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.
- health & fitness
The most lavish suites on Queen Victoria have a sleeping area with a king-sized bed and pillow concierge menu, twin marble bathrooms with Penhaligon’s toiletries and dressing rooms. There’s room to entertain, including the expansive private deck. You’ll also have an interactive TV, iPad, illy coffee machine and complimentary mini bar and desk with personalised stationery. You can dine in-suite from the Queens Grill restaurant menu, and enjoy a butler and concierge service, and access to The Courtyard, Grills Lounge and Terrace, priority embarkation, disembarkation and tender services.
- 506-2,249 square feet
- Sleeps up to 4
These exquisite suites on feature a king-sized bed and pillow concierge menu, marble bathroom with Penhaligon’s toiletries and dressing areas. There’s an expansive private deck, interactive TV, iPad, illy coffee machine, complimentary mini bar and a desk with personalised stationery. You can savour pre-dinner canapés, or even dine in-suite from the Queens Grill restaurant menu. You’ll also benefit from an inclusive butler and concierge service, exclusive access to the Grills Lounge and Terrace, priority embarkation, disembarkation and tender services.
- Sleeps up to 4
These suites with a private balcony occupy an enviable Midships position. They have a king-sized bed and pillow concierge menu, a dressing area and a bathroom with bath, shower and Penhaligon’s toiletries. Amenities include a TV, iPad, illy coffee machine, complimentary mini bar and a desk with personalised stationery. Canapés will arrive before dinner, you can dine in-suite from the Queens Grill restaurant menu and the butler and concierge services ensure you feel at home. You’ll also enjoy access to the Grills Lounge and Terrace, and priority embarkation, disembarkation and tender services.
- Sleeps up to 4
These superbly appointed suites include a king-sized bed, pillow concierge menu, dressing area, luxurious bathroom with bath and shower, Penhaligon’s toiletries, robes and slippers. Satellite TV, a fully-stocked bar, illy coffee machine, fresh fruit, books and a desk with personalised stationary await too. Relax in your lounge area, enjoy pre-dinner canapés and even dine in your suite from the Queens Grill restaurant menu. Your butler and concierge will see to your every request, while priority embarkation, disembarkation and Grills Lounge and Grills Terrace access all enhance the experience.
- Sleeps up to 4
These lavish suites offer a spacious private balcony, bathroom with a bath and shower, a king-sized bed, dressing room, living area with a sofa and desk, illy coffee machine, atlas and satellite TV. Luxurious extras include personalised stationery, velour robes and slippers, Penhaligon’s toiletries, a complimentary bottle of wine, a nine-pillow concierge menu, fresh fruit and a nightly turndown service. You’ll have exclusive access to the Grills Lounge and Grills Terrace too, while our Grills Concierge can make any arrangements on your behalf.
- Sleeps up to 3
Luxury awaits from the moment you arrive in your Club Balcony stateroom to find a chilled bottle of sparkling wine. It features all the hallmarks of Cunard style and comfort, from the king-sized bed, 24-hour room service, luxurious bathroom with shower, bathrobe and slippers, nightly turndown service with chocolate, lounge area and satellite TV. You’ll benefit too from a nine-pillow concierge menu, a private balcony, and the choice to dine when you wish in the intimate, single-seating Britannia Club restaurant.
- Sleeps 2
Your stateroom is bathed in natural light and benefits from ample storage. There’s a turndown service, complete with a pillow chocolate, ready for a comfortable night’s sleep in your king-sized bed. Your bathroom features a shower, enhanced by Penhaligon’s toiletries, a bathrobe and slippers. There’s a living area with a desk, satellite TV, tea and coffee-making facilities and a mini bar. Regular visits from your steward ensure everything stays pristine, and there’s also round-the-clock complimentary room service.
- Sleeps 2
Awaken with the gentle natural light from your window as you explore the world from these stylish staterooms. They feature a king-sized bed, a living area with desk and sofa, tea and coffee making facilities, satellite TV, ample storage and a mini-bar. The stylish bathroom has a shower, with bathrobes, slippers and Penhaligon’s toiletries. Your steward will help keep your stateroom immaculate, while there’s also a nightly turndown and complimentary room service at any time of night or day.
- Sleeps 2
A bottle of sparkling wine welcomes you to your Inside stateroom, which boasts a king-sized bed, satellite TV, sofa, tea and coffee making facilities, mini-bar, desk with stationery. Your bathroom has an invigorating shower, Penhaligon’s toiletries and robes and slippers. Our nightly turndown service, with a ‘good night’ chocolate on your pillow, ends each day in style. Your steward is always available for help, and to keep your stateroom in fine order, and you can order complimentary service 24 hours a day.
- Sleeps 2
The most spacious of our inside staterooms, a Deluxe Inside offers the same luxurious detail, from the welcome bottle of sparkling wine to the nightly turndown with a pillow chocolate. There’s a king-sized bed, sofa, satellite TV, tea and coffee making facilities, a mini-bar and a desk with stationery. The bathroom has an invigorating shower, Penhaligon’s toiletries and robes and slippers. Your steward, always available for help and advice, will keep your stateroom in order, and a complimentary 24-hour room service menu is available.
- Sleeps 2
A relaxing retreat, you’ll find your accommodation perfectly appointed. Single Inside staterooms provide spacious accommodation including a bed with a generous width, bathroom with a shower and plenty of storage space in the wardrobe. Enjoy all the luxuries of the Britannia experience including 24-hour room service, fine Penhaligon’s toiletries and nightly turndown service with chocolate.
- Sleeps 1
Natural daylight and magical views of the sea can be enjoyed from your Single Oceanview stateroom. Relax in classic comfort with sumptuous cotton sheets and soft bathrobes. Enjoy all the luxuries of the Britannia experience including 24-hour room service, fine Penhaligon’s toiletries and nightly turndown service with chocolate. Single Oceanview staterooms include a bed with a generous width, bathroom with a shower and plenty of storage space in the wardrobe.
- Sleeps 1
The Queen’s Grill is a luxurious, fine-dining venue reserved exclusively for Queens Grill Suite passengers. The elegant restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with an a la carte menu also available.
The Princess Grill offers an intimate, fine dining experience, reserved exclusively for Princess Grill Suite passengers. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with an a la cart menu is also available.
Britannia & Britannia Club Restaurant
Make a dramatic entrance down the grand staircase into the elegant Britannia two tier dining room and revel in the sumptuous menus and perfectly attentive service. Choose between an early or late sitting or book a Britannia Club Balcony stateroom and enjoy single-seating dining in the intimate Britannia Club restaurant.
The Verandah is Queen Victoria’s formal alternative dining venue and is your invitation to savour contemporary French cuisine that uses traditional ingredients sourced directly from France.
The Lido Restaurant
Should you prefer a club sandwich or a light bite in the afternoon head for the Lido restaurant where buffet dining is available throughout the day. By evening it transforms into one of Cunard’s regional venues: Asado is a South American Grill; Jasmine serves up exquisite Asian cuisine; while Aztec tempts you with interpretations of Mexican classics.
Golden Lion Pub
The Golden Lion is an authentic British pub with a great selection of beer and cider. This is complemented by a traditional pub lunch menu with favourites such as cottage pie and fish and chips
The 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.
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.
The Golden Lion Pub
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
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.
The Royal Spa, takes you on a blissful journey of relaxation, thanks to its range of innovative and indulgent treatments, massages and fitness services. From massages and body scrubs, manicures and pedicures to colour, cut and styling options in the hairdressers. A range of saunas, hot tubs, therapy pools and thermal suites are also available.
Passengers who wish to stay active can make use of the fully equipped gymnasium. As well as state of the art gym equipment, the centre also offers classes, including yoga, pilates, aerobics and spinning.
In warm weather, deck 9 is the place to be with a choice of two inviting swimming pools, The Pavilion and The Lido, as well as four whirlpools.
The ship also offers a wide variety of sports facilities for passengers who want to stay active during their cruise. These fantastic facilities include, basketball courts, paddle tennis courts & a golf simulator.
When the warm weather entices you onto the spacious Games Deck you’ll notice a definite English country garden ambience, with the gentle clunk of croquet balls in the welcome shade of its canopy. The games on offer include traditional cruise favourites such as shuffle-board, bowls, quoits, and paddle tennis, with occasional tournaments also taking place.
Explore a number of historical and contemporary issues presented by a wide range of speakers including explorers, academics, former ambassadors and politicians, historians and scientists, novelists, biographers and award winning actors and film makers.
Cunard ConneXions offers a programme of activities all day every day from watercolour to computer lessons, wine tasting to ballroom dancing as well as bridge and board games.
The Cunard Book Club offers the opportunity for thought-provoking literary discussions among guests during each voyage. It is led by the Librarian who will provide a short history of the author and lead the discussion.
Special Dietary Requirements
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.
Smoking & E-cigarette Policy
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, 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.
Children: Kids allowed
Childrens Facilities: Available
Gratuities: 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.
Wheelchair Cabins: 20 available