This is a holiday made in Heaven. Begin with a one-night stay in buzzy Barcelona to take in the delights of Catalonian cuisine, the city’s amazing architecture and world-famous art.
Then embark on the regal Queen Elizabeth for a memorable 28-night cruise to Fremantle experiencing one of the finest cruise liners sailing across five oceans. You will immerse yourself in Cunard’s much-herald heritage, sense of occasion and a range of premium entertainment, dining and leisurely pursuits such as playing croquet on the deck, tracking the stars in the largest planetarium at sea or enjoying a West End show at the ship’s extravagant Royal Court Theatre.
You will cruise the Mediterranean Sea, call at Heraklion on the gorgeous Greek island of Crete; take a scenic cruise through Egypt’s historic Suez Canal before visiting Safaga, a town famed for its Red Sea therapeutic properties, followed by Luxor to view its magnificent ancient treasures. The cruise will continue to Oman, Sri Lanka, Singapore Bali before arriving at your final destination in Fremantle.
Imagine Holidays has crafted this unforgettable holiday including a 28-night cruise on Queen Elizabeth including all flights, taxes and transfers^ with prices starting from $6999pp departing Perth on 29 October 2023.
To book, call Imagine Holidays on (02) 7254 21 24 or click here for more details.
Your first port of call is Heraklion, the livhttps://www.imagineholidays.com.au/holidays/sensational-barcelona-and-sumptuous-cunard-voyage-to-freely capital of the gorgeous Greek Island of Crete where you can explore the Palace of Knossos, a vast archaeological site with well-preserved frescoes, baths and throne room and the hill-top, Palace of Phaistos. For an insight into the Crete’s ancient past, visit the Heraklion Archaeological Museum or simply chill out at one of the golden beaches surrounding the port such as Ammoudara or Agia Pelagia.
During your day at sea you can enrol for pilates, yoga or wine tastings and then take a spectacular scenic cruise through the historic Suez Canal, an extraordinary engineering feat connecting the Mediterranean Sea with the Red Sea. The Suez Canal, completed in 1869 is one of the world’s most important shipping routes. As you sail the 193-km Canal you will notice the world’s largest swing bridge, the El Ferdan Railway Bridge, that spans the Canal.
Next you will call at a small port town of Safaga on Egypt’s Red Sea coast with its picturesque black sand beaches, turquoise waters and pristine reefs – a haven for snorkelers and divers. The Red Sea’s mineral-rich waters are renowned for their therapeutic healing properties and if time permits, head inland to ancient Luxor to view the incredible Valley of the Kings and other archaeological treasures.
Enjoy Queen Elizabeth’s various cosmopolitan bars and lounges or take in the beautiful sunset over the sparkling waters while nursing a G&T. For jazz lovers, swing by the Yacht Club for some live jazz and a resident DJ will keep you dancing long into the night. You can also look forward to the ship’s Gala Evenings where guests can dress up in their finest gowns and best dinner suits for a spectacular evening of music, food and celebration.
When Queen Elizabeth sails to the southern coast of Oman you will alight at the port of Salalah, at the base of Al Qara Mountains. The charming town is unlike much of the region as it is green and fertile where luscious fruit such as figs and bananas grow in abundance and where mountains are covered in frankincense trees.
Next up is Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka where you can wander the streets lined with colonial buildings built by the Portuguese and British. You can also explore the temples or head to the Pettah Bazaar, the city biggest market to pick up some souvenirs.
The bustling city of Singapore will be your next port of call where futuristic skyscrapers sit next to Buddhist and Hindu temples. Make sure you sit down to sample Singapore’s famous street food housed in hawker centres. From chilli crabs to chicken rice, both national dishes of the city state, you will be spoilt for choice. Then make your way to Gardens by the Bay for an incredible light show and close-up views of the luminescent Supertrees.
Another exciting city awaits you when you cruise the exotic island of Java and stop at Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia. Immerse yourself in some traditional art forms such as puppetry and taste some of the wide-ranging Javanese street food shop at a local market.
In sharp contrast, you will discover Hindu temples and culture when you stop at beautiful Bali, the Island of the Gods, with its terraced rice fields, soaring mystical volcanoes and world-class surfing waters.
As Queen Elizabeth sails on her final leg of the grand adventure towards Fremantle, there will be three days at sea where you can relax, unwind in outdoor whirlpools or treat yourself to a great body massage at the ship’s spa.
Your holiday snapshot
- 28 night full-board cruise on board the Queen Elizabeth
- 1 night four-star hotel stay in Barcelona with breakfast
All flights, taxes & transfers^
^Perth transfers not included