The stunning Queen Elizabeth may be the newest vessel in the Cunard Line fleet, but she's a glorious homage to a more glamorous bygone era.
Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth is synomous with superior cruise holidays. You’ll feel like royalty from the moment you board. Her pedigree Is matched by her state-of-the-art facilities, allowing you to enjoy the decadence of decades past in modern comfort.
Cunard delivers a comprehensive selection of cruises from Southampton on board the Queen Elizabeth. North European itineraries typically take in the Scandinavian Peninsula, Baltic States and Netherlands on week long or two week long cruise holidays.Read more
On a Western European Cruise you can embark London, Lisbon or Rome – hopping on for five days, or staying the full 18. Ports of call could include Paris, Dublin, Barcelona and the south of France.
On a Mediterranean cruise, this glorious vessel truly comes into her own amongst the history and stunning beauty of its surroundings. Whether you’re visiting fjords and waterfalls, iconic cities or picture-perfect beaches, the Queen Elizabeth can take you there in sophisticated style.
Facilities and Amenities
You wouldn’t expect a ship named by Her Majesty to come up short on facilties and the Queen Elizabeth certainly doesn’t disappoint. It’s easy to get your bearings from the the breathtaking Grand Lobby that links together the fabulous decks, ranging from the intimate Yacht deck - named after the aft lounge on the QE2 - to the stunning alfresco Deck 9 complete with The Garden Lounge.
A Cunard cruise holiday will keep you busy but you can always find time to relax – a spot of afternoon tea might be just the ticket. On this opulent ship you can sit back and enjoy the unparelleled service, palatial luxury and renowned elegance one expects from Cunard, and the kids don’t do too badly either. Supervised by Early Years staff, you’ll find the Children’s Programme on deck 10. The Play Zone is packed with games, toys and the ever popular Ball Pool. Cunard’s family cruises are great for teens too. They will love the computers and relaxed vibe of their area where they’re sure to forge new and lasting friendships.
Activities and Entertainment
The Queen Elizabeth is your floating palace of unique and enriching cruise holiday experiences. Sit for a family portrait at Image Photo Gallery, view Picasso artworks first hand at Clarendon Fine Art Gallery and if that inspires your inner expressionist, why not take a watercolour workshop at Cunard ConneXions?
The culture continues with a spectrum of fascinating live lectures at Cunard Insights, but if it’s a little more action you crave then head up to the Sports Court for tennis, croquet, shuffleboard and lawn bowls. Afterwards you can unwind in the best possible way - Royal Spa has all the latest beauty treatments from the award-winning Elemis Spa-therapy menu. When the sun goes down, however, this ship really shines. Attend a Royal Ascot Ball or Bucaneer Ball beneath the glittering chandeliers of The Queen’s room. The Royal Court Theatre puts on fantastic musicals and you can always lace up your own dancing shoes at the Yacht Club. The Queen Elizabeth brings relaxation and stimulation in equal measure – she’s the perfect package.
Romance, glamour and adventure are waiting for you on board Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth. Whether you are a virgin voyager or a seasoned sea-dog, she delivers the quintessential cruise experience – traditional, magical, and completely your own.
The Thomson Spirit is a mid-ship that packs plenty of amenities from bow to stern. Lounge culture and entertainment are at the heart of the Thomson Spirit and there’s an array of glittering venues to visit. Enjoy West End style shows at the plush Broadway Show Lounge, savour world-class cabaret in the Horizons Bar or soak up the thrills in the Vegas-tastic Raffles Casino; the Thomson Spirit plays hard well into the night for cruise holidays with plenty of opportunities to dress to impress. For those who prefer to escape the hubbub there’s plenty of facilities too, with the elegant Raffles Bar for pre-dinner cocktails and opportunities for quiet time in the card and reading room.
Your Standard Inside Stateroom lays down the gauntlet for all other affordable accommodation with an impressive list of amenities - 24-hour room service, bathrobe and slippers, nightly turndown service, satellite TV with multi-language film and music channels, refrigerator, safe, hair dryer, Daily Shipboard newspaper, half a bottle of Bon Voyage wine, direct-dial telephone, fruit basket, plus 220V British 3-pin and 110V 2-pin sockets! Moving up the price scale, with every shape and size cabin in between, the gem in the Queen Elizabeth’s crown is the Britannia Club Balcony Suite. Here guests dine on exclusive a la carte menus with select fellow passengers. This is generous, glass-fronted balcony accommodation with additional details and those extra touches to make your stay sensational.
Of the Queen Elizabeth’s four main restaurants that exemplify Cunard’s proud culinary cruise traditions, each one offers tantalizing menus developed by Cunard’s Global Culinary Ambassador, Jean-Marie Zimmerman. Most luxurious of these dining venues is the Queen’s Grill where the amazing a la carte menu is complemented by the exemplary service. Princess Grill is a little more intimate and there’s classic French cuisine available at Verandah. You can even make a dramatic entrance down the winding staircase of Britannia Restaurant into its elegant two-tier dining room.
You will find all the information you need to know about what is on each deck, find your accommodation, which deck the pool is located on.
Cheap Cruise Holidays
With great offers on a range of cruises, booking with Cruise Thomas Cook is a must. If you’re keen to set sail check out our 2014 Cruises and Last Minute Cruises – or if you’re planning ahead browse our 2015 Cruises. For those setting sail from the UK there’s a number of cruises from Southampton to choose from.
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More Cruise Ship Choice
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