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No-Fly Cunard & Venice Simplon-Orient-Express Adventures

Enjoy Exclusive Access to our No-Fly Cunard & Venice Simplon-Orient-Express Adventures – Last Chance to book for 2021!

With just 16 cabins remaining across six fabulous 2021 holidays - all at incredible prices, this is your last chance to book an unforgettable No-Fly Cunard and Venice Simplon-Orient-Express experience, perfectly paired with hotel stays in some of Italy’s most enchanting destinations. 

Quite possibly the most iconic train journey in the world, the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express exudes Art Deco glamour as it speeds through some of Europe’s most stunning scenery. Travel between a collection of magnificent cities on board the classic carriages, which will transport you back to the 1920s and the Golden Age of travel with their gleaming French-polished cherry wood marquetry, opulently embroidered upholstery and vintage fittings.  

Savour the architectural and natural treasures of the Mediterranean during a voyage on board Cunard’s Queen Victoria, a ship that offers all the trapping of maritime luxury. Embrace the beguiling landscapes of Lake Garda, glide through the labyrinthine canals of Venice and discover the Duomo in romantic Florence.

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All Holidays Include: 

The six fabulous 2021 holidays below all include a 2-day full board journey on board the luxury Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, full-board cruise on board Cunard's Queen Victoria, Italian hotel stays and all transfers.

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Your Venice Simplon-Orient-Express Experience

Every part of your journey is designed to help you capture a little of the magic of a bygone era, whether that’s the gentle clinking of solid crystal glassware in the bar car, or the traditional hospitality of your besuited steward. Travelling on board the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for many, and the experience more than lives up to its reputation.

Dressing for dinner is a key part of the experience; you can dress in smart separates should you wish, but keep in mind that most people will don a floor-length dress or something that evokes the style of the 1920s.

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Carriages

The train is made up of sleeping cars dating back to the 1920s and 30s, plus three dining cars, a bar car with an elegant baby grand piano which is played every evening before and after dinner, and an on-board boutique. There is also a baggage carriage for storing outsize bags that will not fit in your cabin. The most famous carriages are undoubtedly the three dining cars, where all the guests of the train come together for sumptuous cuisine in the most genteel surroundings. You may find yourself seated in L’Oriental, built in Birmingham in 1927 and dressed in black lacquer panels and red upholstery, or perhaps Côte d’Azur with its Lalique glassware, or Etoile du Nord with its stunning marquetry, which once travelled to Amsterdam, Paris, Lisbon, Madrid and Seville. The vibrant 3674 Bar Car, with its blue zebra and gold detailing, is also a guest favourite. In the early days of the service back in 1900, it was possible to buy certain carriages of the Orient Express, but today your accommodation is yours for as long as you’re on board.

Cabins

The restored 1920s sleeper cabins are some of the most luxurious train accommodation in the world. Each one is beautifully appointed with exquisite craftsmanship, such as bespoke soft furnishings and polished wood. There are four different cabin options to choose from: cosy single cabins, twin and double cabins with a banquette that converts into a bed at night, cabin suites made of two interconnecting cabins and Grand Suites – the most opulent accommodation on the rails. In most of the cabins the beds convert from a sitting area; while you’re enjoying a leisurely breakfast in your allocated dining car, your steward will slip in to return your bed to a banquette. At night, you’ll climb an upholstered ladder to the top bunk, or take the berth below where you’ll fall asleep to the gentle rocking motion of the train. In a Grand Suite, the sense of grandeur is inescapable, with Art Deco glamour from floor to ceiling, free-flowing champagne and flourishes taken from the service’s most iconic cities: Paris, Venice and Istanbul. There are three Grand Suites available, with each taking up an entire carriage and fixed beds so you can rest comfortably at any time. Precious materials used throughout include exotic woods, onyx and marble mosaics and light fixtures made from mouth-blown glass. Whichever cabin you choose, you’ll have a washbasin with hot and cold water, towels, bathrobes and slippers plus dual voltage plugs to stay connected. There are no showers or en suite bathrooms except in the Grand Suites, but there are two WCs at the end of each sleeping car. You will also receive mineral water and luxury toiletries in your vanity. As you can imagine in a train cabin, space is limited so you will need to transfer your necessary clothing and items for the journey into a carry-on bag and a garment bag, and to check-in any larger suitcases which will be returned to you once you reach your final destination.

Service

While the carriages have differed over the years, the exquisite service, however, remains unchanged. Every stay is unique to each guest, with your finely-attired stewards available for your every whim and to transform your cabin between a sitting area or sleeping bunks. Whatever you need, capture the attention of a liveried blue-and-gold attendant and you’ll find every request taken care of. The stewards are specially chosen for their excellent attention to detail and many have worked on board the train for decades.

Food

The cuisine on board is truly exceptional – its presentation is as such it’s hard to believe that it has been created on board a moving locomotive. Executive Chef Christian Bodiguel has honed his menus on the Orient Express for over 30 years, and takes inspiration from local, seasonal produce, dependent on the route that the train takes. You will be asked to choose from one of two sittings for breakfast, lunch and dinner, where you will enjoy multi-course dining of the highest calibre, accompanied by a selection of perfectly paired wines. Set menus are included in your journey, while drinks and à la carte dining is at an additional charge. Each afternoon, you will also be offered a sumptuous afternoon tea. The champagne bar is quite a spectacle, dressed in Art Deco relics and Lalique glassware. Here, you can sample perfectly chilled champagnes and all manner of soft and alcoholic beverages while you listen to the melodic sounds of the baby grand piano. If you’re a night owl, the bar car closes only when the last passenger has gone to bed.

Dress Code

On the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, you can never be too overdressed. If you’ve packed jeans, shorts or trainers for your holiday then keep them in your checked suitcase, as the dress code on board requires more formality. For dinner, men should wear a dark suit and tie, or dinner jacket, while women can dress in smart attire; many guests choose to embrace the occasion with black tie dress. During the day, the dress code is smart casual. Jeans are not acceptable at any time.

Your Cunard Experience

No other shipping line radiates the maritime elegance and illustrious heritage of Cunard. From the moment you step aboard one of its ships, you’ll be struck by the exquisite attention to detail. Polished brass fittings, Art Décor interiors and white-gloved waiters – all this and more creates the ambience of a bygone age. And with a high staff-to-passenger ratio, you’ll find yourself well attended to, from morning till night.

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The Britannia Experience

Book a Britannia Club stateroom and get your own spacious private balcony, king-size bed and a seven-pillow menu to choose from. Enjoy, sparkling wine on arrival, fresh fruit on request and you can dine in the grandeur of the Britannia Club restaurant, morning, noon or evening, giving your dining options added flexibility. You’ll also get 24-hour room service and a nightly turn-down service with complimentary chocolate.

An array of places to eat

A wealth of dining options awaits on any Cunard cruise. Whatever your culinary tastes or requirements, you’ll be met with a mouth-watering array of dishes. In the main dining areas, expect delicacies like poached quails’ eggs and mango panna cotta for dessert. Or you could go for the alternative options. Bamboo serves up wonderful Asian-influenced dishes, while Aztec’s menu features familiar Mexican favourites.

A treat for all your senses

You’ll find a superb spa on each of Cunard’s ships. On the Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth you can opt for one of the ocean-inspired treatments at the Mareel Wellness & Beauty spa, which is home to the Aqua Therapy Centre. The Canyon Ranch Spa on the Queen Mary 2 has a substantial treatment menu that includes everything from luxury facials to organic body wraps, massages to manicures.

The night is yours

One of the highlights of any Cunard cruise is the themed gala ball, a lavish occasion where you’ll get to don you finest garb. Sweep around the Queens Room to the sounds of an eight-piece orchestra, just the way it’s been done for decades before you. Of course, there are also a variety of evening performances to enjoy too, from West End-style musicals to accomplished magicians. Every night brings a new experience.

Event voyages

Whether you have a passion for fashion, a love of literature or want to immerse yourself in a feast of classical music with like-minded aficionados, Cunard’s event voyages are a wonderful and enriching experience. Expect exclusive speakers and events on board, as well as bespoke shore excursions in selected ports of call. And, of course, you’ll still get all the benefits that come with a Cunard voyage.