Some details of next years’ long anticipated refit of Queen Mary 2 have begun to surface.

The 25 day refit will take place at the Blohm and Voss shipyard in Hamburg, Germany, and will begin on May 27th. The ship is scheduled to leave the dock on June 21st.

No less than thirty balcony staterooms for Britannia Club passengers will be added to the ship. To accommodate an extra sixty potential diners, the area currently occupied on board by the Britannia Club annexe will be extended.

Significantly, the ship will also gain some fifteen new, dedicated cabins for singles, thus bringing her into line with smaller fleet mates, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth.

And, just to prove that it’s not really a dog’s life on the Queen Mary 2, the ships’ kennel complex will benefit from both a new water hydrant and a lamp post. And, in response to demand, an additional ten kennels will be installed in the ships’ aft placed, upper deck dog compound, bringing the total available to twenty two in all.

The company is also getting ready to announce further enhancements in the future. One of these will almost certainly include a massive change to the centrally sited Kings’ Court buffet area, a perennial cause of customer complaint.

More details will be posted here as they are made public.

As ever, stay tuned.

QM2 is sailing full speed ahead for some substantial enhancements in 2016

QM2 is sailing full speed ahead for some substantial enhancements in 2016



  1. I am glad to hear that cabins for singles are in the plans. It gets a bit expensive having to pay 200% for a cabin.


  2. Hi Anthony. This was announced while I was aboard last week. The changes will be significant, especially to the top decks of the ship. See here for some images of the new deck plans and new cabins. More changes are to come. I am a bit upset that the purity of the original design will be spoiled. The top decks on QM2 are rather special, sheltered sun traps with facilities that when I was aboard last week, were all being very well used (4 shuffle board courts, 2 hot tubs, a splash pool for kids, a bar, a tennis court (which I loved, but have hurt my neck from overdoing it!) and more.

    There are more details to follow, and I think this is just the first of many announcements of what they’re planning to do to her to make even more money from her.


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