"If anyone had any doubts about the royalty of Cunard's <http://www.smartertravel.com/cruise/profiles/cunard.html> Queen Victoria, the cruise line's recent announcement will put those ideas to rest. Their Royal Highnesses, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, will participate in the naming festivities when the Queen Victoria debuts on December 10. The Duchess of Cornwall will officially give the ship its name.
You may be duly impressed, but every Cunard Queen has been named by a member of the royal family. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth named the QE2 in 1967 and the Caronia in 1947 when she was still a princess. The late Queen Mother named the Queen Elizabeth in 1938 when she was queen, and Queen Mary, wife of King George V, named the Queen Mary in 1934.
If you wish to sail like a royal, you'll soon have an unprecedented three chances to do so. Until the QE2 heads for Dubai <http://www.smartertravel.com/blogs/ship-to-shore/say-goodbye-to-the-qe2.html?id=2383087>, Cunard will have three Queens in service, following the launch of the Queen Victoria."