Queen Elizabeth

Cunard Line


Ship Info

What's Included


  • Shipboard accommodations | Onboard meals and entertainment

Not Included

  • Air Transportation | Shore excursions | Sightseeing or meals ashore | Port Charges, Taxes, Security Fees and Fuel Surcharge Gratuities | Personal expenses | Anything not noted as included

Ship Overview

Inaugural Sailing
90900 Tons
Public Decks
Passenger Capacity
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Take a trip on the last great ocean liner

By: Bill

Reviewed on: 02 Oct 2013

If you like being at sea ,the QM2 is worthy of at least one voyage. It is a remarkable ship that everyone should experience once. That being said, unless you are traveling in Grill Class, it is a mass market product comparable to other cruises except for the ship itself. A crossing on the QM2 should be on your bucket list.
Travel Advisor:  Kristy Adler

Highly recommend

By: Jo

Reviewed on: 09 Oct 2013

Second time on Queen Elizabeth and it could not be any better. The food and service on board is excellent.

When Service Says It All

By: Ed and Steve

Reviewed on: 11 Oct 2013

It was a great cruise because of the service, cleanliness, and quality of food. We would be happy to sail on Cunard again.
Travel Advisor:  Mary Ann Tiemeier

Highly recommended

By: Jerry and Marcia

Reviewed on: 11 Oct 2013

This was a "bucket list" cruise for us. We embarked with high expectations and were not disappointed. Cunard knows how to provide the ambience that leads to an enjoyable cruise. The cruise itinerary was excellent, as were the shore excursions. The Queen Elizabeth crew was cordial and competent. The service in the Princess Grill lived up to Cunard's "White Glove" standards, and the food was truly "Five-Star" in quality.

Highly Recommend

By: DD

Reviewed on: 09 Jun 2014

 We were very pleased with our trip. The staff worked very hard to make our voyage a pleasant & memorable experience. I would highly recommend Cunard to my friends, as I have taken several voyages with them.


By: Queen

Reviewed on: 27 Jan 2015

Wonderful experience on Cunard ...she always knows what I like . Had to return early and she took great care of me ..The purser and Norma worked together to get me home Thank you Once again

World Cruise

By: Kathy

Reviewed on: 15 May 2017

Had a great time and plenty of adventure. Guest ages a bit old in some segments
Not Recommended

Food and Entertainment

By: Harvey

Reviewed on: 28 Aug 2017

The entertainment is very good, but the food is bad.
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Cunard is changing

By: Gaipiedusa

Reviewed on: 20 Sep 2018

As a long and loyal customer, I have noticed that the Company, since it was absorbed by Princess, has become more and more like a legacy US airline, rather than the classic British steam ship line it once was. Their pricing gimmicks have become impossible to navigate, their performance with many things, even simple things seem like they just got in the business instead of 175 years at sea. We are looking for alternatives.
Travel Advisor:  Rob Clabbers

Queen Elizabeth

By: client a

Reviewed on: 11 Jun 2018

Beautiful ship in traditional Cunard style. Smaller than QM 2, and some of facilities not as good. Some of staff was excellent, as good as we have experienced. Some of staff not as attentive, and little things were ignored. Needs some work, and I understand it is due for a refit later this year. Problems with toilets not working and a couple water pipe leaks noted by passengers. Lido (buffet area) not as well taken care of as the QM 2
Travel Advisor:  Michael King
Not Recommended

Baltic Cruise

By: Bubbles

Reviewed on: 05 Jul 2018

Cunard slogan should be "for a nominal fee". We are previous travelers with Oceania and were expecting a superior experience with Cunard. Not so. Cabins, bathrooms, food, service and entertainment are adequate but not up to the standard of Oceania. Extremely disappointing.

Looking Forward to Alaska cruisr

By: Cunarder

Reviewed on: 12 Jul 2018

We will not board the QE until June 2019 when she is in Alaska.

Wonderful Cruise

By: Cody

Reviewed on: 21 Jul 2018

We loved the restaurants, the exclusivity of the Grill Suite, the service, the ship décor, the theater. All around it was fabulous. Because of the Grill Suite levels, it felt like a cruise on a very small ship.
Travel Advisor:  Kevin Grubb

recommend if you like smaller ships and like cunard

By: atlanta anne

Reviewed on: 26 Jul 2018

Having sailed on the Queen Mary and the Queen Victoria, we were anxious to sail on the Queen Elizabeth. While I knew it was the sister ship to the Queen Victoria, I didn't realize how much I preferred a larger ship. That is my preference. We were in the Queens Grill and have taken maybe 30 cruises many of which were on similar levels to the Queens Grill or in the Princess Grill on Cunard. I have to say for the price, I would not pay for the Queens Grill again. Maybe the Princess Grill. The other cruise lines provide significantly more benefits for their passengers that are in those cabins or at that level - with a butler, able to dine in a private dining area at the time of their choice, etc. Cunard had the least benefits of any cruise line we have sailed on. They also tend to "nickel and dime" you about everything. Most other cruise lines (other than those owned by Carnival) provide better benefits
Travel Advisor:  Linda Terrill


By: jim

Reviewed on: 07 Aug 2018

everything was very excellent with the cruise - the Cunard people were fantastic. my only complaint is if we are paying $30,000 for a two week cruise we shouldn't be nickle and dimed with wi fi charges. Queens grill passengers should have unlimited wi fi access without petty charges!
Travel Advisor:  Jeff Mutnick

Balkan cruise on Queen Elizabeth

By: Kim Woodard

Reviewed on: 29 Aug 2018

Ship good. Food okay not great but good. Room steward and dining room servers excellent. All good.
Travel Advisor:  Kathy Rise

Queen Elizabeth

By: Nan

Reviewed on: 23 Aug 2018

QE was wonderful, although the White Star Luggage Service upon disembarking continues to be a disaster. No one in the baggage area seems to know what to do with the White Star luggage to be shipped home. I was promised all involved persons would be trained but NO. Same as 2 years ago. Why do we pay all that money for incompetent people at the Purser's office?
Travel Advisor:  Debra Stern
Not Recommended


By: Trip

Reviewed on: 01 Sep 2018

Food was weak. Too formal

Queen Elizabeth

By: Deb

Reviewed on: 07 Sep 2018

Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth is a lovely ship. She is reminiscent of the grand ships of yesteryear. She is formal and grand and passage on her is as well. Food is diverse beautifully presented and delicious. This particular itinerary including Norway and Iceland was very appealing to us and the Queen Elizathe delivered.
Travel Advisor:  Eric Miller

Very Nice.

By: Sherry

Reviewed on: 22 Sep 2018

The Queen Mary 2 is our favorite, but the QE was excellent as well. The staff were all outstanding. Glenn serviced our room and made the bed to suit me. Mariano and Rolando made a great team of dining room servers. Rawlings was outstanding at finding out what we like in a wine and was able to offer suggestions, which were 100% excellent! He is a well informed, nice, polite, and kind person. The Purser's Office was excellent. We had problems with my husband's phone not charging. They were very helpful getting us in touch with our children for arrival at the airport. What a great group of people on this ship!!!
Travel Advisor:  Melissa Turpin Marcos


By: Sandy

Reviewed on: 28 Sep 2018

Very well spent and rewarding.
Not Recommended

London to London

By: Rumbar

Reviewed on: 08 Nov 2018

While not our first trip with Cunard, we were reminded of the negatives of cruising with Cunard. Namely having set sittings for dinner, ie same time, same table and same people for the duration of the trip. As a result more than half the dinners were eaten away from the dining room Having cruised with Oceania, we prefer the freedom they offer. However, the ship itself is quite beautiful!

Luxery plus

By: Diana Jeffs

Reviewed on: 06 Apr 2019

This ship offered everything one could possibly want on a cruise. The ports were fabulous. Enjoyed everything about this cruise.


By: travels

Reviewed on: 17 May 2019

We loved our cruise and the comfort it offered. The staff are very friendly and professional. Meals were plentiful and good quality. We met lovely people and enjoyed the entertainment OB.

Queen Elizabeth is a comfortable size ship.

By: tired traveler

Reviewed on: 07 May 2019

not too big nor too small, just right.
Travel Advisor:  Brad Hatry

QE II to Alaska

By: candc

Reviewed on: 21 Jun 2019

The ship is our favourite and we had a fabulous time. The naturalist provided additional useful information that enhanced the experience. The weather was great and the wildlife amazing.

Alaska Cruise

By: RidlerGirl

Reviewed on: 16 Aug 2019

This was our first time on the Queen Elizabeth and with Cunard. This is an elegant ship with lovely accommodations and amenities. You will never feel crowded on board ship, except maybe at meals at the buffet. Crew is friendly and genuinely happy to serve you. We upgraded to the grill level and that level offered us even more customized service. Food is generally very good to excellent. Would highly recommend a drinks package. Would also recommend planning excursions in advance. If going to Alaska, be sure to include a nature view trip - whales, bears etc and on flight trip, especially over the glaciers. Pricey but also priceless.
Travel Advisor:  Marci Oakley

Queen Elizabeth

By: Blake

Reviewed on: 24 Jun 2019

Excellent in every respect. Great room and the service in every respect was first class. Good food well served.
Travel Advisor:  Shawn Kilner

QE2 to Alaska

By: Mary Jane

Reviewed on: 16 Jun 2019

The cruise was excellent. I felt staff was focused on providing excellent service. The dining room and buffet both addressed my intolerance to gluten; I really appreciated that. I do think the ship could provide a better wifi service, and by doing that, save on paper announcements and daily information distribution to passengers who can receive these by email.

Queen Elizabeth

By: Mamie

Reviewed on: 27 Jun 2019

Everything about the ship is excellent
Travel Advisor:  Deanna Sutherland - Rigby

Alaska QE cruise

By: Cunarders

Reviewed on: 22 Jul 2019

Always enjoy sailing on the QE. Was a bit disappointed in the quality and quantity of the food in the Britannia. Staff and crew were as usual top notch.

Cruising with Cunard


Reviewed on: 10 Aug 2019

This was our fourth cruise with Cunard and the third on Queen Elizabeth. On our first cruise we unexpectedly were upgraded to a princess level cabin with dining in the Grill restaurant. Subsequentally all other cruises have had to be at the same level. The degree of entertainment is up to the individual traveler and is very varied and caters for all levels of activity. Good range of shore activities that also cater for older travelers who are not fit or active. It was good to see so many handicapped passengers in wheel chairs or electric carts on board all treated with respect and care. Cabins are first class with excellent tea and coffee facilities, excellent king size beds and ample lounge space. Grill service is outstanding and caters for all tastes we were spoil't. Very good staff, who pride themselves on their excellent service. Ship is well maintained very clean and very relaxing to travel in no matter what the seas are doing. We hope to be on board again.

The Perfect Cruise


Reviewed on: 18 Aug 2019

The perfect cruise line for mature folks who prefer to spend their days at sea in a sophisticated atmosphere. . Never, ever boring. Always civilized.
Travel Advisor:  Sheilah Benoit


By: Chris

Reviewed on: 14 Sep 2019

Without any problems. We know our way a round by now and we feel at home on any of the CUNARD ships and meet friends from other trips we have taken.

QE to Canary Islands

By: cantrav

Reviewed on: 07 Nov 2019

Ship is clean, with a good select of activities. Library and bridge lessons were fabulous.Service is good and food is excellent. Having to wear a jacket every evening is a pain as are 4 gala evenings in 12 days. Drinks are a bit expensive, especially the extensive wine list, but excursions are well worth the money/ Embarkation and disembarking were the best I have experienced.
Travel Advisor:  Christina Chysyk

Cunard Capers


Reviewed on: 06 Jan 2020

Absolutely lovely as we expected. It's such a pleasure to dine in elegant surroundings and we appreciate the fact the the dress code is adhered to. Enjoyed meeting the Captain at the formal dinners. The food was excellent as usual and it's an enlightening experience to be able to tour the galley and chat with some of the many talented chefs. The staff are very friendly and a lot of fun. The weather wasn't the best this trip but there's always informative and interesting activities to participate in when we couldn't get outdoors. Cunard has set the benchmark very high as far as we are concerned. We hope you always maintain the British factor!

queen elizabeth

By: janet

Reviewed on: 27 Dec 2019

Excellent, living up the Cunard reputation

Great Food & Great Service

By: Jack & Faye

Reviewed on: 14 Jan 2020

We have been on at least 20 cruises. The food on the QE 11 was by far the best we have ever experienced- deserving of a Michelin star or two. The service we received from the staff was also at a very high level - comparable to what we have experienced on cruise lines such at Regent, Oceania and Silver Seas. Staff were well trained and went to extremes to make sure we received above expectations service.
Travel Advisor:  Pam McKay

Cruising with Cunard

By: Susie

Reviewed on: 19 Jan 2020

It was a pleasant voyage. Amenities were excellent. Too many days at sea thanks to the fires on Kangaroo Island, but life on board made up for it. The catering was excellent, helped by an attentive staff.


By: bobby

Reviewed on: 21 Feb 2020

excellent in all aspects

New Zealand & Australia

By: S&A

Reviewed on: 27 Feb 2020

Cunard is the best. We've sailing mostly transatlantic on the Queen Mary 2 and love it. The cruise around New Zealand and Australia on the Queen Elizabeth was outstanding. Cunard is the best.
Travel Advisor:  Roz Gibel