The Queen Mary 2 is a luxurious ocean liner that takes a note from the Golden Age of Ocean Travel. The opulence extends to every aspect of the ship – from staterooms to common areas like the dining rooms, ballrooms, theatres, lounges, and the Planetarium. Dining aboard the Queen Mary 2 is a gastronomic experience. Guests can choose from many dining venues, including Todd English, the Boardwalk Café, Sir Samuel’s or the Golden Lion (traditional British pubs), and the Queen’s Room, the perfect place for afternoon tea. The myriad of bars and lounges are the perfect place to unwind with the wines or spirits of your choice. Entertainment on board is sure to please the entire family, from kid’s shows to enrichment lectures to Broadway-style shows. There is something for everyone aboard the Queen Mary 2.
- Entered Service: 2004
- Home Port: Southampton, UK
- Port of Registry: Hamilton, Bermuda
- Speed: 28 knots
- Gross Tonnage: 151,400 GRT
- Guest Capacity: 2,620
- No. of Crew: 1253
- Length: 1,132 feet
- Width: 131 feet
- Draft: 32 feet
Bars and Lounges
Order your favourite cocktail from the Chart Room's fabulous drinks menu while gentle classical music or jazz provides the background to your pre-dinner conversations, with maritime displays and nautically themed decor.
An extensive selection of fine cigars and a wonderful selection of rare Cognacs, Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Plantation Rums and vintage Calvados all serve to enhance the air of refinement amongst the sophisticated dark woods and soft leather chairs in Churchill's.
Majestically overlooking the bow of Queen Mary 2 and providing 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.
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.
Golden Lion Pub
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 & chips and cottage pie.
The intimate Grills lounge is for the exclusive enjoyment of Grill Suite guests. Discover new teas with our Tea Sommelier or enjoy traditional afternoon tea served by white-gloved waiters, or later in the day, a pre-dinner drink with friends and fellow guests.
Here is your 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 or sample afternoon tea of traditional scones with clotted cream, cakes and delicate sandwiches served by white-gloved waiters.
Home to the popular Sailaway parties, you can enjoy a glass of Champagne and get in the mood for your first exciting night on board.
You will discover the Pavilion Pool and bar located on Deck 12. On sunny days, the retractable roof may be opened enabling guests to enjoy the weather and fresh sea air. After a leisurely swim, sit back in one of the 2 whirlpools and take full advantage of the poolside drinks from the bar.
Veuve Clicquot Champagne Bar
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.
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 art auction, or meet up with friends for an evening of drinks and soft piano music.
Leisure & Entertainment
Each day with Queen Mary 2 provides you with a wealth of engaging experiences. Waltz across the largest ballroom afloat in the footsteps of legendary stars of the silver screen. Broaden your horizons with a variety of Cunard Insights lectures and stimulating workshops. Or, unwind in the exclusive Canyon Ranch SpaClub, the most luxurious spa at sea. A Transatlantic cruise on Queen Mary 2 provides the perfect opportunity to fully engage in the wonderful entertainment programme on offer with seven days to do exactly as you please.
In warm weather, 9 deck is the place to be with a choice of two inviting swimming pools. Pampering is par of the course too, with four whirlpools and a range of indulgent treatments in the Cunard Royal Spa & Fitness Centre. For relaxation of the mind, browse an array of titles in the library where rich wood panelling, stained glass and a spiral staircase create a haven of tranquility.
Savour the pleasure of Afternoon Tea served by white-gloved waiters. Or browse the latest trends at the Royal Arcade's exclusive boutiques and treat yourself to a new outfit for the evening.
Stroll through the Art Gallery and bid at the auction or join a watercolour class and create a masterpiece of your own. Our Cunard Insights programme includes a wide variety of guest speakers to inspire you.
Immerse yourself completely in the Cunard Royal Spa and Fitness Centre with a blissful massage or choose from many other treatments. Or perhaps you'd prefer to engross yourself in a novel from the magnificent and ornate library.
There is plenty of choice for the more energetic from fitness classes and sports courts, to swimming and traditional deck sports such as quoits and shuffleboard. Maybe try your hand at something completely new in one of our fencing classes - the first at sea.
The Zone & Play Zone
Younger members of the family will not want to leave The Play Zone filled with toys, games and activities. As the younger children delight in the soft play area you can be certain that they are in the best care with our certified Early Years staff. A range of engaging activities will be thoughtfully prepared by our youth staff including sports, arts and crafts and a disco, as well as themed days such as Pirate Day! The teen area, with its games consoles and relaxed layout provides an ideal setting for older children to meet and make new friends.
Please note that children must be a minimum of one-year-old (two-years old for 2012 itineraries) to participate in the Nursery without parental supervision. Children under one-year-old are welcome, provided they are accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times.
Queen Victoria's grand and elegant public rooms are each dedicated to setting the right tone for your relaxation and pleasure. In the Royal Court Theatre, three levels create a grand auditorium and intricately fronted private boxes provide extra glamour in a setting worthy of scintillating entertainment. The Commodore Club gloriously recalls our rich heritage as you contemplate what lies beyond the horizon or watch the sun set over the bow. Your perspective from Hemispheres, with its domed glass roof, is equally spectacular.
Waltz your way around the dance floor in the elegant Queens Room to the strains of the Orchestra's strings. Or perhaps you would like to swing your hips to the resident band in Hemispheres. There is something for everyone on board Queen Victoria.
Take your seat for a spectacular stage show in the magnificent three-level Royal Court Theatre with the first private theatre boxes at sea or sit back and enjoy a screening of you favourite movie.
Enjoy the beautiful sounds from our on board musicians from Jazz to String Quartets, Pianists to Harpists in a variety of times and venues on your voyage.
Enjoy a flutter in the casino, test your minds in the pub quiz or grab the microphone for a karaoke sing song, there are plenty of ways you can join in and meet other guests.
A vast array of Queen Victoria enrichment and lecture programmes are available to expand your horizons and take you to places you have always dreamed about. Knowledge is yours for the taking through Cunard Insights.
With Cunard's Insights, you can 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, award wining novelists, biographers and acclaimed actors and film makers.
The Cunard Book Club offers the opportunity for thought-provoking literary discussions among our guests each voyage. Book Club selections will change quarterly and are reflective of the interests of each ship's guests. Each Book Club meeting will be led by the ship's Librarian or one of the Hostesses, who will provide a short history of the author and lead the discussion.
Royal Astronomical Society
The Royal Astronomical Society (RAS), founded in 1820, encourages and promotes the study of astronomy, solar-system science, geophysics and closely related branches of science. Cunard is proud to present the Royal Astronomical Society speakers on board selected voyages, offering you the opportunity to learn about the constellations, meteorites, space travel and to participate in star gazing on deck (weather permitting).
Queens Grill Experience
Queen Mary 2's most luxurious suites command their own reserved table in the elegant, single-seating Queens Grill restaurant. When it comes to exclusive luxury touches, our Queens Grill Experience is in a league of its own as Wedgwood china and jewel-like Waterford crystal gleam in the intimate lighting. Our a la carte menu sparkles with exquisite creations, though feel free to make any culinary request you wish. This is, after all, the domain of the truly discerning ocean voyager.
Princess Grill Experience
If you're staying in one of our luxurious Princess Suites, then savour the sublime creations of the Princess Grill Restaurant. The flourishes of red and silver create a regal ambience in this single seating restaurant, where crisply attired waiters greet you warmly and present flawless culinary offerings from the award-winning a la carte menu. In every respect, this is an experience fully deserving of rich acclaim.
The Britannia Experience
Make a grand descent down the sweeping staircase of the two-deck-high Britannia Restaurant and Queen Mary 2's main dining room, which lavishly recalls the grand dining salons of ocean travel's golden age. Here, sublime culinary experiences unfold as our talented chefs imaginatively interpret delicate regional flavours and mouth-watering international dishes.
Guests in our AA Britannia Club Balcony category may take their reserved table when they wish in this single seating club-like private salon. This intimate dining room offers special a la carte selections in addition to the succulent Britannia Restaurant menu.
The Luxury of Choice
Beautiful decor with intimate alcoves overlooking the pool terrace complement speciality dishes such as Pumpkin Puree Love Letters and Porterhouse of Lamb. Designed by renowned Chef Todd English, famous for his restaurants in many US cities.
The Boardwalk Cafe is near the sun deck and provides the opportunity to enjoy a snack in the sunshine and open air. Only a short distance from the shuffleboard area, the cafe provides a refreshing break from your sporting and sunbathing endeavours!
In the morning enjoy a delicious breakfast selection of Danish pastries and muffins. Lunchtime selections include a range of freshly baked quiches and sandwiches. The mid-afternoon menu offers cakes such as deep dish cheesecake and Alsace Apple Tart, whilst evening brings an opportunity to enjoy your favourite wine, served with an assortment of cheese.
Drop in for lunch and enjoy traditional pub favourites such as fish and chips, a tasty ploughmans or shepherd's pie. A perfect selection is found in the authentic, pub style menus at a standard you would expect from Cunard Line.
Enjoy a casual breakfast, lunch or late-night buffet. Evenings transform into four intimate venues; Lotus: Asian cuisine, the Carvery: British-style carved roasts, La Piazza: Italian cuisine and the Chef's Galley: watch the chef reveal culinary secrets.
Sample Afternoon Tea of traditional scones, cakes and delicate sandwiches served by white-gloved waiters whilst appreciating the excellent sea views.