Entries Tagged as ‘Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth’


Queen Elizabeth: Bedrooms, balconies & baths

Now that Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth is deep into its Canary Islands’ maiden voyage, well into “real life” as it were, it’s time to take a look at how the ship actually…works. While it’s a bit too soon to be able to suss out the Queen Elizabeth experience in our member reviews section (though stay tuned […]


Afternoon tea with Her Majesty, The Queen: Delightful

In contrast with Cunard’s other recent christenings – Queen Mary 2 and Queen Victoria – today’s sedate and elegant affair was akin to sipping afternoon tea instead of a Champagne cocktail. Our Sue Bryant is covering the actual ceremony itself in Cruise Critic news, but I thought I’d share a few moments that occurred around […]


All day long we’re posting photos, anecdotes here

Here you’ll find our ongoing reports from Cunard‘s Queen Elizabeth all through this glorious day. (10:20 p.m.) — Our final post today! Very nice shout-out today from The Times…. (6:15 p.m.) — Cunard is the only line I’m aware of that has its own dedicated bookstore (the shop on Queen Mary 2 helped me part […]


Our preview: The day Queen Elizabeth has been waiting for!

It’s a gorgeous autumn morning in Southampton — quite hospitable weather for welcoming Her Majesty, The Queen — and you really can a feel a buzz of anticipation on Queen Elizabeth today. It’s like have a ruby wedding anniversary, graduation from school ceremony, and a long-awaited birthday, all rolled into one. The ceremony, we’re told, […]


Cunard previews new “Slice of Saturday Night” on Queen Elizabeth

At last night’s black tie extravaganza for U.K. travel agents aboard Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth, “Slide of Saturday Night,” its brand new musical, debuted. It’s described by Cunard as “a popular nostalgic pastiche of 1960s music” and has toured both the West End and Broadway. Featuring the whole of Queen Elizabeth’s 21-strong theater company (this is […]


What’s it like to be a pre-christening cruise ship passenger?

This weekend’s sojourn on Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth offers an amazing chance to experience a ship that is so new it’s never had passengers (the odd overnight guest, while transitioning from its Italy shipyard or a one-night fete for Carnival UK staffers yes, but no one has sailed a regular cruise). You really do get a […]


First Impressions, first photos of Queen Elizabeth!

With all the hype these days — and hey, a mea culpa from me cause I’ve been out there waxing lyrical about radically new styles of ships just like everyone else — you’d think that the only travelers cruise ship designers were interested in were the young and adventurous. Which is why my first impression […]