Cunard provides inside look at Queen Victoria refurbishment

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Cunard has unveiled more details of the new and refreshed features which will be offered on Queen Victoria following its refurbishment next month. Scheduled for completion on 4 June 2017, some of the many highlights include a new exquisite lido sun deck as well as a stunning Winter Garden, refreshed and enhanced for guests looking to relax while enjoying some of the best views at sea.

The luxury British cruise line also offers an inside look at the Britannia Club Staterooms, Britannia Club Restaurant and five new luxurious Penthouse Suites. Cunard senior vice president Simon Palethorpe said the ship’s refurbishment was designed to heighten guests’ experience in every way, from the extension of the aft lido sun deck to refreshed interiors across the board.

“Responding to the demands of our guests, we’ve introduced 43 Britannia Club Staterooms, bringing the Queen Victoria in line with the rest of the Cunard fleet. The distinctive Cunard elegance remains of course and design cues have been taken from previous Cunard ships, such as the original Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth. At the same time, there are many enhancements – for example, new bar concepts and large flat screen TVs in all staterooms – that meet the needs of today’s luxury traveller. We’re looking forward to inviting the first Cunard guests on board to enjoy the new additions and refreshed features,” Mr Palethorpe said.

Highlights include:

Aft Lido Sun Deck: This stunning lounge space has been extended to provide guests with additional deck space. Windbreakers and additional sun loungers and luxury cabanas have also been introduced to accommodate sunseekers on board, while the shaded area has been extended for those looking to dine al fresco. Full beverage service is also available throughout the day and into the evening to enjoy alongside live entertainment.

Britannia Club Staterooms: In a prime mid-ship location on decks 7 and 8, all staterooms have been upgraded and refreshed with newly-designed carpets featuring a contemporary geometric design as well as the addition of new soft furnishings. New flat-screen TVs and, by popular request, tea and coffee making facilities, have also been added to upgrade the stateroom experience even further. The additional 43 balcony staterooms will be further enhanced with premium balconies and a nine-pillow concierge menu to ensure maximum comfort for guests on board.

Britannia Club Dining: The new Britannia Club restaurant has gone through a full interior redesign and will offer guests the flexibility to dine whenever they choose. Located in the space of the former chart room, the new restaurant will be built alongside the main Britannia restaurant on Deck 2.

Penthouse Suites: Five of Queen Victoria’s elegant Penthouse Suites have been completely redesigned to maximise space and luxury. The new suites feature floor to ceiling windows and doors, private balcony with stunning sea views, additional storage space and beautiful bathrooms with luxurious whirlpool baths. With butlers and concierge also on hand to take care of every need, the luxurious suites are among the finest accommodation available at sea.

The ship will be taken out of service on 5 May 2017 to undergo the refit at the Fincantieri Shipyard in Palermo, Italy.

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