How many formal nights are there?
Formal nights are one of the most distinctive parts of the Cunard experience, and a great opportunity to socialise with like-minded travellers. The number of formal nights varies by voyage and will be detailed in your pre-voyage documents. Transatlantic Crossings typically have three formal nights, other voyages have two to five depending on length and number of sea days. Of course, single travellers are welcome at all events, and Gentleman Dance Hosts are on board to waltz and salsa with single ladies.
Is there Internet connection on board?
Yes, you may access the Internet in each ship’s Internet Centre. Guests with laptops may access the web via our wireless network, available in every stateroom as well as many public rooms. Charges apply for these services.
Will I need money on board?
For your convenience we operate a “cash-free” system where you simply sign for all purchases using your personal identification key card, which is provided at check-in. This card is also your pass on and off the ship. It should be signed immediately and kept securely about your person at all times. You may choose to settle your account by credit card, registered at check in, or with cash. If settling with cash you will however need to keep your account in credit at all times. Please note we do not accept Personal Checks, Travellers Checks or Pre-Paid Credit Cards on board.
Will I be able to clean my clothes on board?
Yes. Full laundry and dry cleaning services are available on board, and will be billed to your stateroom. Complimentary self-service washers, dryers and ironing facilities are also available.
Are there medical facilities on board?
Yes, although these basic medical facilities are equipped primarily to deal with illness and accidents, and are not intended to provide ongoing treatment of pre-existing conditions. If you anticipate a need for medical services aboard the ship, your special requirement must be cleared in writing with Cunard before your booking can be finalised. Because medical facilities are limited and shoreside medical care is not always readily available, we will not be able to carry guests who will be 24 weeks or more pregnant by the end of the intended voyage.
What is the smoking policy on board Cunard ships?
The safety, comfort and enjoyment of all our guests has always been a key concern at Cunard. With this in mind, as a direct result of the feedback we have received from our guests, we have amended our policy with regard to smoking on board Cunard ships. Smoking is no longer permitted in any public area with the exception of Churchill’s Cigar Lounge, designated areas on the open decks and the upper level of G32 on Queen Mary 2. Pipe and cigar smoking is only permitted in Churchill’s Cigar Lounge and on the permitted open decks spaces. Whilst smoking is permitted on private balconies, we would ask that guests are considerate and keep smoking in these areas to a minimum.