Around the British Isles
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Day 1
Southampton, UK, England

Southampton’s location, at the foot of the United Kingdom, offers an ideal point from which to embark on a cruise out of the UK. With a total of four terminals, the city can accommodate some of the largest cruise vessels in the industry. With fantastic shopping opportunities and a large number of museums and art galleries, Southampton is a cosmopolitan city with a lot to offer visitors as well as those arriving in the area prior to embarking on a cruise.

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Day 3
Cork, Ireland

Cork is the second-largest city in the Republic of Ireland and is situated on the banks of the River Lee. This charming city is home to a number of wide streets that were actually once home to river channels and there are plenty of shops, bars and restaurants to be found. Cork also holds significant cultural and historical value, with many landmarks to explore including cathedrals, galleries, parks, and a fort.

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Day 4
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin is the capital of Ireland and is a centre for education, culture, and much more. Situated on the east coast, facing the Irish Sea and at the head of a large crescent-shaped bay, the city generally occupies a flat site. The city is home to many historical landmarks including the 16th century Dublin Castle, the 11th-century Protestant cathedral of Christ Church, and the 16th century Gothic St Patrick’s Cathedral. One of the Dublin’s most significant natural sites is Phoenix Park, which is regarded as one of the world’s great city parks and contains Dublin Zoo – the third-oldest public zoo in the world. No visit to Dublin would be complete without visiting a traditional Irish public house, and the 100 metre Hole-In-The-Wall is thought to be the longest in Europe.

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Day 5
Glasgow, UK, Scotland

Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland and is situated on the banks of the River Clyde. It has recently been awarded status as a UNESCO City of Music and, with the vast quantity of musical events taking place; it clearly lives up to this title. An eclectic collection of architectural structures, museums, galleries and beautiful parks make Glasgow a fabulous city to explore.

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Day 7
Kirkwall, UK, Scotland

Kirkwall is the largest town and capital of the Orkney Islands – which are situated 10 miles off the northern coast of Scotland. The people of this small town enjoy a gentle pace of life and there are many shops, cafes and bars to enjoy within the town. It is also home to a number of landmarks including the 12th century, red sandstone St Magnus Cathedral. Other landmarks worth visiting in the local area include Bishop’s Palace and Earl’s Palace – a series of red ruins located opposite the cathedral.

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Day 8
Portree, UK, Scotland

Portree is the capital town of the Isle of Skye – a Hebridean island located off the west coast of the Scottish mainland. This charming town is symbolic of Gaelic heritage and the Aros Centre will enable you to find out more about the island’s culture and history. Dotted with brightly-coloured houses and surrounded by towering cliffs, the town’s harbour makes for a beautiful stroll.

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Day 9
Killybegs, Ireland

The Irish town of Killybegs is the largest fishing port in County Donegal and is situated on the south coast of the region. Visitors can come and soak up the atmosphere by strolling alongside the beach or exploring the town’s rich history of tapestries and carpets. These are produced in a Turkish style at the largest carpet loom factory in the world – located within the county.

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Day 10
Belfast, UK, N Ireland

The Northern Irish capital of Belfast is situated at the mouth of the River Lagan and surrounded by a number of low hills. This charming city is home to a number of cultural and artistic landmarks including many galleries and museums, while a poignant history is depicted through the many political murals, which are painted on the sides of houses throughout Belfast. A bus tour of the city is one of the best ways to see these murals, as well as other landmarks such as the impressive City Hall.

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Day 11
Liverpool, UK, England

The vibrant Merseyside city of Liverpool holds significant cultural, historical and maritime value. It is the birthplace of many renowned musicians including The Beatles, Gerry & the Pacemakers, and Frankie goes to Hollywood. Cruise ships are able to provide passengers with direct access to the city centre, where a plethora of cultural and retail opportunities await. Visitors can visit The Beatles Story exhibition, which is home to a number of artefacts from the band. The Merseyside Maritime Museum offers an insight into the emigration from Liverpool to New York, with additional areas dedicated to Titanic and Lusitania. Alternatively, football fans can visit the stadiums of two of the nation’s finest football teams at Goodison Park and Anfield.

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Day 13
St Peter Port, Guernsey, UK, Channel Islands

Saint Peter Port is the capital of Guernsey and, although it is a British Island, its proximity to France provides it with a unique culture and a slightly warmer climate. This charming town is home to many interesting features including a glistening harbour; the historic fortress of Castle Cornet; the Royal Court House; and the award-winning Candie Gardens.

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Day 14
Southampton, UK, England

Southampton’s location, at the foot of the United Kingdom, offers an ideal point from which to embark on a cruise out of the UK. With a total of four terminals, the city can accommodate some of the largest cruise vessels in the industry. With fantastic shopping opportunities and a large number of museums and art galleries, Southampton is a cosmopolitan city with a lot to offer visitors as well as those arriving in the area prior to embarking on a cruise.

Sail on board Queen Victoria
Entertainment

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.

The Royal Court Theatre

As the evening gets into full swing it could be time to head to the Royal Court Theatre to watch one of the many productions. This elegant arena has the first ever private boxes to be used at sea and offers stunning performances filled with music, dancing and drama. During the day you can also enjoy first-run movies.

Queens Room

The Queens Room is a sophisticated area of the ship that combines, music, dancing and that Great British staple of afternoon tea to great effect. White-gloved waiting staff will serve you as you listen to the pleasant sounds of the string quartet. There are also glamorous Royal Night Theme Balls held in the evenings.

Hemispheres

Whilst this is a light and relaxed area to spend some time in during the day, it is transformed into a lively and vibrant nightclub in the evenings. The surrounding panoramic windows will create a backdrop to your continuous dancing, as you enjoy the sound of a live band or Hemispheres' resident DJ. All this occurs under a stunning glass domed roof.

Empire Casino

If Lady Luck seems to be shining on you then you may never want to leave the Empire Casino for fear of breaking your winning streak. There are plenty of table games and machines for beginners and experts to try their hand at whilst lesson take place during the day to offer anyone the chance to brush up on their technique.

Galleries

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.

Shopping

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.

Commodore Club

This classic bar and lounge area, found on all three Cunard ships, is the perfect place to recount the day’s events and enjoy a cold and well-deserved cocktail. You could even take part in one of the martini mixing or whisky taking classes that are held here.

Cafe Carinthia

Café Carinthia may not offer a full lunch or dinner menu like the other options, but it is however the perfect place to go for a cup of coffee and a quick snack. Light and delicate pastries can be accompanied with rich, aromatic hot drinks as you watch your fellow guests come and go through the grand lobby.

Champagne Bar

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

Missing your local back home? Well why not venture into the Golden Lion which attempts to recreate everything we all love about the traditional British tavern. Regular quizzes and karaoke nights help to create an unmistakable atmosphere, whilst pub classics such as fish and chips will leave you feeling right at home. There are also screens showing live sporting events from around the world.

Churchill's Cigar Lounge

Churchill's Cigar Lounge is located on deck 10.

Winter Garden

The Winter Garden is the grand conservatory filled with greenery, offering views across the horizon in almost every direction. 

Veuve Clicquot Champagne Bar

Whether you like your champagne by the bottle or by the glass, the Veuve Clicquot Champagne Bar will offer a great place to sit and relax before dinner. There are seven different offerings from this iconic drinks company, one for every day of the week.

Enrichment

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.

Cunard Insights

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

This enrichment programme will allow guests to participate in a different activity every day of their cruise. You could be learning ballroom steps on the dance floor one day and then tasting wine or playing board games the next.

Book Club

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.

Cunard ConneXions Internet Centre

For a small cost you can access the internet and your emails in the computer centre so you can keep abreast of everything happening in the world and back home.

Clarendon Fine Art Gallery

This exquisite gallery hosts works by both modern and classical artists. Enjoy lithographs and originals by such greats as Picasso and Dali, interspersed with works by modern-day masters like Alexandra Nechita and Martiros Manoukian.

Cunardia Gallery

Cunardia helps guests to understand the history of Cunard Cruise Lines. From the early stages right up until the present day, there are images and artefacts that depict the story of this company and its iconic liners.

Dining

Queen Victoria maintains Cunard's proud culinary traditions, with three main restaurants and the elegant new Verandah Restaurant. All offering delicious menus created by Cunard’s Global Culinary Ambassador, Jean-Marie Zimmermann.

There's also a host of alternative dining options from the relaxed Lido Buffet and Golden Lion Pub, through to a variety of tempting global cuisines.

Queen's Grill

For those choosing to stay in a Queens Grill Suite, this refined dining area will offer gourmet cuisine aplenty. With a formal atmosphere and a delicious a la carte menu available, you can enjoy remarkable flavour combinations whilst gazing out through the panoramic windows.

Your day could begin with an inviting eggs benedict and Canadian bacon, your midday cravings could be satisfied by 'Honey-Barbeque Baby Pork Ribs, Double Baked Potato, Broiled Tomato, Creole Flavoured Green Beans' and the day could be brought to a sumptuous conclusion as you enjoy 'Pan-seared Fresh Cod, Parmesan Mash & Pommery Mustard Sauce'.

Princess Grill

In the same way that Queens Grill Suite guests get to dine at their own restaurant, Princess Grill Suite passengers will receive access to this elegant restaurant space. Here, a sophisticated atmosphere fills the room as you take you pick from a wide range of culinary delights. The food is fantastic, the service is exquisite and the wines are well-selected and most definitely flowing.

Britannia & Britannia Club Restaurant

There are two sittings to choose from when dining in the beautifully appointed Britannia Restaurant, so that you can decide to eat early (6pm) or slightly later (8.30pm). The two levels are decorated in a way that reminds guests of ocean travel’s past, with quirky arches and pillars which add a nice touch.

The food is as stunning as you would expect on a Cunard ship and you will get to choose from dishes such as ‘Grilled Striploin Steak Glazed with Jack Daniels Barbecue Sauce, Western Fries, Battered Onion Rings’ and ‘Pan-roasted Orange Roughy, Meunière Butter, Dill Mash Potatoes, Herb Caper Butter’.

The Verandah

As another alternative eating area to the main restaurants, the Verandah offers a selection of delicious delights inspired by French cuisine. As you would expect, the flavours are combined magnificently and you’ll have some excellent wine pairings to choose from. Plates such as 'Monkfish and Scallops in Brown Butter, Spinach and Parmesan Ravioli, Smoked Bacon Velouté' and 'Pork Cutlet with Ancho Chilli, Prunes and Spiced Apple Pureé, Tequila and Mushroom Sauce' will have you singing "je ne regrette rien" about your choice to dine in this wonderful restaurant.

The Lido Restaurant

This slightly more understated and relaxed dining venue is perfect for those nights on which you don’t feel like dressing up or when you are looking for a more casual environment. The menu never takes a night off though as you will still get to choose from an inviting array of dishes which are regularly themed on cuisines such as those from Italy and India.

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

HealthFitness

The ship features a fantastic array of health and fitness facilities for passengers that wish to stay active or relax and be pampered. These include, a spa, a fitness centre, a games deck, sports courts and much more.

Royal Spa

If being away on holiday hasn’t managed to relax you enough then you can always opt for one of the many treatments and massages at the Royal Spa. You can choose to indulge in one of the different therapies or simply take it easy in the relaxation rooms.

Fitness Centre

If the gym is a big part of your life at home then there is no need to sacrifice this part of your routine during your cruise. Queen Victoria’s well-equipped gym area has machines such as treadmills and exercise bikes to help you stay in shape whilst at sea.

Swimming Pools

There are two separate swimming pools up on deck 9 which are complimented by the addition of four whirlpools. Whether you use these for relaxation or exercise, they are the perfect way to cool off on a hot day or soothe those aching muscles after a long period of sightseeing.

Sports

Enjoy a few games of tennis whenever the desire takes you in the deck 11 sports court. Just don’t spend too much time arguing about those tight line calls.

Games Deck

Whether it’s organised tournaments or a casual game between friends and family, there is always shuffleboard and quoits action happening on deck.

Golf Simulator

The golf simulator and nets found on deck will; mean that you can use your spare time wisely and perfect your swing.

Fencing

Fencing is a sport often associated with the upper classes and this is your chance to try your hand at this unique pastime whilst at sea. If you are already schooled in this art then why not take some time to hone your foil, sabre and épée techniques.

Facilities

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.

Dress Code

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.

Disabled Facilites

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.

Age Restrictions

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

For younger cruise passengers, there are a number of facilities available to keep them entertained. Running primarily during the school holidays, kids clubs are available for children or teens travelling on Queen Victoria.

Night Nursery

Open between 6pm – 11pm, the Night Nursery operates on a first come, first served basis. Providing trained childcare for 12-23 month olds, parents and grandparents can drop their little ones off and enjoy an evening to themselves.

Play Zone

Designed for 2-7s, Play Zone provides a supervised play area for some of Cunard’s youngest passengers. The club features arts and crafts, books, puzzles, toys and computer games.

Kids Zone

A supervised play area for 8-12s, Kids Zone provides games, consoles, activities, arts and crafts for kids to enjoy, along with sports competitions and scavenger hunts.

Teen Zone

The Teen Zone is a club for the 13-17 year olds. Activities will include table tennis tournaments, team games and deck sports throughout the day, with pizza parties, discos, quizzes and bingo during the evenings.

Deck Plans

Deck 1

  • Staterooms
  • Royal Court Theatre (Lower)
  • Internet Centre
  • Connexions
  • Grand Lobby
  • Voyage Sales Office
  • Pursers Office
  • Tour Office

Deck 2

  • Royal Court Theatre (Middle)
  • Golden Lion Pub
  • Queens Room
  • Queens Arcade
  • Cunardia
  • Library (Lower)
  • The Verandah Restaurant
  • Champagne Bar
  • Cafe Carinthia
  • Chart Room
  • Britannia Restaurant (Lower)

Deck 3

  • Royal Court Theatre (Upper)
  • Promenade Deck
  • Shops
  • Royal Arcade
  • Art Gallery
  • Connexions
  • Cunardia Gallery
  • Library (Upper)
  • Grand Lobby
  • The Book Shop
  • The Alcove
  • Midship's Lounge
  • Card Room
  • Images
  • Britannia Restaurant (Upper)

Deck 4

  • Penthouses
  • Queen Suites
  • Princess Suites
  • Staterooms

Deck 5

  • Penthouses
  • Queens Suites
  • Princess Suites
  • Staterooms

Deck 6

  • Grand Suites
  • Penthouses
  • Princess Suites
  • Staterooms

Deck 7

  • Grand Master
  • Queen Suites
  • Princess Suites
  • Penthouses

Deck 8

  • Royal Suites
  • Queens Suites
  • Princess Suites
  • Staterooms
  • Laundrette

Deck 9

  • Royal Spa
  • Fitness Centre
  • Aerobic Area
  • Spa Reception
  • Hair Salon
  • Thermal Suites
  • Pavilion Bar
  • Hydropool
  • Pavilion Bar
  • Pavilion Pool
  • Winter Garden
  • The Lido Restaurant
  • Lido Pool Grill
  • Stage
  • Lido Pool Bar
  • Lido Pool
  • Whirpools

Deck 10

  • The Commodore Club
  • Royal Spa & Fitness Centre (Upper)
  • Hemispheres
  • Children's Outdoor Area
  • Teens Outdoor Area
  • The Play Zone
  • The Zone

Deck 11

  • Sports Deck
  • The Terrace
  • The Grills Lounge
  • The Courtyard
  • Queens Grill
  • Princess Grill

Deck 12

  • The Grill's Upper Terrace
Accommodation Types

Queens Grill Suites

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.”

Princess Grill Suites

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 and Premium Balcony

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 Staterooms

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.

Inside Staterooms

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.

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