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Queen Elizabeth was named in 2010 by Her Majesty the Queen. Recalling the rich heritage of the first Cunarder to bear the name, her elegance and modern features have won her many accolades and made her a firm favourite with her passengers. Discover more about Queen Elizabeth including her unique facilities and explore her decks through the links below.
Queen Elizabeth provides you with a wealth of engaging experiences to enjoy every day.
Whether you enjoy taking part in sport or watching it live, you’ll find plenty of opportunities on board. Queen Elizabeth‘s Games Deck is unique amongst our fleet and offers a refined area to enjoy bowls, deck tennis and croquet, to name but a few pastimes.
- Promenade Deck
Start each day with a breezy circuit or two of Queen Elizabeth‘s Promenade Deck and enjoy the wonderful views she commands.
- Live Sports
Sport24 offers coverage of major sporting events including Premier League, Wimbledon, Formula 1, the Ryder Cup and many others. You can enjoy this channel in selected bars and lounges, and in all staterooms and suites.
- Games Deck
Queen Elizabeth‘s Games Deck is a large, covered space on the top deck of the ship. You’ll find a wide variety of games played here – feel free to try your hand at any of them, or perhaps sign up for a friendly tournament to add a little competitive edge.
- Cunard Insights
Explore a number of historical and contemporary issues presented by a wide range of speakers including explorers, academics, former ambassadors and politicians, through to historians, scientists, novelists, biographers and award winning actors.
- Artistic endeavours
Join accomplished artists as they take you through the finer points of watercolour painting and other disciplines. This is an ideal way to pick up a forgotten talent or learn an engaging new hobby.
- Cunard ConneXions
Cunard ConneXions offers an educational and entertainment programme of activities all day, every day, including computer and photography lessons.
Shopping & Galleries
- Clarendon Fine Art
Clarendon Fine Art specialises in British and international contemporary paintings and sculptures. It has an international reputation for showing numerous leading artists working in a wide variety of styles and genres, including: Danielle O’Connor Akiyama, Sherree Valentine Daines, Christian Hook, Fabian Perez and Jeffrey Pratt.
- Photo Gallery
Browse the images and films captured by our photographers on your voyage in the photo gallery. Whether a formal portrait session, taken at QE’s Captain’s Cocktail Party or at the gangway, these pictures and films of you and your fellow guests are all displayed here for you to view and purchase.
- Royal Arcade
Enjoy extraordinary shopping from top boutiques and brands. Our large shops offer exquisite jewellery, watches, high fashion and, of course, Cunard souvenirs – many of which can only be purchased on board. We also offer a wide selection of fine whiskys and other spirits that can be purchased to take home with you.
Spa & Fitness
- Royal Spa
Enjoy the ultimate pampering experience at the luxurious Royal Spa. Relaxing massages, treatments and facials from around the world are all on offer, along with hair styling for both men and women.
- Swimming Pools
There are two main pools on board Queen Elizabeth, the Lido pool and Pavilion pool, each are open throughout the day, as are the whirlpools found next to each pool.
Our Fitness Centre has views out forward over the bow. Open from 6.00am, feel free to run on the treadmill, take to the bikes or try the step machines all before a hearty and well earned breakfast.
- Fitness Class
Choose from a range of activities on board QE from relaxing Yoga and Pilates sessions to the more energetic ‘Funk Aerobics’ or Spinning classes.
Relaxation & Leisure
- Afternoon Tea
Indulge in this truly British tradition. White-gloved waiters serve decadent fresh scones, finger sandwiches and premium Twinings tea in the Queens Room.
- Empire Casino
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.
- Computer Centre
Located just off the Grand Lobby, keep up-to-date on email with friends back home. Charges apply for internet and email access.
Two storeys, connected by a beautiful wooden spiral staircase, house thousands of books on a multitude of topics – all available to borrow. You’ll also find magazines and periodicals, along with a daily crossword.
Enjoy first-run features shown in the comfortable surrounds of the Royal Court Theatre. You’ll also find a selection of movies, available 24 hours a day, on your stateroom television.
- 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.
- The Zone
Supervised by Youth Staff, The Zone is an area for 8 to 17 year olds providing games and activities such as games consoles plus sport competitions, arts and crafts and table tennis tournaments.
Queens Grill Restaurant
Guests staying in our Queens Grill Suites have a table reserved in the world-renowned Queens Grill restaurant. Here you’ll be greeted with a warm welcome before you sit down and experience our exemplary White Star Service. Dine in the Queens Grill restaurant for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with dinner being served at a time that suits you between 6.30pm and 9.00pm.
Princess Grill Restaurant
Our sophisticated, intimate Princess Grill restaurant serves up unerringly excellent cuisine for breakfast and lunch, whilst dinner is served whenever it suits you between 6.30pm and 9.00pm each evening. To match your choice, our sommelier will gladly talk through the impressive wine list.
Britannia Club Restaurant
The Britannia Club restaurant boasts the same grandeur as the neighbouring Britannia Restaurant, but with an intimate dining club atmosphere. Dine here for breakfast and lunch, and enjoy dinner in the evening at a time that suits you between 6.30pm and 9.00pm.
If you are a Britannia guest, your table reservation will be in the 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 6.00pm or at 8.30pm; you can arrive with a flourish, down the steps of the curved staircase.
Enjoy a casual breakfast, lunch, dinner or late-night buffet in the relaxed self-service Lido restaurant. With cuisine options that take inspiration from around the world, you’ll always find something to tempt you; no matter what time you feel peckish.
Bars and Lounges
The Commodore Club
Cunard’s signature Commodore Club majestically overlooks the bow of Queen Elizabeth 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.
Share conversation and sip champagne from beautiful Waterford crystal flutes. Discover the pleasing trinity of freshness, purity and elegance in all Laurent-Perrier champagnes that makes them true vins de plaisir.
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.
The Golden Lion
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, curry, and cottage pie.
The Yacht Club
Occupying an imposing position overlooking the Pavilion Pool, the Yacht Club comes to life in the evening. A central dance floor is the perfect place to show off your footwork into the early hours, accompanied by the resident live band or DJ.
A relaxed coffee shop by day, Café Carinthia serves premium illy coffee to either enjoy in comfortable surrounds or to take ashore with you. At lunch, light bites and cakes are available to enjoy too. In the evening, a full drinks menu can be enjoyed.
The Garden Lounge
A relaxing space in which to enjoy the sun, the Garden Lounge is designed to have the feel of a Kew Gardens conservatory. Perfect for enjoying an informal breakfast or a refreshing cocktail, the Lounge also shows live sports events.
Cantilevered balconies, ornate frescos and backlit glass panels rise to the height of two decks in the magnificent Queens Room. Experience views from many Royal Palaces through the exquisite artwork that adorns the walls.
Here is the setting for two timeless Cunard traditions: indulgent afternoon tea served by white gloved waiters offering a choice of teas from around the world, and cucumber sandwiches followed by scones served with lashings of jam and clotted cream.
Evenings boast another of Cunard’s finest traditions as guests take to the floor to enjoy elegant ballroom dancing with a mix of beats to accompany the glittering ball gowns and tuxedoed guests as they whirl and spin to the resident orchestra. Captains cocktail parties, themed balls, the social scene is endless in this most impressive of ballrooms.
Night time Entertainment
Do you fancy yourself as an entertainer? In the traditional Golden Lion pub, the spotlight may be on you, as you interpret a track or two during a lively karaoke event.
Settle down in Golden Lion with a favorite drink and test your mind in all kinds of trivia in the nightly pub quiz.
The Commodore Club welcomes you each evening with soft relaxing music from the beautiful ivory keys of the baby grand piano.
- String Quartet
The string quartet is the perfect accompaniment to white-gloved Afternoon Tea in the Queens Room and also sets the tone for the sparkling Royal Night Theme Balls.
- Sailaway party
Most evenings as Queen Elizabeth departs port, her resident band strikes up by the Lido pool. Enjoy a refreshing cocktail or champagne as that day’s destination slips slowly from view and you begin planning tomorrow’s adventure.
- Royal Court Theatre
Take your seat for a thrilling music and dance extravaganza, comedian or singer in the magnificent Royal Court Theatre. Private boxes, which can be reserved for a small fee on production show nights, offer a great view and come with complimentary champagne and chocolates – the perfect evening.
- Lavish productions
Watch lavish musicals and unforgettable hi-tech productions performed by the Cunard Royal Dancers and Singers in the elegant and traditionally decorated Royal Court Theatre.
- Queens Room
A magnificent Grand Ballroom whose artwork and murals reflect our cherished royal links. The setting for Royal Nights Themed Balls and white-gloved Afternoon Tea.
- Royal Night Theme Balls
Royal Night themed balls in QE’s magnificent Queens Room ballroom are your chance to don your formal dancing attire and take to the floor in a sea of glittering ball gowns and dinner jackets, accompanied by the marvellous orchestra.
- Dance lessons
Whether you are a complete novice or simply wish to brush up on your skills, the daily complimentary dance lessons led by our professional dance couple are the perfect way to give you the confidence to step out on to the dance floor.
- Yacht Club
Dance the night away to the sounds of our resident party band and DJ in our wonderfully placed late-night lounge. Overlooking the Pavilion Pool, the Yacht Club’s resident band and DJ will delight until the last person hangs up their dancing shoes.
- Entered Service: 2010
- Refit: May 2014
- Port of Registry: Bermuda
- Service Speed: 21.7 knots
- Max Speed: 23.7 knots
- Guest Capacity: 2,081
- No. of Crew: 1,005
- Length Overall: 964.5 feet
- Width: 106 feet
- Draft: 25.9 feet
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