Length: 345 m / 1,132 ft
Beam: 41 m / 135 ft
Beam at Bridge Wings: 45 m / 147.5 ft
Draft: 10 m / 32 ft 10 in
Height (Keel to Funnel): 72 m / 236.2 ft
Gross Tonnage: Approx. 150,000 gr. tons
Top Speed: Approx. 30 knots (34.5 mph)
Power: 157,000 hp, environmentally friendly, gas turbine/diesel electric plant
Propulsion: Four pods of 21.5 MW each; 2 fixed and 2 azimuthing
Strength: Extra thick steel hull for strength and stability for Atlantic crossings
Stabilizers: Two sets
Cost: Est. $800 million USD
Staterooms: 75% with balconies
It is not surprising that the most luxurious ocean vessel ever built features a Canyon Ranch Spa. This highly acclaimed health resort company has elevated the spa experience to an entirely new plane with life-changing programs from Stress-relief Classes to workshops on diet, healthy aging and disease prevention. Fifty-one Canyon Ranch Health and Wellness experts work in QM2's 20,000 square foot facility which includes 24 treatment rooms, a Thalassotherapy Pool with deluge Waterfall, a Whirlpool, Thermal Suite with both Herbal and Finnish Saunas, Reflexology Basins and an Aromatic Steam Room.
QM2's cultural enrichment program includes seven classrooms and a 500-seat auditorium where you can attend workshops, seminars and lectures presenting a fusion of perspectives from the world's premier cultural hotspots: New York and London. Classes range from fashion to foreign languages, watercolor techniques to period furniture. Try film making. Join a discussion of British comedy, or compare MoMA and the Tate.
History & Art Worth a King's Ransom
Renowned international artists were commissioned to produce over 300 original works of art valued at over $5 million. For history buffs, the museum-quality Maritime Quest Exhibit is a fascinating tour that takes you back to the golden era of transatlantic cruising.
You can receive or send e-mails, choose from dozens of movies, review a seminar you might have missed or sign up for shore excursions - right from the comfort of your stateroom.
Concierges attend to guests in all of the Grill Accommodations, while the Queens Grill categories also feature private butler service.
Stunning French-American cuisine and dedication to quality have made Cunard's culinary advisor one of the most famous chefs in the world. He has been the recipient of numerous awards from Bon Appetit's "Chef of the Year" to Gourmet's "Top Tables." People often wait months for a reservation at Daniel, his famous New York City Bistro, ranked Number One for "Top Food" by the 2002 Zagat Survey. Guests can enjoy his cuisine aboard QM2.
Make the traditional grande descente in the stunning 3-story Britannia Restaurant, whose grand sweeping staircase creates a dramatic showcase for those wishing to make the ultimate entrance.
Guests can surf the web, check e-mail or even transmit a video postcard to friends and family back home. They can take classes in the Computer Centre, or bring their own laptop; every stateroom has direct Internet access.
Take a virtual ride into outer space, view the stars and other visual spectacles or take a course on celestial navigation in Illuminations, QM2's full-scale Planetarium. It also functions as a Grand Cinema, a 500-seat lecture hall and even a broadcasting studio.
QM2 was designed to accommodate all the ages. For guests who wish to take their children or grandchildren along, The Play Zone is like a well-run camp for children 2 - 7 years old. A separate facility, The Zone, provides hours of supervised entertainment and activities for children 8- 12 years old. The area includes the Minnows Splash Pool and real English nannies for the toddlers. And it's equipped with an array of toys and activities from board games to computer terminals with all kinds of learning adventures, so that while kids are doing their thing, adults have some quality time alone.