Queen Mary 2
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.
Elegant suites and staterooms, sumptuous new restaurants and a re-imagined Grills experience reaffirm Cunard as the best of the best. A ship as spacious as Queen Mary 2 deserves to be fully explored to uncover her secrets and your favourite places on board.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Queen Mary 2 provides you with a wealth of engaging experiences to keep you entertained day and night. From the glamorous Royal Night Balls on one of the largest dance floors at sea, to the excitement of the Empire Casino or Royal Court Theatre
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.
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.
Enrichment programs and lectures on contemporary and classical subjects are popular features on Cunard cruises. Queen Elizabeth covers a wide range of activities from ballroom dancing to computing lessons.
The ship features a fantastic array of health and fitness facilities for passengers that wish to stay active or relax and be pampered. These include, a spa, a fitness centre, a games deck, sports courts and much more.
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.
For younger cruise passengers, there are a number of facilities available to keep them entertained. Running primarily during the school holidays, kids clubs are available for children or teens travelling on Queen Mary 2.
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.
Queens Grill and Princess Grill passengers are automatically charged $13.50 per person per day. Britannia passengers are charged $11.50 per person per day. A 15% gratuity is applied to all bar purchases. Spa treatments have a 12.5% gratuity included in the prices.
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