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Overview.......................................Page One

Pools, Spa, Sports..........................
Page Two

Shops, Children, Other Areas........Page Three

Entertainment..................................Page Four

Bars and Lounges...........................Page Five

Dining.............................................Page Six

The Grills Experience....................Page Seven
QUEEN VICTORIA
PHOTO TOUR AND
COMMENTARY
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OVERVIEW

The goal in building QUEEN VICTORIA was to
create a ship that had the sophistication and elegance
associated with the grand Cunard ocean liners of the
past and the facilities, amenities, and accommodations  
of a modern passenger ship thus enabling it to provide
cruises in the style of an ocean liner transatlantic
crossing.  

The design for the ship began with the Vista cruise
ship design that has been used for ships in the fleets of
Holland America, P&O Cruises, Costa and Carnival.  
From there, the ship was lengthened and strengthened
to provide more space and to make the ship better
able to traverse rough seas.  Thus, there are
technological differences between this ship and the
earlier cruise ships.  At the same time, she does still
bear a family resemblance to the Vistas.

Once one enters QUEEN VICTORIA, however, there
is no resemblance.   The use of light mahogany
paneling, wrought iron, bronze and soft lighting
combined with multi-deck open spaces give this ship
the grandeur and elegance of the first class public
spaces of the ships of the TITANIC era.   Indeed,
inside QUEEN VICTORIA bears a stronger relation to
the grand ocean liners of the first half of the 20th
century than her former fleetmate QUEEN
ELIZABETH 2 and her current fleetmate QUEEN
MARY 2.  Those ship's interiors were designed to
reflect contemporary design ideas whereas the
inspiration for QUEEN VICTORIA's interior was art
deco and art nouveau.

Thus, QUEEN VICTORIA succeeds in conveying an
ocean liner atmosphere.  At the same time, her
passenger facilities and amenities are state-of-the-art.  
The ship is clearly equipped to do just what she was
created to do.    As a result, QUEEN VICTORIA both
lo
oks to the past but is still very much a contemporary ship.
        
QUEEN
VICTORIA
CUNARD
Cruise ship photo - Cunard Line - Queen Victoria - bellboy
A bellboy dressed in
traditional Cunard
livery.
The central atrium is dominated by a
work by Scottish sculptor John
McKenna.  It combines marquetry and
a three dimensional sculpture depicting
QUEEN VICTORIA emerging from a
map of the North Atlantic - - Cunard's
primary area of operation for a century
and a half.
Behind the Purser's Office (reception) is a scene of Venice, the city where the ship was
built.  Across the lobby is the
Tour Office (shore excursions) (below left) and the Voyage
Sales Office
(furture cruises and loyalty program) (below right).  
Although the overall decorative theme is 19th century Victorian, almost all of the paintings and decorative elements
relate to ships.  Indeed, QUEEN VICTORIA features the
Cunardia Museum, which presents artifacts and exhibits
from Cunard's history.
Cruise ship photo - Cunard Line - Queen Victoria - ocean view stateroom
An ocean view stateroom (left)
and an inside stateroom (below).
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Cruise ship photo - Cunard Line - Queen Victoria - lobby stairs
Cruise ship photo - Cunard Line - Queen Victoria - captain philpott
Captain Peter Philpott
Cruise ship photo - Cunard Line - Queen Victoria - forward atrium
Queen Victoria's interior conveys a sense of grandeur far beyond her size by the use of multi-deck high spaces
such as here in the ship's
forward atrium and in the central atrium above the lobby.  
Cruise ship photo - Cunard Line - Queen Victoria - Cunardia
Cruise ship photo - Cunard Line - Queen Victoria - ship model
Cruise ship photo - Cunard Line - Queen Victoria - Cunardia
Cruise ship photo - Cunard Line - Queen Victoria - central atrium
Cruise ship photo - Cunard Line - Queen Victoria - Voyage Sales Office
Cruise ship photo - Cunard Line - Queen Victoria - Tour Office
Cruise ship photo - Cunard Line - Queen Victoria - Purser's Office
Cruise ship photo - Cunard Line - Queen Victoria - inside stateroom