WATCH: Cunard Line Completes Queen Mary 2 Remastering
Photo courtesy of Cunard Line
Cunard Line has now completed the major refurbishment of its flagship Queen Mary 2 as the ship sets sail again on transatlantic crossings, and you can view the around $132 million undertaking in video, compiled and hosted at my Popular Cruising YouTube channel and embedded below.
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Highlighted improvements to the grand ocean liner include the redesign of the Queens Grill and Princess Grill suite accommodations and restaurants, plus the Britannia staterooms to be fully completed later this year; the addition of 30 new Britannia Club staterooms, 15 Britannia single staterooms and five Britannia inside staterooms and the refresh of public spaces and restaurants, particularly The Verandah, Todd English replacement, Kings Court buffet reconfiguration and conversion of the Winter Garden into the Carinthia Lounge.
Also, 10 more kernels were added with a Liverpool lamp post and New York fire hydrant, and a complete repainting of the ship exterior and technological and structural improvements were made. In total, the process took more than one million man hours during a 25-day span, 594,000 square feet of new carpet, 4,000 newly installed framed pictures and over 3,900 gallons of paint.
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“The significant investment into our flagship, Queen Mary 2, is indicative of our commitment to our guests, and to the special place that the ship holds, not only for those who are passionate about our famed ship, but also for the unique position she holds in the cruise landscape,” said Richard Meadows, president, Cunard, North America. “From her spectacular debut in 2004, to her current remastering, Queen Mary 2 continues to capture the imagination of those who experience her classic ocean liner voyages.”
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