Cunard's 2012 European Schedule Celebrates Her Majesty the Queen's 60th Anniversary


Cunard's Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth are participating in its 2012 European schedule. // (c) 2011 Cunard.

Cunard Line is offering European voyages aboard flagship Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth in 2012, with fares starting from $1,795 per person, based on double occupancy.

Queen Elizabeth Mediterranean Voyages

The Queen Elizabeth is offering 12-day luxury cruise vacations to destinations throughout the Mediterranean, including overnight stays on select itineraries. Voyages include:

Holy Land Explorer departs on Sept. 6 and Nov. 17 between Rome and Athens, calling on Jerusalem and Alexandria (Egypt), as well as the ports of Mykonos and Santorini in Greece. Fares from $1,995 per person.

Greek Isles and Aegean Treasures departs on Sept. 18 and Oct. 12 from Athens to Venice, with stops throughout the Greek Isles and Istanbul before an overnight call in Venice. Fares from $2,195 per person.

Pearls of the Black Sea departs on Sept. 30 from Venice to Athens, sailing through the Greek Isles before an overnight stay in Istanbul and a tour of the Black Sea ports. Fares from $2,395 per person.

Greek Isles and Ancient Wonders voyage begins on Oct. 24 with an overnight stay in Venice, and calls on such remarkable destinations as Dubrovnik (Croatia), Alexandria and Istanbul before concluding in Athens. Fares from $2,095 per person.

Greek Isles and Turkish Splendours departs on Nov. 5 roundtrip from Athens and includes an overnight stay in Istanbul, plus rare visits to Lesbos and Corfu in Greece. Fares from $1,995 per person.

Northern Europe and Baltic Voyages

In 2012, guests can choose from a variety of roundtrip voyages from Southampton to Northern Europe and the Baltics. Flagship Queen Mary 2 sails to the coastline of Norway and other ports, while Queen Victoria explores the North Cape, and Queen Elizabeth circumnavigates the British Isles to the Norwegian fjords. Voyages include:

14-day St. Petersburg and Baltic Explorer I departs on May 8 and June 29 on Queen Victoria and on June 5 and July 13 on Queen Elizabeth, and includes visits to Copenhagen, Stockholm and Tallinn (Estonia), with some voyages staying overnight in St. Petersburg. Fares from $3,395 per person.

11-day Northern Adventure on Queen Mary 2 departs on May 11 to Hamburg and Oslo before sailing to Norway and the fjords. Fares from $2,695 per person.

7-day Fjords and Waterfalls departs on June 22 and August 17 on Queen Victoria and on July 6 and August 7 on Queen Elizabeth, plus an 8-day voyage aboard Queen Victoria on July 13, sailing through Norway’s fjords as well as visiting Stavanger and Bergen, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Fares from $1,795 per person.

14-day Norwegian Fjords and North Cape Discovery departs on 13 July on Queen Mary 2 and 22 May and 3 August on Queen Victoria, visiting Norway’s most exceptional destinations, including the dazzling town of Ålesund with its Art Nouveau architecture, the Fjords and North Cape.  Fares from $3,395 per person.

11-day Around the British Isles departs on July 27 on Queen Elizabeth with visits to Scotland’s shores, the Irish cities of Dublin and Cork, the beautiful Channel Island of Guernsey and the Orkney Islands. Fares from $2,595 per person.

11-day Scandinavian Explorer departs on Aug. 10 on Queen Mary 2, with highlights including Elsinore (Denmark) – home to Kronborg Castle of Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” – and exciting Hamburg. Fares from $2,695 per person.

A Regal Cunard Royal Rendezvous

Additionally, guests are invited to join Cunard in celebrating the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty The Queen’s coronation in the U.K. with a Cunard Royal Rendezvous on June 5. 2012. Cunard’s fleet of Queens meet in their homeport of Southampton, England, to commemorate the monarch’s Diamond Jubilee, and then depart on the following voyages where the celebrations will continue on board:

17-day Adriatic Explorer (Queen Victoria) sails roundtrip through the Mediterranean and visits Dubrovnik (Croatia) before an overnight stay in Venice. Fares from $3,895 per person.

14-day St. Petersburg and Baltic Explorer I (Queen Elizabeth) sails roundtrip to explore the cities of Tallinn (Estonia), Copenhagen and Hamburg before overnighting in St. Petersburg. Fares from $3,495 per person.

5-day Summer Getaway (Queen Mary 2) sails roundtrip to Rotterdam and Brussels before stopping in the port of Le Havre (for Paris) and returning to Southampton. Fares from $1,245 per person.

All fares quoted apply to minimum lead-in categories on a space-available basis at time of reservation; are per person, based on double-occupancy; are voyage only; and do not include government fees and taxes or fuel supplement (if applicable).


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