Nothing quite says “bon voyage” for an ocean-going adventure like a glass of bubbly so it’s most appropriate that Cunard Line and Veuve Clicquot raise their glasses (figuratively) to say “cheers” and toast the announcement that they are continuing their brand alliance with the debut of the Veuve Clicquot Champagne Bar onboard Queen Victoria. On December 10, Cunard’s Queen Victoria will be officially named by Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall in the presence of His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales in Southampton, England and will christen the ship with a magnum of the renowned champagne house’s Yellow Label.
“The tastes of our discerning guests are appropriately matched with the enjoyment of drinking Veuve Clicquot Champagne and we are delighted to, once again, feature a Veuve Clicquot Champagne Bar aboard our new Cunard liner,” said Carol Marlow, president of Cunard Line, referencing the two companies’ successful partnership that was started with the same venue onboard Queen Mary 2.
Located on Deck 2 of the triple-height Grand Lobby, the1920’s Art Deco-style champagne bar will serve Veuve Clicquot Champagne exclusively. Appropriately, the Champagnes are paired with fresh delicacies during the pre-dinner and post-dinner hours, a further demonstration of Cunard’s appreciation for the finest culinary traditions.
An elegant space featuring marbleized glass elements, the Veuve Clicquot Champagne Bar is sure to become a popular gathering place offering vintage champagnes from the Champagne-Ardenne region of northern France. Accommodating 34 guests, the Bar’s design elements form a subtle backdrop for curved glass “showcase” panels with inset boxes featuring a variety of the brands premium Champagnes.
Queen Victoria will enter service on December 11, embarking on a 10-day maiden Christmas Markets Voyage to the Netherlands, Denmark, Germany and Belgium.