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Overlooking its stately grandeur is the two-tier Library, a calm haven of warm wood tones bathed in natural reading light and crowned with a fabulous leaded glass ceiling.
Opulent materials, luxuriant furnishings and art deco period flourishes create a stirring impression elsewhere on board, as you'll discover in the double height Queens Room. Here, sip afternoon tea beneath ornate cantilevered balconies and specially commissioned stained glass panels or waltz across the intricate wooden dance floor, gloriously illuminated by the magnificent chandelier.
Exquisite Settings for Elegant Social Occasions
Queen Elizabeth's impressive public rooms, adorned with gleaming marbles, polished woods, delicate mosaics and plush fabrics, lend a lavish tone to a glamorous whirl of memorable get-togethers.
Foremost among these is the three-tier Royal Court Theatre, whose private boxes and regal blue and gold create a sumptuous stage for dazzling dramatic performances and illuminating Cunard Insights talks by renowned guest speakers. An equally refined air surrounds the designer boutiques of the Royal Arcade, with its curved staircases, feature lighting and a strikingly ornate sculpture arranged majestically over two decks.
Entertainment ranges from lavish high-tech musical productions to the timeless refinement of garden parties, Ivor Novello-style evenings around the piano and Grand Balls at sea.
Or discover more intimate venues like the Yacht Club, named after the aft lounge on QE2, with 270 degrees views in all directions and dancing until the small hours. Alternatively relax in comfortable bars and lounges where conversations flow as easily as the champagne.
Exciting Activities which are a Breath of Fresh Air
Queen Elizabeth will simply thrive in sunnier climes, as she encourages guests to venture out on to her inviting expanse of open deck to be as energetic or relaxed as they please. Deck 9 is the centre of her al fresco world, focused on The Garden Lounge, whose abundant foliage is bathed in natural light from the stunningly vaulted curves of a conservatory-style roof, inspired by the glass houses at Kew Gardens.
And when the warm weather entices you on to the spacious Games Deck, you'll notice a definite English country garden ambience, with the gentle clunk of croquet balls, traditional bowls or paddle tennis in the welcome shade of its canopy.
Opportunities for relaxation stretch from the simple pleasures of a 6,000 book library to state-of-the-art spa treatments, films from the golden era, or viewing the unique collection linking Cunard with royalty and British maritime heritage. All the while, our White Star Service creates the most welcoming ambience for her privileged guests.
The Garden Lounge
The Garden Lounge, so called after the same lounge on the original Queen Elizabeth, boasts a beautiful conservatory roof inspired by the glass houses at Kew Gardens.
It is the perfect venue for our Cunard Supper Club combining dinner and dancing under the stars and also for the Country House Soirees where you can join fellow guests for champagne at a black tie ball and relive the glamour of the golden age of ocean travel.
Cantilevered balconies, ornate frescos and backlit glass panels rise to the height of two decks in the magnificent Queens Room. Experience views from many Royal Palaces through the exquisite artwork that adorns the walls.
Here is the setting for two timeless Cunard traditions: indulgent afternoon tea served by white gloved waiters offering a choice of teas from around the world, and cucumber sandwiches followed by scones served with lashings of jam and clotted cream.
Evenings boast another of Cunard's finest traditions as guests take to the floor to enjoy elegant ballroom dancing with a mix of beats to accompany the glittering ball gowns and tuxedoed guests as they whirl and spin to the resident orchestra. Captains cocktail parties, themed balls, the social scene is endless in this most impressive of ballrooms.