Cunard® Line: Queen Mary 2®
Queen Mary 2 is Cunard’s flagship and the most magnificent ocean liner ever built. A Transatlantic Crossing to or from New York, or a European cruise from Southampton, on this incredible ship is a holiday like no other. Queen Mary 2, affectionately known by customers as QM2®, offers an array of entertainment and educational activities, including a state of the art 3D Cinema, a planetarium, casino, superb spa, and life enriching workshops. Coupled with luxurious staterooms, a number of excellent dining options, and a variety of bars and nightlife venues, you can be sure of a holiday to remember.
PRINCESS GRILL RESTAURANT
The sophisticated, intimate Princess Grill restaurant serves up unerringly excellent cuisine for breakfast and lunch, and for dinner whenever it suits you between 6.30pm and 9pm each evening. To match your choice, the sommelier will gladly talk through the impressive wine list. In warmer weather the courtyard offers al fresco dining, wonderful in more exotic parts of the world.
Your table reservation is at Britannia Restaurant, where grandeur and occasion combine with exceptional service. Breakfast and lunch always feel special here and, whether you’ve chosen to take your seat for dinner at 6pm or at 8.30pm, you can arrive with a flourish, down the steps of the curved staircase.
Enjoy a casual breakfast, lunch, or late-night buffet in the relaxed self-service Kings Court restaurant. In the evenings, savor a unique experience as the restaurant transforms into four alternating intimate venues, each featuring a different specialty of cuisine.
Indulge in this truly British tradition. White-gloved waiters serve decadent fresh scones with cream, finger sandwiches, and premium tea in the Queens Room.
THE VERANDAH RESTAURANT
The Verandah restaurant offers contemporary French cuisine that makes use of seasonal ingredients of real provenance. Designed to create a genuine dining experience, The Verandah Restaurant takes design inspiration from the original Verandah Grill on board Queen Mary.
THE COMMODORE CLUB
The Commodore Club provides magnificent views across the ocean or your delightful port-of-call for that day. Sink into leather chairs or sofas and relax while enjoying a delicious martini, cocktail, or whatever takes your fancy. This is a perfect location to watch the world go by during the day, or enjoy a post-dinner drink while listening to the mellow sounds of a pianist or singer in the evening.
The elegant Chart Room with its maritime displays and nautically themed decor provides the perfect setting for your pre- or post-dinner refreshments. Order your favorite cocktail from the fabulous drinks menu while gentle jazz music provides the background to your pre-dinner conversations.
VEUVE CLICQUOT CHAMPAGNE BAR
If you fancy a glass of bubbly before taking your table for dinner then the Veuve Clicquot Champagne Bar overlooking the Grand Lobby is the perfect location. Guests may choose from among seven different Veuve Clicquot Champagnes, served by the bottle or the glass.
Here is your opportunity to foxtrot in the largest ballroom at sea. There is no better place to hone your dancing skills than under the dramatic high ceiling with its beautiful crystal chandeliers.
THE GOLDEN LION PUB
Darts, karaoke, live sports, and ale – everything you’d expect of an authentic English pub. There’s even a traditional pub lunch served every day, with classic favorites such as fish and chips and cottage pie.
London’s famous ‘Kew Gardens’ is the inspiration for this quiet lounge themed on an English country garden. A unique indoor water sculpture and lush greenery brings the outdoors inside. Sip a mimosa while you enjoy the early afternoon art auction, or meet up with friends for an evening of drinks and soft piano music.
Step into the Monte Carlo-inspired Empire Casino offering a full variety of opportunities to tempt Lady Luck. Gaming Tables, slot machines, and even video poker. Not sure how to play? Then take part in complimentary gaming lessons.
MOVIES ON BOARD
Enjoy a first-run feature each afternoon and evening in Illuminations. You’ll also find a selection of movies throughout the day on your stateroom television.
The Commodore Club welcomes you each evening with soft relaxing music from the beautiful ivory keys played by Queen Mary 2’s talented resident pianist.
Relax to the sultry sounds of the Jazz band in the Chart Room while you savor pre-dinner canapés and aperitifs.
The string quartet is the perfect accompaniment to white-gloved afternoon tea in the Queens Room and also sets the tone for the sparkling Royal Night Theme Balls.
ROYAL COURT THEATRE
Watch lavish musicals and unforgettable high-tech productions performed by the Cunard Royal Dancers and Singers in the elegant two-deck 1,000 seat Royal Court Theatre.
ROYAL NIGHT THEME BALLS
Royal night themed balls in the magnificent Queens Room Ballroom are your chance to don your formal dancing attire and take to the floor in a sea of glittering ball gowns and tuxedos accompanied by the sounds of the marvelous orchestra.
Dance the night away to the sounds of the resident party band and DJ in the fabulous dual-level nightclub. Enjoy popular themed nights from the Sixties, Seventies, and Eighties, such as Saturday Night Fever and Shake, Rattle, and Roll.
CLARENDON FINE ART
Clarendon Fine Art specializes in British and international contemporary painting and sculpture, and has an international reputation for numerous leading artists working in a wide variety of styles and genres.
Recall ocean travel’s golden heyday at this unique exhibition located throughout the ship’s corridors and stairwells. Unveil Cunard Line’s proud history from Samuel Cunard’s first venture across the Atlantic in 1840, to the building of Queen Mary 2.
Shop at the beautiful bookshop and souvenir shop specializing in nautical literature, posters, postcards, collectibles, and memorabilia.
Enjoy extraordinary shopping from top boutiques and brands such as Harrods and H.Stern, in addition to exquisite jewelery, high fashion, and further voyage souvenirs.
For those with a passion for golf, a ‘closest to the pin’ competition on the state-of-the art golf simulator, with its 51 golf courses to choose from, is a must.
Master the traditional nautical games of shuffleboard and deck quoits. Challenge friends to a game or join in one of the tournaments advertised in the Daily Program.
Get your heart racing with a ‘thwack’. Sports enthusiasts can enjoy an energetic game of tennis on the courts on deck 13.
CANYON RANCH SPACLUB
Enjoy the ultimate in pampering at the exquisite on board Canyon Ranch SpaClub®. Indulge in signature massages, treatments, and facials from the classic Canyon Stone Massage or Rasul Ceremony, to Ayurvedic or Thai treatments.
There are five pools, including the Terrace Pool, The Minnows Pool especially for children, the Sun Deck Splash Pool, and the Pavilion Pool which features a retractable dome.
The Fitness Center has views out forward to the covered promenade deck. Open from 6am, feel free to run the treadmill, take to the bikes, or try the step machines all before a hearty and well-earned breakfast.
Choose from a range of activities, from relaxing Yoga and Pilates sessions, to more energetic ‘Funk Aerobics’ and Spinning classes.
Take a virtual ride into outer space, view the stars and other visual spectacles, or take a course on celestial navigation in Illuminations, Queen Mary 2’s full-scale Planetarium and the only Planetarium at sea! Each day sees a new show to tantalize your imagination.
The quality and range of literature available in this beautiful room magnifies the stunning views over the bow. Linger over more than 8,000 books in this, the largest library at sea.
Explore a number of historical and contemporary issues presented by a wide range of speakers including explorers, academics, former ambassadors, politicians, historians, scientists, novelists, biographers, and award winning actors and film makers.
Cunard ConneXions offers an educational and entertainment program of activities all day every day, including watercolor painting, computer lessons, wine tasting, and ballroom dancing, as well as bridge and board games.
RADA ACTING WORKSHOPS
The RADA actors offer guests the chance to share some of the training they received during their 3 years at this famous drama school. Each workshop lasts 45 minutes, and is creative, informative, and fun.
WINE LECTURES AND TASTINGS
Leading winemakers from around the world will be aboard Queen Mary 2’s World Voyage to lead fascinating complimentary lectures and outline the exciting wine-themed events due to happen on board. Joining the expert Sommeliers, they will also host tutored tastings (cover charge applies).
Guest winemakers are invited to pair their wines with a lavish tasting menu, designed to celebrate the best of food and drink on board. The dinners are expertly hosted by the Executive Chef, in partnership with the winemaker, and will be held in the Verandah Restaurant.
The ship’s expert sommeliers have hand-picked a range of fine wines from around the world to create a bespoke collection of Premium and Classic Cunard Wine Packages. For those who prefer to tailor-make their own selection, Cunard also offers two flexible options: the Commodore’s and Captain’s Collections.
THE WINE LINE
Guests can also take advantage of the dedicated Wine Line on board. Simply call the number listed in your telephone directory and you will be put through to an expert sommelier to pre-reserve your chosen wines, or seek advice on the perfect wine to accompany your evening’s dinner.
- Night Nursery: The Night Nursery is open from 6.00pm to 11.00pm. This facility is available to children aged 12 months to 23 months and operates on a first come first served basis.
- The Play Zone: The Play Zone is a permanently supervised play area, staffed by qualified early years staff, for children aged 6 months* to 7 years. Supervised activities include arts, crafts, books, puzzles, and a variety of toys and computer games.
- The Zone:Supervised by Youth Staff, The Zone is an area designed for 8-17 year olds, providing games and activities such as video game consoles, sports competitions, arts and crafts, and table tennis tournaments.
*Infants aged between 6 months and 2 years are welcome to participate with parental supervision.