|Ship Size:||Large Ocean Liner|
|Entered Service:||January 2004|
|Aimed at:||Couples, families and single travellers|
|Beam (width):||41m (131ft)|
|Passengers:||2,620 double occupancy (3,090 maximum occupancy)|
Queen Mary 2 is overflowing with great activities and facilities so there is sure to be something for everyone. The Insights programme provides a wide range of guest speakers who discuss a variety of topics from modern politics to ancient history. On deck you will find several swimming pools to choose from with ample room to relax with a good book or just watch the world go by. In the evening, you will be spoilt for choice with everything from hi-tech musical productions in the Royal Court Theatre, feature movies in Illuminations and live jazz in the Chart Room. Plus you can dance the night away in the ship's nightclub, and dress to impress for one of the themed balls held in the Queen's Room ballroom
There is certainly no shortage of facilities on Queen Mary 2 to keep you in shape. The well-equipped gym has numerous fitness machines like treadmills and cross trainers plus there are well-being and fitness classes held daily. For the ultimate pampering treat head to the Canyon Ranch Spa. Here you can experience a wide range of treatments including hot stone massages and facials, as well as some more unusual therapies like a Rasul Ceremony and Shiatsu. Within the Spa you will also find the Aqua Therapy Centre and thermal suite which features a therapy pool, saunas, steam room and whirlpools.
Did you know that Queen Mary 2 is home to the only Planetarium at sea? Illuminations feature a new show every day and will take you on a virtual tour of outer space showing you unusual stars and other visual spectacles. You can also learn about the different star systems and how they are formed.
Queen Mary 2 is very much a family-friendly ship and its dedicated children's clubs are packed full of fun activities and great facilities. Toddlers and young children will love the multi-purpose outdoor play area and daily activities include arts and craft making and interactive learning games. Older children and teens also have their own area where they can play video games, have sports tournaments and enjoy movie nights and discos. All of the clubs are run by a team of fully-trained nannies and youth workers so parents know their children are in safe hands.
- International fine dining
- British pub style
11 bars including
- Sir Samuel's
- The Winter Garden
- The Chart Room
Canyon Ranch Spa
4 Swimming pools
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Queen Mary 2 certainly won't disappoint when it comes to choice for dining. Whether you are treating yourself to one of the unique Mediterranean dishes in the Todd English restaurant or tucking in to a traditional British pub lunch in the Golden Lion pub, there is sure to be something to suite every taste.
The Britannia Restaurant has fixed seating with waiter service and it is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Breakfast is usually available from 7am until 9am whilst lunch is available from 12.30pm to 2pm, both with open seating.
Dinner is served at two set times of 6pm for first sitting and 8.30pm for second sitting, and the same table is reserved for the duration of your cruise. Samples of the main dining menus can be found here.
The Britannia Club Restaurant is exclusively available for all passengers who are staying in a Club Balcony cabin. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner with open seating and waiter service. Breakfast is normally available from 7am until 9am and lunch is available from 12.30pm until 2pm. In the evening for dinner you can arrive at the restaurant anytime between 6.30pm and 9pm to be seated at your reserved table. Samples of the main dining menus can be found here.
The Princess Grill Restaurant is open exclusively for all passengers staying in a Princess Grill Suite. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner with waiter service and open seating. Breakfast is usually available from 7am until 9am whilst lunch is usually available from 12.30pm until 2pm. The restaurant is open for dinner between 6.30pm and 9pm, so you can arrive at anytime between these times and be seated at your reserved table. Samples of the main dining menus can be found here.
The Queens Grill Restaurant is exclusively for use by all passengers who are staying in a Queens Grill Suite. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner with waiter service and open seating. Breakfast is available from 7am until 9am and lunch is available from 12.30pm until 2pm. For dinner in the evening you can arrive anytime between 6.30pm and 9pm to be seated at your reserved table. Samples of the main dining menus can be found here.
The Todd English Restaurant is one of the signature features on board Queen Mary 2 and it has a menu designed with the help of top celebrity chef Todd English. The restaurant features a wide variety of Mediterranean-style dishes, all with his unique culinary flare.
The restaurant is open for lunch between midday and 2pm and for dinner between 6pm and 9.30pm. There is a cover charge varying from £5 to $12 per person for lunch and approx £26 per person for dinner, depending on your chosen meals and you will need to book a table in advance, which can either be done via the Cunard Cruise Personaliser or once you arrive onboard. You can see a sample of the lunch menu here and a sample of the dinner menu here.
In the evening the King's Court provides several intimate dining venues with waiter service: Lotus offers Asian cuisine; The Carvery serves traditional British carved roasts; La Piazza is an Italian bistro; and the Chef's Gallery is an interactive dining experience where you can watch the chef's at work. A small cover charge applies of approx $10 per person to eat here and as it is a popular venue it is advisable to make a reservation.
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 King's Court is an informal buffet restaurant where you can enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well afternoon and late-night snacks. The restaurant is open almost 24 hours a day, serving a good selection of hot and cold food plus desserts and fresh fruit, and there are self-service tea, coffee, water and juice machines available all day. In the evening a section of the restaurant is turned into a more formal-style restaurant with waiter service (see above Speciality Dining)
The Golden Lion Pub has a great lunch time menu serving up all sorts of classic pub meals like shepherd's pie and steak and chips, as well as a range of popular British beer, ale and cider to complement your meal.
This casual dining venue serves a variety grilled foods and is open from lunchtime throughout the afternoon. As it's right by the pool and games area, it's the perfect place to grab lunch or an afternoon snack without losing your place by the pool.
Afternoon tea is held in the Queen's Room Ballroom each day. White-gloved waiters will serve you a selection of sweet treats including fresh scones with jam and cream, as well as a variety of fine teas.
During the day you will find a range of freshly-made sandwiches and pastries available plus speciality tea and coffee. In the evening Sir Samuel's transforms into a sophisticated bar with cocktails and pre-dinner canapes.
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