Queen Elizabeth Cruises
One of the three Queens making up the entirety of the Cunard fleet, Queen Elizabeth is a tribute to her predecessors, the original Queen Elizabeth and the much-loved Queen Elizabeth 2. Launched in 2010 and last refurbished in 2018, the ship has many art-deco interior features, marble and rich timber detailing, including the wooden marquetry of the ship itself, a centrepiece for the Grand Lobby’s main staircase. She is often affectionately known as the ‘QE’. The ship carries just over 2000 passengers and you will rarely find yourself in a crowd, except perhaps at prime dinner time or a popular theatre show. Highlights of the ship include the Garden Lounge - a light and airy atrium inspired by the conservatories Kew Gardens in London - laze here with a book and grab a speciality beverage. The Queens Room is truly the heart of the ship and is often a hive of activity thanks to the action-packed enrichment program aboard - from dancing classes, to live music, to speciality afternoon tea - this grand ballroom will draw you in. Croquet up on the Games Deck on a sunny day or a cosy night of spectacular entertainment in the Royal Court Theatre will ensure your days at sea are fulfilled. Like Queen Victoria and Queen Mary 2, these ships also contain exclusive areas for guests in Princess and Queens Grill Suites.
Boarding Queen Elizabeth is ceremonial with the iconic bellboys sporting their traditional tailored red jackets and welcoming you. Aboard, you won’t find water slides or high-tech gimmicks - Queen Elizabeth’s experience is built on tradition, nostalgia and Cunard’s trademark ‘White Star’ service. Chandeliers, opulent artwork and rich wood detailing adorn the common areas. Boutique shops line the promenade, elegant cafes and bars and sitting areas provide many nooks to relax and enjoy a book - the impressive two storey, 6000+ title library will ensure a good book is never hard to find. Read more
During the 2014 refurbishment, Mareel Wellness and Beauty, a decadent spa area is the perfect place to recharge, get your nails done or your hair styled. It’s worth noting that the dress code, is strictly adhered to - stylish casual wear throughout the day (shorts and jeans are ok as long as they’re not distressed), while after 6pm semi- formal (jacket for men) or formal (black tie) on designated gala evenings for most areas of the ship. Queen Elizabeth well and truly traverses the globe, often calling into Australia and New Zealand as part of her annual three-month world voyage. Visits to the South Pacific, Asia, Canada and Alaska are not uncommon, but her voyages of course change seasonally, offering variety for her guests year on year.
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