Queen Mary 2 Cruise Ship Profile

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Queen Mary 2 sails various global itineraries. Please visit the Cunard website for a complete schedule for this cruise ship.

CDC Ratings

Sanitation Report

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2009 Rating 100 (Apr)
2009 Rating 98 (Aug)
2010 Rating 98 (Jul)
2011 Rating 84 (Jun)
2011 Rating 92 (Jul)
2012 Rating 100 (Jul)
2013 Rating 92 (May)
2013 Rating 92 (Aug)
2014 Rating 99 (Jan)
2015 Rating 91 (Jul)
2016 Rating 92 (Jan)
2016 Rating 87 (Jul)
2017 Rating 98 (Jan)
2019 Rating 95 (Jan)
2020 Rating 94 (Jan)

The Center For Disease Control (CDC) performs unannounced inspections, which are conducted twice a year and required for any cruise ship with an international itinerary calling at a U.S. port. Vessels are evaluated proper food handling, preparation and storage procedures, and overall galley cleanliness. Ships’ potable water supplies used in spas and pools are evaluated, as well.

Deck Plan

QM2 Deck Plan (PDF)

Deck 13

Sports Center, Splash Pool, Sun Deck, Regatta Bar

Deck 12

Passenger staterooms, Pool, The Fairways, The Boardwalk Café

Deck 11

Passenger staterooms, Observation Deck, Atlantic Room, Grills Terrace

Deck 10

Passenger staterooms

Deck 9

Passenger staterooms, Commodore Club, Boardroom, Churchill's

Deck 8

Passenger staterooms, Pool, Todd English Restaurant, Beauty Salon, Book Shop, Library, Canyon Ranch Spa

Deck 7

Observation Deck, Fitness Centre, Canyon Ranch Spa, Therapy Pool, Winter Garden, Kings Court, Queens Grill Lounge, Princess Grill

Deck 6

Passenger staterooms, The Play Zone, Minnows Pool, The Zone

Deck 5

Passenger staterooms

Deck 4

Passenger staterooms, Illuminations

Deck 3

Royal Court Theater, Mayfair Shops, Britannia Restaurant, Queens Room, G32 Nightclub

Deck 2 & 3L

Illuminations, Internet room, Royal Court Theater, Empire Casino, Grand Lobby, Golden Lion Pub, Britannia Restaurant (lower level)

Kid's Program

Play Zone

Cunard's first-rate facilities for younger guests underwent a complete refurbishment, including new soft play areas, plus upgrades to the very latest in electronic gaming technology and entertainment.

Younger members of the family and perhaps some adults will not want to leave The Play Zone filled with toys, games and activities. As the younger children delight in the soft play area and ball pool you can be certain that they are in the best of care with our certified Early Years staff.

A range of engaging activities will be thoughtfully prepared by youth staff including sports, arts and crafts and a disco, as well as themed days such as Pirate Day! The teen area, with its computers and relaxed layout provides an ideal setting for older children to meet and make new friends. Adjoining the Play Zone is the outside pool area where the whole family can enjoy themselves.

Please note that children must be a minimum of two-years-old to participate in the Nursery without parental supervision. Children under one-year-old are welcome, provided they are accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times.

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RMS Queen Mary 2

Queen Mary 2 cruise ship

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Queen Mary 2 is a transatlantic ocean liner. She was the first major ocean liner built since Queen Elizabeth 2 in 1969, the vessel she succeeded as flagship of the Cunard Line. The ship was named by Queen Elizabeth II in 2004 after the first RMS Queen Mary, completed in 1936. With the retirement of Queen Elizabeth 2 from active duty in 2008, QM2 is currently the only transatlantic ocean liner in operation as a liner (in scheduled service between Southampton and New York ).

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Itinerary Dining Venues
CDC Ratings Outdoor Venues
Deck Plan Kid's Programs


Queen Mary 2 was intended primarily to cross the Atlantic Ocean, and was therefore designed differently from many other passenger ships. The ship's final cost was approximately $300,000 US per berth, nearly double that of many contemporary cruise ships. This was due to the size of the ship and her unique design, which reduced the economies of scale achieved with other Carnival ships. Instead of the diesel-electric configuration found on many ships, QM2 uses a CODLAG configuration (Combined diesel-electric and gas) in order to achieve her maximum speed.

Queen Mary 2's facilities include fifteen restaurants and bars, five swimming pools, a casino, a ballroom, a theatre, and the first planetarium at sea. There are also kennels on board, as well as a nursery. Queen Mary 2 is one of the few ships afloat today to have remnants of a class system on board a cruise ship, most prominently seen in her dining options.

2016 Refurbishment

Queen Mary 2 underwent an extensive refit, costing approximately $132 million, and it was one of the most remarkable renovations undertaken by Cunard. The remastered ship includes the redesigned Princess Grill and Queens Grill Restaurants, Kings Court, Carinthia Lounge and the addition of The Verandah, a specialty restaurant offering contemporary French cuisine. New accommodations onboard include 15 Britannia single staterooms, 30 Britannia Club staterooms and five Britannia inside staterooms.


Launched: 2004

Refurbished: 2011; June 2016

GRT: 151,400

Length: 1,132 ft.

Draft: 33 ft.

Speed: 28 Knots

Passengers: 2,592


Standard Amenities

Half bottle of sparkling wine at embarkation, Interactive TV with multi language film and music channels, Direct-Dial telephone, Refrigerator, safe and hair dryer, Bath robe & slipper, Nightly turndown service with pillow chocolate, Complimentary 24-hour room service, Daily fresh fruit (on request), 220V 3-pin and 110V 2-pin sockets, Daily shipboard newspaper

Guests booked in inside, ocean view, or balcony staterooms dine in the early or late seating of the Britannia restaurant. Guests booked in the Club Balcony dine in the Club Britannia single seating restaurant. Guests in the Princess Grill dine at a reserved table in the Princess Grill Restaurant and Guests in the Queens Grill dine at a reserved table in the intimate Queens Grill Restaurant.

Suite amenities include a pillow menu, concierge service, full bathroom and shower, full bottle of Bon Voyage wine and fresh strawberries, exclusive access to Grills Lounge, Courtyard, and private sun deck, and in-suite dining. Queens Grill guests receive butler service, a bottle of champagne at embarkation, and pre-dinner canapés.

Stateroom sizes

Britannia modest inside: 152-243 sq. ft.

Britannia ocean-view: 180-201 sq. ft. 

Britannia Balcony: 242-472 sq. ft.

Britannia Balcony: 242-472 sq. ft.

Princess Grill Suites: 335-513 sq. ft.

Queens Grill Suites: 508-1493 sq. ft.

Dining Venues

10 dining venues in all, including the innovative Mediterranean cuisine of the Todd English restaurant. As with the custom of ocean liners in the past, each Queen Mary 2 stateroom is matched with a reserved table at a sea-view restaurant, complemented by the largest wine selection afloat. Of course, you can always make reservations at one of the many optional dining alternatives. Room service is available 24 hours a day.

Britannia Grill

Three-level dining room for passengers in Club Balcony, Balcony, Ocean view, and Inside staterooms. The menu was designed by Jean-Marie Zimmermann.

Queens Grill

Queens Grill patrons have their own private bar. Exclusive deck terrace and an al fresco dining option available.

Princess Grill Restaurant

For passengers in Princess Grill stateroom, a luxurious dining experience with attentive service.

The Boardwalk Café

Outdoor Grill located on Deck 12.

Golden Lion Pub

English style pub offering items such as fish and chips, bangers and mash, and a selection of lagers.

Kings Court

Casual breakfast, lunch or late-night buffet. In the evening, the King's Court is partitioned into 3 different restaurants: The Carvery (serving English style meats of all sorts), La Piazza (serving Italian style fare), and Lotus (offering an Asian sampler menu). Reservations Required.

Garden Lounge

Magnificent vaulted glass ceiling creating a conservatory feel inspired by the glass houses of Kew Gardens, beneath where guests will enjoy Supper Clubs, and mix dining with dancing under the stars.

Todd English Restaurant

The Mediterranean menu is designed by renowned Chef Todd English, famous for his restaurants in many U.S. cities.

Queen's Room-Afternoon Tea

Sample the beautiful tradition of Afternoon Tea with scones and clotted creams, cakes and delicate sandwiches served by white-gloved waiters.

Notable Rooms

Carinthia Lounge

Queen Mary 2’s Winter Garden was remastered into a refined, airy and versatile new venue. The elegant and airy venue venue offers light refreshments and relaxed evening entertainment.

Royal Court Theater

Music and high-tech productions in this 1000 seat showroom.

Golden Lion Pub

A Cunard favorite, choose from a wide selection of beer, cider and wine to complement the delicious gastro pub-style lunch menus in a comfortable, traditional setting. 


Cigar bar with an extensive selection of rare cognacs, scotch whiskey's,  and more.

Chart Room

Elegant pre-dinner lounge featuring classical jazz music.

Canyon Ranch SpaClub

Indulge in signature Canyon Ranch massages, treatments and facials from the classic Canyon Stone Massage or Rasul Ceremony, to exotic Ayurvedic or Thai treatments. Or, visit the Canyon Ranch Salon for pedicures, makeovers and hairstyling and enjoy fabulous views overlooking an endless expanse of ocean.

Queens Room

A new take on the traditional Cunard ballroom, with artwork depicting views from royal palaces. Dance floor for Grand Balls and Tea Dances at sea.

Queen's Grill Lounge

Exclusive to Grills guests, this refined, comfortable and relaxed haven is perfect for a pre-dinner tipple with friends or daily afternoon tea.


Two-level nightclub offering theme nights.

Commodore Club

One of the most visited public rooms aboard Queen Mary 2, this breathtaking lounge overlooking her bow features white leather furnishings of chairs, sofas and bar stools.

Veuve Clicquot Champagne Bar

A popular space especially on Transatlantic Crossings, this venue featuring the exquisite Veuve Clicquot brand of champagne.

Sir Samuels

Sir Samuel's is a coffee bar by day and a wine bar by night. Enjoy breakfast selections of Danish and muffins. Afternoon offerings include a selection of freshly baked quiches and a variety of sandwiches, with a side of salad. The mid-afternoon menu offers a selection of deep dish cheesecakes, Alsace Apple Tart, and Austrian Sacher Torte. Evening brings a selection of fine wines, served with a side of olives and a variety of cheese.

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Outdoor Features

Pavilion Pool and Bar

Located on Deck 12.

Terrace Bar

Cocktail bar - great place for the sail-a-ways.

Sports Deck

Sports Center, Splash Pool, Sun Deck, Regatta Bar.