Cunard Line has just launched a completely new sub-website dedicated to its magnificent Queen Mary 2, the world's largest, longest, tallest, widest and – at $780 million – the most expensive passenger liner ever built. The site features the latest in navigational tools and substantially new interactive content; it is now possible to take a tour of the vessel that won't even be launched until January 2004. The site, which has been completely redesigned and enhanced, features virtual imagery that enables users to tour the grand liner, get a panoramic view of public rooms and cabins and even watch a movie of the grand vessel’s construction milestones. To access the new Queen Mary 2 sub-website, visitors go to www.cunard.com and click on the QM2 logo at which time they will be re-directed to the QM2-specific area, which features a second, larger QM2 logo.
Cunard Line's flagship Queen Mary 2 returned from the sea for the second time on Tuesday having successfully completed her final series of sea trials off the Brittany coast. QM2 is the largest, longest, tallest, widest, and at - $780-million - the most expensive liner ever built. The successful trials, where the ship consistently exceeded 30 knots, put her right on schedule for her January 12 maiden voyage from Southampton, England, to Fort Lauderdale.
Despite the threat of overcapacity in the cruise shipping industry, newbuilding contracts have remained on a constant high — specifically in the mega ship sector. This new trend, which seems to have taken on a life of its own in the industry, beginning with Royal Caribbean’s Voyager of the Seas, has carried over to Cunard, which has hired Chantiers de l’ Atlantique to construct what is set to be the world’s largest ocean liner. Measuring 1,131 ft. 345 m) with a 131 ft
A boat crew from Coast Guard Station Fort Lauderdale sits in the red, white and blue mist announcing the arrival of the World's newest and largest ocean liner, Queen Mary 2, to her first continental U.S. visit Jan. 26. The Coast Guard, along with several local, state and federal law enforcement agencies are providing security for the QM2 and the port during her high-profile visit. U.S. Coast Guard photo by PA3 Sandra Bartlett.
(Photo Credit: Richard Grable) The world's largest cruise ship, Queen Mary 2, pictured arriving January 26 in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
Cunard Line's flagship Queen Mary 2 returned from the sea after having completed her sea trials with flying colours. The largest, longest, tallest, widest, and at - $780-million - the most expensive passenger liner ever built underwent four days of rigorous testing of her power, manoeuvrability and vibration levels off the Brittany coast. The successful trials put QM2 right on schedule for her January 12 Maiden Voyage from Southampton, England, to Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Skopos Design has secured an order to supply almost 300,000 ft. of fabric for Cunard’s Queen Mary 2. The deal, worth $1M, is reportedly one of Skopos Designs’ largest single orders. Working with Tillberg Design of Sweden and SMC Design of London, Skopos will be supplying the fabric for all the cabins on the QM2. Skopos uses fabrics which meet all the latest IMO flame retardancy regulations which are approved to carry the ship’s wheelmark.
All four pods have now been fitted to Cunard Line's $780-million Queen Mary 2, currently in the final stages of construction at the Chantiers shipyard here. The milestone marks the first four-pod installation ever. The powerful Rolls Royce Mermaid propulsion system, which was designed for QM2, is rated at more than 85 MW. The four pods will provide a speed of nearly 30 knots, making her the fastest ocean liner in the world after its sister QE2.
One of the world's largest ocean liner, the Queen Mary 2, is scheduled to arrive in Hamburg on November 12, 2006 at Blohm + Voss Repair GmbH, a company of ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems. In the course of her previous yard period in the time from May 6 to 10, 2006, one of the four engine pods, a Mermaid Pod, which had been damaged when leaving Port Everglades/Florida, was removed to be repaired by Blohm + Voss Repair. From November 12 to 17, 2006
In what perhaps will become one of the most ambitious and widely publicized ship launching this Century, Cunard Line announced the itineraries for Queen Mary 2's maiden voyage at a press conference held in New York this morning. The vessel, which is expected to be the largest ocean liner ever constructed, will include a traditional six-day transatlantic crossing, Caribbean voyages from New York, Rio de Janeiro sailings at Carnival time and journeys to Europe and the Americas are just a
With the era of larger cruise ships, the Caribbean has been told that there could be implications for their popular ports of call. Chief Executive Officer of the St Kitts shipping agent, Delisle Walwyn & Co., Denzil V. Crooke said there is the potential that the gap between the
After having been docked for 20 days in dry dock ELBE 17 of Blohm + Voss Repair, a company of ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems, the Queen Mary 2 is planned to be undocked on November 13, 2008 as scheduled. The longest ocean liner worldwide is to be undocked with the morning high tide at 3:30 a.m
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Cunard cruise ship 'Queen Mary 2', is set to make its maiden call in the capital on 29th January. Queen Mary 2’s stop in Abu Dhabi is part of her 2013 World Voyage – a 106-day voyage from Southampton in the UK which will take in five continents – and is considered a significant
Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 will arrive in Hamburg at Blohm + Voss Repair GmbH on November 8 for maintenance and repair work. The Queen Mary 2, which was built in 2003, will go into drydock Elbe 17 for maintenance work for the first time. Classification work and extensive painting work will be
The Coast Guard will conduct an inspection and investigation of the Queen Mary 2 when it arrives at Terminal 21 in Port Everglades/ The Captain of the Queen Mary 2 reported to the Coast Guard the ship had experienced a noise and unusual vibration in the engine room
While investigators continue to investigate how the Queen Mary 2 sideswiped a channel wall on its way out of Port Everglades, attention now turns to the extent of damage to one of its four pods, and who will be tapped to fix it. After returning to port when the captain noticed trouble with one
During the Posidonia 2006 international shipping exhibition, which opened Monday in Athens, the future of Europe's shipbuilding industry lies in the cruise and ferry sector, as the Far East has established a stronghold in the standard vessel market, European shipbuilders said Wednesday.
By Don Sutherland Everybody talks about the John J. Harvey, and quite a few of them are doing something about it. The chipping, scraping, and painting you'd expect a 74-year-old fireboat to require has proceeded since the vessel became privately owned in 1999
By Don Sutherland If you want to call yourself a taxi in New York, you've got things to live up to. Take tradition. A New York taxi always beat everybody to the punch. It was the first away when the light changed, weaving through otherwise orderly rows of cars and trucks
ICCL and Cunard present Queen Mary 2 replica model and cheque for international SAR fund to IMO It is time to promote the image of shipping, IMO Secretary-General Mr. Efthimios Mitropoulos said on Monday (21 June), as he received on behalf of IMO the gift of a replica model of the Queen Mary 2
When QE2 arrives in New York on 25 April and berths next to Queen Mary 2 it will be the first time since March 1940 that two Cunard Queens have berthed together in the port. The send-off will include fireworks as both vessels anchor off the Statue of Liberty
Maritime communications is an estimated $1 billion industry, encompassing ship operators, merchant fleets, governments and private yacht owners. There is arguably no more quickly evolving technical sector in the maritime market than the satellite communications niche
Success Aboard QM2 Datamodul´s daughter-company, CONRAC GmbH was awarded by Kelvin Hughes for the delivery of Type Approved TFT Displays in their new and future IBS Programs. Next to the superior performance and quality aspects, one of the main reasons for this decision was
Captain Ronald Warwick, master of Cunard Line's new Queen Mary 2, has been awarded the rank of commodore, the highest position a cruise line can bestow on one of its captains. The announcement was made December 26, 2003, as Queen Mary 2 was welcomed to Southampton - her British home port - for