Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 to Undergo a Major Renovation
The Queen Mary 2, Cunard’s flagship, will spend about a month at the Blohm + Voss Shipyard in Hamburg, Germany to undergo a complete revitalization this summer. The ship, which has crossed the Atlantic more than 200 times, will receive several redesign enhancements including 30 additional Britannia Club staterooms, 15 new single staterooms, and an expansion of the ship’s dedicated kennel for cats and dogs. Guests will also find the addition of tea and coffee makers in each cabin.
“As this year marks Queen Mary 2's 12th year in service, we felt it was time to make this significant investment, taking this already iconic ship to the next level of luxury and continuing to delight and inspire our passengers,” says Richard Meadows, President of Cunard North America.
Staterooms and suites aren’t the only areas of the ship to get rejuvenated. Chef Nicholas Oldroyd and his twin Mark are working together to reimagine the menu across Cunard’s entire fleet. The two have been developing new recipes as well as experimenting with ingredients and techniques both in the galley on the ship and in the development kitchen in the UK.
In other Cunard news, the cruise line’s Queen Victoria intends to add the popular Britannia Club staterooms during its dry dock scheduled for June 2017.
For videos and renderings of the new Queen Mary 2 designs, click here.