(1:35 p.m EDT) — Cunard has released details of the single staterooms and balcony cabins that will be fitted to its flagship Queen Mary 2 when it undergoes an extensive dry dock in 2016.
Fifteen single cabins – a first for the vessel – and 30 additional Britannia Club Balcony rooms will be added during the 25-day refit at the Blohm & Voss shipyard in Hamburg, Germany. The upgrades will also include a comprehensive refurbishment of all existing Club Balcony cabins.
Designs for the new solo rooms and balcony cabins will include softer color schemes to enhance the feeling of space, along with blue and gold highlights to reflect the ship’s Art Deco heritage. New contemporary carpet patterns will be inspired by the geometric diamond designs on the original Queen Mary. Nine of the single cabins will be on Deck 2 and the remainder will be located on Deck 3L. The former will have the benefit of increased ceiling height and the latter will feature circular windows with bench seat cushions, and a central dressing console table.
Cunard director Angus Struthers said: "The number of cruisers choosing to travel alone is increasing and we continue to focus on this expanding market. Having already been introduced on Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria, when our flagship re-enters service in June 2016 all three Cunard ships will offer single cabins.
"One of the many positives of the work we are undertaking on Queen Mary 2 will mean more guests will be able to travel Britannia Club and all will travel in a stateroom offering a sophisticated new look."
The refurbishment will take place from May 27 to June 21, 2016. Cunard has been previously released details on the revamp to the Queens Grill and Princess Grill suites, as well as an expansion of the popular kennels.