Queen Mary 2
Queen Mary 2 is Cunard’s flagship and the most magnificent ocean liner ever built. A Transatlantic Crossing to or from New York or a European cruise from Southampton on this incredible ship is a holiday like no other. Queen Mary 2, affectionately known by customers as, QM2, offers an array of entertainment and educational activities including a state of the art 3D Cinema, a planetarium, a casino, a superb spa and life enriching workshops. Coupled with luxurious staterooms, a number of excellent dining options, and a variety of bars and nightlife venues, you can be sure of a holiday to remember.
Queen Mary 2 Facts
- Entered Service: 2004
- Planned Refit: May 2016
- Country of Registry: Bermuda
- Speed: 28 knots
- Guest Capacity: 2,691/li>
- No. of Crew: 1292
- Length: 1,132 feet
- Width: 131 feet
- Draft: 32 feet
Broaden your horizons with a variety of Cunard Insights lectures and stimulating workshops. Unwind in the exclusive Canyon Ranch SpaClub, the most luxurious spa at sea. If you fancy a little shopping, fine boutiques centred around the ship's magnificent Grand Lobby, providing a range of products from tempting souvenirs and gifts to exquisite jewellery and designer clothing.
Insight & Enrichment Programmes
- 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.
- Cunard ConneXions
Cunard ConneXions offers an educational and entertainment programme of activities all day every day including watercolour and computer lessons.
- Maritime Quest
Recall ocean travel's golden heyday at this unique exhibition located throughout the ship's corridors and stairwells. Unveil Cunard's proud history from Samuel Cunard's first venture across the Atlantic in 1840 to the building and subsequent remastering of the current three Queens.
- RADA Acting Workshops
The RADA actors offer guests the chance to share some of the training they received during their 3 years at this famous drama school. Each workshop lasts 45 minutes, and is creative, informative - and fun!
Shopping and Galleries
- Clarendon Fine Art
Clarendon Fine Art specialises in exclusive collectable paintings and sculpture to enrich your on board experience. Award-winning artists Sherree Valentine Daines and Jack Vettriano feature alongside some of the world’s most exciting rising stars. All artwork can be purchased and shipped worldwide.
- 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.
- Photo Gallery
Browse the Images captured by our photographers on your voyage in Images photo gallery. Whether a formal portrait session, at the Captain's Cocktail Party or at the gangway, these pictures of you and your fellow guests are all displayed here for you to view and purchase.
- Mayfair Shops
Enjoy extraordinary shopping from top boutiques and brands such as Harrods and H.Stern, in addition to exquisite jewellery, high fashion and further voyage souvenirs.
- Golf Simulators
For those with a passion for golf, a 'closest to the pin' competition on our state-of-the art golf simulator with its 51 golf courses to choose from is a must!
- Deck Sports
Master the traditional nautical games of shuffleboard and deck quoits. Challenge friends to a game or join in one of the tournaments advertised in the Daily Programme.
- Sports Court
Get your heart racing with a 'thwack'. Sports enthusiasts can enjoy an energetic game of tennis on the courts on deck 13.
- Promenade deck
Wake yourself up with a brisk walk or breezy jog around our promenade deck. Three laps make a mile.
- Live Sports
Sport24 offers coverage of major sporting events including Premier League, Wimbledon, Formula 1, the Ryder Cup and many others. You can enjoy this channel in selected bars and lounges, and in all staterooms and suites. Full details of the sporting events can be viewed on Sport24's dedicated website.
Spa & Fitness
- Canyon Ranch SpaClub
Enjoy the ultimate in pampering at the exquisite on board Canyon Ranch SpaClub®. Indulge in signature massages, treatments and facials from the classic Canyon Stone Massage or Rasul Ceremony, to exotic Ayurvedic or Thai treatments.
- Swimming pools
There are five pools, including the Terrace Pool, The Minnows Pool especially for children, the Sun Deck Splash Pool and Pavilion Pool on which features a retractable dome.
Our Fitness Centre has views out forward to the covered promenade deck. Open from 6am, feel free to run the treadmill, take to the bikes or try the step machines all before a hearty and well earned breakfast.
- Fitness Class
Choose from a range of activities from relaxing Yoga and Pilates sessions to more energetic Spinning classes.
- 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 6 months* -7 years. Activities include arts, crafts, books, puzzles and variety of toys and computer games. *Infants aged between 6 months and 2 years are welcome to participate in the Children's Programme with parental supervision.
- The Zone
Supervised by Youth Staff, The Zone is an area designed for 8-17 year olds providing games and activities such as games consoles plus sport competitions, arts and crafts and table tennis tournaments.
Queen Mary 2 maintains our proud culinary traditions, as the four main restaurants offer delicious menus created by Cunard's Global Culinary Ambassador, Jean-Marie Zimmermann. Or opt for one of our alternative dining venues such as the tempting Todd English Restaurant.
Queens Grill Restaurant
Guests staying in our Queens Grill Suites have a table reserved in the world-renowned Queens Grill restaurant. You'll always be greeted warmly by name, and appreciate the ultimate interpretation of White Service during breakfast, lunch and dinner, served when you wish between 6.30pm and 9pm.
Princess Grill Restaurant
Our sophisticated, intimate Princess Grill restaurant serves up unerringly excellent cuisine for breakfast and lunch, and for dinner whenever it suits you between 6.30pm and 9pm each evening. To match your choice, our sommelier will gladly talk through the impressive wine list.
Your table reservation is at Britannia Restaurant, where grandeur and occasion combine with exceptional service. Breakfast and lunch always feel special here and whether you've chosen to take your seat for dinner at 6pm or at 8.30pm; you can arrive with a flourish, down the steps of the curved staircase.
Enjoy a casual breakfast, lunch, dinner or late-night buffet in the relaxed self-service Kings Court restaurant. With cuisine options that take inspiration from around the world, you’ll always find something to tempt you.
The Verandah Restaurant
The Verandah restaurant offers contemporary French cuisine that makes use of seasonal ingredients of real provenance. Designed to create a genuine dining experience, The Verandah restaurant takes design inspiration from the original Verandah Grill on board Queen Mary.
Night time Entertainment
It may be night time that most sets the Queen Mary 2 experience apart from other ships. 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 also want to save time for the Empire Casino or put on your dancing shoes at the G32 nightclub.
The Commodore Club welcomes you each evening with soft relaxing music from the beautiful ivory keys played by Queen Mary 2's talented resident pianist.
Relax to the sultry 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
Cast your eye over the Martini menu before you take your seat for a thrilling music and dance extravaganza in the magnificent Royal Court Theatre.
- Lavish productions
Watch stunning musicals and unforgettable hi-tech productions performed by the Cunard Royal Dancers and Singers in the elegant 1,000 seat Royal Court Theatre. The stage wouldnÂ’t look out of place in the West End or Broadway, with a digital backdrop making each show a visual treat.
- Guest Performers
The Royal Court Theatre also plays host to a variety of high profile guest performers - from comedy acts and variety artistes to opera singers and world-class musicians.
- Queens Room
Here is your 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.
- Dance lessons
Whether you are a complete novice or simply wishing to brush up on your skills, the daily complimentary dance lessons led by our professional dance couple are the perfect way to give you the confidence to step out on to the dance floor.
- Royal Night Theme Balls
Royal night themed balls in the magnificent Queens Room Ballroom are your chance to don your formal dancing attire and take to the floor in a sea of glittering ball gowns and tuxedos accompanied by sounds from the marvellous orchestra.
- Nightclub G32
Dance the night away to the sounds of our resident party band and DJ in our fabulous dual-level nightclub. Enjoy popular themed nights from the Sixties, Seventies and Eighties such as Saturday Night Fever and Shake Rattle and Roll.
Do you fancy yourself as an entertainer? In the traditional Golden Lion pub, the spotlight may be on you, as you interpret a track or two during a lively karaoke event.
Settle down in The Golden Lion with a favourite drink and test your mind in all kinds of trivia in the nightly Pub Quiz.
- Live Sports
Sport24 offers coverage of major sporting events including Premier League, Wimbledon, Formula 1, the Ryder Cup and many others. You can enjoy this channel in selected bars and lounges, and in all staterooms and suites. Full details of the sporting events can be viewed on Sport24’s dedicated website.
Bars & Lounges
Whether you're looking for a celebratory glass of fine champagne, a post dinner cocktail or a light refreshment during the day, our wonderful bars and lounges are renowned as some of the most comfortable and stylish at sea.
The elegant tradition of Afternoon Tea is a Cunard signature not to be missed. White-gloved waiters serve delightful cucumber sandwiches, fresh scones and tea accompanied by the sounds of the orchestra in the magnificent Queens Room ballroom.
Cunard's signature Commodore Club majestically overlooks the bow of Queen Mary 2 and provides glorious panoramic views as you sail towards the horizon. An extensive selection of Martinis are available and you may even be tempted to try our Martini Mixology or Whisky Tasting clases.
Sweet-toothed epicures are invited to unwind in the elegant Art Deco surroundings of Sir Samuel's. Besides expertly-blended coffee and tea, you'll discover an exquisite variety of confectionery by master Belgian chocolatier Godiva. Deliberate over tempting pralines, sublime truffles, glistening macarons - or perhaps an ice cream made with intense dark chocolate? Finally - your tantalising dilemma resolved - relax into sumptuous leather upholstery and reward yourself with the distinctive silky rich flavours of Godiva chocolate.
Veuve Clicquot Champagne Bar
Share conversations and sip champagne from beautiful Waterford crystal flutes. Guests may choose from among seven different Veuve Clicquot champagnes, served by the bottle or the glass. Special Champagne Afternoon Tea experiences can also be enjoyed in this venue.
Golden Lion Pub
Darts, karaoke, live sports and ale - everything you'd expect of an authentic English pub. There's even a traditional pub lunch served every day, with classic favourites such as fish and chips and cottage pie.
A tranquil retreat by day, the serene Carinthia Lounge provides the perfect place to relax and catch up with friends, or a good book, as well as enjoy light breakfast and lunch dishes along with premium teas and coffee, handmade patisseries. When the sun sets, the atmosphere evolves into an inviting evening spot where carefully selected wines are paired with tasting plates, and relaxed entertainment.
Relaxation and Leisure
Just taking in the sea air may be relaxation enough, however Queen Mary 2 also offers many other diversions. Afternoon Tea may become a daily highlight for you, or perhaps the planetarium will be a regular fixture. No matter your interest, you will be sure to find many things to fill your days and nights.
- 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.
Take a virtual ride into outer space, view the stars and other visual spectacles or take a course on celestial navigation in Illuminations, Queen Mary 2's full-scale Planetarium and the only Planetarium at sea.
The quality and range of literature available in this beautiful room magnifies the stunning views over the bow. Linger over more than 8,000 books and magazines in the largest library at sea.
Enjoy a first-run feature each afternoon and evening in Illuminations. You'll also find a selection of movies throughout the day on your stateroom television.