104 Night Round the World Voyage with Cunard

Stunning round the world voyage departing on 10th of January 2022 and returning on 24th of April 2022

In 2022 Queen Mary 2 sets off on an enticing 104-night World Voyage to Australia, via Asia, the Arabian Peninsula and the Middle East. Her antipodean adventure calls at 27 ports in 16 countries, offering guests the chance to explore up to 33 UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Sailing east-west from Southampton, via the Suez Canal, you’ll chart a fascinating course through the eastern hemisphere on Cunard’s iconic flagship.

Queen Mary 2 will spend overnights in Haifa, Dubai, Hong Kong, Singapore and Sydney, this will allow you even more time in port to explore these wondrous destinations.

Departs: Southampton, UK – 10th of January 2022
Returns: Southampton, UK – 24th of April 2022
*Shorter elements of the world cruise can be booked – please ask for details

Details
  • 104 Night World Voyage Aboard Queen Mary 2
  • Multiple Accommodation options from stateroom to suite
  • Day time and Evening Entertainment on Board
  • Breakfast, Lunch and dinner in main restaurant
  • Traditional afternoon tea daily
  • Daily Steward Service & Room Service 24 hours a day
  • Additional amenities when booking a Britannia Club stateroom or a suite

Price from £10,399 per person (based on 2 people sharing a stateroom)

2022 World Voyage Aboard Queen Mary 2

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Detailed Itinerary and Cruise Highlights

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DETAILED ITINERARY

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104 Night World Voyage Aboard the Queen Mary 2 by Cunard

Excursions, trips and tours available in destinations (please ask for details).

Day 1 – Southampton, England, UK

Departs early evening

Days 2-3 – At Sea

Day 4 – Seville (tours from Cadiz), Spain

Arrives early morning, Depart afternoon

Days 5-7 – At Sea

Day 8 – Athens (tours from Piraeus), Greece

Arrive early morning, Depart early evening
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Day 9 – At Sea

Days 10-11 – Galilee (tours from Haifa), Israel

Arrive early morning, Depart evening
Overnight

Day 12 – At Sea

Day 13 – Transit Suez Canal, Egypt (Cruise-by)

Arrive early morning, Depart afternoon

Day 14 – Petra (tours from Aqaba), Jordan

Arrive early morning, Depart evening

Days 15-19 – At Sea

Day 20 – Muscat, Oman

Arrive early morning, Depart early evening

Day 21 – At Sea

Day 22-23 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Arrive early morning, Depart early evening
Overnight
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Days 24-27 – At Sea

Day 28 – Colombo, Sri Lanka

Arrive early morning, Depart evening

Days 29-31 – At Sea

Day 32 – Kuala Lumpur (tours from Port Kelang), Malaysia

Arrive early morning, Depart early evening

Day 33 – Singapore

Arrive early morning, Depart early evening

Day 34 – At Sea

Day 35 – Ho Chi Minh City (tours from Phu My), Vi

Arrive early morning, Depart early evening

Day 36 – At Sea

Day 37 – Hue and Da Nang (tours from Chan May), Vietnam

Arrive early morning, Depart early evening
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Day 38 – At Sea

Days 39-40 – Hong Kong, China

Arrive early morning, Depart early evening
Overnight

Days 41-43 – At Sea

Day 44 – Bitung, Indonesia

Arrive early morning, Depart early evening

Days 45-46 – At Sea

Day 47 – Darwin, NT, Australia

Arrive early morning, Depart early evening
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Days 48-50 – At Sea

Day 51 – Cairns (tours from Yorkey’s Knob), QLD

Arrive early morning, Depart early evening

Day 52 – At Sea

Day 53 – Whitsunday Island (tours from Airlie Beach), QLD, Australia

Arrive early morning, Depart early evening

Days 54-55 – At Sea

Days 56-57 – Sydney, NSW, Australia

Arrive early morning, Depart evening
Overnight

Day 58 – At Sea

Day 59 – Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Arrive early morning, Depart early evening

Day 60 – At Sea

Day 61 – Adelaide, SA, Australia

Arrive early morning, Depart Afternoon

Days 62-63 – At Sea

Day 64 – Perth (tours from Fremantle), WA, Australia

Arrive early morning, Depart evening
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Days 65-67 – At Sea

Day 68 – Bali, Indonesia

Arrive early morning, Depart early evening

Days 69-70 – At Sea

Days 71-72 – Singapore

Arrive early morning, Depart early evening
Over night

Day 73 – At Sea

Day 74 – Penang, Malaysia

Arrive early morning, Depart afternoon
Possible Tender

Days 75-76 – At Sea

Day 77 – Colombo, Sri Lanka

Arrive early morning, Depart evening

Days 78-82 – At Sea

Day 83 – Doha, Qatar

Arrive early morning, Depart early evening

Day 84 – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Arrive early morning, Depart early evening
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Day 85 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Arrive early morning, Depart evening

Days 86-87 – At Sea

Day 88 – Salalah, Oman

Arrive early morning, Depart afternoon

Days 89-92 – At Sea

Day 93 – Petra (tours from Aqaba), Jordan

Arrive early morning, Depart evening

Day 94 – At Sea

Day 95 – Transit Suez Canal, Egypt (Cruise-by)

Arrive early morning, Depart afternoon

Days 96-98 – At Sea

Day 99 – Rome (tours from Civitavecchia), Italy

Arrive early morning, Depart early evening
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Days 100-101 – At Sea

Day 102 – Lisbon, Portugal

Arrive early morning, Depart afternoon

Days 103-104 – At Sea

Day 105 – Southampton, England, UK

Arrive early morning

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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

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Cruise Highlight – Sydney, Australia

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The stunning harbour city, Sydney, is Australia’s oldest and largest urban centre. Gold mining and sheep breeding propelled Sydney’s development, and today it’s the largest port in the entire South Pacific. Mark Twain called it “the wonder of the world”.

Your port guide to Sydney.

Blessed with a natural harbour, countless golden beaches and world-class restaurants, Sydney is a dazzling metropolis and international gateway to Australia’s east coast. The city is famed for the quality of its outdoor living, yet a visit here offers more than a chance to soak up the sun. The Sydney Harbour Bridge, world-famous Opera House and the constant bustle of the harbour itself make Sydney one of the world’s most dynamic destinations. Venturing outside the capital of New South Wales unlocks mysterious protected coves, miles of sandy beaches and the dramatic landscape of the breath-taking Blue Mountains.

Exploring

For spectacular 360-degree views, ascend Sydney Harbour Bridge’s south-east pylon from which Sydney Opera House and The Rocks – one of the city’s liveliest precincts and home to the Museum of Sydney and Museum of Contemporary Art – are visible. The Sydney Aquarium, National Maritime Museum and the Chinese Garden of Friendship can be found in Darling Harbour, with Chinatown also nearby. The Australian Museum, ranked one of the top five history museums in the world, is ideal for anyone wishing to deepen their knowledge of Australia’s aboriginal heritage. Alternatively, escape the city’s hustle at Sydney’s Royal Botanic Gardens. Incorporating Government House and the Conservatorium of Music, this sprawling parkland offers 24 hectares of native exotic trees.

Eating and drinking

Those unfamiliar with Sydney may be surprised by the sophistication of the city’s culinary scene. Sydney offers myriad dining experiences drawing on both eastern and western influences, along with restaurants producing some of the most innovative nouveau cuisine in the world. Thai, Vietnamese, Indian and Korean restaurants are abundant in the city while Italian, Greek, Lebanese and the cuisines of central Europe are also popular. If you’re seeking a central spot to stop and grab a bite around lunchtime, Circular Quay – wedged between the Opera House and The Rocks – is a bustling precinct jammed with quality restaurants offering quayside dining.

Shopping

Sydney offers an exciting shopping experience encompassing department stores, boutiques and designer emporiums, all located within the city centre itself. Pitt Street Mall is perhaps the most renowned of Sydney’s shopping precincts, offering a blend of internationally renowned brands alongside some delightful native Australian names. Westfield and The Strand Arcade both branch off from here and you could easily fill a day browsing the variety of shops in this area alone. Alternatively, Queen Victoria Building, constructed in 1898, offers undercover shopping in a beautiful historic arcade while World Square is another excellent shopping option that combines dining and retail in one convenient location.

Beyond Sydney

Sydney is ideally located to explore many of New South Wales’ most popular tourist attractions. The Blue Mountains, comprising four national parks, are located just 65km west of the city and feature a spectacular collection of broken ravines, towering cliffs and high forested plateaux. On the edge of the spectacular Jamison Valley you’ll find the historic town of Katoomba where you can ride Australia’s famous Scenic Railway. Also within easy reach of Sydney are the lovely gardens of the cool Southern Highlands, the family-friendly beaches of the Central Coast and the pretty Hunter Valley; Australia’s oldest commercial wine-growing district.

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SALALAH, OMAN

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Cruise Highlight – Salalah, Oman

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Salalah is the largest city in the Sultanate of Oman, and its the birthplace of the Sultan Qaboos bin Said. Beyond the unique atmosphere the khareef provides, there is much more to see and experience.

As well as its lush green pastures, Salalah is renowned for its stunning collection of beaches, which feel almost Caribbean with their coconut trees and relaxed vibe. Try Al Mughsail Beach, a quiet and wild-feeling stretch of sand, full of caves and blowholes.

For a taste of Salalah’s history, head to the Museum of the Frankinscence Land. This ancient set of ruins actually belong to the trading port of Zafar, and from here frankinscence was shipped to India, in return for spices. The on-site museum documents the history of the port as well as the area’s settlement since 2000 BC. It not only demonstrates the maritime strength of Oman, but also the modern rejuvenation of Salalah as a commercial and leisure port. 186 miles of walkways and beautiful lights at night ensure this is an unforgettable visit.

During your Salalah cruise, make sure you visit one of the many markets and bazaars if possible. Al-Husn Souq is one of the best, and where the local Dhofari people come to shop. Take your pick from cotton headdresses, jewellery and heady incense.

Another famous feature of Salalah is its plantations. Papayas, coconuts and small bananas all grow here and are an important part of both Salalah’s past and its future. You can walk along the plantation roads, which are just over a mile from the centre of the main town. There are plenty of fruit stands selling refreshments if you get tired.

If you find yourself peckish in Salalah, there are plenty of places to pick up some traditional Omani cuisine. It is also worth keeping in mind that special dishes are cooked for two main religious festivals: Eid Al Fitr and Eid Al Adha.

Discovering the khareef on your Salalah cruise

Khareef is a colloquial term used for the period of time between June and September when an unusual weather phenomenon occurs in Salalah: a monsoon, caused by surface wind, rages on and causes the landscape to explode into lush green vegetation. Salalah depends on the khareef each year for its water supply, and an annual festival is held to celebrate it, which attracts tourists and locals alike every single year.

The water from the monsoon transforms the landscape into a verdant and subtropical wonderland, the likes of which cannot be seen anywhere else in Oman. It also makes the ground incredibly fertile, and is the reason why this region is able to grow a wide range of fruit and vegetables such as coconuts and bananas.

The city has a large expatriate community of people from India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Bangladesh. The majority of the population in Salalah is Muslim, and Arabic is the official language spoken here.

Apart from the khareef, the climate here is fairly stable and consistently hot.

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PETRA, JORDAN

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Cruise Highlight – Petra, Jordan

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Inland from Aqaba and its world-renowned diving, lies the astonishing and ancient hidden city of Petra. Looming like a mirage that melts into the copper sandstone hills of the desert, it is a rare and magnificent delight.

Your guide to Aqaba

Aqaba is Jordan’s only coastal city, its location between Asia and Africa providing a vital trading hub for thousands of years. Today the city has a unique feel – with bustling souks and burnt orange mountains more typical of inland Jordan, alongside all the charm of a seaside town. With neighbours that include the Mars-like landscapes of Wadi Rum and the UNESCO City of Petra, Aqaba completes the ‘golden triangle’ of tourism in Jordan. Restaurants are lively with fresh fish and beautiful coastal views while shopping in the Old Town’s souks provides ample opportunity to flex your bartering skills.

Exploring

Magnificent sandy beaches and fabulous coral reefs may be Aqaba’s calling card but the town’s incredible heritage and archaeological significance means there’s no shortage of history to discover. The majestic Sharif Hussein bin Ali Mosque, Aqaba Castle – originally built in the 12th century – and the Great Arab Revolt Plaza, commemorating the revolt against the Ottoman Empire, are among the cultural highlights. Elsewhere, a visit to Aqaba Bird Observatory offers a chance to glimpse hundreds of native Jordanian birds, while venturing a little further afield reveals the ruins of Ayla – the first Muslim city outside of the Arabian Peninsula.

Eating and drinking

Old-style spots serving up traditional Arabic coffee and Jordanian pastries stand side-by-side with cool modern cafés in Aqaba. Choose from an eclectic mix of restaurants offering refined Jordanian and European cuisine, or simply sit back and enjoy a pre-dinner aperitif, freshly-pressed juice or shisha in one of Aqaba’s many lounges and bars. A selection of hot and cold mezze (small sharing plates) such as hummus, tabbouleh and foul (pronounced fool) make an ideal light lunch or starter. For something more substantial, the local delicacy Mensaf (lamb stewed in fermented yogurt) will reward your palate with an authentic taste of Jordan.

Shopping

With its lively markets and atmospheric souks, shopping in Aqaba is an experience to savour. If your port call keeps you in Jordan late, be sure to visit Souk by The Sea – a vibrant evening market that takes place seasonally on Fridays. Over fifty artisan producers showcase their wares here alongside vendors selling food and drink. Bargaining is practiced, so don’t be shy about negotiating the seller down (the first price offered is rarely final). Gold and silver shops are also common in Aqaba; the exquisite workmanship is typically done by hand. At such stores, purchases are priced according to weight, and each shop should have a set of finely-balanced scales accordingly.

Beyond Aqaba

From Wadi Rum to Petra, beyond Aqaba you’ll find some of Jordan’s most celebrated sights. The salmon-tinged Wadi Rum, famously used by Lawrence as a base for his Bedouin tribes during WWI, is just 35 miles from the city. The mountain-fringed desert is spectacular, with Roman fortifications, a Patrol Post and countless temples. Travelling 80 miles brings you to the UNESCO world heritage site, Petra, one of the most visited places in the Middle East. Entry to the red-rose city, famously described as “half as old as time” is via a mile-long winding gorge known as the Siq, and once inside the experience of walking the carved sandstone buildings is simply otherworldly.

Queen Mary 2

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Welcome to the most famous ocean liner in the world.

Her elegance and scale are like no other. Built to sail the open seas and strength to cut through the mighty Atlantic. Nestled within her graceful lines are fifteen restaurants and bars, five swimming pools, a full-sized theatre, a casino, a Canyon Ranch SpaClub ® , a 3D cinema, a full–scale floating planetarium, and the largest dance floor at sea.

There are acres of deck space and a traditional promenade deck that circumnavigates the ship. She even has kennels to accommodate our four-legged guests in style on Transatlantic Crossings.

Queen Mary 2 Destinations:

  • World Voyages
  • Transatlantic Crossings between Southampton and New York
  • USA and Canada
  • Caribbean
  • Norwegian Fjords
  • Africa and Indian Ocean
  • Short Cruises
  • Grand Voyages
  • Asia
  • Australia and New Zealand
  • South America
Read more about what awaits you on board your Cunard voyage.

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DINING

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Dining on your Cunard Cruise

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If anything sums up the freedom of your voyage, it’s the array of places to eat. From healthy to hearty and from light bites to haute cuisine, often what’s on offer reflects where you are in the world as our chefs use fresh local ingredients.

You’ll also discover many delicious vegetarian dishes, and we’ll happily cater for special dietary requirements too. Whether you’re dining in the Britannia Restaurant or Grills, everything is beautifully presented and offered with a discerning selection of wines to complement your choice perfectly.

On board all Cunard ships, buffet-style dining is available throughout the day and until late evening. For those more informal lunches, the ever-popular Golden Lion Pub welcomes you with traditional gastro-pub fare. ‘Dining out’ is always an option. Every evening, in the Kings Court or Lido restaurants, our ships offer alternative dining options. Including Italian, Indian, Pan Asian, Mexican, and American Smokehouse menus, you can enjoy a change from your main restaurant anytime, and ‘dine out’ for a modest supplement.

An additional alternative is Steakhouse at The Verandah, which takes influence from both sides of the Atlantic. Our chefs have curated a menu showcasing prime USDA grain finished New York strip steak, Maine lobster, and Alaskan king crab, alongside dishes celebrating British provenance such as Scotch grass-fed dry-aged beef and Salt Marsh lamb rack. Offerings from further afield such as renowned Wagyu beef from Australia also feature.

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ACCOMMODATION

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Accommodation Options on board Cunard Cruises

Britannia Staterooms


Sparkling wine welcomes you to your Britannia stateroom. Choose from an Inside, with no window, Oceanview with window, or staterooms with balcony. Each offers a blissful king-sized bed – or twin beds – topped with an exclusively-designed plush Sealy mattress.

Your steward is always on hand to help, while complimentary 24 hour room service keeps you refreshed – even in the middle of the night.

As well as generous storage, a widescreen TV, and a mini-bar, complimentary Penhaligon’s toiletries, bathrobes, and slippers are provided for your comfort. Every evening, there is a turndown service with a chocolate left on your pillow.

The Britannia Restaurant epitomises the glamour of classic sea travel. Dining here in the double height room, with a sweeping staircase, always feels like an event with the buzz of your fellow guests, sharing stories from the day.

Britannia Club

Britannia Club staterooms include a roomy private balcony and a pillow menu. Guests are welcome to dine anytime between 6.30pm and 9.00pm in the dedicated Britannia Club restaurant – the perfect setting for those who prefer a more intimate dining experience.

Single staterooms

Single staterooms offer refined and comfortable accommodation with generous single beds, spacious bathrooms, and a comfortable lounge area.

Cunard Grill Suites


Grill Suites are the epitome of the Cunard experience, where you can enjoy personal service and an abundance of relaxing space in your exclusive suite, with private lounge and beautiful terrace. Here, the finest food and wines in the Grill restaurants make your every meal something extra special to savour, where only the very best will do.

The Princess Grill Suite experience


Booking a Princess Grill Suite takes your travels to a new level of indulgence. Savour exquisite food, spacious suites with a separate living area, and a private Grills Lounge to experience ultimate comfort at sea.
Princess Grill Suite amenities:

  • Private balcony, with comfortable furniture and ocean views
  • Pillow concierge menu, offering a choice of nine different styles
  • Access to the Grills Lounge and outdoor terrace
  • Dine when you choose in the exclusive Princess Grill restaurant between 6.30pm and 9.00pm
  • Sparkling wine and chocolates on arrival
  • Marble bathrooms feature exclusive Penhaligon’s toiletries
  • Fresh fruit replenished daily

The Queens Grill Suite experience


As a Cunard Queens Grill Suite guest, you will experience the very pinnacle of luxurious ocean-going travel. Step into a sumptuous suite with separate living area and private balcony,* attentive butler service, and our exclusive Grills Lounge. Together with the very finest food served in the Queens Grill restaurant, this is an experience at sea without compare.
Queens Grill Suite amenities:

  • Expansive balcony,* perfect for relaxing and hosting impromptu soirées.
  • Your personal butler will take care of your every need
  • Marble bathrooms feature a shower, whirlpool tub, and exclusive Penhaligon’s toiletries
  • Pillow concierge menu, offering a choice of nine different styles
  • Access to the Grills Lounge and outdoor terrace
  • Savour the Queens Grill menu, course-by-course, in your suite
  • Dine when you choose in our Queens Grill restaurant between 6.30pm and 9.00pm
  • Chilled champagne and chocolates on arrival
  • Enjoy a complimentary in-suite bar (stocked with two bottles of wine or spirits of your choice and soft drinks)
  • Fresh fruit replenished daily
  • *Queen Anne Suite and Queen Victoria Suite on Queen Mary 2 do not have balconies
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ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT

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Activities and Evening Entertainment on board your Cunard Cruise

So much to do, So much time


You could try something new with Cunard every day and never experience it all.

Escape into a world of possibilities with as much or as little to do as you please. Ease into a day of blissful relaxation, or explore the many experiences that await you.

You may care to stroll around the Promenade Deck; three laps of Queen Mary 2’s Promenade Deck is one mile. Or you may wish to lose yourself in the largest library at sea, discover the only floating planetarium, or join our sommeliers for a wine-tasting from our vast cellar.

Perhaps the time has come to start that novel; our classes can guide you. Or be taught to tango, try fencing, or learn how to mix the perfect Martini in our Martini Mixology classes. You might even meet an astronaut at one of our Insight lectures.

Guests often say there is so much to do, they rarely find time to appreciate their stateroom.

Evenings on Board


Evenings on board offer many pleasures: deciding where to dine, wondering whether to dance, mingle, or enjoy a show. Then, of course, there’s the fun of dressing for the occasion.

On our much-loved Gala Evenings, which are the highlight of the voyage for many, we invite you to dress to impress as the celebratory atmosphere is
heightened across the ship. There are two or three of these special Gala Evenings for every seven days of your voyage.

Many of our guests sail with Cunard precisely because they love a reason to step out in style. Of course, should you prefer to spend your evenings in more relaxed attire, a selection of casual dining and entertainment venues is always available for your enjoyment.

Every Evening is an Event!

On each ship, the full-sized Royal Court Theatre is the setting for West End-quality shows. Some nights feature singers or comedians, other times you might catch a classical drama or a spectacular musical.

On board Queen Victoria you can enjoy your own private box – the first of its kind at sea – where you can be served champagne.

If you’re feeling lucky, maybe the casino calls. Or the beautiful sprung dance floor in the Queens Room ballroom where our themed balls are held. Or one of our nightclubs.

As you explore the ship, live music is around every corner from solo harpists and classical recitals to jazz ensembles. In the Golden Lion pub, karaoke nights and quizzes always draw a lively and informal crowd.

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SPA TREATMENTS

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Cunard Spa Treatments


Gently bubbling spa pools for luxuriating, balmy thermal suites for lounging, and vast ocean views for absorbing. Welcome to Cunard’s sensuous on board spas. These havens of pampering and wellness are tranquil retreats where you can soothe, rejuvenate, and detoxify with a wide assortment of indulgent treatments.

Between a soak in the whirlpool and a tête-à-tête with friends, you might choose to immerse yourself in a novel, or simply drift in and out of sleep on your warm tile bed.

Should you wish to slow the pace even further, you can listen to piano music in our Retreat Lounge before unwinding with a full body massage.