-06-2020
Cork (tours from Ringaskiddy)09-06-2020
Dublin, Ireland10-06-2020
Stornoway12-06-2020
Glasgow, Scotland14-06-2020
Belfast, Northern Ireland15-06-2020
Liverpool, England16-06-2020
St Peter Port, Guernsey18-06-2020
Southampton19-06-2020
Southampton

Southampton

Embark: 7 June 2020
The UK's premier passenger ship port, located in the picturesque English county of Hampshire, Southampton is a vibrant waterfront city, serviced by direct trains to London, an airport, and an international cruise terminal. Explore the city’s maritime heritage and links to RMS Titanic in the Sea City Museum, see contemporary British art in the Cultural Quarter, or walk the medieval walls in the Old Town. Further afield you’ll find The New Forest National Park, Winchester Cathedral, Stonehenge, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and the Isle of Wight, while the city’s thriving craft beer and culinary scene will leave you spoilt for choice.
Cork (tours from Ringaskiddy)

Cork (tours from Ringaskiddy)

In Port: 9 June 2020
In the southwest of Ireland, Cork is a city packed with charm. You might see it as a gateway into the rolling emerald countryside all around that’s dotted with villages, castles and a tale or two. You might start your discovery by stepping back four hundred years at Elizabeth Fort. When it was built in 1601, it looked across to Cork; the city has since absorbed it, making it an even better vantage point. Blackrock Castle is another memorable fortification here. Built on ground jutting out into the River Lee, it was designed as protection against marauding pirates. Today it’s a dreamy stack of curved towers that’s since become a museum, and is even home to an observatory. You could unlock the harshness of nineteenth century convict life at Cork City Gaol. Within imposing walls, models of wardens and inmates add atmosphere to the cramped cells and corridors of this former prison. It closed in 1923 after 99 years, reborn four years later as a radio station. The Governor’s House now displays a beautiful collection of antique wireless sets. The English Market is a celebration of both grand Victorian architecture and the local produce stacked temptingly under its high vaulted ceilings. If you’re peckish, light bites are in plentiful supply, perhaps ideal for al fresco lunch in nearby Bishop Lacey Park if the sun’s smiling down. Browse exhibitions and collections within the landmark red-brick Crawford Municipal Art Gallery, once Cork Customs House. The Lewis Glucksman Gallery, meanwhile, is exceptional inside and out. Part of the University College Cork, its exterior features beautiful curves of untreated timber sat on a limestone base with angular steel bay windows. Perhaps Cork’s defining landmark is St. Fin Barre's Cathedral. The majestic neo-Gothic cathedral towers up from the site on which the saint is believed to have created a monastic settlement in the seventh century. Three spires loom high above Cork’s low-rise skyline, and medieval gargoyles stare down at all below. Then again, you might meet leave Cork to meet some of its neighbours. Less than 20 miles due south is Kinsale, a quaint coastal town of pedestrianised streets whose exuberantly colourful houses are an absolute joy. Its history is darker; eleven miles offshore in May 1915 a German U-boat torpedoed the Cunard ship Lusitania. Many head for the town of Waterford, around 75 miles to the northeast, where the manufacture of its world-renowned crystal dates back to 1783. Then there’s Blarney Castle, only five or six miles to the northwest. A walk around its grounds is perfectly charming, but you should really climb the steps and kiss the Blarney Stone, with the promise of eloquence that it brings. Just over 50 miles to the west, Killarney National Park sets some of southern Ireland’s most stunning landscapes before you. With rugged mountains in the distance, its serene lakes and ancient oak forests create an extraordinary picture of beauty.
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin, Ireland

In Port: 10 June 2020
The dark waters of the River Liffey swirling beneath the Halfpenny Bridge appear to transport you to a different age, the literary Dublin of Yeats, Shaw, Swift and Wilde. From the smart surroundings of St. Stephen's Green, down bustling O'Connell Street, to the blarney welcome you'll find waiting in a hundred little bars and restaurants the craic, like the Guinness, is always good in Dublin.
Stornoway

Stornoway

In Port: 12 June 2020
Stornoway, which is located in the Scotland Western Isles, is a place of harmony and diversity. Both Gaelic and English is spoken, eagles live close to otters, both hint at the unity of the community. If you’ve ever listened to the famous UK shipping forecast, you’ll have heard the name Stornoway mentioned in the cryptic but soothing relay of crucial information to sea-farers. Embark on a cruise to Stornoway and you will enter one of the most scenic natural harbours in the Outer Hebrides. The town on the Isle of Lewis has earned its reputation for having a particularly welcoming port as it is deep and sheltered, justifying its name, which means “steering bay.” The pier was built on the original site of Stornoway Castle, which was destroyed by Cromwell’s forces in 1653. The beauty of the harbour belies its bustling energy and thriving businesses of freight, ferry and leisure traffic, as well as a busy fishing industry. Because the majority of the islanders live in the centre of Stornoway, there are vast, sparsely populated areas with small rural communities hugging the coastline. In the summer you will still see people cutting and stacking the peat to burn in the winter when it delivers a fragrant scent as peat smoke drifts in the air. The beaches nearby Stornoway are vast and unspoilt, protected in the main by the shifting sand dunes. If it is a sunny day they sparkle but, even when it is stormy, they possess a dramatic and mysterious character that cleanses the soul. There are many opportunities for visitors to explore the wildlife of the region with sightings of seals, porpoises and dolphins being common in the area. Keen bird watchers are treated to huge colonies of gannets, shag, black guillemots and kittiwakes. From Stornoway, the west and north coast are both less than an hour’s drive away, and there you will find many opportunities for scenic walks and photographs of stunning, windswept terrain. The people of Lewis are very welcoming. Traditional values are at the core of communities and there is a strong observance of the sanctity of Sunday when most businesses close in favour of family and rest. Gaelic heritage is also important and the traditional arts and crafts are celebrated in the nearby Ness Museum. Exhibits demonstrate and explain crafting, wool working, and other folk crafts. Locally produced food is part of the region’s traditional culture, with perhaps the most famous of the local food being Stornoway’s black pudding. This delicacy of blood and oatmeal can be seen on the menus of some of the world’s best restaurants as far away as New York, and is certainly worth a try. Surrounded by the deep clear waters of the Atlantic it is no surprise that seafood, caught off the islands shores, is also a staple of the local diet. Stornoway town centre even has its own smokehouse producing delicious fresh smoked salmon and kippers.
Glasgow, Scotland

Glasgow, Scotland

In Port: 14 June 2020
The River Clyde, integral to Cunard's past, reveals more of its maritime heritage at The Tall Ship, while the superb Burrell Gallery at Pollock House showcases woks by Degas and Cézanne. The great Clyde shipyards were unrivalled for over a century, producing a number of Cunard Line's finest vessels, from RMS Queen Mary and RMS Queen Elizabeth to QE2.
Belfast, Northern Ireland

Belfast, Northern Ireland

In Port: 15 June 2020
Belfast, capital of Northern Ireland, enjoys a wonderful setting of high hills, sea lough and river valley. Founded in the 17th century, the city prospered becoming one of the world's leading industrial names. Despite its more recent political troubles, Belfast has emerged as a vibrant, alluring destination. Amidst its beautiful Victorian buildings you can shop in stylish boutiques, sip a Guinness in one its charming old pubs or take a scenic stroll in Barnett Demesne park.
Liverpool, England

Liverpool, England

In Port: 16 June 2020
Liverpool was the former home of Cunard Line. The Cunard Building, the Royal Liver Building, and the Port of Liverpool Building - all on Pier Head - are often described as the city's "Three Graces". Liverpool is vibrant and modern with a taste of the 60s! Take a ferry across the Mersey for stunning harbour views. Or embark on a Magical Mystery Tour commemorating the city's most famous sons.
St Peter Port, Guernsey

St Peter Port, Guernsey

In Port: 18 June 2020
Fortified against invasion for centuries, Guernsey is dotted with castles and coastal defense forts. During World War II, the Channel Islands were the only part of the United Kingdom occupied by the Germans. This quaint harbour whose narrow, cobbled streets and granite houses rise in tiers on the hillside is actually the isle of Guernsey's capital.
Southampton

Southampton

Disembark: 19 June 2020
The UK's premier passenger ship port, located in the picturesque English county of Hampshire, Southampton is a vibrant waterfront city, serviced by direct trains to London, an airport, and an international cruise terminal. Explore the city’s maritime heritage and links to RMS Titanic in the Sea City Museum, see contemporary British art in the Cultural Quarter, or walk the medieval walls in the Old Town. Further afield you’ll find The New Forest National Park, Winchester Cathedral, Stonehenge, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and the Isle of Wight, while the city’s thriving craft beer and culinary scene will leave you spoilt for choice.