There’s something distinctly refined and regal about a Cunard cruise and the beautiful Queen Victoria certainly upholds the fine traditions of this luxury line.
Even before you board this beautiful ship you’ll note the trademark black and red livery which, together with her sleek modern design, immediately sets the theme of proud cruising heritage married with innovative features for today’s cruise guests.
From her plush, elegantly decorated public rooms to her gourmet dining and luxurious, spacious cabins, Queen Victoria exudes class and offers discerning passengers the very best cruise experience possible.
And the range of options for high-quality entertainment and enrichment, as well as serene relaxation make for a cruise holiday of a lifetime whatever pace of life you prefer.
Entertainment and Recreation
Just meandering around the Queen Victoria’s opulent three-tier Grand Lobby entrance with its stunning staircase and fascinating artworks is a delight in itself and gives passengers an early taste of the style and charm of the rest of the ship.
Your days can be as active and lively, or as calming and chilled as you like, there’s something on board to suit your every mood.
Two lovely main pool areas offer superb space for lounging in the sun, enjoying a cocktail or taking a gentle swim – each with invigorating Jacuzzis for a refreshing soak.
If you’re in the mood for some pampering then you’ll find the sumptuous surroundings of the Queen Victoria’s Royal Spa a really relaxing environment in which to indulge yourself with a revitalizing therapy session or beauty treatment.
For a more energetic afternoon maybe you’ll want to spend an hour or two in the ultra-modern gym or get involved in some friendly competition with a game of tennis or shuffleboard. There’s even the chance to learn the basics of fencing in one of the dedicated sports areas.
Cunard’s enrichment programme also offers a variety of opportunities to exercise the mind with Royal Astronomical Society experts and other regular guest speakers on a range of specialist topics and sessions where you can try your hand at things like wine-tasting, watercolour painting and ceramics.
There’s also a fascinating hour or two to be enjoyed in the Cunardia, interactive museum, with its exhibits and digital presentations of the story of the Cunard Line from its inception in 1840, through the wartime years and right up to the modern day fleet.
Or you may just want to sit and unwind over a book and a coffee in places like the wonderfully leafy and airy Winter Garden conservatory from where you can enjoy the panoramic ocean views that spread themselves before you in every direction.
Maybe you’ll step into the serene Queens Room to enjoy another fine Cunard tradition – afternoon tea with scones and jam served by white-gloved waiters.
Younger guests have their own Play Zone area with organised craft and party sessions and there’s a dedicated space for discreetly supervised teen activities and the chance for the older kids to meet new friends and hang-out.
As day gives way to evening the various entertainment venues on the Queen Victoria come to life with music and laughter.
There’s a real London theatre ambience in the attractive Royal Court where, if the fancy takes you, you can enjoy the amazingly spectacular musical show performances in the comfort of one of the private boxes – the first anywhere at sea.
Or you might want to take your partner for a whirl round the polished floor of the marvellous Queen’s Room with its twinkling chandeliers sparkling down on the dancers as they glide to the rhythms of the resident orchestra.
Hemispheres nightclub has a more upbeat tempo where guests can show their disco moves to the accompaniment of the house band or DJ.
There’s live classical, jazz, or gentle cabaret music in some of the other themed bars as well as the chance to enjoy your own moment in the spotlight at the Golden Lion pub’s karaoke evenings.
The chic Veuve Cliquot Champagne Bar and Churchill’s, where you can enjoy your favourite cognac and a cigar as you settle into a comfy armchair, offer the perfect atmosphere for a drink and a chat with your new-found cruise friends.
For a late night flutter, the Empire Casino has modern gaming machines and tables for you to try for the jackpot.
Wining & Dining
If there’s one element that truly defines the classic Cunard cruising tradition then it’s the quality and elegance of your evening dining experience.
Whichever category of cabin you’re chosen, there’s a guarantee of delicious and varied international cuisine waiting for you at your reserved table in one of the sophisticated Queens Grill, Princess Grill or Britannia Restaurants.
Queens guests will enjoy perusing the gourmet delights of superb a la carte menus, courteously described by your dedicated waiter and served in efficient and friendly fashion.
A leisurely single sitting in the Princess Grill again offers a la carte choices and fine wines hand selected from all over the world.
And you can choose from two separate sittings if you’re in the Britannia accommodation when you’ll enjoy your superb evening meal in the splendid surroundings of this glorious two-tier restaurant adorned with fine art creations.
Alternative high-class cuisine is available courtesy of celebrated American culinary genius, Todd English whose restaurant offers the perfect, more intimate, place for a special celebration with a loved one. You need to reserve a table and there is a surcharge but it is sure to be a highlight of any Queen Victoria cruise holiday.
Other, more casual dining options can be found throughout the day at the Golden Lion pub with its excellent fish and chips, bangers ‘n’ mash and other English favourites, as well as at The Lido, Queen Victoria’s brilliant buffet area.
As you’d expect on a refined Cunard cruise, guests observe formal dress codes at evening meal times and other occasions during the cruise.
* Many ships feature selected restaurants where additional charges apply and reservations are required.
And so to Bed...
All cabins on this wonderful ship compare to high quality hotels and are extremely spacious, stylish and well-appointed and come with many little luxuries like welcome wine, newspapers, fresh fruit on request and nightly turndown service with chocolate as standard.
Each has satellite TV, private bathroom with shower, fridge, phone, bathrobe and slippers, safe and hairdryer as a minimum.
You can select from inside, outside, balcony and suite cabins and from Britannia, Princess or the ultimate Queens category with butler service.
- Three formal gourmet restaurants, Todd English speciality restaurant, selection of casual eateries
- Main Royal Court Theatre with private boxes
- Several entertainment and dance lounges
- Two main pools, several Jacuzzis
- Royal Spa and fitness centre
- Cunard enrichment programme with expert guest speakers
- Luxury cabins, some with butler service
- Play Zone kids activities
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Standard Britannia inside cabins on the Queen Victoria are more like deluxe versions on other cruise ships with king-size or twin beds and a private bathroom with shower. They have a fridge, safe, hairdryer, interactive TV with film channels, a daily newspaper, phone, bathrobes, slippers, fresh fruit on request and a computer connection. There’s a nightly turndown service with pillow chocolates.Britannia guests dine at set-time sittings in the Britannia Restaurant. Some inside cabins have picture windows overlooking the Grand Lobby.
Britannia outside cabins on the Queen Victoria have a picture window or porthole*, king-size or twin beds and a private bathroom with shower. They have a fridge, safe, hairdryer, interactive TV with film channels, a daily newspaper, phone, bathrobes, slippers, fresh fruit on request and a computer connection. There’s a nightly turndown service with pillow chocolates. Britannia guests dine at set-time sittings in the Britannia Restaurant. *Some views may be restricted by safety equipment.
Britannia balcony cabins on the Queen Victoria have a balcony with table and chairs, king-size or twin beds, a lounge area and a private bathroom with shower. They have a fridge, safe, hairdryer, interactive TV with film channels, a daily newspaper, phone, bathrobes, slippers, fresh fruit on request and a computer connection. There’s a nightly turndown service with pillow chocolates. Britannia guests dine at set-time sittings in the Britannia Restaurant. Britannia Club guests enjoy a la carte dining in the Britannia Club restaurant as well as other luxury extras.
Mini-Suite / Suites cabin
Suites on the Queen offer unrivalled luxury with, in addition to all the facilities of Britannia balcony cabins, access to Princess or Queens Grill Restaurants, concierge or butler service, fresh fruit and bottled water, bottles of sparkling wine or Champagne and a shoe-shine service. Some have whirlpool baths, as well as extra bedrooms and bathrooms and other luxury extras. Chat to your Imagine Cruising adviser about the range of different suite categories on this ship.
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