The MS Queen Victoria (also called QV) undertook her maiden voyage, a 10 day cruise to northern Europe, on 11 December 2007. The embedded video contains very well edited footage from the cruise.
Queen Victoria – Maiden Voyage December 2007
September 4, 2009 by 3QueensGirl
Originally destined to be an addition to the Holland America Line fleet, the order for a Vista class vessel put into Fincantieri was soon transferred by Carnival Corporation (parent company to Holland America, Cunard, and P&O) to Cunard with the intent that the vessel would become the MS Queen Victoria.
The Queen Vicotira 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.
Unlike many previous Cunard Queens, however, she is not an ocean liner, but rather a cruise ship. Nor will she carry mail and thus will not receive Royal Mail Ship (RMS) status.