Cunard’s flagship cruise ship Queen Mary 2 has arrived in Southampton following its £90million refurbishment.
The vessel will later set sail for New York following the 25-day refit, which saw 55,200 square metres of new carpets laid (the equivalent of ten football pitches), 4,000 new framed pictures hung and more than 15,000 litres of paint applied.
According to Cunard, the luxury ship has been remastered with new contemporary interior designs and guest experiences, many of which take inspiration from the original Queen Mary which launched at the height of the art-deco movement in the 1930s.
The remastering features include the redesign and refurbishment of the Queens Grill and Princess Grill suites and restaurants, as well as Britannia staterooms, the latter of which will be fully completed by the end of the year.
Thirty Britannia Club staterooms, 15 Britannia single staterooms and five Britannia inside staterooms have been added.
The former Winter Garden has been transformed into the Carinthia Lounge, while The Verandah is now the ship’s new speciality restaurant.
Simon Palethorpe, senior vice-president, Cunard said: “Cunard’s passion for delivering a service and experience that both meets and exceeds guest’s expectations is transforming the way we travel by sea. Remastering Queen Mary 2 honours the heritage and iconic status of our magnificent ship to take our passengers forward into a new era of ocean travel.”
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