Queen Elizabeth

Expensive Large SET SAIL 2010
Dining at Verandah Restaurant, with French á la carte menu
The Royal Spa Selections available in the main dining room
Working up a sweat with a view at the Royal Spa

Queen Elizabeth upholds the Cunard tradition and remains true to her “Elizabeth” name in grandeur (she’s the third ship in Cunard’s fleet to have the moniker) whilst being totally modern and upscale.

Her Art Deco flourishes — replete with rich mahogany accents and marble finishes — and magnificent multilevel areas (a triple height Grand Lobby is among her claims to fame) transport guests to ocean liners of the past. So do Queen Elizabeth’s pre-Internet entertainment options (read: good old-fashioned fun), like opportunities for ballroom dancing, live music and theater productions. Still with full-service spa and wellness areas, brand-name shops and arcades for the kids, Queen Elizabeth feels very much in tune with the 21st century.

Queen Elizabeth OVERVIEW

Queen Elizabeth is a lighter, brighter, Art Deco version of her older, nearly identical sibling, Queen Victoria. The wide wraparound promenade, for instance, lined with cushioned teak deck chairs, is a nod to iconic cruise style. Emphasis on board is on the arts — from original sculptures, oil paintings and Cunard memorabilia to live music, dance, beautiful craftsmanship and entertainment.

Speaking of high-seas diversions, Queen Elizabeth has plenty in the way of artistic amusement — more than any other in Cunard’s fleet. Attend dazzling balls, catch a musical production, listen to live music in one of the ship’s lounges or take on the role of entertainer at karaoke in the Golden Lion pub. Cabarets, solo artists and lecturers add interest to the entertainment agenda.


Keeping with tradition, Cunard is one of the few cruise lines that structures its dining programs based on your stateroom accommodations. For instance, guests staying in Queens Grill suites have the option of dining at Queens Grill and Princess Grill, which operate like upscale, a la carte shoreside restaurants.

The dining venues throughout the ship feature something for everyone, which is a relief considering the long voyages. From American favorites and traditional British dishes to the more eclectic menus offering everything from Indian and Mexican to Italian. And of course you can enjoy a cup of proper English tea, a favorite among Cunard guests.


Nearly three-quarters of the 1,046 staterooms have balconies. The inside, oceanview and balcony staterooms are in the Britannia class of accommodations; the super-pricey Princess Grill and Queens Grill suites are a vision of luxury. The six main Queens Grill suites are named after the six Cunard Commodores who have been knighted: Commodore Sir Arthur Rostron, Commodore Sir Edgar Britten, Commodore Sir Ivan Thompson, Commodore Sir Cyril Illingworth; Commodore Sir James Bisset and Commodore Sir James Charles. Each suite features a portrait and biography of the Commodore after whom it is named. Plus, guests in the Grill suites luxuriate in their own dining room and outdoor terrace.

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Where won’t you? Queen Elizabeth sails the Baltics, the British Isles, the Mediterranean and the Greek Islands. Then she cruises through the Panama Canal and on to Asia, Australia, India, the Middle East and the United Kingdom. Her cruises sometimes find her in the USA and Canada as well.

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