Queen Elizabeth

Cruise Ship details

Queen Elizabeth ship cruise

Cruise line
Cunard Line

Current cruise:
14 days, Northern Capitals
30 Jun, 2015 - 14 Jul, 2015

Cruise schedulesCurrent position
Special features
Passengers Capacity2300
Crew Capacity1000
Passengers space ratio39,17
Passenger decks13
Dining rooms7
Lifts (elevators)13
Technical Specifications
IMO number9477438
Year built2010
Flagflag Bermuda
Queen Elizabeth deck plans deck icon

Cunard's newest luxurious ocean cruise liner, Queen Elizabeth, or also known as QE, arrived in Oct 2010 whern she was named in a grandiose ceremony by Her Majesty The Queen Elizabeth. Reminding the rich inheritance of the 1st Cunarder to bear the name, her stylishness both echoes that legendary age and improves her luxury modern charm.

Queen Elizabeth cruise liner is quite similar in many aspects to its sibling, Queen Victoria - in most of the design, cabins and enrichment programs. The decor indefinably feels lighter; chic, geometric Art Deco-inspired interiors unlike to the heavier Victoriana.

There is beautiful artwork, rich Italian marble, polished wood and soft light on everywhere, diffused by glittering chandeliers. The rippling sounds of a harp, soft piano or gentle jazz trio throughout the public places emphasize the whole feeling of old-fashioned glamour.

There isn't neon or glitz on this vessel, and there are some gimmicks. Instead of capturing the public's imagination with water slides and high-tech discos, Cunard cruise company cashes in on its awesome inheritance, a sense of cause and old-fashioned pursuits like ballroom-dancing, lawn bowls or afternoon tea in the Garden Lounge.

The Britannia Club, which is 1 of 4 basic dining rooms, replaces the Chart Room bar which is on the cruise vessel Queen Victoria, while the Todd English specialty restaurant, featured on both of Cunard's other vessels, becomes The Verandah. This restaurant, managed by Cunard's executive chief, is remindful of the glory days of the 1st Queen Elizabeth and Queen Mary, on which The Verandah Grill was regarded as the finest restaurant at ocean. Also new is an AstroTurf-covered Games Deck, devoted to traditional English garden exercises. The Midships Bar, which is another much-loved Cunard's feature, is back, as is the Yacht Club nightspot, which is a lounge fondly remembered by fans of QE2 for its late-night dancing. Despite that Cunard is American owned cruise company, there's no lack of British icons such as a Fortnum & Mason hamper ordering service, Harris Tweed for sale and a sunlit Garden Lounge that's spiritual by the glass houses of Kew Gardens.

Queen Elizabeth Fellow Passengers

Who is sailing on Queen Elizabeth cruise liner depends on where the vessel is heading to. Ex-Southampton cruises necessarily attract a lot of Brits. The handful of mini-cruises which operate every year are a big opportunity for 1st-timers to give a try to Cunard and whip up a more economically various crowd than usual. The annual world cruise draws a mixture from every place of the world, though there are large numbers of well-heeled Americans and Brits. Shorter sailings attract Americans and Brits, but Cunard's cruises are also very successful in the markets in Japan and Germany. 

Queen Elizabeth Dress Code

There's a 3-tier dress code on Queen Elizabeth cruise liner: Casual, semiformal and formal, with 2 formal nights every week (just 1 on the mini-cruise voyage). Casual dress code is jacket-and-tie for men in any of the dining rooms. Semiformal includes a smarter suit for men and cocktail wear for dammes. On formal nights, there isn't limit to the glamour; this is the vessel on which to bring out your most impressive jewels and ballgowns. People make a big effort to dress up, with a lot of long dresses on formal night. On the world cruise, big money is apparent, and wardrobe scheduling is really important.

Queen Elizabeth Gratuity

Cunard is recommending 11 dollars per person, per day, for Britannia-grade cabins and $13 per day for Grills. And also 15 % service is included to all drinks and spa treatments, and there's a line left blank on the chit for the additional tip. The daily gratuities are automatically included onto cruisers' onboard account.