Queen Victoria Cruise
Ship in the Panama Canal January 20, 2010.
The Queen Victoria is of the
same basic design as other Vista class passenger vessels,
though slightly longer and more in keeping with Cunard's
interior style. At 90,000 gross tons, she is the second
largest Cunard ship ever built, after the RMS Queen Mary 2.
The QV's facilities include seven restaurants, thirteen
bars, three swimming pools, a ballroom, and a theatre.
is shown on her South Bound Panama Canal Transit on January
Victoria's exterior design closely resembles Vista class
ships built for Holland America Line and P&O Cruises, like
the MS Oosterdam, with a wrap-around promenade deck, private
balconies, and a retractable glass magrodome over the
A feature which will distinguish her from her new sister, MS
Queen Elizabeth is her more angled sloping stern, as
compared to the newer ships vertical one.
The Queen Victoria Cruise Ship
entering the Pedro Miguel Locks - Panama Canal
Tonnage: 90,000 gross tons
Length: 964.5 ft (294 m)
Beam: 106 ft (32.3 m) waterline, 120 ft (36.6 m) extreme
Height: 205 ft (62.5 m) keel to funnel
Draft: 26.2 ft (8.0 m)
Decks: 16 total, 12 passenger
Installed power: 63.4 MW Sulzer ZA40 diesel plant
Propulsion: Two 16.7 MW Azipods
Speed: 23.7 kn (43.9 km/h; 27.3 mph) maximum,
service at 18 kn (33.3 km/h; 20.7 mph)
Capacity: 2,014 passengers
Crew: 900 officers and crew
This is the first Cunard Line ship built by Fincantieri, one
of the most technically advanced shipbuilders in the world
who have built more than 7,000 vessels.