QUEEN MARY - 2

IMO 9241061

Registered Owner: Carnival Plc. - UK - Beneficial owner: Carnival Corp. - USA - Operator  Cunard Line Ltd. - UK

Second ship with this famous name. The first Queen-Mary (1936-1967) and 81.237 Gross Tons. Many years holder of the Blue Riband. Sold in July 27-1969 for $ 3.45 million to Long Beach California. She is until present operating as hotel ship.


The new QUEEN-MARY-2 will be even as her predecessor a highlight in passenger shipping.
It will be World's longest, widest ,largest and fastest passenger liner. It will be more a transatlantic liner than a cruise ship. For that the ship will not have the "box lay-out" as the today cruiseliners. It is the only Ocean Liner.

Entered service: 2004 – Refit: 2006/2011/2016 - Gross tonnage: 149.215 - Pass. lower beds: 2620 - All berths: 3090 - Passenger decks: 12 -Length: 345,03 m. - Beam: 41 m. - Height from keel to funneltop 72 m. - Propulsion diesel/electric: 4 diesel engines make Wärtsilä type 16V46C total power 67.200 kW. - 2 gasturbine GE Marine type LD 2500 T Power 43.000 kW.each (so called CODAG configuration) - Total installed power: 153.200 kW. - Propulsion: 4 Mermaid pods 2 azimuthing and 2 fixed power 21.500 kW. each. Max. speed: 29,6 knots - Service speed 21 knots - Built: Chantiers de l'Atlantique - France - Yard no. G32 - Flag: Bermuda (end 2011) - Classification: LR.

Even the steel plating for the sleek 345,03 m. long hull is a special order, being several times thicker than that used on most contemporary cruiseships, to achieve the greater rigidity required for crossing the Atlantic in all weather conditions.

      Passenger space ratio all berths 48.06

 

Artist impression of the Queen Mary-2

March 21: The QUEEN MARY-2 was floated out of the building dry dock at Alstom's Chantiers de l'Atlantique at St Nazaire in France.  Assisted by 8 tugs the liner was moved to her fitting out berth for completion. The original "launch" date of March 16th was dropped after it was revealed that more dredging was needed at the fitting out dock to accommodate the ship. QM2 is expected to commence trials in September, with a her naming ceremony at Southampton in January 2004.

QUEEN MARY -2  Trials
September 24: QUEEN MARY 2, the largest passenger ship ever built, will set sail for the first time from Saint-Nazaire. Her sea trials begin on Thursday, September 25 as the 150,000-tonne vessel will run between the French off-shore islands of Ile d'Yeu and Belle-Ile until Sunday. Over 450 engineers and technicians will be aboard the Cunard liner during this weekend's tests to ensure that it meets the necessary standards for certification.

 

QUEEN MARY 2 Arrives Southampton
December 26-2003: Cunard's new QM2 sailed into her home port of Southampton today. Despite heavy wind and rain she was welcomed by thousands of onlookers and drew a flotilla of small boats. Fire tugs sprayed jets of water to greet the new ship. In an unusual manoeuvre, the liner headed all the way through the docks to the container port where she turned in the basin and then sailed back through the western docks to berth stern first at the Queen Elizabeth II terminal. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will officially name the vessel in a ceremony on January 8-2004.

 

                                        

 

                       

                                       

The Cunard liner has been operating throughout the summer of 2006 using three pods after having the damaged pod removed at an earlier docking at B+V in May. During her week-long stay at Blohm+Voss this month all balconies will have sprinkler systems added and the bridge wings will be extended by two meters.
Queen Mary 2 leaves the yard on November 17-2006
oct.2011 Cunard Line has released details of the planned refit of the company’s flagship Queen Mary 2, in preparation for her eighth birthday in January 2012. Refit taking place at Blohm + Voss Shipyards in Hamburg, Germany, from Nov. 24 through Dec. 7, the major soft goods refurbishments will comprise all staterooms, Canyon Ranch SpaClub®, the Queens Grill and Princess Grill Restaurants, the Commodore Club, the Veuve Clicquot Champagne Bar, Sir Samuel’s, the Play Zone/Kids’ Zone, and a complete redesign of the Golden Lion Pub. To ensure that the latest changes will complement the ship’s signature elegance and glamour throughout, Cunard has again partnered with the noted Tillberg Design AB in Höganäs, Sweden, the company involved in Queen Mary 2’s original design
Febr. 2015 Cunard Cruise Line's cruise ship the Queen Mary 2 is undergoing works to equip the vessel with a Wärtsilä advanced wastewater treatment system, in order to meet the IMO's pollution requirements.
July 2015 A major, 25-day drydock at Blohm und Voss -Germany  is planned for Queen Mary 2 in 2016 that will add 15 single staterooms, 30 Britannia Club staterooms and 10 more kennels for pets.The docking will take place May 27 to June 21. Queen Mary 2 will add The Verandah, a restaurant that harkens back to Cunard's first Verandah Grill aboard Queen Mary in 1936. The restaurant will serve French regional cuisine with seasonal influences. Already aboard Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria, The Verandah will replace the Todd English restauran
July 20-2016 In just four weeks and a team of 4,000 people, including 1,200 crew working shifts round the clock in Hamburg (Blohm ud Voss) to transform QUEEN MARY 2 with new and refurbished restaurants, over 30 additional cabins and every other cabin extensively refurbished, a new coat of paint and enough carpet to cover the Wembley pitch five-and-a-half times. What the passengers won't see are extensive engineering upgrades, exhaust gas scrubbers and other ships systems. The painting depicts her in dry-dock whilst lifting the new cabins in place

First docking in Germany

    


   Lobby    

 Chart Room

  Tod Eng.Restaurant   

Wintergarden
         
  Canyon Ranch Therapy Pool                                                           

Aft Pool

  Commodore Club

Library

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