Queen Victoria Review

Cunard Line
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  • Overall Rating: 4.0-stars 4.0
  • Expert Rating:4.0-stars 4.0
  • Traveler Rating:4.0-stars 3.8
    • Couples: 3.6
    • Families w/ young children: N/A
    • Families w/ older children: 4.0
    • Singles/Friends: 4.8
    • Groups: 5.0
  • Health Rating:
  • Price: $$$$
  • Year Built: 2007
  • Refurbished: 2010
  • Ship Size: M
  • Total Cabins: 990
  • Restaurants: 9
  • Pools: 3

How it Ranks: Queen Victoria ranks #3 out of 3 Cunard Line Cruise Ships based on an analysis of expert and user ratings, as well as health ratings.

Built in 2007, Queen Victoria is Cunard's smallest ship. Carrying around 2,015 passengers, Queen Victoria features a 1-to-2 crew-to-guest ratio, affording cruisers more tailored onboard experiences than larger luxury competitors. Previous passengers highlight the attention to detail and high level of customer service as major advantages to sailing on Queen Victoria. The ship also features Cunard's upscale accommodation options, including Queens Grill and Princess Grill suites, but lacks Britannia Club Balcony and Britannia Single Staterooms. Though the ship offers fewer lodging options than its siblings, in-room amenities are abundant: Accommodations feature minifridges, iPod docking stations, and in the suites, walk-in closets and bathrooms with tubs. Queen Victoria also stands out from the other Cunard vessels with its six dining options: This ship is the only one within the fleet to feature the Golden Lion Pub. Modeled after a traditional British pub, the Golden Lion features beer and cider, as well as a menu of classic pub fare, such as fish and chips and cottage pie. For a less casual atmosphere, guests can dine at The Verandah, the ship's onboard specialty restaurant (for an extra fee). Apart from its accommodations and dining, Queen Victoria also distinguishes itself with an abundance of daytime activities. Children and teens can retreat to designated, supervised areas within the ship, while adults can take their pick from enrichment programs, casino games and fitness classes. As with Cunard's other ships, Queen Victoria boasts an eclectic array of nighttime entertainment, including themed galas, theatrical productions and live music. There is an enforced dress code for participating in the ship's nighttime activities (think suits for men and dresses and skirts for women), but recent cruisers said the code lent an extra air of sophistication that's typically absent on other ships.

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Queen Victoria Deck Plans

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Disclaimers about ship ratings: A ship's Health Rating is based on vessel inspection scores published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). If a ship did not receive a CDC score within 22 months prior to the calculation of its Overall Rating, its Health Rating appears as N/A; in such a case, the ship's Overall Rating is calculated using the average Health Rating of all CDC-rated ships within the cruise line. All ship Traveler Ratings are based on ratings provided under license by Cruiseline.com.