Cunard Line have announced that the largest ship in the fleet and one of the most popular ocean liners in the world is to undergo a major 25-day refurbishment.
The large vessel will have a dry dock at Blohm-Voss shipyard in Hamburg, Germany for 25 days. The refurbishment will be from 27th May to 21st June, 2016 and there will be many new onboard features added. The dry dock will also service the vessel to make sure it’s in prime condition.
Some of the new upgrades will include 15 fitted single staterooms and 30 new Britannia Club balcony staterooms. The QM2 will also be treating passenger pet dogs and cats with 10 extra kennels. Yes that’s correct, if you didn’t know guests can already take onboard their pet dogs for some of that white star service! Those four-legged pets will be able to enjoy ocean views while sailing on those transatlantic voyages from Southampton to New York which the ship is so well-known for.
Richard Meadows, president, Cunard North America, said:
“Queen Mary 2 is an icon in the world of luxury ocean travel. A ship that turns heads everywhere she goes, she is the pride of the Cunard fleet and we are committed to ensuring her reputation grows ever stronger.”
“These enhancements are just the beginning of an exciting refurbishment for Queen Mary 2, and we look forward to making more announcements about this impressive refit in the coming months,”
Queen Mary 2 was once the largest cruise ship in the world at 150,000 gross tons when it first made its debut in 2003. Since then the ship has sailed world cruises and transatlantic voyages along with those special cruises which have been part of this years 175th Anniversary of Cunard Line.
The newly announced additional accommodation goes on sale on 15 July 2015 for Queen Mary 2 Summer sailings from late June 2016. Cunard Line will release further details about the upgrade over the coming months.