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Prepare for your first Cunard cruise holiday: activities and workshops

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Cunard cruise guide: swimming pool on deck the ship

Take a break from the norm on a luxury cruise: enjoy music, entertainment, great food and informative seminars

With a special offer from Cunard you can make the most of your cruise with additional complimentary on-board spending money.

If you’re considering a cruise holiday, you’ll want to make the most of all the on-board luxuries available to you. There’s a huge choice of sports you can either join with or relax and watch, such as table tennis, paddle tennis, golf putting and swimming, along with traditional ship games of shuffleboard and deck quoits. Relax with a book in the library, or get active by joining a dance class or a session of chairobics – all of these are included in your holiday at no extra cost.

A holiday is also a time to treat yourself so remember to allow for on-board spending money: book a spa treatment, visit the hair salon, enjoy Champagne Afternoon Tea, or some boutique shopping from brands on-board the ship including Barbour, Radley, Dior, or Aspinal of London. You can also upgrade to a private box in the theatre, or dine in a special restaurant.

You can enjoy great experiences in the workshops and classes too – brush up on your photography skills or watercolour painting, or join a class of pilates or yoga. If you want to learn more you can attend seminars or lunch-and-learn sessions on mixology and wine-tasting. And visiting experts such as famous actors and musicians or scientists and politicians will host Cunard Insights talks.

Cunard cruise guide: reading in the library on board

Special offer: double spending money from Cunard

You won’t want to miss this special offer from Cunard. If you book before 30 April 2019 you’ll receive double the complimentary on-board spending money for any trip over seven nights. For example, if you book a 12-night 2019 voyage you’ll be given $400 to spend on board per stateroom, on any activities and classes along with elite dining.

You can secure your voyage with just a 5% deposit. For more information visit the Cunard page on the Barrhead Travel website, which includes our Transatlantic cruise from £979pp and $200 on-board credit per stateroom. Experts from this longstanding Cunard partner can tailor-make the perfect holiday to suit your needs – whether you’re looking to add flights to your cruise departure points, pre and post cruise accommodation, or financial protection for your once-in-a-lifetime trip. 

*Based on 12 night 2019 voyages in a balcony. Amount shown is per stateroom, based on 2 sharing, and includes Cunard Fare on board spending money and additional on board spending money. Book an applicable 2019 Cunard Fare holiday and receive additional on board spending money to spend during your voyage in the on-board shops, bars, photo and art galleries and on internet packages, restaurants, spa and shore excursions booked on board. Applicable to new Cunard Fare bookings on selected voyages of 7 nights or more departing 2019 booked by 30 April 2019. On board spending money is additional to the Cunard Fare benefit of on board spending money/car parking/return coach travel (choice of benefit dependent on cruise type, duration and time of booking). On board spending money amount shown includes the Cunard Fare benefit of on board spending money plus the additional on board spending money, which doubles the total. On board spending money can only be spent whilst on board. Offer is only applicable to Cunard Fare bookings and cannot be exchanged for a cash alternative. 5% deposit offers are valid until 30 April 2019 on selected 2019 departures departing from 1 May 2019.

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