Defunct Cruise Lines
MS Queen Victoria
MS Queen Victoria (QV) is a cruise ship in the Cunard Line fleet, named after Queen Victoria. she is the second largest Cunard ship ever built, after the RMS Queen Mary 2. But unlike prior Cunard Queens, she is not an ocean liner, but rather a cruise ship. Nor will she carry mail and thus will not receive Royal Mail Ship status. The ship was not designed primarily for speed, not having a long prow, deep draft, or whale back on her bow; though, the hull has been built to meet the demands of the Atlantic Ocean. The Queen Victoria can carry 3,000 tons of heavy fuel and 150 tons of marine gas oil, consuming 12 tons per hour for maximum output.
Queen Victoria has 32 different cabin grades to choose from, a typical stateroom contains a bathrobe, slippers, hair dryer, direct-dial telephone, daily shipboard newsletter, nightly turndown service, 24-hour room service, satellite TV with films and music, a refrigerator and a safe.
The Royal Court Theatre and the Queens Room are the main entertainment venues on board the ship; other facilities include 2 swimming pools, casino, library and computer room, art gallery.
As with all Cunard cruises this is not primarily a ship that caters to families with children but there is a children’s playroom and supervised kids clubs, for babies there is The Night Nursery this operates usually in the evening for a few hours, but only caters for babies between the ages of 12months old up to the age of two.
Onboard Entertainment and Facilities
|Restaurants & Bars||Shops|
|Fast Food||Room Service|
|Nightclub or Disco||Lounge|
|Pursers desk||Excursion desk|
|Card room||Medical room|
|Laundry room||Sauna/steam room|
|Gym||Childrens activity clubs|
|Babysitting service||Video games room|
|Sports facilities||Outdoor movie theater|
Captain E.J. Smith - captain of the RMS Titanic died when the ship hit an iceburg and sank in 1912.
- was the negligent captain of the Exxon Valdez during its 1989 oil spill.
Edward Teach (Blackbeard) - was the notorious English pirate captain of the Queen anne's Revenge, killed in battle 1718
Francesco Schettino - Captain of the Costa Concordia at the time when she ran aground and partially sank on the night of 13 January 2012 near Isola del Giglio, Tuscany, Italy.
David Lewry - was the Captain of the herald of free enterprise car ferry which capsized on the 6 March 1987 after leaving the Belgian port of Zeebrugge with her bow doors still open, causing the deaths of 193 people.
Mauro Balomaga - was the captain of the MV Rena container ship that ran aground near Tauranga, New Zealand On 5 October 2011 resulting in an oil spill and 88 of her containers to fall in to the sea,the captain was jailed for 7 months for his part in the disaster.
Captain James Hook - is a fictional character from the popular novel and movie peter pan, known for wearing a hook after his right hand was eaten by a crocodile.