Cunard have led the way in North Atlantic passenger ships for over 175 years. Crossing the Atlantic to and from New York since 1840 with their distinctive red and black funnels, Cunard’s fleet comprises three exceptional ships: Queen Elizabeth, Queen Victoria and Queen Mary 2. Renowned for their comfort and luxury, with elegant and spacious interiors, they will make your voyage to the world’s most wonderful places as comfortable as possible.
Yes, during the day you’ll probably find yourself most comfortable in stylish casual wear such as shorts and smart jeans. Swimming costumes, micro shorts, sarongs and gym wear should be reserved for the poolside, on deck or in the spa and fitness centre.
In the evening, the dress code will be Gala Evenings or Smart Attire. For gentlemen, Gala Evenings should be a dinner jacket, tuxedo or dark suit with regular bow tie while for ladies, cocktail dresses, smart trouser suits or formal separates are acceptable. Smart trousers with a shirt and jacket with an optional tie for men is required for Smart Attire and blouses and skirts or stylish trousers and dresses for women.
Each ship in the Cunard fleet offers alternative dining options which are available to everyone. On Queen Mary 2 choose from Boardwalk Café, Carinthia Lounge, Golden Lion, Kings Court, Sir Samuel’s and Steakhouse at The Verandah restaurant. On Queen Victoria choose from Chart Room, Golden Lion, Lido restaurant and Steakhouse at The Verandah restaurant. On Queen Elizabeth choose from Café Carinthia, Golden Lion, Lido restaurant, Steakhouse at The Verandah restaurant and Garden Lounge.
In addition, each ship will offer alternative dining cuisine each evening. This may include Italian, Indian, Pan Asian, American Smokehouse and Tex Mex.
Cunard requests that guests with special dietary requirements inform them six months prior to departure or at the time of booking. Whilst every effort is made to ensure that special dietary requirements are met, this cannot be guaranteed.
Every Cunard crew member puts their heart and skill into ensuring you experience legendary White Star Service during your time on board. For waiters, stateroom stewards and those supporting behind the scenes, a hotel and dining service charge is added to your on board account and every dollar collected goes directly to the crew members. Of course, should you wish to individually reward any other crew member who has made your time on board particularly memorable, please feel free to do so.
The service charge is calculated by stateroom category, as follows: Queens and Princess Grill Suites - $13.50 per person per day, Britannia Staterooms - $11.50 per person per day.
The currency on board all ships is the US Dollar.
The official language on board is English and all announcements and printed information is in English. As an international company with worldwide cultural appeal, Cunard also provides assistance in French, German, Spanish and in some instances, Japanese.
All staterooms are equipped with a safe into which you can programme your own personal code.
Yes, room service is available 24-hours a day. Room service menus will be available in your stateroom.
Unless stated otherwise, the ship will be in port for a full day which may be a minimum of 7½ hours and a maximum of 11 hours. In some cases, you may spend half a day in port which will usually be a minimum of 4 hours and a maximum of 7 hours. Times will vary according to the cruise and port.
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