Traditionally British in style, she features unique American accents and luxurious décor. Offering fine dining and formal evenings with Cunard’s signature White Star service, passengers should expect a classic, elegant cruise.
The ship's fantastic array of facilities and entertainment include a theatre, live music, a games deck, sports courts and much more. She is perfectly suited to those looking for a classic cruise experience, reminiscent of the 'Golden Era' of cruising, without sacrificing any of the luxuries and requirements of the modern traveller. She is ideally suited to passengers looking for a traditional, British-influenced cruise with a taste of old-world class.
On Thursday 23 June 2016 our flagship returned to Southampton, Remastered. Over the course of her refit, the interior and exterior of our flagship has been transformed.
The ship's fantastic Illuminations movie theatre also converts into the only planetarium at sea. Seating 150 guests, shows run approximately four times per sea day. Passengers can enjoy high-tech programmes, including astronomy shows and virtual reality movies underneath the impressive planetarium dome.
Designed in a classic opera house style, The Royal Theatre features 20 private Royal Boxes which are available for passengers to reserve. These glamorous private boxes, provide passengers with an intimate environment to spend an unforgettable night at the theatre.
Cunard is also famous for it's signature White Star Service, and the Queen Elizabeth is no exception, white gloved officers and crew on hand to provide the highest standards of service.
The wonderful Cunard Insights programme provides a wide range of speakers, from explorers, academics and historians to scientists, novelists and biographers. Former ambassadors and politicians, award winning actors and film makers have also given talks on historical and contemporary issues.
The ship can cater for the following dietary requirements on request: vegetarian, low /no fat, low salt /no salt, lactose intolerant, dairy free, gluten free, wheat free, low cholesterol, diabetic, kosher and vegan. Passengers requiring any of the above diets should notify the Customer Contact Centre prior to sailing.
During the day casual shirts, shorts, trousers and beachwear are ideal. The main restaurants require a casual dress code for breakfast and lunch, however you may wear shorts in either the Kings Court (Queen Mary 2) or Lido Restaurant (Queen Victoria & Queen Elizabeth).
Evenings are split into two different dress codes. As a guide, these are: Formal evening wear consisting of an evening or cocktail dress or smart trouser suit for ladies, a tuxedo, dinner jacket or dark suit for men. Passengers may wear formal national dress or military uniform if they wish.
Informal evenings would consist of a required jacket and optional tie for gentlemen, whilst ladies should wear cocktail dresses, stylish separates or equivalent.
Fully accessible adapted cabins are available onboard the ship and some suites are also suitable for wheelchair users as the cabin door is wider and the bathroom offers a larger floor space. Assisted embarkation and disembarkation is available at some ports.
Passengers who have a disability which might mean that they require additional assistance, in particular in an emergency situation, must inform the Customer Contact Centre at the time of booking.
There are dedicated areas on the ship where passengers are permitted to smoke. Smoking is not permitted in any public room, inside your cabin or on your cabin balcony. (with the exception of Churchill’s Cigar Lounge, which is reserved for cigar and pipe smokers only)
Electronic cigarettes, including those which do not emit smoke, are not permitted in public areas but can be used in staterooms, balconies and designated areas of the open deck.
Children older than six months may travel with us, however Transatlantic crossings have a minimum age requirement of 12 months. Guests under 16 years of age must be accompanied in the stateroom by a guest who is 16 years of age or older.
As with UK laws, the age limit for purchase and consumption of alcohol on board is 18 years of age, however, when in US waters, the age limit increases to 21.
The Balmoral and Sandringham Duplexes are the most lavish and magnificent suites afloat. The sweeping living quarters with extensive balcony and spectacular vies over the stern include a fully stocked bar, dining area for eight, dressing room, interactive plasma screen TV and home office corner. Upstairs, the master bedroom has private exercise equipment, a second TV, two marble ‘his and hers’ dressing rooms with connecting bathrooms with separate whirlpool bath and shower. (Guest bathroom with shower downstairs).
The Windsor and Buckingham Duplexes and Holyrood Duplex are similar to the above but feature slightly smaller staterooms and balconies. These two-storey apartments with panoramic views over the stern also feature a fully-stocked bar, dining area for eight, dressing room, plasma screen TV system and home office corner. The open stairway leads to the vaulted ceiling bedroom area with private exercise equipment and two connecting baths with whirlpool bath and shower with body jets.
The Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth Suites provide guests with a glass lift with private access on Deck 10 that opens into these two rooms. Located all the way forward with commanding ocean views, the luxuriously furnished living quarters feature a marble floor entrance, fully stocked bar and dining area for eight. A secondary living area offers a guest bath and interactive TV system. And there’s a second TV in the master bedroom. The Master bathroom features shower and separate whirlpool bath.
The Queen Anne and Queen Victoria Suites offer commanding views over the bow of the ship and are the same as the Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth Suites but with no balcony. Living and dining area. Features include guest bath, marble entryway, Frette linens, fully stocked bar, two TVs in both the living room and master bedroom, a dining area for four and walk-in wardrobes. The Master bathroom features shower and separate whirlpool bath
Penthouses feature living and dining area with large balcony. Other features also include Frette linens and full dressing room. The entrance and dining areas feature seating for four and there is a fully-stocked bar and guest bath. Both the bedroom and living room connect to a teak balcony.
Each suite features a large balcony, spacious living area, dressing room and bathroom with separate shower and whirlpool bath. Original art graces the walls.The sitting area includes a sofa and dual-height coffee table that can be extended to a dining table. The bedroom area features a king-size bed and a separate dressing area with walk-in wardrobes.
Each Junior Suite features a sitting area with full size sofa and interactive TV, a large balcony furnished with loungers and tables and a full bathroom with bath and shower. There are also a separate glass cabinets and walk-in wardrobe.
Deluxe Balcony cabins and Premium Balcony cabins include a panoramic hull balcony with loungers and tables. King-size beds may be converted to twins and a dual height coffee table may be used for in-room dining. The sitting area features a sofa and there is ample wardrobe space and bathroom with shower.
These staterooms provide spacious comfort with king size or twin beds. Other features include a dual height coffee table for in-room dining.
These staterooms provide spacious comfort with king size or twin beds. Each of these 12 cabins feature views into the atrium below. Other features include a dual-height coffee table for in-room dining
These staterooms provide spacious comfort with king size or twin beds. Other features include a dual-height coffee table for in-room dining.
Relax in comfortable bliss with a stunning view or share everything your ship has to offer with fellow guests – the 15 Single staterooms on board Queen Mary 2 offer the opportunity to do as much or little as you desire
Queen Mary 2 provides you with a wealth of engaging experiences to keep you entertained day and night. From the glamorous Royal Night Balls on one of the largest dance floors at sea, to the excitement of the Empire Casino or Royal Court Theatre
Designed in an elegant opera house style, The Royal Court Theatre showcases classic and modern films during the afternoon, with fantastic live comedy, cabaret and theatre performances in the evenings.
This elegant casino will set your heart racing as you spin the roulette wheel, play the slots or try your hand at black jack. If you are not sure how to play then the casino also offers complimentary gaming lessons.
If you are seeking a quieter evening, sit back and relax with a superb collection of movies showing in Illuminations each night.
The wonderful Queens Room provides the opportunity to foxtrot in the largest ballroom at sea. There is no better place to hone your dancing skills than under the dramatic high ceiling with its beautiful crystal chandeliers.
Royal night themed balls in the magnificent Queens Room Ballroom are your chance to don your formal dancing attire and take to the floor in a sea of glittering ball gowns and tuxedos accompanied by sounds from the orchestra.
Dance the night away to the sounds of our resident party band and DJ in our fabulous dual-level nightclub. Enjoy popular themed nights from the Sixties, Seventies and Eighties such as Saturday Night Fever and Shake Rattle and Roll.
Art connoisseurs can enjoy a choice of three galleries. Cladendon Fine Art features original artwork and lithographs by 20th and 21st century artists. Cunardia and Cunarder’s Gallery each focus on artefacts from past Cunard lines, black and white photography of famous faces and stories of those who have travelled with Cunard over the years.
The ship features a variety of shops for those who enjoy a spot of retail therapy. Passengers can find designer brands in the Royal Arcade boutiques, pick up souvenir photographs in the Image Photo Gallery, or check out the nautical literature and memorabilia in the bookshop.
Cunard’s signature Commodore Club majestically overlooks the bow of Queen Mary 2 and provides glorious panoramic views as you sail towards the horizon. An extensive selection of Martinis are available and you may even be tempted to try our Martini Mixology or Whisky Tasting classes.
Share conversations and sip champagne from beautiful Waterford crystal flutes. Guests may choose from among seven different Veuve Clicquot champagnes, served by the bottle or the glass.
Darts, karaoke, live sports and ale – everything you’d expect of an authentic English pub. There’s even a traditional pub lunch served every day, with classic favourites such as fish and chips and cottage pie.
A tranquil retreat by day, the serene Carinthia Lounge provides the perfect place to relax and catch up with friends, or a good book, as well as enjoy light breakfast and lunch dishes along with premium teas and coffee, handmade patisseries and a special Champagne Afternoon Tea experience. When the sun sets, the atmosphere evolves into an inviting evening spot where carefully selected wines are paired with tasting plates, and relaxed entertainment. Carinthia Lounge will be available from June 2016.
London’s famous ‘Kew Gardens’ is the inspiration for this quiet lounge themed on an English country garden. A unique indoor water sculpture and lush greenery brings the outdoors inside. Sip a mimosa while you enjoy the early afternoon view, or meet up with friends for an evening of drinks and soft piano music. Winter Garden will be available until May 2016.
The perfect place to relax with a speciality coffee and cake or light lunch, Sir Samuel’s offers expansive views over the ocean from large windows with comfortable chairs to while away a few hours.