Filled to the brim with exciting attractions and places to visit, New York is a great place for those looking to see a lot in a short space of time. With museums, Broadway shows, world famous monuments, and so much more, visitors have an incredibly wide choice of things to do.
Southampton is a port city in the county of Hampshire, located on the south coast of England. Its historical and modern day importance is celebrated around the city through its museums, buildings, galleries, and other attractions and places of interest. This lively, multicultural city is home to a Premier League football club, two universities, and a wealth of places to eat, shop and entertain.
The Balmoral and Sandringham Duplexes are the most lavish and magnificent suites afloat. The sweeping living quarters with extensive balcony and spectacular vies over the stern include a fully stocked bar, dining area for eight, dressing room, interactive plasma screen TV and home office corner. Upstairs, the master bedroom has private exercise equipment, a second TV, two marble ‘his and hers’ dressing rooms with connecting bathrooms with separate whirlpool bath and shower. (Guest bathroom with shower downstairs).
The Windsor and Buckingham Duplexes and Holyrood Duplex are similar to the above but feature slightly smaller staterooms and balconies. These two-storey apartments with panoramic views over the stern also feature a fully-stocked bar, dining area for eight, dressing room, plasma screen TV system and home office corner. The open stairway leads to the vaulted ceiling bedroom area with private exercise equipment and two connecting baths with whirlpool bath and shower with body jets.
The Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth Suites provide guests with a glass lift with private access on Deck 10 that opens into these two rooms. Located all the way forward with commanding ocean views, the luxuriously furnished living quarters feature a marble floor entrance, fully stocked bar and dining area for eight. A secondary living area offers a guest bath and interactive TV system. And there’s a second TV in the master bedroom. The Master bathroom features shower and separate whirlpool bath.
The Queen Anne and Queen Victoria Suites offer commanding views over the bow of the ship and are the same as the Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth Suites but with no balcony. Living and dining area. Features include guest bath, marble entryway, Frette linens, fully stocked bar, two TVs in both the living room and master bedroom, a dining area for four and walk-in wardrobes. The Master bathroom features shower and separate whirlpool bath
Penthouses feature living and dining area with large balcony. Other features also include Frette linens and full dressing room. The entrance and dining areas feature seating for four and there is a fully-stocked bar and guest bath. Both the bedroom and living room connect to a teak balcony.
Each suite features a large balcony, spacious living area, dressing room and bathroom with separate shower and whirlpool bath. Original art graces the walls.The sitting area includes a sofa and dual-height coffee table that can be extended to a dining table. The bedroom area features a king-size bed and a separate dressing area with walk-in wardrobes.
Each Junior Suite features a sitting area with full size sofa and interactive TV, a large balcony furnished with loungers and tables and a full bathroom with bath and shower. There are also a separate glass cabinets and walk-in wardrobe.
Deluxe Balcony cabins and Premium Balcony cabins include a panoramic hull balcony with loungers and tables. King-size beds may be converted to twins and a dual height coffee table may be used for in-room dining. The sitting area features a sofa and there is ample wardrobe space and bathroom with shower.
These staterooms provide spacious comfort with king size or twin beds. Other features include a dual height coffee table for in-room dining.
These staterooms provide spacious comfort with king size or twin beds. Each of these 12 cabins feature views into the atrium below. Other features include a dual-height coffee table for in-room dining
These staterooms provide spacious comfort with king size or twin beds. Other features include a dual-height coffee table for in-room dining.
Traditionally British in style, she features unique American accents and luxurious décor. Offering fine dining and formal evenings with Cunard’s signature White Star service, passengers should expect a classic, elegant cruise.
The ship’s fantastic array of facilities and entertainment include a theatre, live music, a games deck, sports courts and much more. She is perfectly suited to those looking for a classic cruise experience, reminiscent of the ‘Golden Era’ of cruising, without sacrificing any of the luxuries and requirements of the modern traveller. She is ideally suited to passengers looking for a traditional, British-influenced cruise with a taste of old-world class.
On Thursday 23 June 2016 our flagship returned to Southampton, Remastered. Over the course of her refit, the interior and exterior of our flagship has been transformed.
A range of complimentary and speciality dining restaurants are available, with menus created by Jean-Marie Zimmermann, Cunard’s Global Culinary Ambassador. Tables for 4-8 are typical, with seating allocated prior to cruising. Limited numbers of tables for two are available on request.
The Queen’s Grill is a luxurious, fine-dining venue reserved exclusively for Queens Grill Suite passengers. The elegant restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with an a la carte menu also available.
The Princess Grill offers an intimate, fine dining experience, reserved exclusively for Princess Grill Suite passengers. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with an a la cart menu is also available.
Make a dramatic entrance down the grand staircase into the elegant Britannia two tier dining room and revel in the sumptuous menus and perfectly attentive service. Choose between an early or late sitting or book a Britannia Club Balcony stateroom and enjoy single-seating dining in the intimate Britannia Club restaurant.
Beautiful decor with intimate alcoves overlooking the pool terrace complement speciality Mediterranean dishes such as Pumpkin Puree Love Letters and Porterhouse of Lamb. Designed by renowned Chef Todd English, famous for his restaurants in many U.S. cities.
The elegant tradition of Afternoon Tea is a Cunard signature not to be missed. Here white-gloved waiters serve delightful cucumber sandwiches, fresh scones and tea accompanied by the sounds of the orchestra in the magnificent Queens Room ballroom.
Enjoy a casual breakfast, lunch or late-night buffet in the relaxed self-service Kings Court restaurant. In the evenings, savour a unique experience as the restaurant transforms into four alternating intimate venues; Lotus: Asian cuisine, the Carvery: British-style carved roasts, La Piazza: Italian cuisine and the Chef’s Galley: as the chef reveal their culinary secrets.
The Verandah restaurant offers contemporary French cuisine that makes use of seasonal ingredients of real provenance. Designed to create a genuine dining experience, The Verandah restaurant takes design inspiration from the original Verandah Grill on board Queen Mary. The Verandah will be available from June 2016.
Designed in an elegant opera house style, The Royal Court Theatre showcases classic and modern films during the afternoon, with fantastic live comedy, cabaret and theatre performances in the evenings.
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 the casino also offers complimentary gaming lessons.
If you are seeking a quieter evening, sit back and relax with a superb collection of movies showing in Illuminations each night.
The wonderful Queens Room provides the opportunity to foxtrot in the largest ballroom at sea. There is no better place to hone your dancing skills than under the dramatic high ceiling with its beautiful crystal chandeliers.
Royal night themed balls in the magnificent Queens Room Ballroom are your chance to don your formal dancing attire and take to the floor in a sea of glittering ball gowns and tuxedos accompanied by sounds from the orchestra.
Dance the night away to the sounds of our resident party band and DJ in our fabulous dual-level nightclub. Enjoy popular themed nights from the Sixties, Seventies and Eighties such as Saturday Night Fever and Shake Rattle and Roll.
Art connoisseurs can enjoy a choice of three galleries. Cladendon Fine Art features original artwork and lithographs by 20th and 21st century artists. Cunardia and Cunarder’s Gallery each focus on artefacts from past Cunard lines, black and white photography of famous faces and stories of those who have travelled with Cunard over the years.
The ship features a variety of shops for those who enjoy a spot of retail therapy. Passengers can find designer brands in the Royal Arcade boutiques, pick up souvenir photographs in the Image Photo Gallery, or check out the nautical literature and memorabilia in the bookshop.
Cunard’s signature Commodore Club majestically overlooks the bow of Queen Mary 2 and provides glorious panoramic views as you sail towards the horizon. An extensive selection of Martinis are available and you may even be tempted to try our Martini Mixology or Whisky Tasting classes.
Share conversations and sip champagne from beautiful Waterford crystal flutes. Guests may choose from among seven different Veuve Clicquot champagnes, served by the bottle or the glass.
Darts, karaoke, live sports and ale – everything you’d expect of an authentic English pub. There’s even a traditional pub lunch served every day, with classic favourites such as fish and chips and cottage pie.
A tranquil retreat by day, the serene Carinthia Lounge provides the perfect place to relax and catch up with friends, or a good book, as well as enjoy light breakfast and lunch dishes along with premium teas and coffee, handmade patisseries and a special Champagne Afternoon Tea experience. When the sun sets, the atmosphere evolves into an inviting evening spot where carefully selected wines are paired with tasting plates, and relaxed entertainment. Carinthia Lounge will be available from June 2016.
London’s famous ‘Kew Gardens’ is the inspiration for this quiet lounge themed on an English country garden. A unique indoor water sculpture and lush greenery brings the outdoors inside. Sip a mimosa while you enjoy the early afternoon view, or meet up with friends for an evening of drinks and soft piano music. Winter Garden will be available until May 2016.
The perfect place to relax with a speciality coffee and cake or light lunch, Sir Samuel’s offers expansive views over the ocean from large windows with comfortable chairs to while away a few hours.
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.
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.
The RADA actors offer guests the chance to share some of the training they received during their 3 years at the famous drama school. Each workshop lasts approximately 45 minutes.
Enjoy the ultimate in pampering and wellness at the exquisite Canyon Ranch SpaClub. Indulge in signature Canyon Ranch massages, treatments and facials from the classic Canyon Stone Massage or Rasul Ceremony, to exotic Ayurvedic or Thai treatments.
Passengers who wish to stay active can make use of the fully equipped gymnasium. As well as state of the art gym equipment, the centre also offers classes, including yoga, pilates, aerobics and spinning.
There are a total of five swimming pools on board Queen Mary 2, including the Terrace Pool on Deck 8, The Minnows Pool especially for children on Deck 9, the Sun Deck Splash Pool on the top of the ship and our most popular Pavilion Pool on Deck 12 which features a retractable dome for any weather.
Queen Mary 2 offers a wide variety of sports facilities for passengers who want to stay active during their cruise. These fantastic facilities include, basketball courts, paddle tennis courts and a golf simulator.
When the warm weather entices you onto the spacious Games Deck you’ll notice a definite English country garden ambience, with the gentle clunk of croquet balls in the welcome shade of its canopy. The games on offer include traditional cruise favourites such as shuffle-board, bowls, quoits, and paddle tennis, with occasional tournaments also taking place.
Open between 6pm – 11pm, the Night Nursery operates on a first come, first served basis. Providing trained childcare for 12-23 month olds, parents and grandparents can drop their little ones off and enjoy an evening to themselves.
Designed for 2-7's, Play Zone provides a supervised play area for some of Cunard’s youngest passengers. The club features arts and crafts, books, puzzles, toys and computer games.
A supervised play area for 8-12's, Kids Zone provides games, consoles, activities, arts and crafts for kids to enjoy, along with sports competitions and scavenger hunts.
The ship can cater for the following dietary requirements on request: vegetarian, low /no fat, low salt /no salt, lactose intolerant, dairy free, gluten free, wheat free, low cholesterol, diabetic, kosher and vegan. Passengers requiring any of the above diets should notify the Customer Contact Centre prior to sailing.
During the day casual shirts, shorts, trousers and beachwear are ideal. The main restaurants require a casual dress code for breakfast and lunch, however you may wear shorts in either the Kings Court (Queen Mary 2) or Lido Restaurant (Queen Victoria & Queen Elizabeth).
Evenings are split into two different dress codes. As a guide, these are: Formal evening wear consisting of an evening or cocktail dress or smart trouser suit for ladies, a tuxedo, dinner jacket or dark suit for men. Passengers may wear formal national dress or military uniform if they wish.
Informal evenings would consist of a required jacket and optional tie for gentlemen, whilst ladies should wear cocktail dresses, stylish separates or equivalent.
Fully accessible adapted cabins are available onboard the ship and some suites are also suitable for wheelchair users as the cabin door is wider and the bathroom offers a larger floor space. Assisted embarkation and disembarkation is available at some ports.
Passengers who have a disability which might mean that they require additional assistance, in particular in an emergency situation, must inform the Customer Contact Centre at the time of booking.
There are dedicated areas on the ship where passengers are permitted to smoke. Smoking is not permitted in any public room, inside your cabin or on your cabin balcony. (with the exception of Churchill’s Cigar Lounge, which is reserved for cigar and pipe smokers only)
Electronic cigarettes, including those which do not emit smoke, are not permitted in public areas but can be used in staterooms, balconies and designated areas of the open deck.
Children older than six months may travel with us, however Transatlantic crossings have a minimum age requirement of 12 months. Guests under 16 years of age must be accompanied in the stateroom by a guest who is 16 years of age or older.
As with UK laws, the age limit for purchase and consumption of alcohol on board is 18 years of age, however, when in US waters, the age limit increases to 21.