Following the successful ‘remastering‘ of its flagship, Queen Mary 2, at the end of last year, Cunard has revealed plans for a £34million refurbishment of Queen Victoria.
The ship will enter a dry dock in Palermo in May, for a month-long refurbishment. When she arrives in Southampton on June 4, the 90,000 GT ship will boast 43 new Britannia Club staterooms, a new restaurant, and the addition of The Chart Room, plus new décor throughout the ship.
The aft decks will be modified and extended to accommodate the 43 new Britannia Club staterooms and Britannia Club Restaurant.
Five new Penthouse Suites – featuring floor-to-ceiling windows, defined living and sleeping areas, plus bathrooms with natural light – will be added to Deck 8.
Queen Victoria’s Grand Suites will be redesigned and made larger, and will offer a new colour scheme inspired by the line’s history with Cunard purple.
Simon Palethorpe, Senior Vice President of Cunard, said: “This investment in Queen Victoria just goes to demonstrate Cunard’s passion for delivering an experience that exceeds 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.”
Café Carinthia, situated in the Grand Lobby on Deck 2, will be replaced by The Chart Room. This new venue will serve Illy coffee, Godiva chocolates, light bites during the day and cocktails at night.
Cunard will also introduce a ‘gin and fizz’ themed menu to the Midships Lounge, including a variety of wines, proseccos, cavas and champagne alongside premium gins and spirits.