The Queen Mary 2 has recently completed a major drydocking at Blohm+Voss. This comprised the largest refit program since the vessel was brought into service in 2003, although this is the sixth time that the cruise liner has visited the Hamburg yard for maintenance and repair work.
On this occasion a total of 50 cabins were fitted or remodeled, while Blohm+Voss also prefabricated several steel deck sections with a total weight of approximately 200 tonnes that were installed on deck 13. Furthermore, comprehensive upgrades in the hotel, entertainment and restaurant areas of the liner were part of the scope of work.
Engineering work comprised modifications to the bridge wing, the installation of new bulkheads for improved damage stability as well as modifications to the tanks. Furthermore, the 345m long, 148, 528grt Queen Mary 2 received an environmental upgrade with the fitting of four exhaust gas scrubbers. In addition Blohm & Voss carried out work to the vessel’s four pod drives, its stabilisers and bow thrusters, while the underwater areas were coated in an environmentally friendly pain system.
The vessel spent 21 days at the yard, before departing for a transatlantic cruise.