Luxury Barcelona to Istanbul Cruise with Turkish Bath & Massage

with stays in Barcelona and Istanbul

Cruise & Stay Package

  • Return flights from London with regional options available (additional charge for regionals)
  • 2-night stay at a 4-star hotel in Barcelona
  • 7 nights aboard the Queen Victoria on a full-board basis
  • 2-night stay at a 4-star hotel in Istanbul
  • Complimentary Private Turkish Bath, Massage & Swimming Pool
  • Airport transfers
  • Elevate your cruise experience with cabin upgrades starting from:
  • £400pp for Britannia Balcony cabin
Prices Available
28th September 2024
£1399
  • Departure Date: 28th September 2024
  • Total Nights: 11 Nights
  • Cruise: Queen Victoria
  • Package Type: Cruise and Stay
  • Includes Outbound Flight
  • Includes Inbound Flight
From
£1399 *pp
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Cunard Line

The age of elegance lives on aboard Cunard's impressive fleet, with white-gloved afternoon teas, grand staircases, exuberant cabins and formal galas in elegant restaurants.

Now that Cunard has observed the centenary of its pioneering world cruise, the famous mantra of dignified excellence has intensified to create not just one of the greatest cruise experiences, but the finest travel money can buy.

2061
Passengers
981
Crew
2007
Launched
2017
Last refit
90049t
Tonnage
294m
Length
32.3m
Width
18kts
Speed
12
Decks
USD
Currency
Overview
  • done Return flights from the UK
  • done 7-night full-board cruise
  • done 2-night stay in Barcelona
  • done 2-night stay in Istanbul
  • done Complimentary Private Turkish Bath, Massage & Swimming Pool
  • done Airport transfers
Cruise Itinerary
Day 1
Outbound flight from the UK to Barcelona
Outbound flight from the UK to Barcelona
Day 1-3
Barcelona hotel stay
2-night Barcelona hotel stay
Day 3
Embark and set sail
Embark at Barcelona and set sail
Day 4-5
At sea
At sea
Day 6
Heraklion
Heraklion, Greece
Day 7
Ephesus (Kusadasi)
Ephesus (Kusadasi), Türkiye
Day 8
Dardanelles Strait
Dardanelles Strait, Türkiye
Day 9-10
Istanbul
Istanbul, Türkiye
Day 10
Disembark at Istanbul
Disembark at Istanbul, Türkiye
Day 10-12
Istanbul hotel stay
2-night Istanbul hotel stay
Day 12
Return flight to the UK
Return flight to the UK
Outbound flight from the UK to Barcelona image
Day 1
Outbound flight from the UK to Barcelona
Outbound flight from the UK to Barcelona
Barcelona hotel stay image
Day 1-3
Barcelona hotel stay
2-night Barcelona hotel stay
Embark and set sail image
Day 3
Embark and set sail
The infinite variety of street life, the nooks and crannies of the medieval Barri Gòtic, the ceramic tile and stained glass of Art Nouveau facades, the art and music, the throb of street life, the food (ah, the food!)—one way or another, Barcelona will find a way to get your full attention. The capital of Catalonia is a banquet for the senses, with its beguiling mix of ancient and modern architecture, tempting cafés and markets, and sun-drenched Mediterranean beaches. A stroll along La Rambla and through waterfront Barceloneta, as well as a tour of Gaudí's majestic Sagrada Famíliaand his other unique creations, are part of a visit to Spain's second-largest city. Modern art museums and chic shops call for attention, too. Barcelona's vibe stays lively well into the night, when you can linger over regional wine and cuisine at buzzing tapas bars.
At sea image
Day 4-5
At sea
At sea
Heraklion image
Day 6
Heraklion
Having been controlled by Arabic, Venetian and Ottoman empires over the years - it's no surprise that Heraklion is a diverse patchwork of exotic cultures and historical treasures. Celebrated as the birthplace of the Spanish Renaissance artist, El Greco, you can visit to explore the storied ruins of the Minoan empire's capital, and unearth the rich cultural treasures that Crete’s bustling modern capital has to offer.
Ephesus (Kusadasi) image
Day 7
Ephesus (Kusadasi)
Whilst the busy resort town of Kusadasi offers much in the way of shopping and dining – not to mention a flourishing beach life scene, the real jewel here is Ephesus and the stunning ruined city that really take centre stage. With only 20% of the classical ruins having been excavated, this archaeological wonder has already gained the status as Europe’s most complete classical metropolis. And a metropolis it really is; built in the 10th century BC this UNESCO World Heritage site is nothing short of spectacular. Although regrettably very little remains of the Temple of Artemis (one of the seven wonders of the ancient world), the superb Library of Celsus’ façade is practically intact and it is one of life’s great joys to attend an evening performance in the illuminated ruins once all the tourists have left. The history of the city is fascinating and multi-layered and it is well worth reading up on this beforehand if a visit is planned. Another point of interest for historians would be the house of the Virgin Mary, located on the romantically named Mount Nightingale and just nine kilometres away from Ephesus proper. Legend has it that Mary (along with St. John) spent her final years here, secluded from the rest of the population, spreading Christianity. An edifying experience, even for non-believers. For the less historical minded amongst you, Kusadasi offers plenty in the way of activities. After a stroll through the town, jump in a taxi to Ladies’ Beach (men are allowed), sample a Turkish kebap on one of the many beachfront restaurants and enjoy the clement weather. If you do want to venture further afield, then the crystal clear beaches of Guzelcamli (or the Millipark), the cave of Zeus and the white scalloped natural pools at Pamukkale, known as Cleopatra’s pools, are definitely worth a visit.
Dardanelles Strait image
Day 8
Dardanelles Strait
Arrival Time: Early Evening; Depart Time: Evening;
Istanbul image
Day 9-10
Istanbul
The only city in the world that can lay claim to straddling two continents, Istanbul—once known as Constantinople, capital of the Byzantine and then the Ottoman Empire—has for centuries been a bustling metropolis with one foot in Europe and the other in Asia. Istanbul embraces this enviable position with both a certain chaos and inventiveness, ever evolving as one of the world’s most cosmopolitan crossroads. It’s often said that Istanbul is the meeting point of East and West, but visitors to this city built over the former capital of two great empires are likely to be just as impressed by the juxtaposition of old and new. Office towers creep up behind historic palaces, women in chic designer outfits pass others wearing long skirts and head coverings, peddlers’ pushcarts vie with battered old Fiats and shiny BMWs for dominance of the noisy, narrow streets, and the Grand Bazaar competes with modern shopping malls. At dawn, when the muezzin's call to prayer resounds from ancient minarets, there are inevitably a few hearty revelers still making their way home from nightclubs and bars. Most visitors to this sprawling city of more than 14 million will first set foot in the relatively compact Old City, where the legacy of the Byzantine and Ottoman empires can be seen in monumental works of architecture like the brilliant Aya Sofya and the beautifully proportioned mosques built by the great architect Sinan. Though it would be easy to spend days, if not weeks, exploring the wealth of attractions in the historical peninsula, visitors should make sure also to venture elsewhere in order to experience the vibrancy of contemporary Istanbul. With a lively nightlife propelled by its young population and an exciting arts scene that’s increasingly on the international radar—thanks in part to its stint as the European Capital of Culture in 2010—Istanbul is truly a city that never sleeps. It’s also a place where visitors will feel welcome: Istanbul may be on the Bosphorus, but at heart it’s a Mediterranean city, whose friendly inhabitants are effusively social and eager to share what they love most about it.
Disembark at Istanbul image
Day 10
Disembark at Istanbul
The only city in the world that can lay claim to straddling two continents, Istanbul—once known as Constantinople, capital of the Byzantine and then the Ottoman Empire—has for centuries been a bustling metropolis with one foot in Europe and the other in Asia. Istanbul embraces this enviable position with both a certain chaos and inventiveness, ever evolving as one of the world’s most cosmopolitan crossroads. It’s often said that Istanbul is the meeting point of East and West, but visitors to this city built over the former capital of two great empires are likely to be just as impressed by the juxtaposition of old and new. Office towers creep up behind historic palaces, women in chic designer outfits pass others wearing long skirts and head coverings, peddlers’ pushcarts vie with battered old Fiats and shiny BMWs for dominance of the noisy, narrow streets, and the Grand Bazaar competes with modern shopping malls. At dawn, when the muezzin's call to prayer resounds from ancient minarets, there are inevitably a few hearty revelers still making their way home from nightclubs and bars. Most visitors to this sprawling city of more than 14 million will first set foot in the relatively compact Old City, where the legacy of the Byzantine and Ottoman empires can be seen in monumental works of architecture like the brilliant Aya Sofya and the beautifully proportioned mosques built by the great architect Sinan. Though it would be easy to spend days, if not weeks, exploring the wealth of attractions in the historical peninsula, visitors should make sure also to venture elsewhere in order to experience the vibrancy of contemporary Istanbul. With a lively nightlife propelled by its young population and an exciting arts scene that’s increasingly on the international radar—thanks in part to its stint as the European Capital of Culture in 2010—Istanbul is truly a city that never sleeps. It’s also a place where visitors will feel welcome: Istanbul may be on the Bosphorus, but at heart it’s a Mediterranean city, whose friendly inhabitants are effusively social and eager to share what they love most about it.
Istanbul hotel stay image
Day 10-12
Istanbul hotel stay
The only city in the world that can lay claim to straddling two continents, Istanbul—once known as Constantinople, capital of the Byzantine and then the Ottoman Empire—has for centuries been a bustling metropolis with one foot in Europe and the other in Asia. Istanbul embraces this enviable position with both a certain chaos and inventiveness, ever evolving as one of the world’s most cosmopolitan crossroads. It’s often said that Istanbul is the meeting point of East and West, but visitors to this city built over the former capital of two great empires are likely to be just as impressed by the juxtaposition of old and new. Office towers creep up behind historic palaces, women in chic designer outfits pass others wearing long skirts and head coverings, peddlers’ pushcarts vie with battered old Fiats and shiny BMWs for dominance of the noisy, narrow streets, and the Grand Bazaar competes with modern shopping malls. At dawn, when the muezzin's call to prayer resounds from ancient minarets, there are inevitably a few hearty revelers still making their way home from nightclubs and bars. Most visitors to this sprawling city of more than 14 million will first set foot in the relatively compact Old City, where the legacy of the Byzantine and Ottoman empires can be seen in monumental works of architecture like the brilliant Aya Sofya and the beautifully proportioned mosques built by the great architect Sinan. Though it would be easy to spend days, if not weeks, exploring the wealth of attractions in the historical peninsula, visitors should make sure also to venture elsewhere in order to experience the vibrancy of contemporary Istanbul. With a lively nightlife propelled by its young population and an exciting arts scene that’s increasingly on the international radar—thanks in part to its stint as the European Capital of Culture in 2010—Istanbul is truly a city that never sleeps. It’s also a place where visitors will feel welcome: Istanbul may be on the Bosphorus, but at heart it’s a Mediterranean city, whose friendly inhabitants are effusively social and eager to share what they love most about it.
Return flight to the UK image
Day 12
Return flight to the UK
Return flight to the UK
Ship Details
Cunard Line
Queen Victoria

Queen Victoria will delight you with her special appeal, where elegance and unique features combine seamlessly with outstanding hospitality. You’ll discover an extraordinary way to see the world.

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Barcelona Hotel Will Be Confirmed By Travel Center On Booking

Total Nights: 2 Night Stay
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Istanbul Hotel Will Be Confirmed By Travel Center On Booking

Total Nights: 2 Night Stay
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Flights Included

Outbound Flight

Departure Date:
28th September 2024
Location:
Outbound flight from London, UK to Barcelona, Spain

Inbound Flight

Arrival Date:
09th October 2024
Location:
Inbound flight from from Istanbul, Türkiye to London, UK
Customer Reviews
4.4
out of 27 customer reviews
Cruise Overall
4.6
Ship
4.7
Dining
4.4
Service Onboard
4.7
Accomodation
4.4
Public Rooms
4.6
Embark & Disembark
4.6
Shore Excursions
3.9
Value For Money
4.1

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