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With a proud history harking back to the golden age of ocean travel, Cunard are the definition of what it means to sail in style. Combining their traditional White Star service with the very latest technologies, whether this is your first cruise for a special occasion, once-in-a-lifetime voyage or relaxing break as a seasoned cruiser, Cunard truly bring the glory days of cruising to life. Celebrated for their iconic transatlantic crossings from Southampton, Cunard Cruises are complete with perfectly selected itineraries, shore excursions tailored to your interests and sophisticated dining options such as Grills.

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Cuisine onboard a Cunard cruise ship is just as refined as the rest of the experience. From breakfast, lunch and dinner to room-service and afternoon tea, you'll never have to go hungry during your cruise. What's more, Cunard are happy to cater for those with special dietary requirements. Menus feature vegan and vegetarian dishes, while the team of chefs are happy to adapt meals to suit Kosher, diabetic, lactose or gluten-free diets.

Included dining

  • Main Dining Rooms- each stateroom grade has its own dedicated restaurant, each brimming with style and elegance and serving classic dishes and modern favourites.
  • Buffet- each ship offers a buffet restaurant with food available 24 hours a day.
  • Room Service- for those moments where you don't feel like leaving your room you can enjoy freshly prepared dishes delivered directly to your door.
  • Afternoon Tea- served every day, why not devote some time to indulging in this British staple? What's more, if you're willing to splash out a little, you can upgrade to a Champagne afternoon tea or a Godiva chocolate Afternoon Tea, the latter being exclusive to Queen Mary 2.

Speciality dining

If you'd like to venture away from the main dining venues, there are alternative restaurant options available at an additional cost.

  • Steakhouse at The Verandah- featuring mouthwatering cuts of meat and seafood
  • Aztec- the flavours of Mexico
  • Bamboo- Asian specialities and delicacies
  • La Piazza- pizza just like they do it in Italy
  • Smokehouse- taking its inspiration from a classic American grill

In the evening Cunard cruise ships are an adult’s playground. Take in a show in the main theatre such as cabaret and West-End style shows or head to one of the bars for live music, games and a wide variety of themes and drinks. Top Cunard venues include:

  • Queens Ballroom
  • Commodore Club
  • Gin & Fizz
  • Golden Lion Pub
  • Churchill’s Cigar Lounge
  • Casino

Thanks to its well-trained staff and dedicated zones, Cunard ensures that families can enjoy their time onboard. The Play Zone is perfect for children between the ages of 2 and 7 where they can take part in arts and crafts, puzzles and games. For 8-12 year olds, the Kids Zone hosts sports competitions, art sessions and scavenger hunts to keep the youngsters occupied. Tweens and teenagers are also taken into account with the Teen Zone where there are regular quizzes, discos, table tennis matches and sports tournaments.

Cunard is famed for their World Voyages and Transatlantic crossings for the ultimate in sea-bound adventures. Traditionally cruising from Southampton, take advantage of the parking and transfer packages available and start your journey like so many iconic voyages before from this historic port. Alternatively, choose a Cunard fly-cruise and begin your journey in style before boarding your grand Cunard cruise ship to continue your luxury fly-cruise holiday.

Queen Mary 2, Cunard’s flagship cruise liner and newly refurbished in 2016, traverses the classic transatlantic crossing from Southampton to New York and vice versa. QM2, as she is affectionately known, also cruises to the Fjords, Northern Europe, North America, Iberia and the Caribbean.

Queen Victoria, fresh from a refit in 2017, cruises the Mediterranean, the Caribbean and Canary Islands. Meanwhile, Queen Elizabeth, very similar to her Vista Class sister, cruises from Southampton, offering a range of itineraries including Mediterranean, Baltic and Fjords, and Canary Island cruises.

In addition there are two alternative types of voyage: Regions of the World enables you to explore Asia, East Asia and Australasia, while Grand Voyages offer legendary sailing routes with more days at sea.

Queen Victoria and the Norwegian Fjords:

If you are looking for a week among beautiful scenery then choose a 7-night fjords cruise on Queen Victoria. You have to experience the beauty of the fjords to believe it - and seeing that experience from the comfort of your own ship is the only way to do it. Cruising from Southampton is a big advantage for those who don’t like to fly, and of course, there's the opportunity to take as much luggage as you like.

Queen Elizabeth and the Med:

If you prefer warmer climes, then a fantastic 12-night fly voyages down to the Mediterranean could be what the doctor ordered. By flying, it means you don’t have to spend two days getting to the Med and another two days returning. Instead, you find yourself in the warmth, on a port-rich cruise visiting both wonderful cities and calm and relaxing islands.

Queen Mary 2 and Transatlantic New York:

Every cruiser should experience a Transatlantic crossing to New York onboard Queen Mary 2. Each night the clocks are put back an hour, ensuring you arrive jet lag free, perfect if you are planning a few extra nights in the Big Apple. Three nights a week onboard Transatlantic voyages there is a wonderful formal night - it’s an elegant experience where everybody dresses up, enjoys a cocktail or two, before the fabulous gala dinner. The arrival into New York is definitely the highlight of the trip with the sun rising as you approach the Statue of Liberty and Manhattan.

There's a whole host of activities to do onboard Cunard cruise ships. If you’re wanting to take part in a group event and make new friends during your sea days, why not see a guest speaker give a talk, take part in dance, aerobics or fencing classes, or enjoy some friendly competition with a deck game, cards or pub quiz?

If you’re looking for some alone time meanwhile, head to the spa to unwind in the sauna or with a treatment, hit the gym, dive into a good book in the library or browse the shops or art gallery.

While cruising the warm climes of the Mediterranean, there’s also the pool deck to take advantage of with a refreshing dip or hut tub to soak in while cruising Alaska.


Cunard has a fleet of 3 magnificent ships Queen Mary 2, Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria, with a fourth ship debuting in 2022.

ShipLaunchedGuest/CrewClassDisabled facilitiesTips Inc.
Queen Elizabeth20102081/1005VistaYesYes
Queen Mary 220052695/1292Ocean LinerYesYes
Queen Victoria20072061/981VistaYesYes

Cunard Grill Suites

For those wanting to make their cruise holiday with Cunard even more special, there's the option to choose a Grills suite. With two types to choose from, Princess and Queens, you'll love the perks both in-suite and throughout your cruise.

Queens Grill

It's not just the luxurious and spacious stateroom complete with balcony, marble bathroom, butler service, champagne on arrival and a complimentary bar which makes Cunard's Queens Grill suites so special, as guests can also enjoy other exclusive benefits. From the Grills Lounge and Terrace, available only for suite guests, to the speciality Queens Grill restaurant, whose food can also be enjoyed in-suite, you'll feel like a VIP from the moment you step onboard.

Princess Grill

Just like with Queens Grill suites, Cunard's Princess Grill suites will have you feeling like royalty. You can enjoy spacious and comfortable accommodation, complete with added perks including concierge service, sparkling wine on arrival and priority embarkation, amongst other benefits. In addition, you'll have access to exclusive venues onboard, including the Princess Grill restaurant, lounges and terraces.

Loyalty scheme

Cunard’s impeccable service doesn’t stop once your cruise is over. Returning Cunard cruise guests can join the Cunard World Club to benefit from exclusive Cunard Cruise World Club Loyalty Rewards.

Dress code

Wondering what to wear on a cruise is a big question for many Cunard guests, but there's no need to worry as you’ll be informed well in advance of your cruise which night and venue calls for what attire. In addition, if you don’t have something, you can rent on the ship and even get help from a seamstress for any wardrobe malfunctions.

  • Gala Evenings- tuxedos, dark suits, cocktail dresses
  • Smart Attire- smart casual such as trousers and a shirt or a dress
  • Relaxed Attire- during the day, everyone is free to relax and dress as they please, including at Afternoon Tea, although you should cover up and not wear gym or swimming clothes while dining.

Customer reviews for Queen Mary 2

  • Queen Mary 2
  • Cunard
  • 05 Mar 2020

Lovely ship great service but the drinks are a ridiculous cost to which they add a further 15 percent so be prepared to drink water and tea! Trips very expensive also much better to do your own itinerary with a few friends at a fraction of the cost.

  • Queen Mary 2
  • Cunard
  • 14 Feb 2020

I actually went on this cruise in 2019. It was amazing. In fact I’ve booked the 2020 one. Lots to do on the Atlantic crossing, so you won’t be bored.

  • Queen Mary 2
  • Cunard
  • 14 Feb 2020

I actually went on this cruise in 2019. It was amazing. In fact I’ve booked the 2020 one. Lots to do on the Atlantic crossing, so you won’t be bored.

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