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Queen Mary 2 Returns From Dry-dock Refit

Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 has returned after a major refit during dry-dock at Blohm & Voss Shipyard in Hamburg.

The world’s largest ocean liner, QM2 has undergone renovation work that has incorporated all the staterooms, various bars and restaurants, the children’s play area and spa.

For two weeks, from 24 November to 6 December, the ship has had thousands of workers replace the carpets with 18 miles of fabric, added 6000 individual items and used over 20,000 litres of paint and varnish. Curtains and bed spreads has been replaced in all 1,310 stateroom, the Golden Lion pub has been completely transformed and the Canyon Ranch SpaClub has been graded.

Peter Shanks, President of Cunard stated: “Queen Mary 2 is an iconic leader in the world of luxury ocean travel. We are committed to maintaining that impeccable reputation, and this significant refurbishment is an important investment on behalf of our guests."

A special oil painting of Queen Elizabeth has also been commission for the ship. Painted by artist Gail Graham, the painting displayed in the Grand Lobby, depicts the Queens last visit to the ship on June 2, 2008.

The first passengers to enjoy the new look ship will be those sailing from New York on December 19th to the Caribbean.
Read more: Cunard, QM2

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