Cunard is one of the best known brands in cruising, and has been satisfying passengers since the Britannia in 1840, and now operates 3 ships, with a 4th on order. Watch the short video at the bottom of the page for an insight of what is available on a Cunard ship.
- Queen Elizabeth
- Queen Victoria
- Queen Mary 2
- TBA (from 2022)
Queen Elizabeth is the newest Cunarder, having joined the fleet in October 2010. Queen Victoria joined in December 2007 and Queen Mary 2 (also known as QM2) in January 2004. This first video shows the history of Cunard and then read on for more details.
Cunard offers more traditional and longer voyages than many other cruise lines. The ships offer spacious public areas and elegant surroundings, as well as high quality cuisine. The level of accommodation you choose, determines which restaurant you will eat in onboard. Guests in Britannia inside, ocean view or balcony staterooms will be allocated a table on 1st or 2nd sitting dinner in the Britannia Restaurant, while guests in Britannia Club balcony staterooms will be able to dine in the Britannia Club Restaurant, at a time to suit them (generally between 6.30pm and 8.30pm). Guests in the Princess Grill Suites and Queen’s Grill Suites will dine in the respective Grill Restaurant, again at a time to suit them.
A cruise with Cunard offers you the chance to dress up and look glamorous, with more formal nights than many other cruise lines. Having said that, each of the 3 ships has a restaurant where you can eat in the evenings if you prefer smart casual to formal. These are the Kings Court on QM2, and the Lido restaurant on Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria. For more details about the Dress Code follow the link. For more details on smoking onboard Cunard ships click on the following link Cunard Smoking Policy.
Please note the following policy, with regard to children being in their own cabin – “Children under the age of 16 years old are not permitted to travel in a cabin alone. They must be accompanied by an adult of 16 years or over in the same cabin. Where one of the children is 16 or over they can travel in a cabin of their own however, they must be ‘escorted’ with an adult over 18 in a separate cabin”
With Cunard the following items are all included within the price you pay for your holiday: –
- All meals in your allocated restaurant, as well as casual dining in other locations onboard
- A 24 hour complimentary room service menu is available
- Tea, Coffee and Fruit Juice is available 24 hours a day
- A full programme of entertainment, both during the day and at night
- Children’s facilities include a range of activities for ages 2 to 17
- Flights and transfers if booked as part of a fly cruise package
Cunard offers the following fare grades Cunard Fare, Early Saver and Saver Fares.
View my Facebook album of photos I took on Queen Elizabeth
View my Facebook album of photos I took at the Queen Elizabeth Naming Ceremony
View my Facebook album of photos I took on Queen Mary 2
View my Facebook album of photos I took on Queen Victoria
Watch a short video I took on Queen Elizabeth
Watch a short video I took at the Queen Elizabeth Naming Ceremony
Watch a short video I took onboard Queen Mary 2
Watch a short video I took on Queen Victoria
Read my review of Queen Mary 2
(Page updated August 2016)