Cunard Announce Queen Victoria Refurbishment
16 Mar 2017
Cunard's Queen Victoria is being taken out of service on May 5, 2017 to undergo a refit later in the month. The cruise line has invested over £34 million for the ships thoughtfully designed enhancements which is due to be complete on June 4, 2017.
Fans of the ship will not have to worry as the history and nostalgia of Queen Victoria's art deco past will remain, while the refurbishment will usher this regal ship into a new updated chapter.
New features to the Queen Victoria will include the Britannia Club Dining with the addition of an intimate restaurant and 43 spacious Britannia Club staterooms in a prime, mid-ship location on Decks 7 and 8. These new and refurbished staterooms will have newly-designed carpets, soft furnishings, flat screen TVs and tea and coffee facilities.
The Grand Suites of the ship will also be completely redesigned to maximise space. They will have similar square footage to those on Queen Elizabeth at approximately 1,436 sq. ft and will feature: floor-to-ceiling windows and doors; a separate service entrance and hospitality preparation area; a separate snug room with TV; a beautifully-appointed lounge; a master bathroom with sea view; a second bathroom with guest access; a bedroom TV that folds down from the ceiling; a walk-in wardrobe with additional storage units; and a generous dual aspect balcony. The refreshed designs will include a new colour scheme that takes its inspiration from the cruise line’s history with its signature Cunard purple.
Additionally, Cunard are pleased to announce a new Chart Room concept which will debut on Queen Victoria as part of the refit. The new Chart Room will be located on Deck 2 off the Grand Lobby, where Café Carinthia is currently located. and will feature illy coffee, Godiva chocolate treats and light bites by day and stellar cocktails by night.
Simon Palethorpe, Senior Vice President, Cunard said: “This investment in Queen Victoria just goes to demonstrate Cunard’s passion for delivering an experience that exceeds guests’ expectations in luxury travel by sea. For the first time on Queen Victoria, guests can enjoy an elevated experience with large, well-appointed balcony staterooms in prime locations and the new Britannia Club Restaurant will be the perfect setting for those who prefer a more intimate dining experience in one of the finest restaurants at sea."