QUEEN VICTORIA TOUR 1
QUEEN VICTORIA TOUR 2
QUEEN VICTORIA TOUR 3
QUEEN VICTORIA TOUR 4
QUEEN VICTORIA TOUR 5
QUEEN VICTORIA TOUR 6
QUEEN VICTORIA TOUR 7
QUEEN VICTORIA TOUR 8
QUEEN VICTORIA TOUR 9
Pools Sports and Open Decks
Shops and Other Public Areas
Bars and Lounges
Dining (Main Dining Rooms)
Dining (Casual and Specialty)
Profile and Exterior Photos
Left: 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.
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 looks to the past but is still very much a contemporary.
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 (above) and the Queens Room ballroom (below).
The overall decorative theme is 19th century Victorian with some touches of art deco.. However, many of the paintings and decorative elements relate to ships.
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).
Cruise ship photo tour and commentary - - Cunard Line - - Queen Victoria - - Overview