Cunard Announces New 2016 Voyages to Europe and the Mediterranean on Queen Victoria

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<p style="text-align: center;"><em>European Itineraries Offering Roundtrip Voyages to Norway’s Fjords and to Spain and Portugal</em></p><p style="text-align: center;"><em>Unique Departures from Barcelona, Rome, Venice, Istanbul and Southampton Offer an&nbsp;<br>In-depth View of Some of the World’s Most Captivating Cities</em></p><p><em><img alt="" style="width: 500px; height: 196px;" data-cke-saved-src="" src=""></em></p><p><strong>12&nbsp;August 2015 –&nbsp;</strong>Adding to an already extensive European offering,&nbsp;<strong><a data-cke-saved-href="" href="" target="_blank">Cunard</a>&nbsp;</strong>today announced new 7-night Europe and 9- to 12-night Mediterranean voyages on&nbsp;<strong><a data-cke-saved-href="" href="" target="_blank">Queen Victoria</a></strong>’s 2016 itinerary, which deliver picturesque towns in Northern Europe; Spain and Portugal’s coastal cities; and&nbsp;the Mediterranean’s historic capitals.&nbsp;</p><p>In May 2016,&nbsp;<strong>Queen Victoria</strong>&nbsp;will set sail on a 7-night roundtrip voyage from Southampton to Norway’s stunning coast and the Fjords. Later that month, she will sail again from Southampton on a roundtrip voyage to explore Spain and Portugal on a 7-night summer cruise. She will first reach Vigo, close to the famous pilgrimage site of Santiago de Compostela, and then continue to Lisbon, Oporto and Guernsey before returning home.</p><p>During summer and fall 2016,&nbsp;<strong>Queen Victoria</strong>&nbsp;will venture to the Mediterranean to explore coastlines replete with drama, history and vibrant local cultures during several 9- to 12-night voyages. Whether it’s a 9-night tour of Spain, Italy, and France, or a 12-night voyage through the Adriatic, Italy and Barcelona, the Mediterranean offers countless places of great historic significance and legendary beauty. In addition, many of&nbsp;<strong>Queen Victoria’s</strong>&nbsp;2016&nbsp;Mediterranean Voyages highlight overnight stays in Venice and Istanbul and feature a diverse selection of excursions ashore, including the opportunity to experience&nbsp;the open air opera in Verona.</p><p>"Queen Victoria’s 2016 voyages offer guests many opportunities to explore captivating ports in Europe and the Mediterranean in true Cunard style," said Richard Meadows, president of Cunard North America. "These new voyages also&nbsp;distinguish Cunard as offering some of the broadest ranges of Mediterranean itineraries with&nbsp;durations ranging from&nbsp;seven to 21 nights.&nbsp;For 175 years, Cunard has seamlessly merged elegance with adventure, and we are proud to carry on that custom today.”</p><p><span style="color:#000000;">Announced Itineraries include:</span></p><ul><li><strong><a data-cke-saved-href="" href="" target="_blank"><span style="color:#0000FF;">The Fjords</span></a></strong><span style="color:#000000;">&nbsp;(Roundtrip Southampton) – 7 nights, 22 May</span></li><li><strong><a data-cke-saved-href="" href="" target="_blank"><span style="color:#0000FF;">Spain and Portugal</span></a></strong><span style="color:#0000FF;">&nbsp;</span><span style="color:#000000;">(Roundtrip Southampton) – 7 nights, 29 May</span></li><li><strong><a data-cke-saved-href="" href="" target="_blank"><span style="color:#0000FF;">Spain and&nbsp;Italy</span></a></strong><span style="color:#000000;">&nbsp;(Southampton to Rome) - 9 nights, 23 June</span></li><li><strong><a data-cke-saved-href="" href="" target="_blank"><span style="color:#0000FF;">Venice, Croatia and Barcelona</span></a></strong><span style="color:#0000FF;">&nbsp;</span><span style="color:#000000;">(Venice to Barcelona) - 9 nights, 30 July</span></li><li><strong><a data-cke-saved-href="" href="" target="_blank"><span style="color:#0000FF;">Barcelona, Venice&nbsp;and the Adriatic</span></a></strong><span style="color:#000000;">&nbsp;(Barcelona to Venice) - 9 nights, 22 September</span></li><li><strong><a data-cke-saved-href="" href="" target="_blank"><span style="color:#0000FF;">Spain, Italy and France</span></a></strong><span style="color:#000000;">&nbsp;(Barcelona to Rome) - 9 nights, 13 October</span></li><li><strong><a data-cke-saved-href="" href="" target="_blank"><span style="color:#0000FF;">Venice, Istanbul and&nbsp;Greek Isles</span></a></strong><span style="color:#000000;">&nbsp;(Venice to Istanbul) - 10 nights, 9 July</span></li><li><strong><a data-cke-saved-href="" href="" target="_blank"><span style="color:#0000FF;">Venice, Istanbul and Greek Isles</span></a></strong><span style="color:#000000;">&nbsp;(Venice to Istanbul) - 10 nights, 20 August</span></li><li><strong><a data-cke-saved-href="" href="" target="_blank"><span style="color:#0000FF;">Italy and Spain</span></a></strong><span style="color:#0000FF;">&nbsp;</span><span style="color:#000000;">(Rome to Southampton) - 10 nights, 5 November</span></li><li><strong><a data-cke-saved-href="" href="" target="_blank"><span style="color:#0000FF;">Greek Isles, Istanbul and Venice</span></a></strong><span style="color:#000000;">&nbsp;(Istanbul to Venice) - 11 nights, 19 July</span></li><li><strong><a data-cke-saved-href="" href="" target="_blank"><span style="color:#0000FF;">Greek Isles, Istanbul and Venice</span></a></strong><span style="color:#000000;">&nbsp;(Istanbul to Venice) - 11 nights, 30 August</span></li><li><strong><a data-cke-saved-href="" href="" target="_blank"><span style="color:#0000FF;">Barcelona and the Adriatic</span></a></strong><span style="color:#000000;">&nbsp;(Barcelona to Venice) -12 nights, 8 August</span></li><li><strong><a data-cke-saved-href="" href="" target="_blank"><span style="color:#0000FF;">Barcelona, Italy and Croatia</span></a></strong><span style="color:#0000FF;">&nbsp;</span><span style="color:#000000;">(Venice to Barcelona) - 12 nights, 10 September</span></li><li><strong><a data-cke-saved-href="" href="" target="_blank"><span style="color:#0000FF;">The Adriatic, Italy and Barcelona</span></a></strong><span style="color:#000000;">&nbsp;(Venice to Barcelona) - 12 nights, 1 October</span></li></ul><p><span style="color:#000000;">Designed in grand Cunard tradition,&nbsp;</span><span style="color:#0000FF;"><strong>Queen Victoria</strong></span><span style="color:#000000;">&nbsp;is the second largest Cunarder ever built. Every inch of the 2,000-passenger modern ocean liner offers Victorian era ambience. From the Royal Court Theatre, to the two-storey library featuring a spiral staircase and nearly 6,000 volumes, to double- and triple-height public rooms,&nbsp;</span><span style="color:#0000FF;"><strong>Queen Victoria</strong></span><span style="color:#000000;">&nbsp;exudes elegance and graceful splendour.</span></p><p><span style="color:#000000;">In 2007,</span><span style="color:#0000FF;">&nbsp;<strong>Queen Victoria</strong>&nbsp;</span><span style="color:#000000;">ushered in a new era of&nbsp;Cunard&nbsp;innovation while showcasing the distinctive features that make a Cunard vessel the world standard-bearer. Nowhere is this more evident than in the renowned Queens Grill and Princess Grill Suites, where guests can indulge in the very best of Cunard with up to 2,131&nbsp;sq. feet of luxurious accommodations, exclusive amenities, the utmost attention from a personal concierge and attentive butler services in the Queens Grill Suites. Grills Suites guests also take pleasure in single-seat dining in the celebrated Princess or Queens Grills restaurants, and they share the exquisite Grills Courtyard and the private Grills Upper Terrace, where White Star staff provide cool towels, fresh fruit and tea sandwiches to sun-seeking guests.</span></p><p><span style="color:#000000;">Onboard, guests enjoy unhurried luxuries including Cunard’s signature Afternoon Tea service complete with courteous white-gloved waiters. Guests may also partake in a wide variety of stimulating pursuits, including fencing lessons, Cunard Insights speakers, Royal Night Theme Balls and much more. To round out the experience,&nbsp;</span><span style="color:#0000FF;"><strong>Queen Victoria</strong>’s</span><span style="color:#000000;"> extraordinary dining opportunities rival the finest restaurants in the world.</span></p>
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