Saturday, May 18, 2024

Latest Posts

A whole information to Cunard Line cruise cabins and suites


In its greater than 180-year historical past, Cunard Line has developed from providing important transatlantic transportation to leisure journey. Its present fleet presents a number of courses of cabins with plush furnishings and trendy comforts that also evoke nautical ocean-liner model. Though the choices may appear complicated at first, they’re pretty simple to grasp as soon as damaged down.

Throughout inside, exterior, balcony and suite classes, Cunard presents 4 lodging courses, every with its personal eating room. No matter cabin sort, passengers have entry to the identical public areas — together with swimming pools and solar decks, gyms, theaters and spas. Though, some classes do have their very own lounges and outside areas.

Right here, we’ll undergo the sorts of cabins obtainable and what they embody in the best way of facilities, sq. footage and eating experiences.

For extra cruise guides, information and suggestions, join TPG’s cruise publication.

Cabin sq. footage varies by ship and placement on the ship. Cabin configurations additionally differ by vessel. A number of configurations can exist inside the identical cabin sort, which accounts for variations in sq. footage. Accessible cabins are bigger than commonplace cabins, and people measurements are included within the ranges given. Contact your journey agent or cruise line consultant for particular particulars earlier than reserving.

Cunard cabin primer

The Britannia Restaurant eating room on Cunard’s Queen Anne. CUNARD LINE

Cunard ships function 4 predominant classes of cabins: inside (no window or balcony), exterior (a window or porthole), balcony (with a small, semi-private outside house) and suites. They fall into 4 expertise tiers — Britannia, Britannia Membership, Princess Grill and Queens Grill — every with totally different perks, inclusions and eating assignments. (See beneath for extra particulars, or take a look at Cunard’s amenity comparability chart.)

The Britannia Membership Restaurant eating room on Cunard’s Queen Mary 2. GREYWOLF STUDIOS LIMITED/CUNARD LINE

Britannia cabins come solely in inside, exterior and fundamental balcony classes, whereas Britannia Membership rooms can be found solely within the balcony class. The latter rooms are a step up from fundamental Britannia balcony lodging. Cruisers booked in these classes will likely be assigned to both the Britannia Eating Room or Britannia Membership Restaurant, respectively.

The Princess Grill Eating Room on Cunard’s Queen Anne. CUNARD LINE

Passengers wanting an elevated expertise — full with extra space, a number of added perks and extra expensively outfitted lodging — will need to look to the Princess Grill Suites and Queens Grill Suites. Commonplace rooms really feel extra like several cabin on a mass-market vessel, whereas Grill lodging are outfitted with extra elegant furnishings, richer colours (suppose regal hues like purples and reds), and extra plush linens and furnishings.

The Queens Grill Restaurant on Cunard’s Queen Mary 2. GREYWOLF STUDIOS LIMITED/CUNARD LINE

Relying on the suite booked, you will discover walk-in closets, separate dwelling and sleeping areas, and loos with higher-quality facilities (comparable to marble counter tops and mirrors with built-in make-up lights). These rooms present entry to both the Princess Grill Restaurant or Queens Grill Restaurant, in addition to the Grills Lounge, which is unique to vacationers staying in suites.

Every day E-newsletter

Reward your inbox with the TPG Every day publication

Be part of over 700,000 readers for breaking information, in-depth guides and unique offers from TPG’s specialists

Cunard presents a wide range of accessible rooms in all cabin classes, from inside cabins to suites. They’re designed for passengers who use wheelchairs, walkers, scooters and different mobility units or who in any other case require options like wider doorways, flush zero-entry thresholds, additional sq. footage for maneuvering, and moist bath-style loos with seize bars and pull-down bathe seats. (You’ll find extra accessibility specifics on Cunard’s web site.)

Cunard was one of many first cruise strains to supply lodging for one — one thing that has turn into commonplace on many cruise strains’ latest vessels. You may discover a collection of solo cabins in inside and ocean-view classes below the Britannia expertise when you’re touring alone and do not need to pay a single complement. The previous vary from 152 to 243 sq. toes; the latter are available between 133 and 201 sq. toes.

All rooms, regardless of the class or sort, function wealthy furnishings in nautical colours like brilliant blue, sunny yellow and deep purple. Every room offers passengers with a queen-size mattress that may be transformed into two singles on request; bedside tables with lamps; an arrogance space with a desk, chair, mirror and each 220-volt U.Okay.-style retailers and 110-volt North American-style ones (Queen Anne additionally has USB ports); a closet and drawers for storing private objects; a TV, secure, hair dryer, cellphone, fridge, minibar and tea- and coffee-making amenities; bathrobes and slippers; and an in-cabin toilet with a bathe and Penhaligon toiletries.

Every cabin additionally consists of 24-hour room service choices and the each day providers of a room steward who will clear up and give you any objects — like ice, additional towels and the each day exercise schedule — you would possibly want. Costlier cabins include further or upgraded facilities, additional house and extra furnishings. Particulars about inclusions, sq. footage and extra may be discovered beneath.

Inside cabins on Cunard ships

An inside cabin on the Britannia stage on Cunard’s Queen Mary 2. GREYWOLF STUDIOS LIMITED/CUNARD LINE

Britannia insides vary from 152 to 243 sq. toes and embody all the facilities listed above, plus a half-bottle of glowing wine at embarkation. Passengers booked in these cabins are assigned to eat within the Britannia Eating Room, which is principally a typical cruise ship predominant eating room however with ornate artwork deco touches.

On Queen Mary 2 — identified for its iconic transatlantic voyages between New York Metropolis and Southampton within the U.Okay. — cruisers can even select from particular inside cabins that overlook the ship’s atrium.

Outdoors cabins on Cunard ships

An outdoor cabin on the Britannia stage on Cunard’s Queen Anne. CUNARD LINE

Britannia ocean-view rooms present between 133 and 201 sq. toes of house. Passengers in these cabins additionally take meals within the Britannia Eating Room.

Outdoors cabins embody the identical facilities as inside ones. The obvious distinction is that you will have a window to take a look at the ocean as you sail.

Balcony cabins on Cunard ships

Britannia balconies

A balcony cabin on the Britannia stage on Cunard’s Queen Anne. CUNARD LINE

Starting from 228 to 472 sq. toes, these cabins function the identical common furnishing model as insides and outsides however with semi-private balconies. These balconies provide passengers their very own outside house, the place they’ll take pleasure in recent air from the consolation of their room, full with chairs and a desk.

These lodging embody the usual facilities listed above and dinner within the Britannia Eating Room. On Queen Mary 2, passengers can choose cove-style balconies; they provide a little bit of shelter from the wind since they’re extra akin to an enclosed pod with an open window than a balcony open on all sides.

Britannia Membership balconies

The bigger balcony in a Britannia Membership cabin on Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth. CUNARD LINE

Britannia Membership rooms, a step up from Cunard’s Britannia balcony lodging, come within the balcony class solely. Along with barely extra sq. footage (248-470 toes), they embody further facilities.

All beforehand talked about options include these cabins. Additionally they embody upgraded tea and occasional makers, a pillow menu, velour bathrobes, a full bottle of glowing wine at embarkation, each day recent fruit on request, and precedence embarkation and disembarkation. Cruisers booked there can dine within the Britannia Membership Restaurant, which is a little more understated and refined than the Britannia Restaurant however presents comparable meals.

Suites on Cunard ships

Princess Grill Suites

A Princess Grill Suite on Queen Mary 2. MARK LAING/CUNARD LINE

Princess Grill Suites are the first-tier of suites on Cunard ships; they provide entry to an unique restaurant, Princess Grill, that includes elevated meals choices. Visitors can even order menu objects from the Grill through room service and order off-menu within the restaurant with advance discover. Passengers in Princess Grill Suites share a devoted Grills Lounge or Concierge Lounge (discovered on Queen Mary 2) and solar deck with passengers booked in Queens Grill suites (see beneath).

The 335- to 513-square-foot Princess Grill Suites function separate dwelling and sleeping areas and personal balconies. Passengers can take pleasure in all above-mentioned inclusions, plus elevated perks like an in-cabin atlas, devoted concierge service, glowing wine and goodies at embarkation, complimentary spring water, afternoon tea within the Grills Lounge, and a toilet with a bath and a bathe. (Be aware that bathtubs aren’t obtainable on the Princess Grill stage on Queen Anne.)

Queens Grill Suites

A Queens Grill Suite on Cunard’s Queen Mary 2. MARK LAING/CUNARD LINE

Essentially the most lavish rooms on board Cunard’s vessels are the Queens Grill Suites, that includes 484 to 2,249 sq. toes of house. They arrive with all the above perks, plus further in-cabin books, binoculars to be used on board, recent flowers, complimentary minibar objects, a bottle of Champagne and goodies at embarkation, and precedence tendering the place relevant. (Be aware that Queen Anne presents loos with tubs and showers on the Queens Grill stage.)

Passengers booked in these lodging have entry to the Queens Grill Restaurant along with the shared areas — Grills Lounge, Concierge Lounge (the place obtainable) and solar deck — that cruisers booked in Princess Grill Suites can also use. Every suite’s butler will ship in-cabin canapes each day previous to dinner.

Queens Grill Suites are spectacular, particularly the duplex-style suites discovered solely on Queen Mary 2. Three 1,566-square-foot Duplex Residences (Windsor, Buckingham and Holyrood) and two 2,249-square-foot Grand Duplex Residences (Balmoral and Sandringham) are all the best way aft on decks 9 and 10. These lodging — a few of that are bigger than land-based residences — provide gorgeous wake views through two-story home windows.

Backside line

Though Cunard’s cabin expertise sorts may appear complicated at first, they’re pretty simple. The comparatively small variety of cabin sorts and classes makes the reserving course of simpler to navigate whereas nonetheless providing sufficient selection to cater to many tastes and budgets.

Whether or not you select to sail in a fundamental Britannia inside cabin or essentially the most swanky Queens Grill Suite, you are positive to take pleasure in Cunard’s upscale nautical vibe.

Inquisitive about Cunard? The Factors Man has you lined:

Latest Posts

Stay in touch

To be updated with all the latest news, offers and special announcements.