Embark on an incredible journey with the elegant, contemporary QUEEN ELIZABETH - boasting all the traditional refinements of a bygone era with superbly modern amenities. What better way to experience storied places like the Panama Canal.
PA NAMA CANAL with the
Two Special Departures: January 18 & March 30, 2014 22 & 18 Days From $2,995 per person
hile many ships oﬀer voyages through the Panama Canal, there are only two iconic 'Queen' liners that oﬀer a rare transit of this wonder of the world, the and the new. Heir to the grand tradition established by the original Queen Mary, the original Queen Elizabeth and the Queen Elizabeth 2, these great Cunard liners combine a fabled 175 year heritage of seagoing excellence with all the modern amenities one would enjoy in a modern Five-star resort. Nicer still, by combining these extraordinary voyages through the Panama Canal and adding in comfortable train travel to & from the ship from your hometown, we have crafted a holiday that is both convenient, stylish and allows you to see a good deal of this great country both coming and going. Depending on where you live, you can enjoy travel on such famous trains as the Lake Shore Limited, the Empire Builder and the Coast Starlight. Best of all, after the tour you may choose to travel home aboard the legendary California Zephyr over the storied 'Mainline through the Rockies' of the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad, a visual treat of epic proportions with Glenwood Canyon, the Continental Divide and the Front Range of the Rockies.
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No other Panama Canal voyage oﬀers you the snowbound Colorado Rockies, only Train Holidays. Despite such beautiful sights on this voyage as Costa Rica, the Cayman Islands, the actual path through the jungle of the Panama Canal, and of course, sailing under the Golden Gate Bridge into San Francisco, not all of the grandeur and beauty is outside. Inside, regal public rooms that evoke the golden age of Ocean travel await, from the two-story Library, the resplendent Royal Court Theatre, the Golden Lion Pub and nicest of all, the grand two deck-high Queen's Room, complete with chandeliers for traditional afternoon tea daily and big band dancing every night. There is simply no ﬁner way to see the Panama Canal.
Round-trip Amtrak coach travel from your hometown to the beginning of the cruise in either New York City or San Francisco and home after the cruise with the option of the stunning daylight passage through the Colorado Rockies aboard the famed California Zephyr, or though the Southwest aboard the Southwest Chief.
In January, overnight stay aboard the ship with two-night hotel stay after the voyage in 'Everybody's Favorite City', San Francisco at the excellent Hilton at Fisherman's Wharf with sightseeing, a cable car ride 'halfway to the stars' and Farewell Dinner.
Complete Panama Canal voyage from New York City (19-nights) to San Francisco aboard the QUEEN ELIZABETH in cabin category chosen.
A professional tour manager aboard ship and ashore to assure your holiday runs smoothly from start to ﬁnish. We have also included special cocktail parties and events board aboard ship and ashore.
Transfers between the ship and hotels.
Lastly, our program oﬀers a unique 'One Call does it all' – we expertly arrange your train travel with your preferred routing, your hotel stay, and your cabin choice aboard ship, as well as travel home from San Francisco. Our entire staﬀ has traveled on Cunard Line dozens of times and has done every Amtrak route, so there is no question we do not know the answer to. In short, this one-time voyage has only one ﬂaw, it will sell out quickly and prompt reservations are encouraged.
Since 1840 Cunard has enjoyed a tradition of sea-going superiority and perfection, making it the most storied and acclaimed shipping company ever. This grand traditionreached its apogee with the original Queen Mary, Queen Elizabeth and the QE2 and is still alive and well today aboard Queen Victoria & the new Queen Elizabeth
RMS Queen Elizabeth 1939
Embark on an incredible journey aboard the elegant, contemporary - boasting all the traditional refinements of a bygone era with superbly modern amenities. What better way to experience storied places like the Panama Canal.
Queen Elizabeth Queen Victoria The Most Famous Ocean Liners In The World
January 18 SAT January 19 - 20 January 21 TUE January 22 - 23 January 24 FRI
New York, NY At Sea Ft. Lauderdale, FL At Sea Aruba Aruba is the Caribbean, but with a charming rugged edge. Brightly coloured houses, vibrant street life and a distinct buzz in the air, are all part of the experience when you visit the Schooner Market. January 25 SAT At Sea January 26 SUN Limon, Costa Rica Set foot on 'the Rich Coast' to appreciate just how rich it really is. Strolling the city's palm-lined promenade or verdant Parque Vargas will tell you that much. But no visit would be complete without admiring the vast swathes of dense rainforest. January 27 MON Transit the Panama Canal Your ship will be guided through the canal, just inches from the canal's sides in places on a journey that takes roughly 10 hours to complete January 28 TUE At Sea January 29 WED Puntarenas, Costa Rica Taste nature’s bounty at one of the plantations which produce the country’s famously rich coﬀee. Or relax surrounded by lush palms and crystal clear waters. January 30 - Feburary 4, At Sea February 5 WED San Francisco, CA Arrive at 8am. The City by the Bay welcomes you as we sail under the Golden Gate and past Alcatraz. February 6 THU Overnight San Francisco, CA Transfer to Hilton Fisherman’s Wharf. February 7 FRI Overnight San Francisco, CA February 8 SAT Journey Home
New York City Add-on Package We oﬀer a lovely New York City hotel package that includes an overnight stay (January 17th) at the , a special sailing day luncheon at the stylish and fabled and a transfer to the pier where we board Queen Elizabeth. Rates for this package are quite reasonable at $295 pp double occupancy including hotel stay with all taxes. San Francisco Add-on Package Guests desiring extra time in San Francisco can extend their stay at the Hilton Fisherman’s Wharf for $145 per person, per night based on double occupancy.
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Day Port SUN Overnight San Francisco, CA MON Overngiht San Francisco, CA TUE San Francisco embarkation and sail at 5:00 PM At Sea TUE Puntarenas, Costa Rica Taste nature’s bounty at one of the plantations which produce the country’s famously rich coﬀee. Or relax surrounded by lush palms and crystal clear waters. WED At Sea THU Transit the Panama Canal Your ship will be guided through the canal, just inches from the canal's sides in places on a journey that takes roughly 10 hours to complete FRI At Sea SAT Aruba Aruba is the Caribbean, but with a charming rugged edge. Brightly coloured houses, vibrant street life and a distinct buzz in the air, are all part of the experience when you visit the Schooner Market. SUN At Sea MON Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands There’s a great museum here, ﬁne old colonial Buildings plus crystal clear Cayman Island Waters, ﬁne sand beaches, and brilliant birds. TUE At Sea Taste nature’s bounty at one of the plantations which produce the country’s famously rich coﬀee. Or relax surrounded by lush palms and crystal clear waters. WED Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Arrive at 8am. Journey home.
Fares & Accommodations CATEGORY & TYPE
DINING ROOM QE JANUARY 2014 QV MARCH 2014
Q4 Suite Queens Grill $12,595. pp $12,295. pp Q6 Suite Queens Grill $11,695. pp $11,395. pp P1 Suite Princess Grill $10,695. pp $10,395. pp P2 Suite Princess Grill $10,395. pp $10,095. pp BA Balcony Britannia $ 5,395. pp $ 5,095. pp BC Balcony Britannia $ 4,695. pp $ 4,395. pp CA Obstructed Balcony Britannia $ 4,545. pp $ 4,245. pp EB Outside Britannia $ 4,495. pp $ 4,195. pp ED Outside Britannia $ 4,445. pp $ 4,145. pp GA Deluxe Inside Britannia $ 3,595. pp $ 3,295. pp GB Deluxe Inside Britannia $ 3,545. pp $ 3,195. pp IA Inside Standard Britannia $ 3,445. pp $ 3,095. pp IC Inside Economy Britannia $ 3,295. pp $ 2,995. pp Port taxes $ 286. pp $ 277. pp Aboard Amtrak, guests who wish to upgrade from the included coach travel may purchase sleeping accommodations. Pricing varies by date, route, and room type. Like airline tickets, rates are less costly when early reservations are made. The trains we will be aboard feature full dining car and sightseer lounge service regardless of your accommodation onboard.
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The Cunard Queens In an era of countless drab cruise ships, the Queen Elizabeth & Queen Victoria areelegant exceptions. With a host of public areas including a Winter Garden, an authentic British Pub (with ﬁsh & chips and English ales), the stylish Chart Room Bar and the Empire Casino, there is plenty of room to relax and enjoy this heir to the proud Cunard tradition. There is also the Queens Room with big band dancing nightly, the Veuve Clicquot Champagne Bar and even a sea-going branch of Todd English’s renowned restaurant. There are also acres of open deck, the Royal Spa & Fitness Centre, swimming pools and, of course, the Panama Canal!
Across america by train Not only will our guests see the Panama Canal by day but scenic wonders await to & from the voyage with the complimentary round-trip train travel we have included from your hometown! This allows you to enjoy, before or after your cruise, travel aboard such legendary trains as the California Zephyr, the Empire Builder, the Southwest Chief and the Coast Starlight. See the visual feast of a daylight passage across the Sierra Nevadas and over the Colorado Rockies, the towering rock cliﬀs over the Paciﬁc Coast, or take in the beauty of the rugged Southwest. We make all reservations for you and handle all of the details. Stopovers en route can be arranged as well, adding even more ﬂexibility and appeal. All aboard!
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