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175 Anniversary. Forever Cunard.

Exactly 175 years ago our first ship, Britannia, left British waters bound for America. We’ve been carrying guests between continents ever since, always with flair and a sense of occasion. So we’re sure you’ll agree, this is a moment worth celebrating.

Celebrations will take place on every cruise in 2015 with special features and events on board. Whichever cruise you book you will be certain to have an extra special time with a holiday to remember for years to come.

The Cunard experience and why we're different

Take a Cunard voyage and you’ll enjoy the renowned elegance, spacious luxury and excellent service that have attracted discerning travellers to our famous ships for many decades.

Though White Star Service draws from our prestigious heritage, our fleet is one of the youngest at sea, benefitting from the best facilities and the widest range of entertainment and leisure options available on the ocean today. Experience refined elegance and impeccable service that’s unique to Cunard. From the white gloved greeting on embarkation to the attentive service from your Stateroom Steward. With White Star Service, no detail is overlooked. Dining, entertainment and on board activities all come as part of your fare. Find out what else is included and what extras you can purchase.

Our cruises don’t just offer the chance to relax, but to engage your mind too. Hear from a range of interesting and enlightening speakers from the worlds of art, literature, astronomy, dance and history.

Our magnificent ships give our guests the space they need to truly enjoy their surroundings and get the most from their cruise. With plenty to do and ample space on board for everyone, you’ll always have plenty of room to relax.

Every Cunard cruise is memorable, but if you have something in particular to celebrate, we can help you make it even more so. Whether it’s a wedding, anniversary or birthday, a celebration on board will make it unforgettable.

Cunard Line is pleased to have been recognized as a top cruise line and acknowledged for the excellent standards of accommodation, food, service and entertainment on board our ships through various awards. Our staff work hard to ensure that every guest is treated with our legendary White Star Service that makes a Cunard voyage extra special.

The Ship

Queen Mary 2

Since her launch in 2004, Queen Mary 2 has been creating a stir wherever she arrives. Her scale and elegance see to that and the array of space on board will add to the excitement of your cruise.

Queen Mary 2 is Cunard’s flagship and the most magnificent ocean liner ever built. Booking a Transatlantic Crossing to or from New York on this incredible ship is a holiday like no other and her European cruises from Southampton are also very special. Queen Mary 2, affectionately known by customers as, QM2®, offers so much space on board and such an array of state of the art facilities including a 3D Cinema, planetarium and a superb spa.

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Queen Mary 2 Accommodation

Whether you want a sumptuous suite, or a room with a view, we’ve got every type of accommodation to make your voyage as comfortable as possible.

Queens Grill Suites

Queens Grill Suites are among the most lavish on board any luxury cruise ship.  Experiencing the Grills Suites is to indulge in the very finest interpretation of life aboard Queen Mary 2. Begin with priority check-in and embarkation, followed by your intimate restaurant and sumptuous accommodations with private balcony – the most luxurious on board.

Choose a Queens Grill suite of 506-2,249 square feet and you can dine whenever you like between 6:30pm and 9pm in the exclusive Queen Grill restaurant. Queens Grill suites feature a large sitting area, walk-in wardrobe and a spacious private balcony. There is also a butler who is always on hand to ensure your stay is exactly as you wish. The magnificent Grand Duplex and Duplex Apartments also span the height of two decks.

Princess Grill Suites

Choose a Princess Grill suite of 335-513 square feet and you can dine whenever you like between 6:30pm and 9pm in the exclusive Princess Grill restaurant. Princess Grill suites feature separate sleeping and living areas and your own private balcony. You can even choose one of nine style of pillow from our concierge menu for a sound night’s sleep.

Britannia Club Balcony Stateroom

Choose a Club Balcony stateroom of 242-248 square feet and you can dine whenever you like between 6:30 pm and 9pm in the Britannia Club restaurant. Club balcony staterooms features a pillow concierge menu and a private balcony so you can sit back and watch the world go by.

Britannia Balcony Stateroom

At any time of day your luxury stateroom provides a welcome enclave of comfort and good taste. Choose a Balcony stateroom of 152-243 square feet and you can dine at 6pm or at 8:30pm in the Britannia restaurant. Enjoy the view as you watch the world go by from your own private balcony.

Britannia Oceanview Stateroom

Choose an Oceanview stateroom of 152-243 square feet and you can dine in the Britannia restaurant with a choice of early or late sitting; 6pm or 8pm. These luxurious staterooms provide spacious comfort in which to relax and marvel at the views from the oceanview window. Turndown service sets the tone for a comfortable night’s sleep.

Your Britannia Inside stateroom is more like a “deluxe” stateroom than on any other cruise line.

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Queen Mary 2 Dining, Bars & Lounges

Dine where the mood takes you.

If anything sums up the freedom of your voyage, it is the array of places to eat, from healthy to hearty, from light bites to haute cuisine. Just let your mood decide. For a change of culinary scene, you could treat yourself in the renowned Todd English restaurant, offering a zesty taste of the Mediterranean. By evening, a corner of Kings Court becomes one of three mini-restaurants. La Piazza offers delicious Italian dishes, Coriander serves Indian cuisine and Lotus serves up flavors across Asia.

Guests staying in our Queens Grill Suites have a table reserved in the world-renowned Queens Grill restaurant. You'll always be greeted warmly by name, and appreciate the ultimate interpretation of White Service during breakfast, lunch and dinner, served when you wish between 6.30pm and 9pm.

Our sophisticated, intimate Princess Grill restaurant serves up unerringly excellent cuisine for breakfast and lunch, and for dinner whenever it suits you between 6.30pm and 9pm each evening. To match your choice, our sommelier will gladly talk through the impressive wine list.

Your table reservation is at Britannia Restaurant, where grandeur and occasion combine with exceptional service. Breakfast and lunch always feel special here and whether you've chosen to take your seat for dinner at 6pm or at 8.30pm, you can arrive with a flourish, down the steps of the curved staircase.

Todd English Dining Room offers beautiful decor with intimate alcoves overlooking the pool terrace complement specialty Mediterranean dishes such as Pumpkin Puree Love Letters and Porterhouse of Lamb. Designed by renowned Chef Todd English, famous for his restaurants in many U.S. cities.

Enjoy a casual breakfast, lunch or late-night buffet in the relaxed self-service Kings Court restaurant. In the evenings, savor a unique experience as the restaurant transforms into four alternating intimate venues; Lotus: Asian cuisine, the Carvery: British-style carved roasts, La Piazza: Italian cuisine and the Chef's Galley: as the chef reveal culinary secrets.

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 favorites such as fish and chips and cottage pie.

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Queen Mary 2 provides a wealth of engaging experiences to enjoy every day. In her Queens Room, the largest dance floor at sea will be the setting for nights you’ll long remember. Illuminations is a luxury 3D cinema, a planetarium and a classical music venue. Of course, you can always find a quieter corner, like the cozy Commodore Club and Chart Room, ideal for meeting up with Friends.

Shop at fine boutiques centered around the ship’s magnificent Grand Lobby, providing a range of products from tempting souvenirs and gifts to exquisite jewelry and designer clothing.

Queen Mary 2 is the only ship to host a planetarium at sea. Take a virtual tour into outer space, view the stars and journey to the moon or take a course on celestial navigation.

Queen Mary 2 boasts a magnificent library with stunning views over the bow. Settle down with a novel in this peaceful sanctuary. Elegant, lit bookcases, thick carpets and comfortable seating provide a sumptuous setting for over 8,000 volumes.

The Royal Court Theatre, classically elegant in style, offers comfortable surroundings in which to enjoy the very finest award winning entertainment at sea. Lavish productions and musicals are performed in this theatre.

Cunard Insights

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, novelists, biographers and award winning actors and filmmakers.

RADA Acting Workshops

The RADA actors offer guests the chance to share some of the training they received during their 3 years at this famous drama school. Each workshop lasts 45 minutes, and is creative, informative – and fun!

The elegant tradition of Afternoon Tea is a Cunard signature not to be missed. White-gloved waiters serve delightful cucumber sandwiches, fresh scones and tea accompanied by the sounds of the orchestra in the magnificent Queens Room ballroom.

Cunard is proud to offer the most distinctive spa experience at sea, the Canyon Ranch SpaClub. The Canyon Ranch philosophy focuses on optimum health – learning how to feel your best every day.

Leading winemakers from around the world will be aboard Queen Mary 2's World Voyage to lead fascinating complimentary lectures and outline the exciting wine-themed events due to happen on board. Joining our expert Sommeliers, they will also host tutored tastings (cover charge applies). And while aboard, call the ‘wine line’ to discuss wine dinners and wine packages.

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Step into the Monte Carlo-inspired Empire Casino that offers a full variety of opportunities to tempt Lady Luck. Gaming Tables, slot machines and even video poker. Not sure how to play? Then take part in our complimentary gaming lessons.

Self service computers are available for guest use so you're sure to stay connected during your voyage. WiFi hotspots are also available in public rooms and areas throughout the ship. Charges apply for internet and email access.

Cunard’s signature Commodore Club majestically overlooks the bow of Queen Mary 2 and provides 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.

The elegant Chart Room with its maritime displays and nautically themed decor provides the perfect setting for your pre or post dinner refreshments. Order your favourite cocktail from the fabulous drinks menu while gentle jazz music provides the background to your pre-dinner conversations.

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.

At the elegant 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.

Coffee Menu: Succumb to the varieties of fragrant specialty teas, rich aromatic coffees and indulgent pastries that Cunard has to offer. All our coffees are made with fine Italian roasted beans which are expertly blended to create the perfect coffee.

The breathtakingly beautiful Queens Room with its crystal chandeliers is the perfect venue to enjoy a glamorous Cocktail Party, Captain’s Reception or Gala Ball – here’s your opportunity to foxtrot in the largest ballroom at sea!

Destinations & Regions we visit:

  • Africa
  • Atlantic Isles and Canaries
  • Australasia and Pacific Islands
  • The Baltic, Scandinavia & Iceland
  • British Isles and North West Europe
  • Caribbean
  • Central America and Panama Canal
  • Far East
  • Hawaii
  • Mediterranean
  • Middle East
  • USA and Canada

Cruise type:

  • Transatlantic Cruises
  • US departures
  • Mini Cruises
  • World Cruises
  • Specialty Cruises

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Children’s Activities

Night Nursery

The Night Nursery is open from 6.00pm to 11.00pm. This facility is available to children aged 12 months to 23 months and operates on a first come first served basis.

The Play Zone

The Play Zone is a permanently supervised play area, staffed by qualified early-years staff, for children aged 6 months* -7 years. Activities include arts, crafts, books, puzzles and variety of toys and computer games. *Infants aged between 6 months and 2 years are welcome to participate in the Children’s Programme with parental supervision.

The Zone

Supervised by Youth Staff, The Zone is an area designed for 8-17 year olds providing games and activities such as games consoles plus sport competitions, arts and crafts and table tennis tournaments.

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