Cunard's New Ship - Queen Anne
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Shakespeare At Sea
From May 2022. Cunard will be joining forces with the Royal Shakespeare Company to offer Shakespeare At Sea. From sonnets and speeches to unique theatre shows and even acting workshops, guests on Queen Mary 2's Transatlantic voyages will be able to watch as the talented cast bring the work of one of the world's most famous playwrights to the open seas. Click to see all of Queen Mary 2's transatlantic sailings!View Cruises
New Queen Elizabeth Sailings
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Cruises with Cunard
Famed for their traditional style of cruising, luxurious amenities and impeccable White Star Service, Cunard are a classic cruise line that takes guests back to the golden era of ocean voyaging. If you enjoy traditional cruising and a touch of class with like-minded people, Cunard Cruises are perfectly suited to you.
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Cunard Cruise Deals
02 June 2023
The Fjords from Southampton£791pp
20 October 2023
Atlantic Coast & Iberia from Southampton£593pp
11 December 2023
Atlantic Coast Adventure from Southampton£939pp
13 August 2023
Atlantic Coast & Iberia from Southampton£692pp
14 October 2023
Western Mediterranean from Barcelona with Stay£1,049pp
25 June 2023
The Fjords from Southampton£791pp
01 October 2023
Central Mediterranean from Southampton£2,672pp
13 June 2023
Rocky Mountaineer Discovery Tour & Alaska from Vancouver£5,749pp
19 June 2023
Alaska from Vancouver with Kenton Cool£2,068pp
Cunard: Life on-board
- Total cruises 860
- Fleet: 4 Ships
- Destinations: 30
Whether you're dining in sophisticated restaurants, winding down in the bar or heading to bed in the comfortable cabins, each and every moment during your Cunard Cruise will leave you with memories of ocean voyaging to last a lifetime.
While Cunard Cruises may offer a more traditional cruise experience, this doesn't mean that kids won't enjoy it to, and with dedicated clubs for those between 2-17 years, a cruise can be a memorable experience for guests of all ages. What's more, the free of charge Night Nursery is on hand between 6-11pm for those aged 6-23 months, meaning that you can enjoy a special evening without worrying about your little ones.
|The Play Zone||2-7 years||Indoor and outdoor play equipment, themed days and structured activities|
|The Kids' Zone||8-12 years||Games consoles, sports, arts and crafts and competitions|
|Teen Zone||13-17 years||Deck sports, discos, tournaments and games consoles|
Dining with Cunard is an experience in itself that takes you on a culinary journey which is almost as exciting as the cruise. Once onboard you can expect opulent dining rooms, sophisticated menus and exceptional service to the tune of world-class live music. With a huge variety of restaurants and eateries for a number of occasions, Cunard caters for all tastes.
|Queens Grill Restaurant||A la carte menus and ocean views||Queen Elizabeth, Queen Mary 2 & Queen Victoria|
|Princess Grill Restaurant||An intimate, single-seating venue with complimentary wine||Queen Elizabeth, Queen Mary 2 & Queen Victoria|
|Britannia Restaurant||Two-tiered main dining room||Queen Elizabeth, Queen Mary 2 & Queen Victoria|
|Verandah Restaurant||Fine French cuisine||Queen Elizabeth, Queen Victoria & Queen Mary 2|
|Lido Restaurant||A more casual restaurant||Queen Elizabeth & Queen Victoria|
|Golden Lion Pub||British-style pub grub||Queen Elizabeth, Queen Mary 2 & Queen Victoria|
|King's Court||Open from morning until late night||Queen Mary 2|
Once it reaches 6pm, Cunard's ships come to life with live performances. From cabaret and dance productions to theatre shows and comedy acts, you’ll never be disappointed by what’s on offer every evening of your cruise. Meanwhile, if your idea of fun is getting your dancing shoes on, there's plenty of opportunity to do just this. Featuring ballroom dancing, gala balls and nightclubs, there's a venue for everyone onboard.
On the other hand, if you're looking for a more relaxed evening of unwinding, there are various bars and lounges which you can check out. Here are some highlights:
- Commodore Club- head here for cocktails and live piano music
- Golden Lion Pub- featuring fantastic beers and live sports screenings, this traditional pub-style venue is a guest favourite
- Champagne Lounge- enjoy an evening of class at this elegant bar
- Casino- try your hand at the games tables and slot machines at the onboard casino
From staying active to learning new skills or enjoying some time to yourself, daytimes onboard your Cunard cruise can be exactly what you want them to be:
- Active- dance and fencing classes, deck games, sports, fitness classes, gym
- Culture- guest lectures, arts and crafts, classical concerts, Planetarium
- Social- card and board games, solo traveller meet ups, pools
If you really want to make the most of your holiday, you could even treat yourself to a trip to the spa. Once here, all you have to do is sit back and let the professionals pamper you with an extensive range of treatments including massages and facials. There's even a hair and beauty salon and a barbers if you want to spruce yourself up for that night’s big soiree.
No matter which ship you choose for your Cunard cruise, you'll be met with the high-quality service, elegant décor and sophisticated onboard experience for which the line is so well loved.
Cunard ship classes explained
Cunard World Club
Cunard cruise guests are invited to join the Cunard World Club upon return from their first Cunard voyage. World Club membership opens up exclusive rewards and cruise benefits to be used on future voyages.
Customer reviews for Cunard
Just a short 4-nighter for our first time on QM2 - some people say it's a bit tired and not dissimilar to other cruise ships (P&O) but couldn't disagree more - QM2 is a unique ship, a grand ship, both in design and style. We loved the sweeping rear decks, the wide promenade deck (a proper deck going right around the ship), wide walkways, huge staircases, all the interior decor, comfortable lounges and bars, plenty of places to find and relax - we'll have to back as there's still a couple of places we didn't get round to seeing. Comfortable theatres (2). We had an 'obstructed view' balcony which was comfortable, adequate and spacious - the view didn't bother us! The entertainment on board was top class. We liked the Kings Court self-service and found the main restaurant pleasant - although my meal the first night was tough (pork) and the service a little slow (we've had better on P&O). We shall definitely be booking on her again just to experience this ship for all it has to offer- upholding the true Cunard traditions.
Lovely relaxing cruise,great ports of call,17 days just perfect
From the moment we boarded to the time we disembarked was very relaxing the staff were helpful won’t hesitate to go on this beautiful Ship again.
With a name like Queen Elizabeth I expected something special. It was not and only average compared to other ships I have been on. Food was lukewarm every night, drinks expensive. The automatic adding of a 15% service charge to every drink purchased was a total rip off. I will not be travelling Cunard again.
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The entire Cunard fleet is accessible for cruisers with disabilities. Each ship provides a number of special-access cabins with enlarged doorways, roll-in showers, grab handles and a ramp to your balcony.
Unless clearly stated otherwise as part of your specific package, excursions are not complimentary with Cunard. Costs vary and you can purchase them within 12 weeks prior to your cruise until three days before. After this, there is a waiting list or the option to book available spots once aboard.
Once you have been on your very first Cunard cruise, you will automatically join the Cunard World Club, offering four tiers of benefits depending on how many nights you have cruised in total. For more information, visit the Cunard World Club page.
During the day Cunard passengers are welcome to dress informally and relax throughout the ship. In the evening a more formal dress code is observed with either the much-anticipated Gala Nights held two or three times a week, or the more relaxed Smart Attire. However, if you don’t wish to glam up for Gala Evenings, there are areas of the ship in which relaxed clothing is permitted.
It is possible to amend the amount of gratuities you pay at reception once you are onboard. As standard, guests staying in Britannia cabins will automatically be charged $11.50pp a day of gratuities, while Grill suite guests will be charged $13.50pp.
Guests will experience a wide range of dining options throughout their cruise. For breakfast, lunch and dinner, seated table service can be enjoyed in the Britannia restaurant, while a breakfast and lunch buffet is provided in Lido or Kings Court. On formal Gala Nights, dinner becomes a multi-course banquet followed by a ball. For special occasions, guests can reserve a table at a speciality restaurant, or enjoy luxurious room service.
Yes, 24-hour room service is complimentary.
Cunard are able to cater for the following special dietary needs, simply mention your requirements at the time of booking, and then again to the restaurant manager when onboard.
- Vegetarians, pescatarian and vegans
- Kosher and halal
- Gluten and wheat-free
- Low cholesterol
You can rent formal attire once onboard if needed, as well as take advantage of the laundry press or tailor service should you have any wardrobe malfunctions. This is also great if you are on a particularly long voyage with multiple formal nights. If you are not wearing the correct clothing on formal nights, you may not be permitted in certain areas of the ship, such as the main dining room or theatre.
No, Cunard ships have both three-pin British plug sockets and two-pin US and Continental plug sockets.
Under 18s are allowed to cruise with Cunard but they must be accompanied by a parent/guardian who is at least 21 years of age staying in the same cabin as, or exactly next to/across from, the child. Only children over six months old are able to cruise with Cunard, this is increased to 12 months for infants on World, Exotic or Transatlantic cruises- i.e. cruises with more than three consecutive sea days.
A children’s menu and baby food are available. Breastfeeding is also permitted throughout the ship.
Cunard provide kids complimentary entertainment for children aged between 2 and 17.
- The Playzone- 6-months to 7 years, open 9am-11pm
- The Kids Zone- 8 to 12, open 9am-11pm
- The Teen Zone- 13 to 17, open 9am-11pm
- The Night Nursery- 6 to 23months, 6-11pm
Yes, each Cunard ship has a designated children’s swimming pool. The other pools are a mix of family-friendly and adult-only. Children must be toilet trained to use the pools.