Cunard have announced that the Queen Victoria will undergo a multi million pound refit which will also include single staterooms.
She will be taken out of service on 5th May 2017 and will undergo a 34 million pound upgrade with an expected completion date of 4th June 2017. The refit will take place Fincantieri Shipyard in Palermo, Italy.
Whilst maintaining her elegance and history the refurbishments will usher this regal ship into a new, updated chapter. New to Queen Victoria will include the Britannia club dining room which will offer guests the flexibility of dining when they want and also an intimate restaurant along with 43 spacious Britannia Club staterooms which are located in a prime mid-ship location on Decks 7 and 8.
The new staterooms will include newly designed carpets, flat screen TV’s, mostly 32″ or above, soft furnishings as well as tea and coffee making facilities. The ships majestic grand suites and deck 8 aft penthouse suites have been completely re-designed and the ship will now feature a chart room bar.
The new Chart Room will be located on Deck 2 off the Grand Lobby, where Café Carinthia is currently located. The Chart Room will feature illy coffee, Godiva chocolate treats and light bites by day and stellar cocktails by 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, all blended to create fresh and inspiring cocktails with a modern twist.
As on Queen Elizabeth, sun awnings will be erected on the open area near the stern Lido pool and on both sides of the Grills Upper Terrace area near the top of the ship to offer more shade on deck.
In the shopping area on board there will be new Fine Jewellery and Watch shops and the layout, lighting and overall shopping experience for passengers is being enhanced.
People have asked why Queen Victoria is being refitted when she already meets every expectation; she simply prefers to exceed them. For those who like to cruise with Cunard it sounds like you are in for a real treat. More details on Queen Victoria’s refurbishment will follow over the coming months.
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