Queen Victoria: A Photographic Journey
Cover of Queen Victoria: A Photographic Journey

This book is part of the “a photographic journey” series by the two massive Cunard fans called Chris Frame and Rachelle Cross.

I have previously reviewed other books by these two Cunard fans,  and so was delighted to see that the Queen Victoria is now available as part of the series.

This is a larger sized book than the QM2 book, and so the images of all aspects of the ship can be enjoyed even more. I think the book benefits from the larger size as fans (or the interested) can better study the pictures.

Like with the other books by Chris and Rachelle, most of the pictures are their own and they cover the outside, passenger rooms and then also take us behind the scenes to see some of the areas of the ship that as passengers we never get to see. Due to their connections with Cunard, they are able to share these with us.

It is also evidence of the respect that Cunard has in their ability to cover the ship that Captain Rynd contributes to the book with his perspective. Also Alistair Greener who runs the official Cunard blog and is one of the Entertainment Directors for Cunard, wrote the foreward.

I have been on the ship just the once, and found the book a great reminder of the full scale and the detail of the ship. And realised too that I had actually missed out seeing some of this large and impressive ship. So it serves as both a way of preparing for a trip, or as a reminder afterwards.

There are some 120 pages in this well produced book that is published by The History Press and first appeared in 2010. The book covers the various accomodation, restaurants, bar and lounges, public rooms and behind the scenes. There is a short history of Cunard and then details and commentary on the various sections.

This is like the others in the series a book that shows passion and has a great balance of content and pictures. 

Another great edition to any Cunard and cruise fans collection.

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Gary Bembridge

I grew up in Zimbabwe, but I have been based in London since 1987. My travel life spans more than three decades and that includes more than 95 cruises. In 2005, I launched Tips for Travellers to make it easy and fun for people to discover, plan and enjoy incredible cruise vacations. And the rest, as they say, is history. I have the largest cruise vlogger channel currently on YouTube, with more than 3 million video views per month.

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