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Queen Mary 2

Queen Mary 2, first launched in 2004, is considered to be among the most magnificent ocean liners ever built. This impressive ship sails with Cunard on luxury ocean cruises across Australasia, Africa and Europe and is staffed by over 1,200 people.

About Queen Mary 2

Built with grandeur in mind, she can home 2,620 passengers over 13 decks of chic, spacious cabins and suites. Room service is available, with a nightly turn down service, pillow chocolates and wine and fresh fruit available upon request. The duplex and royal suites are enormous, with spacious, beautifully decorated living quarters complete with large private balconies. There are even private room services available, including in-suite dining from the grill bar.

The ship offers a wide range of refreshments, including a pizzeria, an afternoon and high tea cafe, a grill and a carvery. Evening entertainment is a huge draw of Queen Mary 2 and a casino, a dance floor and a theatre are just a few of the options available. As part of the service, Cunard have a dedicated entertainment team onboard, ensuring something is available around the clock.

For a more relaxed time, yoga and spa massages are offered to passengers and an art gallery and library offer a peaceful chance at time alone. The planetarium and observation lounge give you the opportunity to take a look at the night sky, away from inland light pollution. There is a full set of swimming pools, with a separate splash pool, hot tub, terrace pool and steam room – so expect plenty of opportunities for fun, exercise and making the most of the sunshine.

Children are welcome onboard Queen Mary 2, with areas dedicated to their entertainment. The children’s club, play room and youth and teen centres give families the option to enjoy time doing what they want to do individually, as well as ample opportunity to spend quality time together.

Unique Features

The ship's fantastic Illuminations movie theatre also converts into the only planetarium at sea. Seating 150 guests, shows run approximately four times per sea day. Passengers can enjoy high-tech programmes, including astronomy shows and virtual reality movies underneath the impressive planetarium dome.

Designed in a classic opera house style, The Royal Theatre features 20 private Royal Boxes which are available for passengers to reserve. These glamorous private boxes, provide passengers with an intimate environment to spend an unforgettable night at the theatre.

Cunard is also famous for it's signature White Star Service, and the Queen Elizabeth is no exception, white gloved officers and crew on hand to provide the highest standards of service.

The wonderful Cunard Insights programme provides a wide range of speakers, from explorers, academics and historians to scientists, novelists and biographers. Former ambassadors and politicians, award winning actors and film makers have also given talks on historical and contemporary issues.

See What's Inside

Whether you want a sumptuous suite, or a room with a view, Queen Mary 2 features a variety of accommodation to make your voyage as comfortable as possible. There are a variety of cabins types available, including Duplex Apartments, Suites, Balcony Staterooms and Interior Staterooms.

Each stateroom will fall into one of these categories:

Queens GrillQueens Grill guests enjoy the largest suites on board, commanding the most spectacular views. Meanwhile the exclusive Grills Lounge, private deck and restaurant offer the opportunity to relax in tranquil luxury.

Princess GrillExclusive suites and access to the private Grills Lounge and Terrace offer Princess Grill passengers space and privacy to relax in calming luxury.

Britannia Club-Beautiful ocean views, breakfast on your balcony and wonderful natural daylight - the ever-changing seascape will continuously enthrall you. Britannia Club is the perfect way to relax and unwind whilst travelling with us.

Britannia-Peaceful havens in which to relax, Britannia staterooms offer comfort and the opportunity to dine in the truly spectacular Britannia restaurant - an awe inspiring room that will remind you of the great ocean liners of the past.

Grand Duplex Apartments

The Balmoral and Sandringham Duplexes are the most lavish and magnificent suites afloat. The sweeping living quarters with extensive balcony and spectacular vies over the stern include a fully stocked bar, dining area for eight, dressing room, interactive plasma screen TV and home office corner. Upstairs, the master bedroom has private exercise equipment, a second TV, two marble ‘his and hers’ dressing rooms with connecting bathrooms with separate whirlpool bath and shower. (Guest bathroom with shower downstairs). 

  •  2,249 Square Feet
  • Sleeps up to 4
  • Queens Grill

Duplex Apartments

The Windsor and Buckingham Duplexes and Holyrood Duplex are similar to the above but feature slightly smaller staterooms and balconies. These two-storey apartments with panoramic views over the stern also feature a fully-stocked bar, dining area for eight, dressing room, plasma screen TV system and home office corner. The open stairway leads to the vaulted ceiling bedroom area with private exercise equipment and two connecting baths with whirlpool bath and shower with body jets. 

  • 1,471- 1,566 Square Feet
  • Sleeps up to 4
  • Queens Grill

Royal Suites

The Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth Suites provide guests with a glass lift with private access on Deck 10 that opens into these two rooms. Located all the way forward with commanding ocean views, the luxuriously furnished living quarters feature a marble floor entrance, fully stocked bar and dining area for eight. A secondary living area offers a guest bath and interactive TV system. And there’s a second TV in the master bedroom. The Master bathroom features shower and separate whirlpool bath. 

The Queen Anne and Queen Victoria Suites offer commanding views over the bow of the ship and are the same as the Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth Suites but with no balcony. Living and dining area. Features include guest bath, marble entryway, Frette linens, fully stocked bar, two TVs in both the living room and master bedroom, a dining area for four and walk-in wardrobes. The Master bathroom features shower and separate whirlpool bath

  • 796-1,194 Square Feet
  • Sleeps up to 4
  • Queens Grill


Penthouses feature living and dining area with large balcony. Other features also include Frette linens and full dressing room. The entrance and dining areas feature seating for four and there is a fully-stocked bar and guest bath. Both the bedroom and living room connect to a teak balcony. 

  • 758 Square Feet
  • Sleeps up to 4
  • Princess Grill


Each suite features a large balcony, spacious living area, dressing room and bathroom with separate shower and whirlpool bath. Original art graces the walls.The sitting area includes a sofa and dual-height coffee table that can be extended to a dining table. The bedroom area features a king-size bed and a separate dressing area with walk-in wardrobes. 

  • 506 Square Feet
  • Sleeps up to 3
  • Princess Grill

Junior Suites

Each Junior Suite features a sitting area with full size sofa and interactive TV, a large balcony furnished with loungers and tables and a full bathroom with bath and shower. There are also a separate glass cabinets and walk-in wardrobe. 

  • 381 Square Feet
  • Sleeps up to 3
  • Princess Grill

Deluxe and Premium Balcony

Deluxe Balcony cabins and Premium Balcony cabins include a panoramic hull balcony with loungers and tables. King-size beds may be converted to twins and a dual height coffee table may be used for in-room dining. The sitting area features a sofa and there is ample wardrobe space and bathroom with shower. 

  • 248-269 Square Feet
  • Sleeps 2
  • Britannia Club

Standard Oceanview Stateroom

These staterooms provide spacious comfort with king size or twin beds. Other features include a dual height coffee table for in-room dining. 

  • 194 Square Feet
  • Sleeps 2
  • Britannia

Atrium Stateroom

These staterooms provide spacious comfort with king size or twin beds. Each of these 12 cabins feature views into the atrium below. Other features include a dual-height coffee table for in-room dining

  • 194 Square Feet
  • Sleeps 2
  • Britannia

Standard Inside Stateroom

These staterooms provide spacious comfort with king size or twin beds. Other features include a dual-height coffee table for in-room dining. 

  • 194 Square Feet
  • Sleeps 2
  • Brittania

Deck 2

  • The Royal Court Theatre
  • Cunard Connexions
  • iStudy
  • Mayfair Shops
  • Grand Lobby
  • Veuve Clicquot Champagne Bar

Deck 3

  • Illuminations
  • Royal Court Theatre
  • Mayfair Shops
  • Grand Lobby
  • Veuve Clicquot Champagne Bar
  • Chart Room
  • Sir Samuel's
  • Images
  • Gallery
  • Britannia Restaurant Upper
  • Queens Room

Deck 4

  • Staterooms
  • Illuminations

Deck 5

  • Staterooms
  • Atrium

Deck 6

  • Staterooms
  • Atrium
  • Nursery
  • The Play Zone
  • The Zone
  • Splash Pool
  • Minnows Pool

Deck 7

  • Observation Deck
  • Gym
  • Reception
  • Rest Area
  • Canyon Ranch Spaclub
  • Therapy Pool
  • Whirl Pool
  • Bar
  • Winter Garden
  • King's Court
  • Queen's Grill Lounge
  • Princess Grill
  • Queen's Grill

Deck 8

  • Queens Suites
  • Staterooms
  • The Library
  • Canyon Ranch Spaclub
  • Beauty Salon
  • The QM2 Bookshop
  • Todd English Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Band Stand
  • Terrace Bar

Deck 9

  • Grand Duplexes
  • Duplex Penthouses
  • Queens Suites
  • Staterooms
  • Commodore Club
  • Boardroom
  • Churchill's
  • Concierge Lounge

Deck 10

  • Grand Duplex
  • Royal Suites
  • Queens Suites
  • Princess Suites
  • Penthouses
  • Staterooms

Deck 11

  • Queens Suites
  • Staterooms
  • Observation Deck
  • Atlantic Room
  • The Grill's Terrace
  • Whirlpool

Deck 12

  • Staterooms
  • Bar
  • Pool
  • Pool Area
  • Showers
  • The Fairways
  • Shuffleboard
  • Boardwalk Cafe

Deck 13

  • The Lookout
  • Sports Centre
  • Splash Pool
  • Whirlpool
  • Sun Deck
  • Sliding Glass Roof

A range of complimentary and speciality dining restaurants are available, with menus created by Jean-Marie Zimmermann, Cunard’s Global Culinary Ambassador. Tables for 4-8 are typical, with seating allocated prior to cruising. Limited numbers of tables for two are available on request.

Queen's Grill

The Queen's Grill is a luxurious, fine-dining venue reserved exclusively for Queens Grill Suite passengers. The elegant restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with an a la carte menu also available.

  • Experience: Complimentary
  • Cuisine: Fine

Princess Grill

The Princess Grill offers an intimate, fine dining experience, reserved exclusively for Princess Grill Suite passengers. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with an a la cart menu is also available.

  • Experience: Complimentary
  • Cuisine: Fine

Britannia & Britannia Club Restaurant

Make a dramatic entrance down the grand staircase into the elegant Britannia two tier dining room and revel in the sumptuous menus and perfectly attentive service. Choose between an early or late sitting or book a Britannia Club Balcony stateroom and enjoy single-seating dining in the intimate Britannia Club restaurant.

  • Experience: Complimentary
  • Cuisine: Fine

Todd English Restaurant

Beautiful decor with intimate alcoves overlooking the pool terrace complement speciality Mediterranean dishes such as Pumpkin Puree Love Letters and Porterhouse of Lamb. Designed by renowned Chef Todd English, famous for his restaurants in many U.S. cities.

  • Experience: Cover
  • Cuisine: Gourmet

Queen's Room

The elegant tradition of Afternoon Tea is a Cunard signature not to be missed. Here white-gloved waiters serve delightful cucumber sandwiches, fresh scones and tea accompanied by the sounds of the orchestra in the magnificent Queens Room ballroom.

  • Experience: Cover
  • Cuisine: Classic

King's Court

Enjoy a casual breakfast, lunch or late-night buffet in the relaxed self-service Kings Court restaurant. In the evenings, savour a unique experience as the restaurant transforms into four alternating intimate venues; Lotus: Asian cuisine, the Carvery: British-style carved roasts, La Piazza: Italian cuisine and the Chef's Galley: as the chef reveal their culinary secrets.

  • Experience: Cover
  • Cuisine: Regional

The Verandah Restaurant

The Verandah restaurant offers contemporary French cuisine that makes use of seasonal ingredients of real provenance. Designed to create a genuine dining experience, The Verandah restaurant takes design inspiration from the original Verandah Grill on board Queen Mary. The Verandah will be available from June 2016.

  • Experience: Cover
  • Cuisine: French

Queen Mary 2 provides you with a wealth of engaging experiences to keep you entertained day and night. From the glamorous Royal Night Balls, to the excitement of the Empire Casino, there's something to keep everyone happy.

The Royal Court Theatre

Designed in an elegant opera house style, The Royal Court Theatre showcases classic and modern films during the afternoon, with fantastic live comedy, cabaret and theatre performances in the evenings.

Empire Casino

This elegant casino will set your heart racing as you spin the roulette wheel, play the slots or try your hand at black jack. If you are not sure how to play then the casino also offers complimentary gaming lessons.

Illuminations Cinema

If you are seeking a quieter evening, sit back and relax with a superb collection of movies showing in Illuminations each night.

Queens Room

The wonderful Queens Room provides the opportunity to foxtrot in the largest ballroom at sea. There is no better place to hone your dancing skills than under the dramatic high ceiling with its beautiful crystal chandeliers.

Royal Night Theme Balls

Royal night themed balls in the magnificent Queens Room Ballroom are your chance to don your formal dancing attire and take to the floor in a sea of glittering ball gowns and tuxedos accompanied by sounds from the orchestra.

Nightclub G32

Dance the night away to the sounds of our resident party band and DJ in our fabulous dual-level nightclub. Enjoy popular themed nights from the Sixties, Seventies and Eighties such as Saturday Night Fever and Shake Rattle and Roll.


Art connoisseurs can enjoy a choice of three galleries. Cladendon Fine Art features original artwork and lithographs by 20th and 21st century artists. Cunardia and Cunarder’s Gallery each focus on artefacts from past Cunard lines, black and white photography of famous faces and stories of those who have travelled with Cunard over the years.


The ship features a variety of shops for those who enjoy a spot of retail therapy. Passengers can find designer brands in the Royal Arcade boutiques, pick up souvenir photographs in the Image Photo Gallery, or check out the nautical literature and memorabilia in the bookshop.

Commodore Club

Cunard’s signature Commodore Club majestically overlooks the bow of Queen Mary 2 and provides glorious panoramic views as you sail towards the horizon. An extensive selection of Martinis are available and you may even be tempted to try our Martini Mixology or Whisky Tasting classes.

Veuve Cliquot Champagne Bar

Share conversations and sip champagne from beautiful Waterford crystal flutes. Guests may choose from among seven different Veuve Clicquot champagnes, served by the bottle or the glass.

Golden Lion Pub

Darts, karaoke, live sports and ale – everything you’d expect of an authentic English pub. There’s even a traditional pub lunch served every day, with classic favourites such as fish and chips and cottage pie.

Carinthia Lounge

A tranquil retreat by day, the serene Carinthia Lounge provides the perfect place to relax and catch up with friends, or a good book, as well as enjoy light breakfast and lunch dishes along with premium teas and coffee, handmade patisseries and a special Champagne Afternoon Tea experience. When the sun sets, the atmosphere evolves into an inviting evening spot where carefully selected wines are paired with tasting plates, and relaxed entertainment. Carinthia Lounge will be available from June 2016.

Winter Garden

London’s famous ‘Kew Gardens’ is the inspiration for this quiet lounge themed on an English country garden. A unique indoor water sculpture and lush greenery brings the outdoors inside. Sip a mimosa while you enjoy the early afternoon view, or meet up with friends for an evening of drinks and soft piano music. Winter Garden will be available until May 2016.

Sir Samuel’s

The perfect place to relax with a speciality coffee and cake or light lunch, Sir Samuel’s offers expansive views over the ocean from large windows with comfortable chairs to while away a few hours.

The ship features a fantastic array of health and fitness facilities for passengers that wish to stay active or relax and be pampered. These include, a spa, a fitness centre, a games deck, sports courts and much more.

Canyon Ranch SpaClub

Enjoy the ultimate in pampering and wellness at the exquisite Canyon Ranch SpaClub. Indulge in signature Canyon Ranch massages, treatments and facials from the classic Canyon Stone Massage or Rasul Ceremony, to exotic Ayurvedic or Thai treatments.

Fitness Centre

Passengers who wish to stay active can make use of the fully equipped gymnasium. As well as state of the art gym equipment, the centre also offers classes, including yoga, pilates, aerobics and spinning.

Swimming Pools

There are a total of five swimming pools on board Queen Mary 2, including the Terrace Pool on Deck 8, The Minnows Pool especially for children on Deck 9, the Sun Deck Splash Pool on the top of the ship and our most popular Pavilion Pool on Deck 12 which features a retractable dome for any weather.


Queen Mary 2 offers a wide variety of sports facilities for passengers who want to stay active during their cruise. These fantastic facilities include, basketball courts, paddle tennis courts and a golf simulator.

Games Deck

When the warm weather entices you onto the spacious Games Deck you’ll notice a definite English country garden ambience, with the gentle clunk of croquet balls in the welcome shade of its canopy. The games on offer include traditional cruise favourites such as shuffle-board, bowls, quoits, and paddle tennis, with occasional tournaments also taking place.

Enrichment programs and lectures on contemporary and classical subjects are popular features on Cunard cruises. Queen Elizabeth covers a wide range of activities from ballroom dancing to computing lessons.

Cunard Insights

Explore a number of historical and contemporary issues presented by a wide range of speakers including explorers, academics, former ambassadors and politicians, historians and scientists, novelists, biographers and award winning actors and film makers.

Cunard ConneXions

Cunard ConneXions offers a programme of activities all day every day from watercolour to computer lessons, wine tasting to ballroom dancing as well as bridge and board games.

RADA Acting Workshops

The RADA actors offer guests the chance to share some of the training they received during their 3 years at the famous drama school. Each workshop lasts approximately 45 minutes.

For younger cruise passengers, there are a number of facilities available to keep them entertained. Running primarily during the school holidays, kids clubs are available for children or teens travelling on Queen Mary 2.

Night Nursery

Open between 6pm – 11pm, the Night Nursery operates on a first come, first served basis. Providing trained childcare for 12-23 month olds, parents and grandparents can drop their little ones off and enjoy an evening to themselves.

Play Zone

Designed for 2-7's, Play Zone provides a supervised play area for some of Cunard’s youngest passengers. The club features arts and crafts, books, puzzles, toys and computer games.

Kids Zone

A supervised play area for 8-12's, Kids Zone provides games, consoles, activities, arts and crafts for kids to enjoy, along with sports competitions and scavenger hunts.

Ship Specifications

345m (1,132ft)
41m (135ft)
28 knots
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