Cunard Line’s 2,014-passenger Queen Victoria is to undergo an extensive month long refurbishment, which will see new balcony staterooms added to the stern and upgrades to the current venues on board.
The planned refurbishment follows on from the success of the ‘remastering’ of Cunard Line’s flagship, Queen Mary 2, which took place in 2016. The ‘remastering’ of Queen Victoria will see a total of £34 million spent upgrading the refurbishing the ship.
Queen Victoria will enter dry dock at the Fincantieri shipyard in Palermo, Sicily on 05 May 2017. The ship will return to Southampton on 04 June 2017.
The stern of Queen Victoria will be extended to accommodate additional staterooms. 43 new Britannia Club balcony staterooms will be introduced midships on Deck 7 and Deck 8. The four current Grand Suites located on Deck 6 and Deck 7 will benefit from a host of enhancements. Five new Penthouse Suites will be added to Deck 8.
The Chart Room will be relocated, moving to Deck 2, where the current Café Carinthia is located. The re-positioned venue will feature Illy coffee, Godiva chocolates and light bites during the daytime and cocktails in the evening and night. In the Midships Lounge, Cunard Line are to introduce a ‘gin and fizz’ themed menu, which will include a variety of wines, proseccos, cavas and champagne, as well as premium gins and spirits.
The various other public areas on board Queen Victoria, including the numerous bars, lounges and restaurant will receive new décor during the refurbishment.
Simon Palethorpe, Senior Vice President, Cunard Line, 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.”
Further details about the upcoming refurbishment and remastering of Queen Victoria are to be announced by Cunard Line in the coming months.