Victoria may be the smallest of Cunard’s three queens, behind Queen Elizabeth and Queen Mary 2, but she has just as much character and elegance as her nautical sisters. In a change to Cunard tradition though, Queen Victoria does not carry mail and so doesn’t share the initials RMS in front of her name like the other two ships.
Brought into service in 2007 and christened by the Duchess of Cornwall, Victoria is perhaps the most luxurious of the three queens. She even received an award to this effect when she earned the status of “Most Popular Cruise Ship in the Luxury Cruises category” from CruiseCompete in July 2014.
The ship is unmistakably a Cunard vessel thanks to the iconic colours on the exterior and the layout inside. A variety of different restaurants offer stunning cuisine, whilst there are plenty of other fantastic facilities and a wide range of luxury accommodation options to retreat to at the end of the day or when you need a moment to yourself.
Whilst often making the fabled Cunard transatlantic crossing from Southampton to New York, she also visits a wide range of other world regions. These include trips to the Caribbean, the Far East and Hawaii along with an eagerly anticipated 120 day world voyage in 2016.
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.
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.