June 9, 2017.
Cunard’s Queen Victoria made her return to Southampton yesterday, showing off an array of new features following an extensive $40 million refurbishment. First-look photography was released today.
Exquisite interior design takes center stage in the new Britannia Club Restaurant and continues within the 43 new Britannia Club staterooms. Further enhancements on board include refined and redesigned Grand and Penthouse Suites, as well as a new sun deck and an enhanced Winter Garden. Every stateroom has been refreshed, including the installation of large flat screen TVs and much requested tea and coffee brewing set ups.
AFT LIDO SUN DECK: This lounge space has been extended to provide guests with additional deck space and access to the rays from sunrise to sunset. Windbreakers and additional sun loungers and luxury cabanas have also been introduced to accommodate sunseekers on board, while the shaded area has been extended for those looking to dine al fresco. Full beverage service is also available throughout the day and into the evening to enjoy alongside live entertainment.
WINTER GARDEN: A beautiful room for relaxation located in the heart of deck 9. Guests can sip their favorite beverage on the elegant lounge furniture while looking out through the floor to ceiling windows at the view. In addition, the comfort and décor has been further refined, with a statement floor and glass canopy.
BRITANNIA CLUB STATEROOMS: In a prime mid-ship location on decks 7 and 8, all staterooms have been upgraded and refreshed with newly-designed carpets featuring a contemporary geometric design as well as the addition of new soft furnishings. New flat screen TVs and, by popular request, tea and coffee making facilities, have also been added to upgrade the stateroom experience even further. The additional 43 balcony staterooms will be further enhanced with premium balconies and a nine-pillow concierge menu to ensure maximum comfort for guests on board.
BRITANNIA CLUB DINING: The new Britannia Club restaurant has gone through a full interior re-design and will offer guests the flexibility to dine whenever they choose. Located in the space of the former Chart Room, the new restaurant resides alongside the main Britannia restaurant on Deck 2.
PENTHOUSE SUITES: Five of Queen Victoria’s elegant Penthouse Suites have been completely redesigned to maximize space and luxury, and raise the quality of guests’ experience even further. The new suites feature floor to ceiling windows and doors, private balcony with stunning sea views, additional storage space and beautiful bathrooms with luxurious whirlpool baths. With butlers and concierge on hand to take care of every need, the luxurious suites are among the finest accommodation available at sea.
GRAND SUITES: The Aquitania, Berengaria, Mauretania and Laconia Suites have been redesigned to maximize space, with similar square footage to those on Queen Elizabeth at approximately 1,436 sq.ft. Mirroring a luxurious residential apartment, refreshed designs include floor-to-ceiling windows and doors, a separate snug room with TV, beautiful lounge, master bathroom with sea views and dual aspect balcony, as well as a second bathroom and walk-in wardrobe, providing guests with supreme luxury and comfort whilst on board.
CHART ROOM: A new concept introduced as part of the Queen Victoria refit, the Chart Room is located just off the Grand Lobby and will provide guests with illy coffee, Godiva chocolate treats and light bites by day, before transforming into a cocktail lounge by night.