Cunard’s Flagship QM2 to get Major Upgrades

July 15, 2015

Cunard are giving the Queen Mary 2 a few major upgrades, including updates to design, guest experiences and more!

This follows Cunard’s 175th Anniversary, which saw celebrations in Liverpool and New York.

Queen Mary 2 will head to dry dock next Summer for 25 days in Hamburg, Germany to have the upgrades implemented and refurbishments added.

The refurbishments are said to refresh interior spaces for guests and launch new innovations designed to impress passengers. Three of the new developments have been announced today;

  • Research shows that increasing numbers of guests are seeking to holiday in multi-generational groups – grandparents, parents and children. Often this necessitates one member of the family travelling as an individual. To support this, and for those simply travelling alone, for the first time, 15 Single Staterooms will be introduced onto Queen Mary 2 during the refit.
  • With further growing trends for those booking Balcony staterooms and those wishing to have more flexibility in their dining arrangements, 30 additional Britannia Club Balcony Staterooms will be created on board. Guests travelling in these staterooms will be able to dine at a time of their own choosing in the dedicated Britannia Club restaurant, which will be expanded.
  • Just as families are holidaying across the generations, so pets are increasingly seen as integral to the family group.  Queen Mary 2 is already the only cruise liner in the world to offer dedicated kennels and currently carries up to 12 dogs and cats on each Transatlantic crossing. To meet strong demand – these kennel places frequently sell out – a further ten kennels will be created for four legged travellers.

The amenities for dogs include both a lamp post and a fire hydrant – so no matter which side of the Atlantic your pooch is from he or she will know exactly where to do the business!

Cunard’s Director, Angus Struthers beams with confidence about the QM2’s upgrades;

“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 revitalisation for Queen Mary 2, and we look forward to making more announcements about this impressive refit in the coming months.”

We love the Queen Mary 2 and we’re sure we’ll love her new upgrades too – but what do you think? Would you prefer the classic QM2 as she is now, or do you welcome a bit of modernisation? Leave your comments in the box below!