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San Francisco, Chicago and New York Westbound Transatlantic Voyage

Includes A Day Trip To Alcatraz In San Francisco

19days from
£2,419*per person

Overview

With so many elements included in the price it is not surprising that our exclusive cruise and stay holiday is one of our best sellers. Board a flight just once to enjoy this epic journey from west to east coast USA, with a voyage home on board Cunard's Queen Mary 2, the only true ocean Liner. Our signature holiday brings together three of the most iconic cities in the USA with the romance of a trans-continental train adventure and the elegance of a Queen Mary 2 Transatlantic voyage between Southampton and New York.
Get your holiday off to an immediate start with a wonderful seven night voyage from Southampton. You will enjoy 25-hour days at sea to arrive in tune with New York time. Wake up early on the final morning of the voyage to greet the Statue of Liberty as dawn lights up the famous Manhattan skyline. Step of the ship after breakfast for a full day to explore the city. After the buzz of Manhattan enjoy the Upstate New York scenery as you journey past the Great Lakes and onto Chicago. Contrast the completely different city experience of Chicago to that of New York before admiring spectacular views of the Rockies from the comfort of your sleeper train. Finally your visit to the City by the Bay completes your trio of top American destinations including a visit to Alcatraz before flying home overnight.

Itinerary

  • Set sail from Southampton and get your holiday off to an immediate start. Enjoy the sail-away party on board as you settle in for a week of uninterrupted relaxation.
  • Relax and make the most of the myriad of facilities available on board the ship, from fantastic entertainment to delicious and diverse dining options.
  • Perhaps wake up early on your last morning onboard to greet the statue of Liberty as Cunard Queen Mary 2 glides past and eases into the Brooklyn Cruise terminal. You will arrive refreshed and in tune with local time ready to step of your ship after breakfast and enjoy a full day exploring all that Manhattan has to offer. Overnight hotel stay.
  • A further two-nights' hotel stay. Wander around Central Park and go shopping on 5th Avenue to take advantage of the exchange rate and the lower prices. Visit Battery Park at the Southern tip of Manhattan and take some photos of the Statue of Liberty. If you have time - hop on a boat tour via the Statue of Liberty to the museum on Ellis Island. Finally visit Times Square at night before seeing a show on Broadway.
  • Make your own way to Penn Station (under Madison Square Garden) to board the Amtrak Lakeshore limited service at 1540 for an overnight train journey to Chicago in a private sleeper roomette on full-board.
  • Disembark the train in the morning at 0944 for two nights' hotel in Chicago. There is lots to see and do in Chicago: - go to the beach , shops on the Magnificent Mile, stare at the reflections in the giant 'Cloud Gate' stainless steel bean sculpture or stand on the glass 'Ledge' 103 floors up in the Willis Tower(formerly Sears Tower), the tallest building in the US. You can enjoy a fine dining experience with a view in the Signature Room on 95th Floor of the John Hancock Building. Route 66 starts in Chicago at the Buckingham Fountain, and there is the amazing elevated CTA metro system which defines the central Loop area of Downtown Chicago.
  • Embark the Amtrak California Zephyr service at 1400 and spend two nights' on board the train in a sleeper roomette on full-board. Pack an overnight bag for the two night journey and check your main luggage into the baggage car. Embark the California Zephyr in the afternoon for a two night journey across the Rockies to San Francisco. The first part of the journey takes you through Omaha and the Great Plains onto Nebraska. Then you start your descent up the Rockies the mile high city of Denver. The train crosses the continental divide in the Moffat Tunnel which is 6.5 miles long. The Fraser River cuts a swathe through the Arapahoe National Forest and Fraser Canyon. Then it's on to Colorado through Grand Junction and Glenwood Springs where the infamous gunslinger Doc Holliday is buried. The train then passes through Salt Lake City in Utah and crosses the Nevada state line just after Reno. The train arrives at Emeryville where an Amtrak shuttle bus will take you into San Francisco to a central point on the Embarcadero in Fisherman's Wharf.
  • The Train arrives into Emeryville station at 1700 where you will transfer on the Amtrak coach service to take you into central San Francisco. From there make your own way to your hotel for two nights' stay. Take the famous cable car nearby over the hill to Fisherman's Wharf - a world class tourist destination. Here you will find Pier 39 a huge entertainment, dining and shopping experience and Fisherman's Wharf where there are lots of bars, fishing boats and restaurants. Enjoy a free boat trip to Alcatraz and you will also see a magnificent views of the Golden Gate Bridge. Perhaps visit Golden Gate Park where you will find the carousel, a huge conservatory, a huge botanical garden, a Japanese tea garden and a buffalo paddock among other attractions. You can walk through to the Dutch Windmill on the coast and have a marvellous lunch overlooking the Pacific Ocean. For a more local feel visit the Castro and hippy Haight Ashbury.
  • Make your own way to San Francisco airport for your overnight flight home to the UK.
  • Arrive into the UK after your overnight flight from San Francisco and make your onward journey home.

What's Included

Holiday Highlights

  • Un-interrupted relaxation on board ship
  • Iconic Cunard Transatlantic crossing
  • Cosy sleeper train right across the USA
  • Visit three top US cities in one holiday
  • The buzz of Manhattan
  • The difference of Chicago
  • The friendliness of San Francisco
  • Alcatraz
  • Fly just once

Our Price Includes

  • Seven-nights' full-board cruise accommodation on board Cunard's Queen Mary 2 between Southampton and New York
  • New York port transfer
  • Three-nights' four-star room-only accommodation in Manhattan (in hotel featured or similar)
  • Three-nights' full-board transcontinental Amtrak train journey in a sleeper roomette
  • Two-nights' four-star room-only accommodation in Chicago (in hotel featured or similar)
  • Amtrak Coach transfer from Emeryville train station to San Francisco centre
  • Two-nights' four-star room-only accommodation in San Francisco (in hotel featured or similar)
  • Alcatraz tour in San Francisco
  • One-way overnight flight from San Francisco to the UK
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Accommodation

Wyndham New Yorker Hotel -

★★★★

This large art deco style hotel comprises 1,014 rooms spread over 40 floors and is perfectly situated on 34th St just across from Madison Square Garden and New York Penn Station. On the same street - just two blocks away you will find Macy's Department Store and a little further on the Empire State Building graces the skyline. Renovated in 2000, this air-conditioned city hotel welcomes its guests through revolving doors into a large and impressive lobby. It is also centrally located close to Times Square, countless restaurants, shops and bars.

Swissotel Chicago -

★★★★

Designed by renowned Chicago architect Harry Weese, Swissotel Chicago is an award-winning luxury hotel overlooking the Chicago River and Lake Michigan, and just steps from the Magnificent Mile. The distinctive four-diamond, all-glass hotel offers spectacular wrap-around views from Navy Pier to Millennium Park, 662 guest rooms and suites, five premier ballrooms, state-of-the-art penthouse fitness centre, and spotless European-style service.
Take your workout to a new level our newly designed Penthouse Fitness Centre, with panoramic views from the 43rd-floor. Enjoy a taste Of Chicago at the Palm bar, a city tradition, along with their lobby lounge.

The Handlery Union Square -

★★★★

Setting the standard in affordable luxury - this family owned hotel is located at Union Square - shopping central in San Francisco. The Handlery Union Square Hotel offers personal service, comfortable rooms, and a warm atmosphere. It is ideally located near main San Francisco attractions, including the world famous cable car right at the corner. With 24-hour reception, 24-hour room-service, bar, restaurant, lounge, fitness centre, indoor and outdoor swimming pools.

Ship Information


Cruise Overview
The iconic 151,000 tonne Queen Mary 2 is the only true ocean liner in the world and was built to carry on the tradition of a Transatlantic service linking Southampton with New York. This spacious ship was launched in January 2004 & was extensively refurbished in 2016. Transatlantic Queen Mary 2 voyages have become very popular and are now the latest fashion in crossing the Atlantic rather than flying. Many people are recognising that a Cunard Queen Mary 2 voyage between New York & Southampton is an ideal special treat for a family celebration, as part of a longer holiday or for a very stylish second holiday of the year.
Cabin Details
The luxuriously appointed staterooms have private en-suite facilities, air conditioning, flat-screen cable TV's with free in-room movies, vanity area, hair dryer, telephone, minibar and free room service.
Dining Details
The magnificent Britannia restaurant caters for the majority of the guests on-board over two sittings and as one for breakfast lunch and dinner offering bespoke White Star service with a la carte menus. The King's Court area offers almost 24-hour dinning in an enlarged self service buffet style restaurant. In addition there are two further self service restaurants- the Chef's Galley & La Piazza. Each night both of these convert to "Pop Up" a la carte speciality restaurants# . On sunny days the the Boardwalk Cafe on the top deck serves delicious grill style lunches for continuous sunbathing. The Verandah restaurant# offers speciality lunch & dinners for an extra charge; while pub style lunches in the Golden Lion Pub are free of charge.
Activities Details
The unique Cunard Insights Programme provides an impressive line up of guest speakers & lectures and the Cunard Maritime Quest is discovery trail around the ship charting the history of Cunard. Superlative white-gloved afternoon tea is taken in the Queen's Ballroom which is the largest ballroom at sea hosting the captain's cocktail parties, themed balls and big band style live entertainment in the evening. This ship even has a planetarium and its own art gallery. There is an indoor pool with a retractable glass roof and two whirlpools, two outdoor pools with three whirlpools and a separate kid's splash pool . You will also find a library, children's clubs, numerous bars & a casino. The Royal Court Theatre offers spectacular shows and entertainment and the G32 nightclub is ideal for night owls.
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Hotel Info

Advertised hotel is subject to change and other same standard hotels may be offered as an alternative

Optional extras:

Food and drink in San Francisco, Chicago & New York. Make your own way from the drop off point in San Francisco to your hotel after your Amtrak coach connection from Emeryville station. Amtrak sleeper roomette to private en-suite bedroom upgrade on the train. Stateroom upgrades - Drinks on board the train - Gratuities on board the train - Drinks on board ship - Gratuities on board ship - Specialty dining restaurants on board ship#

Holiday code

J628

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