Swimming pools

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Indulge in a refreshing dip in one of the several pools and whirlpools on offer.

Whichever ship you decide on you can choose from a refreshing variety of pools and whirlpools - each heated to just the right temperature. Queen Mary 2 offers two outdoor pools and her Pavilion Pool has a retractable roof so you can enjoy a dip whatever the weather. In addition, there's the Minnows Pool for kids and her luxurious Spa Pool is a treat. Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth on the other hand offer 2 spacious outdoor pools as well as a hydrotherapy pool in their spas.


Fresh water is in the swimming pools although there is generally less chlorine then typical pools located shoreside. On Queen Mary 2, we do allow the use of pool inflatables such as lilos however, we ask that you do not use these if the pool is busy to allow room for other guests. On Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria, inflatables are not allowed. Use of arm bands or inflatable rings for children are allowed. Paddling pools are not permitted on board.

Opening times

All pools are open between 8am and 9pm. The exception to this is the Hydropool which is open between 8am and 8pm. All pools and jacuzzis are netted at night, during maintenance and heavy seas.


On some ships there will be designated pools for use by adults only. All children must be toilet trained before using any of the pools on board. Due to public health regulations, children in nappies, swim nappies, pull-ups and those who are not completely toilet trained are not permitted to use the pools on board. All pools are unsupervised and children under the age of 16 years are to be supervised by a parent or adult carer at all times.

Life on board

Discover your new favourites

With time at sea the choice, as always with Cunard, is yours. There is as much or as little to do as you please, with more possibilities than you have time to discover.