Queen Mary 2 is ready ! Any Takers ! I meant Travelers!

Cunard Line has completed refurbishment of it’s most famous ship Queen Mary II .The refurbishment includes upgrades to  all staterooms and suites, the Canyon Ranch SpaClub, the Queens Grill and Princess Grill Restaurants, the Commodore Club, the Veuve Clicquot Champagne Bar, Sir Samuel’s Bar and Lounge, and the children’s Play Zone. The Golden Lion Pub also was completely redesigned.

A special new portrait of Queen Elizabeth II was unveiled in honor of her role in launching Queen Mary 2 in 2004. The commissioned oil painting, which will be displayed in the Grand Lobby, depicts the queen during her final visit to the Queen Elizabeth 2 in Southampton on June 2, 2008, and was painted by Gail Graham, an art director of The European magazine.

Among the specific refurbishments, all 1,310 staterooms and suites received new carpeting, curtains and bedspreads, and some received new furniture. The Golden Lion Pub now has a British pub atmosphere with warm colors, plush seating and upgraded plasma television screens. Renovations at the Canyon Ranch Spa Club include a reconditioning the teak surrounds of the hydrotherapy pool and adjacent wet areas and a general upgrade of all of the facilities. In addition, the fitness center received new exercise machines.

Queens Grill and Princess Grill Restaurants received a more contemporary carpet design. The Commodore Club overlooking the ship’s bow has a new carpet design and additions to the white leather furnishings of chairs, sofas and bar stools. The Veuve Clicquot Champagne Bar received a new carpet and soft furnishings.

Sir Samuel’s, which serves specialty coffees during the day and wine at night, received new carpeting and furniture coverings. The Play Zone children’s area underwent a complete refurbishment, receiving new soft play areas, electronic gaming technology and entertainment.