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Just Days Until One Of The World’s Most Iconic Cruise Ships Completes Refurbishment

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Cruise Hive Weekly News: November 28, 2020

More cruise news from the week and as usual, it's been pretty busy across most major cruise lines.

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We’re just days away from welcoming one of the most iconic cruise ships in the world after a huge dry dock. Queen Mary 2 which is operated by British based Cunard Line has spent the last few weeks at the Blohm & Voss shipyard in Hamburg, Germany.

Queen Mary 2 entered the German dry dock on May 27, and ever since then has got a ton of upgrades all over. Now we are just days away from the 150,000 gross ton ship coming back out all shiny and fresh. By June 15 most of the heavy work had been completed with workers now mainly focused on all the fine details. Craftsmen have been onboard, they are installing new fittings and repairing old ones. Learn more about this phase of the dry dock below.

Watch The Finer Details:

Thousands of workers have worked around the clock on QM2 and a new stateroom structure is being added as seen in the video below. 15 new single cabins and an extra 30 Britannia Club cabins are being added to the ship. Guests will be able to enjoy the finest quality once the biggest refurbishment of the year is complete. The exterior is getting a paint job to make it look fresh when sailing all over the world.

Next Phase of the Dry Dock:

In addition to the upgrades mentioned above the Queen Mary 2 will be getting a redesigned Carinthia Lounge, new Verandah Restaurant, expanded kennels, new signature colour schemes, new carpets, new furniture as well as more decorative fixtures and fittings all around the vessel. The 25-day dry dock which is costing millions of pounds will be complete by June 21, 2016.

If you’re feeling excited about the Remastered QM2 then just take a look at some behind the scenes photos which the cruise line posted on June 10:

The 2,640 passenger vessel will sail its first cruise from Hamburg, Germany to Southampton, UK and back. The vessel will then embark on a cruise to New York which it is so well-known for.

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