Cunard Line, the premium to luxury market unit in the Carnival Corporation & plc group, has unveiled further details about the refit of its 2007 built Queen Victoria.
The ship will be taken out of service on 5 May to undergo the refit at the Fincantieri Shipyard in Palermo, Italy and is scheduled for completion on 4 June. It will then return to Southampton before embarking on its maiden four night voyage, visiting Amsterdam, Zeebrugge (Bruges), before returning to Southampton
The aft lido deck will be extended to provide guests with additional deck space from sunrise to sunset. 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.
In the winter garden, the comfort and décor has been further refined, with a statement floor and glass canopy.
The refit will also include reclassification of 43 staterooms as Britannia Club class. These are located 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. They will be further enhanced with premium balconies and a nine-pillow concierge menu to ensure maximum comfort for guests on board.
A new Britannia Club restaurant 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.