Vintage photos show the Queen Elizabeth 2 cruise ship in its heyday during the 1960s and 1970s

  • The Queen Elizabeth 2 was a luxury cruise liner launched in 1967.
  • When it completed its maiden voyage in 1969, the QE2 was a marvel of modern cruising and design.
  • The ship was retired in 2008 and later turned into a luxury hotel in Dubai.

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Named for Queen Elizabeth II, the Queen Elizabeth 2 cruise ship is remembered as one of the most luxurious ships to ever sail the sea.

The ship was launched on September 20, 1967, by Queen Elizabeth herself, and it completed her maiden voyage the following year. 

Here's a look back at what the Queen Elizabeth 2 looked like when it first launched and during its heyday during the 1960s and '70s.

The Queen Elizabeth 2 was a British ocean liner and cruise ship that set new standards in luxury travel.

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The Queen Elizabeth 2, or QE2, was launched on September 20, 1967. It cost £30 million, or $36.5 million, to build, according to Royal Museums Greenwich .

"There are no ships like it today, quite frankly," Andy Dinsdale, a former cruise director on the QE2, told Condé Nast Travel in 2021. "She was the fastest ship of her type in the world at that time. You look at the ships nowadays, they're all sky rises on ship bases. The QE2 was sleek, she was slim. She was made to cut through the ocean waves and she did it beautifully — fast and elegantly."

While flying was becoming an increasingly popular way to travel, cruising was still a way to cross the Atlantic for many people.

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The ship was built by John Brown & Company of Clydebank, Scotland, for the Cunard Line.

It measured 963 feet long, which is 80 feet longer than the infamous Titanic that sailed in 1912. The QE2 weighed 65,863 tons and was fitted to carry 2,000 passengers. 

The ship was named after Queen Elizabeth II, who attended its launch.

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In the photo above, Queen Elizabeth II and John Rannie, the managing director of the Clydebank shipyard, can be seen attending the launch of the Queen Elizabeth 2.

Roughly 30,000 spectators attended the ceremony and a bottle of Australian wine was smashed against the ship's bow. 

The ship completed her full maiden voyage in May 1969, after her maiden voyage in December 1968 was cut short due to turbine trouble.

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For her maiden voyage, the QE2 sailed between Southampton, England, and New York. The voyage lasted about four days. 

Designed by Dennis Lennon, the ship's interiors were perfectly in keeping with the funky, modern design styles of the 1960s.

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The photo above shows the interior of the Queen's Room, a large reception and dining area, on the QE2 in 1969.

The room featured carpeting and modernist furnishings that epitomized style and luxury at the time, which appeared inspired by the aesthetic of the jet and space age, The RIBA Journal reported.

Cruise liners like the QE2 set a new standard for luxury travel.

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Above, passengers converse in the VIP lounge aboard the QE2 luxury liner in 1969.

The ship had a number of different dining rooms, which were seated according to which class ticket a passenger held, according to Condé Naste Travel. Afternoon tea took place each day with white-glove service, or guests could enjoy a cocktail at the piano bar.

The ship also offered guests the opportunity to attend classical music or jazz orchestra performances, take ballroom-dance classes, or attend lectures given by prominent filmmakers. 

There were multiple restaurants on board the QE2, including the Britannia Restaurant, which is still on board the ship today, and the Columbia Restaurant.

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It was also typical for people to dress in suits, cocktail dresses, and gowns to eat dinner — something you rarely see on cruise ships today .

A photo of a recent menu that recreated the one served during the maiden voyage of the QE2 showed that guests dined on dishes like pan-seared scallops, fois gras parfait, halibut, and lamb. 

Many celebrities sailed on the QE2 during the height of its fame.

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Actress Elizabeth Taylor and her husband Richard Burton sailed aboard the ship in 1970.

Audrey Hepburn, Carrie Fisher, Jane Seymour, and Meryl Streep are just a few other notable celebrities who have sailed on the QE2, according to Cunard.

By the 1970s, many of the modernist, space-age-inspired furnishings of '60s were replaced with simpler styles.

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In 1972, the QE2 was refitted for the first time, and many of the original interior-design elements were removed. 

"In its original condition, which only lasted for three years, it was one of the great unsung masterpieces of the post-war era," Bruce Peter, a professor of design history at the Glasgow School of Art, told The RIBA Journal in 2018.

The cabins were still luxurious and spacious, but not as striking as they were when the ship first launched.

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In the photo above, an employee makes the bed of one of the ship's cabins in 1975.

In the early 1970s, some of the ship's lounge areas were turned into restaurants and a casino in order to be more lucrative for the ship's owners.

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As The RIBA Journal reported, "wear and tear" was another reason for the ship's redesign, thanks to years of cigarette smoke and the natural deterioration of the furnishings due to the thousands of passengers that sailed the ship during its first three years at sea.

In 1975, the QE2 set sail from Southampton on her first world cruise.

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The ship sailed 38,000 miles and visited 23 ports in 92 days. The QE2 would go on to complete 25 world cruises during her career.

While the ship looks drastically different than many modern, luxury cruise lines of today, it still gave its passengers plenty of space to lounge, relax, and soak up the sun.

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The photo above shows the original pool deck aboard the QE2. The original pool, where aqua aerobics classes once took place, is still there today.

In April 1982, the QE2 was briefly used as a troopship to carry members of the British military to the Falkland Islands during the war with Argentina.

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The ship sailed to South Georgia with 3,000 troops aboard, and it arrived back in Southampton in June 1982. 

Throughout her life as an operating cruise liner, the QE2 traveled more than 6 million miles and carried more than 2.5 million passengers.

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The ship was officially retired and sold in 2008. 

In 2018, after millions of dollars was spent refurbishing and restoring the ship to its former glory, the QE2 opened as a luxury hotel in Dubai. 

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What It Was Like to Cross the Atlantic on the Queen Elizabeth 2

By Madison Flager

The new Cunard flagship Queen Elizabeth II  carries out her speed trials off the Isle of Arran in the Firth of Clyde

In the last decade, cruising has grown immensely , with hundreds of ships regularly ferrying passengers to nearly every corner of the globe: from Miami to the Caribbean, around the Cape Peninsula, through the Panama Canal, up and down the Mediterranean Sea. There’s a route, and a cruise line , for every type of traveler. But for many seasoned cruisers, one ship, and one iconic route, will always stand out as the crown jewel: Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth 2 , more affectionately known as the QE2 .

In operation from 1969 to 2008, the QE2 brought the rich and famous— Neil Diamond, Nelson Mandela, Elton John, Elizabeth Taylor, and several members of the Royal Family among them—from New York to Southampton, England, and vice versa. The ocean liner was a luxurious—and for some, less nerve-wracking—way to cross the Atlantic, and, at one time, was the only way to do so by sea.

When she was finally taken out of service, and eventually brought to Dubai to be turned into a floating hotel , crew and former passengers alike were “distraught.” We spoke to some of those former crew members and guests to find out what it was like to be on board, and what exactly made the ocean liner so alluring.

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Sleek, streamlined, and elegant

The QE2 ’s design stands in stark contrast to the ships most travelers see today. “There are no ships like it today, quite frankly,” says Andy Dinsdale, a former cruise director on the QE2 . “She was the fastest ship of her type in the world at that time. You look at the ships nowadays, they're all sky rises on ship bases. The QE2 was sleek, she was slim. She was made to cut through the ocean waves and she did it beautifully—fast and elegantly.”

Tim Davey, who worked as a crew purser and hotel officer onboard the QE2 in the early 90s, echoes the importance of the ship's design. “This thing had some really sexy shapes about it, you know? It was well maintained, always immaculate. And it was the pride and joy of Cunard every time it came into port. You knew you were on something special, whether you were a passenger, or a crew member.”

When she first came into service, the QE2 had a slick modern '70s “space-age-y” design, Dinsdale says. Public spaces were decorated with plastic laminates, modular furniture, and abstract art. Over the years, refurbishments led to a slightly more grandiose aesthetic, but many original structural elements remained.

Christian Reay , who sailed as a passenger in early 2007 and has since been on 17 cruises, said in an email that he remembers the ship’s “sleek, yacht-like” design, the “intricate ceilings and space-age pillars” of The Queen’s Room, where afternoon tea was served, as well as “her funnel in the traditional Cunard red and black livery, and the beautifully tiered aft decks and superstructure.” 

“I still remember being in the taxi, approaching the Queen Elizabeth II Terminal at Southampton docks, and seeing QE2 for the first time, and being completely in awe,” Reay said.

The interior of the 'Queen's Room' on the QE2 liner

The interior of the Queen's Room, where afternoon tea was served and cocktail parties were hosted, 1969

A dining experience ‘second-to-none’

Guests on the QE2 dined according to the tier of room they paid for. Still, though, the food in any dining room was considered five-star. “From top to bottom—even if you're in the Columbia Dining Room, which was for those in the lower cabins, the food and the experience were still magic,” Davey says.

Drinks were a given, too. “The cocktail waiters were just magnificent. I've never seen mixologists like that before,” Dinsdale says.

Former guests concur. “No midnight buffet has ever been the same since,” Benedict Montgomery , who sailed with his family around the Norwegian Fjords aboard the QE2 in 2006, said in an email. “From elaborate ice sculptures to fresh oysters and lobster to whatever your heart desired, there was so much choice.”

British traditions were a highlight, too. “Afternoon Tea took place each day, promptly at 3 p.m., and it was an event not to be missed,” Reay says. “Immaculate white gloved waiter service, and a vast selection of finger sandwiches, cakes, French fancies, and scones with jam and clotted cream.” Altogether, “The dining experience was second to none,” he says.

16th May 1969 Passengers in the VIP lounge aboard the QE2 luxury liner.

Passengers in a VIP lounge during the QE2's first year of service, 1969

An elaborate event

Entertainment abounded on the QE2 , especially for Atlantic crossings. Guests could enjoy a drink at the piano bar, listen to classical music or jazz orchestras, practice ballroom dancing, or attend lectures given by filmmakers, former Concorde pilots , and more. “When you're doing a five day transatlantic, you want to know that you're going to have the opportunity to meet a famous author and do some education across the pond as well,” Davey says.

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Occasionally, a themed cruise would be on offer, sailing with soap opera stars, former Olympians, or comedians. Beyond the notable names, guests mingled with one another—“The QE2 had this way of attracting people from all around the world who would come to sail on here, so there were always interesting people around,” Davey says. And guests dressed for the occasion, wearing suits and gowns to dinners. “You were really going on the QE2 to be part of an elaborate event, and it made it special.”

Luxury from start to finish

Also unique to the QE2 ? Its partnerships with other luxury modes of travel at the time. Packages were available to allow guests to travel on the Orient-Express train to Southampton, sail over to America, stay a night or two at the Waldorf Astoria in New York, then fly a chartered Concorde plane back to London. “That means of traveling the world—you’re going in the lap of luxury on all three” modes of transport, Dinsdale says.

Janice Jeffery, who took the Concorde to Singapore on her 21st birthday while working for Cunard, and arranged these packages for guests, says the experiences helped to put the cruise line back on the map.

“Now I meet people, and they always say, ‘my big regret was I never did Concorde and I never did QE2 ’ because they were iconic," she says. "I don't think we'll see anything like that again. There are too many ships and too many planes.”

The QE2 bids farewell to America as she leaves her final call to New York.

Sailing out of New York, 2008 

A warm welcome

In the QE2 ’s heyday, world cruises were still somewhat of a novelty—so much so that locals would crowd into ports to see the ocean liner coming in. Jeffery and Davey recall hundreds of small sailing boats and motor vessels that would sail in with them in ports like Rio de Janeiro and Sydney , and the excited crowds that would greet them, lining the decks as they sailed into places like South Africa ’s Port Elizabeth.

Davey remembers sailing into New Zealand , “and just the flotilla of boats that would come and greet you and sail into the harbor with you was amazing.” Stateside, locals would stand on their balconies around Fort Lauderdale ’s port with air horns and flashlights. ”The captain would sound the QE2 horn three times, and then they would all answer with their horns. And it became a ritual sailing out of Fort Lauderdale,” he says.

The end of an era

The nostalgia for the QE2 is evident, carved out of her long history, penchant for carrying notable guests, and white glove service. "It reminded people of a bygone era which sadly none of us will ever experience again,” Montgomery, who has since sailed on 13 more cruises, says of the fanfare over the liner. “She evoked a lot of real love in passengers and crew,” says Jeffery.

With 1,800 passengers and 1,200 crew, there was much more attention paid to each guest, too. “It didn't matter what level of cabin you were in, you were treated like royalty,” Davey says. Montgomery, who sailed at age 11, recalls the wait staff “always went out of their way to ensure a fussy child, like I was, enjoyed the experience.”

That level of service is at the core of the QE2 ’s legacy. “Why do [travelers] go to The Savoy in London? Why do they go to The Ritz ? They want to have that feeling of being looked after in a way that the Romantic era of the Victorians were,” Dinsdale says.

While cruisers can no longer experience a transatlantic crossing or world cruise on the famed liner, they can still spend a night on board , docked in Dubai's Port Rashid; former crew say she’s been well looked after, too. Says Davey: “If you have that hankering to go and see the traditional old lady, you still can, and that's a great way for it to end up.”

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Built in 1967 and originally known as Hull 736, Queen Elizabeth 2 was synonymous with luxury cruising. The ship’s colourful history, which saw her cover 5.6 million miles and complete 806 transatlantic crossings for Cunard – as well as a stint carrying troops in the Falklands War – means the QE2 is rightfully remembered as the world’s most famous ocean liner.

Now based in Dubai, Queen Elizabeth 2 has been reborn as an elegant hotel. The period furniture and original portholes have been maintained, while modifications to the ship’s suites and restaurants mean that she sits effortlessly among the world’s most desirable hotels.

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The 2010-built MS Queen Elizabeth cruise ship is same-designed as MS Queen Victoria (2007) and has as fleetmates the Cunard liners RMS Queen Mary 2 (2004) and the fleet's newest boat (2024-built) Queen Anne .

The vessel (IMO number 9477438) is currently Bermuda- flagged (MMSI 310625000) and registered in Hamilton . The flag state/registry was changed from Southampton (UK) to Bermuda in order to be able to host onboard weddings.

On the 10th of October 2007, Cunard announced the ship's name. Cunard's last traditional-design Atlantic Ocean liner RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 (1969-built, IMO 6725418) retired in 2008 (on Nov 27th).

The cruise ship was named after and christened by HM Queen Elizabeth II (1926-2022). The namesake is the Royal Navy battleship HMS Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier (2014-built).

History - construction and ownership

Cunard Line is a British-American cruise brand, operated by Carnival UK and owned by Carnival Corporation (shipowner). Cunard is headquartered in Southampton (England UK) and is among the world's oldest passenger shipping companies . In 2015, Cunard Line celebrated its 175th anniversary.

MS Queen Elizabeth cruise ship (Cunard)

The 2300-passenger liner Queen Elizabeth is a luxurious ocean liner. QE appeared in October 2010 when she was named in a grandiose ceremony by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth. Reminding the rich inheritance of the first Cunarder to bear the name, her stylishness both echoes that legendary age and improves her luxury modern charm. QE- the running mate to Queen Mary 2 and Queen Victoria has a modified design and is slightly larger than Queen Victoria, having more vertical stern.

With her black hull, white structure and red funnel signals, externally Cunard Queen Elizabeth has the charm of the company's British heritage, following Cunard's tradition. Modern luxury and the best of Cunard's values are what guests can expect onboard.

The ship is identical in design to MS Queen Victoria, although the max passenger capacity is slightly higher because of the steeper stern. This difference is the reason why the largest suites (at the stern) have smaller balconies. The games deck is covered by a roof at the end of deck 11, which is not similar to the sports deck on Queen Victoria with her not continuous canvas covering. RMS Queen Elizabeth's original whistle was used to make a copy of it for the new ship.

Unlike previous Cunard ships, this is not a true liner, as it doesn't have a heavy plating (throughout the hull). The bow is constructed with heavier plating in order to cope with Transatlantic crossings. Also, the ship has a high freeboard.

The ship's decor is different from Queen Victoria's, although with identical interior arrangements. As a tribute to the previous Elizabeths (the original one and the QE2), this cruiser evokes the 1930s, when Cunard's first QE was launched. A feature on Queen Mary 2 (not available on Queen Victoria) is the Britannia Club section of the restaurant, featured on Queen Elizabeth. This way passengers in Britannia staterooms are allowed to use single-seating dining arrangements, not having to upgrade to the more expensive Grill cabin grades.

Decks and Cabins

Cunard Queen Elizabeth staterooms (1043 total) include 127 Suites, 611 Balcony, 146 Oceanview and 162 Inside cabins, in all 9 types and 34 categories. The ship has 20 wheelchair-accessible and 9 studios (single-occupancy cabins). The largest are the Grand Suites (1495 ft2 / 139 m2 plus 970 ft2 / 90 m2 terrace).

Cabin types include Queens Grill, Princess Grill, Britannia, Suites (Grand, Master, Penthouse, Queen, Princess), Standard Balcony staterooms, Outside and Interior (windowless). Most cabins (Britannia Balcony) are sized 190-420 ft2 / 18-39 m2, with cabin balconies sized 70 ft2 / 7 m2.

The boat has 12 decks (all passenger-accessible) of which 7 are with cabins. Of all staterooms, ~85% are outside, with 71% of them with step-out balconies.

The Princess and Queens Grill suites are situated around the ship, with excellent views, or in the midships, where balconies are deeper. Most of the top suites are on Deck 7, in addition to Queens Grill penthouses, two Master and two Grand Suites which include huge balconies, separate dining areas, and whirlpool baths. These are named after the knighted Cunard Commodores. The Master Suites have a bath with a sea view, and the top category- the Grand Suites offer outdoor dining and a wraparound balcony. Queens and Princess Grill offer personalized stationery and marble bathrooms. The intimate Grill restaurants offer exceptional menus (with sophisticated creams and browns that glitter crystal and gold) and exciting sea views- located on Deck 11. The doors open to the Courtyard, and steps will lead you to the upper Grills Terrace, providing more exclusivity than the lower one, available for all guests.

Theoretically, MS Queen Elizabeth is a classless ship, but passengers are actually separated (like on all Cunard liners) as their onboard dining locations are according to their cabin's category/cruise fares paid. Britannia Restaurant is for regular cabins, Princess Grill - for junior suites, and the Queen's Grill is for deluxe suites. All the other public rooms are free to be used by all passengers.

Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

Four main dining rooms and the Verandah- an alternative restaurant, the Lido- a buffet and a changing specialty option, are Queen Elizabeth suggestions. The Britannia Restaurant is the main dining room on board the ship, where everyone dines except the Grills and Britannia Club cabins. You may choose between two seating- 6,00p.m. and 8,30p.m. Britannia is open for full served breakfast on sea days from 8,00a.m. to 9,30a.m., on port days from 7,30a.m. to 9,00a.m.; lunch is from 12,30p.m. to 2,00p.m., open seating at both. A wide choice is on the dinner menu- five appetizers, six entrees (two of which vegetarian choices), two salads, six desserts, including cheese.

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A step up from Britannia is the Britannia Club, which is a separate room for inhabitants of top-grade Britannia cabins. The menu is as, in Britannia, the atmosphere- more exclusive, dinner is from 6,30p.m. to 9,00p.m., open seating, breakfast and lunch served also there. The two Grill restaurants are on Deck 10, accessible with special keycards, sharing the outdoor terrace with a splashing fountain, sheltered by high walls. The Princess Grill's menu is similar to Britannia, but with more items and a la carte menu. Queens Grill's menu is with bigger a la carte menu and you can have what you want.

The Verandah Restaurant on Deck 2 offers really outstanding food and is available to all passengers. It is open from 6,30p.m. to 9,00p.m., for lunch from 12,00p.m. to 1,30p.m. If you dine there you will enjoy a real luxury cruise. The Lido is a 24-hour casual dining venue on Deck 9. Breakfast is served from 4,00a.m. to 11,30a.m., and is followed by lunch until 3,00p.m., afternoon tea is at 6,00p.m., dinner- from 6,00p.m. to 11,00p.m., snacks available through the night. Other dining venues are Cafe Carinthia on Deck 3, which is open from 7,00a.m. and serves breakfast- pastries, lunch- quiches and salads, and afternoon tea. The Lido and the Queens Room offer afternoon tea and sandwiches, burgers, pasta and other, as well as the menu from dining rooms.

The Britannia Club, which is one of the four basic QE dining rooms, replaced the Chart Room bar which is available on Cunard's Queen Victoria, while the Todd English specialty restaurant, featured on both QM2 and QV, became The Verandah. This restaurant, managed by Cunard's executive chef, is remindful of the glory days of the first Queen Elizabeth and Queen Mary, on which The Verandah Grill was regarded as the finest restaurant at sea. The Midships Bar, which is another much-loved Cunard's feature, is back, as is the Yacht Club nightspot, which is a lounge fondly remembered by fans of QE2 for its late-night dancing. Despite that Cunard is American owned cruise company, there's no lack of British icons such as a Fortnum & Mason hamper ordering service, Harris Tweed for sale and a sunlit Garden Lounge that's spiritual by the glass houses of Kew Gardens.

When you book you may request a sitting. The Britannia restaurant has two for dinner - at 6 p.m. and at 8.30 p.m. Princess Grill and Queens Grill do not have sittings - when they are open, you can dine any time you choose. A note for confirmation sitting and table number will be left in your stateroom when you board. Lunch and breakfast do not require allocated tables or sittings.

During the day, passengers definitely tend towards country club casual dress code. At night, even when it isn't a formal-designated evening, people dress anyway. There are three dress codes in the main restaurants after 6 p.m. each evening - which one applies each night you will be told in pre-voyage documentation and daily program in your stateroom: Formal (men - dinner jacket with a black tie or dark business suit; women- evening dress); Semi-formal (men- jacket and a tie; women - cocktail dress/trouser suit); Elegant casual (men - a jacket, tie is optional; women - skirt, dress or trousers). Shorts and T-shirts or shorts are not permitted!

Follows the complete list of Queen Elizabeth restaurants and food bars.

  • Verandah Restaurant (French specialty restaurant at a surcharge)
  • Britannia Restaurant (1351-seat, 2-level Dining Room; serves open-seating Breakfast and Lunch. Dinners are waiter-served, with 2 assigned sittings at 6 or 8:30 p.m. Inside is the Britannia Club which is a private dining room for Britannia Club Balcony guests)
  • Britannia Club Restaurant (single-seating, complimentary dining venue for AA-Balcony Room guests only)
  • Lido Restaurant (450-seat buffet-style restaurant for Breakfast and Lunch; In two of its sections are offered itinerary-inspired dishes for dinner)
  • Winter Garden Lounge (supper club/formal dining venue; features gourmet food and Afternoon Champagne Tea)
  • Queens Grill Restaurant (142-seat, for Queens Grill Suite guests; with regular and an a-la-carte-priced menu)
  • Princess Grill Restaurant (132-seat, Princess Grill Suite guests only; open-sitting, with the same menu as at the Queens Grill)
  • The Courtyard Restaurant (40-seat; serves Grills staterooms guests only).

Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

Queen Elizabeth cruise liner is quite similar in many aspects to her sibling, Queen Victoria, in most of the design, cabins and enrichment programs. The decor indefinably feels lighter; chic, geometric Art Deco-inspired interiors unlike to the heavier Victoriana. There is beautiful artwork, rich Italian marble, polished wood and soft light everywhere, diffused by glittering chandeliers. The rippling sounds of a harp, soft piano or gentle jazz trio throughout the public places emphasize the whole feeling of old-fashioned glamour. There isn't neon or glitz on this vessel, and there are some gimmicks. Instead of capturing the public's imagination with water slides and high-tech discos, Cunard cruise company cashes in on its awesome inheritance, a sense of cause and old-fashioned pursuits like ballroom dancing, lawn bowls or afternoon tea in the Garden Lounge.

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Live music is played all over the ship. If you enjoy evening drinks in Midships bar or Cafe Carinthia, listen to the pianist and the harpist in the Grand Lobby. The Golden Lion pub presents a singing pianist, quizzes, karaoke. Every day dancing, morning, noon and night on Queen Elizabeth- most in the Queens Room built for the purpose, gold and blue. A large dance floor and stage for band complete the picture. Single ladies are accompanied by gentleman hosts. Jazz concerts and piano recitals are also held there. Every few nights Royal Balls are organized in the Queens Room. Other evening events are shows in the theatre, with 20 V.I.P. boxes. Forward is the Empire Casino and the Golden Lion pub. The pub is cozy and modeled as a British pub, is cozy enough. Roulette, Texas Hold'em, BlackJack and numerous slots are available in the casino- a nonsmoking area. The only smokers places are on balconies, the starboard side on Decks 3 and 10, in Churchill's Lounge on Deck 10. The Midships Bar has seating around a marble bar and comfortable armchairs. In Queens Room, where a lot of people gather each evening drinks are also served. Bigger lounges and bars are on Decks 9 and 10.

Family-oriented in terms of facilities, Queen Elizabeth has the look of a "grown-up" ship. For that reason, families might feel better on P&O or Princess lines. The Zone on Deck 10 is a teenagers' room for computer games, air hockey, Xbox, and for the smaller ones QE suggests a colorful children's playroom full with toys. Outdoor deck space is featured, as well. These operate on port days only, but you better book in advance.

Cunard cruise ship weddings, ceremonies, and parties could be held in some of the QE's lounges. There is no chapel on board the QE ship.

Follows the complete list of Queen Elizabeth lounges, clubs and other entertainment venues for kids, teens, and adults.

  • Royal Court Theatre (832-seat, 3-deck, with a giant movie screen; hosts high-tech visual programs, grand musical productions, and shows, as well as theatrical spectacles, performances by the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art)
  • iStudy (Cunard ConneXions; separate meeting rooms featuring Internet computers); Internet Centre
  • Grand Lobby Atrium (with a grand piano, grand sweeping staircase, interior glass-wall lifts)
  • Golden Lion Pub (116-seat traditional British pub bar; features a large selection of the UK and international beers, large-size TVs, live entertainment, small dance floor)
  • Empire Casino (222-seat, 6000 ft2 / 610 m2; with 115 slots and 11 gambling tables, served by Casino Bar)
  • Queens Arcade (quiet area for relaxation with panoramic views)
  • Cunard Place (nautically themed museum); Clarendon Fine Art gallery; Images Gallery (photo gallery)
  • Cunard ConneXions (a complex of 3 rooms which host onboard events)
  • Chart Room (cocktail bar with live jazz)
  • Queens Room (2-level formal dancing ballroom; hosts evening dancing parties and daily dance lessons)
  • Veuve Cliquot (Champagne Bar); Cafe Carinthia (patisserie, specialty teas and coffees bar); Midships Bar & Lounge
  • Royal Arcade (boutique shops, top name brands); Fortnum and Mason Shop
  • The Alcove (a quiet room with a big jigsaw puzzle); Card Room
  • Royal Spa & Fitness Centre (size 20000 ft2 / 1860 m2, 2-level; with a Spa, Thalassotherapy Pool, Thermal Suite, Finnish and Herbal Saunas, Treatment Rooms, Relaxation Lounge, Aromatic Steam Room, Beauty Salon)
  • Fitness Centre (Gym Room and Weights area; with exercise bikes, Elliptical machines, treadmills, steppers, rowing machines, yoga mats; has Aerobics Room for classes)
  • The Library (with a large book selection - over 6000 volumes)
  • Pavilion Pool (with 2 Whirlpools and poolside Bar); Lido Pool (with 2 Whirlpools, Bar and Grill)
  • Commodore Club (indoor observation lounge with panoramic windows and live piano music)
  • Admiral's Lounge (premium liquors)
  • Churchill's Cigar Lounge (smokers room with a selection of fine liquors and cigars)
  • The Yacht Club Lounge & Disco (nautically themed, glass-domed)
  • The PlayZone (indoor/outdoor kids area for children 7+ yo); The Zone (for children 8 to 12 yo); Teen Zone (teenagers club area)
  • Games Deck (glass-domed; with tennis court, shuffleboard, croquet, quoits, giant chess, golf simulators, first time at sea complimentary fencing lessons)
  • The Terrace (private outdoor area, Grill passengers only); The Grills Lounge (Grill Suites guests only).

Itineraries

Queen Elizabeth itinerary program each year has a World Cruise leaving roundtrip from Southampton UK , with several one-way itinerary segments. The liner also sails in Europe (Canaries, Mediterranean and UK mini cruises), leaving from Southampton.

In February 2018, Cunard announced that for season 2019-2020, the cruise liner will be deployed in Australia to serve a 101-day program. During this season (December 2019 through March 2020), the ship had scheduled 6 roundtrips from Melbourne and 2 roundtrips from Sydney NSW on itineraries to Tasmania, New Zealand, South Australia, Papua New Guinea (14-day from Sydney, with maiden port calls to Conflict Islands and Kiriwina / Trobriand Islands).

For season 2019 (February-March), the ship had a 54-day long Australian season with homeporting in Sydney NSW and Melbourne. In 2019 and 2020, the liner offered a unique for Cunard Alaskan program based on roundtrips from Vancouver BC Canada (read more in the Wiki section).

In summer 2021 (July through October), Cunard scheduled for Queen Elizabeth an ex-UK season with 10 "British Isles Voyages" and 3 "Sun Voyages" (3- to 12-nights itineraries). "British Isles Voyages" offered scenic coastal cruising including Jurassic Coast (Dorset England), Land's End (Cornwall England), Scotland's Isle of Arran , Kintyre Peninsula, Sound of Mull. Four ex-UK voyages visited Belfast Ireland , Greenock , Invergordon , Liverpool , Newcastle , Holyhead Wales (first-time for Cunard). Balcony cabin prices per person (with double occupancy) started from GBP 600/EUR 700/USD 830 (4-night British Isles Voyages), GBP 900/EUR 1050/USD 1240 (7-night Sun Voyages), GBP 1300/EUR 1520/USD 1790 (10-night British Isles Voyage). Bookings were opened only for UK residents.

In late-October 2021, Cunard canceled Queen Elizabeth's Asia 2022 program (a total of 19 itineraries planned between Feb 20 - May 17) which was based on homeporting in Yokohama Japan . The revised 2022 schedule included roundtrips from homeport Southampton to Norway, Spain's Canary Islands, and Western Mediterranean ports, ending with a Grand Voyage (westbound Transatlantic crossing and Panama Canal transit) ending in Vancouver (BC Canada) .

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Queen Elizabeth Wiki

The Fincantieri Monfalcone -built Queen Elizabeth as vessel design is similar to P&O UK's Arcadia , Princess' Coral and Island , and Costa's Luminosa and Deliziosa . HM Queen Elizabeth II is the ship's Godmother. The naming ceremony was on October 11, 2010. The British monarch also christened Cunard's RMS Queen Mary 2 (2004), and in 1967 - Queen Elizabeth II (QE2 ship ceased operations in 2008).

The inaugural cruise/maiden voyage started on October 12, 2010, leaving from homeport Southampton to Canaries (Spanish autonomy territory). The itinerary visited Lisbon , Cadiz , Tenerife , Santa Cruz de la Palma and also Funchal (Madeira Island, Portugal) . For its first year of service, Queen Elizabeth did around 142,000 mi (230,000 km) of cruising to 100+ different destinations. Among the many celebrities who participated in the onboard show programs were Ruth Scott, Lord Jeffrey Archer, Brian Hoey.

The ship's first birthday was celebrated in Malta (Port Valletta) on October 12, 2011.

On January 13, 2011, the 3 Cunard liners met in the USA ( New York City ) on a second "Royal Rendezvous" to commemorate the second year after the first Royal Rendezvous. On this occasion, Elizabeth and Victoria crossed together the Atlantic Ocean. All Cunard ships gathered again in Southampton on June 5, 2012, to celebrate HM's diamond jubilee. A month later (on July 15), for the first time ever, Queen Elizabeth and QM2 docked together in Hamburg (Germany) .

In October 2011, the vessel changed its registry/flagstate  from the UK to Bermuda, which allows cruise wedding ceremonies to be held on the ship. The word “Southampton” on the stern was replaced with “Hamilton”.

On March 12, 2013, the liner passed by RMS Queen Mary - an earlier Cunard fleet member. QM is now permanently docked at Long Beach CA (Los Angeles) , serving as a ship hotel. On March 13, 2017, the ship departed on its ever first cruise leaving roundtrip from Japan ( Kobe-Osaka ). The 7-day itinerary (March 13-20) came after the local municipal government asked Cunard to schedule a Kobe-based cruise as in 2017 Port Kobe celebrated its 150th anniversary. The voyage included the Japanese ports Kagoshima , Busan , Hiroshima  and Kochi . This "surprise cruise" became part of the 2017 world voyage. CLIA's "2017 Summit at Sea" conference (May 9-17, 2017) was held onboard the ship. The itinerary (May 8-12) was roundtrip from Southampton to Hamburg .

In 2019, Cunard repositioned the liner for a 2-month long season in Australia (February-March), with departures from homeports Melbourne and Sydney on 7 cruises to NZ, South Australia, and Tasmania. For the liner's Australian deployment, Cunard partnered with 4 local brands (R.M.Williams / fashion, Akubra Hats, Starward Whisky/distillery, and Australian Dance Theatre). Under the Starward distillery partnership, the ship carried "The Seafarer" (a 225-litre barrel of the boutique whisky). It was loaded in Sydney NSW and positioned on the top deck to spend 12 months around the world, and will be opened in February 2019 at the Australian season's start. The partnership with Australian Dance Theatre will result in live performances, along with onboard dance classes and workshops.

Operated regularly and starting in January each year, Queen Elizabeth offers Cunard World Cruise deals with affordable pricing, popular destinations, and big-city ports to visit around the world.

Cunard cruises Alaska 2019-2020

In 2019, MS Queen Elizabeth had scheduled Cunard's first-ever Alaskan cruise season in over 20 years. The 27-day Pacific Ocean crossing itinerary (Asia-Alaska repositioning, May 5-31, 2019, Yokohama to Vancouver ) included as call ports Aomori , Tomakomai-Sapporo , Kodiak , Juneau , Anchorage , Skagway , Sitka , Ketchikan , Icy Strait Point . Cunard's 2019 Alaskan program included all four 10-night long roundtrips out of Vancouver to Tracy Arm Fjord and Hubbard Glacier .

On Queen Elizabeth, Cunard offers culturally-rich shipboard programming for all 2019 cruises to Alaska. The program includes four 10-day roundtrips (themed ‘The Last Frontier") with departures from Vancouver BC (2019 departure dates - May 21 and 31, June 10 and 20), with call ports Icy Strait Point , Juneau , Ketchikan , Sitka , Victoria BC , Skagway . Highlights include scenic cruising through Inside Passage , Hubbard Glacier , Tracy Arm Fjord . Cunard’s 2019 Alaskan program includes the following special onboard amenities:

  • Lectures by Dr. Rachel Cartwright - a naturalist with 20+ years of experience in Alaska
  • Live performances by Alaska Native Voices and members of Huna Tinglet tribe
  • Presentations by LaDonna Rose Gundersen - cookbook author and commercial fisherwoman
  • Dedicated in-cabin TV entertainment, including the documentary series “The Ketchikan Story”
  • Complimentary hot cocoa and blankets provided on Sun Deck
  • Live Navigation Bridge commentaries

On Queen Elizabeth, Cunard also planned a full 2020 Alaskan season (June through September). Due to high demand, the Alaskan 2020 program was doubled (in comparison to 2019) with 10 roundtrips from Vancouver (ranging 9 to 12 days) plus one roundtrip to San Francisco (overnight on Independence Day).

Each Alaskan voyage offers popular destinations along the coast of British Columbia (Canada) and Alaska (USA), and longer port times in Juneau , Ketchikan , Skagway , Sitka . In addition, these voyages offer scenic cruising in Inside Passage , Hubbard Glacier and along Sawyer Glacier ( Endicott Arm and Tracy Arm ). Cunard customers also can combine these itineraries into B2Bs (back-to-back cruises) . Cunard's 2020 Alaskan cruises include:

  • 10-day "Alaska Voyage" roundtrip from Vancouver (June 2-12, 2019), fares start from USD 1600 pp.
  • 3-day "Independence Day Celebration" from Vancouver to San Francisco (July 2-5), fares start from USD 600 pp.
  • 16-day repositioning from San Francisco to Vancouver (July 5-21), fares start from USD 2660 pp.
  • 29-day repositioning from Vancouver to Tokyo (August 29-September 28), fares start from USD 4460 pp.

Cunard Line offers for booking over 140 shore tours in Alaska, including "Whale Watching and Wildlife Quest", "Sea Otter and Wildlife Quest", "Taku Lodge Feast and Five-Glacier Seaplane Discovery", "Dogsled Adventure by Helicopter", "Wilderness Sea Kayaking Adventure", "Cooking in Alaska's Wildest Kitchen", "Bering Sea Crab Fishermen's Tour", "Scenic Mountain Ascent and World's Largest ZipRider".

Other Alaskan shore excursions are themed as ATV Expedition, Wilderness Cruise and Silverking Lodge Seafood Feast, White Pass Scenic Railway (Luxury Class), Great Alaskan Lumberjack Show and Crab Feast, Misty Fjords Seaplane Exploration, Ghosts, and Goodtime Girls Walking Tour, Exclusive Burro Creek Waterfall Lodge and Crab Feast.

Cunard also offers pre- and post-cruise rail tours, that include 3- or 5-day hotel plus 2 full days on the train. Rocky Mountaineer train travels through scenic destinations, such as the glacier and snow-capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies, mountain passes, tunnels, and river canyons.

MS Queen Elizabeth refurbishments review

The ship's last drydocking was in 2023 (March 16 thru April 3) in Singapore , conducted at Sembawang shipyard (owned by Sembcorp Marine Ltd). The project was for regularly scheduled maintenance works, including hotel upkeep, technical overhauls, steel works, minor machinery updates.

The ship's 12-day drydock refurbishment in 2018 (November 15-27, at Damen Shiprepair Brest in Brest France ) resulted in the following changes:

  • All staterooms (cabins and suites) were upgraded.
  • (deck 3) Royal Arcade was redesigned.
  • (deck 1) Royal Court Theatre (main show lounge) was completely overhauled (its audio and video equipment was upgraded).
  • (Lido deck 9) open-deck spaces on Sun Deck were upgraded with new furniture, shaded seating areas were expanded.
  • (deck 9) ship's wellness complex "Mareel Wellness & Beauty" (Spa, Beauty Salon) was extensively refurbished, and its treatments menu was upgraded via partnership with Canyon Ranch.

Maintenance works included stabilizers, ABB Azipods (azimuth thrusters), water-ballast tanks, EGCS (scrubbers/exhaust gas cleaning system), piping and ducting, safety equipment (lifeboats, liferafts), tender boats, renovations of hallways and corridors, cleaning and repainting the hull. All works were conducted at Damen Shiprepair Brest shipyard.

The boat's drydock 2014 was conducted by Blohm+Voss (in Hamburg Germany ) and resulted in the following changes:

  • hull works (cleaning and repainting) and routine maintenance
  • technology enhancements: filter system upgrade, scrubbers (new eco-friendly technology to lower exhaust gasses and bettering the fuel efficiency), Azipod (Azimuth thruster) propulsion modifications
  • onboard enhancements: new carpeting in all public spaces, passenger cabins (new mattresses and flat TVs), restaurant renovations (plus new coffee-tea makers), new jewelry shops (on Promenade Deck 3), restyling of the Lido buffet area (Deck 9), Photo Studio upgrade (new touch screen photo processing system), new sun-awning systems (on open decks 9 and 12)
  • 9 new single cabins were added on Deck 2 (8 Oceanview, 1 Standard Inside) taking some of the Casino space.

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Queen Elizabeth Overview

A cruise on the Queen Elizabeth , one of Cunard’s three ocean liners, is a chance to step back into the glamorous hey-day of cruising. Passengers can delight in the fabulously British touches of afternoon tea, a game of croquet and a formal royal ball. Queen Elizabeth also has lots of modern features, including a state-of-the-art Computer Centre, relaxing whirlpools and karaoke, for some fun at night. Cunard is also known for its cuisine - we recommend the Lobster Newberg at the Queens Grille and the decadent Cambridge Burnt Cream Tart at the Britannia Restaurant.

  • Passenger Capacity: 2,081 (double occupancy)
  • Year Built: 2010
  • Last Refurbished:  2023

The Queen's Room Afternoon Tea on Cunard's Queen Elizabeth

  • The Queens Room The full history and grandeur of the Britain’s aristocracy comes alive on Cunard’s ocean liners. To really immerse yourself in the culture, you must have Afternoon Tea in the Queens Room aboard the Queen Elizabeth. Here you will be served tea along with cucumber sandwiches and scones, all while an orchestra plays. The Queens Room is also where the Royal Nights Themed Ball takes places.  

Cunard Line Queen Elizabeth Royal Spa Couples Massage

  • Royal Spa Unwind completely at the Royal Spa on your next journey. The facility offers a chance to rejuvenate in the soothing waters of the Hydrotherapy Pool at the Royal Bath House. Renew your skin with a facial and revive your romance with a couple’s massage or body wrap. The spa is also home to the Queen Elizabeth’s fitness programs and salon services.  

Cunard Line's Royal Court Theatre on Queen Elizabeth

  • The Royal Court Theatre The Royal Court Theatre is home to the Queen Elizabeth Theater Company, known for their imaginative musicals and stirring production of Shakespeare classics. Some times this gorgeous theater with balcony seating doubles as a movie theater, showing recent hits and classic favorites.  

Queen Elizabeth Cruise Destinations

Cunard Line is famous for its transatlantic sailings, but they offer an impressive set of destinations and some fantastic itineraries all over the world. Visit four continents and hundreds of ports-of-call ranging from Tortola, British Virgin Islands to Tallinn, Estonia. Whether it be a historically enriching cruise to Northern Europe, or a tropical Hawaiian vacation, one of Cunard’s three regal ships will proudly be your vessel. 

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Queen Elizabeth Transpacific Cruise Destination

Transpacific

Sail to the marvels of the Pacific aboard a marvel of your own with Cunard Line’s exquisite fleet of luxury ocean liners.

Queen Elizabeth U. S. Pacific Coast Cruise Destination

U. S. Pacific Coast

Explore some of the most iconic cities in the United States on a Cunard Line cruise to the US Pacific Coast. 

Queen Elizabeth Departure Ports

Traveling across the pond, there’s no cruise line better than Cunard, with more than 150 years of history, this brand makes routine cruises from Southampton to New York City and vice versa. However, they offer more than just transatlantic sailings. You can sail around the world with Cunard from Tokyo to Athens to San Francisco. Call The Cruise Web for a great offer on a Cunard cruise.

Queen Elizabeth Darwin, Australia Departure Port

Darwin, Australia

Darwin is one of the northernmost cities in Australia, offering visitors a beautiful welcome to the great outdoors of Australia.

Queen Elizabeth Melbourne, Australia Departure Port

Melbourne, Australia

Soak up the culture and relaxed environment of Melbourne as you take in the live music, sip some perfect coffee and explore all that this unique city has to offer.

Queen Elizabeth Perth (Fremantle), Australia Departure Port

Perth (Fremantle), Australia

Cruise to Perth and enjoy the blend of old with new, along with Western Australia’s natural beauty. Take in the vibrant culture as you enter old world cafés next to the lively bars all buzzing with music and locals.

Queen Elizabeth Sydney, Australia Departure Port

The near perfect days, beautiful scenery, pristine beaches and sparkling water offer the perfect backdrop for any dream adventure in Sydney, Australia.

Queen Elizabeth Hong Kong, Hong Kong Sar, China Departure Port

Hong Kong, Hong Kong Sar, China

One of the world’s most exciting modern cities, Hong Kong offers a true East meets West experience where you can shop for traditional Chinese cure-alls and attend high tea all in the same afternoon.

Queen Elizabeth Singapore, Singapore Departure Port

Singapore, Singapore

Southeast Asia’s most modern city, Singapore, also contains a lot of history and treasures from the past, along with a perfect tropical climate – all making Singapore a wonderful destination year round.

Queen Elizabeth Tokyo, Japan Departure Port

Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo is a dazzling city where you might be overwhelmed at first by its modernity but will find lots of interesting subcultures in its various neighborhoods.

Queen Elizabeth Auckland, New Zealand Departure Port

Auckland, New Zealand

The mild temperatures in Auckland enhance an outdoorsy cruise destination. Tour the many beaches, hike beautiful mountain ranges or just wander Auckland’s city streets.

Queen Elizabeth San Francisco, California Departure Port

On a cruise from San Francisco you can experience all that the ‘City by the Bay’ has to offer, from its artistic, forward-looking culture to the beautiful coastline.

Queen Elizabeth Seattle, Washington Departure Port

Known as The Emerald City, Seattle is a beautiful, luscious city with incredible views of the Cascade Mountains and Elliott Bay. The city is full of activities for both water lovers and outdoor enthusiasts.

Queen Elizabeth Vancouver, British Columbia Departure Port

Whether it’s your cruise destination or a launching point, Vancouver is a beautiful destination in itself with a sophisticated downtown and lots of natural elements to explore.

Queen Elizabeth Yokohama, Japan Departure Port

Yokohama, Japan

See Japanese history in person as you discover Yokohama, Japan’s biggest port city, where the country was first opened to outside trade after more than 200 years of seclusion.

Queen Elizabeth Deck Plans

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Queen Elizabeth Balcony Stateroom

Balcony (BA)

Enjoy the view from your private balcony and the comfort of your luxurious interior as you relax in your well appointed stateroom. The Britannia Balcony staterooms have two beds, a shower, living area and balcony.

Balcony (BB)

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Queen Elizabeth Balcony Stateroom

Balcony (CA)

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Queen Elizabeth Balcony Stateroom

Balcony (A1)

Your Britannia Club Balcony stateroom offers the luxury of inside space and a stunning view from your private balcony. You will also dine in the intimate Britannia Club Restaurant, offering you the freedom to choose when you eat each evening. The Britannia Club Balcony staterooms have two beds, a shower, living area and balcony

Balcony (A2)

Queen Elizabeth Inside Stateroom

Inside (LC)

If you are travelling alone, our Single staterooms offer you the opportunity to enjoy more space for yourself. Each single stateroom offers comfortable accommodation with generous sized single beds, spacious bathrooms and comfortable lounge areas. The Britannia Single Inside staterooms have one bed, a living area and a shower.

Queen Elizabeth Inside Stateroom

Inside (GA)

Relax in complete peace and comfort, cocooned from the stress of the everyday. The Britannia Deluxe Inside staterooms have two beds, a desk area with seat and a shower.

Inside (GB)

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Queen Elizabeth Inside Stateroom

Inside (IA)

Relax in complete peace and comfort, cocooned from the stress of the everyday. The Britannia Standard Inside staterooms have two beds, a desk area with seat and a shower.

Inside (ID)

Inside (ie), inside (if).

Queen Elizabeth Oceanview Stateroom

Oceanview (FB)

Gaze upon an ever changing seascape from your large window, which offers an abundance of natural light in your spacious stateroom. The Britannia Oceanview staterooms have two beds, a living area and a shower.

Oceanview (FC)

Queen Elizabeth Oceanview Stateroom

Oceanview (EB)

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Queen Elizabeth Oceanview Stateroom

Oceanview (KC)

If you are travelling alone, our Single staterooms offer you the opportunity to enjoy more space for yourself. Each single stateroom offers comfortable accommodation with generous sized single beds, spacious bathrooms and comfortable lounge areas. The Britannia Single Oceanview staterooms have one bed, a living area and a shower.

Queen Elizabeth Suite Stateroom

As our guest in a abluxurious Queens Grill Suite, you will experience the very best of Cunard. A personal butler will see to your every request, a large lounge area offers space to relax and your suite will command the very best views. The Master Suites have two beds, a bath and shower, living and dining areas as well as a balcony.

Queen Elizabeth Suite Stateroom

In a luxurious Queens Grill Suite, you will experience the very best of Cunard. A personal butler will see to your every need, a spacious lounge offers space to relax and your suite commands the very best views. The Grand Suites have two beds, a bath and shower, living and dining areas as well as a balcony.

Queen Elizabeth Suite Stateroom

In a luxurious Queens Grill Suite, you will experience the very best of Cunard. A personal butler will see to your every need, a spacious lounge offers space to relax and your suite commands the very best views. The Penthouse Suites have two beds, a bath, a shower, a living area and a balcony.

Queen Elizabeth Suite Stateroom

In a luxurious Queens Grill Suite, you will experience the very best of Cunard. A personal butler will see to your every need, a spacious lounge offers space to relax and your suite commands the very best views. The Queens Suites have two beds, a bath, a shower, a living area and a balcony.

Queen Elizabeth Suite Stateroom

Your Princess Grill Suite is the perfect place to relax and unwind. Luxurious features such as a private balcony, separate seating area and a spacious bedroom make your Princess Grill Suite the ideal home from home. You also enjoy access to the Grills Lounge, Grills Terrace and renowned Princess Grill restaurant. The Princess Suites have two beds, a bath with shower along with a living area and balcony.

Photo Gallery for Queen Elizabeth Cruise Ship

Get a glimpse at the regal atmosphere that awaits you on a Cunard Cruise among one of their three Queens: Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth in this photo gallery. 

Cunard Line Queen Elizabeth exterior

Queen Elizabeth

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Top 10 Queen Elizabeth Cruises

  • Queen Elizabeth 14 NIGHT South Pacific CRUISE Departing From Sydney, Australia (Feb 2024)
  • Queen Elizabeth 21 NIGHT Transpacific CRUISE Departing From Melbourne, Australia (Mar 2024)
  • Queen Elizabeth 3 NIGHT Australia CRUISE Departing From Melbourne, Australia (Mar 2024)
  • Queen Elizabeth 31 NIGHT Transpacific CRUISE Departing From Melbourne, Australia (Mar 2024)
  • Queen Elizabeth 28 NIGHT Transpacific CRUISE Departing From Sydney, Australia (Mar 2024)
  • Queen Elizabeth 19 NIGHT Far East CRUISE Departing From Tokyo, Japan (Mar 2024 - May 2024)
  • Queen Elizabeth 10 NIGHT Far East CRUISE Departing From Tokyo, Japan (Mar 2024 - Apr 2024)
  • Queen Elizabeth 9 NIGHT Southeast Asia CRUISE Departing From Tokyo, Japan (Apr 2024)
  • Queen Elizabeth 9 NIGHT Far East CRUISE Departing From Tokyo, Japan (Apr 2024 - May 2024)
  • Queen Elizabeth 39 NIGHT Transpacific CRUISE Departing From Tokyo, Japan (May 2024)

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Queen Elizabeth Accessibility Vendor Experience

Accessibility

Learn about Cunard Line's handicap accessible cruises and accommodations for guests with special needs or disabilities.

Queen Elizabeth Dining Vendor Experience

Savor variety of dining options aboard Cunard Line cruises, including the Queens Grill, Princess Grill, Britannia restaurant, Queens Room, Todd English, Kings Court, Golden Lion Pub and more.

Queen Elizabeth Entertainment Vendor Experience

Entertainment

Enjoy Cunard Line's onboard entertainment, including live music, the Royal Court Theatre, Commodore Club entertainment, Royal Night Theme Balls, Queens Room dancing, karaoke and more.

Queen Elizabeth Onboard Activities Vendor Experience

Onboard Activities

Participate in Cunard Line's onboard activities, including Cunard Insights lectures, Book Clubs, computer lab, duty-free shopping, sports courts, art galleries, dance classes, afternoon tea, deck games, golf simulators and more.

Queen Elizabeth Service & Awards Vendor Experience

Service & Awards

Learn about Cunard Line's famous White Star Service and extensive list of onboard services. Plus, view Cunard Line's cruising awards.

Queen Elizabeth Spa & Fitness Vendor Experience

Spa & Fitness

Relax in Cunard Line's pools, the Royal Spa and Canyon Ranch SpaClub, where spa treatments range from relaxing massages to Ayurvedic experiences.

Queen Elizabeth Special Events Vendor Experience

Special Events

Learn about Cunard Line's special cruises with exclusive speakers, activities and shore excursions, including Wine Lecture and Tasting voyages.

Queen Elizabeth Staterooms Vendor Experience

Explore Cunard Line's luxurious staterooms, including Queen and Princess Grill Suites, balconies, oceanviews and inside staterooms - each beautifully appointed in Cunard's classic style.

Queen Elizabeth Youth Programs Vendor Experience

Youth Programs

Learn about cruising with children aboard Cunard Line. Cunard's youth programs are for ages 2 - 17, including the Play Zone (ages 2-7), Kids Zone (ages 8-12) and Teen Zone (ages 13-17).

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Queen Elizabeth

About Queen Elizabeth

Elegant yet chic, step aboard the regal Queen Elizabeth and you feel like royalty as you experience Cunard Line's legendary White Service — the ultimate in British hospitality. Majestic and refined, the beautiful 90,900-ton ship accommodates 2,092 guests in the ultimate of comfort with unobtrusive pampering. Touches of Art Deco combined with modern features create a décor of classic elegance sure to delight the most discerning traveler. Gleaming polished woods, rich Italian marble, artwork and sparkling chandeliers provide the perfect setting for this luxurious ship. Gracing the three-deck Grand Lobby's magnificent staircase is the ship's centerpiece, a bespoke wood panel artwork, created by renowned craftsman David Linley.

Peaceful days of leisurely pleasures and enchanting nights can be yours on the majestic Queen Elizabeth. Award-winning Cunard Insights offer enriching courses and expert guest lectures. Delightful entertainment choices range from lavish high-tech musical productions to classic refined garden parties and legendary grand balls. Relaxation opportunities include everything from the simple pleasures of the reading at the two-deck-high 6,000-book (in various languages) library, to the Cunard Royal Spa & Fitness Center, where you can indulge in a variety of soothing treatments. Feel part of history at Cunard Place, displaying exhibits and memorabilia of the line's two-century history. Join in delightful traditional English pastimes on the Games Deck, such as lawn bowls and croquet and log on at the Internet Centre. World class shopping is featured at The Royal Arcade, with such quintessential British stores as Fortnum and Mason and Harris Tweed. Watch the world go by from a comfortable chair or sofa with your favorite cocktail during the day at the Commodore Club, the perfect venue for a pre- and post-dinner drink while listening to the delightful sounds of a pianist or singer.

Considered some of the finest haute cuisine at sea, enjoy several dining options , including the two-deck Britannia Restaurant. Exquisite culinary masterpieces are also served at the Queens Grill and Princess Grill. Enjoy al fresco dining in The Courtyard and buffet-style fare at the casual Lido Restaurant. Delicious French cuisine is served at The Verandah, a formal alternative restaurant. Casual dining venues include the Lido Café for indoor/outdoor seating and delicious themed buffet items. Evenings, it is transformed into regional venues, such as the Asada, for authentic South American grill fare, Jasmine, serving mouthwatering Asian cuisine and Aztec, for Mexican classics with a twist. Savor a traditional ploughman's lunch, as well as other classic British meals, at the authentically English Golden Lion Pub. Relax and enjoy the experience traditional Afternoon Tea, poured by white-gloved servers in the lovely Queens Room. Take advantage of 24-hour Room Service.

Receive the highest level of service in a variety of different accommodations, from the lovely inside cabins to the outsides, suites and penthouses. Stylishly decorated and designed for your comfort, they will make you feel pampered. Those in the Grills Suites receive such exclusive amenities as complimentary canapés, butler service and a bottle of champagne waiting for them upon embarking. Indulge in the luxurious Queens Grill Suites and Princess Grill Suites, designed to provide exquisite comfort, as well as spacious Balcony Staterooms, Oceanview Staterooms and Inside Staterooms.

Step out and join in the nightly onboard celebrations. Dine, dance or take a romantic stroll under the stars in the fresh sea air as you enjoy the many entertainment choices, including spectacular production shows, cabaret singers and classical performances. Glamorous nights on the Queen Elizabeth also include unforgettable Royal Nights Theme Balls. Dress in fabulous costumes for magical theme balls, including the Black and White and Royal Ascot, Never feel left out if you are traveling alone, Gentleman Dance Hosts will accompany you. Experience all these exciting features and many more on the unrivaled Queen Elizabeth.

Queen Elizabeth cruises to worldwide destinations, including a full world cruise.

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Grand Suites

Spacious lounge area with seating, Dedicated entertaining area with room to host guests, Pillow concierge menu with seven pillow types to choose from, Marble bathroom with twin washbasins, bathtub and walk-in shower, Spacious private balcony with seating and sea views, Satellite TV with movie and music channels in bedroom and lounge areas, Feature vanity with hairdryer, Workspace with a set of personalised stationery, Binoculars and world atlas to track your travels, UK, USA, European and USB power sockets, Penhaligon's toiletries, Luxury bathrobes and slippers, Speciality tea and coffee making facilities, Pre-dinner canapés, Welcome bottle of Champagne, Dine in-suite from the exclusive Queens Grill menu, Concierge service for on board reservations and shore experiences, A dedicated butler and steward to keep your suite in fine order day and night and host the perfect soiree.

Sample Cabin Image for Category Code Q2 (Master Suites)

Master Suites

Spacious lounge with seating and dedicated dining area, Pillow concierge menu with seven pillow types to choose from, Marble bathroom with twin washbasins, bathtub and walk-in shower, Spacious private balcony with seating and sea views, Satellite TV with movie and music channels in bedroom and lounge areas, Feature vanity with hairdryer, Writing desk with a set of personalised stationery, Binoculars and world atlas to track your travels, UK, USA, European and USB power sockets, Penhaligon's toiletries, Luxury bathrobes and slippers, Speciality tea and coffee making facilities, Pre-dinner canapés, Welcome bottle of Champagne, Dine in-suite from the exclusive Queens Grill menu, Concierge service for on board reservations and shore experiences, A dedicated butler and steward to keep your suite in fine order day and night and host the perfect soiree.

Sample Cabin Image for Category Code Q3 (Penthouse)

Spacious lounge area with seating, Pillow concierge menu with a variety of types to choose from, Bathroom with bath and shower and separate dressing area, Spacious private balcony with seating and sea views, Satellite TV with movie and music channels in bedroom and lounge areas, Feature vanity and desk with hairdryer, Binoculars and world atlas to track your travels, UK, USA, European, and USB power sockets, Penhaligon's toiletries, Luxury bathrobes and slippers, Speciality tea and coffee making facilities, Pre-dinner canapés, Welcome bottle of Champagne, Dine in-suite from the exclusive Queens Grill menu, Concierge service for on board reservations and shore experiences, A dedicated butler and steward to keep your suite in fine order day and night and host the perfect soiree.

Sample Cabin Image for Category Code Q4 (Penthouse)

Queen Suite

Spacious lounge area with seating, Pillow concierge menu with a variety of types to choose from, Bathroom with bath and shower and separate dressing area, Spacious private balcony with seating and sea views, Satellite TV with movie and music channels in bedroom and lounge areas, Feature vanity and desk with hairdryer, Binoculars and world atlas to track your travels, UK, USA, European, and USB power sockets, Penhaligon's toiletries, Luxury bathrobes and slippers, Speciality tea and coffee making facilities, Pre-dinner canapés, Welcome bottle of Champagne, Dine in-suite from the exclusive Queens Grill menu, Concierge service for on board reservations and shore experiences, A dedicated butler and steward to keep your suite in fine order.

Sample Cabin Image for Category Code Q6 (Queen Suite)

Princess Suite

Private balcony with seating and sea views, Spacious lounge area with seating, Pillow concierge menu with a variety of types to choose from, Bathroom with bath and shower, Satellite TV with movie and music channels in lounge and bedroom areas, Feature vanity and desk with hairdryer, UK, USA, European, and USB power sockets, Penhaligon's toiletries, Luxury bathrobes and slippers, Feature mini-bar with speciality tea and coffee making facilities, Mini-bar packages available for purchase, Dine in-suite from the exquisite Princess Grill menu, Concierge service for on board reservations and shore experiences, A dedicated steward to keep your suite in fine order day and night.

Sample Cabin Image for Category Code P2 (Princess Suite)

Club Balcony

Private balcony with seating and sea views, Lounge area with seating, Bathroom with walk-in shower, Satellite TV with movie and music channels, Feature vanity and desk with hairdryer, UK, USA, European, and USB power sockets, Pillow concierge menu with a variety of types to choose from, Penhaligon's toiletries, Bathrobes and slippers, Speciality tea and coffee making facilities, Mini-bar packages available for purchase, A dedicated steward to keep your stateroom in fine order day and night.

Sample Cabin Image for Category Code A2 (Club Balcony)

Choice of Early, Late, and Open Dining in the Britannia Restaurant, Bathroom with a walk-in shower, Satellite TV with movie and music channels, Feature vanity with hairdryer, UK, USA, European, and USB power sockets, Penhaligon's toiletries, Bathrobes and slippers, Tea and coffee making facilities, Mini-bar packages available for purchase, A dedicated steward to keep your stateroom in fine order day and night.

Sample Cabin Image for Category Code BB (Balcony)

Balcony (partially obstructed view)

Choice of Early, Late, and Open Dining in the Britannia Restaurant, Private balcony (obstructed view) with seating, Lounge area with seating, Bathroom with walk-in shower, Satellite TV with movie and music channels, Feature vanity and desk with hairdryer, UK, USA, European, and USB power sockets, Penhaligon's toiletries, Bathrobes and slippers, Tea and coffee making facilities, Mini-bar packages available for purchase, A dedicated steward to keep your stateroom in fine order day and night.

Sample Cabin Image for Category Code CB (Balcony (partially obstructed view))

Choice of Early, Late, and Open Dining in the Britannia Restaurant, Lounge area with seating, Bathroom with a walk-in shower, Window with sea view, Satellite TV with movie and music channels, Feature vanity and desk with hairdryer, UK, USA, European, and USB power sockets, Penhaligon's toiletries, Bathrobes and slippers, Tea and coffee making facilities, Mini-bar packages available for purchase, A dedicated steward to keep your stateroom in fine order day and night.

Sample Cabin Image for Category Code EC (Oceanview)

Oceanview (obstructed view)

Choice of Early, Late, and Open Dining in the Britannia Restaurant, Lounge area with seating, Bathroom with a walk-in shower, A window offering a slightly obscured outside view, Satellite TV with movie and music channels, Feature vanity and desk with hairdryer, UK, USA, European, and USB power sockets, Penhaligon's toiletries, Bathrobes and slippers, Tea and coffee making facilities, Mini-bar packages available for purchase, A dedicated steward to keep your stateroom in fine order day and night.

Sample Cabin Image for Category Code FC (Oceanview (obstructed view))

Single Oceanview

Sample Cabin Image for Category Code GA (Deluxe Inside)

Deluxe Inside

Choice of Early, Late, and Open Dining in the Britannia Restaurant, Bathroom with a walk-in shower, Satellite TV with movie and music channels, Feature vanity and desk with hairdryer, UK, USA, European, and USB power sockets, Penhaligon's toiletries, Bathrobes and slippers, Tea and coffee making facilities, Mini-bar packages available for purchase, A dedicated steward to keep your stateroom in fine order day and night.

Sample Cabin Image for Category Code GB (Deluxe Inside)

Standard Inside

Sample Cabin Image for Category Code ID (Standard Inside)

Single Inside

Choice of Early, Late, and Open Dining in the Britannia Restaurant, desk with stationery, Bathroom with a walk-in shower, Satellite TV with movie and music channels, Feature vanity with hairdryer, UK, USA, European, and USB power sockets, Penhaligon's toiletries, Bathrobes and slippers, Tea and coffee making facilities, Mini-bar packages available for purchase, A dedicated steward to keep your stateroom in fine order day and night.

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Britannia Club

Britannia Club.

Britannia Restaurant

Britannia Restaurant

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.

Princess Grill

Princess Grill

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.

Queens Grill

Queens Grill

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.

Queens Room

Queens Room

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.

The Courtyard

The Courtyard

The Courtyard.

The Golden Lion

The Golden Lion

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.

The Lido Restaurant

The Lido Restaurant

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 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.

Lido Grill

Royal Court Theatre

Decks: 1 2 3

Find a wide range of musical styles, as live musicians play throughout the day and late into the evening. Each evening, join our hugely talented cast of singers, dancers and performers in the stunning Royal Court Theatre.

Stage

Empire Casino

Empire Casino.

The Library

The Library

Admire the flowing spiral staircase and striking geometric patterns as you select from 6,000 titles.

Spa Reception

Spa Reception

Yacht Club

Occupying an imposing position overlooking the Pavilion Pool, the Yacht Club comes to life in the evening. A central dance floor is the perfect place to show off your footwork into the early hours, accompanied by the resident live band or DJ.

Children's Outdoor Area

Children's Outdoor Area

Our young passengers are well catered for with activities through the day and into the evening, all age appropriate and fully staffed.

Hydro Pool

Pavilion Bars

The Lido and Pavilion bars serve Queen Elizabeth’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.

Whirl Pools

Whirl Pools

Games Deck

When the warm weather entices you on to the spacious Games Deck, you’ll notice a definite English country garden ambience, with the gentle clunk of croquet balls, traditional bowls or paddle tennis in the welcome shade of its canopy.

Promenade Deck

Promenade Deck

Promenade Deck.

Queens Arcade

Queens Arcade

Royal Arcade

Royal Arcade

Royal Arcade.

Shop

Art Gallery

Gaze at the famous faces that have travelled on iconic Cunard ships, as fascinating black and white photographs tell their stories.

Teen's Outdoor Area

Teen's Outdoor Area

Hair Salon

Aerobic Area

Cunard Spa and Fitness Centre

Cunard Spa and Fitness Centre

Thermal Suites

Thermal Suites

Thermal Suites.

The Play Zone

The Play Zone

Inside and outside areas for children aged 1-12.

Photo Gallery & Studio

Photo Gallery & Studio

Card Rooms

Launderette

Decks: 8 4 5 6 7

Bar

Decks: 2 3 10

Cafe Carinthia

Cafe Carinthia

Cafe Carinthia.

Lido Bar

Midships Bar

Midships Bar.

Admiral's Lounge

Admiral's Lounge

Churchill's Cigar Lounge

Churchill's Cigar Lounge

Commodore Club

Commodore Club

Cunard’s signature Commodore Club majestically overlooks the bow of Queen Elizabeth 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..

The Garden Lounge

The Garden Lounge

A relaxing space in which to enjoy the sun, the Garden Lounge is designed to have the feel of a Kew Gardens conservatory. Perfect for enjoying an informal breakfast or a refreshing cocktail, the Lounge also shows live sports events.

The Grill Lounge

The Grill Lounge

The Grill Lounge.

The Grills Terrace

The Grills Terrace

Decks: 12 11

The Grills Terrace.

Grand Lobby

Grand Lobby

Grand Lobby.

Connexions

Connexions.

Pavilion Pool

Pavilion Pool

Spa Treatment Rooms

Spa Treatment Rooms

Spa Treatment Rooms.

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Welcome to the QE2

Queen Elizabeth 2 is a historic gem and the only floating hotel in Dubai.

Located in Port Rashid, the QE2 is minutes away from the beach, the metro and near Dubai Downtown, home to Burj Khalifa and Dubai Mall . Dubai International Airport is a short drive away.

Discover the rich history of the hotel featuring 447 distinctive rooms and suites, suitable for business travellers and couples, and designed to meet all your needs.

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The Queen Elizabeth Reigns Cunard

Named by Her Royal Majesty herself, the Queen Elizabeth offers elegantly appointed guest rooms in soft hues — and even staterooms for single travelers. What is there to do while you sail to your next destination? Play croquet or paddle tennis on the Games Deck. Or soothe your cares away in the Royal Spa with Elemis Spa amenities and a thermal suite. Shop for souvenirs or goodies at the Royal Arcade, featuring the Cunard Signature Collection and brands such as Harris Tweed Fortnum and Mason. The Queen Elizabeth offers a number of dining choices for when hunger strikes. Listen to soft, live music with your meal at The Commodore Club, indulge in afternoon tea at Queen's Room, or go casual at The Garden Room or Cafe Carinthia. Dance the night away aboard the Queen Elizabeth at The Yacht Club; you can even sign up for dance classes. Kids and teens onboard have their own hangout areas and activities, including pizza parties, bingo, and discos.

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Entertainment & Attractions

Entertainment & Attractions

  • The Commodore Club
  • The Golden Lion
  • Royal Night Theme Balls
  • Royal Court Theatre
  • Empire Casino
  • Queens Room
  • Garden Parties

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The Commodore Club provides magnificent views across the ocean or your delightful port-of-call for that day. Sink into leather chairs or sofas and relax while enjoying a delicious martini, cocktail, or whatever takes your fancy. This is a perfect location to watch the world go by during the day, or enjoy a post-dinner drink while listening to the mellow sounds of a pianist or singer in the evening.

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Venture into the Yacht Club in the after hours and dance the night away. Named after the lively QE2 venue, with its quirky nautical features, including the compass shaped dance floor, this exciting addition to the Queen Elizabeth provides the scene for lively evenings and relaxing days.

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A Cunard favorite, choose from a wide selection of beer, cider, and wine to compliment the delicious gastro pub style menus in a comfortable, traditional setting. Enjoy all the British pub essentials such as quizzes, live music, and screens showing your favorite sporting events.

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The Queens Room Ballroom is host to Cunard’s magnificent Royal Night Theme Balls. Practice your newly acquired dance steps at the Cunard Ball, and show off your cloaks and caps or velvet gowns and high collars during the Elizabethan Ball. Or enjoy a traditional waltz, all to the sound of the wonderful orchestra.

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The resident Queen Elizabeth Theatre Company presents an imaginative repertoire in the Royal Court Theatre, which includes stunning musical productions and abridged Shakespeare classics. You can also enjoy a first-run feature during your voyage in the spectacular setting of the Royal Court Theatre.

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Each evening, the Midships Bar welcomes you with soft relaxing music from the resident pianist. 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.

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This elegant casino will set your heart racing as you spin the roulette wheel, play the slots, or try your hand at blackjack. If you are not sure how to play then take part in our complimentary gaming lessons.

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A magnificent Grand Ballroom whose artwork and murals reflect Cunard Line's cherished royal links. The setting for Royal Nights Themed Balls and white-gloved Afternoon Tea.

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Guests may enjoy a country club-style gathering beneath clear blue skies on the expansive aft deck, as the wake follows behind.

Dining Options

Dining Options

  • Princess Grill Restaurant
  • Verandah Restaurant
  • Café Carinthia
  • Brittania Restaurant
  • Afternoon Tea

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The 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, the sommelier will gladly talk through the impressive wine list. In warmer weather the courtyard offers al fresco dining, wonderful in more exotic parts of the world.

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The Verandah is Queen Elizabeth's formal alternative dining venue and is your invitation to savor contemporary French cuisine that uses ingredients sourced in France, along with an ambiance that recalls the legendary Verandah Grill aboard the original Queen Elizabeth.

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Café Carinthia is the perfect place to sit and relax, watching the world go by. Sip specialty teas and coffees with an accompaniment of delicious pastries.

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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.

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Indulge in this truly British tradition. White-gloved waiters serve decadent fresh scones with cream, finger sandwiches, and premium tea in the Queens Room.

Other Features

Other Features

  • Garden Lounge
  • Royal Arcade
  • Clarendon Fine Art
  • Cunarder's Gallery

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Enjoy some fun in the sun with traditional Ocean Liner games from shuffleboard to quoits. With daily tournaments to hone your competitive edge, you’ll be an expert before you know it!

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A light and sociable room, inspired by Kew Gardens. Spend a lazy afternoon reading a book or relaxing with a Garden Lounge Smoothie, or return in the evening for live music, dining, and dancing under the stars at the occasional ‘Supper Clubs’.

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Whichever shores you seek out in the company of Queen Elizabeth, her Royal Spa by Elemis invites you on a blissful journey thanks to its range of innovative and indulgent treatments, massages, and fitness services.

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The very traditional Royal Arcade presents famous brands and chic designer boutiques in uncrowded elegance.

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Clarendon Fine Art specializes in British and international contemporary painting and sculpture, and has an international reputation for numerous leading artists working in a wide variety of styles and genres.

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Shop at the intimate bookshop and souvenir shop specializing in nautical literature, posters, postcards, collectibles, and memorabilia.

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Gaze at the famous faces that have traveled on iconic Cunard ships, as fascinating black and white photographs tell their stories.

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In warm weather, choose from one of the two inviting swimming pools, The Pavilion and The Lido, as well as four whirlpools.

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Stay trim in the fully equipped gymnasium at the luxurious Royal Spa. All fitness center facilities are complimentary.

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Choose from one of the most impressive collections at sea in serene, stately ambiance. Browsing the 6,000 titles is a real pleasure, and warm mahogany woodwork, the ornate spiral staircase, and leather sofas invite quiet contemplation.

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139 passengers, crew sickened during gastrointestinal illness outbreak on Queen Victoria cruise: CDC

The Cunard Cruise Line ship departed Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on Jan. 22.

Nearly 140 people have fallen sick during a gastrointestinal illness outbreak on a three-week Queen Victoria cruise, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Overall, 123 passengers and 16 crew members have reported being ill during the voyage as of Thursday, according to the CDC . The cases are for the entire voyage and do not represent the number of active cases, the agency said.

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The predominant symptoms include diarrhea and vomiting, the CDC said. The cause of the outbreak is unknown, according to the CDC.

There are 1,824 passengers and 967 crew members on the ship in total, according to the CDC.

In response to the outbreak, the cruise line and crew have isolated ill passengers and crew and increased cleaning and disinfection procedures "according to the ship’s outbreak prevention and response plan," the CDC said.

PHOTO: MS Queen Victoria cruise ship, operated by Cunard Line, is moored at the Royal Quays Marina in North Shields, after returning from Barbados, April 19, 2022.

"Cunard confirmed that a small number of guests had reported symptoms of gastrointestinal illness on board Queen Victoria," Cunard said in a statement. "They immediately activated their enhanced health and safety protocols to ensure the wellbeing of all guests and crew on board."

"Measures have been effective," the statement continued.

The cruise is scheduled to go to San Francisco before ending in Honolulu on Feb. 12.

The CDC's Vessel Sanitation Program is monitoring the situation remotely, including "reviewing the ship’s outbreak response and sanitation procedures," the agency said.

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This is the second cruise outbreak reported by the CDC so far this year. Last month, 100 people -- including 92 passengers and eight crew members -- were reported ill during a Celebrity Cruises' Celebrity Constellation cruise that sailed from Jan. 3 to Jan. 12. The cause was norovirus, the CDC said.

The CDC logged 14 outbreaks on cruise ships in 2023, mostly caused by norovirus.

Medical staff on cruise ships under U.S. jurisdiction must report gastrointestinal illness cases to the CDC's Vessel Sanitation Program when at least 2% of passengers or crew have a gastrointestinal illness.

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Queen Elizabeth 2

The famous Queen Elizabeth 2 ship has retired from service. There is a plan to turn the ship into a floating hotel in Dubai .

A Queen Elizabeth 2 cruise from Brooklyn was as full of as much activity as you want. There was something to enjoy whatever your mood. Feeling energetic? Jump into one of the swimming pools. Or how about an aerobics class? Keep your golf up to scratch on the driving range. Jog along to the Spa with its pool, treatment rooms and state-of-the-art fitness equipment. Or shop in designer boutiques, play bridge, acquire new computer skills or listen to a talk by a famous author. For quieter moments, QE2 offered secluded corners where you could simply sunbathe or relax with a book.

Please see our Cunard Line cruises from Brooklyn for the current schedule of departures.

The QE2's last Atlantic crossing was a 6-day "Farewell to America Crossing" cruise from New York to Southampton. The Queen Mary 2 now handles the transatlantic cruises from New York to England.

The QE2 sailed more than 5.3 million nautical miles - that's more than any ship in history and is equivalent to travelling to the moon and back 12 times. She carried nearly three million passengers - many of them returning again and again. She called at her homeport of Southampton 651 times and completed 1,383 voyages. She made 796 Atlantic crossings and completed 23 full World Voyages. She sailed at an average speed of 24.75 knots and she could sail backwards faster than most cruise ships can sail forwards.

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World News | Russia attacks targets across Ukraine with missiles and drones as EU’s top diplomat visits Kyiv

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Firefighters work to extinguish a fire in an apartment building after Russian attack in Kyiv, Ukraine, Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2024. Authorities say Russia has fired cruise and ballistic missiles and Shahed-type drones at targets across Ukraine including the capital Kyiv. Officials said the Wednesday morning attack killed at least one civilian and injured 10 others. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

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By ILLIA NOVIKOV (Associated Press)

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia fired cruise and ballistic missiles and Shahed-type drones at six regions across Ukraine on Wednesday morning, authorities reported, killing at least five civilians and injuring almost 40 others, including a pregnant woman.

The attacks hit at least three major cities, including the capital Kyiv, where the European Union’s top diplomat, Josep Borrell, was discussing military aid and financial support for Ukraine. He said he started his day in an air raid shelter, calling it part of Ukraine’s “daily reality” after almost two years of war.

The West’s help is desperately needed by Ukraine, which is struggling with ammunition and personnel shortages. Some long-term foreign funding is also in doubt as the latest effort to clinch a deal on Ukraine aid in the U.S. Senate collapsed Tuesday.

Though the roughly 1,500-kilometer (900-mile) front line has barely budged in recent months, the Kremlin’s forces have the upper hand in stocks of missiles and artillery ammunition used for long-range strikes. Russia has repeatedly used missiles to blast civilian targets during the conflict.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said last month that air defense and electronic warfare systems that can stop drones are Kyiv’s top priorities.

Ukraine’s Armed Forces said they intercepted 44 drones and missiles out of 64 that were launched in the morning attack.

The Russian Defense Ministry said it used long-range precision weapons and drones to aim at Ukrainian factories that manufacture sea drones, coastal defense missile systems, rockets and explosives. It claimed that all targets were hit.

The barrage killed four people in Kyiv, the State Emergency Service said. It was the first bombardment of Kyiv for two weeks.

The attack also killed a man in Mykolaiv, a city in southern Ukraine, where some 20 residential buildings and public infrastructure were damaged, regional Gov. Vitalii Kim said.

Thirty-five people were injured in Kyiv, according to Mayor Vitalii Klitschko, including a pregnant woman.

Apartment buildings caught fire in multiple Kyiv districts, Klitschko said. Two power lines damaged during the attack left some 20,000 households on Kyiv’s east bank without power.

It was the first significant power outage in the capital this winter due to Russian air strikes. Last winter, Moscow’s forces targeted Kyiv’s electricity infrastructure in an apparent attempt to deny residents deny heat, light and running water.

In Kharkiv, in northeastern Ukraine, a 52-year-old woman was slightly injured in an S-300 missile attack, regional Gov. Oleh Syniehubov said.

Missiles also hit as far away as the Lviv region of western Ukraine, where a fire broke out, officials said.

Follow AP’s coverage of the war in Ukraine at https://apnews.com/hub/russia-ukraine

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King charles iii's cancer diagnosis lays bare pressures at buckingham palace.

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FILE - Britain's King Charles III and Queen Camilla arrive to attend the Christmas day service at St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham in Norfolk, England on Dec. 25, 2023. The king's cancer diagnosis heaps more pressure on the British monarchy, which is still evolving after the 70-year reign of the late Queen Elizabeth II. When he succeeded his mother 18 months ago, Charles' task was to demonstrate that the 1,000-year-old institution remains relevant in a modern nation whose citizens come from all corners of the globe. Now the king, who turned 75 in November, will have to lead that effort while undergoing treatment for cancer. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)

LONDON – King Charles III’s cancer diagnosis heaps more pressure on the British monarchy, which is still evolving after the 70-year reign of the late Queen Elizabeth II.

When he succeeded his mother 17 months ago, Charles’ task was to demonstrate that the 1,000-year-old institution remains relevant in a modern nation whose citizens come from all corners of the globe. Now the king, who turned 75 in November, will have to lead that effort while undergoing cancer treatment.

Buckingham Palace announced Monday that Charles had been diagnosed with an undisclosed form of cancer. The king plans to continue fulfilling his state duties , such as reviewing government papers and meeting with the prime minister, but he will step back from public appearances.

While royal experts say the diagnosis is unlikely to destabilize the House of Windsor, significant pressures remain.

Here is a look at the major challenges facing the royal family.

AGING MONARCH

Charles waited almost 74 years — longer than any previous heir — to become king. Now, at an age when most of his contemporaries are well into retirement, Charles has had less than two years to put his stamp on the monarchy.

Although the duties of a constitutional monarch are largely ceremonial, the royal whirl can be exhausting. Besides the occasional procession in full royal regalia, there are meetings with political leaders, dedication ceremonies and events honoring the accomplishments of British citizens. That added up to 161 days of royal engagements during Charles’s first year on the throne.

The pressures on an aging monarch aren’t unique to Charles. Denmark’s Queen Margrethe became the first Danish monarch to abdicate in nearly 900 years last month when she handed over the throne to her son, Frederik. Margrethe, 83, had always maintained she wouldn’t quit.

But Britain isn’t Denmark. Queen Elizabeth II stuck by a commitment to devote her life to service before she died on the throne at the age of 96. Charles made a similar commitment during his coronation.

“I don’t think he will go anywhere anytime soon,” said Joe Little, managing editor of Majesty Magazine. “I still think that abdication is not a word that is bandied about at Buckingham Palace. I mean, who knows what the coming years will bring, but with the best will in the world, Charles III will reign as his mother did, and until the moment of his death.”

A SHRINKING WORKFORCE

Charles’ illness comes at an awkward time as he cuts costs, in part by reducing the number of “working royals.”

Not only is Charles stepping away from public duties, his daughter-in-law, Kate, the Princess of Wales, isn't expected to resume her royal tasks until April after recent abdominal surgery.

With two of the most visible family members out sick, it will be more challenging for the family to keep up. Hundreds of charities look to their connections to the royals to keep interest in their work at a high level.

Who will cut the ribbons, open the swimming pools, shake the hands of civic leaders at institutions across the land if not the Windsors?

“They are resilient. Lord knows the royal family’s been through a lot of things over the years ... and they’ve bounced back. But the underlying fact is .... he is 75. The queen is 76,” said Sally Bedell Smith, author of “Prince Charles: The Passions and Paradoxes of an Improbable Life.″

"It’s a reminder that they are vulnerable in ways that people haven’t particularly liked to think.”

HARRY & MEGHAN

Charles' relationship with his younger son was strained even before Harry and the Duchess of Sussex moved closer to the former Meghan Markle's home in California and left royal duties in 2020.

Charles told Harry the news about his cancer, and his son traveled to the U.K. soon after it was announced.

But with his book "Spare'' and his Netflix series, Harry has been a shadow over the early years of the monarch's reign. Can illness offer an opportunity for reconciliation?

“That can only be a good sign,'' Little said of Harry's visit. “What will come of that remains to be seen. It’s unlikely that we will be told anything officially by the palace. So, again, a lot of conjecture will come into play. But we think the king and his younger son haven’t seen each other since the coronation back in May.”

"So, it’ll be a welcome meeting from both sides.''

THE MONARCHY'S RELEVANCE

Charles reigns over a country that looks much different from the one his mother inherited in 1952.

Over the past seven decades, the U.K. has become a multi-cultural nation where school children speak more than 300 languages and less than half the population identifies as Christian.

Against this backdrop, Charles has tried to demonstrate the continuing relevance of the monarchy by reaching out to faith leaders, ethnic minorities and each of the four nations that make up the United Kingdom.

Supporters argue this is what makes the monarchy so important. The crown is a unifying force, a symbol of stability in a rapidly changing world and a reminder of the common history and traditions that unite a nation of 67 million people.

But others see a hereditary monarch as anachronistic, a vestige of Britain’s feudal past that can’t possibly represent the people of today. During Charles’ coronation, republican campaigners staged protests calling for the monarchy to be replaced by an elected head of state.

“The monarchy serves at the pleasure of the people. And the people need to believe that the monarchy is in tune with what’s going on in the world," Smith said. "And, and I think that’s a kind of constant challenge.”

LEGACY OF EMPIRE

While the monarchy is a symbol of Britain’s history, that can be a two-edged sword.

The crown is also a reminder of the British Empire’s dominance of Indigenous people around the world and its role in the trans-Atlantic slave trade.

Charles faces pressure to address these issues, including from Prince Harry, who has called on the royal family to confront its unconscious racism, and Caribbean nations seeking reparations for slavery.

The king responded to these calls by opening the royal archives to scholars researching the monarchy's links to the slave trade.

He also addressed the misdeeds of Britain’s colonial history during a state visit to Kenya in October.

“The wrongdoings of the past are a cause of the greatest sorrow and the deepest regret,” Charles said during that visit. “There were abhorrent and unjustifiable acts of violence committed against Kenyans as they waged … a painful struggle for independence and sovereignty — and for that, there can be no excuse."

"In coming back to Kenya, it matters greatly to me that I should deepen my own understanding of these wrongs, and that I meet some of those whose lives and communities were so grievously affected.”

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