Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Things Are Humming along in Hamburg

Cunard’s iconic Queen Mary 2 is taking something of a vacation. For 25 days (May 27 to June 21) it’s being “remastered” at the Blohm + Voss yard in Hamburg. When it returns it will be completely refurbished with some outstanding new features (including a fire hydrant and a lamp post to be installed in the dog-walking area of the kennel to make the canine passengers feel more comfortable and at home).

The major new features include the new Veranda Restaurant which will replace the Todd English Restaurant, 30 additional Britannia Club Balcony staterooms will be created, and 15 new single staterooms will be created as well, and to make sure that fire hydrant gets plenty of use, ten additional kennels will be added.

Below, we have some behind-the-scenes and time-lapse video of the ship arriving at the yard and being prepared for the work to begin.