Queen Victoria
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Queen Victoria which is operated by British-based Cunard Line is to undergo a major million dollar refurbishment in May 2017.

Queen Victoria will receive a refurbishment costing $54 Million and will begin on May 5, 2017. The vessel will stay in dry dock for a month in Palermo, Italy where just about everything will be enhanced and refreshed.

Cunard Senior Vice President Simon Palethorpe, said:

“For the first time on Queen Victoria, guests can enjoy an elevated experience with large, well-appointed balcony staterooms in prime locations and the new Britannia Club Restaurant will be the perfect setting for those who prefer a more intimate dining experience in one of the finest restaurants at sea.”

There will be tons of new upgrades along with a brand new bar for guests to enjoy. There will be an addition of 43 brand new Britannia Club category staterooms with their own dedicated restaurant, a redesign of the liner’s Grand Suites and Deck 8 aft Penthouse Suites.

The New Chart Room Bar will make its debut on the Queen Victoria refit. The new space will be located on deck 2 near the Grand Lobby and will replace the Café Carinthia. The Chart Room will feature illy coffee, Godiva chocolate treats and light bites by day and stellar cocktails by night.

As usually during a major dry dock operation many technical aspects will be enhanced and the ship will be all shiny and new after a fresh coat of paint. There will be plenty of onboard modernization with decor, bedding and TVs. A lot of the crew will be transferred to other ships but at least half will still stay onboard to help set up their departments ready for the first sailing back in April.

The 90,000 gross ton Queen Victoria is currently based out of Fort Lauderdale, Florida but is sailing a transatlantic cruise back the UK with a March 23 arrival. The ship will sail out of Southampton, UK before entering dry dock in May.