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Cunard Line
Cruise Ship
Queen Victoria
Cabin Type
Suite
Departure Port
Venice
Destination
Western Mediterranean
14 nights
Sep 09, 2017 — Sep 23, 2017
Sat — Sat
67
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last 8 days
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Cunard Line
Cruise Ship
Queen Mary 2 (QM2)
Cabin Type
Suite
Departure Port
New York (Manhattan)
Destination
Transatlantic
7 nights
Sep 07, 2017 — Sep 14, 2017
Thu — Thu
66
%
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last 5 days
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Cunard Line
Cruise Ship
Queen Mary 2 (QM2)
Cabin Type
Balcony
Departure Port
New York (Manhattan)
Destination
Transatlantic
7 nights
Jun 15, 2017 — Jun 22, 2017
Thu — Thu
58
%
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last 3 days
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Azamara Club Cruises
Cruise Ship
Azamara Journey
Cabin Type
Inside
Departure Port
Hamburg
Destination
Baltic Sea
14 nights
Jun 23, 2017 — Jul 07, 2017
Fri — Fri
56
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last 7 days
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Cunard Line
Cruise Ship
Queen Mary 2 (QM2)
Cabin Type
Inside
Departure Port
New York (Manhattan)
Destination
Transatlantic
7 nights
Jun 15, 2017 — Jun 22, 2017
Thu — Thu
52
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last 3 days
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Cunard Line
Cruise Ship
Queen Mary 2 (QM2)
Cabin Type
Inside
Departure Port
New York (Manhattan)
Destination
Transatlantic
7 nights
Dec 08, 2017 — Dec 15, 2017
Fri — Fri
51
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last 6 days
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Cunard Line
Cruise Ship
Queen Mary 2 (QM2)
Cabin Type
Inside
Departure Port
Hamburg
Destination
Transatlantic
9 nights
Nov 03, 2017 — Nov 12, 2017
Fri — Sun
49
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last 3 days
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Cunard Line
Cruise Ship
Queen Mary 2 (QM2)
Cabin Type
Outside
Departure Port
New York (Manhattan)
Destination
Transatlantic
7 nights
Dec 08, 2017 — Dec 15, 2017
Fri — Fri
48
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last 6 days
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Cunard Line
Cruise Ship
Queen Elizabeth
Cabin Type
Suite
Departure Port
Southampton
Destination
Eastern Mediterranean
13 nights
Sep 25, 2017 — Oct 08, 2017
Mon — Sun
46
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last 2 days
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Cunard Line
Cruise Ship
Queen Mary 2 (QM2)
Cabin Type
Balcony
Departure Port
Southampton
Destination
Transatlantic
8 nights
Sep 14, 2017 — Sep 22, 2017
Thu — Fri
43
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last 6 days
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Cunard Line
Cruise Ship
Queen Victoria
Cabin Type
Suite
Departure Port
Venice
Destination
Mediterranean
14 nights
Jul 08, 2017 — Jul 22, 2017
Sat — Sat
43
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last 6 days
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Cunard Line
Cruise Ship
Queen Mary 2 (QM2)
Cabin Type
Suite
Departure Port
New York (Manhattan)
Destination
Transatlantic
7 nights
Dec 08, 2017 — Dec 15, 2017
Fri — Fri
42
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last 6 days
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Cunard Line
Cruise Ship
Queen Mary 2 (QM2)
Cabin Type
Inside
Departure Port
New York (Manhattan)
Destination
British Isles & Western Europe
16 nights
May 15, 2017 — May 31, 2017
Mon — Wed
42
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last 2 days
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Cunard Line
Cruise Ship
Queen Mary 2 (QM2)
Cabin Type
Balcony
Departure Port
New York (Manhattan)
Destination
Transatlantic
7 nights
Dec 08, 2017 — Dec 15, 2017
Fri — Fri
42
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last 6 days
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Cunard Line
Cruise Ship
Queen Victoria
Cabin Type
Balcony
Departure Port
Athens (Piraeus)
Destination
Mediterranean
21 nights
Jul 22, 2017 — Aug 12, 2017
Sat — Sat
42
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last 5 days
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Cunard Line
Cruise Ship
Queen Mary 2 (QM2)
Cabin Type
Balcony
Departure Port
New York (Manhattan)
Destination
Transatlantic
7 nights
Aug 12, 2017 — Aug 19, 2017
Sat — Sat
36
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last 6 days
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Cunard Line
Cruise Ship
Queen Elizabeth
Cabin Type
Inside
Departure Port
Southampton
Destination
Baltic Sea
7 nights
Jun 24, 2017 — Jul 01, 2017
Sat — Sat
36
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last 8 days
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Cunard Line
Cruise Ship
Queen Victoria
Cabin Type
Suite
Departure Port
Rome (Civitavecchia)
Destination
Mediterranean
14 nights
Jul 01, 2017 — Jul 15, 2017
Sat — Sat
34
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last 6 days
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Cunard Line
Cruise Ship
Queen Victoria
Cabin Type
Outside
Departure Port
Southampton
Destination
Eastern Mediterranean
14 nights
Jun 08, 2017 — Jun 22, 2017
Thu — Thu
33
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last 5 days
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Cunard Line
Cruise Ship
Queen Elizabeth
Cabin Type
Inside
Departure Port
Southampton
Destination
British Isles & Western Europe
10 nights
Nov 06, 2017 — Nov 16, 2017
Mon — Thu
32
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Jodoc
Member Since 2017
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Good experience with Crystal Mozart, over what we did expect. It has been an amazing 10 days onboard. The crew is very friendly, polite, always smiling and willing to assist with everything. The weather was unfortunately not so nice, ... Read more
Roberto500
Member Since 2017
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Overall a top drawer experience. Very little to fault. Felt the tour guide in Budapest was a bit difficult to follow at times, but all other guides were professional, knowledgeable, and entertaining. Chef and dining room staff superb. Also ... Read more
UUNetBill
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
1,390 forum post
0 helpful votes
We recently sailed on the 10-night Barcelona to Venice trip aboard Explorer. It was our seventh Regent cruise but our first on the Explorer. We brought my mother and her husband and it was their first cruise ever. Bottom line up front - ... Read more
dreena52
Member Since 2017
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
Just been on board for 10 days and was pleased to get off, personally I found the food not to be 5 star, the buffet area, although the food was better, I likened it to a motorway dining area, with the seating arranged so people were ... Read more
jwsfun
Member Since 2007
10 reviews
32 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We'd been to most of the places this itinerary went, before and several were not even worth getting off the ship, so the ship was the main reason to go on this cruise. We just wanted to relax. Crystal Serenity did not disappoint! We ... Read more
Holway
Member Since 2016
3 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We had a not exactly great experience (Well, to be honest it was awful) on the Scenic Pearl in 2016 and had almost thought of cancelling this cruise. But the two ships and experiences were like Chalk & Cheese. Spirit is only one year ... Read more
Kris1970
Member Since 2017
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
The all inclusive 5-star experience on board Scenic Opal was incredible. The food was amazing - in choice, presentation and quality - the chef (Norman) clearly loved his work. The service in the cabins, in the restaurant and throughout ... Read more
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