Queen Victoria: Elegance and luxury perfectly combined.
From 5 May to 4 June, Queen Victoria entered dry dock for a partial refit at the Fincantieri shipyard in Palermo, Sicily. This included an upgraded and increased choice of staterooms, new Britannia Club dining, a broader and more distinct bar offering, a transformed sun deck, and several other new features.
Our young passengers are well catered for with activities through the day and into the evening, all age appropriate and fully staffed
Dining, Bars, and Lounges
Cunard's signature Commodore Club majestically overlooks the bow of Queen Victoria 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 classes.
An elegant pre-dinner drink is certainly on order as you relax amongst the decor of this nautically themed lounge and bar. Through charts and cartography, the elegant menu navigates destination-specific stories, pairing a selection of classic beverages with light canapes and snacks - including delectable Godiva chocolates.
Overlooking the Grand Lobby, the Midship's Lounge is the ideal place to people-watch or enjoy the live music floating up from the decks below. Browse the tempting gin and fizz themed menu, which includes gin served from an old-fashioned spirit tap; to infuse a more distinctive character. The menu brings to life wines, prosecco, cava and champagne alongside premium gin and spirits, which are all blended to create fresh and inspiring cocktails.
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.
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, curry, and cottage pie. For a hearty Afternoon Tea, enjoy The Lion's Share, accompanied by a flight of beers.
Winter GardenLocated in the heart of deck 9 next to the Lido, the Winter Garden commands some of the best views across the ship and out to sea. Flooded with natural light, the venue is perfect for watching the world go by whilst enjoying a refreshing beverage.
The Lido and Pavilion Pool bars
The Lido and Pavilion bars serve Queen Victoria's two main pools, which means that you're never too far from a refreshing drink. During sail-away parties, the bars serve champagne and cocktails as the resident band plays. You'll also find Al Fresco dining at the Lido by the aft pool, where you can enjoy cooked to order burgers, hotdogs and fries; perfect poolside snacks.
Swing into the rhythm of the band under the splendid glass-domed roof of the Yacht Club. The sky is the limit for an evening of entertainment; meet well-known insight speakers, take notice of our resident solo jazz guitarist and dance late into the night with our DJ and dance band.
Godiva at the Chart Room
The Godiva discovery table, located outside the Chart Room on deck 2, displays the complete Godiva chocolate collection available on board. Choose between creamy milk, intense dark or indulgent white chocolates - or delight in all three. Whichever you choose, you can savour each decadent treat in the elegant Chart Room or in the comfort of your stateroom by ordering through room service.
Activities From Day Until Night
From the moment you step on board Queen Victoria, you are invited to do as much or as little as you like. Maybe you'd like to unwind and visit the impressive spa, or perhaps you've always wanted to learn the tango? From world renowned speakers sharing stories to shopping in the Royal Arcade - experience a world that revolves around you.
Insight and enrichment
World renowned speakers offer informative talks as part of our Insights programme. Experts from the world of art are also welcomed on board to offer both talks and practical demonstrations.
Shopping and Galleries
Our shops offer stunning jewellery, fashion and the latest fragrances, not to mention Cunard gifts. Additionally the gallery on board presents some of the world's best artists' works for viewing and sale.
Sports and Fitness
Whether you enjoy taking part or simply watching, Queen Victoria offers something for every sports enthusiast. The modern gym, swimming pools and live sport on television offer plenty of ways to get the adrenaline flowing.
Spa, Relaxation, and Leisure
There's so much to do on board, from enjoying a delicious Afternoon Tea to browsing the large library. You may choose to spend your time relaxing in the large spa, complete with treatment rooms, saunas, pool and hot stone beds.
Our young passengers are well catered for with activities through the day and into the evening, all age appropriate and fully staffed.
Music and theatre
You'll find music is at the very heart of Queen Victoria, with the sound of live performances gently drifting through the ship throughout the day and into the evening. The Royal Court Theatre offers West-End style shows, delivered by a cast of very talented dancers and singers.
Queen Victoria's wine cellar is extensive. Join our sommeliers to learn more about some of the special vintages we carry.
The Queens Room with its sprung dance floor and crystal chandeliers is simply stunning. Dance the night away at one of the glamorous balls, or for something more contemporary head to the Yacht Club with superb dedicated jazz music, followed by a DJ and dance band late into the night.
The Golden Lion is a faithful recreation of an English pub, complete with live sports, pub games and quizzes. It also boasts an authentic pub lunch menu including tempting fish and chips and traditional Ploughman's, or enjoy The Lion's Share, a hearty Afternoon Tea selection accompanied by a flight of beers.
Main Dining Rooms & Specialty
Queen Victoria's cuisine is as varied as it is delicious. The Grills restaurants offer exceptional dining for Grills guests and the Britannia and Britannia Club restaurants serve freshly prepared dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. For a small supplement try The Verandah for French specialties. Alternatively, for more relaxed dining with live entertainment, visit the Lido deck for al fresco dining - perfect for sailing around the Mediterranean.
Tempting food and drink to excite the senses.
You'll find an exciting array of restaurants and bars on board Queen Victoria. The Grills Restaurants offer the most exceptional food and service at sea and the grand Britannia Restaurant reflects the classic golden age of ocean travel. The famous Cunard Afternoon Tea, relaxed Golden Lion pub and the sophisticated Commodore Club are just a few of the other highlights waiting to be enjoyed.
Queens Grill Restaurant
Guests staying in our Queens Grill Suites have a table reserved in the world-renowned Queens Grill restaurant. Here you'll be greeted with a warm welcome before you sit down and experience our exemplary White Star Service. Dine in the Queens Grill restaurant for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with dinner being served at a time that suits you between 6.30pm and 9.00pm.
Princess Grill Restaurant
Our sophisticated, intimate Princess Grill restaurant serves up unerringly excellent cuisine for breakfast and lunch, whilst dinner is served whenever it suits you between 6.30pm and 9.00pm each evening. To match your choice, our sommelier will gladly talk through the impressive wine list.
Britannia Club Restaurant
Britannia Club restaurant boasts the same grandeur as the neighbouring Britannia Restaurant, but with an intimate dining club atmosphere. Dine here for breakfast and lunch, and enjoy dinner in the evening at a time that suits you between 6.30pm and 9.00pm.
If you are a Britannia guest, your table reservation will be in the 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 6.00pm 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 Lido restaurant. With cuisine options that take inspiration from around the world, you'll always find something to tempt you; no matter what time you feel peckish.
The Verandah Restaurant
The Verandah offers contemporary French cuisine that makes use of seasonal ingredients of exceptional provenance. Designed to create a genuine dining experience that lasts the whole evening, The Verandah takes design inspiration from the original Verandah Grill on board Queen Mary. A cover charge will apply for this restaurant.
Dining 'out' is always an option. For a small supplement visit the Lido restaurant for a casual dining alternative for breakfast, lunch or dinner. As evening falls, taste the delights of our themed dining experiences. Choose from Lotus: delicious Asian cuisine, or perhaps Smokehouse: which offers an exciting American influenced menu. All of our alternative menus are sure to provide an unforgettable culinary experience.
Al Fresco Dining
Dine on deck with Al Fresco dining at the Lido. Enjoy a stunning contemporary mix of sun and shade whilst choosing from a delicious selection of made-to-order light bites, hearty grill options or a 3-course menu based on sunny Mediterranean cuisine. A full beverage service can be enjoyed throughout the day and into the evening alongside live entertainment - providing the ultimate dining experience.
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