The idea of a third modern Queen was to become a reality in 2005. However the original design was unable to participate in the Cunard tradition of trans-Atlantic voyages. This resulted in the incomplete "QV" moving to P&O, to become known as Arcadia.
On the December 3, 2004 a new contract was signed with Fincantieri shipbuilders (who have built more than 7,000 ships). Work on the new Queen Victoria was started on April 14, 2005.
In true Cunard tradition, Queen Victoria is capable of crossing the North Atlantic in a direct route from New York to Southampton.
With an onboard atmosphere reminiscent of Cunard Liners from days gone by, Queen Victoria is just small enough to transit the Panama Canal allowing her to partake in the other Cunard tradition of annual world cruises.
Queen Victoria: A Photographic Journey takes the reader on a voyage of a lifetime through the public rooms of this stately ship. From her ornate Victorian styled Grand Lobby to the lavishly decorated Royal Court Theatre (complete with box seats) the reader can experience Queen Victoria from the comfort of their living room!
Each room is described in detailed narrative with complementing photographs showcasing every major public room aboard. After exploring the ship's public areas, readers are able to adjourn to their stateroom - whether in Queens, Princess or Britannia Grade - and enjoy exploring the differences between Queen Victoria's stately accommodation...more...