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Re: Queen Mary 2 Refit 2021
« Reply #1 on: Sep 17, 2021, 07:54 PM »
Excellent pictures!
Is she having any major work inside?

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Re: Queen Mary 2 Refit 2021
« Reply #2 on: Sep 18, 2021, 02:49 PM »
Excellent pictures!
Is she having any major work inside?

No idea, they seem to be keeping very quiet about it.
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Re: Queen Mary 2 Refit 2021
« Reply #3 on: Sep 19, 2021, 09:15 PM »
Which dry dock/yard is she at?

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Re: Queen Mary 2 Refit 2021
« Reply #4 on: Sep 19, 2021, 09:18 PM »
Which dry dock/yard is she at?

She's at one of Damen Ship Repair's yards - the one in Brest, France specifically. Interestingly, this is the first time she's been drydocked in France since her construction if I'm not mistaken.
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« Reply #5 on: Sep 23, 2021, 08:25 PM »
Didn't know they entered the cruiseship sector, they did buy some of the shipyards in The Netherlands that didn't go bankrupt. Still family run from what I remember. Shipyards that they did purchase here are De Schelde which for example build Willem Ruys.


She stayed on her slipway (close to the city center almost becoming a landmark) for almost seven years due to the war taking place, she provided drinking water to the town for a few weeks. Also in 1944 some of the dikes where hit during a bombardement and her lifeboats where used in the rescue operation.

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Re: Queen Mary 2 Refit 2021
« Reply #6 on: Sep 25, 2021, 05:03 PM »
Very interesting information, Bob !  :)
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Re: Queen Mary 2 Refit 2021
« Reply #8 on: Sep 29, 2021, 11:00 AM »
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Re: Queen Mary 2 Refit 2021
« Reply #10 on: Sep 30, 2021, 07:14 PM »
Do we have any idea of the work performed for this refit. It seems to be a closely guarded secret so far.
Now that The USA is about to open up, can we expect to see some late additions to the Crossings ?
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Re: Queen Mary 2 Refit 2021
« Reply #11 on: Nov 27, 2022, 08:00 AM »
Does anyone know whether the balconies floorings on Decks 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 are real or fake teak?

While it is clear that the large rear facing appartments have teak terraces/balconies, I read in Stephen Payne’s Haynes manual (page 143) that the Penthouses Suites on Deck 10 also connect to a teak balcony.

However, other sources mention a surrogate teak flooring substance, notably on the new Deck 13 staterooms installed in 2016.

Could it be a mix of both depending on which deck?

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Re: Queen Mary 2 Refit 2021
« Reply #12 on: Nov 27, 2022, 09:43 AM »
We've had two standard balcony cabins on deck 11, and both were the rubbery-plastic stuff.  It's also used for the area around the spare propellers if memory serves.
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Re: Queen Mary 2 Refit 2021
« Reply #13 on: Nov 27, 2022, 10:15 AM »
Thank you, Rob!

So far the only staterooms I have experienced were on Decks 4, 5 and 6, whose floorings are indeed rubbery-plastic, too. You're right, the forward "propeller blade deck" is not teak either.

Could it be that only a few suites on Deck 10, 11, 12 have real teck on the balconies?

Personally I doubt it, I would think plastic surrogate is better in terms of weight... and probably cost.

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Re: Queen Mary 2 Refit 2021
« Reply #14 on: Nov 27, 2022, 12:17 PM »
Re Rob's post #13 today, I found my photos of the 'Captain's Cufflinks', but it is very hard to determine the deck material.
But if it is genuine teak, then the planks are normally wider so as to require fewer planks for the job, and the tar sealing strips are normally wider as well. These ones are too uniform to be the real thing.

Also have to admit, it is not very often an engineer goes around taking photos of the upper decks unless they are badly split, rusted away, or in need of some TLC!
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Re: Queen Mary 2 Refit 2021
« Reply #15 on: Nov 27, 2022, 01:40 PM »
Could it be that only a few suites on Deck 10, 11, 12 have real teck on the balconies?

Personally I doubt it, I would think plastic surrogate is better in terms of weight... and probably cost.

It could be that only the grills cabins have teak... I attach a random image from Google images, which appears to be a Grills cabin with teak.

I still find it odd that QV & QE have the fake teak on the outside decks, when near-identical Vista sister ships on other lines get teak. So much for Cunard tradition...  its absolutely lethal when wet, and in formal shoes, as I discovered in August on QV!
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Re: Queen Mary 2 Refit 2021
« Reply #16 on: Nov 27, 2022, 03:44 PM »
Thanks for posting this image. Yes, looks like it could be teak.

If only the Grill cabins have teak, it would mean categories Q1, Q2, (Q3 have no balcony), Q4, Q5, Q6, P1 and P2.

That includes the full decks 9 & 10, plus Queens Suites 11128, 11130, 11151 and 11153 on Deck 11 aft, according to the deck plans.

Sounds quite logical to me.

PS: Yes, I hated the outside decks on QV, too. Made me feel like I was on a ferry, not a Cunard ship.
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Re: Queen Mary 2 Refit 2021
« Reply #17 on: Nov 28, 2022, 09:45 AM »
Just had confirmation from a very reliable source that all balconies on Decks 9 & 10 are teak.

On Deck 11, only the four Queens suites aft ((11128, 11130, 11151 and 11153) are teak, the rest is resin.

Decks 13, 12 and 8 are resin.
« Last Edit: Nov 28, 2022, 10:09 AM by QE2forever »

 

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