Queen Elizabeth

Queen Elizabeth Review and Specifications

Specifications of Queen Elizabeth

Year built2010  /  Age : 9
Flag state United Kingdom
BuilderFincantieri (Monfalcone, Italy)
Building costGBP 350 million (USD 560 million)
OwnerCarnival Corporation & PLC
OperatorCunard Line
Speed24 kn / 44 kph / 28 mph
Length (LOA)293 m / 961 ft
Beam (width)32 m / 105 ft
Gross Tonnage90901 gt
Passengers2077 - 2503
Crew900
Passengers-to-space ratio36
Decks12
Cabins1043
Decks with cabins7
Last Refurbishment2018
Christened byHM Queen Elizabeth II (The Queen of UK)

Current itinerary of Queen Elizabeth

Queen Elizabeth current cruise is 38 days, one-way from Southampton to Melbourne. The itinerary starts on 03 Jan, 2019 and ends on 10 Feb, 2019.

Date / TimePort
03 Jan      Departing from Southampton, England   
05 Jan     Vigo, Spain   
07 Jan     Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal   
16 Jan     Walvis Bay, Namibia   
18 Jan - 19 Jan     Cape Town, South Africa   
21 Jan     Port Elizabeth, South Africa   
26 Jan     Saint-Denis, Reunion Island   
27 Jan     Port Louis, Mauritius Island   
04 Feb     Fremantle, Perth, Western Australia   
05 Feb     Margaret River, Western Australia   
08 Feb     Adelaide, South Australia   
10 Feb      Arriving in Melbourne, Victoria Australia   

Review of Queen Elizabeth

Launched in 2010, MS Queen Elizabeth cruise ship is the newest Cunard fleet member, together with MS Queen Victoria (2007) and RMS Queen Mary 2 (2004). Cunard's newest liner will enter service in 2022.

History - construction and ownership

Cunard Line is a British-American cruise line brand, operated by Carnival UK and owned by Carnival Corporation (shipowner). Cunard is headquartered in Southampton (England UK) and is among world's oldest passenger shipping companies. In 2015, Cunard Line celebrated its 175th anniversary.

MS Queen Elizabeth cruise ship (Cunard)

The 2300-passenger cruise liner Queen Elizabeth is Cunard's newest luxurious ocean cruise liner. QE appeared in October 2010 when she was named in a grandiose ceremony by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth. Reminding the rich inheritance of the first Cunarder to bear the name, her stylishness both echoes that legendary age and improves her luxury modern charm. QE- the running mate to Queen Mary 2 and Queen Victoria has a modified design and is slightly larger than Queen Victoria, having more vertical stern.

On the 10th of October 2007 the name of the ship was announced by Cunard. After Queen Elizabeth 2 retired in 2008, the company operates three vessels. The ship was named as Queen Elizabeth, similarly to what happened between 1940 and 1948- then the original QE was in service the same time as the Royal Navy battleship- the HMS Queen Elizabeth. The Royal Navy, six year after joining the fleet, plans to introduce into service the aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth in 2016. In October 2011 together with the other Cunard’s queens,

The cruise ship changed registries to Hamilton, Bermuda– this decision was taken in order to the hosting of weddings aboard. Who is sailing on Queen Elizabeth 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 first-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.

With her black hull, white structure and red funnel signals, externally Cunard Queen Elizabeth has the charm of company’s heritage, following Cunard’s tradition. Modern luxury and the best of Cunard’s values, are what guests can expect onboard.

The ship is identical in design to the other ship of the fleet- Queen Victoria, although passenger’s capacity is slightly higher because of the steeper stern. This difference is the reason why the largest suites at Cunard Queen Elizabeth stern have smaller balconies. The games deck is covered by roof at the end of deck 11, which is not similar to the sports deck on Queen Victoria with her not continuous canvas covering. RMS Queen Elizabeth's original whistle was used to make a copy of it for the new ship.

Unlike previous Cunard ships, this is not a true liner, as not having heavy plating throughout the hull and also not having propulsion system. The bow of QE is constructed with heavier plating in order to cope with Transatlantic run. Also, the ship has high freeboard. Queen Mary 2 costs about $300,000 US per berth, which is nearly double the cost of other contemporary cruise ships. That is why Cunard based Queen Elizabeth on a Vista-class ship design, thus making an economical decision.

The ship's decor is different from Queen Victoria’s, although with identical interior arrangements. As a tribute to the previous Elizabeths- the original one and the QE2, this cruise ship evokes the 1930s, when Cunard’s first QE was launched. A feature on Queen Mary 2, not available on Queen Victoria is the Britannia Club section of the restaurant, featured on Cunard Queen Elizabeth. This way passengers in Britannia staterooms are allowed to use single seating dining arrangements, not having to upgrade to more expensive, Grills classes.

Cruise itinerary program

Queen Elizabeth itinerary program each year has a World Cruise leaving roundtrip from Southampton UK, with several one-way itinerary segments. The liner also sails in Europe (Canaries, Mediterranean and UK mini cruises), leaving from Southampton.

In Februray 2018, Cunard announced that for season 2019-2020, the cruise liner will be deployed in Australia to serve a 101-day program. During this season (December 2019 through March 2020), the ship had scheduled 6 roundtrips from Melbourne and 2 roundtrips from Sydney NSW on itineraries to Tasmania, New Zealand, South Australia, Papua New Guinea (14-day from Sydney, with maiden port calls to Conflict Islands and Kiriwina / Trobriand Islands).

For season 2019 (February-March), the ship had a 54-day long Australian itinerary program with departures from Sydney NSW and Melbourne.

In 2019 and 2020, the liner offers an unique for Cunard Line Alaskan cruisetour program based on roundtrips from Vancouver BC (read more in the Wiki section).

Cabins

Most Queen Elizabeth staterooms are 240-470-sq.foot Balcony rooms. There are a total of 1055 staterooms (of which 127 Suites, 572 Balcony, 126 Inside rooms, 9 Single) in 20 categories. QE also has 20 Wheelchair-accessible rooms. The largest aboard Elizabeth are the Grand Suites (2130 ft2). 85% of all cabins are outside, with 71% of them, featuring balconies. The Princess and Queens Grill suites are situated around the ship, with excellent views, or in the midships, where balconies are deeper. Most of the top suites are on Deck 7, in addition to Queens Grill penthouses, two Master and two Grand Suites which include huge balconies, separate dining areas and whirlpool baths. These are named after the knighted Cunard Commodores. The Master Suites have a bath with sea view, and the top category- the Grand Suites offer outdoor dining and wraparound balcony. Queens and Princess Grill offer personalized stationery and marble bathrooms. The intimate Grill restaurants offer exceptional menus (with sophisticated creams and browns that glitter crystal and gold) and exciting sea views- located on Deck 11. The doors open to the Courtyard, and steps will lead you to the upper Grills Terrace, providing more exclusivity than the lower one, available for all guests.

Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

Four main dining rooms and the Verandah- an alternative restaurant, the Lido- a buffet and a changing specialty option, are Queen Elizabeth suggestions. The Britannia Restaurant is the main dining room on board the ship, where everyone dines except the Grills and Britannia Club cabins. You may choose between two seating- 6,00p.m. and 8,30p.m. Britannia is open for full served breakfast on sea days from 8,00a.m. to 9,30a.m., on port days from 7,30a.m. to 9,00a.m.; lunch is from 12,30p.m. to 2,00p.m., open seating at both. A wide choice is on the dinner menu- five appetizers, six entrees (two of which vegetarian choices), two salads, six desserts, including cheese.

MS Queen Elizabeth cruise ship (Cunard)

A step up from Britannia is the Britannia Club, which is a separate room for inhabitants of top-grade Britannia cabins. The menu is as in Britannia, the atmosphere- more exclusive, dinner is from 6,30p.m. to 9,00p.m., open seating, breakfast and lunch served also there. The two Grill restaurants are on Deck 10, accessible with special keycards, sharing outdoor terrace with a splashing fountain, sheltered by high walls. The Princess Grill’s menu is similar to Britannia, but with more items and a la carte menu. The Queens Grill’s menu is with bigger a la carte menu and you can have what you want.

The Verandah Restaurant on Deck 2 offers really outstanding food, and is available to all passengers. It is open from 6,30p.m. to 9,00p.m., for lunch from 12,00p.m. to 1,30p.m. If you dine there you will enjoy a really luxury cruise. The Lido is a 24-hour casual dining venue on Deck 9. Breakfast is served from 4,00a.m. to 11,30a.m., and is followed by lunch until 3,00p.m., afternoon tea is at 6,00p.m., dinner- from 6,00p.m. to 11,00p.m., snacks available through the night. Other dining venues are Cafe Carinthia on Deck 3, which is open from 7,00a.m. and serves breakfast- pastries, lunch- quiches and salads and afternoon tea. The Lido and the Queens Room offer afternoon tea and sandwiches, burgers, pasta and other, as well as the menu from dining rooms.

The Britannia Club, which is one of the four basic QE dining rooms, replaced the Chart Room bar which is available on Cunard's Queen Victoria, while the Todd English specialty restaurant, featured on both QM2 and QV, became The Verandah. This restaurant, managed by Cunard's executive chief, is remindful of the glory days of the first Queen Elizabeth and Queen Mary, on which The Verandah Grill was regarded as the finest restaurant at sea. 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.

When you book you may request a sitting. The Britannia restaurant has two for dinner - at 6 p.m. and at 8.30 p.m. Princess Grill and Queens Grill do not have sittings - when they are open, you can dine any time you choose. A note for confirmation sitting and table number will be left in your stateroom when you board. Lunch and breakfast do not require allocated tables or sittings.

During the day, passengers definitely tend towards country club casual dress code. At night, even when it isn't a formal-designated evening, people dress anyway. There are three dress codes in the main restaurants after 6 p.m. each evening - which one applies each night you will be told in pre-voyage documentation and daily program in your stateroom: Formal (men - dinner jacket with a black tie or dark business suit; women- evening dress); Semi-formal (men- jacket and a tie; women - cocktail dress/trouser suit); Elegant casual (men - a jacket, tie is optional; women - skirt, dress or trousers). Shorts and T-shirts or shorts are not permitted!

Follows the complete list of Queen Elizabeth restaurants and food bars.

  • Verandah Restaurant (French specialty restaurant at surcharge)
  • Britannia Restaurant (1351-seat, 2-level Dining Room; serves open-seating Breakfast and Lunch. Dinners are waiter-served, with 2 assigned sittings at 6 or 8:30 p.m. Inside is the Britannia Club which is a private dining room for Britannia Club Balcony guests)
  • Britannia Club Restaurant (single-seating, complimentary dining venue for “AA” Balcony Room guests only)
  • Lido Restaurant (450-seat buffet-style restaurant for Breakfast and Lunch; In two of its sections are offered itinerary-inspired dishes for dinner)
  • Winter Garden Lounge (supper club/formal dining venue; features gourmet food and Afternoon Champagne Tea)
  • Queens Grill Restaurant (142-seat, for Queens Grill Suite guests; with regular and an “a la carte” menu)
  • Princess Grill Restaurant (132-seat, Princess Grill Suite guests only; open-sitting, with the same menu as at the Queens Grill)
  • The Courtyard Restaurant (40-seat; serves Grills staterooms guests only).

Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

Queen Elizabeth cruise liner is quite similar in many aspects to her 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 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.

MS Queen Elizabeth cruise ship (Cunard)

Live music is played all over the ship. If you enjoy evening drinks in Midships bar or Café Carinthia, listen to the pianist and the harpist in the Grand Lobby. The Golden Lion pub presents a singing pianist, quizzes, karaoke. Every day dancing, morning, noon and night on Queen Elizabeth- most in the Queens Room built for the purpose, gold and blue. A large dance floor and stage for band complete the picture. Single ladies are accompanied by gentleman hosts. Jazz concerts and piano recitals are also held there. Every few nights Royal Balls are organized in the Queens Room. Other evening events are shows in the theatre, with 20 V.I.P. boxes. Forward is the Empire Casino and the Golden Lion pub. The pub is cosy and modelled as a British pub, is cosy enough. Roulette, Texas Hold’em, BlackJack and numerous slots are available in the casino- a nonsmoking area. The only smokers places are on balconies, the starboard side on Decks 3 and 10, in Churchill’s Lounge on Deck 10. The Midships Bar has seating around a marble bar and comfortable armchairs. In Queens Room, where a lot of people gather each evening drinks are also served. Bigger lounges and bars are on Decks 9 and 10.

Family-oriented in terms of facilities, Queen Elizabeth has the look of a “grown up” ship. For that reason families might feel better on P&O or Princess lines. The Zone on Deck 10 is a teenagers’ room for computer games, air hockey, Xbox, and for the smaller ones QE suggests a colorful children’s playroom full with toys. Outdoor deck space is featured, as well. These operate on port days only, but you better book in advance.

Cunard cruise ship weddings, ceremonies and parties could be held in some of the QE's lounges. There is no chapel on board the QE ship.

Follows the complete list of Queen Elizabeth lounges, clubs and other entertainment venues for kids, teens and adults.

  • Royal Court Theatre (832-seat, 3-deck, with a giant movie screen; hosts high-tech visual programs, grand musical productions and shows, as well as theatrical spectacles, performances by the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art)
  • iStudy (Cunard ConneXions; separate meeting rooms featuring Internet computers); Internet Centre
  • Grand Lobby Atrium (with a grand piano, grand sweeping staircase, interior glass-wall lifts)
  • Golden Lion Pub (116-seat traditional British pub bar; features a large selection of UK and international beers, large-size TVs, live entertainment, small dance floor)
  • Empire Casino (222-seat, 6000 ft2 / 610 m2; with 115 slots and 11 gambling tables, served by Casino Bar)
  • Queens Arcade (quiet area for relaxation with panoramic views)
  • Cunard Place (nautically themed museum); Clarendon Fine Art gallery; Images Gallery (photo gallery)
  • Cunard ConneXions (a complex of 3 rooms which host onboard events)
  • Chart Room (cocktail bar with live jazz)
  • Queens Room (2-level formal dancing ballroom; hosts evening dancing parties and daily dance lessons)
  • Veuve Cliquot (Champagne Bar); Cafe Carinthia (patisserie, specialty teas and coffees bar); Midships Bar & Lounge
  • Royal Arcade (boutique shops, top name brands); Fortnum and Mason Shop
  • The Alcove (a quiet room with a big jigsaw puzzle); Card Room
  • Royal Spa & Fitness Centre (size 20000 ft2 / 1860 m2, 2-level; with a Spa, Thalassotherapy Pool, Thermal Suite, Finnish and Herbal Saunas, Treatment Rooms, Relaxation Lounge, Aromatic Steam Room, Beauty Salon)
  • Fitness Centre (Gym Room and Weights area; with exercise bikes, Elliptical machines, treadmills, steppers, rowing machines, yoga mats; has Aerobics Room for classes)
  • The Library (with a large book selection - over 6000 volumes)
  • Pavilion Pool (with 2 Whirlpools and poolside Bar); Lido Pool (with 2 Whirlpools, Bar and Grill)
  • Commodore Club (indoor observation lounge with panoramic windows and live piano music)
  • Admiral’s Lounge (premium liquors)
  • Churchill’s Cigar Lounge (smokers room with a selection of fine liquors and cigars)
  • The Yacht Club Lounge & Disco (nautically themed, glass-domed)
  • The PlayZone (indoor/outdoor kids area for children 7+ yo); The Zone (for children 8 to 12 yo); Teen Zone (teenagers club area)
  • Games Deck (glass-domed; with tennis court, shuffleboard, croquet, quoits, giant chess, golf simulators, first time at sea complimentary fencing lessons)
  • The Terrace (private outdoor area, Grill passengers only); The Grills Lounge (Grill Suites guests only).

Queen Elizabeth wiki

For Cunard Queen Elizabeth cruise ship review, you can visit QueenElizabethCruises.net (history, facts, information, photos, videos, world cruise itinerary maps).

Queen Elizabeth is currently Cunard's newest liner, with fleetmates Queen Victoria and RMS Queen Mary 2. As vessel design, Elizabeth is similar to Arcadia, Coral Princess, Island Princess, Costa Luminosa, Costa Deliziosa.

HM Queen Elizabeth II is ship's godmother. The naming ceremony was on October 11, 2010. The British monarch also christened Cunard's RMS Queen Mary 2, and in 1967 - Queen Elizabeth II (QE2, ceased operations in 2008).

Ship's maiden voyage started on October 12, 2010, leaving from Southampton to Canaries (Spanish autonomy territory). The inaugural cruise visited Lisbon, Cadiz, Tenerife (Gran Canaria), Santa Cruz de la Palma and Funchal (Madeira Island, Portugal).

On January 13, 2011, all 3 Cunard liners met in USA (New York City) on a second Royal Rendezvouz, to commemorate the second year after the first Royal Rendezvous. On this occasion, Elizabeth and Victoria crossed together the Atlantic Ocean. All three Cunard ships gathered again in Southampton on June 5, 2012, to celebrate HM's diamond jubilee. A month later (on July 15), for the firs time ever Queen Elizabeth and QM2 docked together in Hamburg (Germany).

In October 2011, the vessel changed its registry (flag-state) from UK to Bermuda, which allows cruise wedding ceremonies to be held on the ship. The word “Southampton” on the stern was replaced with “Hamilton”.

On March 12, 2013, the cruise liner passed by RMS Queen Mary - an earlier Cunard fleet member. QM is now permanently docked at Long Beach CA (Los Angeles), serving as ship hotel.

For its first year of service, Queen Elizabeth did around 142,000 miles (230,000 km) of cruising to 100+ different destinations. Among the many celebrities who participated in ship's onboard show programs were Ruth Scott, lord Jeffrey Archer, Brian Hoey. Ship's first birthday was celebrated in Malta (Port Valletta) on October 12, 2011.

Operated regularly and starting in January each year, Queen Elizabeth offers Cunard World Cruise deals with affordable pricing, popular destinations and big-city ports to visit around the world.

On March 13, 2017, the ship departed on its ever first cruise leaving roundtrip from Japan (Kobe). The 7-day itinerary (March 13-20) came after the local municipal government asked Cunard to schedule a Kobe-based cruise as in 2017 Port Kobe celebrated its 150th anniversary. The voyage included the Japanese ports Kagoshima, Busan, Hiroshima and Kochi. This "surprise cruise" became part of liner's 2017 world voyage.

CLIA's "2017 Summit at Sea" conference (May 9-17, 2017) was held onboard the ship. The itinerary (May 8-12) was roundtrip from Southampton to Hamburg.

In 2019, Cunard repositioned the liner for a 2-month long season in Australia (February-March), with departures from homeports Melbourne and Sydney on 7 cruises to NZ, South Australia and Tasmania. For ship's Australian deployment, Cunard partnered with 4 local brands (R.M.Williams / fashion, Akubra Hats, Starward Whisky / distillery, and Australian Dance Theatre). Under the Starward distillery partnership, the ship carried "The Seafarer" (225-litre barrel of the boutique whisky). It was loaded in Sydney NSW and positioned on the top deck to spend 12 months around the world, then will be opened in February 2019 at the Australian season's start. The partnership with Australian Dance Theatre will result in live performances, along with onboard dance classes and workshops.

Cunard cruises Alaska 2019-2020

In 2019, MS Queen Elizabeth had scheduled Cunard's fisrt ever Alaskan cruise season in over 20 years. The 27-day Pacific Ocean crossing itinerary (Asia-Alaska repositioning, May 5-31, 2019, Yokohama to Vancouver) included as call ports AomoriSapporoKodiakJuneauAnchorageSkagwaySitkaKetchikanIcy Strait Point. Cunard's 2019 Alaskan program included all four 10-night long roundtrips out of Vancouver to Tracy Arm Fjord and Hubbard Glacier.

On Queen Elizabeth, Cunard offers culturally-rich shipboard programming for all 2019 cruises to Alaska. The program includes four 10-day roundtrips (themed ‘The Last Frontier") with departures from Vancouver BC (2019 departure dates - May 21 and 31, June 10 and 20), with call ports Icy Strait Point, Juneau, Ketchikan, Sitka, Victoria BC and Skagway. Highlights include scenic cruising through Inside Passage, Hubbard Glacier and Tracy Arm Fjord. Cunard’s 2019 Alaskan program includes the following special onboard amenities:

  • Lectures by Dr Rachel Cartwright - naturalist with 20+ years of experience in Alaska
  • Live performances by Alaska Native Voices and members of Huna Tinglet tribe
  • Presentations by LaDonna Rose Gundersen - cookbook author and commercial fisherwoman
  • Dedicated in-cabin TV entertainment, including documentary series “The Ketchikan Story”
  • Complimentary hot cocoa and blankets provided on Sun Deck
  • Live Navigation Bridge commentaries

With Queen Elizabeth, Cunard also spends a full 2020 season in Alaska (June through September). Due to high demand, the Alaskan 2020 program is doubled in comparison to 2019, featuring 10 roundtrips from Vancouver (ranging 9 to 12 days) plus one cruise to San Francisco (overnight on Independence Day).

Each Alaskan voyage offers popular destinations along the coast of British Columbia (Canada) and Alaska (USA), and longer port times in Juneau, Ketchikan, Skagway, Sitka. In addition, these voyages offer scenic cruising in Inside Passage, Hubbard Glacier and along Sawyer Glacier (Endicott Arm and Tracy Arm). Cunard customers also can combine these itineraries into B2Bs (back-to-back cruises). Cunard's 2020 Alaskan cruises include:

  • 10-day "Alaska Voyage" roundtrip from Vancouver (June 2-12, 2019), fares start from USD 1600 pp.
  • 3-day "Independence Day Celebration" from Vancouver to San Francisco (July 2-5), fares start from USD 600 pp.
  • 16-day repositiong cruise from San Francisco to Vancouver (July 5-21), fares start from USD 2660 pp.
  • 29-day repositiong cruise from Vancouver to Tokyo (August 29-September 28), fares start from USD 4460 pp.

Cunard Line offers for booking over 140 shore tours in Alaska, including "Whale Watching and Wildlife Quest", "Sea Otter and Wildlife Quest", "Taku Lodge Feast and Five-Glacier Seaplane Discovery", "Dogsled Adventure by Helicopter", "Wilderness Sea Kayaking Adventure", "Cooking in Alaska's Wildest Kitchen", "Bering Sea Crab Fishermen's Tour", "Scenic Mountain Ascent and World's Largest ZipRider".

Other Alaskan shore excursions are themed as ATV Expedition, Wilderness Cruise and Silverking Lodge Seafood Feast, White Pass Scenic Railway (Luxury Class), Great Alaskan Lumberjack Show and Crab Feast, Misty Fjords Seaplane Exploration, Ghosts and Goodtime Girls Walking Tour, Exclusive Burro Creek Waterfall Lodge and Crab Feast.

Cunard also offers pre- and post-cruise rail tours, that include 3- or 5-day hotel plus 2 full days on the train. Rocky Mountaineer train travels through scenic destinations, such as the glacier and snow-capped peaks of Canadian Rockies, mountain passes, tunnels and river canyons.

MS Queen Elizabeth refurbishment 2018 review

Ship's 12-day drydock 2018 refurbishment (November 15-27) in Brest France resulted in the following changes:

  • All staterooms (cabins and suites) were upgraded.
  • (deck 3) Royal Arcade was redesigned.
  • (deck 1) Royal Court Theatre (ship's main show lounge) was completely overhauled (its audio and video equipment was upgraded).
  • (Lido deck 9) open-deck spaces on Sun Deck were upgraded with new furniture, shaded seating areas were expanded.
  • (deck 9) ship's wellness complex (Spa, Beauty Salon) was extensively refurbished, and its treatments menu was upgraded.
  • Maintenance works included stabilizers, ABB Azipods (azimuthing thrusters), water-ballast tanks, EGCS (scrubbers/exhaust gas cleaning system), piping and ducting, safety equipment (lifeboats, liferafts), tender boats, renovations of hallways and corridors, cleaning and repainting the hull. All works were conducted at Damen Shiprepair Brest shipyard.

Ship's drydock 2014 refurbishment (by Blohm+Voss, done in Hamburg) resulted in the following deckplan changes:

  • hull works (cleaning and repainting) and routine maintenance
  • technology enhancements: filter system upgrade, scrubbers (new eco friendly technology to lower exhaust gasses and bettering the fuel efficiency), Azipod (Azimuth thruster) propulsion modifications
  • onboard enhancements: new carpeting in all public spaces, passenger cabins (new mattresses and flat TVs), restaurant renovations (plus new coffee-tea makers), new jewelry shops (on Promenade Deck 3), restyling of the Lido buffet area (Deck 9), Photo Studio upgrade (new touch screen photo processing system), new sun-awning systems (on open decks 9 and 12)
  • 9 new single cabins were added on Deck 2 (8 Oceanview, 1 Standard Inside) taking some of the Casino space.

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Queen Elizabeth Itineraries

The below listed Queen Elizabeth cruise prices on itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Cunard fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

DateCruise NameDeparture PortPrice from
2018 Dec 17 12 days, round-trip Canary Islands Celebration Q835 Southampton
2018 Dec 29 5 days, round-trip Bruges And Amsterdam Q901 Southampton
2019 Jan 03 38 days, one-way from Southampton to Melbourne Southampton
2019 Feb 08 5 days, round-trip Southern Australia Q904C Adelaide$1979
2019 Feb 10 3 days, one-way from Melbourne to Adelaide Melbourne$1159
2019 Feb 13 7 days, one-way from Adelaide to Sydney Adelaide$1649
2019 Feb 13 4 days, one-way from Adelaide to Melbourne Adelaide$1619
2019 Feb 20 17 days, round-trip New Zealand And Tasmania Q907B Sydney$5949
2019 Feb 20 12 days, round-trip New Zealand Q907 Sydney$1699
2019 Feb 20 8 days, one-way from Sydney to Auckland Sydney$1589
2019 Feb 28 9 days, one-way from Auckland to Sydney Auckland$1599
2019 Mar 04 5 days, round-trip Tasmania Q908 Sydney$899
2019 Mar 09 9 days, one-way from Sydney to Melbourne Sydney$1729
2019 Mar 09 3 days, one-way from Sydney to Melbourne Sydney$699
2019 Mar 12 18 days, round-trip New Zealand And Tasmania Q910A Melbourne$4089
2019 Mar 12 6 days, round-trip Tasmania Q910 Melbourne$1199
2019 Mar 18 14 days, one-way from Melbourne to Sydney Melbourne$2659
2019 Mar 18 12 days, round-trip New Zealand Q911 Melbourne$2399
2019 Mar 30 20 days, one-way from Melbourne to Yokohama Melbourne$3359
2019 Mar 30 2 days, one-way from Melbourne to Sydney Melbourne$459
2019 Apr 01 18 days, one-way from Sydney to Yokohama Sydney$3270
2019 Apr 03 16 days, one-way from Brisbane to Yokohama Brisbane$2536
2019 Apr 19 9 days, round-trip Japan Circumnavigation Q913 Yokohama$2119
2019 Apr 28 7 days, round-trip Japan (Golden Week) Q914 Yokohama
2019 May 05 26 days, one-way from Yokohama to Vancouver Yokohama$3999
2019 May 05 16 days, one-way from Yokohama to Vancouver Yokohama$2329
2019 May 21 10 days, round-trip Alaska Q915B Vancouver$1999
2019 May 31 10 days, round-trip Alaska Q916 Vancouver$1849
2019 Jun 10 10 days, round-trip Alaska Q917 Vancouver$2509
2019 Jun 20 15 days, one-way from Vancouver to Los Angeles Vancouver$2364
2019 Jun 20 13 days, one-way from Vancouver to San Francisco Vancouver$3099
2019 Jun 20 10 days, round-trip Alaska Q918 Vancouver$2499
2019 Jun 30 5 days, one-way from Vancouver to Los Angeles Vancouver$1199
2019 Jul 03 36 days, one-way from San Francisco to Southampton San Francisco$6879
2019 Jul 03 21 days, one-way from San Francisco to New York San Francisco$4129
2019 Jul 03 18 days, one-way from San Francisco to Fort Lauderdale San Francisco$3499
2019 Jul 05 34 days, one-way from Los Angeles to Southampton Los Angeles$5779
2019 Jul 05 19 days, one-way from Los Angeles to New York Los Angeles$4249
2019 Jul 05 16 days, one-way from Los Angeles to Fort Lauderdale Los Angeles$3119
2019 Jul 21 18 days, one-way from Fort Lauderdale to Southampton Fort Lauderdale$2559
2019 Jul 24 18 days, one-way from New York to Southampton New York$4639
2019 Jul 24 15 days, one-way from New York to Southampton New York$2579
2019 Aug 08 3 days, round-trip Guernsey Short Break Q922 Southampton$649
2019 Aug 11 14 days, round-trip Baltic Highlights Q923 Southampton$2599
2019 Aug 25 12 days, round-trip Norwegian Explorer Q924 Southampton$2499
2019 Sep 06 14 days, round-trip Iceland And British Isles Q925 Southampton$2339
2019 Sep 20 14 days, round-trip Baltic Highlights Q926 Southampton$2339
2019 Oct 04 4 days, round-trip Amsterdam Short Break Q927 Southampton$574
2019 Oct 08 12 days, round-trip Norway And Northern Lights Q928 Southampton$2099
2019 Oct 20 12 days, round-trip The Canary Islands Q929 Southampton$1529
2019 Nov 01 2 days, round-trip Bruges Short Break Q930 Southampton$329
2019 Nov 03 49 days, one-way from Southampton to Melbourne Southampton$5339
2019 Nov 03 41 days, one-way from Southampton to Melbourne Southampton$5599
2019 Nov 03 33 days, one-way from Southampton to Fremantle Southampton$4189
2019 Nov 03 17 days, one-way from Southampton to Cape Town Southampton$1939
2019 Nov 20 24 days, one-way from Cape Town to Melbourne Cape Town$3389
2019 Nov 20 22 days, one-way from Cape Town to Adelaide Cape Town$3029
2019 Nov 20 16 days, one-way from Cape Town to Fremantle Cape Town$1779
2019 Dec 06 8 days, one-way from Fremantle to Melbourne Fremantle$1499
2019 Dec 06 6 days, one-way from Fremantle to Adelaide Fremantle$1139
2019 Dec 12 8 days, round-trip Tasmania And Southern Australia Q933C Adelaide$1629
2019 Dec 12 2 days, one-way from Adelaide to Melbourne Adelaide$629
2019 Dec 14 22 days, round-trip New Zealand And Tasmania Q934B Melbourne$4159
2019 Dec 14 8 days, round-trip Tasmania And Southern Australia Q934 Melbourne$1349
2019 Dec 14 6 days, one-way from Melbourne to Adelaide Melbourne$1139
2019 Dec 20 18 days, round-trip New Zealand And Tasmania Q934D Adelaide$4349
2019 Dec 20 2 days, one-way from Adelaide to Melbourne Adelaide$379
2019 Dec 22 21 days, round-trip New Zealand And Tasmania Q001A Melbourne$3969
2019 Dec 22 14 days, round-trip New Zealand Q001 Melbourne$2199
2020 Jan 05 21 days, round-trip New Zealand And Tasmania Q002B Melbourne$4069
2020 Jan 05 7 days, round-trip Tasmania And Southern Australia Q002 Melbourne$1199
2020 Jan 05 2 days, one-way from Melbourne to Adelaide Melbourne$389
2020 Jan 07 21 days, round-trip New Zealand And Tasmania Q002E Adelaide$3909
2020 Jan 07 14 days, one-way from Adelaide to Auckland Adelaide$2689
2020 Jan 07 5 days, one-way from Adelaide to Melbourne Adelaide$1019
2020 Jan 12 14 days, round-trip New Zealand Q003 Melbourne$2449
2020 Jan 12 9 days, one-way from Melbourne to Auckland Melbourne$1809
2020 Jan 21 16 days, round-trip New Zealand And Tasmania Q003E Auckland$3039
2020 Jan 21 7 days, one-way from Auckland to Adelaide Auckland$1329
2020 Jan 26 7 days, round-trip Tasmania And Southern Australia Q004 Melbourne$1199
2020 Jan 26 2 days, one-way from Melbourne to Adelaide Melbourne$379
2020 Jan 28 9 days, one-way from Adelaide to Auckland Adelaide$1709
2020 Jan 28 5 days, one-way from Adelaide to Melbourne Adelaide$949
2020 Feb 02 13 days, round-trip New Zealand Q005 Melbourne$2279
2020 Feb 02 4 days, one-way from Melbourne to Auckland Melbourne$779
2020 Feb 06 11 days, one-way from Auckland to Sydney Auckland$1989
2020 Feb 06 9 days, one-way from Auckland to Melbourne Auckland$1809
2020 Feb 15 4 days, one-way from Melbourne to Brisbane Melbourne$729
2020 Feb 15 2 days, one-way from Melbourne to Sydney Melbourne$369
2020 Feb 17 21 days, round-trip Tasmania And Papua New Guinea Q007B Sydney$3849
2020 Feb 17 14 days, round-trip Papua New Guinea Q007 Sydney$2329
2020 Feb 19 21 days, round-trip Tasmania And Papua New Guinea Q007C Brisbane$3749
2020 Mar 02 7 days, round-trip Tasmania And Southern Australia Q008 Sydney$1149
2020 Mar 02 5 days, one-way from Sydney to Melbourne Sydney$909
2020 Mar 07 35 days, one-way from Melbourne to Yokohama Melbourne$5889
2020 Mar 07 24 days, one-way from Melbourne to Hong Kong Melbourne$3809
2020 Mar 07 17 days, one-way from Melbourne to Singapore Melbourne$2839
2020 Mar 09 33 days, one-way from Sydney to Yokohama Sydney$4869
2020 Mar 09 22 days, one-way from Sydney to Hong Kong Sydney$2919
2020 Mar 09 15 days, one-way from Sydney to Singapore Sydney$2099
2020 Mar 09 2 days, one-way from Sydney to Brisbane Sydney$359
2020 Mar 11 31 days, one-way from Brisbane to Yokohama Brisbane$4749
2020 Mar 11 20 days, one-way from Brisbane to Hong Kong Brisbane$3059
2020 Mar 11 13 days, one-way from Brisbane to Singapore Brisbane$2169
2020 Mar 24 18 days, one-way from Singapore to Yokohama Singapore$2509
2020 Mar 24 12 days, one-way from Singapore to Shanghai Singapore$1699
2020 Mar 24 7 days, one-way from Singapore to Hong Kong Singapore$1239
2020 Mar 31 11 days, one-way from Hong Kong to Yokohama Hong Kong$1629
2020 Apr 05 6 days, one-way from Shanghai to Yokohama Shanghai$1059
2020 Apr 11 9 days, round-trip Southern Japan Q012 Yokohama$2399
2020 Apr 20 9 days, round-trip Japan Circumnavigation Q013 Yokohama$1619
2020 May 06 37 days, one-way from Yokohama to Vancouver Yokohama$5649
2020 May 06 27 days, one-way from Yokohama to Vancouver Yokohama$4589
2020 May 06 9 days, round-trip Japan Circumnavigation Q015 Yokohama$2499
2020 May 15 18 days, one-way from Yokohama to Vancouver Yokohama$2799
2020 Sep 08 29 days, one-way from Vancouver to Tokyo Vancouver$4909
2020 Sep 08 20 days, one-way from Vancouver to Tokyo Vancouver$2869
2020 Sep 28 18 days, round-trip Japan Grand Voyage Q028A Tokyo$3099
2020 Sep 28 9 days, round-trip Japan Circumnavigation Q028 Tokyo$2699
2020 Oct 07 18 days, round-trip Japan Grand Voyage Q029A Tokyo$3099
2020 Oct 07 9 days, round-trip Hokkaido And Russia Q029 Tokyo$2099
2020 Oct 16 38 days, one-way from Tokyo to Sydney Tokyo$5399
2020 Oct 16 36 days, one-way from Tokyo to Brisbane Tokyo$5499
2020 Oct 16 23 days, one-way from Tokyo to Singapore Tokyo$3289
2020 Oct 16 16 days, one-way from Tokyo to Hong Kong Tokyo$2649
2020 Oct 16 9 days, round-trip Southern Japan Q030 Tokyo$2599
2020 Oct 25 31 days, one-way from Tokyo to Melbourne Tokyo$4659
2020 Oct 25 29 days, one-way from Tokyo to Sydney Tokyo$3929
2020 Oct 25 27 days, one-way from Tokyo to Brisbane Tokyo$3949
2020 Oct 25 14 days, one-way from Tokyo to Singapore Tokyo$1939
2020 Oct 25 7 days, one-way from Tokyo to Hong Kong Tokyo$1289
2020 Nov 01 24 days, one-way from Hong Kong to Melbourne Hong Kong$3239
2020 Nov 01 22 days, one-way from Hong Kong to Sydney Hong Kong$3239
2020 Nov 01 20 days, one-way from Hong Kong to Brisbane Hong Kong$2949
2020 Nov 01 7 days, one-way from Hong Kong to Singapore Hong Kong$1049
2020 Nov 08 17 days, one-way from Singapore to Melbourne Singapore$2399
2020 Nov 08 15 days, one-way from Singapore to Sydney Singapore$2329
2020 Nov 08 13 days, one-way from Singapore to Brisbane Singapore$1999
2020 Nov 21 4 days, one-way from Brisbane to Melbourne Brisbane$699
2020 Nov 21 2 days, one-way from Brisbane to Sydney Brisbane$359
2020 Nov 23 2 days, one-way from Sydney to Melbourne Sydney$349