Cunard is a cruise line with heritage – 175 years of it upto 2015!
The Queen Victoria still holds true to the heritage – while being equipped with modern facilities and with plenty of upto date touches throughout – she has an air of stateliness about her.
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The lobby itself – your first impression of the inside of the ship sets the tone – with an elegant staircase leading upwards to all that there is awaiting throughout the 12 decks.
Even the most simple inside stateroom is appointed well enough to make you feel that you’re staying in a high quality residence. And moving upwards to the balcony staterooms and the suites, the special touches, space, and facilities keep getting that bit more elaborate. The top suites come with private lounge, dining areas and extensive balcony areas. There is also a club feel – with the Grills Lounge and the Princess Grill and Queens Grill private restaurants, as well as The Grills Courtyard, and terrace areas, at the top end of the Cunard experience.
The Queen Victoria entered service in 2010, and was refit in May 2014, so has been maintained well and kept upto scratch.
She is a mid-sized ship and has a passenger capacity just over 2,000 with a gross tonnage of 90,900 – and you can expect a passenger crew ratio of approx. 2:1. She’s elegantly long (appx 965ft) compared to her width (106ft).
Cunard prides itself on service and want your cruise to be as much about the experience on board as the destinations that you visit. They prioritise a sense of space on board and want you to think that you’re more than just another passenger – they want you to feel like you’re the centre of attention.
A must would have to the Afternoon Tea in the classic and splendid Queens Room on Deck 2 – with a great view over it from Deck 3. You’ll be served by white gloved waiting staff – there may even be the sounds of a string quartet mid afternoon. There’s a large dancefloor in the Queens Room – more specifically its a ballroom setting for themed balls from time to time.
There’s been an Edwardian approach to the décor on board, and she has the look of a classic ship, even though she gently edges towards the larger side of cruise ships.
The Royal Court Theatre is quite simply special – the first on a cruise ship to have private boxes – and you could easily forget that you’re not in London’s West End!
Oh, and if you like a bit of time working on your fitness and/or a spell in the spa, you’ll be well catered for: whether it be pounding the running track, using the treadmills, trying yourself out on the cycles, even stretching on the yoga mats, as well as plenty of other power equipment and toning facilities. Of course you may prefer to go the route of hydrotherapy, or relax on a warm tile bed. Plenty of options!
Cunard Queen Victoria is a ship that’s got a bit extra – you expect a more serene atmosphere, but that’s not to say there’s nothing going on – it perhaps just has an slice of elegance or stateliness with it!
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