Queen Victoria Sets Off On World Voyage After Refit
Following an intensive 20 day refurbishment at the Blohm & Voss shipyard in Hamburg, Queen Victoria sailed out of Southampton amidst a fusillade of fireworks to mark the start of her 2015 World Voyage.
9 new single staterooms were installed as part of the refurbishment. In addition to refreshing existing furnishings, enhancements were made to the outdoor spaces and 8 new internet stations were installed on the upper floor of the library.
2,000 contractors worked a total of 600,000 man hours around the clock to replace all 215,278 sq. ft. of carpet in the passenger areas. They also renewed all 3,167 mattresses on board and replaced over 19,685 sq. ft. of pipe work insulation. 2,695 gallons of paint were used inside and out, enough to paint 54 Boeing 737s.
“The results of Queen Victoria’s refit are a true testament to Cunard’s ability to respond to passenger input. We are delighted to incorporate their wish for more outdoor space with enhancements to the Upper Grill Terrace and additional areas for sunbathing. We also provided more single staterooms for our single travellers. It’s this commitment to our passengers that keeps Cunard’s 175 year heritage going strong,” commented Rick Meadows, President of Cunard, North America.