Queen Victoria is known for her elegance and her graceful splendour. Her unique facilities are amongst the most modern you will find and yet she has a special ambience so evocative of great liners past. With luxurious marbles, woods and rich fabrics she exudes elegance and is adored by her crew and passengers alike.
Queen Victoria Facts
Queen Victoria offers a full array of elegant bars and lounges for guests to enjoy - savour coffee and croissants in Cafe Carinthia or gastro pub lunches in the Golden Lion. Into the evening, toast friends in the Champagne Bar, sip a martini in the Commodore Club or dance the night away to live bands in Hemispheres.
Succumb to the varieties of fragrant specialty teas, rich aromatic coffees and indulgent pastries while overlooking the beautiful Grand Lobby.
With the Britannia Restaurant next door, an elegant pre-dinner cocktail is certainly in order as you relax amongst the decor of this nautically themed lounge and bar.
Memories of Cunard's past contrast with panoramic views over the bow. Enjoy your favourite cocktail in this elegant bar and recollect over the days events with new found friends.
Golden Lion Pub
Experience an authentic British pub atmosphere complemented by a traditional pub lunch menu, live music or karaoke and an impressive selection of beer and cider.
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 the resident DJ under the splendid glass-domed roof of the contemporary stunning nightclub.
Veuve Clicquot Champagne Bar
If you fancy a glass of bubbly before taking your table for dinner then the Veuve Clicquot Champagne Bar overlooking the Grand Lobby is the perfect location. Guests may choose from among seven different Veuve Clicquot Champagnes, served by the bottle or the glass.
In warm weather, deck 9 is the place to be with a choice of two inviting swimming pools. Pampering is par for the course too, with four whirlpools and a range of indulgent treatments in the Cunard Royal Spa & Fitness Centre. Our public rooms include the card room and for relaxation of the mind, browse an array of titles in the library where rich wood panelling, stained glass and a spiral staircase create a haven of tranquillity.
Shopping and Galleries
- Clarendon Fine Art
The Art Gallery features originals and lithographs by great 20th century masters such as Dali, Chagall, Erte and Picasso as well as renowned contemporary artists such as Alexandra Nechita, Howard Behrens, Martiros and Bill Mack among others.
Cunardia is our unique museum display of maritime memorabilia and artefacts complemented by an interactive programme that will help to bring tales of yesteryear to life.
- Book Shop
Shop at our beautiful bookshop and souvenir shop, specialising in nautical literature, posters, postcards, collectibles, and memorabilia. Many voyages feature book signings by renowned authors and lecturers on board.
- Image Photo Gallery
Whether a formal portrait session, at the Captain's Cocktail Party, or at the gangway, browse the pictures captured by our Photographers on your voyage in Images photo gallery. The photography team also produce a voyage DVD to capture the memories of your time on board.
- Royal Arcade
Enjoy extraordinary shopping in the Royal Arcade, from top boutiques and brands such as Harrods and H.Stern, in addition to exquisite jewellery, high fashion and further voyage souvenirs.
- The Night Nursery
The Night Nursery is open from 6.00pm to 11.00pm. This facility is available to children aged 12 months to 23 months and operates on a first come first served basis.
- The Play Zone
The Play Zone is a permanently supervised play area, staffed by qualified early years staff, for children aged 1-7 years. Activities include arts, crafts, books, puzzles and variety of toys and computer games.
- The Kids Zone
Supervised by Youth Staff, The Zone is an area designed for 8-12 year olds providing games and activities such as games consoles plus sport competitions, arts and crafts and scavenger hunts.
- The 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.
Spa & Fitness
- The Royal Spa
The Royal Spa comprises breathtaking ocean views, relaxation areas, beautifully appointed treatment rooms, indulgent therapies and a panoramic glass encased Fitness Centre.
- Swimming Pools
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.
Enjoy a workout with the latest gym equipment in our state of the art gym on deck 9. All fitness centre facilities are complimentary.
- Fitness Class
Choose from a range of activities from relaxing Yoga and Pilates sessions to the more energetic Aerobics or Spinning classes.
Practice your swing with the golf nets on deck ready for that next round ashore.
- Deck Sports
Fun in the sun with traditional Ocean Liner games from shuffleboard to quoits. With daily tournaments and contests to hone your competitive edge, you will be an expert before you know it! There is even a giant chess board on deck.
- Sports Court
Get your heart racing and let your competitive side out; sports enthusiasts can enjoy an energetic game of tennis on the court on deck 11.
Learn the remarkable art of fencing for the first time at sea on Queen Victoria, or take the chance to hone your skills!
There is a sports channel on all three ships - Sport24 - which offers coverage of major sporting events including Premier League, Wimbledon, Formula 1, Ryder Cup and many others. Sport 24 will be shown in selected bars and lounges. Full details of the sporting events can be viewed on Sports dedicated website.
Relaxation and Leisure
- Afternoon Tea
Indulge in the truly British tradition of Afternoon Tea. White-gloved waiters serve decadent fresh scones with cream, finger sandwiches and premium tea in the Queens Room.
- Empire Casino
Step into the Monte Carlo-inspired Empire Casino that offers a full variety of opportunities to tempt Lady Luck. Gaming Tables, slot machines and even video poker. Not sure how to play? Then take part in our complimentary gaming lessons.
- Computer Centre
The Computer Centre is located just off the Grand Lobby, keep up to date on email with family and friends back home. Wi-Fi hotspots are also available in public rooms and areas throughout the ship. Charges apply for internet and email access.
Our library houses one of the most impressive collections at sea in serene, stately ambience. Browsing the 6,000 titles is a real pleasure where warm mahogany, the ornate spiral staircase and leather armchairs invite quiet contemplation.
Enjoy a first-run feature during your voyage in the spectacular setting of the Royal Court Theatre. You'll also find a selection of movies throughout the day on our stateroom television.
- Wine Dinners
We invite our guest winemaker to pair their wines with a lavish tasting menu, designed to celebrate the best of food and drink on board. The dinners are expertly hosted by the Executive Chef in partnership with the winemaker and will be held in Verandah Restaurant. Please note a cover charge applies.
- Wine Packages
Our expert Sommeliers have hand-picked a range of fine wines from around the world to create a bespoke collection of Premium and Classic Cunard Wine Packages. Each package comprises of distinctly different wines but for those who would prefer to tailor-make their own selection, we also offer two flexible options with our Commodore's and Captain's Collections.
- The Wine Line
On board all of our Cunard ships, guests can also take advantage of the dedicated 'Wine Line' on board. Simply call the number listed in your telephone directory and you will be put through to an expert Sommelier to pre-reserve your chosen wine/s or seek advice on the perfect wine to accompany your evenings dinner.
A vast array of Queen Victoria enrichment and lecture programmes are available to expand your horizons and take you to places you have always dreamed about. Knowledge is yours for the taking through Cunard Insights.
Through 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.
The Cunard Book Club offers the opportunity for thought-provoking literary discussions among our guests each voyage. It is led by the Librarian who will provide a short history of the author and lead the discussion.
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.
Queen Victoria maintains our proud culinary traditions, as the three main restaurants and our new, elegant Verandah Restaurant, offer delicious menus created by Cunards 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.
Queens Grill Experience
For guests staying in Queens Grill accommodations, this is the ultimate expression of understated dining excellence, where your waiter guides you through the delicious possibilities and your chef endeavours to fulfill any request. A la carte menus encourage the most sublime culinary adventures, where service is only ever flawless and the ambience always perfectly refined.
After a pre-dinner tipple in the exclusive Grills Lounge, P category guests prepare for the main event in the intimate Princess Grill on Deck 11. Over a single leisurely single seating, delicate flavors, textures and ingredients combine superbly on an imaginative a la carte menu, complemented by fine wines from the four corners of the globe.
Revel in the splendid nightly occasion of dining in the magnificent two-tiered Britannia Restaurant which pays glorious homage to the opulent dining salons from ocean travel's golden heyday. Pillars and art deco arches add decorative flourishes to a rich culinary experience, complemented by fine wines and attentive service. choose between an early sitting at 6pm or a late sitting at 8:30pm.
Offering a more casual, bright and airy ambience by day and night, this venue provides the perfect setting for a more relaxed dining experience. Each evening you will find a selection of dishes devoted to a specific theme, be it Italian, Indian or fondue.
The Verandah Restaurant
The new Verandah Restaurant on board Queen Victoria is a relaxed yet sophisticated alternative dining venue offering delicious contemporary French cuisine. With magical pairings of flavours, it is a culinary style that captures simplicity with style and excellence. Menus have been created by Culinary Ambassador Jean Marie Zimmermann.
Golden Lion Club
The Golden Lion is an authentic British pub with a great selection of beer and cider. This complements a traditional pub lunch menu with favourites such as cottage pie and fish and chips tot he standard you would expect.
It may be night time that most sets the Queen Victoria experience apart from other ships. For where else will you attend such dazzling affairs as a Black and White Ball, Royal Ascot Ball or Buccaneer Ball all in a setting as stunning as the Queens Room ballroom? Or catch a staged musical production in the Royal Court Theatre. You may want to save time for the Empire Casino or put on your dancing shoes at the Hemisphere Club.
The Commodore Club welcomes you each evening with soft relaxing music from Queen Victorias resident pianist.
Relax to the sounds of the Jazz band in the Chart Room while you savour pre dinner canapes and aperitifs.
- String Quartet
The string quartet is the perfect accompaniment to white-gloved Afternoon Tea in the Queens Room and also sets the tone for the sparkling Royal Night Theme Balls.
- Royal Court Theatre
Rising the height of three decks in reds and gold, the Royal Court Theatre is an already incredible venue. The first ever private boxes at sea add an extra dash of glamour to each dazzling show.
Watch lavish hi-tech musical productions performed by the Cunard Royal Dancers and Singers in the elegant two-deck Royal Court Theatre. Make it extra special and watch from one of the private boxes the first at sea!
- Queens Room
Contemporary meets classic with an unmistakable sense of occasion. Cantilevered balconies, ornate frescos and backlit panels rise to the height of two decks. In the evening the room transforms into a sea of shimmering ball gowns for the Royal Nights Themed Balls.
- Royal Night Theme Balls
Evenings boast another of Cunards finest traditions as guests take to the floor to enjoy elegant ballroom dancing with a mix of beats to accompany the glittering ball gowns and tuxedoed guests as they whirl and spin to the resident orchestra.
Do you fancy yourself as an entertainer? Then join in the Karaoke in the Golden Lion.
The Golden Lion is the location for those who wish to test their minds in the nightly Pub Quiz.