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Roscoe, it certainly only shows britannia club fully refitted, other britannias have some new bedcovers etc.
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This is what the Cunard website says -

"All Britannia staterooms on board Queen Victoria have been refurbished. Each features newly designed carpets and soft furnishings, new flat screen HD televisions and, by popular request, tea and coffee making facilities. All Queens Grill and Princess Grill suites have also received interior enhancements during Queen Victoria’s refit to maximise space whilst ensuring unsurpassed levels of elegance and comfort."
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Originally posted by Host Hattie
This is what the Cunard website says -

"All Britannia staterooms on board Queen Victoria have been refurbished. Each features newly designed carpets and soft furnishings, new flat screen HD televisions and, by popular request, tea and coffee making facilities. All Queens Grill and Princess Grill suites have also received interior enhancements during Queen Victoria’s refit to maximise space whilst ensuring unsurpassed levels of elegance and comfort."
I'm eager to see what the QG suite enhancements look like since I've got a Q4 booked for next September. I can't seem to find many photos of the QV Grills online either. Does anyone have any good galleries they could point me towards?
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Nottingham,United kingdom
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Originally posted by Host Hattie
This is what the Cunard website says -

"All Britannia staterooms on board Queen Victoria have been refurbished. Each features newly designed carpets and soft furnishings, new flat screen HD televisions and, by popular request, tea and coffee making facilities. All Queens Grill and Princess Grill suites have also received interior enhancements during Queen Victoria’s refit to maximise space whilst ensuring unsurpassed levels of elegance and comfort."
Yes, exactly, i think previously with people there has been some confusion for people between what has been fully refitted and the rooms with minor refurbs, as i stated.
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Originally posted by Tillylovesseabourn
Yes, exactly, i think previously with people there has been some confusion for people between what has been fully refitted and the rooms with minor refurbs, as i stated.
I don't think there's been much confusion, although you did say at one point the aft Q5s are all being refitted to Q4 penthouses when of course, you meant just the deck eight 5's.
I posted on a separate thread our Butler in May had said the soft furnishings were being replaced in non actual refit cabins and I think that became common knowledge over the refit time.
I gather from your name you are a Seabourn cruiser. Never having cruised with Seabourn, I will be very interested in your opinion after your Queen Victoria QG cruise, in how the two products compare etc.
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Victoria2, I am trying one of the new Q1 cabins this time,so i too am interested to see how my experience compares this year with SB. Will report back.
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Originally posted by cruiseluvva
We are in 5191 in August.
We'll be joining in Barcelona next week in this suite and will likely take a good number of pictures. There has been some good coverage already, so perhaps we might post some things we haven't noticed yet. I figure with at least new carpet, mattress, bed linens, and perhaps drapes, the suite might achieve a level of that "new ship smell." Shame about baths not being touched.
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We're actually the residents of suite 5191 leaving from Southampton on 22nd June and disembarking in Barcelona, so we'll keep it nice for you! We spend 3 days in Barcelona before flying back to Heathrow. Really looking forward to the break on QV and spending time in Barcelona, having only visited before on a cruise.
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Originally posted by Saab4444
If you don't see her aft she still looks good!
Regardless of the work on her rear end she still looks more ship-shape than QE because she's not saddled with wearing that daft hat thing over her sports deck. Even my granny would have been embarrassed by something like that but somehow it got through.

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Originally posted by kentchris
Here's QV looking rather fine just now in Arrecife.
Good morning Chris.

Great to see someone else posting live pictures.
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Originally posted by Ray66
On board now. Still waiting for luggage since boarding about 3 hours ago.

Deck 9 aft certainly has the wow factor now. Looks very different. Lots more awnings with tables and chairs neatly set out for eating. Hundreds of loungers and eight of those big round basket-type seats with cushions and a roof. Can't remember what they're called but sure to be very popular.

When we approached the ship in the car I got the impression that the shape at the new aft was more rounded than on the QE. Didn't seem to quite give the impression of a brick that that does.

Winter Garden looks different but I must say I don't like those new black metallic modern chairs. Very strange! Fortunately there are only a few of them. A big olive tree sits in the middle.

The future sales office is now situated in what used to be a shop on deck 2. The memorabilia cabinet in the middle has gone with just a couple of windows left at the side.

Our balcony cabin has new carpets and I think a new covering on the sofa. New balcony furniture too. We have a kettle etc same as on the QM2.
Only just returned from an extended holiday so I don't know if there are any similar photos of the QV posted on this forum or not, but here's a few of mine:





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Thank you for posting the photographs Ray, what was your overall impression of the refit ?
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Originally posted by Host Hattie
Thank you for posting the photographs Ray, what was your overall impression of the refit ?
All good apart from teeny tiny Godiva pillow chocolates, no biscotti in the old CafeCarinthia/newChart Room (as on QM2) but at least you can still get free pastries and light lunches. I'm not sure why the Winter Garden needed refitting - it was okay as it was. There are now some dividers in the room and those silly (IMO) chairs.
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We saw biscotti on last couple of days of the cruise, we just asked and got them. Think they were still finding their feet after refit and new concepts that were introduced. We just asked if we wanted something that wasn't obvious and we got with no trouble at all!
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That's good to know!
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