Leisure & Entertainment
Deck 9 is the centre of Queen Elizabeth's al fresco world, focused on The Garden Lounge and the Games Deck. Discover more intimate venues like the Yacht Club, named after the aft lounge on QE2, with 270 degree views in all directions and dancing until the small hours.
From Afternoon Tea to learning how to play poker, there something for everyone on board Queen Mary 2. A Cunard voyage will keep you busy or give you time to relax it's all up to you.
Sip afternoon tea beneath ornate cantilevered balconies in the Queens Room, or shop in the chic boutiques of the Royal Arcade. Relive the golden age of ocean travel at the magnificent Garden Parties and Country House Soirees.
View the unique collection that links Cunard with royalty and British maritime heritage. Join a computer class to keep in touch with those at home and be thrilled by our Cunard Insights programme with a wide variety of guest speakers to inspire you.
Opportunities for relaxation stretch from the simple pleasures of a 6,000 book library to state-of-the-art spa treatments or films from the golden era.
There is plenty of choice for the more energetic from fitness classes and sports courts, to swimming and traditional deck sports. Join a dance class and learn the lindy hop or for the first time enjoy a game of croquet on the games deck.
Children can have a whale of a time in Queen Elizabeth's Children's Programme on deck 10, run by certified Early Years staff.
Younger members of the family will not want to leave The Play Zone filled with toys, games and activities. As the younger children delight in the soft play area and ball pool you can be certain that they are in the best of care with our certified Early Years staff. A range of engaging activities will be thoughtfully prepared by our youth staff including sports, arts and crafts and a disco, as well as themed days such as Pirate Day! The teen area, with its computers and relaxed layout provides an ideal setting for older children to meet and make new friends. Adjoining the Play Zone is the outside pool area where the whole family can enjoy themselves.
Please note that children must be a minimum of one-year-old (two-years old for 2012 itineraries) to participate in the Nursery without parental supervision. Children under one-year-old are welcome, provided they are accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times.
It may be night time that most sets the Queen Mary 2 experience apart from other ships. For where else will you attend such dazzling affairs as a Black and White Ball, Royal Ascot Ball or Buccaneer Ball - all in a setting as stunning as the Queens Room? Or catch a staged musical production in the Royal Court Theatre. You may want to save time for the Empire Casino, or put on your dancing shoes at G32 nightclub.
Evenings boast another of Cunard's finest traditions as guests take to the floor to enjoy elegant ballroom dancing. Or discover more intimate venues like the Yacht Club and dance until the small hours with the resident DJ.
Applaud lavish productions from private boxes, as you savour chocolates and champagne in the Royal Court Theatre or sit back and enjoy a screening of you favourite movie.
Enjoy the beautiful sounds from our on board musicians from Jazz to String Quartets, Pianists to Harpists in a variety of times and venues on your voyage.
Enjoy a flutter in the casino, test your minds in the pub quiz or grab the microphone for a karaoke sing song, there are plenty of ways you can join in and meet other guests.
Queen Elizabeth is our newest luxury liner, named in 2010 by Her Majesty the Queen. Recalling the rich heritage of the first Cunarder to bear the name, her elegance and modern features have won her many accolades and made her a firm favourite with her passengers.
Cantilevered balconies, ornate frescos and backlit glass panels rise to the height of two decks in the magnificent Queens Room. Experience views from many Royal Palaces through the exquisite artwork that adorns the walls.
Here is the setting for two timeless Cunard traditions: indulgent afternoon tea served by white gloved waiters offering a choice of teas from around the world, and cucumber sandwiches followed by scones served with lashings of jam and clotted cream.
Evenings boast another of Cunard's finest traditions as guests take to the floor to enjoy elegant ballroom dancing with a mix of beats to accompany the glittering ball gowns and tuxedoed guests as they whirl and spin to the resident orchestra. Captains cocktail parties, themed balls, the social scene is endless in this most impressive of ballrooms.
With Cunard's Insights, you can explore a number of historical and contemporary issues presented by a wide range of speakers including explorers, academics, former ambassadors and politicians, historians and scientists, award wining novelists, biographers and acclaimed actors and film makers.
The Cunard Book Club offers the opportunity for thought-provoking literary discussions among our guests each voyage. Book Club selections will change quarterly and are reflective of the interests of each ship's guests. Each Book Club meeting will be led by the ship's Librarian or one of the Hostesses, who will provide a short history of the author and lead the discussion.
Bars and Lounges
Luxurious drapes and chandeliers create a golden glow as you sip speciality teas and indulge in delicious pastries. In a central position on Deck 2 overlooking the Grand Lobby, this is the place to see and be seen.
After dinner, settle into an armchair and savour our rich worldwide selection of fine cigars and cognacs. Also on offer is a wonderful choice of Single Malt Whiskys, Plantation Rums and Ports.
Sink into the leather chairs of this club-like observation lounge with sweeping views over the bow and choose from a wide selection of delicious martinis, or something special from our Commodore Club Luxury Collection.
A Cunard favourite, choose from a wide selection of beer, cider and wine to complement the delicious gastro pub-style lunch menus in a comfortable, traditional setting.
Exclusive to Grill guests, this refined, comfortable and relaxed haven is perfect for a pre-dinner tipple with friends. Enjoy traditional afternoon tea or sample something special from our bespoke tea menu, recommended by our Tea Sommelier.
The original Queen Elizabeth is celebrated in this warm and sophisticated venue perfect for pre-dinner drinks or a relaxing evening around the piano.
A magnificent Grand Ballroom whose artworks and murals reflect our cherished royal links. The setting for Royal Nights themed balls and white-gloved afternoon tea.
A light and sociable room reminiscent of a resplendent conservatory. What a wonderfully atmospheric venue for the occasional 'Supper Clubs' that combine dining and dancing under the stars.
After a few lengths, relax in one of the two whirlpools or sit back on a sun lounger with a refreshing drink.
Named after the lively QE2 venue, with its quirky nautical features, including the compass-shaped dance floor, this exciting addition to our gracious new Cunarder will be the scene for lively evening and sunny days.
Queens Grill guests dine in this magnificent restaurant on Deck 11. This is the epitome of Cunard dining excellence, where sparkling crystal glints against understated creams and golds and the a la carte menu is perfectly accompanied by the attentive service and air of refinement.
Up on Deck 11, the intimate single seating Princess Grill Restaurant captivates guests staying in Princess Grill Suites with flawlessly attentive service and the acclaimed pinnacle of our a la carte excellence. Menus wonderfully combine different flavours, textures and ingredients to surpass expectations evening after evening.
Guests sailing in the comfort of our luxurious Britannia staterooms can make their dramatic evening entrance into this elegant two-tier dining room with a graceful descent of its grand staircase, gleaming beneath the eye-catching art deco chandelier. Choose from early or late dining and revel in the sumptuous menus and perfectly attentive service.
Guests staying in our AA category balcony accommodation dine in the Britannia Club Restaurant. The tempting menus are to be savoured at a time of your choice in this intimate venue under patterned glass ceilings flecked with gold and silver leaf.
Succumb to several varieties of speciality teas and rich aromatic coffees that can be found in this delightfully relaxing venue, not to mention the indulgent pastries that are on offer.
Buffet dining is available throughout the day. By evening it transforms into one of our regional venues: Asado is a South American Grill; Jasmine serves up exquisite Asian cuisine; while Aztec tempts you with interpretations of Mexican classics.
The Golden Lion is an authentic British pub with a great selection of beer and cider. This complements a traditional pub lunch menu with favourites such as cottage pie and fish and chips to the standard you would expect.
Grills guests can enjoy the liberating sensation of afternoon tea outside in the sunshine or evening dining al fresco.
Afternoon tea in the Queens Room is a Cunard signature not to be missed. White-gloved waiters serve delightful cucumber sandwiches, fresh scones and tea accompanied by the beautiful sounds of the orchestra.
The Verandah, her formal alternative dining venue is your invitation to savour contemporary French cuisine that uses ingredients sourced in France along with an ambience that recalls the legendary Verandah Grill aboard the original Queen Elizabeth.