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The <I>QEII</I> docked in Sydney Harbour.
The QEII docked in Sydney Harbour.
Lazing around deck on board QEII.
Inside a QEII suite.

QEII

Thursday, July 20, 2000
The QE11: still the fastest passenger liner in service after more than 1100 voyages and nothing short of pure luxury.

The ship is 294m long and 33m wide, has 10 passenger decks, nine bars, six restaurants, 13 passenger lifts, two spas, 10 shops, 16 car spaces, an indoor and outdoor pool, a synagogue, theatre, bank and casino. It is the floating home for 1750 guests and 1019 crew.

There are 926 cabins, 664 outside and 262 inside, and these are divided into four categories, each with its own restaurant.

The top level restaurant is the Queen's Grill and its cabins range from Grant Suites to Ultra Deluxe Staterooms. They have sea views, bathroom with shower and bath, closet and sitting area, television, fridge, phone and some have verandas.

The next level down offers Ultra Deluxe and Deluxe cabins with sea views, bathrooms with shower and bath, a wardrobe, television and phone. These cabins are on five levels and there are two restaurants to choose from — the Princess and Britannia grills.

Caronia covers six levels and offers sea views, bathrooms with shower or bath and shower, television and telephone.

The Mauretania cabins cover seven levels and include a bathroom with shower, television and phone. The Mauretania restaurant is on the upper deck.

There is a bar to suit everyone’s taste in decor — an old English-style pub, an informal piano bar, a casino bar, a bar by the pool and the Queens Room for afternoon tea, ballroom and formal dancing.

For other recreation, you can choose from basketball, golf or even sending and receiving emails from the radio room. There is a giant jigsaw puzzle on the Quarter Deck, which is a good place to meet and chat with other passengers.

The Millennium World cruise left New York on January 6 and returned there on April 20. During the 104-day cruise, the ship called at 38 ports and the top price was $498,360 per person!

Location

At sea between Sydney and Brisbane.

Cost

The Cunard Line has 28 QEII cruises a year. Rooms start at around $400 per person per night twin-share. Cruises run year-round.
Please note prices are valid at time of transmission and to the best of our knowledge are inclusive of GST.

More information

Cunard Line: (02) 9250 6666
1800 029 956
Qantas: 13 13 13

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