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Queen Elizabeth Set For Multi-Million Pound Refit

Cunard's newest ship enters Blohm & Voss for improvements

Earlier this week, the ocean liner Queen Elizabeth entered Hamburg's Blohm & Voss shipyard for her first scheduled refit since commencing service for the line in 2010.

Aside from the standard checks and maintanence that all cruise ship refits entail, the main focus of the schedule is to build nine new staterooms aimed at single cruisers on deck 2. As such Queen Elizabeth will be the first Cunard ship that caters specifically to solo travellers since the QE2, which ended her service for the line 1998.

Other changes include improving the guest flow in the self-service area of the Lido Restaurant, upgrading the ship's flat-screen TV's in all staterooms to 32" and above, and general adjustments to the overall onboard shopping experience with the addition of new fine jewellery and watch shops.

Commenting on the improvements, Cunard's Marketing Director Angus Struthers said:

"Queen Elizabeth is already a much-loved ship and following this multi-million pound refit she is sure to shine brightly for many years to come. Whilst there has been investment across the ship, we are particularly delighted to announce that following this refit, there will be staterooms for single travellers aboard a Cunard ship for the first time since the QE2"

Queen Elizabeth was constructed in Italy and was christened by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in 2010. She has since sailed voyages throughout Europe, North America, Asia and Australiasia.

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