Europe and Mediterranean: Western Mediterranean Cruise

Cunard

Savor a port call to Napoleon's birthplace on this seven-night Western Mediterranean voyage. Anchor off the coast of Cannes, and step ashore in Ajaccio, Valencia and Livorno (for tours to Pisa).

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Sailing Itinerary

Note: Cruise itineraries are subject to change. Please verify ports and times directly with the cruise line.

Day 1Port of Call BarcelonaDeparture 11:00pm

Overview

Barcelona is a charming, cosmopolitan port on the shores of the Mediterranean sea. This prosperous and bilingual (Spanish and Catalan) metropolis measures up to a city such as Madrid: its museums, theaters, art galleries and nightlife area of an impressive high standard. Besides that, this art and design centre has a lot of interesting sights to offer to its visitors. The best place to watch people go by, to stroll or simply relax, is 'Las Ramblas', a pedestrian street with dozens of outdoor cafes. Here, you’ll find flower-stands, book kiosks and small market stalls where they sell birds and small animals. You’ll also find an endlessly fascinating flowing receptacle of pageant-jugglers, singers, dancers, puppeteers, sidewalk artists, living statues and assorted oddballs on parade. Nearby is 'Plaça Real', with plenty of bars and restaurants, and 'Palau Guell', built by the Catalan architectural genius Antoni Gaudi in his undulating art-nouveau style. After having seen these sights, stroll the narrow winding streets of the 'Barri Gotic', the medieval Gothic quarter full of interesting tapas bars and cafes. Check out Picasso’s old hangout, 'Els Quatre Gats', which has been renovated without losing its bohemian charm. Or head for the old Barceloneta section on the waterfront. This working-class area, which was always slightly rundown and scruffy-looking, is now packed with paella restaurants. The new beach area, which runs from Barceloneta to the Olympic village, is much cleaner than the old beach area. Although some people believe that it has been cleaned up considerably, it might be a wise idea to stay out of the water. Fortunately, the beach itself is already a feast for the eyes (and ears), with its huge and roaring waves.

Day 2 Cruising
Day 3Port of Call Cannes Arrival 7:00amDeparture 6:00pm

Overview

"Star" of the Riviera is a magical city, a place of pleasures : sport, gastronomy, leisure, shows, discovery... Cannes gives to every instant of your days and nights the personal touch that transforms your life into a festival. Cannes is opening its doors to allow you to discover a unique and memorable city, renowed around the world. The Suquet, the Croisette, the Royal Residences, the Palais des Festivals... are offered to you, along with the charms of history and the reality of a city entering the 21st century.

Day 4Port of Call Livorno Arrival 7:00amDeparture 7:00pm

Overview

Livorno is situated along the coast of the Ligurian Sea, is one of Italy’s most important ports, both as a commercial and touristic port of call, an industrial centre of national importance and, among all of the Tuscan cities, it is generally considered the youngest, even though its territory holds historical testimonies of remote times that have survived the mass bombings of the Second War World. The city, developed from the end of the XVI century upon request of the Medici family, is famous for being the birthplace of prestigious personalities such as Amedeo Modigliani, Pietro Mascagni and Carlo Azeglio Ciampi. In the past, until the first years of the 20th century it was also a tourist destination of international importance for the presence of important seaside and thermal establishments, that give the city its the name of Montecatini-on-the-sea. Livorno, which at the end of the XIX century counted around 100,000 inhabitants and was the 11th most populated city in Italy and the 2nd in Tuscany, in the last decades has had a notable decline in the number of inhabitants and now is the 3rd most populated city in Tuscany after Florence and Prato.

Day 5Port of Call Ajaccio Arrival 8:00amDeparture 6:00pm

Overview

Located on the west coast of the island of Corsica, the capital city of Ajaccio is famous as the birthplace of Napoleon Bonaparte. This Mediterranean port town enjoys an exceptionally mild climate and offers travelers a number of cafes, restaurants and shops to enjoy in addition to a number of interesting sites, including the Cathedrale Notre-Dame de la Misericorde, where Napoleon was baptized in 1771, and the Chapelle Imperiale, built in 1855 by Napoleon III to accommodate the tombs of the Bonaparte family. Impressive views of the town can be enjoyed from the Jetee de la Citadelle, located next to the 16th-century citadel currently occupied by the army.

Day 6 Cruising
Day 7Port of Call Valencia Arrival 8:00amDeparture 6:00pm

Overview

Valencia is a vibrant, cosmopolitan city on the Mediterranean coast. Once the capital of its own kingdom, it is now a regional capital and Spain’s third largest city. Surrounded by orange orchards and sandy beaches, the city enjoys year-round sunshine and has become a popular conference centre. The city was founded by the Romans, taken by the Visigoths, and prospered under the Moors. Each civilisation has left its mark and the historic centre includes a 13th century cathedral (La Seo) with paintings by Goya, and a splendid gothic 15th century silk exchange (La Lonja). However, the city is looking to the future and is now home to one of Europe’s most exciting urban development projects. Some $200m has been invested in building an immense and futuristic Arts and Science Centre ( Ciutat de les Arts I les Ciencies ) near the port area. Valencia’s mild climate is another reason to come for a stay. Its warm atmosphere is always inviting and hospitable. Ready to be enjoyed. Valencia means commerce and culture, cinema, theatre, museums, music and business. It is a centre for industrial design and avant-garde movements. During your stay in Valencia, you will also be able to enjoy the peace and quiet of several exceptional natural sites. Between the sea and the rice paddies, closed in by two river mouths, the Albufera Natural Park is a paradise for migratory birds and a recreation area for the city. Along the coast next to the Albufera are broad sandy beaches. There are pleasant recreation areas where people come to enjoy the sun and the sea. No visit to Valencia would be complete without a taste of its ample mediterranean cuisine based on a fertile ‘huerta’ or market garden, and fresh fish and shellfish. The queen of local products is rice, served in an infinity of manners as the internationally acclaimed Valencian paella.

Day 8Port of Call Barcelona Arrival 7:00am

Overview

Barcelona is a charming, cosmopolitan port on the shores of the Mediterranean sea. This prosperous and bilingual (Spanish and Catalan) metropolis measures up to a city such as Madrid: its museums, theaters, art galleries and nightlife area of an impressive high standard. Besides that, this art and design centre has a lot of interesting sights to offer to its visitors. The best place to watch people go by, to stroll or simply relax, is 'Las Ramblas', a pedestrian street with dozens of outdoor cafes. Here, you’ll find flower-stands, book kiosks and small market stalls where they sell birds and small animals. You’ll also find an endlessly fascinating flowing receptacle of pageant-jugglers, singers, dancers, puppeteers, sidewalk artists, living statues and assorted oddballs on parade. Nearby is 'Plaça Real', with plenty of bars and restaurants, and 'Palau Guell', built by the Catalan architectural genius Antoni Gaudi in his undulating art-nouveau style. After having seen these sights, stroll the narrow winding streets of the 'Barri Gotic', the medieval Gothic quarter full of interesting tapas bars and cafes. Check out Picasso’s old hangout, 'Els Quatre Gats', which has been renovated without losing its bohemian charm. Or head for the old Barceloneta section on the waterfront. This working-class area, which was always slightly rundown and scruffy-looking, is now packed with paella restaurants. The new beach area, which runs from Barceloneta to the Olympic village, is much cleaner than the old beach area. Although some people believe that it has been cleaned up considerably, it might be a wise idea to stay out of the water. Fortunately, the beach itself is already a feast for the eyes (and ears), with its huge and roaring waves.

Onboard the Queen Elizabeth

Ship Rating

4.5 of 5 stars

Costco Member Rating:
4.4/5 (78 Ratings)

Queen Elizabeth® invites you to an uncrowded world where spacious decks set the perfect backdrop for you to savor a flawless Cunard experience. Immerse yourself in endless entertainment, luxurious accommodations, and an array of dining choices. Her Art Deco features and gleaming chandeliers mix with contemporary attractions to ensure a remarkable vacation. Enjoy croquet on her Games Deck, stunning entertainment in her Royal Court Theatre, or relax in her elegant conservatory. The choice is yours.

Onboard Activities

Activities & Services (included in cruise)

Games Deck

  • Casino
  • Disco/Nightclub
  • Movies
  • Theater/Show Lounge
  • Fitness Center
  • Sauna/Steam Room
  • Pool - Outdoor
  • Whirlpool/Jacuzzi
  • Art Gallery
  • Bars/Lounges
  • Library
  • Children's Indoor Play Area
  • Children's Outdoor Play Area
  • Organized Age Specific Activities
  • Teen Programs
  • Business Center
  • Concierge Desk
  • Duty-Free Shops/Boutiques
  • Elevators
  • Religious Services
  • Safe Deposit Boxes

Activities & Services (available for an extra fee)

Royal Spa

  • Beauty Salon
  • Full-Service Spa
  • Spa Services/Massage
  • Internet Center
  • Babysitting
  • Dry Cleaning/ Laundry Service
  • Infirmary/Medical Center
  • Self-Service Laundromat

Costco Travel makes every effort to verify the accuracy of all information provided. Additional fees for amenities or services may be charged by the cruise line. Amenities or services may be discontinued or revised by the cruise line without notice. Staterooms designated as wheelchair-accessible do not necessarily meet ADA requirements. Costco Travel is not responsible for inaccuracies or provider modifications.

Dining

Britannia Restaurant

Main Dining

Queens Grill Restaurant: Guests staying in the Queens Grill Suites have a table reserved in the Queens Grill Restaurant. You'll always be greeted warmly by name, and appreciate attentive service during breakfast, lunch and dinner. Dinner is served when you wish between 6:30 – 9 p.m.

Princess Grill Restaurant: The sophisticated, intimate Princess Grill serves up excellent cuisine for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Dinner is served when you wish between 6:30 – 9 p.m. To match your choice, a sommelier will gladly talk through the impressive wine list. In warmer weather the courtyard offers alfresco dining, wonderful in more exotic parts of the world.

Britannia Restaurant: Your table reservation is at Britannia Restaurant, where grandeur and occasion combine with exceptional service. Breakfast and lunch always feel special here and whether you've chosen to take your seat for dinner at 6 or 8.30 p.m., you can arrive with a flourish, down the steps of the curved staircase.

The Verandah

Specialty Dining

The Verandah: Steakhouse at The Verandah restaurant offers a sublime experience, whether it's lunch or dinner. Showcasing specialties such as prime USDA grain-finished New York strip steak and Alaskan king crab, alongside dishes celebrating British origin such as Salt Marsh lamb rack, as well as renowned Wagyu beef from farther afield. The menu is a celebration of the fine provenance of the US, British Isles and Australia. The Verandah takes design inspiration from the original Verandah Grill on board Queen Mary. This restaurant is available for an additional cost.

Casual Dining

Lido Restaurant: Should you prefer a club sandwich or a light bite in the afternoon, head for the Lido Restaurant where buffet dining is available throughout the day. By evening it transforms into one of three regional venues: Asado is a South American Grill; Jasmine serves up exquisite Asian cuisine; while Aztec tempts you with interpretations of Mexican classics.

Golden Lion Pub: A Cunard favorite, choose from a wide selection of beer, cider and wine to compliment the delicious gastro pub style menus in a comfortable, traditional setting. Enjoy all the British pub essentials such as quizzes, live music and screens to show your favorite sporting events.

Queens Room: The elegant tradition of afternoon tea is a Cunard signature not to be missed. White-gloved waiters serve delightful cucumber sandwiches, fresh scones and tea accompanied by the sounds of the orchestra in the magnificent Queens Room ballroom.

Café Carinthia: Located in a central position on Deck 2, overlooking the Grand Lobby, Café Carinthia is the perfect place to sit and relax watching the world go by. Sip specialty teas and coffees with an accompaniment of delicious pastries. This restaurant is available for an additional cost.


Times, costs and other specifics are outside the control of Costco Travel. All information is at the sole discretion of the cruise line and is subject to change without notice. Dining time and table size preferences are submitted to the cruise line on a first-come, first-served request basis and are confirmed aboard ship. Questions, concerns and/or special needs regarding dining arrangements must be addressed with the maitre d' hotel aboard ship. Every effort is made to accommodate travelers' preferences; however, Costco Travel cannot guarantee dining arrangements. In specialty restaurants, space is limited and reservations are recommended. A cover charge and dress code may apply.

Staterooms

Staterooms feature tasteful décor, a soft color palette and nightly turndown service.

Standard Inside (Category: IF)

Category: IF
Area: Approximately 152 sq. ft.

Your spacious stateroom boasts a king-sized bed, satellite TV, sofa, tea and coffee making facilities and mini-bar. Enjoy nightly turndown service, complimentary 24 hour room service, Penhaligon's toiletries, robes and slippers.

Standard Inside (Category: IE)

Category: IE
Area: Approximately 152 sq. ft.

Your spacious stateroom boasts a king-sized bed, satellite TV, sofa, tea and coffee making facilities and mini-bar. Enjoy nightly turndown service, complimentary 24 hour room service, Penhaligon's toiletries, robes and slippers.

Standard Inside (Category: ID)

Category: ID
Area: Approximately 152 sq. ft.

Your spacious stateroom boasts a king-sized bed, satellite TV, sofa, tea and coffee making facilities and mini-bar. Enjoy nightly turndown service, complimentary 24 hour room service, Penhaligon's toiletries, robes and slippers.

Standard Inside (Category: IA)

Category: IA
Area: Approximately 152 sq. ft.

Your spacious stateroom boasts a king-sized bed, satellite TV, sofa, tea and coffee making facilities and mini-bar. Enjoy nightly turndown service, complimentary 24 hour room service, Penhaligon's toiletries, robes and slippers.

Deluxe Inside (Category: GC)

Category: GC
Area: Approximately 207 sq. ft.

Our most spacious inside staterooms offer you all the luxurious details including nightly turndown service and 24-hour room service. There's a king-sized bed, sofa, satellite TV, tea and coffee making facilities and mini-bar.

Deluxe Inside (Category: GB)

Category: GB
Area: Approximately 207 sq. ft.

Our most spacious inside staterooms offer you all the luxurious details including nightly turndown service and 24-hour room service. There's a king-sized bed, sofa, satellite TV, tea and coffee making facilities and mini-bar.

Deluxe Inside (Category: GA)

Category: GA
Area: Approximately 200-243 sq. ft.

Our most spacious inside staterooms offer you all the luxurious details including nightly turndown service and 24-hour room service. There's a king-sized bed, sofa, satellite TV, tea and coffee making facilities and mini-bar.

Luxurious staterooms feature elegant décor in soft, muted colors, an ocean view, 24-hour room service and nightly turndown service.

Oceanview (obstructed view) (Category: FC)

Category: FC
Area: Approximately 180 sq. ft.

Enjoy natural daylight as you awake in your king-sized bed. Relax in your living area with sofa, tea and coffee making facilities, satellite TV and mini-bar. The view from your window is slightly obscured due to its position.

Oceanview (obstructed view) (Category: FB)

Category: FB
Area: Approximately 180 sq. ft.

Enjoy natural daylight as you awake in your king-sized bed. Relax in your living area with sofa, tea and coffee making facilities, satellite TV and mini-bar. The view from your window is slightly obscured due to its position.

Oceanview (Category: EF)

Category: EF
Area: Approximately 197-201 sq. ft.

Awaken to natural daylight and a new view each day as you explore the world. You'll appreciate the king-sized bed, living area with desk and sofa, tea and coffee making facilities, satellite TV, ample storage and mini-bar.

Oceanview (Category: EC)

Category: EC
Area: Approximately 197 sq. ft.

Awaken to natural daylight and a new view each day as you explore the world. You'll appreciate the king-sized bed, living area with desk and sofa, tea and coffee making facilities, satellite TV, ample storage and mini-bar.

Oceanview (Category: EB)

Category: EB
Area: Approximately 197 sq. ft.

Awaken to natural daylight and a new view each day as you explore the world. You'll appreciate the king-sized bed, living area with desk and sofa, tea and coffee making facilities, satellite TV, ample storage and mini-bar.

Features a balcony with a seating area in a spacious stateroom featuring tasteful décor in soft, elegant tones.

Balcony (partially obstructed view) (Category: CB)

Category: CB
Area: Approximately 228-408 sq. ft.

These refined staterooms feature a king-sized bed, living area with sofa and desk, satellite TV, tea and coffee-making facilities and mini bar. Your private balcony has a slightly obstructed view due to its position on the ship.

Balcony (partially obstructed view) (Category: CA)

Category: CA
Area: Approximately 228 sq. ft.

These refined staterooms feature a king-sized bed, living area with sofa and desk, satellite TV, tea and coffee-making facilities and mini bar. Your private balcony has a slightly obstructed view due to its position on the ship.

Balcony (Category: BF)

Category: BF
Area: Approximately 242-264 sq. ft.

Your spacious stateroom is bathed in daylight and the king-sized bed and turndown service ensure a good sleep. Relax on your balcony or in your living area with sofa, satellite TV, tea and coffee-making facilities and mini bar.

Balcony (Category: BE)

Category: BE
Area: Approximately 242-321 sq. ft.

Your spacious stateroom is bathed in daylight and the king-sized bed and turndown service ensure a good sleep. Relax on your balcony or in your living area with sofa, satellite TV, tea and coffee-making facilities and mini bar.

Balcony (Category: BD)

Category: BD
Area: Approximately 242 sq. ft.

Your spacious stateroom is bathed in daylight and the king-sized bed and turndown service ensure a good sleep. Relax on your balcony or in your living area with sofa, satellite TV, tea and coffee-making facilities and mini bar.

Balcony (Category: BC)

Category: BC
Area: Approximately 256-383 sq. ft.

Your spacious stateroom is bathed in daylight and the king-sized bed and turndown service ensure a good sleep. Relax on your balcony or in your living area with sofa, satellite TV, tea and coffee-making facilities and mini bar.

Balcony (Category: BB)

Category: BB
Area: Approximately 228-470 sq. ft.

Your spacious stateroom is bathed in daylight and the king-sized bed and turndown service ensure a good sleep. Relax on your balcony or in your living area with sofa, satellite TV, tea and coffee-making facilities and mini bar.

Balcony (Category: BA)

Category: BA
Area: Approximately 228-471 sq. ft.

Your spacious stateroom is bathed in daylight and the king-sized bed and turndown service ensure a good sleep. Relax on your balcony or in your living area with sofa, satellite TV, tea and coffee-making facilities and mini bar.

Club Balcony (Category: A2)

Category: A2
Area: Approximately 258-307 sq. ft.

Your Club Balcony stateroom has all the hallmarks of Cunard style with its king-sized bed and luxurious bathroom. You'll appreciate the pillow concierge menu and the choice to dine when you wish in the Britannia Club restaurant.

Club Balcony (Category: A1)

Category: A1
Area: Approximately 258-470 sq. ft.

Your Club Balcony stateroom has all the hallmarks of Cunard style with its king-sized bed and luxurious bathroom. You'll appreciate the pillow concierge menu and the choice to dine when you wish in the Britannia Club restaurant.

Spacious suites feature a separate seating area, concierge service and the Grills Experience. Select suites feature a whirlpool bath and butler service.

Princess Suite (Category: P2)

Category: P2
Area: Approximately 335-513 sq. ft.

Your refined Princess Suite offers a spacious balcony, bathroom with bath and shower, king-sized bed, dressing room and living area with sofa. Luxurious amenities include Penhaligon's toiletries and pillow concierge menu.

Princess Suite (Category: P1)

Category: P1
Area: Approximately 335-345 sq. ft.

Your refined Princess Suite offers a spacious balcony, bathroom with bath and shower, king-sized bed, dressing room and living area with sofa. Luxurious amenities include Penhaligon's toiletries and pillow concierge menu.

Queens Suite (Category: Q6)

Category: Q6
Area: Approximately 484-615 sq. ft.

These luxurious balcony suites include a king-sized bed, dressing area, spacious bathroom with bath and shower. Relax in your lounge area, enjoy generous amenities, pre-dinner canapés and the services of your butler and concierge.

Queens Suite (Category: Q5)

Category: Q5
Area: Approximately 595-671 sq. ft.

These luxurious balcony suites include a king-sized bed, dressing area, spacious bathroom with bath and shower. Relax in your lounge area, enjoy generous amenities, pre-dinner canapés and the services of your butler and concierge.

Penthouse (Category: Q4)

Category: Q4
Area: Approximately 508 sq. ft.

These refined balcony suites are located in an enviable midships position. You'll appreciate the king-sized bed, dressing area and bathroom with separate bath and shower. Generous amenities including complimentary mini-bar.

Penthouse (Category: Q3)

Category: Q3
Area: Approximately 520-596 sq. ft.

These refined balcony suites are located in an enviable midships position. You'll appreciate the king-sized bed, dressing area and bathroom with separate bath and shower. Generous amenities including complimentary mini-bar.

Master Suite (Category: Q2)

Category: Q2
Area: Approximately 1100 sq. ft.

These spacious suites feature a king-sized bed, marble bathroom and dressing area. You may choose to dine in-suite from the Queens Grill restaurant menu and relax on your expansive private deck.

Grand Suite (Category: Q1)

Category: Q1
Area: Approximately 1375-1493 sq. ft.

The most lavish suites on Queen Elizabeth have a sleeping area with king-sized bed, twin marble bathrooms and dressing rooms. There's room to entertain your guests, including on your own spacious private deck.

Deck Plan

Cruise Ship
Deck 12
Key to Symbols
SymbolDescription
LiftLift
2 lower berths and 1 upper berth2 lower berths and 1 upper berth
3rd berth is a single sofa bed3rd berth is a single sofa bed
3rd and 4th berth is a single sofa bed and one upper bed3rd and 4th berth is a single sofa bed and one upper bed
Views obstructed by lifeboatsViews obstructed by lifeboats
Views partially obstructed by lifeboat mechanismViews partially obstructed by lifeboat mechanism
Wheelchair-accessibleWheelchair-accessible
Staterooms shaded by bridge wingsStaterooms shaded by bridge wings
Staterooms with forward-facing ocean viewsStaterooms with forward-facing ocean views
Staterooms have metal-fronted balconiesStaterooms have metal-fronted balconies

Ship Facts

Queen Elizabeth ship image
  • Ship Name: Queen Elizabeth
  • Year Built: 2010
  • Year Refurbished: 2014
  • Year Entered Present Fleet: 2010
  • Number of Passenger Decks: 12
  • Number of Crew: 996
  • Officers' Nationality: British/International
  • Ocean-View without Balcony: 146
  • Ocean-View with Balcony: 611
  • Total Inside Staterooms: 162
  • Tonnage (GRT): 90,400
  • Capacity Based on Double Occupancy: 2,068
  • Country of Registry: Bermuda
  • Total Staterooms: 1,046
  • Suites with Balcony: 127
  • Crew/Hotel Staff Nationality: International
Costco Travel makes every effort to verify the accuracy of all information provided. Additional fees for amenities or services may be charged by the hotel, resort or cruise line. Amenities or services may be discontinued or revised by the provider without notice. Hotels, resorts, ships or accommodations designated as wheelchair-accessible do not necessarily meet ADA requirements. Costco Travel is not responsible for inaccuracies or provider modifications.

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Ship's registry: Bermuda

    Package ID: CUNQELEUR20210906