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.
Hamburg is regarded as Germany’s “Gateway to the World”, due to the fact it is home to the second largest port in Europe. This cosmopolitan city blends a modern culture with many historical structures. There are two main shopping streets, Spitaler Straße and Mönckebergstraße, which are both filled with designer outlets and specialist stores. Both of these streets will also take you to Hamburgs’ Town Hall – the Hamburg Rathaus, which was constructed between 1886 and 1897 and houses the city’s original governmental functions. A wander through the city streets will take you past intricately designed churches, the city cathedral, and the glistening harbour.
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.
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 Elizabeth'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
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.
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.
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
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- Royal Court Theatre (Lower)
- Internet Centre
- Grand Lobby
- Voyage Sales Office
- Pursers Office
- Tour Office
- Royal Court Theatre (Middle)
- Golden Lion Pub
- Queens Room
- Queens Arcade
- Library (Lower)
- The Verandah Restaurant
- Champagne Bar
- Cafe Carinthia
- Chart Room
- Britannia Restaurant (Lower)
- Royal Court Theatre (Upper)
- Promenade Deck
- Royal Arcade
- Art Gallery
- Cunardia Gallery
- Library (Upper)
- Grand Lobby
- The Book Shop
- The Alcove
- Midship's Lounge
- Card Room
- Britannia Restaurant (Upper)
- Royal Spa
- Fitness Centre
- Aerobic Area
- Spa Reception
- Hair Salon
- Thermal Suites
- Pavilion Bar
- Pavilion Bar
- Pavilion Pool
- Winter Garden
- The Lido Restaurant
- Lido Pool Grill
- Lido Pool Bar
- Lido Pool
- The Commodore Club
- Royal Spa & Fitness Centre (Upper)
- Children's Outdoor Area
- Teens Outdoor Area
- The Play Zone
- The Zone
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.
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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