Spend a week sailing around the Norwegian fjords -- described as a "wonderland of nature" by Frommer's -- with award-winning cruise line Cunard for £629 per person. This is one of the best prices we've ever seen to cruise in a Balcony Stateroom.
This special deal from Iglu Cruise saves £200 on the regular price and is great value, considering the Inside Stateroom is only £80 less. The price includes seven nights' accommodation aboard Queen Elizabeth, all meals, snacks, daytime activities and evening entertainment. Click here for more information.
The ship sets sail from Southampton on 9 June and calls at Stavanger, Olden, Geiranger and Bergen (all Norway) before returning to Southampton. Cruise expert and author Douglas Ward says: "Having a balcony cabin on a Norwegian fjord cruise makes a lot of sense, because of the beautiful scenery, whether your ship is sailing or docked."
With its chandeliers and a sweeping staircase, Queen Elizabeth, named in 2010 by the Queen herself, is elegant and luxurious. As CruiseCritic.co.uk notes: "Everywhere you turn, there's beautiful artwork, rich Italian marble, polished wood and soft light."
Onboard facilities include the Royal Spa, two swimming pools and a gym. For entertainment, there's the Royal Court Theatre, a casino and the Queens Room, where balls and tea dances are held. The nine restaurants and bars includes the 2-tiered Britannia Restaurant, the traditionally British Golden Lion pub and The Verandah, which serves French cuisine.
Cunard's recent accolades include Best Luxury Cruise Line in the 2012 World Travel Awards and Favourite Cruise Line in The Daily Telegraph Ultratravel 100 Awards.