Cunard Line to renovate Queen Victoria this May

Ship will be fitted with a restaurant, suites and the line's new Chart Room concept
Cunard Line to renovate Queen Victoria this May
The Chart Room will serve illy coffee, Godiva chocolate treats and light bites by day, and cocktails by night (Image: Cunard Line)

By Rebecca Gibson |

Cunard Line is to carry out a £34 million refit onboard Queen Victoria at Fincantieri’s Palermo shipyard in Italy this May.

During the dry dock, which will last from 5 May to 4 June 2017, Queen Victoria will be fitted with the new Britannia Club Dining restaurant with a flexible dining option, and 43 mid-ship Britannia Club staterooms on Decks 7 and 8. The staterooms will feature newly designed carpets, soft furnishings, flat screen TVs, and tea and coffee facilities.

Queen Victoria’s Grand Suites – Aquitania, Berengaria, Mauretania and Laconia Suites – will be completely redesigned and reconfigured to maximise space and give them a similar square footage to those on Queen Elizabeth (1,436 square foot). The interiors will also be redesigned to include a new colour scheme and advanced entertainment options.

The five Penthouse Suites on Deck 8 aft will also be upgraded with new colour schemes that reflect Cunard’s signature deep red and geometric patterns. They will also feature floor-to-ceiling windows, as well as defined living and sleeping spaces.

Cunard will also debut a new Chart Room concept on Queen Victoria. To replace the current Café Carinthia on Deck 2, the Chart Room will feature illy coffee, Godiva chocolate treats and light bites by day, and cocktails by night. Cunard will also introduce a ‘gin and fizz’ themed menu to the Midships Lounge, including a variety of wines, prosecco, cava, champagne, premium gins and spirits.

“This investment in Queen Victoria just goes to demonstrate Cunard’s passion for delivering an experience that exceeds guests’ expectations in luxury travel by sea,” said Simon Palethorpe, senior vice president at Cunard. “For the first time on Queen Victoria, guests can enjoy an elevated experience with large, well-appointed balcony staterooms in prime locations and the new Britannia Club Restaurant will be the perfect setting for those who prefer a more intimate dining experience in one of the finest restaurants at sea.”

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