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Iglu Cruise at the 74th Monaco F1 Grand Prix

27th May 2016

Iglu Cruise representatives were on location escorting cruise guests during the prestigious Monaco Grand Prix. As part of an exciting cruise and stay holiday guests have the chance to experience this major sporting event trackside as part of their holiday. Set amongst the glittering French Riviera, race goers will enjoy the unique experience of the world’s most famous Formula One Race.

 

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Monaco Facts

It’s as glitzy as it is old, with the Principality ruled by the Grimaldi family for over 700 years.

Who were the Grimaldis? A famous family from the area who took over Monaco from the Genovese occupiers. In 1297 Francesco Grimaldi and his men captured the fortress dressed as Franciscan monks. The disguise allowed them access to the castle. Once inside they opened the gates allowing their soldiers in.

How well does Monaco get on with neighbours today? Very well, Monaco has full membership to the UN and is affiliated to the EU. The present day ruler Albert of Monaco works hard ensuring the country isn’t just known as a tax haven, but a country with a transparent fiscal system promoting banking and high tech industries.

Why is it so well-known? For starters Monaco residents are about the world’s wealthiest enjoying record years of longevity, a pleasant climate and paying zero taxes. Security is one of Monaco’s USP’s with the world’s highest number of policemen per capita. The facilities and amenities make it a welcoming playground for the rich and every May they host the Grand Prix.

What do drivers think of that? It’s the race they all want to win, if you bag this one whether the Grand Prix or support race, it puts rockets on your street cred. They have to earn it though, it’s tight and twisty, drivers say it’s like riding a bike in your living room, others say it’s like flying a plane in an auditorium.


Monaco is a stunning destination packed with glitz, glamour, culture and history. Visit as part of your Mediterranean cruise or attend during the world famous grand prix to absorb the exciting atmosphere.

See our Monaco F1 cruise guide for more information on cruise lines and ships that offer a Monaco Grand Prix Cruise package.

 

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View all F1 Grand Prix Cruise & Stay packages.


6 Grand Prix To See By Cruise

19th March 2015

Updated October 2017

Have you ever considered combining the glamour and relaxation of a cruise holiday, with the thrill and exhilaration of the Grand Prix?

The Formula One Grand Prix takes place in prestigious cities all around the world, and each circuit is unique to its city - making every race as thrilling and unpredictable as the next. As the season approaches, we take a look at the top 5 Grand Prix destinations that can be incorporated into a unique cruise adventure.

 

Spanish Grand Prix – Barcelona

During the month of May, Barcelona welcomes the F1 at the Circuit du Catalunya, in the town of Montmelo, 12 miles North East of the city centre. The circuit is 4.655km long and usually holds the first European race of the season. The crowds are vibrant and the city is electric during the lead up to the event.

Cruise lines that can take you here include Norwegian Cruise Line, Costa Cruises, and Royal Caribbean.
Mediterranean cruise itineraries can usually be combined with a Barcelona hotel stay before or after your cruise.

Take a look at this Barcelona Grand Prix Cruise

 

Singapore Grand Prix

The Singapore Grand Prix was the first Formula One street circuit in Asia. Taking place at night, the race is dramatic, fast-paced, and challenging. During this time, streets come alive with spectators.

A Singapore cruise will take you around Southeast Asia, or perhaps to or from the Middle East.

Take a look at this Singapore Grand Prix Cruise

 

United Arab Emirates Grand Prix – Abu Dhabi

 

 

A truly luxurious destination with a multi-million dollar custom-built Formula One track, Abu Dhabi has boasted the Yas Marina circuit since 2009. The track is 5.554km long, and holds very few overtaking opportunities - creating an extremely exciting race which takes place from dusk until dark.

Experience modern luxury with Celebrity Cruises during the Formula One season finale.

Take a look at Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Cruise

 

United States Grand Prix – Austin, Texas

The only Formula One circuit in the States, the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas was established in 2012. It’s 5.513km long and has long straights and high speed sections, delivering a fast paced and exciting race. The circuit is still considered fairly new and so the races are somewhat unpredictable and exciting.

Cruise holidays can be tailor-made with hotel stays and rail transfers in order to make the most of your trip. Carnival Cruise Lines will take you here during the US races.

 

Monaco Grand Prix – Monaco

 

 

The most glamourous and well known, the Monaco Grand Prix is considered one of the most prestigious automobile races in the world - with its circuit being referred to as 'an exceptional location of glamour and prestige'. Established in 1929, the race is held on a narrow course through the streets of Monaco, and is one of the most demanding tracks in Formula One.

The race sees visitors gather from all over the world, including the rich and famous who spectate from their super yachts. 5* luxury all-inclusive cruise line, Azamara Club Cruises sail to Monaco during the F1 season. Read more about the Monaco Grand Prix Cruise.

Italian Grand Prix – Monza

Opened in 1922, The Autodromo Nazionale Monza has a rich and interesting history. It was controversially rebuilt in 1955 with banking of just less than 40 degrees - which equates to a gradient of around 80%. Many deem this aspect of the track to be unsafe, and it even led to British teams boycotting the race in 1960.

This fascinating circuit is fabulously located just north of Milan, close to Lake Como. This makes an F1 cruise to Italy a superb choice, as there are so many alternative options when it comes to how to spend your time either side of the race. Find out more about an Italian Grand Prix Cruise.

 

With so many destinations and itineraries to choose from, we recommend signing up for our F1 Grand Prix brochure, to learn more about how to combine your cruise holiday with the F1 racing schedule.

Find more information on our Grand Prix Cruise Packages, or view our Grand Prix Cruise Deals.


How to save over £1500 on the Monaco Grand Prix

8th April 2014

The Monaco Grand Prix - one of the most anticipated races of the F1 calendar, it represents the pinnacle of motor car racing at one of the most lavish addresses in the world.

Monte Carlo is a city that defines luxury with its water-front mansions, fancy boutiques and prime restaurants that line its iconic yacht harbors. Home to millionaires and A-list celebrities, it showcases the most glamorous lifestyles. Behind its flashy appearance lies fresh pastry shops, sun-drenched beaches and fascinating architecture, making it a must-see destination with lots to explore.

Most people, including myself, succumb to the fact we will only experience the Monaco Grand Prix on the TV or by winning the lottery, so I wanted to find out exactly how much it would cost in comparison to Azamara's Grand Prix cruise. Following on from my previous blog where I found out how great it was to combine a cruise with major sporting events, I wanted to delve into this further and find out if it is really is as good value for money as advertised...

 

  Independent Package Holiday Azamara Quest Cruise
Flights British Airways
Outbound 22/05/14
Economy: £164
Return 27/05/14
Economy: £436
Flights total for 2 people: £1200
Included
Return flights and all transfers
Hotel Columbus Monte Carlo 3*
Standard room: £198.59 per night
Hotel total for 2 people, 5 nights: £992.95
Included
5* Luxury stateroom accommodation
Grand Prix Tickets Sunday main race: £422.92 per person
Total for 2 people: £845.84
Sunday main race: £422.92 per person
Total for 2 people: £845.84
Food Average meal: £30 per person
Total for 2 people, 5 nights: £600
Included
All meals, snacks, bottled water,teas, coffees & spirits
Transport Aiport to hotel: £74.00
Average other taxi rides: £50
Total: £198
Included
Complimentary shuttle bus in Port
Total Price £3836.79 £2009.92

 

In addition to the above a cruise onboard Azamara Quest will include complimentary entertainment, fitness centre, enriching lectures, laundry service and gratuities.

With a saving of over £1500, even I was shocked by the phenomenal value for money you get from cruising to the Grand Prix...I am not relying on that lottery win anymore!

See our Grand Prix Cruise Deals 


By Sally Grimes


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