For luxury cruising, the Queen Victoria offers high quality service, gourmet meals, spacious cabins with precise attention to detail. The company calls their prize ship a "sonnet in motion." This cruise seamlessly blends sophisticated British tradition with modern amenities in a grandly elegant haven on the sea.
- Specializes in European Cruises
- 990 staterooms
- 12 spacious decks
- Entered service in January 2007
- Running mates with Queen Mary 2 and Queen Elizabeth
Cunard Cruise Lines compares the dining experience on their cruise ships to 4 star restaurants around the world including a reservation only restaurant created by award winning chef Todd English.
- 24 hour complimentary room service
- Extensive wine list
- Three main dining rooms with seating based on price level of cabin: Queens Grill, Princess Grill, Britannia Grill
- Single seating in Queens and Princess Grills
- Early and late seating in Britannia Grill
- Todd English Mediterranean cafe offers reservation only dining
- The Lido provides relaxed dining in a casual atmosphere
- The Courtyard allows guests to dine or tea in a grill experience al fresco
- Golden Lion Pub offers traditional British pub food
- The Grills Lounge and Terraces offer pre-dinner drinks, canapés and champagne to diners in the Queens Grill and Princess Grill
Entertainment and Nightlife
With thirteen bars, the Queen Victoria offers a wide array of nightlife options including cocktails at the Commodores Club with panoramic views, or the Chart room off of the Brittanie Restaurant. Passengers may enjoy settling into the relaxing atmosphere of Churchill's Cigar Lounge to enjoy one of the cigar bar's many rich selections. The Golden Lion offers an impressive beer selection in a traditional pub, while the Midships Lounge caters to wine connoisseurs.
At Hemispheres, travelers can dance all night to live bands under a glass-domed roof or magnificent ballroom. Passengers can also choose to relax and appreciate white gloved service in the Queens Room, an ambient tea house based on Queen Victoria's own Osborne House. During the day, travelers may enjoy the Winter Garden, a large conservatory filled with greenery with a retractable glass roof.
The Queen Victoria also offers elegant stage productions in its three-level Royal Court Theater, the only cruise ship theatre with private boxes.
On the Queen Victoria, 86% of staterooms are outside and 71% of staterooms feature balconies. The Princess or Queens Grill Suites offer more space and more amenities, and duplex apartments are available with over 2,000 square feet. These suites come with luxuries such as butler service, shoe shine service, daily newspapers and manicure kits. One of the most unusual luxuries is a pillow concierge who provides 9 options of pillows.
Every room comes with a mini-refrigerator, bathrobe and slippers, and nightly turndown service with chocolates. There are plenty of choices in standard cabin categories. Even the cheapest suites aboard the Queen Victoria are comparable to deluxe suites on other cruises.
The Empire Casino offers guests a chance to test their luck at many gaming tables and slot machines, or they can take advantage of enrichment programs with lectures from esteemed authors. Travelers can also enjoy classes on subjects as diverse as computers to ballroom dancing.
The library offers 6,000 titles in a grandly designed room with a spiral staircase nearby the Royal Arcade where upscale designers have many shops.
Passengers can enjoy three pools, or visit the award winning Fitness Center and Spa where reservations are recommended. The spa offers over 12 different procedures that are considered the height of spa luxury.
Reservations at Todd English's Mediterranean Restaurant comes with an additional surcharge. Salon services, gratuities, and laundry service also cost extra.
Taking the Kids
The Queen Victoria typically has an older clientele, and the cruise caters to this demographic. While children may enjoy the grandness of the ship or renting board games, there are considerably less activities for children on the Queen Victoria than on its sister ship The Queen Mary 2.