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At 1,132 feet, Queen Mary 2 will stretch nearly four
football fields in length.
She will feature 17 decks and tower 200 feet above
the waterline, equal to the height of a 23-story building.
Several dining venues, all featuring ocean views,
include Cunard's traditional "Grill Rooms" for the higher stateroom
categories and a restaurant for the Luxury and standard categories.
Recalling the classic dining salons of grand liners of the past, the
magnificent three-deck-high main dining room will span the full width of
the ship with a sweeping central staircase creating a dramatic showcase
for those wishing to make the ultimate grand entrance.
Another classic feature will be a 360-degree
Promenade Deck, recreating an environment which historically served as an
important social venue aboard transatlantic liners. The spacious deck,
whose total circumference exceeds one-third of a mile, will be lined with
traditional steamer chairs, while leaving expansive room for guests to
Interior promenades circling several decks will
provide attractive walking venues.
A large indoor swimming pool will be featured in the
Among the four outside pools, one will have a
retractable glass roof.
A planetarium on board will offer a variety of
constellation shows, as well as other presentations.
A unique educational center will feature seven
flexible classroom venues for housing Cunard's College At Sea enrichment
programs. Classes ranging from computer training, seamanship, and
navigation to cooking, art, wine appreciation, languages, and photography
will be taught by expert instructors within meeting rooms that are capable
of being separated or joined to adjust for varying class sizes.
will be an exact replica of the one on the Queen Mary so that her famous
predecessor's voice will once more be heard on the ocean.
A luxurious space ratio of 57.25 allows for a
variety of public areas of grand scale and some truly magnificent living
Two sets of huge fin-like stabilizers are being
constructed by Britain's Rolls Royce company.
The steel plating for the sleek 1,131-foot-long hull
is a special order, being several times thicker than that used on most
contemporary ships, to achieve a greater rigidity for crossing the
Atlantic in all weathers.