Cunard’s Queen Victoria will enter dry dock in Palermo, Italy on 5 May 2017 for a one month bow-to-stern $54 million refurbishment. The makeover includes 43 brand new Britannia Club category staterooms with their own dedicated restaurant, a redesign of the liner’s Grand Suites and Deck 8 aft Penthouse Suites, as well as a new Chart Room bar.
The Cunard Grand Suites will also be reconfigured to maximise space, offering enhanced comfort and entertainment options. The Aquitania, Berengaria, Mauretania and Laconia Suites will have similar square meterage to those on Queen Elizabeth at approximately 133 square metres. Refreshed designs will include a new colour scheme that takes its inspiration from the line’s history with its signature Cunard purple.
The suites will also include floor-to-ceiling windows and doors; a separate service entrance and hospitality preparation area; separate snug room with TV; beautifully-appointed lounge; master bathroom with sea view; second bathroom with guest access; bedroom TV that folds down from the ceiling; walk-in wardrobe with additional storage units; and a generous dual aspect balcony.
Cunard guests will be able to enjoy five new Penthouse Suites on Deck 8 aft which will feature floor-to-ceiling windows, defined living and sleeping spaces and bathrooms with natural light. New colour schemes will reflect Cunard’s signature jewel tones of deep red and captivating geometric patterns.