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Queen Mary 2

Queen Mary 2


The Carnival Group spent well over 800 million euros building the Queen Mary 2 (QM2). Such a staggering amount had never been paid for a passenger ship before. The ship sails for the Cunard Line, a brand of the Carnival group. Queen Elizabeth II christened the ship in 2004.

Queen Mary 2 at Brooklyn Cruise Terminal N/Y

Queen Mary 2 at Brooklyn Cruise Terminal N/Y


With a tonnage of 2 GT, Queen Mary 151.400 is one of the world's largest and longest passenger ships. The midnight blue hull, the snow-white superstructure and the lines look exquisite. The unmistakable hallmark of the ship is the massive red and black smokestack.

Queen Mary 2 - the chimney

Queen Mary 2 - the chimney


Queen Mary 2 Information - Facts and Figures

Maiden voyage 12 January 2004
Size: Length 345 meters; Width 39,90 meters, draft 9,75 meters
measurement 151.400 GT
Passenger decks 12 decks
Machine 4 Wärtsilä diesel engines; plus 2 gas turbines
Electric drive 4 propeller pods; 2 gondolas that can be rotated 360 ° serve as rudders 
Speed maximum 30 knots (56 km / h) 
Staterooms 1.310
passengers 2.691 (with double occupancy); maximum 3.090 
Crew 1.250 people
Flagge Bermuda, home port Hamilton
shipyard Chantiers de l'Atlantique (STX France S.A.), Saint-Nazaire/France
Godmother Queen Elizabeth II
Shipyard overhaul several, most recently at Blohm + Voss, Hamburg, in 2016
Board language English; German-speaking guest service
Currency on board U.S. dollar

Queen Mary 2 was designed as a transatlantic liner, not a cruise ship. This explains certain peculiarities of the ship, such as the suspension of the lifeboats. These are positioned significantly higher than is generally the case.

The ship operates regularly between the European ports of Hamburg, Southampton and New York. In the breaks between the scheduled services, it is used as a cruise ship. In the following we report in detail about the ship.

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