Queen Mary 2 recently underwent a major refurbishment in Hamburg, Germany costing approximately £90 million. In total over one million man hours went into the 25 day project, which saw over 55,200 square meters of new carpets laid and over 15,000 litres of paint was applied to the liner's hull.
In the Grand Lobby the two glass elevators have been removed making the area much more spacious. On Deck 7, the former underused Winter Garden has been transformed into the new Carinthia Lounge. The Queens Grill and Princess Grill restaurants have been completely redesigned. The Kings Court buffet has also been thoroughly redesigned and like her fleet mates Queen Mary 2 now offers guests The Verandah restaurant, which is located on Deck 8.
Your four legged friends might be pleased to know that 10 additional dog kennels have been installed and there's even a lamp post from Liverpool and fire hydrant from New York on the deck to make your dog feel at home, apparently!
So as I'm sure you can imagine we're really looking forward to getting on board and seeing all the new changes. Our 4 night voyage departs Southampton and will take us to Hamburg, Germany and back. We will have two sea days, giving us plenty of time to enjoy the ship and relax on board.
Many of you have asked if I will be producing a new drawing and as some of you might have already seen I'm currently working hard to complete a brand new drawing of the remastered Queen Mary 2. The drawing includes the new Deck 13 staterooms. I hope to have the opportunity to present it to the Captain during our voyage.
Harry Cotterill - Chairman & Artist
Harry has always had a passion for ships and started drawing and visiting them whilst at school. As Chairman & Artist of Cruise Cotterilll, he is responsible for producing the countless detailed drawings featured on his website and is very proud to have had them presented aboard so many ships.