Cunard has just revealed details of Queen Elizabeth’s refit in November which will bring the ship up to the standards of fleetmates, Queen Mary 2 and Queen Victoria.
Both ships underwent refurbishments in 2016 and 2017 therefore QE’s updates will include cabin upgrades, a redesigned Royal Arcade, new outdoor spaces and a refurbished spa and beauty salon.
The ship will also debut a new wellness and beauty proposition, which will be rolled out across the fleet.
Cunard has not unveiled details, apart from that it will be “more holistic,” concentrating on wellness, as well as beauty treatments.
“We are excited about the enhancements that we are making to our youngest ship, particularly in the staterooms and suites, which we think will delight our guests”, a Cunard spokesperson revealed.
Other changes to the ship will include:
-New furniture on outside public deck areas, and additional shaded areas to an afternoon sun deck.
-Complete technical overhaul on the Royal Court Theatre, including an upgrade of the audio and visual control systems.
-More contemporary re-design of the Royal Arcadeand as it will become more “immersive.”
The ship will dry dock in Brest, France, for 16 days from November 14th to 30th, whilst the work is undertaken.
On January 3rd, QE sets sail from Southampton to Australia via Cape Town, South Africa before it will be based in Australia until March 30th 2019.
It will then depart for Tokyo, Japan, for two voyages exploring the cultural delights of the islands and on May 5th 2019, it will start a transpacific voyage to relocate to Alaska for a maiden season until June 30th 2019.
Queen Elizabeth will then head back to Southampton via the Panama Canal.
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