Setting sail in 2004 to replace the original Queen Mary, the flagship of the Cunard fleet is truly a sight to behold. Weighing in at over 151,000 tonnes, she can cater for 2,620 guests on her journeys around Cunard’s portfolio of paradise destinations, from the impressive sights of Northern Europe to the golden sands of the Caribbean.
Queen Mary 2 – What to do
With Cunard cruise line, you are of course free to spend your time as you please. However, should you wish to have the work done for you, Cunard has prepared a fantastic programme of daytime activities to keep you entertained, from a traditional afternoon tea to boutique shopping in outlets such as exclusive high street store Harrods. Alternatively, relax with a stroll through Queen Mary 2’s fine arts gallery and the Images photo gallery, or try something new with the Cunard Connexions activity programme, offering events such as art classes and dancing lessons. Athletic types can indulge in a swim, a few sets of tennis or a step into virtual reality with Queen Mary 2’s 51-course golf simulator.
Spend your evenings in style with Queen Mary 2’s selection of bars and after dinner entertainment. Take in the fresh sea air with a glass of champagne at the Terrace Bar, or retreat indoors to warm up with Churchill’s selection of whisky, rum, calvados and cognac. The Golden Lion offers guests the traditional English pub experience in the middle of the ocean, while the Commodore Club offers arguably the best view Queen Mary 2 has to offer, with guests able to take in the horizon over the bow of the ship. If all that does not get you ready for bed, then head on over to the two-level G32 nightclub.
Queen Mary 2 – Where to eat
Grill guests are of course free to take their seat in Queen Mary 2’s Queens Grill and Princess Grill Experience, while the ship’s quintessential dining experience is found at the Britannia Experience, where Cunard’s experienced chefs prepare their own original take on delicious well-known dishes.
Choice is the key at Kings Court, where fabulous breakfasts and lunches give way to four themed dining areas. Lotus offers the best in Asian cuisine, the Carvery showcases perfectly prepared roast meats, La Piazza gives guests their favourite Italian dishes and, most intriguingly of all, the Chef’s Galley affords visitors the opportunity to witness the skilled techniques required to create Kings Courts fantastic menu. Elsewhere, celebrated US chef Todd English has prepared a sumptuous menu for his on board restaurant, with his creative specialities the perfect complement to the wonderful poolside settings.
The Staterooms of Queen Mary 2
Wherever you choose to stay on board Queen Mary 2, you can be sure that your nights will be among the most comfortable you can find at sea. Cunard is able to boast Inside Staterooms that would rival the most luxurious of hotel accommodation, so you can be sure that lower priced accommodation need not mean lower quality. For those who want the sun streaming in through the windows every morning, or simply just a view over the ocean waves, a Britannia Oceanview stateroom is the choice for you. Britannia Club Balcony rooms give guests their own private balcony, allowing you to spend a quiet evening on your own if you wish, relaxing on your terrace and enjoying the scenery.
Cunard’s exclusive Grill customers have the choice of Queens Grill or Princess Grill suites, offering large, palatial apartments with expansive private terraces and personal butler service. Grill guests can also enjoy other perks such as priority boarding and champagne and strawberries on arrival, giving your holiday on board Queen Mary 2 a unique feel.