(New York City)
Experience New York with your private guide, before you embark on an impressive transatlantic cruise journey between New York and London, experiencing unforgettable days at sea as you transition the waters of the vast Atlantic Ocean. Try your luck at the onboard casino, spend an evening at the nightclub, or sit back at the only planetarium at sea. Revel in activities and fascinating enrichment programs aboard your luxurious cruise ship, allowing you to contently pass the time on this relaxing voyage. Visit the beautiful capital of London and discover the beautiful city & the Windsor Castle.
New York to London Departures:
2014: Jan 3, May 16, Jun 13, Jul 6, Sep 27, Oct 28, Nov 19 // 2015: Jan 3
London to New York Departures:
2014: May 9, Jun 24, Jul 21, Aug 20, Sep 8, Nov 19, Dec 22
Enjoy a private airport transfer with vehicle and driver.
Sheraton New York Hotel is located between Central Park and Times Square in the center of Manhattan's Midtown business and entertainment district. The Sheraton has a polished, contemporary flair that is enhanced throughout the hotel. All guest rooms feature the new ultra-comfortable pillow top Sheraton Sweet Sleeper(SM) Bed. Plus. Amenities include a restaurant, coffee shop, room service, cocktail lounge, Internet cafe, tour desk, business center, gift shop, guest laundry facilities, concierge, safe-deposit service at front desk and dry cleaning/laundry service. Recreational facilities include a health club with steam room and sauna. Complimentary daily newspaper is delivered to room.
Your guide will take you around the lesser-known jewels that enhance New York City’s famous ethnic diversity: The boro’s of Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx. Learn the historical changes that have shaped the lives of millions of immigrants, and formed the geographical enclaves as the foundation of present day Manhattan’s cultural life. (Service includes round trip transportation from/to hotel, 4-hrs tour with private minivan and driver/guide).
Meet your driver for a private port transfer with vehicle and a professional driver to Brooklyn Cruise Port.
Welcome aboard!After a warm welcome, find your bearings as you get acquainted with you magnificent oceanliner, raise a toast in the Commodore Club then anticipate your first experience of the Britannia or Grills Restaurant.
Port charges are included as part of your itinerary.
Queen Mary II, affectionately known as QM2, was famous even before her first sailing and a worthy heir to Cunard’s rich legacy. As the flagship of the world’s most respected fleet of luxury ocean liners, you’ll delight in her accommodation and renowned restaurants, her breathtaking Grand Lobby and the amazing array of unsurpassed amenities she offers. Queen Mary II is the only ship still sailing a Transatlantic cruise schedule each year.
Today marks the first of six full days spent at sea, as you transition the Atlantic between North America and Europe. Hear anecdotes of a famous author or explorer courtesy of Cunard Insights. Later, Lotus tempts with its Asian cuisine and a fantastic live band entices you into the G32 nightclub.
Your days and nights at sea offer an abundance of possibilities. Spend a refreshing moment beneath a waterfall in the AquaTherapy Centre of the Canyon Ranch SpaClub, browse the books in the largest library collection at sea, attend lavish Royal Nights balls and indulge in our traditional Afternoon Tea in the Queens Room. Dine on the finest cuisine and perhaps best of all; be among the privileged travellers who can say they have experienced an extraordinary legacy.
Another relaxing day at sea. Early riser's yoga sets you up for coffee and croissants at Sir Samuel's or a pampered spa treatment. Later, join new friends for an evening recital in the refined Chart Room.
Sail onward today. Summon a room service breakfast then call at the Mayfair Shops - there's a glittering Gala Ball tonight. Exquisite dining and dancing await, so too the casino or a spectacular show.
Star gaze in the only planetarium at sea or attend RADA workshops. For tonight, make a reservation at Todd English - after you've sipped bubbly in the Veuve Clicquot Champagne Bar.
Your final full day at sea. Admire a collection of photographic portraits from Cunarders past at the Maritime Quest. Then reflect on your own magical crossing as you toast new friends in the Golden Lion Pub.
This morning you'll disembark from your cruise ship, content after completing your incredible voyage across the Atlantic. Bid farewell to your fellow cruisemates, storing wonderful memories away for safe keeping.
Enjoy a transfer between the Southampton port and your London hotel with your personal vehicle and driver.
South Bank is a beautiful riverside stretch in the heart of central London, following the Thames from Lambeth to Blackfriars bridges. In walking distance to Covent Garden and Westminster its the perfect location for a relaxing stroll Also accessible from Waterloo station. The packed programme of theatre, exhibitions, music, film and free events means South Bank is an inspiring place to explore for all ages. Along the South Bank, take in such sites, as, The London Eye: the world’s tallest observation wheel. At 135 metres above the Thames it offers unrivalled views over the city. On a clear day from the world’s largest Ferris wheel you can see 25 miles in every direction as far as Windsor to the west and, to the east nearly out to sea. Continue walking over the Milennium Bridge. Although it nowadays provides a smooth river crossing, the Millennium Bridge will be known to Londoners as simply the wobbly bridge. Designed by Norman Foster and Anthony Caro, its low-slung frame looks pretty spectacular, particularly when it’s lit up at night with fibre-optics-the so-called ‘blade of light’ effect. South Bank was made for long lazy afternoons and evenings, there is something for all tastes. Absorb the atmosphere over an al fresco lunch or dinner, enjoy cocktails with a view and try the stylish hotel bars, family-friendly cafes and funky places to grab a quick bite or late night drink.
Lancaster (4*) 18-story hotel opposite the 600 acres of Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens, and adjacent to an Underground stop. West End theaters and Knightsbridge shopping are less than 2 km away. The sizable Lancaster London offers 2 restaurants with splendid park views. Nipa serving authentic Thai cuisine and the super-chic contemporary restaurant Island. Guestrooms are light and airy with extensive views over Hyde Park and the London skyline beyond. Amenities include high-speed Internet access, satellite TV, minibar, and air conditioning.
Windsor is a suburban town and tourist destination in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead in Berkshire, England. It is best known as the site of Windsor Castle. The town is situated 21 miles (34 km) west of Charing Cross. It is immediately south of the River Thames, which forms its boundary with Eton. Windsor and the surrounding areas contain some of the most expensive and desirable housing in the UK. The village of Old Windsor, just over two miles to the south, predates what is now called Windsor by around 300 years; in the past Windsor was formally referred to as New Windsor to distinguish the two. Windsor is the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world and the Official Residence of Her Majesty The Queen. Its rich history spans almost 1000 years. The Castle covers an area of about 5 hectares (13 acres) and contains magnificent State Apartments furnished with treasures from the Royal Collection, St George's Chapel (one of the most beautiful ecclesiastical buildings in England and the burial place of 10 monarchs), and Queen Mary's Dolls House, a masterpiece in miniature. Entrance fee is included.
Meet your driver at your hotel and be taken to Heathrow Airport by a private transfer.
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