• Queen Elizabeth cruise ship
Rating:  
 (26  votes)

Cruise line: Cunard Line

Current cruise:
14 days to Mediterranean-East
24 Oct, 2014 - 07 Nov, 2014

Special features

Passengers Capacity: 2300
Crew Capacity: 1000
Passengers space ratio: 39,17
Passenger decks: 13
Dining rooms: 7
Casino: Yes
Theater: Yes
Lifts (elevators): 13
Pools: 3
Jacuzzis: 6

Technical specifications

Builder:FINCANTIERI CANTIERI NAVALI ITALIANI S.P.A.
IMO number:9477438
Year built:2010
Speed:24 knots
Flag:Bermuda   Bermuda
Length:294 m
Tonnage:90901
This ship gained 4 star of total 26 votes.
Entertainment Fitness & Leisure Others
Karaoke
Casino
Quizzes
Theatre
Cinema
Royal Night Theme Ball
Superb Club
Library
Golden Lion Pub 
 
Royal Spa
Promenade Deck
Games Deck
Deck Sports
Dance Classes
Gymnasium
Sports Courts
Fitness Classes 
 
Royal Arcade
Book Shop
Garden Parties
Images Photo Gallery
Clarendon Fine Art
Computer Centre
Cunard Place
Cunard Insights
Book Club
Cunard ConneXions
Cunarders' Gallery 
   

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.