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Welcome to the Cunard board, here are some links which you may find useful when planning your trip. Of course, nothing can substitute for personal experience so please feel free to post questions on the board and someone will be along to answer.

Cunard has a “Frequently asked questions” section which may help with some of your questions.

Frequently asked questions


For best results when searching the FAQ, limit your search to a single word (such as “drinks”) or a couple words that are normally used together (such as “New York”). Note your particular question could show up within any one of the following subsections of the FAQ after you have submitted your search.

“Before you sail”, “Life on board”, “Going ashore”, “General query”, “Ceremonies at sea”


Bear in mind that answers in the UK FAQ regarding terms & conditions, insurance, etc. will not be relevant if you are booking from outside the UK. Also be aware that even within the new US FAQ, unfortunately some of the answers there pertain specifically to the UK market as well.


Here are some popular examples from the frequently asked questions.


How much are the drinks on board?

How much are the drinks on board?


Please note as of February 2019, the link to “Carinthia Lounge Day Menu” on QM2 is broken in the FAQ. Here is the corrected link to that menu.

Carinthia Lounge Day Menu


Do you offer a drinks package?

UK version: Do you offer a drinks package?

US version: Do you offer a drinks package?


Please note as of February 2019, the UK FAQ provides links to various drinks package brochures while the US FAQ does not. Here are links to those brochures from the UK FAQ.

Cunard World of Drinks brochure

Beer and wine package brochure

Hot drinks brochure

Premium soft drinks brochure

Standard soft drinks brochure

Beer and wine package terms and conditions

Hot drinks terms and conditions

Premium soft drinks terms and conditions

Standard soft drinks terms and conditions

Wine packages


Can I see an example of a menu?

UK version: Can I see an example of a menu?

US version: Can I see an example of a menu?


Please note as of February 2019, the US FAQ simply lists the various menus without actually providing links to them. Here are links to the menus from the UK FAQ.

Britannia Restaurant Breakfast

Britannia Restaurant Lunch

Britannia Restaurant Dinner

Britannia Club Restaurant Breakfast

Britannia Club Restaurant Lunch

Britannia Club Restaurant Dinner

Princess & Queens Grills Lunch

Princess Grill Breakfast

Princess Grill Dinner (QE/QV)

Princess Grill Dinner (QM)

Queens Grill Breakfast

Queens Grill Dinner (QE/QV)

Queens Grill Dinner (QM)

Vegetarian Menu

Children's Menu

Room Service 

Verandah Dinner menu

Verandah Bar card

Verandah Lunch menu




La Piazza



Do you offer shuttle services at ports of call?

Do you offer shuttle services at ports of call?


Can I hire formal wear?

Can I hire formal wear?


Is there a dress code on board?

The FAQ does not currently provide any specific details about the dress code. Those details can best be found in the voyage personaliser, but that is only available after you have booked a voyage. Here is what the US voyage personaliser says about the dress code.


What to wear


To help with your packing, the Voyage itinerary section highlights our much anticipated gala evenings. Every night on board we ask that you wear smart attire in most of our bars, restaurants and entertainment venues. On Gala evenings, we invite you to dress to impress and celebrate with us. The below descriptions will give you an idea of what to pack for each evening.


During the day, feel free to relax and dress as you please in all areas of the ship.


From 6pm every night on board, we ask that you wear smart attire in most of our bars, restaurants and entertainment venues. On our much-anticipated Gala evenings, we invite you to dress to impress and celebrate with us. There are two or three of these special Gala evenings for every seven days of your voyage.


Smart Attire: Gentlemen, every night we request you wear smart trousers with a shirt and jacket; tie is optional. Ladies, blouses and skirts or stylish trousers and dresses are welcome.


Gala Evenings: It’s Showtime. Dinner jacket, tuxedo, or dark suit for the men with a regular tie or bow tie. Evening or cocktail dress, smart trouser suit, or formal separates for the ladies please.


Of course, if you prefer to spend your evenings in more relaxed attire, feel free to dress casually as you visit any of the following venues: Kings Court or Lido Buffet, Golden Lion, Casino, Carinthia Lounge, Winter Garden/Winter Lounge and G32 or Yacht Club. Non-ripped jeans are appropriate, but please refrain from wearing shorts, sports attire, swim wear or sleeveless t-shirts outside of the gym, spa and deck spaces.


Additional information about the dress code can also be found on the main Cunard website on its “What to pack” page.


What to pack


Do be aware though that the “What to pack” page on the US website refers to the “Smart Attire” dress code as “Formal” which could cause some confusion.


Guest Speakers

Guest Speakers and on board lecturers


Cunard World Club

UK version: Cunard World Club

US version: Cunard World Club


Deck Plans


In addition to the official answers, Cunard board members have been kind enough to share the photographs/daily programmes/menus from their trips. Hopefully this will give you the inspiration you need.

From Pepper

QM2 - QE - QV - QE2 - interiors. QM2 cabin photos & ship tour. Crossings & Cruises - photographs here . . .

From rafinmd

Daily Programmes QV/QM2 2019


Menus QV/QM2 2019


Other Useful Information 2019

From Underwater


Menus/Daily Programmes QM2 2019

From Gazroberts80

Here is a great review with lots of before and after pictures of QM2 following her 2016 "Remastering"

Queen Mary 2 - Remastered and Revisited

From sppunk

QM2 Daily Programmes May 2018


From rakkor


Queen Victoria Daily Programmes November 2018


Queen Victoria Dinner Menus November 2018

I hope these are useful, if you need any help, just ask.

Happy sailing ...

To report any broken links/suggestions for improvements/additions email me hosthattie@cruisecritic.co.uk


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