Cunard’s Queen Victoria will have a £34million refit in May, the company announced today.
The ship will be taken out of service on May 5 and the work at the Fincantieri shipyard in Palermo, Italy, should be finished by June 4.
New to Queen Victoria will be Britannia Club Dining with an intimate restaurant and 43 Britannia Club staterooms on Decks 7 and 8 midship. The ship’s Grand Suites and Deck 8 Penthouse Suites have been redesigned and a new Chart Room will be introduced.
This Cunard video shows the new Grand Suites on Queen Victoria
Simon Palethorpe, senior vice president of Cunard, said: ‘This investment in Queen Victoria just goes to demonstrate Cunard’s passion for delivering an experience that exceeds guests’ expectations in luxury travel by sea.
‘For the first time on Queen Victoria, guests can enjoy an elevated experience with large, well-appointed balcony staterooms in prime locations and the new Britannia Club Restaurant will be the perfect setting for those who prefer a more intimate dining experience in one of the finest restaurants at sea.’
The Cunard Grand Suites will have floor-to-ceiling windows and doors; a separate service entrance and hospitality preparation area; a separate snug room with TV; a beautifully-appointed lounge; a master bathroom with sea view; a second bathroom with guest access; a bedroom TV that folds down from the ceiling; a walk-in wardrobe with extra storage units and a dual-aspect balcony.
The Chart Room will be located on Deck 2 off the Grand Lobby, where Café Carinthia is currently located. It will feature Illy coffee, Godiva chocolates and light bites by day and cocktails by night. Cunard will also introduce a ‘gin and fizz’ themed menu to the Midships Lounge, including a variety of wines, proseccos, cavas and champagne alongside premium gins and spirits.
More details on Queen Victoria’s refurbishment will follow over the coming months.