Queen Victoria is known for her elegance and her graceful splendour. Her unique facilities are amongst the most modern you will find and yet she has a special ambience so evocative of great liners past. With luxurious marbles, woods and rich fabrics she exudes elegance and is adored by her crew and passengers alike.
From fine, formal dining, champagne and cigar bars to casual buffets, shopping arcades and casinos; she offers Cunard’s signature blend of high standards and elegance. Designed for both short and long voyages – transatlantic and transpacific, as well as squeezing through the Panama Canal – she offers comfort, choice and luxury. Ideally suited to passengers looking for a classic, British cruise experience.
From 5 May to 4 June 2017, Queen Victoria entered dry dock for a partial refit at the Fincantieri shipyard in Palermo, Sicily. This included an upgraded and increased choice of staterooms, new Britannia Club dining, a broader and more distinct bar offering, a transformed sun deck, and several other new features.
People have asked why Queen Victoria has been refitted when she already meets every expectation; she simply prefers to exceed them.
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.
White Star Service
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.
Enrichment programs and lectures on contemporary and classical subjects are popular features on Cunard cruises. Queen Elizabeth covers a wide range of activities from ballroom dancing to computing lessons.
Queens Grill and Princess Grill passengers are automatically charged $13.50 per person per day. Britannia passengers are charged $11.50 per person per day. A 15% gratuity is applied to all bar purchases.
Spa treatments have a 12.5% gratuity included in the prices.
As a Queens Grill passenger, you experience the very apex of luxury in ocean-going travel. After embarking at your priority time slot, you’ll find champagne, strawberries and petit fours awaiting your arrival in your primely-located and beautifully designed suite. This comprises a bedroom, large sitting area, a marble bathroom with whirlpool bath and shower, a walk-in wardrobe and spacious private balcony, all laid out over 506 – 2,249 square feet. Grand, Master, Duplex and Penthouse Queens Grill Suites also have separate dining areas.
Board games, a games console and DVD player are provided as standard. Your Queens Grill butler looks after your every need. From being on hand to unpack for you on arrival, to serving your daily pre-dinner canapés, restocking your complimentary bar, arranging fresh flowers, or organising any drinks or dinner parties you might wish to host during your cruise.
For breakfast, lunch and dinner, you’ll have a table reserved in the world famous Queens Grill restaurant. The sublime menu is designed to whet every appetite. But, should you not see what you want, the chefs will do their very utmost to create whatever takes your fancy.
In finer climates, on Queen Victoria or Queen Elizabeth, you might enjoy eating alfresco in The Grills Courtyard. You’ll also have exclusive access to private deck areas and the elegant Grills Lounge. They'll leave it to one of their passengers to put the Queen’s Grill Suite experience into their own words: “Quite simply, it’s one of life’s greatest pleasures.”
Booking a Princess Grill Suite takes your travels to a whole new level of indulgence. After embarking at your priority time slot, you’re welcomed with sparkling wine and strawberries into your spacious balconied suite that occupies a prime location on the ship. Separate sleeping, living and dressing areas are cleverly arranged over 335 – 513 square feet. Fresh fruit is replenished daily, and you’ll find your marble-topped bath and shower room plentifully stocked with Penhaligons toiletries and soft terry robes and slippers.
Personalised stationery, board games and a DVD player are available on request from your steward and the pillow concierge menu - offering a choice of pillows - makes sure your slumbers are sublime. Away from your suite, you have exclusive access to private deck areas, the elegant Grills Lounge and beautiful Princess Grill restaurant. Here you may dine – for breakfast, lunch and dinner - from a spectacular menu, or á la carte. In finer climates, on Queen Victoria or Queen Elizabeth, you might enjoy eating alfresco in The Grills Courtyard.
A concierge service attends to any special requirements you have, on board or ashore. This compliments the attentions of your steward, who makes all the arrangements should you wish to eat in-suite from the Princess Grill menu.
To sum up a cruise in a Princess Grills Suite, one of their regular passengers is best placed to comment: “An oasis of wonderful experiences.”
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. Guests can choose from an early or late sitting at the Britannia restaurant.
Ocean view rooms include: a turndown service, early or late sitting at the Britannia restaurant, 24-hour room service, a bathrobe and slippers.
A satellite TV with multi-language film and music channels is available in each room. Further features include: a refrigerator, safe, hair dryer, half a bottle of Bon Voyage wine, direct-dial telephone and daily shipboard newspaper.
As Cunard's most basic rooms, inside staterooms include a turndown service and early or late sitting at the Britannia restaurant. 24-hour room service is available, with bathrobe and slippers.
A satellite TV with multi-language film and music channels is provided in each room. Further features include, a refrigerator, safe, hair dryer, half a bottle of Bon Voyage wine and a direct-dial telephone.
Queen Mary 2 provides you with a wealth of engaging experiences to keep you entertained day and night. From the glamorous Royal Night Balls, to the excitement of the Empire Casino, there's something to keep everyone happy.
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.
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.
By day admire the expansive panoramic views that stretch from horizon to horizon, and by night dance to the beat of the big band and DJ. All set under the splendid glass-domed roof of this stunning contemporary nightclub.
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.
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.
Located on deck 10 at the front of the ship, the Commodore Club provides magnificent views across the ocean or your delightful port of call for that day. Sink into leather chairs or sofas and relax whilst enjoying a delicious martini, cocktail or whatever takes your fancy. During the day this is a perfect location to watch the world go by, in the evening listen to the mellow sounds of a pianist or singer whilst enjoying a pre- or post-dinner drink.
Located in a central position on Deck 2, overlooking the Grand Lobby, Cafe Carinthia is the perfect place to sit and relax watching the world go by. Sip specialty teas and coffees with an accompaniment of delicious pastries.
In the Veuve Cliquot Champagne Bar on deck 2, guests may choose from an extensive range of Veuve Cliquot Champagnes, served by the bottle or in Waterford Crystal flutes accompanied by your choice of fine canapés.
A Cunard favourite, choose from a wide selection of beer, cider and wine to compliment the delicious gastro pub style menus in a comfortable, traditional setting. Enjoy all the British pub essentials such as quizzes, live music and screens to show your favourite sporting events.
Churchill's Cigar Lounge is located on deck 10.
The Winter Garden is the grand conservatory filled with greenery, offering views across the horizon in almost every direction.