A Flagship Without Compare
Queen Mary 2 is a remarkable flagship, her style and elegance are legendary. Above all, it‘s the space she offers and the luxury for you to do as little or as much as you wish which sets her apart.
Welcome to a true icon. Our flagship is a truly astonishing liner and you’ll find an incredible sense of freedom from the space she offers. Whether you’re in the mood for complete relaxation or something more active, you can find it. Immerse yourself in enthralling entertainment, be indulged in the Canyon Ranch Spa Club or simply relax with a book in her vast library. You’ll discover remarkable craftsmanship in the elegant staterooms and suites and savouring her many sumptuous restaurants and bars is always a pleasure.
Our Gala Balls are highly anticipated occasions on any cruise of three nights or more. They’re the reason you’ve packed your finest dinner jackets and ballgowns, ready to sweep around the Queens Room. An eight-piece orchestra sets the tempo to an evening of dancing; our gentlemen hosts are always waiting to accompany any single ladies. Every event has a glamorous theme, from the traditional Black & White Ball and Masquerade Ball, to a Roaring Twenties Ball and a hat-focused Ascot Ball.
We regularly welcome wine experts on board to enrich your knowledge through lectures and tastings. We also invite wine producers to pair their wines with a lavish tasting menu at special wine dinners. You can pre-purchase from our collection of fine wine packages, carefully curated by our sommeliers, while pairing recommendations are only ever a phone call away courtesy of our ‘Wine Line’. You could even achieve an industry-recognised qualification during your cruise.
For many, a good read is an essential part of a relaxing holiday and there’s no better time to indulge this passion than whilst onboard with us. You’ll find the range of titles available in our beautiful libraries is as impressive as the refined surroundings. So, find yourself a good book, pull up a leather armchair and enjoy some quiet contemplation. You may even wish to join the Cunard Book Club where thought provoking literary discussions with fellow guests are lead by the ship’s librarian.
Godiva at Sir Samuels
Sir Samuel’s is a welcoming venue for an expertly blended tea or coffee. Here, you can indulge your sweet tooth too courtesy of the exquisite selection of confectionery by Belgian chocolatier, Godiva. You’ll find a decadent array of tempting pralines and sublime truffles. Luxurious ice creams with intense dark chocolate in a waffle cone may tempt you more. You could order a hedonistic fondue, with strawberries and marshmallow pieces, or select from a menu of heavenly chocolate drinks.
You know you’re on a special ship indeed when you can settle into your comfortable seat in the only planetarium at sea. More than this, Illuminations is a luxury 3D cinema and a classical music venue. The planetarium dome can send you on an epic voyage across the solar system, teach you to navigate by the stars, or show other science and natural history films, with up to four screenings on each sea day. With the dome retracted, Illuminations hosts 3D films and stunning concerts and recitals.
Your table is reserved for breakfast, lunch and dinner in one of the sophisticated main restaurants aboard. Each is the home of deliciously imaginative menus, exceptional wines and impeccable service. This evening you may start with such delicacies as Salmon Gravlax with Poached Quail’s Egg or a Croquette of Suckling Pig. For your entrée, you might be in the mood for Dover Sole Meunière or a Chateaubriand, perhaps rounded off with a rich Bitter Chocolate Soufflé or a lighter Mango Panna Cotta.
If anything sums up the freedom of your cruise, it is the array of places to eat, from healthy to hearty, from light bites to haute cuisine. It’s simply a case of deciding what you’re in the mood for. The menu at The Verandah features speciality seafood and tender cooked-to-order prime cuts. Within either Kings Court or the Lido, alternative venues include Aztec with its Mexican flavours, Asian delicacies at Bamboo, Italian-themed La Piazza and the Smokehouse, inspired by a classic American grill.
Every evening during your cruise promises a stellar array of entertainment choices. So, whether you’re in the mood for music, dance performances or even magic shows, prepare to settle into your seat. Watch the resident Royal Court Singers & Dancers stage dazzling West-End style productions or abridged Shakespeare performances. We’ve also hand-picked a talented line-up of vocalists and instrumentalists, aerial performers and illusionists, stand-up comedians and variety entertainers.
Live music will be an unmistakable signature of every moment on your ship. Our accomplished resident musicians will create an enticing ambience, during relaxing moments and on grand social occasions. The string quartet provides a warm welcome on board and melodic accompaniment to Afternoon Tea. The resident pianist sets an elegant tone to evening dinner drinks in the Commodore Club, and you’ll also find harpists and contemporary bands in public rooms and lounges throughout the ship.
Children of all ages are welcome on our ships, and our dedicated clubs offer activities and entertainment. These include arts and crafts, sporting activities, play areas, computer games and much more. They can make friends with other children at The Play Zone, for two- to seven-year-olds, and The Zone which is ideal for eight- to 17-year-olds. Our youth staff will supervise your children, organise events, activities and competitions, and even ‘excursions’ to the theatre or cinema on board.
Traditional Afternoon Tea
If anything perfectly encapsulates Cunard’s service and sense of occasion, it is our prized daily ritual: Afternoon Tea, served by white-gloved waiters from 3.30 to 4.30pm every day in the Queens Room. Indulgent finger sandwiches, scones and pastries accompany Twinings fine leaf teas, as the orchestra provides a melodic backdrop. Our Grills guests may also retreat to the more intimate Princess Grill restaurant, while a more casual interpretation awaits in the Lido or King’s Court.