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Queen Elizabeth is our newest luxury liner, named in 2010 by Her Majesty the Queen. Recalling the rich heritage of the first Cunarder to bear the name, her elegance and modern features have won her many accolades and made her a firm favourite with her passengers. Discover more about Queen Elizabeth including her unique facilities and explore her decks through the links below.
|Queen Elizabeth Facts
- Entered Service: 2010
- Home Port: Southampton, UK
- Port of Registry: Hamilton, Bermuda
- Speed: 23.7 knots
- Gross Tonnage: 90,900 GRT
- Guest Capacity: 2,068
- No. of Crew: 1005
- Length: 964.5 feet
- Width: 106 feet
- Draft: 25.9 feet
Queen Elizabeth provides you with a wealth of engaging experiences to enjoy every day. Broaden your horizons with a variety of Cunard Insights lectures and stimulating workshops. Unwind in the exclusive Royal Spa, with a range of Elemis treatments. If you fancy a little shopping, fine boutiques in the Royal Arcade provide a range of products from tempting souvenirs and gifts to exquisite jewelry and designer clothing. Take advantage of the warm weather up on the Games Deck and enjoy a game of shuffleboard or croquet.
Enrichment & Speaker Programmes
- Cunard Insights
Explore a number of historical and contemporary issues presented by a wide range of speakers including explorers, academics, former ambassadors and politicians, historians and scientists, novelists, biographers and award winning actors and film makers.
- Book Club
The Cunard Book Club offers the opportunity for thought-provoking literary discussions among our guests each voyage. It is led by the Librarian who will provide a short history of the author and lead the discussion.
- Cunard ConneXions
Cunard ConneXions offers a programme of activities all day every day from watercolour to computer lessons, wine tasting to ballroom dancing as well as bridge and board games.
Shopping & Galleries
- Clarendon Fine Art
Clarendon Fine Art specialises 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, including: Danielle O Connor Akiyama, Sherree Valentine Daines, Christian Hook, Fabian Perez and Jeffrey Pratt.
Take a nostalgic trip into our past as you admire this collection of artifacts and images from years and liners gone by.
- Book Shop
Shop at our intimate bookshop and souvenir shop specialising in nautical literature, posters, postcards, collectibles and memorabilia.
- Image Photo Gallery
Browse the Images captured by our Photographers on your voyage in Images photo gallery. Whether a formal portrait session, at the Captain's Cocktail Party or at the gangway, these pictures of you and your fellow guests are all displayed here for you to view and purchase.
- Royal Arcade
The very traditional Royal Arcade presents famous brands and chic designer boutiques in uncrowded elegance on Deck 3.
- Cunarder's Gallery
Gaze at the famous faces that have travelled on iconic Cunard ships, as fascinating black and white photographs tell their stories.
- Promenade Deck
Start each day with a breezy circuit or two of Queen Elizabeth's Promenade Deck.
- Deck Sports
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!
- Sports Court
Get your heart racing and let your competitive side loose; sports enthusiasts can enjoy an energetic game of tennis on the court on deck 11.
- Dance Classes
Learn the lindy hop, Jitterbug or traditional ballroom on board, ready to dance the night away to the sounds of a talented Big Band.
- 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.
Spa & Fitness
- Royal Spa
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.
- Swimming Pools
In warm weather, deck 9 is the place to be with a choice of two inviting swimming pools, The Pavilion and The Lido as well as four whirlpools. Due to public health regulations, children in nappies, swim nappies, pull ups, or who are not completely toilet trained are not allowed in the pools or whirlpools.
Stay trim in the fully equipped gymnasium at the luxurious Royal Spa on deck 9. All fitness centre facilities are complimentary.
- Fitness Class
Choose from a range of activities from relaxing Yoga and Pilates sessions to the more energetic Aerobics or Spinning classes.
Relaxation & Leisure
- Afternoon Tea
Indulge in this truly British tradition. White-gloved waiters serve decadent fresh scones with cream, finger sandwiches and premium tea in the Queens Room.
- Empire Casino
This elegant casino will set your heart racing as you spin the roulette wheel, play the slots or try your hand at black jack. If you are not sure how to play then take part in our complimentary gaming lessons.
- Computer Centre
Located just off the Grand Lobby, keep up-to-date on email with friends back home. Charges apply for internet and email access.
Choose from one of the most impressive collections at sea in serene, stately ambience. Browsing the 6,000 titles is a real pleasure where warm mahogany, the ornate spiral staircase and leather sofas invite quiet contemplation.
- Garden Parties
Guests may enjoy a country club-style gathering beneath clear blue skies on the expansive aft deck, as the wake follows behind.
- Cunard Classic Film Club
Distinguished Cunard guests from yesteryear again light up the silver screen during special viewings of all-time favourites.
- Night Nursery
The Night Nursery is open from 6.00pm to 11.00pm. This facility is available to children aged 6 months to 23 months and operates on a first come first served basis.
- The Play Zone
The Play Zone is a permanently supervised play area, staffed by qualified early years staff, for children aged 2-7 years. These activities include arts, crafts, books, puzzles and variety of toys and computer games.
- The Kids Zone
Supervised by Youth Staff, The Zone is an area designed for 8- to 12 year olds providing games and activities such as games consoles plus sport competitions, arts and crafts and scavenger hunts.
- The Teen Zone
The Teen Zone is a club for the 13-17 year olds. Activities will include table tennis tournaments, team games and deck sports throughout the day, with pizza parties, discos, quizzes and bingo during the evenings.
Cantilevered balconies, ornate frescos and backlit glass panels rise to the height of two decks in the magnificent Queens Room. Experience views from many Royal Palaces through the exquisite artwork that adorns the walls.
Here is the setting for two timeless Cunard traditions: indulgent afternoon tea served by white gloved waiters offering a choice of teas from around the world, and cucumber sandwiches followed by scones served with lashings of jam and clotted cream.
Evenings boast another of Cunard's finest traditions as guests take to the floor to enjoy elegant ballroom dancing with a mix of beats to accompany the glittering ball gowns and tuxedoed guests as they whirl and spin to the resident orchestra. Captains cocktail parties, themed balls, the social scene is endless in this most impressive of ballrooms.
Night time Entertainment
It may be night time that most sets the Queen Elizabeth experience apart from other ships. For where else will you attend such dazzling affairs as a Black and White Ball, Royal Ascot Ball or Buccaneer Ball – all in a setting as stunning as the Queens Room ballroom
Do you fancy yourself as an entertainer? Then join in the Karaoke in the Golden Lion.
The Golden Lion is the location for those who wish to test their minds in the nightly Pub Quiz.
The Midships Bar welcomes you each evening with soft relaxing music from Queen Elizabeth's 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.
Royal Court Theatre
The resident Queen Elizabeth Theatre Company presents an imaginative repertoire in the Royal Court Theatre, which includes stunning musical productions and abridged Shakespeare classics.
Enjoy a first-run feature during your voyage in the spectacular setting of the Royal Court Theatre. You'll also find a selection of movies throughout the day on our stateroom television.
- Queens Room
A magnificent Grand Ballroom whose artwork and murals reflect our cherished royal links. The setting for Royal Nights Themed Balls and white-gloved Afternoon Tea.
- Royal Night Theme Balls
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 collards during the Elizabethan Ball. Or enjoy a traditional waltz, all to the sound of the wonderful orchestra.
- Yacht Club
Named after the lively QE2 venue, with its quirky nautical features, including the compass-shaped dance floor, this exciting addition to our gracious new Cunarder will be the scene for lively evenings and sunny days.
- Supper Club
The Garden Lounge is the venue for Queen Elizabeth's occasional supper clubs. The conservatory roof is perfect to combine dinner and dancing under the stars in true 1930's glamour.
Queens Grill Restaurant
Guests staying in our Queens Grill Suites have a table reserved in the world-renowned Queens Grill restaurant. You'll always be greeted warmly by name, and appreciate the ultimate interpretation of White Service during breakfast, lunch and dinner, served when you wish between 6.30pm and 9pm.
Princess Grill Restaurant
Our 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, our 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.
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.
The Verandah is Queen Elizabeth's formal alternative dining venue and is your invitation to savour contemporary French cuisine that uses ingredients sourced in France along with an ambience that recalls the legendary Verandah Grill aboard the original Queen Elizabeth.
Should you prefer a club sandwich or a light bite in the afternoon head for our Lido restaurant where buffet dining is available throughout the day. By evening it transforms into one of our regional venues: Asado is a South American Grill; Jasmine serves up exquisite Asian cuisine; while Aztec tempts you with interpretations of Mexican classics.
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. By night the Queens Room becomes the setting for elegant gala balls with live music and gentlemen hosts.
Bars and Lounges
The Commodore Club
Located on deck 10 at the front of the ship, 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 whilst enjoying a delicious martini, cocktail or whatever takes your fancy. During the day this is a perfect location to watch the world go by, in the evening listen to the mellow sounds of a pianist or singer whilst enjoying a pre- or post-dinner drink.
The Golden Lion
A Cunard favourite, 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 to show your favourite sporting events.
The Yacht Club
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 our gracious new Cunarder provides the scene for lively evenings and relaxing days.
Located in a central position on Deck 2, overlooking the Grand Lobby, Cafe 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.
The Garden Lounge
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.