Queen Mary 2 – Cunard Line

In Service – 2004 to Present
Queen Mary 2
Type: Ocean Liner GRT: 148528 Length: 1132 ft Beam: 135 ft
Speed: 30 knots
Registry: United Kingdom Passengers: 2620 Crew: 1253
Shipyard: Chantiers de l’Atlantique

 

About Cunard Line

Since 1840, Cunard Line offers exceptional cruises. Its liners Queen Mary 2, Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria reflect the modern elite way of ocean travelling as well as the company’s rich history. The three Queens will be visiting 80 incredible destinations in 42 countries, whilst the MS Queen Mary 2 is still famous for its Transatlantic cruises. Guest can expect an extraordinary experience in a luxury and elegant environement, which is inspired by the traditional English style, surrounded by other travellers, who also admire this kind of luxus. These are just a few of the reasons for travelling with the “Queens”!

 

The Ship

The Queen Mary 2, built in 2004, is still one of the largest cruise ships worldwide. It offers much space for 2620 passengers and is the only ship going from Southampton or Hamburg to New York within six days. Furthermore Cunard supplies classic cruises all around the world for people of every age.

From 27 May 2016, the Queen Mary 2 will have a scheduled dock period in the shipyard from Blohm+Voss. During its 25 day- stay several renovation measures take place. Cunard Line will consider the opinions and desires from passengers to aglow the Queen Mary 2 in new glory.

Atmosphere

The graceful Queen Mary 2 welcomes you with its majestic charm, its generous ambience and classy furnishings. The sterling equipment, the polite English service and the programme on board result in an unforgettable, impressive cruise. And yes, it is indeed true that – due to the classic ambience – most guests on board the Queen Mary 2 belong to an older generation.

 

Staterooms

All Cabins are spacious and well equipped starting at a size of 15 square meters in an inside cabin up to 209 square meters in a Grand Suite. When you book a Suite, you have the exclusive Concierge and Butler Service included. Furthermore you have access to the Queens or Princess Grill Restaurant for Dinner where you can enjoy your Menu anytime between 06:30 and 09:00 p.m. In these restaurants you will experience an exclusive society and culinary highlights. This entrée is exclusively for guests who have booked a Suite in the Princess or Queens Grill Category. The duplex apartments, penthouses and suites of category Q promise a high-classed travel experience. Luxury is guaranteed in perfect shape here. Moreover you will be amazed by the marble bathroom, a bath with spa devices, a mini bar, fresh flowers and the butler service.

 

In the course of modernization arise new chances for single travelers. Singles can benefit from 15 additional, comfortable single cabins with different sizes on cruises departing from July 2016.

Food and Beverages

All guests who choose staterooms starting from inside up to balcony cabins will dine in the tasteful Art-Deco ambience of the Britannia Restaurant which is divided into two Levels. With its glass heaven, elegant pillars and the spectacular tapestry on the front wall, it evokes memories of a long forgotten cruise era. There are two main dinner times, either at 6.00 p.m. or at 8:30 p.m. If you choose a cabin in the category AA or AC, a table is reserved in an intimate area of the Britannia Restaurant where you can dine in a session for yourself. Your home at sea will inspire you with a very tasteful decor, many refined details and modern technology. Be sure to reserve a table for lunch or dinner (for an extra charge) in the Todd English Restaurant and look forward to exquisite Mediterranean creations of celebrity chef Todd English in an intimate setting. In good weather you can even dine on the terrace ‘al fresco’.

 

Entertainment, Sports and Relaxation

There are different shows in the Royal Court Theater every evening. It offers extensive high-classed musicals with the Cunard Royal dancers and singers in the elegant two-story theater. For an extra charge you may book one of the private balconies at sea including champagne and canapé. Under sparkling chandeliers, the orchestra in the Queens Room asks to dance with the flair of the golden age of sea travel. Enjoy your evening at the Commodore Club. This famous bar, mainly for their creations of Martini cocktails, boasts an amazing view over the bow to the endless expanses of the ocean. Turn night into day and dance to Saturday Night Fever or Abba sounds in the G32 Nightclub, in which there are different themes every night.

 

While the Queen Mary 2 stays in the shipyard, the Queen will be equipped with a new lounge. In the daytime the “Carinthia Lounge” is an area of retreat, inviting for relaxation and meeting friends for breakfast or dinner. With the sunset the lounge turns into an inviting bar with premium wine and morsel.

Power up in the modern fitness center and try out one of the many fitness courses or train your golf swing at one of the two golf simulators. Be sure to select from 51 golf courses around the world. Enjoy sunbathing in a deck chair or try out some different sports such as table tennis, paddle tennis & basketball or traditional deck games like shuffleboard and quoits. Take a refreshing dip in one of the pools or hot tubs. The glass roof of the Pavilion pools may be closed in bad weather. Enjoy yourself at the Canyon Ranch Spa with a massage or in the bath Rasul Canyon. Learn more about healthy diet and lifestyle in the offered seminars. The wrap-around promenade deck is ideal for walking or jogging.

 

Our Summary

A journey with the Queen Mary 2 is a very special experience if you appreciate the style of a classic cruise with luxury, culinary highlights and a classic wardrobe. The Queen Mary 2 is certainly one of the most famous ships nowadays. It follows the tradition of the great transatlantic ocean liners and provides an extraordinary travel experience.