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Can I attend a ship visit?

If you’ve never sailed on board Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria or Queen Elizabeth and are considering a Cunard voyage for a future holiday, then these visits offer the perfect opportunity to explore one of our three Queens before booking.

Please see below the requirements to attend a visit:

  • Open to UK residents.
  • Has never travelled with Cunard before or haven’t sailed with us in the last five years – a past guest can nominate friends or family to attend a visit.
  • Does not have a future booking
  • Bookings must be made at least 14 days prior to the visit.
  • Must have either a valid passport or UK photographic driving licence.
  • Must be aged 10 years and older.

Please see below further information about the visits:

  • By invitation only, up to four people per booking.
  • Dates are subject to availability and space is allocated on a first come first served basis.
  • Each place costs £50 per person with a minimum donation of £5 from each booking being donated to Cunard’s chosen charity The Prince’s Trust.
  • Bookings, changes or cancellations must be made at least 14 days prior to the visit and cannot be made online or via email.
  • Each guest is required to bring valid ID to the visit (either valid passport or UK photographic driving licence). Photocopies are not accepted. Failure to produce the requested valid photo identification will result in guests being denied access to board.
  • Each visit is approximately four hours and includes a fully guided tour of the ship by one of our experienced hosts.

A Cunard ship visit includes:

  • Complimentary car parking at the Southampton Cruise Terminal.

  • Complimentary tea and coffee in the terminal after check-in.

  • Guided tour of public areas of your chosen ship (including where possible a selection of staterooms)

  • Three course lunch in the Britannia Restaurant, inclusive of a glass of wine and one cup of coffee.

  • Exclusive ship visitor offer to use when booking a Cunard voyage (terms and conditions apply).

Further information and terms and conditions can be found

How to apply:

If you would like to be invited to attend a Cunard ship visit in Southampton, please email us the below information to

  • Full name of the lead booker.
  • Full postal address, including postcode
  • A contact telephone number.
  • Email address.
  • Have you travelled with Cunard before?
  • Have you travelled with another cruise line before?
  • Add ‘New request’ in the subject line.

Please note that registering your interest does not guarantee a place on one of our visits. 

If there is no availability on your preferred date, we will happily add your details to a waiting list in the event of a cancellation. Priority will be given to those who have not yet sailed on board our fleet. 

Further information regarding the visits, available dates and full terms and conditions will be included in your invitation.


Currently there are no vacancies for ship visits in Hamburg, Kiel, or Warnemünde in 2020.  

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