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.
Dining, Bars, and Lounges
Gin & Fizz
Centrally located bar to savor your favorite Prosecco, cava or Champagne by the glass or bottle. A great range of premium gins, including one crafted exclusively for Cunard. We'll serve your choice exquisitely garnished with one of the many tonics on offer, or as part of an impressive martini range.
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.
Located 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.
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.
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.
Night Time Entertainment
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 the beautiful ivory keys of the baby grand piano.
- Sailaway party
As Queen Victoria departs port, her resident band often strikes up by the Lido pool. Enjoy a refreshing cocktail or champagne as that day's destination slips slowly from view and you begin planning tomorrow's adventure.
- 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
Take your seat for a thrilling music and dance extravaganza, comedian or singer in the magnificent Royal Court Theatre. Private boxes offer a great view and come with complimentary champagne and chocolates - the perfect evening.
Watch lavish musicals and unforgettable hi-tech productions performed by the Cunard Royal Dancers and Singers in the elegant and traditionally decorated Royal Court Theatre.
- Guest performers
The Royal Court Theatre also plays host to a variety of QV's high profile guest performers - from comedy acts and variety artistes to opera singers and world-class musicians.
- Queens Room
How often do you get to waltz in a lavish ballroom? If you're on board Queen Victoria, the answer is every evening. Dance the evening away under QV's stunning crystal chandelier, accompanied by a live orchestra.
- Royal Night themed 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 dinner jackets accompanied by the marvellous orchestra.
- Dance lessons
Whether you are a complete novice or simply wish 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.
Do you fancy yourself as an entertainer? In the Golden Lion, 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.
Our young passengers are well catered for with activities through the day and into the evening, all age appropriate and fully staffed