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Cunard Queen Victoria

54 reviews
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Passengers: 2,081   |   Crew: 981
Passengers to crew: 2.12:1
Passengers to space: 44.7:1
Launched: 2007   


  • Deck 1
  • Deck 2
  • Deck 3
  • Deck 4
  • Deck 5
  • Deck 6
Additional decks
Deck 1 layout
  Deluxe Inside (GB)  
  Deluxe Inside (GC)  
  Oceanview (EF)  
  Oceanview (EB)  
  Oceanview (EC)  
Pursers Office
Connexions 1
Tour Office
Royal Court Theatre
Grand Lobby


Cabin size: 242 - 472 sq. ft.
Connected rooms: 0
Accessible rooms: 14
Maximum passengers: 3
Number of cabins: 566
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Andy keen wrote a review May 2020
Birmingham, United Kingdom1,291 contributions352 helpful votes
We do not love cruising but one can only sail around the Hoorn in a ship. We have done a world cruise, the Baltics and Alaska, all required a ship. Food was not as good as we expected but was good. Some times the food was only warm and the dress up resteraunt was repetitive with an 8 day repeat Drinks very expensive £14 for a small house wine inc service charge and £7.30 for a beer. Ship organisation was excellent with getting on and off in every port a dream. Resident group in the Yacht Club Synergie were amazing, we love bopping but these guys could play everything in every style Lara Szabo the harpist....stunningly good as was all the classical performances. Evening shows......in house gang, Brilliant.....three booked shows were good....the rest very poor stuff. Ships tours are very expensive around £150 for most ports. All around South America we went off piste….VERY safe as long as one behaves as one would in Londinium. Hired a taxi in Lima for two days....4 of us £70 each and we went EVERYWHERE including Pachacarma, Miraflores, Markets etc. Get off the ship and there are loads of tours right in front of you. Do not listen to scare stories, folk fall in love, have babies and grannies in S America and they watch out for tourists. Go to the T I in every port.. End of the world train plus tour of Ushuaia cost us £45 each,,,,ship charged £150 each. Do NOT pay the service charge...tip individually as you think. Go to the desk and tell them you do not wish to pay the service charge as it is optional We paid £1600 up front as we were told it was for cabin steward and meal waiters...NOT so and we had to tip these separately. All in.....not a bad cruise but deck space is limited as a big part of the deck is reserved for first class...( called Princes grill and queens grill )
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Rob Liddle wrote a review Apr 2020
7 contributions
Cabin and dining staff always polite and helpful. Cunard pays great attention to guests' safety and health stressing importance of hygeine and sanitation. Sadly, many passengers appeared to ignore this advice, failing to remain in cabins when sick with colds and coughs. Food generally excellent and most of the nightly entertainment superb. A minor annoyance for us was the requirement for men to wear coats to dinner on informal nights given the limited packing space.
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james b wrote a review Mar 2020
Paris, France78 contributions44 helpful votes
While the ship itself is really beautiful there are many problems here that justify not booking again: 1. The new suites on the back of the ship are visually stunning and spacious, however, the construction and location both result in ENORMOUS noise, especially in rougher seas. This lead to 7 sleepless nights, and needless to say, some grumpy passengers. These are very expensive as well. 2. The internet is insanely expensive and way below standard as far as speed and downloading. The idea of paying for dated internet is really unacceptable, in fact, shameful. Even the staff complains bitterly about this! 3. If you book the Queen's Grill, and you are NOT a world traveler (that is, on the 70+ day cruise) despite a hefty tab you are treated like a second class citizen with the worst possible seating available. In fact, one couple just left the ship mid cruise after being seated in an undesirable 6 top table despite requesting a two top long before the cruise began. On more than one occasion, we have been seated either next to the crew exit or serving station.
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Chris Grice wrote a review Feb 2020
Chester, United Kingdom3 contributions
This was our second timeon this stunning ship and I am pleased to say it did not disapoint, Infact if anything the service was better this year than the last time we went. I will keep this review to: service, dinning, entertainment and accessability. Service: The service on Cunard has always been second to non, and sometimes it only takes a trip to a 'normal hotel' to remind yourself of the differance. the room stuards were fantastic, the waiting staff were so propt and professional, but at the same time not stuffy Dinning: we didn't eat in the buffet for main meals but the snacks and pizzas etc were yummy. the main dinning room had a fantasic sellections of alacate menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner. typically around 5 options of starters main and pudd for each meal, we never had a duplicated menu. if you could not find what you wanted or didnt like the source etc they would do their best to accomodate (which with a 500 plate sitting is pretty impressive) Entertainment: all cunard ships are focused areound relaxing and the queen Vic is no exception. the daytime entertainment was fab, expect lots of quizes as well as casino torniments, demon trations and seminars.. our cruise also had Fencing lessons which was great fun (all be it a little wobbly on a sea day) the evening shows seemed to have gone down in quality from last year, the performers seemed less pollished and the standard of dancing had declined. there were however more musicians in the bars this time around which suited us better, so swings and round abouts really. Accessability: Our son has Autism and I have to say the staff where fantastic with him, they also helped up by giving us details of the boarding process and ship so that we could help him prepair. The other guests where also very good with him (on the most part) Due to the laied back nature of their ship I would really recomend it to anyone with both physical or hidden disabily Tips n tricks. - If you need help ask the staff, or email ahead, they have always been fantastic - the behind the sceans tour is fantasic, espessially if you are into 'how it works / megaships type things - as others have stated the drinks are comparible with a City Hotel, i was used to this as I go to a lot of business meetings and events, but to some it was a shock. Personaly i didn't mind it.. i would rather pay an extra £1.50 for my drink and enjoy it than be surrounded by larger louts anyway - Casina, if you go to the free casino lessons, you may well get a free bingo ticket :-)
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Graham Rose wrote a review Feb 2020
13 contributions9 helpful votes
We recently completed our fourth transatlantic crossing in nine months with Cunard, three on the QM2 and the last on the Queen Victoria. The Victoria is a beautiful ship, richly decorated, with a different ambiance from QM2. She is much like a great boutique hotel with the staff very professional. However, she pales in comparison to Queen Mary2. Firstly, QV is a cruise ship not a liner like the QM2. On both ships we experienced very rough seas. With barely a notice, the QM2 handles them beautifully, while the Victoria bobs a bit like a cork in the same Beaufort Scale storm. Secondly, the QV at 90000 tons is considerably smaller than the QM2 at 150000 tons. Although there are 600 more passengers on the QM2, never once did it feel crowded, and there were so many more quiet intimate areas for conversation or reading. Thirdly, the fact that the QM2 has two large theater-like areas ( Royal Court theater and Illuminations Theater) rather than only one on Victoria makes a huge difference in the number and variations in the entertainment options. Fourthly, while the Britannia Restaurant on both ships was excellent, there was a marked difference in the casual Kings Court/Lido food. QM2’s Kings Court food was always very good and varied while the Lido on QV was so repetitious and frankly not anywhere as good as the buffet on QM2. If this sounds like a “ love letter” to QM2 so be it. It does not mean we did not have a nice eleven day voyage on the Victoria but for transatlantic “crossings” I strongly urge, if given the choice, choose the Queen Mary2 for your next voyage across the “Pond.” I am sure if your sailing on placid seas with multiple port calls the Queen Victoria will be fine.
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