Cunard Queen Victoria – Elizabeth Goes Cruising

The C word (Cunard) as the comedians say on P&O ships, demonstrates the friendly rivalry between the two sister cruise lines out of Southampton does see some familiar brand styles. As our main team have never cruised with Cunard (yet) we are very pleased that David James Taylor has once again supplied us with a film to show you this ship.


Rome was their final stop, and we seem to get in and out of there on a regular basis. If you do take a cruise like this do stop over in Rome, the chance to see the Vatican lit up at night is something not to be missed. If you need to book a hotel, then take a look at our helpful film. We stayed cheap and so so close we could have had breakfast with the pope!

The smallest of Cunard’s ships, the Queen Victoria, is just short of 300 metres. She is known for her elegance and her graceful splendour, is a huge favourite with many of our readers, please add your comments and experiences. Despite the classic nature of her name her unique facilities are amongst the most modern you will find. However,  she has a special historic ambience so evocative of great liners past. With luxurious marbles, woods and rich fabrics, she exudes elegance throughout her seven restaurants, thirteen bars, three swimming pools, ballroom and theatre. She is not a true ocean liner as she does not come with heavy plating throughout the hull, but she does have heavy plating. She also does not have the propulsion system of a dedicated transatlantic liner. But has Sulker ZA40 diesel engines that can raise 63,400 kW and drives 2 ABB Azipods and can reach 23.7 knots. She has a service speed of 21 knots.

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DRESS CODE: Evenings on board a Cunard Queen exude a sense of occasion, but they’re also as relaxed as you want them to be. There’s no need to dress to the nines each night if you don’t want to, and you’ll find many areas on board where casual dress is welcome.” 

The majority of guests travelling with Cunard embrace the chance to switch to smart attire by night. This doesn’t mean you’ll be expected to wear a gown or dinner jacket each evening. Smart attire simply means a dress shirt and trousers / a skirt and a top, or a cocktail dress. Essentially, choose something along the same vein as you’d wear to a stylish restaurant or the theatre on a special occasion.

At least twice on each seven-night voyage, there is a Gala Evening. They do ask that guests observe a black-tie dress code. Many guests choose to sail with Cunard specifically because they look forward to these events.

In addition – Gala Evenings follow one of a few themes. It is our experience at Doris Visits that guess actually research the theme of that Gala and purchase and take whatever it is. A 1920’s, American, prohibition period might be a theme. You don’t have to join in, but many will. We suggest you check. The answer can be simple, click the Amazon picture to take you into a variety of answers that others will be using.

SMOKING: For the safety and comfort of our guests, smoking (including electronic alternatives) is not permitted within the terminal or on board the ship. Although we have designated areas of the open deck on each ship where smoking is permitted, during the tour we ask guests to refrain from smoking as the ship may be refuelling whilst in port. Check your contract (booking terms).