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Queen Victoria Limited 40" w/ LED Lights
Ready for Immediate Display - Not a Model Ship kit
Vacations never end with the Cunard Line cruise ship model of the Queen Victoria. With this model cruise ship on your shelf as a reminder of your fun-filled days at sea, you can remember and relive every moment of your exciting times aboard Cunard Line’s Queen Victoria.
40" Long x 4.5" Wide x 15" High
- Sold fully assembled - this is not a Cunard Queen Victoria model ship kit
- LED lighting upgrade over our 40" Cunard Queen Victoria Limited:
- Bright LED lights line the entire inside of the hull and shine brightly
- Lifelike lighting when compared to the actual Queen Victoria due to accurate window and porthole placements
- Plugs into any electrical outlet - Detachable electrical cord comes out of the back of the base
- Longevity and brightness (LED light typical usage time 10+ years)
- Museum Quality features not available in other models or any kit
- Paint colors precisely matched to those of the Cunard Queen Victoria
- All windows and portholes exactly sized and positioned according to the original construction plans
- Historical design and detailing of superstructure and hull
- Open promenade decks visible through superstructure windows
- Delicate four-wire metal railings on forecastle, aftcastle and atop superstructure
- Triple propeller design and accurate anchors
- Metal trussed crane booms with twin cables and pulleys on cargo hooks
- Numerous deck objects and features include deck cleats, vent shafts, lattice grates, miniature benches and more
- Finely-crafted wire maintenance ladders ascend smokestacks
- Interior lighted cabins and windows
- Handcrafted from scratch by our master artisians
- Built from highest quality woods including cherry, birch, maple and rosewood
- Meticulous painting to accurately match the actual Cunard Queen Victoria
- Only a limited amount of models will ever be produced due to the extensive hours required to make constuct the model
- Extensive research of original plans, historical drawings and paintings as well as actual photographs ensures the highest possible accuracy
Cunard Line announced, in late 2004, that it had placed an order for a new luxury ocean liner to be named Queen Victoria, and has transferred the Queen Victoria that was under construction (at the time) in Italy to its sister line, P&O Cruises. The new 85,000-ton, Panamax vessel will accommodate some 1,850 passengers and will enter service in late 2007. She will be built by Fincantieri Cantieri Navali Italiani SpA, at its Marghera (Italy) shipyard, and is expected to have an all-in cost of approximately 390 million Euro.
The tremendous success of Queen Mary 2, particularly the demand for its suites and junior suites, has prompted Cunard Line to make these changes to its plans. The design of the new Queen Victoria will be more consistent with the grand ocean liner style of Queen Mary 2 and Queen Elizabeth 2, explained Pamela Conover, Cunards president. It is clear that the traditional elegance of Cunard has broad appeal among discerning travelers worldwide, and we want to be sure that our new ship has all the luxurious Cunard attributes our clients expect.
Cunard's Queen Victoria will be the 12th Vista class ship to enter service. The first two Vista class ships were ordered by Costa as their Atlantica 2000 and Mediterranea 2003. The next four Vista class ships were ordered by Carnival as their Spirit 2001, Pride 2002, Legend 2002 and Miracle 2004. The next four Vista class ships were ordered by the Holland America Line as their Zuiderdam 2002, Oosterdam 2003, Westerdam 2004 and Noordam 2006. The 11th Vista class ship entered service for P&O as their Arcadia in 2005.
Design changes mean Queen Victoria will be 11 meters longer than the other ships and 5,000 tons heavier giving an increased passenger capacity. As she will join the other Cunard ships, QE2 and QM2 on transatlantic and round the world cruises, her hull has been built to meet the demands of the Atlantic Ocean, with extra steel added to strengthen key decks and bulkheads, and reinforced, thicker bow plating.
Queen Victoria has entered service in December 2007 with two cruises planned for that month. The first from Southampton - Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Oslo, Hamburg and Bruges. The second cruise also departs her home port of Southampton visiting the ports of Vigo, Lisbon, Granada, Funchal, Las Palmas, Arrecife, Santa Cruz, Casablanca and Gibralter.