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Inside a Princess Grill Suite Onboard Cunard's 'Queen Victoria'

July 28, 2011 at 5:35 PM | by | ()

Have you ever flipped through a cruise brochure (or a cruise line website, increasingly) and ogled the ship deck plans? There in the middle of the ship, on the decks free from slot machines and bars and sun loungers, you'll typically find the big squares on the plan: the suites. On Cunard, the suites are divided into two levels—Queen's Grill and Princess Grill—both enjoying a private lounge, two outside decks and their own restaurants.

Where the rest of the ship's staterooms could fall under the old term of "Tourist Class," and the Queen's Grill is "First Class," then Princess Grill sits in the middle as "Cabin Class." So what's inside a Princess Grill Suite on the Queen Victoria that makes it so special?

First off, there's the position on the ship. As previously mentioned, suites usually occupy prime real estate in the middle of the ship, where you feel the ship's motion the least. Then there's a large (tiled!) bathroom with bathtub (and Gilchrist & Soames toiletries), a partial walk-in closet, a deeper balcony, two TVs, a large couch, a little fresh flower, personalized Cunard stationery, welcome treats, and—our favorite part—a desk complete with outlet panel for both US and UK plugs.

Looking out the balcony as the ship traverses a fjord

Since Cunard ships are those that specialize in longer voyages (this 7-day was easy-peasy for the Queen Victoria), you'll probably notice lots of storage space. We (two girls) brought more luggage and stuff on this cruise than we've traveled with in several years, and yet got no where near running out of nooks, crannies and clothing hangers.

We're not cruise novices, so we can say that this was quite the spacious room for a ship, especially the living room portion with the couch. To compare, check out our gallery and video tour of a regular, outside cabin on a Carnival ship, and of course our photo tour of the rest of the Queen Victoria.

Disclosure: We traveled to Norway onboard the Queen Victoria as a guest of Cunard, but all images and opinions are entirely our own.

[Photos: Jaunted]

Archived Comments:

Looks Great

Looks great.. Unfortunate that the line is receiving really bad reviews


The only bad thing I've seen lately is the Queen Mary 2 failing the health inspection (which it then passed again right away). Otherwise, Cunard was just rated in the Top 5 by T+L. Or am I missing something?

Google Search

Not hard to find poor reviews with a quick google search. We did and chose another line.