Queen Mary 2 deck plans
Deck layouts, review of facilities, activities, amenities
Each of the Queen Mary 2 cruise ship deck plans are conveniently combined with a legend (showing cabin codes) and detailed review of all the deck's venues and passenger-accessible indoor and outdoor areas. A separate link provides an extensive information on Queen Mary 2 staterooms (cabins and suites), including photos, cabin plans and amenities by room type and category.
RMS Queen Mary 2 (built 2004, last refurbished in 2016) is the oldest and most famous of all Cunard ships – together withMS Queen Elizabeth and MS Queen Victoria. The Cunard QM2 ship as vessel class is a Transatlantic express liner with regular Atlantic Ocean crossing service between the ports of Southampton (UK) and New York (NYC, Brooklyn terminal).
RMS Queen Mary 2 cruise ship deck plan has a total of 1363 staterooms for 2726 passengers (max capacity is 3271 guests), served by 1250 crew and staff. This Cunard liner has 13 passenger decks (out of 17) with 6 restaurants/food bars, 14 lounges/bars, 8 shops/boutiques, 4 swimming pools (1 is hydrotherapy, 1 with a retractable roof) and 8 jacuzzies, 20 elevators.
QM2 deck plan changes 2016 refurbishment review
During the Cunard Line’s 175th anniversary celebrations was announced that the QM2 ship enters 25-day long drydock in 2016 (May 27 to June 21). During the vessel’s 25-day stay at Blohm+Voss Shipyard (Hamburg, Germany) the following deck plan changes took place:
- The Winter Garden lounge on Lido Deck 7 was redesigned and transformed into the new Carinthia Lounge. The lounge is named after the Cunard Line’s two Carinthia ships – RMS Carinthia (1925-1940) and RMS Carinthia (1956-2006).
- On deck 8, the ship’s signature restaurant Todd English was replaced by “The Verandah Restaurant”. The new restaurant (available on board both QM2 fleet mates) offers gourmet French regional cuisine (with seasonal influences) plus a fine French wines list. The new specialty dinner is at a surcharge and opens for lunch and dinner only. The Verandah Grill has its own bar selling pre/post meal drinks.
- 172 suites (all Princess and Queen Grill suite accommodations on the QM2 ship’s upper decks) were comprehensively redesigned to maximize space. Their decoration was also changed, reflecting the Cunard Line’s history. The changes include new luxury textures in soothing colors and new carpeting (with a rugs-design inspired by the old RMS Queen Mary liner).
- Extensive development work involving Cunard guests and the onboard Queen Mary 2 galley teams has been undertaken over the last eighteen months in the redesign of this very popular area of the flagship. Enhancements are planned to both the service and culinary offerings in Kings Court with the refreshed venue featuring new menus, the convenience of pre-set tables and waiter-served drinks.
- The King’s Court (self-service buffet restaurant on lido deck 7 midship) was majorly redesigned. Both central-location elevators were removed to create a vast open space. This way, the central buffet stations area became more open, allowing an easygoing flow. The restaurant’s seating was also reconfigured for a less crowded experience, adding the convenience of pre-set tables and waiter-served drinks. New menus were introduced (including a smokehouse alternative), plus pre-set tables and waiter-served beverages. Among the new menu choices are hot/cold meals, light snacks, afternoon treats, alternative cuisine specialties (including Asian, Indian, Italian, Tex Mex. At the center stage, ship's chefs entertain guests through cooking demonstrations in the evenings.
- (King’s Court) The Chef’s Galley area (that offers for lunch pasta and pizzas) on select evenings additionally offers Chef’s Table menu. This is a fine wine pairing and food tasting VIP dining event hosted by the ship’s Executive Chef. The buffet’s new design features modern chandeliers, new artworks (circus-themed), areas with timber flooring, lots of mirrors.
- Both Grill restaurants (on Lido deck 7) were redesigned and renovated with a new color scheme, furnishings, and flooring. After the 2016 refurbishment, they both have new menus, more 2-seat tables and were reconfigured for more privacy (by increasing the space between tables).
- 15 new single occupancy staterooms were added on deck 2 portside (taking space from the Casino) and deck 3L portside (in the place of the Images Photo Gallery).
- The Britannia Restaurant (dining room on deck 2) was redesigned too. It was renovated with new decor and upgraded with new dining menus and the Cunard’s “White Star Service” standards.
- Updated menus were introduced also at Golden Lion (pub) and Veuve Clicquot (wine / Champagne bar).
- 30 new balcony staterooms category “Britannia Club Balcony” plus 5 Inside staterooms were added on deck 13 (in the deck’s forward part)
- 10 new kennels (for cats and dogs) were added to the existing 12 kennels on deck 12. This is the best amenity for passengers traveling with pets. Cruise ship kennels were the Cunard’s signature feature on the line’s former flagship RMS Queen Elizabeth 2. On the ocean liner RMS Queen Mary, they were first introduced at the Duke of Windsor’s suggestion.
- On QM2, the kennel area was expanded, an owners lounge and a new pet playground were added. The extended outdoor area is intended for dog walking and features a lamppost (from Liverpool) and a fire hydrant (from NYC). In 2016, Cunard partnered with Barbour (British sportswear brand) to offer smart pet accessories on the QM2 ship (including jackets, collars, leashes).
- On deck 2, two of the Grand Lobby’s elevators were removed. This made more space for the lobby lounge, which was also redesigned and re-furnished with high-back chairs and a new Baby Grand piano.
- Around 55,200 m2 (594,200 ft2) of new carpets have been laid throughout the ship.
- All new cruise cabins increased the QM2 ship’s capacity from 2620 passengers (max 3151) to 2726 passengers (max 3271).
- 2016 refurbishment's fun facts: man hours (over 1 million), new carpets (55,200 m2 / 594,200 ft2), new framed pictures number (4,000), hull paint quantity (over 15,000 litres / 3,962 US gallons).
- QM2's 25-day drydock refurbishment cost Cunard around GBP 90 million.
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