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Registered Owner: Carnival Plc. - UK - Beneficial owner: Carnival Corp. - USA - Operator  Cunard Line Ltd. - United Kingdom

The ship has already a whole history behind the back. Originally ordered in 1994 as the fourth HAL-Vista Class. The Carnival Corp. decided to hand-over the ship to Cunard and renamed it in "Queen Victoria".  During the design phase it was not possible to create a Cunard image. The decision  was to transfer the "Queen Victoria" to P & O - Cruises -UK. She now sailing as  "ARCADIA".

A new order was placed. This ship will be also more or less similar to HAL's line of Vista-class vessels, but with Cunard's own twists in the design and slightly larger. In September 2004 the design was enlarged as part of an order of four other ships from Fincantieri. It was originally slated for 88,000 tons and a capacity of 1968. Eleven meters were added to the length raising the tonnage to 90,049 and increasing the capacity to 2000, but the ship will still be able to transit the Panama Canal.

March-2017 Queen Victoria will enter dry dock in Palermo, Italy on May 5, 2017 for the one month bow to stern makeover, which will see the addition of 43 brand new Britannia Club category staterooms with their own dedicated restaurant, a redesign of the liner's Grand Suites and Deck 8 aft Penthouse Suites, as well as a new Chart Room bar. Queen Victoria's refurbishment will see the debut of Britannia Club Dining onboard the liner following the addition of an intimate restaurant and 43 spacious Britannia Club staterooms in a prime mid-ship location on Decks 7 and 8.

Entered service: 2007 - refit: 2015/2017 - Gross tonnage: 90.049 -  Pass. cap. lower beds: 2014 - All berths: 2144 - Passenger decks: 12 - Length: 294 m.-  Beam: 32,26 m. - Drive: diesel/electric: 6 diesel engines make Wärtsilä/Sulzer 4 type 16ZAV40S and 2 type 12ZAV40S  total output 63.360 kW. - Propulsion: 2 Azipods make ABB 17.600 kW. each - Service speed: 18 knots - Max.speed: 23,7 knots - Built:  Fincantieri Shipyards - Italy - Yard no: 6127 - Classification: LR - Flag: Bermuda

Sistership: Queen Elizabeth 

  Passenger Space Ratio at all berths 42

Queen Victoria bumps:

The cruise liner Queen Victoria literally marked its maiden call at Grand Harbour quay at the Valletta Waterfront with a bang when it hit the quay on may 14-2008 It damaging its stern and the quay.The departure was delayed overnight with the ship expected to leave early morning.During manoeuvring to berth at Pinto Wharf, right in front of the restored Valletta Waterfront, at 11 a.m. when it bumped into the quay.Passengers told there was a loud noise and the jolt was felt on several decks. The result was a dent about two to three metres wide. No one was injured in the incident.

Sept. 10 - 2012 - QV  has developed a propulsion problem which is necessitating the cancellation of a 16-day Adriatic cruise on October 3 while the problem is repaired.The propulsion problem arose on her current voyage forcing the ship to slow down. The dry dock work will take place in Lloyd Werft in Bremerhaven.

January 2015 from December due to a problem in one of its propulsion units.Two scheduled cruises are being canceled as a result. While the problem is being fixed, the ship also will get a multimillion-pound refit.





                                                                IMAGES AT FIRST ARRIVAL IN ROTTERDAM  DEC. 12 - 2007



 athene april 2010





 Outbound Amsterdam 28/05/2010 images courtesy Henk van Geilswijk
Images with original aftship

Inbound Amsterdam 05/06/2017 images courtesy Henk van Geilswijk
Images after 2017 refit with enlarged aftship


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