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MS Queen Elizabeth

MS Queen Elizabeth is one of three ships operated by Cunard she was built at the Italian Fincantieri shipyard at a cost of $560 million dollars, she came into service in 2010 and replaces the QE2 which was retired in 2008,all three Cunard ships share the distinctive livery of traditional ocean going liners of the past consisting of a black hull and white superstructure, inside queen Elizabeth she is graced with luxury and grandeur which has been associated with Cunard ships since the introduction of the Mauretania in 1907. 

However Cruising with Cunard might not be for everyone, I would describe it as a posh cruise for adults, having said that they do a great job of catering for families with children, there is a children’s playroom and supervised youth programme, but the ship is lacking in some facilities that you would find on a family orientated cruise like carnival or royal Caribbean, as on all three Cunard ships dress code on queen Elizabeth is very formal.

On board the ship there are a good range of cabins to choose from all with satellite TV.

Other highlights on the queen Elizabeth include The Queens Room complete with a 1,000-square-foot dance floor and the Royal Court Theatre with it own private boxes.

  


 

Onboard Entertainment and Facilities

 

Pools tick-icon whirlpools tick-icon
Flowrider  Cross-icon  Rock wall  Cross-icon 
Restaurants & Bars  tick-icon  Shops  tick-icon 
Fast Food  tick-icon  Room Service  tick-icon 
Nightclub or Disco  tick-icon  Lounge  tick-icon 
Theater  tick-icon Cafe's  tick-icon
Casino  tick-icon  Piano Bar  tick-icon 
Pursers desk  tick-icon  Excursion desk  tick-icon 
Library  tick-icon  Photo shop  tick-icon 
Card room  tick-icon  Medical room  tick-icon 
Laundry room  tick-icon Sauna/steam room  tick-icon
Gym  tick-icon Childrens activity clubs  tick-icon
Babysitting service  Cross-icon Video games room  tick-icon
Sports facilities  Cross-icon Outdoor movie theater  Cross-icon

   


   

Ship Specifications

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  • Size: Large
  • Length: 965 feet
  • Beam: 106
  • Speed:  Knots
  • Tonnage: 90,400
  • Decks: 12
  • Crew: 900
  • Passengers: 2,092
  • Maiden Voyage: 12 October 2010
  • Christened: 11 October 2010
  • Godmother: HM Queen ElizabethII  

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