Frequently Asked Questions about Queen Elizabeth

How much does it cost to go on Queen Elizabeth?

Prices vary. Queen Elizabeth undertakes a variety of cruises. She also offers an array of cabin categories. Cabins range from the ultra luxurious Queens Grill suites to smaller inside Britannia cabins – so your cruise price will change depending on the number of nights and your cabin category.

What is the dress code like on Queen Elizabeth?

Queen Elizabeth offers a more formal experience than many cruise liners. During the day the ship offers a casual atmosphere, where shorts and t-shirts, jeans and polo shirts are the norm. If you’re heading up on deck for a swim, bathers and board-shorts are fine. From 6pm the ship comes alive with the experience of travel from yesteryear and as such smart pants and jackets as well as elegant dresses or jumpsuits are the norm. The most formal evenings are on the Gala Nights where tuxedoes, dark suits and evening gowns are recommended.

Is Queen Elizabeth an Ocean Liner or a Cruise Ship?

Queen Elizabeth is a cruise ship, designed to undertake leisure voyages that take in many ports. Her basic hull design is based on the Carnival Corporation’s successful ‘Vista-Class’ design, originally created for Holland America Line. However, during construction (and similar to QV), QE’s hull was lengthened to allow for the creation of the Queens Room Ballroom – a Cunard Ocean Liner trait. Furthermore, her bow is reinforced to enable direct transatlantic crossings.

How long does it take QE to cross the Atlantic?

When Queen Elizabeth completes transatlantic voyages, it takes 7 days. A 7 day crossing on QE offers you enough time to really enjoy the ship while reducing the impact of timezone changes on your body clock.

What shopping is there on QE?

Queen Elizabeth offers a variety of boutique shops in an area known as the Royal Arcade. This includes designer wears, clothing, watches, duty free items and personal items. In addition, QE has a Clarendon Fine Art gallery, a Photo Gallery and a specialty shipboard Book Shop operated by Hardings.

Are meals included in a Queen Elizabeth cruise?

Yes! Unlike the early ocean liners where passengers were required to bring their own food aboard, your meals are included aboard QE. This includes unlimited access to the Lido Buffet as well as three daily meals in your assigned restaurant. You will also be able to indulge in afternoon tea, or have a tasty pub lunch without paying any extra! Cunard also offer complementary room service 24 hours a day. There are some additional-fee options too – including Verandah and all alcohol and soft drinks attract an additional fee – but in reality if you wanted to cruise without paying a cent extra on food, you can!

Is entertainment included aboard Queen Elizabeth?

Absolutely! There is heaps of included entertainment aboard Queen Elizabeth. This ranges from Cunard’s renowned insights lecture programme to fencing lessons in the Queens Room. Evening production shows, music recitals, comedy shows and alike are all included in your fare. You can also swim in the pools, partake of the pub quiz, watch a movie, meet the enrichment speakers or listen to a live band – and that’s just scratching the surface – there is a lot to do aboard Queen Elizabeth!

What money is used aboard Queen Elizabeth?

QE uses American Dollars (USD) aboard during all cruises. This includes travel from the UK, and when the ship is in Australian and Japanese waters. All shipboard purchases are charged to your stateroom in USD. There is no cash used aboard, and you will be asked to register a credit card prior to departure.

What electrical currency is used aboard Queen Elizabeth?

QE has plugs in both US and British design and currency in all of the ship’s cabins. As Queen Elizabeth was built in Italy, there are also European outlets available.