Queen Mary 2


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With a passenger capacity of 2,620, QM2’s size allows a great variety of passenger amenities. Almost everything you could want on a cruise ship can be found on the QM2. For those who want to be pampered and rejuvenated, the ship features the Canyon Ranch SpaClub®. Athletes can play basketball or virtual reality golf, and a state-of-the-art gym includes a separate weight room. The Cunard ConneXionsSM is almost like a college at sea, taking into account, of course, that you’re on vacation. The QM2 even has some features new to cruising such as a planetarium and a look at marine history in the Maritime Quest Exhibit. QM2 even lets you bring your dog along and board him in an onboard kennel.

 

Nighttime on the QM2 is elegant, and the ship plays host to formal gatherings in the evenings. After dinner entertainment includes dancing in the largest ballroom at sea, jazz in the Commodore Club, a casino, cabaret singing in the Chart Room, and West End-caliber shows in the Royal Court Theatre. Some of the traditional Cunard hallmarks are found throughout the Queen Mary 2 — sweeping staircases, soaring public rooms, a grand ballroom, and a 360° promenade deck. A space ratio of 57.25 makes her one of the roomiest vessels anywhere, and the ship has 14 decks of sports facilities, shops, bars, lounges, 5 pools and no fewer than 10 restaurants. With one staff member per couple, a very high level of service can be expected. For those who love verandas as I do, three-quarters of the QM2 staterooms have balconies. Some of the lavish two-story duplexes even have their own private exercise equipment. Let’s take a look at the details of some of the QM2 features.

Queen Mary 2 Canyon Ranch SpaClub®
It is not surprising that one of the most luxurious ocean vessels ever built features a Canyon Ranch spa. This highly acclaimed health resort company has elevated the spa experience to an entirely new plane with life-changing programs from stress-relief classes to workshops on a diet, healthy ageing and disease prevention. Fifty-one Canyon Ranch health and wellness experts work in QM2’s 20,000 square foot facility which includes 24 treatment rooms, a thalassotherapy pool with deluge waterfall, a whirlpool, thermal suite with both herbal and Finnish saunas, reflexology basins and an aromatic steam room.

QM2 Planetarium – Illuminations
Take a virtual ride into outer space, view the stars and other visual spectacles or take a course on celestial navigation in Illuminations, QM2’s full-scale planetarium. It also functions as a grand cinema, a 500-seat lecture hall and even a broadcasting studio.

Queen Mary 2 – Cunard ConneXionsSM QM2’s cultural enrichment program includes seven classrooms and a 500-seat auditorium where you can attend workshops, seminars and lectures presenting a fusion of perspectives from the world’s premier cultural hotspots: New York and London. Classes range from fashion to foreign languages, watercolour techniques to period furniture. Try filmmaking. Join a discussion of British comedy, or compare MoMA and the Tate.

QM2 History & Art
Renowned international artists were commissioned to produce over 300 original works of art valued at over $5 million. For history buffs, the museum-quality Maritime Quest exhibit is a fascinating tour that takes you back to the golden era of transatlantic cruising.

Queen Mary 2 – Personal Butler and Concierge Service
Concierges attend to guests in all of the Grill Accommodations, while the Queens Grill categories also feature private butler service.

QM2 Interactive TV
You can receive or send e-mails, choose from dozens of movies, review a seminar you might have missed or signed up for shore excursions – right from the comfort of your stateroom.

The Internet on the QM2Guests can surf the web, check e-mail or even transmit a video postcard to friends and family back home. They can take classes in the Computer Centre, or bring their own laptop; every stateroom has direct Internet access.

QM2 Play Zone/The Zone
QM2 was designed to accommodate all the ages. For guests who wish to take their children or grandchildren along, The Play Zone is like a well-run camp for children 2 – 7 years old. A separate facility, The Zone, provides hours of supervised entertainment and activities for children 8- 12 years old. The area includes the Minnows splash pool and real English nannies for the toddlers. And it’s equipped with an array of toys and activities from board games to computer terminals with all kinds of learning adventures so that while kids are doing their thing, adults have some quality time alone.

Type: Ocean liner
Tonnage: 149,215 GT
Displacement: 79,287 tonnes
Length: 1,132 ft (345.03 m)
Beam: 135 ft (41 m) waterline, 147.5 ft (45.0 m) extreme (bridge wings)
Height: 236.2 ft (72.0 m) keel to (top of) funnel
Draught: 33.8 ft (10.3 m)
Decks: 14 passenger, 18 total decks
Installed power: 4 x Wärtsilä 16V 46C-CR / 16,800 kW (22,848 mHP), 2 x GE LM2500+ / 25,060 kW (34,082 mHP)
Propulsion: Four 21.5 MW Rolls-Royce/Alstom “Mermaid” electric propulsion pods: 2 fixed and 2 azimuthing
Speed: 30 knots (56 km/h; 35 mph)
Capacity: 2,695 passengers (after 2016 refit) 2,620 passengers (original design)
Crew: 1,253 officers and crew