Cunard Line has released details of the planned refit of the company’s flagship Queen Mary 2, in preparation for the cruise liner’s eighth birthday in January 2012. The refurbishment, which includes new carpets, curtains, bedcovers and linens, will take place in Hamburg from 24 November to 7 December. The soft refurbishment will comprise all staterooms, the Canyon Ranch SpaClub, Queens Grill (pictured above) and Princess Grill restaurants, the Commodore Club, the Veuve Clicquot Champagne Bar, Sir Samuel’s, the Play Zone/Kids’ Zone, and a complete redesign of the Golden Lion Pub.
“Queen Mary 2 is an iconic leader in the world of luxury ocean travel and continues to receive high ratings by guests and the cruise industry,” said Cunard Line President, Peter Shanks. “A ship that still turns heads everywhere she goes, she is unquestionably the pride of our fleet. We are committed to maintaining that impeccable reputation, and this significant refurbishment is an important investment on behalf of our guests.”
The refurbishment will take place two months before Queen Mary 2 arrives in Australia in February 2012 for its maiden circumnavigation of the country.