Cunard named Best Large-Ship Ocean Cruise Line

We’re thrilled to announce that Cunard was recently named the 2023 Best Large-Ship Cruise Line by readers of Travel + Leisure in their annual World’s Best Awards.

For 183 years Cunard has provided the benchmark for luxury travel at sea. We’re renowned for our signature Cunard touch that goes above and beyond to make every guest feel like royalty. When you sail on a Cunard Queen, you unlock experiences you won’t find anywhere else at sea. Specially themed Gala Evenings. Delicious extra special Afternoon Tea in the Queens Room. And of course, our legendary White Star Service. Here, we celebrate the wide open spaces and the uniquely Cunard flourishes you can look forward to on board our spacious Cunard Queens.

Each day on board brings new possibilities and discoveries. Learn something new with our inspiring guest speakers from around the world, thanks to the exclusive Cunard Insights program. Broaden your horizons with classes in dance, cocktail making and more. Or simply relax by one of our pools with a good book. Whatever you choose, on a Cunard Queen there’s space to enjoy your vacation in a way that’s perfect for you.

Wide open spaces

Grand Lobby

Guests receive our signature welcome when they enter the ship’s soaring Grand Lobby to the strains of live classical music and enjoy a glass of bubbles. This atmospheric space boasts breathtaking panoramic sea views and sets the scene for the start of a spectacular voyage with a sailing away party as the ship departs.

Queens Room

These glorious spaces are the hub of every Cunard ship. Vast and airy with a wonderful dancefloor, opulent décor and daily live music, here you can enjoy delicious Cunard Afternoon Tea during the day and show off your dance moves by night.

Britannia Restaurant

Each of our Queens boasts the magnificent Britannia restaurant, a stunning two-story dining area that radiates grandeur. It's the perfect venue for indulging in a lavish dining experience in sumptuous surroundings.

Promenade Deck

If you’re looking to keep your step count up on board, head for the Promenade Deck on Queen Mary 2. Three laps around this deck is a distance of roughly one mile, making it an ideal place for both brisk morning jogs and sedate after dinner strolls.

Royal Court Theater

Our lavish Royal Court Theater, found on each ship, features comfortable seating and state-of-the-art facilities, rivaling many of those found in the West End or Broadway. Enjoy a truly unforgettable evening of exceptional drama or sparkling musical or dance productions. Plus, on Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth, you can revel in an experience that's even more special with your own private theater box.


Our ships have some of the largest and most distinctive libraries at sea, meaning you’ll never be stuck for a good book to curl up with. Find yourself in Queen Victoria’s elegant two-story library complete with spiral staircase. Or enjoy the picture windows and panoramic vistas of Queen Mary 2’s well-stocked library. Whichever Queen you sail on, there are few better places to unwind.

Our Cunard signatures

Uncrowded spaces

As soon as you step on board a Cunard Queen, it’s clear why we’re voted the best cruise line for ocean travel. Our ships are designed to be as uncrowded and spacious as possible at all times. From expansive decks to palatial lounges, (or even your own airy stateroom) there’s always somewhere quiet to escape to.

Event Voyages

Theater. Food. Art. Literature. Fashion. Whatever you’re passionate about, there’s a Cunard Event Voyage for you. From Dance the Atlantic to the Literature Festival at Sea, our Event Voyages welcome special guests on board for workshops, panel talks, and performances you won’t find anywhere else.

Afternoon Tea

Whether or not you choose to add a cheeky glass of fizz for that extra sparkle, Afternoon Tea is a Cunard staple, and with good reason. Freshly baked scones, savoury finger foods, and sumptuous patisserie, are all yours to enjoy, brought to you at your table in our sumptuous Queens Room by white‑gloved waiters.

White Star Service

Our attentive but unobtrusive White Star Service is the extraordinary hospitality that makes Cunard guests sail with us time and time again. Our staff are here to help you unwind and feel free knowing that all the finer details have been taken care of.

Our fleet

Each member of our fleet, affectionately known the world over as 'the Cunard Queens', has her own special style and unique venues, so our guests can see the world in luxury.

Queen Mary 2

Our flagship is the only true ocean liner at sea today, and offers a sense of freedom like no other vessel. Discover her breathtaking planetarium, experience our Gala Evenings in the Queens Room, and let new destinations welcome you on her many spacious decks.

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Queen Elizabeth

Immerse yourself in the evocative art deco elegance of Queen Elizabeth. Spend time on her special Games Deck, enjoy music and dance in the Royal Court Theatre, and dine in contemporary venues combined with geometric features and glittering chandeliers.

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Queen Victoria

A favorite among our guests, Queen Victoria is ready to welcome you with her enhanced Winter Garden and Chart Room, for the perfect cocktail any time of day. Savor the views from her expanded sun deck, and enjoy your escape from the everyday.

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Queen Anne

Joining the fleet in 2024, Queen Anne’s breathtaking interiors will take inspiration from our past to define a striking new design direction for our future. Come on board to discover a ship that is modern, yet timeless. A ship that offers both exciting, novel experiences, as well as our much-loved signature venues.

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