Queen Elizabeth Cruise Ship Profile

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Queen Elizabeth News

Queen Elizabeth has arrived at the Blohm & Voss Shipyard in Hamburg, Germany, for her first scheduled dry-docking since she entered service in 2010.  As well as conducting standard checks and maintenance, this multi-million dollar refit will create the ship’s first-ever single accommodation options, along with enhanced stateroom and other amenities and improved restaurant facilities. In line with the company’s environmental sustainability thinking, scrubber technology is also being introduced on the ship. Read more...


Queen Elizabeth sails various itineraries from Southampton. Visit the Cunard Line website for a complete schedule. 

CDC Ratings

Sanitation Report

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2011 Rating 100 (Sep)
2013 Rating 97 (Feb)
2014 Rating 99 (Jan)
2016 Rating 95 (Feb)
2017 Rating 92 (Feb)

The Center For Disease Control (CDC) performs unannounced inspections, which are conducted twice a year and required for any cruise ship with an international itinerary calling at a U.S. port. Vessels are evaluated proper food handling, preparation and storage procedures, and overall galley cleanliness. Ships’ potable water supplies used in spas and pools are evaluated, as well.

Deck Plan

Deck 12

Grills Upper Terrace

Deck 11

Queens Grill, Grills Lounge,  The Courtyard, The Terrace, Sports Deck

Deck 10

Children's Outdoor Area, The Play Zone, The Zone, Teen Outdoor Area, Churchill's Lounge, Admiral's Lounge, Commodore Club , Yacht Club

Deck 9

Whirlpools, Lido Aft Pool, Lido Bar and Grill, Lido Restaurant, Garden Lounge, Pavilion Pool, Spa and Fitness Center

Deck 8

Passenger staterooms

Deck 7

Passenger staterooms

Deck 5

Passenger staterooms

Deck 4

Passenger staterooms

Deck 3

Royal Court Theater, Royal Arcade, Shops, Midships Lounge, Library, Britannia Restaurant

Deck 2

Royal Court Theater, Casino, Golden Lion Pub, Queens Room, Café Carinthia, Queen's Arcade, Verandah Restaurant, Chart Room, Library, Britannia Restaurant

Deck 1

Royal Court Theater, Passenger staterooms, Grand lobby, Internet center

Kid's Program

Play Zone

Younger members of the family and perhaps some adults will not want to leave The Play Zone filled with toys, games and activities. As the younger children delight in the soft play area and ball pool you can be certain that they are in the best of care with our certified Early Years staff.

A range of engaging activities will be thoughtfully prepared by youth staff including sports, arts and crafts and a disco, as well as themed days such as Pirate Day! The teen area, with its computers and relaxed layout provides an ideal setting for older children to meet and make new friends. Adjoining the Play Zone is the outside pool area where the whole family can enjoy themselves.

Please note that children must be a minimum of two-years-old to participate in the Nursery without parental supervision. Children under one-year-old are welcome, provided they are accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times.

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Cunard Cruise Lines Queen Elizabeth

Queen Elizabeth features many unique Cunard traditions linking her with her sisters, Queen Mary 2 and Queen Victoria, and their predecessors. It features all the modern day luxuries Cunard’s guests have come to expect while including features that give the vessel her own style and personality. 

QE emerges from drydock after multi-million dollar refit

posted June 20, 2014

A recent multi-million dollar refit aboard Cunard Line’s Queen Elizabeth, created nine new single staterooms, replaced carpeting, more than 3,000 mattresses, installed 1,200 flat screen TVs, added new awnings on the sun decks, re-modeled the Lido restaurant and Royal Arcade shopping area, and  replaced a 65 ton alternator.

Other innovations made possible by the refit include waiters with insulated coffee and tea pots henceforth serving passengers with hot drinks at all meals, following the refurbishment of the ship’s informal Lido restaurant.  The addition of recessed risers will improve the styling of this self-service area as well as passenger flows within it.

More generally, carpets have been renewed and large flat-screen TVs – mostly 32” or above – have been installed in all passenger staterooms.  Sun awnings have been erected on the open area near the Lido pool at the stern on Deck 9 and on both sides of the Grills Upper Terrace area near the top of the ship to offer more shade out on deck. The creation of a dedicated studio enables the ship’s photographers to offer high-end portraiture, while the addition of touch screens in the photo gallery continues the development of a digital environment in which passengers can more easily find and select their photos taken by the team.

Shopping in the Royal Arcade on Deck 3 has been transformed: new Fine Jewelry and Watch shops have opened and the layout, lighting and overall shopping experience for passengers has been enhanced.

On the technical front, scrubber technology has been installed in line with the company’s commitment to minimizing its environmental impact. This involves the installation of a new filtration system for the exhaust gas from the ship’s engines. In addition, a new alternator has been installed.

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The first Queen Elizabeth was one of Cunard’s greatest ships, and the new Queen Elizabeth reflects her predecessor in interior grandeur, décor and style, but with a modern twist. From the outside, her distinctive black and red livery hints at an experience that differentiates a Cunard liner from a modern-day cruise ship.

This is most evident in the ship’s adherence to liner traditions, with elegant double- and triple-height public rooms on a grand scale, luxuriously endowed with rich wood paneling, intricate mosaics, hand-woven carpets, gleaming chandeliers and cool marbles. Art Deco features pay homage to the original Queen Elizabeth and will allow the new ship to reflect a more civilized era of travel. As successor to Queen Elizabeth 2, the ship will also reflect this great liner through artwork and memorabilia, and its very own “Yacht Club.”


Launched: 2010

Refurbished: May 2014

GRT: 92,000

Length: 963 ft.

Draft: 32 ft.

Speed: 23.7 Knots

Passengers: 2,058

Crew: 1005


Stateroom sizes

Single staterooms: 159 - 162 sq. ft.

Britannia modest inside: 152 - 243 sq. ft.

Britannia ocean-view: 180 - 201 sq. ft. 

Britannia Balcony: 242 - 472 sq. ft.

Britannia Balcony: 242 - 472 sq. ft.

Princess Grill Suites: 335 - 513 sq. ft.

Queens Grill Suites: 484 - 2131 sq. ft.

Standard Amenities

Half bottle of sparkling wine at embarkation, interactive TV with multi language film and music channels, direct-dial telephone, refrigerator, safe and hair dryer, bath robe & slippers, nightly turndown service with pillow chocolate, complimentary 24-hour room service, daily fresh fruit (on request), 220V 3-pin and 110V 2-pin sockets, daily shipboard newspaper.

Guests booked in inside, ocean view, or balcony staterooms dine in the early or late seating of the Britannia restaurant. Guests booked in the Club Balcony dine in the Club Britannia single seating restaurant. Guests in the Princess Grill dine at a reserved table in the Princess Grill Restaurant and Guests in the Queens Grill dine at a reserved table in the intimate Queens Grill Restaurant.

Suite amenities include a pillow menu, concierge service, full bathroom and shower, full bottle of Bon Voyage wine and fresh strawberries, exclusive access to Grills Lounge, Courtyard, and private sun deck, and in-suite dining. Queens Grill guests receive butler service, a bottle of champagne at embarkation, and pre-dinner canapés.

Single Staterooms

Eight outside and one inside staterooms were added to the ship during the May 2014 refit. 

The single staterooms measure 159 to 162 square feet, with features including: central locations on the ship; small double beds with generous width of more than 47”; large windows (outside staterooms only)

Dining Venues

Britannia Grill

Three-level dining room for passengers in Club Balcony, Balcony, Ocean view, and Inside staterooms. The menu was designed by Jean-Marie Zimmermann.

Queens Grill

Queens Grill patrons have their own private
restaurant. Exclusive deck terrace and an al fresco dining option available.

Princess Grill Restaurant

For passengers in Princess Grill stateroom, a luxurious dining experience with attentive service.

Verandah Restaurant

An alternative dinner venue serving French cuisine with ingredients sourced from France.

Lido Restaurant

Casual dining buffet serving breakfast and lunch. In the evening the venue transforms into regional venues: the Mexican restaurant Aztec, Asado with South American cuisine, and the Asian-inspired Jasmine.

Queens Room

An elegant affair with white-gloved service for afternoon English tea.

Garden Lounge

A relaxing lounge perfect to enjoy a smoothie during the midday and dining and dancing in the evening.

Golden Lion Pub

English style pub offering items such as fish and chips, bangers and mash, and a selection of lagers.

Carinthia Café

Succumb to several varieties of Specialty teas and rich aromatic coffees that can be found in this delightfully relaxing venue overlooking the Grand Lobby, not to mention the indulgent pastries that are on offer.

Notable Rooms

Royal Court Theater

Music, high-tech productions, and classic Shakespearean performances are hosted in this 1000-seat showroom.

Queens Room

A new take on the traditional Cunard ballroom, with artwork depicting views from royal palaces. Dance floor for Grand Balls and Tea Dances at sea.

Queen's Grill Lounge

Exclusive to Grills guests, this refined, comfortable and relaxed haven is perfect for a pre-dinner tipple with friends or daily afternoon tea.

Commodore Club

Sophisticated lounge overlooking the ships' bow with live music in the evening.

Golden Lion Pub

A Cunard favorite, choose from a wide selection of beer, cider and wine to complement the delicious gastro pub-style lunch menus in a comfortable, traditional setting. 


Cigar bar with an extensive selection of rare cognacs, scotch whiskey's, and more.

Midships Bar

Pays homage to her namesake liner, the first Queen Elizabeth, with memorabilia displayed from that era.

Chart Room

Elegant lounge featuring classical jazz music.

The Yacht Club

Nautical features, including the compass-shaped dance floor, will be the scene for lively evenings and sunny days.

Outdoor Features

Pavilion Pool and Bar

Located on Deck 12. Lido pool, bar and grill aft.

Terrace Bar

Cocktail bar - great place for the sail-a-ways.

Games Deck

Named after the same deck on the original Queen Elizabeth, the Games Deck offers paddle tennis, croquet and traditional British bowls.

Grill Upper Terrace

The highest outdoor area on Queen Elizabeth, exclusively for Grills guests to soak up the sun and admire the scenery. 

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