Following a refurbishment in 2017, Cunard's Queen Victoria is back on the high seas, with an increased capacity of 2,081 passengers. Although smaller than her sister, Queen Elizabeth, this is another Cunard luxury cruise ship built along classic British lines, with decor and activities that bring the golden age of the 1920s and 1930s to life.
A number of different routes can be enjoyed onboard Queen Victoria, including a 2-night cruise from Hamburg, Germany to Southampton and a 14-night transatlantic crossing that will take passengers from Fort Lauderdale to Southampton. Along the way, Queen Victoria stops in Charleston, South Carolina, and then makes a mid-Atlantic stop in Praia Da Vitoria, where guests can disembark to enjoy the natural beauty of the remote Azores Islands.
Following the refurbishment, Queen Victoria has 1,035 cabins, including 151 inside, 139 Oceanview, and 566 with balconies. Ten cabins, including two Princess Suites and one Queen's Suite, have wheelchair access and include extra-wide doors and a special bathroom. Single cabins are also available. All cabins come with a sofa, refrigerator, telephone, nightly turndown service, bathrobes and slippers, as well as tea and coffee-making facilities, air conditioning and TVs.
In terms of activities, formal nights with a dress code are a feature, like the Black and White Ball, to add to the fun. The Games Deck is a nostalgic trip back in time, where passengers can enjoy paddle tennis, shuffleboard, croquet, hoopla and deck quoits. There are golf-putting tournaments, bingo, and ballroom dancing classes, and two large pools giving guests the chance to cool off on a hot day cruising, on board Queen Victoria.