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Queen Victoria to undergo extensive refit in May

Queen Victoria to undergo extensive refit in May

Cunard will invest $54 million in the refurbishment of the Queen Victoria this May.

The vessel will enter dry dock in Palermo, Italy, on May 5th for the one month bow to stern makeover, which will see the addition of 43 brand new Britannia Club category staterooms with their own dedicated restaurant, a redesign of the liner’s Grand Suites and Deck 8 aft Penthouse Suites, as well as a new Chart Room bar.

The elegance, history and nostalgia of Queen Victoria’s art deco past will remain, while refurbishments will usher the ship into a new, updated chapter.

Cunard senior vice president, Simon Palethorpe, said the investment in Queen Victoria demonstrated Cunard’s passion for delivering an experience that exceeded 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,” Palethorpe said.

Queen Victoria’s refurbishment will see the debut of Britannia Club Dining on-board the liner following the addition of an intimate restaurant and 43 spacious Britannia Club staterooms in a prime mid-ship location on decks seven and eight.

Meanwhile, the Cunard Grand Suites will be reconfigured to maximise space, offering enhanced comfort and entertainment options.

The Aquitania, Berengaria, Mauretania and Laconia Suites will have similar square meterage to those on Queen Elizabeth at approximately 133 square metres.

Refreshed designs will include a new colour scheme that takes its inspiration from the line’s history with its signature Cunard purple.

Additionally, Cunard is pleased to announce a new Chart Room concept which will debut on Queen Victoria as part of the refit.

The new Chart Room will be located on deck two off the Grand Lobby, where Café Carinthia is currently located.