Based at Carnival House, Southampton, Cunard has 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.
Committed to ensuring the highest levels of service are provided to all guests, Cunard staff are trained at the White Star Academy. Dating back to 1929, the White Star Service is a legacy of Cunard’s history, honouring the golden era of the White Star Line. From the moment of embarkation the English speaking staff and officers will be at your service, taking great pride in ensuring the most enjoyable, memorable, and luxurious experience is achieved.
Beautifully Presented Cuisine No Matter Where You Dine
With an exceptional array of places to eat, deciding what to order will be a challenge. From light bites to hearty cuisine and with menus reflecting where you are in the world, Cunard’s chefs make use of fresh, local ingredients and provide an exceptional range of choices.
Cunard will happily cater for any special dietary requirements, with a wide range of tempting vegetarian dishes available on all three ships. For more informal lunches Cunard offers buffet style dining available throughout the day until late evening as well as the the very popular Golden Lion Pub. For a change in culinary scenery, each of the three Queens offers a selection of speciality restaurants, such as the French cuisine of The Verandah restaurant.
Held in the splendour of the Queens Room, Afternoon Tea is served by white-gloved waiting staff and often accompanied by a string quartet. The Queens Room is also the setting for Cunard’s legendary themed balls, boasting the largest ballrooms at sea with music and performances not to be missed.
The Britannia Experience
Whether you choose an Inside, Oceanview or Balcony stateroom, your 152- 243 square foot home-from-home offers round-the-clock, complimentary room service; your steward is always available for help and advice. Staterooms offer either king-sized beds or twins topped with exclusively designed Sealy mattresses for exceptional comfort. Each stateroom boasts generous storage, a mini-bar and flatscreen TVs. Penhaligon’s toiletries, bathrobes and slippers are as standard, as is the turndown service every evening.
Grill Suites - Luxury Accommodation
All three of Cunard’s Queens offer a variety of suites with attentive service and space to relax including a personal butler, a complimentary bar stocked with your choice of wine and spirits and exceptional amenities throughout. From floor-to-ceiling windows found in the Grand Duplex suites to the sweeping views off the bow found in the unique Queen Anne Suite on Queen Mary 2, Cunard suites offer exceptional space and comfort for their guests.
Grill suites on board all three Queens provide the occupier access to the exclusive Grills Lounge and Terrace, a refined space offering a peaceful atmosphere day and night. Grill suite guests dine in either the Queens Grill or Princess Grill restaurants where the finest ingredients, prepared by the very best chefs, make every meal a culinary event. Both restaurants offer a changing menu featuring a range of foods from Cunard classics to innovative modern dishes - all complemented by their extensive wine list, comprised of some of the best vintages the world has to offer.
With priority embarkations and a personal welcome on board with chilled champagne, whether you choose a Queens Grill of Princess Grill, you will find it's the small touches of luxury that make your time aboard one of Cunard's Queens even more special.
One of the Largest Spas at Sea
The Royal Spas found aboard Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth and the Canyon Ranch SpaClub on Queen Mary 2 offer a range of treatments in beautiful settings. From hydrotherapy baths to full body massages, world class therapists await. The Canyon Ranch SpaClub takes tranquility to the next level with exotic Ayurveda and Thai treatments for the ultimate in indulgence.
Fitness at Sea
Experienced personal trainers are on board and on-hand to help you reach your fitness goals. Cross trainers, treadmills and ergonomic weights can be found in the well-appointed fitness hub. For those who wish to get out and about, power walking and jogging around the promenade deck offers a breath of fresh air.
Endless Opportunities Await
From fencing to bowls, watercolour painting to tango lessons, Cunard offers a diverse selection of activities whatever you are drawn to. You may even find yourself meeting a personal hero at one of the many Cunard Insight lecture programmes.
Evenings on board are full of choice. Formal nights involve a themed ball or Captain’s cocktail party giving guests the chance to dress up. The full-sized Royal Court Theatre hosts West End-calibre shows with some nights featuring anything from classical dramas to comedies. Live music can be found all over the ships, from jazz ensembles to solo harpists.
For guests looking for a more informal evening, a lively crowd can be found participating in quizzes or karaoke in the Golden Lion Pub or dancing in one of the nightclubs. However you wish to spend your evenings, Cunard caters for all.
Don’t Forget Your Best Friend
Cunard offers the option of a kennel for guests wishing to travel with their cats or dogs aboard Queen Mary 2 during Transatlantic voyages between the ports of Southampton, Hamburg and New York.
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