Queen Elizabeth Overview

Autumn 2010 will mark the beginning of a new age of cruising for Cunard Cruise lines with the all new Queen Elizabeth. She was inspired by Cunard's original Queen Elizabeth, which set sail in 1940, and is a worthy heiress to the title. From fine artworks, rich woods, and Art Deco touches to distinctive venues like the Garden Lounge, the three-tiered Royal Court Theatre and Yacht Club - this is a modern yet elegant vessel. Along with gourmet cuisine and white glove service the Queen Elizabeth offers a perfect blend of British heritage and modern comforts.

Queen Elizabeth Ship Stats

  • Price:
    $$$$
  • Size: M
  • Total Passengers: 2,068
  • Total Crew: 996
  • Passenger to Crew Ratio: 2.08
  • Built: Oct 2010
  • Refurbished: Dec 2014
  • Number of Decks: 12
  • Total Cabins: 0
  • Cabin Categories: 36
  • Gross Tonnage: 90,900
  • Length: 965
  • Beam: 106

Ratings:

  • Cabin / Stateroom 4.3
  • Children's Programs 3.5
  • Destinations and Excursions 4.3
  • Embarkation and Disembarkation 3.9
  • Entertainment 3.6
  • Food and Dining 4.3
  • Onboard Activities 3.7
  • Service and Staff 4.4
  • Ship Quality 4.6

Cabins

36 cabin categories.

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Inside Cabin Inside
Avg. Size: 230 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $157/night
Oceanview Cabin Oceanview
Avg. Size: 192 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $193/night
Balcony Balcony
4.6
(10 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 347 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $232/night
Suite Cabin Suite
5.0
(2 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 840 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $534/night

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Dining

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Cafe Carinthia Cafe Carinthia
5.0
(1 Review)
Lido Buffet Lido Buffet
4.0
(2 Reviews)
The Courtyard The Courtyard

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Onboard Activities

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The Golden Lion The Golden Lion
5.0
(2 Reviews)
Library Library
5.0
(1 Review)
Lido Pool Bar Lido Pool Bar
4.0
(1 Review)

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81 Queen Elizabeth Reviews

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British Isles by frankaldrich804

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Of the twelve cruises we have taken this one ranks at the bottom. Not everything was terrible, but the exceptions were few. The good: Probably the easiest boarding we have had. There was no confusion, no running around looking for something. The boarding process probably lasted fifteen minutes. The ships overall appearance and décor was exceptional. The look of wood with all the trimmings made you feel comfortable and very warm. For a ship just refurbished two years ago there is a lot of wear and tear. The bad: The staff appears more disinterested than any other ship we have sailed. On most of the ships we have cruised there seems to be an attitude of making you feel like a guest, far less on this ship. The lido staff is downright unfriendly. On many occasions a staff member removed either a plate of glass from the table, we would say thank you, just to be ignored. Problem solving seems to be absent. Our transfer from the ship to the airport was arranged by the excursions department. Heathrow airport is one of the largest in the world. I stopped by the desk to verify the correct terminal. I was told I would have to go the library upstairs log onto a computer, at my cost, to verify the correct terminal. Only after leaving I decided this was not right and returned to the counter just in time to find another associate giving her instructions on how to find this information. Two questions, one why was someone new not given instructions on how to handle questions, and second why not try to get the guest to return. The ugly: Our booking agent had us select the 8:30 dining saying “they have open seating like other ships, just request other dining times”. When we asked the Maître D about open seating we were informed not on any Cunard. Not solving the problem then he haughtily told us to return on the following day and he “would see what he could do”. Makes you really feel like a guest. Tendering. On two occasions we tendered into port. First being Edinburgh. Along with the ships tenders we also had a large ship used for this purpose aiding in the process. Even with the larger ship there was still a delay over an hour and a half. The second was in Guernsey. This was a horrible experience, with over a three and a half delay. Some people waited over four hours. Very poor planning.

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We enjoyed this cruise and itinerary. The service and food was excellent. Would cruise again on Cunard. by luced555

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We enjoyed this cruise. The ports of La Rochelle and Gijon were very industrial and far from the city. Ship was very clean and service was excellent.

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A truly wonderful and unusual experience. by nrlnyc

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A wonderful experience, especially for an American who was surrounded by Brits and Australians, we only me 5 other Americans on board. Very lovely ports. Totally loved the voyage.

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39 Queen Elizabeth Tips

AnnaYip
Sep 16, 2014

The food at Lido is always surprisingly bountiful and excellent. Use the Launderettes so that you need not bring too many clothings. Check the purchase tax before you make any purchase. Make sure you exercise on the ship.

Cruiser12937104
Dec 06, 2016

Request a stateroom midship near the "B" staircase which minimizes the walking

Cruiser59077809
Dec 05, 2016

Remember when purchasing drinks onboard to add on a further 15% service charge as this makes quite a difference to your overall bill. Take your camera - its a gorgeous ship.

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