Cunard Queen Victoria

Queen Victoria, also known as QV, joined the Cunard fleet in 2007.  A modern monarch, she was named by Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cornwall, in the presence of His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales. 

Combining the heritage of Cunard with the amenities of a modern passenger ship, Queen Victoria offers a luxurious atmosphere with many of the same traits featured by her sister ship Queen Mary 2.

When you step onboard Queen Victoria, you notice two things: the regal, breathtaking splendour that you would expect on a Cunard ocean liner, combined with an airy, contemporary feel.  Queen Victoria truly is a modern ship.  And in addition to the marvelous destinations she visits, you can rest assured that you will enjoy your time onboard to the fullest, with a wide variety of activities.

During an extensive refit in May and June 2017, Queen Victoria entered dry dock that resulted in an upgraded and increased choice of staterooms, new Britannia Club dining, a broader bar offering, a transformed sun deck and several other new features.

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A day in the life on Queen Victoria:

Grand Lobby

Make a grand entrance on the grand staircase in the elegant three-tiered Grand Lobby.  From here, you can access many of the key locations on the ship.

  Queen Victoria Grand Lobby

Mareel Wellness & Beauty Spa

Relax in the spa with a wide variety of massages, body treatments and facials.  Have the Spa therapists or the Salon attendants bring the best of you out in preparation for a Formal Night.  Or just luxuriate in the Thermal Suite and Hydro-Pool.  Want to be more active?  The Fitness Centre features exercise machines, yoga classes and other offerings.  (Use of the fitness centre is included in your cruise fare.  Spa treatments, access to the Thermal Suite and certain fitness classes incur additional fees.)


Two Swimming Pools

Two wonderful pools, perfectly placed to enjoy the sunshine, catch up on your reading or even swim a few laps.  Or simply soak in the Jacuzzi.

The Royal Arcade

After your massage therapy, a little retail therapy?  Look no further than The Royal Arcade.  Inspired by the classic Victorian London shopping arcades like the Burlington Arcade, you will find Cunard souvenirs and other fine wares.  The Royal Arcade even features an antique-style clock!

  The Royal Arcade

Cunard Insights Enrichment Programme

Cunard's awardwinning enrichment program brings you engaging presentations, interesting lecturers and unforgettable classes.  Meet speakers from a wide variety of backgrounds, including astronauts, authors, marine historians, actors, therapists, royalty experts and enjoy their insight.

Cunard Library

With nearly 6,000 titles, this two story masterpiece of polished wood stores a wide collection of books and magazines.  Perfect if you just want to sit down with a great novel!

  Cunard Library

Queens Room - Ballroom Dance Classes

Make good use of one of the largest dance floor at sea and prepare yourself for Cunard's famous Royal Balls during a ballroom dance class.  Brush up on your waltz or cha-cha, or learn the salsa or line dancing with the ships qualified dance teachers. 

On most days, you'll find a live orchestra or band playing music so you can dance the night away.  On select voyages, Cunard's gentlemen hosts will gladly take single ladies for a spin on the dance floor.

Fencing Classes

More active?  How about learning the finer points of a very traditional sport: fencing!  Queen Victoria is the first ship to offer an introduction to this sport.

  Fencing Classes


History is a big part of the Cunard experience, and nowhere else will you find a Cunard msueum at sea.  Compare your Cunard experience to that of those who sailed on earlier Cunarders.

Winter Garden

On her voyages to warmer climes, Queen Victoria offers her guests a wonderful space with fantastic views across the ship and out to sea; the Winter Garden.  Flooded with natural light, this lovely place is perfect for some music, a drink with friends or simply sitting with a good book.

Cafe Carinthia

Peckish?  How about a cup of coffee or tea with a scrumptuous pastry?  Cafe Carinthia is just the place for you.

  Cafe Carinthia

Afternoon Tea

Each afternoon, a white gloved traditional British Tea is served, complete with scones, in the elegant Queens Room.

  Afternoon Tea in the Queens Room

Golden Lion Pub, Lido Pool Grill, Lido Restaurant and Other Dining Options

While away the afternoon hours in an authentic British Pub: the Golden Lion.  Enjoy a traditional lunch of fish and chips, play darts or sip a pint of English ale.  (Meals are generally complimentary, beverages are not.)  If the weather is nice, sit in the sun at the Lido Pool Grill for a casual lunch.  Of course, the Lido Restaurant is open for breakfast and lunch too.

A Royal Night on Queen Victoria

At night, Queen Victoria shines.  Few ships can match her grandeur and variety of upscale activities.

Britannia Restaurant

Multicourse gourmet meals are served at early or late seatings in this two-tiered dining room. Waiters ensure that your meal is just right, while sommeliers help you select the perfect wine.  It's a symphony of service, wonderful flavours and a general atmosphere of elegance that unfortunately is rare in today's world - but not on Queen Victoria.

  Queen Victoria Britannia Restaurant

Queens Grill and Princess Grill guests will dine in the exclusive single-seating Grill restaurants  located on one of the top decks, with walls of windows offering wonderful views of the ship's surroundings.  Weather permitting, guests may dine al fresco in the private Grills Courtyard.

The Verandah Restaurant

Indulge in superb French creations in this elegant restaurant.  Savour contemporary French cuisine in an ambiance evoking the golden age of ocean travel.  (Reservations are required and an additional charge applies.)

Lido Restaurant

The casual Lido restaurant offers a wonderful buffet selection for breakfast, lunch and late night dining. 

At dinner, for a small supplement, you cay also taste one of the themed dining experiences, such as  Lotus: delicious Asian cuisine, or perhaps Smokehouse, an American influenced menu. (An additional service charge may apply.)

Royal Court Theatre

Enjoy a production show, especially created for Cunard. From the comfort of your plush seat, enjoy artists, comedians or musicians.  In addition, the Royal Court Theatre on Queen Victoria is the first shipboard theatre that features private boxes.  Reserve one of the 16 boxes and have White Star bellboys at your service with Champagne, fine canapes, desserts or chocolates.  (An additional fee applies for the private boxes.)

  Royal Court Theatre

Queens Room

Whether you are a ballroom dancer, or prefer to watch others enjoy a live orchestra, one of the largest ballrooms at sea becomes a magical fete every night.  Cunard's famous Royal Balls provide you with an opportunity to dress up and dance the night away.

  Queens Room

Yacht Club

Swing into the rhythm of the band under the splendid glass-domed roof of the Yacht Club. Meet well-known Insight speakers, take notice of a solo jazz guitarist or dance with the best music and a 270-degree ocean view.

Empire Casino

Lady Luck may be sailing along with you.  The European-style casino offers blackjack, roulette and a variety of slot machines. 

Golden Lion Pub, Chart Room, Commodore Club, Churchill's Cigar Lounge, Midship's Lounge

Whether you'd prefer a glass of Champagne, an excellent cigar, fine wines or martinis, one of a wide variety of bars and lounges ensures that you will find the perfect place to while away the hours.

At the end of the evening, stroll under the clear skies and marvel at the thousands of stars above you.  This is the way to travel... 

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