Following Cunard’s recent announcement of plans for a $40 million refurbishment of Queen Victoria, the cruise line has released behind the scenes images and video of the aft Lido Sun Deck being lifted into place at the Fincantieri Shipyard in Palermo, Italy.
The newly extended lounge space is one of the major new and refreshed onboard features being added as part of the update, and aims to provide guests with additional deck space and additional light.
Queen Victoria was taken out of service on May 5 and is scheduled for completion on June 4, 2017. The newly refurbished ship will then return to Southampton before embarking on its maiden four night voyage, via Amsterdam and Bruges, before arriving back at Southampton.
The refit will also add 43 Britannia Club staterooms, a new restaurant, and enhanced guest experiences to previously existing spaces like the Lido Sun Deck and Winter Garden. As part of the refreshment, the Lido Sun Deck will be expanded to provide guests with extra lounge space, windbreakers, sun loungers and luxury cabanas. The shaded area has also been extended for those looking to dine al fresco.
Queen Victoria's Yacht Club is also being refreshed, with extra capacity and extended serving hours. In the daytime, the club will host a larger selection of social activities. At 3:00 PM, the deck transitions into pre-and post-dinner entertainment venue with jazz music, followed by a DJ and dance band late into the night.