People relaxing in the stunning winter garden area on-board Queen Victoria at sunset Fresh out of the shipyard following a £34m refit in spring 2017, Cunard’s Queen Victoria is looking stunning, sporting redesigned staterooms and suites, a beautiful new restaurant, new bars and a vast expanse of enlarged teak deck. Yet the ship retains a real traditional elegance with a plush Victoriana theme throughout – glittering chandeliers, a...

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Cunard crew member standing outside the Queen Mary 2 cruise ship and holding a dog The Cunard experience is the ultimate in luxury: both elegant and classic, this cruise line is a timeless British institution sailing the sea to wonderful destinations. But don’t go thinking this makes Cunard stuffy and outdated! Let us show you five reasons why guests from all walks of life visit Cunard ships. 1. You can...

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A waiter serving fine afternoon tea to a passenger on-board Cunard's Queen Mary 2 cruise ship Although it is part of the American-owned Carnival Corporation, Cunard is quintessentially British. Its three ships, Queen Elizabeth, Queen Victoria and the flagship, Queen Mary 2, are all Southampton-based. All embrace the concept of formal dressing, maritime traditions like the captain’s midday announcement, and elegant surroundings that evoke the glamour of the golden age of...

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