Big changes are in the works for the Queen Mary 2 ocean liner, the flagship of the U.K.-based Cunard luxury line. In spring of 2016, all suites and restaurants aboard the iconic cruise ship will be renovated and refreshed while staying true to the ship’s art deco heritage.
Two levels of accommodations, Queens Grill and Princess Grill suites, will receive a comprehensive restyling, reconfigured to maximize space and with subtle references to Cunard’s history, including, the line says, “soothing muted tones and elegant textures with new bespoke luxury carpet throughout featuring design work inspired by rugs from the original Queen Mary.”
Onboard the QM2, passengers are assigned one dining room based on their cabin category. If you book a Queens Grill suite, the top category, you dine in the Queens Grill dining room. Ditto for Princess Grill. Queens Grill guests are treated to the apex of luxury and personalized service, with a butler to tend to every need, including unpacking. Both Princess and Queens classes of service include dedicated concierge services.
The new Grill dining rooms will each display a distinctive character through design, color scheme and furnishings, says Cunard, and offer more tables for two and increased space between tables for privacy. Both dining venues will be updated and feature new culinary options.
“Under the moniker, ‘Queen Mary 2 remastered,’ there will be a host of innovations and enhancements, further confirming our commitment to invest in luxury on a grand scale,” says Richard Meadows, president, Cunard, North America. “Guests will certainly feel the sense of pride and confidence that the refurbishment will exude, befitting of Queen Mary 2’s luxury ocean travel experience.”
The ship launched in 2004 and is the only cruise ship offering scheduled transatlantic service between New York and Southampton, England.