Embark on a very civilised adventure. If you haven’t sailed with Cunard before, you’ll soon become accustomed to certain aspects of your cruise that are uniquely Cunard. The first is being the centre of attention – because the sight of their ships with their distinctive red and black funnels always causes a stir, wherever they dock. Another is the sense of space on board – you might occasionally find yourself wondering where most of your fellow passengers have gone. The Cunard fleet comprises three exceptional ships – Queen Elizabeth, Queen Victoria and Queen Mary 2. Grand in scale, yet stylish down to the tiniest detail, each one is a world unto herself. An oasis of discovery and relaxation and the perfect setting from which to explore new destinations, or old favourites. Queen Mary 2 Remastered Queen Mary 2, the iconic flagship will be remastered to deliver new levels of luxury early this summer. Between 27 May and 21 June 2016 she will embark on a new chapter of innovation as she undergoes an extensive 25-day dry-dock at the Blohm & Voss Shipyard in Hamburg, Germany. This major refurbishment will launch a brand new look with exciting innovations across many areas of the ship including the renowned Cunard Grills experience. The Grill Suites The exclusive benefits of the historic Grills experience will remain unchanged, however all 172 Grills suites on the Queen Mary 2 will receive a comprehensive restyling, reconfigured to maximize space, with subtle references to Cunard’s unrivalled history. After the refit Queens Grill guests will enjoy lavish suites that offer a dramatic new décor featuring neutral background colours with hints of traditional Cunard blues and reds. This will include soothing muted tones and new neutral background colours and elegant textures with new bespoke luxury carpet throughout featuring design work inspired by rugs from the original Queen Mary. The Grill Restaurants The Grills dining experience will be redesigned to elevate what is already the utmost in sophisticated dining at sea. Spacious, beautifully redesigned dining rooms with rich, updated décor will be complemented by new culinary options and anchored by Cunard’s signature White Star Service. Elegant suites and staterooms, sumptuous new restaurants and a re-imagined Grills experience reaffirm Cunard as the best of the best. The Grills suites represent the very best of Cunard. They are the epitome of luxury and promise to provide the most indulgent and resplendent lifestyle at sea. The King’s Court With bright and fresh finishes, Art Deco inspired chandeliers, dramatic artworks, areas of warm timber flooring and the use of mirrors to accentuate the ocean view, the new sophisticated interior design perfectly complements the culinary enhancements being developed for Kings Court. This will continue to offer much-desired informal dining options throughout the day, from enticing hot and cold buffet options to light snacks, afternoon treats and alternative evening dining cuisines such as Indian, Italian, Pan Asian and Tex Mex. The Verandah Exactly 80 years after the first Cunard Verandah Grill went to sea on Queen Mary in May 1936 the latest incarnation of The Verandah concept will proudly open on board Queen Mary 2 in June 2016 after her significant refit. Contemporary, premium French cuisine will be offered in the new Verandah which will be a light and elegant space offering impeccable service with attention to every detail. An unforgettable dining experience for a surcharge and a bar will be available for pre- and post-meal drinks. Brittania Staterooms Our new refreshed designs in the Britannia Club category and the new Britannia Single staterooms will include softer colour tones to enhance the feeling of space, as well as new contemporary carpet patterns inspired by the geometric diamond designs seen on the original Queen Mary. The Britannia Club balcony experience provides guests with large, well-appointed staterooms with the freedom to dine when you choose in their dedicated Britannia Club restaurant offering a more intimate dining experience. Carinthia Lounge Named after Cunard’s popular Carinthia ships, of which there have been four, the new Carinthia Lounge is designed to be a tranquil retreat by day which will transition seamlessly to an elegant destination each evening with relaxed entertainment, premium wines and tasting platters. During the day, the Carinthia Lounge will serve light breakfast and lunch dishes, speciality teas and coffees, delicacies from the new patisserie counter and a special champagne afternoon tea. Ideally located on Deck 7, this serene lounge will provide the perfect setting to catch up with friends or read a book after a walk on the adjacent promenade deck or an indulgent treatment in the spa next door. When the sun sets, the atmosphere will evolve into an inviting evening spot with premium wines, small platters and relaxed entertainment. The spacious venue will also feature a wine wall, vertical metal Art Deco-inspired screens, and a dark walnut timber dance floor. Spa and Fitness Queen Mary 2’s spa is a relaxing sanctuary of calm. Steam rooms and an exclusive pool offers complete tranquillity. Massage and specialist treatments are all available for the ultimate pampering experience. For the more active, swimming pools and a fully equipped, large gym are open to everyone. Enjoy the ultimate in pampering at the exquisite on board Canyon Ranch SpaClub®. Indulge in signature massages, treatments and facials from the classic Canyon Stone Massage or Rasul Ceremony, to Ayurvedic or Thai treatments. There are five pools, including the Terrace Pool, The Minnows Pool especially for children, the Sun Deck Splash Pool and Pavilion Pool on which features a retractable dome.
Queen Mary 2 is wonderfully grand. In her Queens Room, the largest dance floor at sea will be the setting for nights you’ll long remember. Illuminations is a luxury 3D cinema and a classical music venue. Take a virtual ride into outer space, view the stars and other visual spectacles or take a course on celestial navigation in Illuminations, Queen Mary 2’s full-scale planetarium! If you fancy a little shopping, fine boutiques centred around the ship’s magnificent Grand Lobby, provide a range of products from tempting souvenirs and gifts to exquisite jewellery and designer clothing. To find out more about your dream cruise aboard the Queen Mary 2 remastered, contact your Travel Counsellor today.