Posted by: cruise2 | 25 September, 2007



Queen Victoria has successfully completed her sea trials.  She is seen here being put through her paces in her first photograph at sea.

Sea trials are undertaken to ensure that ships operate safely and efficiently and as such, the performance is tested in order to identify and correct any equipment issues before the vessel enters service.

The various trials test the maximum speed achievable and manoeuverability to evaluate the ship’s capabilities, putting stress on the major engine components to ensure they work under the most extreme conditions.

Queen Victoria has successfully completed her first venture out to sea and now, back at the yard, her magnificent public spaces, luxurious suites and staterooms are coming to life with the addition of intriguing art work, elegant features and classical furnishings,” said Carol Marlow, president of Cunard Line.

Queen Victoria is scheduled to arrive in Southampton for the first time on Friday, December 7, this year, where she will be christened by Her Royal Highness, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall at a regal ceremony on Monday, December 10, which will also be attended by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales.



  1. On which date is Queen Victoria leaving Southampton after her christening ? Where is she going before she arrives in New York for sailing on Jan 13 for the cruise to Fort Lauderdale, Aruba etc…. ?
    As I am taking that cruise, I am interested in her movements !
    Thanks for your e-mail reply.

  2. I think that the Queen Victoria ship is one of the most known pieces in european cruises and it is truly a wonderful ship that needs to be respected and of course honored with lots of passengers and numerous travels around the world.

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