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Encyclopedia > RMS Queen Mary 2
RMS Queen Mary 2
QM2 bow
QM2 bow
Career British Red Ensign
British Red Ensign
Nationality: British
Owner: Carnival Corporation & plc
Operated by: Cunard Line
Builder: Chantiers de l'Atlantique
Ordered: 6 November 2000
Laid down: 4 July 2002
Floated: 21 March 2003
Named: 8 January 2004
 by Queen Elizabeth II
Maiden voyage: 12 January 2004
Registry: United Kingdom
Home port: Southampton
Status: in service
General Characteristics
Tonnage: 148,528 gross tons[1]
Displacement: 76,000 tonnes (approx)
Length: 345 m (1,132 ft)
Beam: 41 m (135 ft) waterline,
 45 m (147.5 ft) extreme (bridge wings)
Draft: 10 m (32 ft 10 in)
Height: 72 m (236.2 ft) keel to funnel
 (includes 13 passenger decks [2])
Power: 117 MW (157,000 horsepower) CODAG
Propulsion: four 21.5 MW electric propulsor pods:
 2 fixed and 2 azimuthing
Speed: approximately 30 knots (56 km/h)
Complement: 2,620 passengers,
 1,253 officers and crew
Cost: UK £460 million
 (700 million)
 (US $900 million)
IMO Number: 9241061


The RMS Queen Mary 2 (QM2) is a Cunard Line ocean liner named after the earlier Cunard liner Queen Mary, which was in turn named after Mary of Teck, the Queen Consort of George V. At the time of her construction in 2003, the QM2 was the longest, widest and tallest passenger ship ever built, and at 148,528 gross tons, was also the largest. She lost that last distinction to Royal Caribbean International's 154,407 gross ton Freedom of the Seas in April 2006, but QM2 remains the largest ocean liner (as opposed to cruise ship) ever built, and her height, length, and waterline breadth are unsurpassed by any other passenger ship. The true distinction becomes somewhat cloudy, because "gross tonnage" is actually a measure of a ship's enclosed volume, not weight. "Displacement tonnage" is a measure of the weight of water the ship displaces -- and hence its actual weight. The Royal Caribbean "Freedom" ships displace about 64,000 tons; the QM2, about 76,000. 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Characteristics

The Queen Mary 2 is the current Cunard flagship and makes regular transatlantic crossings. The ship was constructed to complement the RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 (QE2) - the Cunard flagship from 1969 to 2004 - replacing it on the transatlantic route. The first RMS Queen Mary sailed the Atlantic from 1936 to 1967. A flagship is the ship used by the commanding officer of a group of naval ships. ... The term transatlantic refers to something occurring all the way across the Atlantic Ocean. ... RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 (QE2) is a Cunard Line ocean liner named after the earlier Cunard liner RMS Queen Elizabeth. ... types/51 sh/sh liner/36 qma/qma. ... The Atlantic Ocean forms a component of the all-encompassing World Ocean and is directly linked to the Arctic Ocean, the Pacific Ocean, the Indian Ocean, and the Southern Ocean. ...


The prefix "RMS" on the QM2 originally stood for "Royal Mail Steamer", but now stands for "Royal Mail Ship". The QM2 is not a steamship like her predecessors, but is powered by gas turbines and diesel engines that produce the power to drive her four electric podded propulsors. Also like her predecessors, she is a transatlantic ocean liner, as opposed to a cruise ship, though she is used for cruising purposes from time to time. Royal Mail Ship (or Steamer), usually seen in its abbreviated form RMS, is the ship prefix used of any seagoing vessel that carries mail under contract to the British Royal Mail. ... Royal Mail Ship (or Steamer), usually seen in its abbreviated form RMS, is the ship prefix used of any seagoing vessel that carries mail under contract to the British Royal Mail. ... Paddle steamers - Lucerne-Switzerland Left: original paddlewheel from a paddle steamer on the lake of Lucerne. ... This machine has a single-stage centrifugal compressor and turbine, a recuperator, and foil bearings. ... The diesel engine is a type of internal combustion engine; more specifically, a compression ignition engine, in which the fuel is ignited by the high temperature of a compressed gas, rather than a separate source of energy (such as a spark plug). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Pacific Sky sails under Sydney Harbour Bridge A cruise ship or a cruise liner is a passenger ship used for pleasure voyages, where the voyage itself and the ships amenities are considered an essential part of the experience. ...


History

Concept and construction

Queen Mary 2 under construction, her radar mast in the right foreground
Queen Mary 2 under construction, her radar mast in the right foreground

The vision of a 21st century ocean liner — bigger than any that had gone before — started as the brainchild of Carnival CEO Micky Arison, who has stated that his company bought Cunard to create Queen Mary 2, not vice versa. Image File history File links QM2-1. ... Image File history File links QM2-1. ... This long range radar antenna, known as ALTAIR, is used to detect and track space objects in conjunction with ABM testing at the Ronald Reagan Test Site on the Kwajalein atoll. ... mizzen mast, mainmast and foremast Grand Turk The mast of a sailing ship is a tall vertical pole which supports the sails. ... The 21st century is the present century of the Anno Domini (common) era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... The British-American corporation, Carnival Corporation & PLC is the worlds largest cruise operator, comprising 12 cruise brands, including Carnival Cruise Lines, Princess Cruises, Holland America Line, Windstar Cruises and Seabourn Cruise Line in North America; P&O Cruises, Cunard Line, Ocean Village Holidays and Swan Hellenic in the United... Micky Arison is the Chief Executive Officer of Carnival Corporation & PLC. See also List of billionaires External links Forbes. ... The Cunard Line, formerly Cunard White Star Line, is a British cruise line, operator of ocean liners RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 (QE2) and RMS Queen Mary 2 (QM2). ...


Cunard completed a design for a new class of 84,000-ton, 2,000-passenger liners on 8 June 1998, but immediately revised them upon comparing those specifications with Carnival Cruise Lines' 100,000-ton Destiny-class cruise ships and Royal Caribbean's 137,200-ton Voyager of the Seas. is the 159th day of the year (160th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... Carnival Cruise Lines is a cruise line operating a large number of cruise ships. ... Royal Caribbean cruise ships Ultra-Voyager class, includes Freedom of the Seas, currently in construction with a scheduled delivery of May 2006. ... Voyager of the Seas, completed in 1999, is the first of five Voyager-class cruise ships from Royal Caribbean International. ...


Six months later, on 10 December Cunard released details of "Project Queen Mary", the project to develop a liner that would complement Queen Elizabeth 2. Harland and Wolff of Northern Ireland, Aker Kværner of Norway, Fincantieri of Italy, Meyer Werft of Germany, and Chantiers de l'Atlantique of France were invited to bid on the project. If construction began immediately, the liner could be in service by 2002. But it was not until 6 November 2000 that a contract was signed with Chantiers de l'Atlantique, a subsidiary of Alstom. This was the same yard that built Cunard's one-time rivals, the SS Normandie and SS France of the Compagnie Générale Transatlantique. December 10 is the 344th day (345th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, 21 days before the next year. ... Harland and Wolff Heavy Industries began as a shipyard located in Belfast. ... Northern Ireland is a part of the United Kingdom lying in the northeast of the island of Ireland, covering 5,459 square miles (14,139 km², about a sixth of the islands total area). ... Aker Kværner is a leading global provider of engineering and construction services, technology products and integrated solutions. ... Fincantieri - Cantieri Navali Italiani S.p. ... The Norwegian Jewel, constructed by Meyer Werft The Meyer Werft is one of the remaining large German shipyards, headquartered in Papenburg. ... The Batillus oil tanker at the end of its construction in Saint-Nazaire, being refueled by the Port-Vendres Chantiers de lAtlantique is one of the worlds largest shipyards, based in Saint-Nazaire, France. ... November 6 is the 310th day of the year (311th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Alstom (formerly GEC-Alsthom) (Euronext: ALO) is a large French company whose businesses are power generation and manufacturing trains (e. ... The Normandie was a French ocean liner built in Saint-Nazaire France for Compagnie Générale Transatlantique. ... The SS France was a Compagnie Générale Transatlantique (CGT, or French Line) ocean liner, constructed by the Chantiers de lAtlantique shipyard at Saint-Nazaire, France, and put into service in February 1961. ... The poster Normandie (1935) is one of Cassandres most famous designs The Compagnie Générale Transatlantique (shortened to and commonly named Transat), known overseas as the French Line, was a shipping company established in 1861 as an attempt to revive the French merchant marine, the poor state of...


Her keel was laid down on 4 July 2002, in Saint-Nazaire, France. Approximately 3,000 craftsmen spent some 8 million working hours on the ship, and a total of 20,000 people were directly or indirectly involved in her design, construction, and fitting out. In total, 300,000 pieces of steel were assembled into 94 "blocks" off of the drydock, which were then stacked and welded together to complete the hull and superstructure.[3] She is so much larger than the ships that Chantiers normally build that the shipyard treated her as "1.6 ships."[4] // In boats and ships, keel can mean either of two parts; a structural element, or a hydrodynamic element; these parts overlap. ... is the 185th day of the year (186th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... Saint-Nazaire is also a commune of the Gard département of France. ...


The QM2 was floated on 21 March 2003. Her sea trials were conducted between 25 September-29 September and 7 November-11 November 2003,[5] between Saint-Nazaire and the off-shore islands of Ile d'Yeu and Belle-Ile. The final stages of construction were marred by a fatal accident on 15 November 2003, when a gangway collapsed under a group of shipyard workers and their relatives who had been invited to visit the vessel. 48 people on the gangway fell over 15 m (50 ft); 32 were injured and 16, including a child, were killed.[6] Float-out is the process in modern shipbuilding that follows the keel laying and precedes the fitting-out process. ... March 21 is the 80th day of the year (81st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 2003 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 268th day of the year (269th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 272nd day of the year (273rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 311th day of the year (312th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... November 11 is the 315th day of the year (316th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 50 days remaining. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 2003 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Île dYeu is the island just off Vendée where Philippe Pétain, the French wartime Vichy leader, died in 1951. ... is the 319th day of the year (320th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 2003 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Construction was completed on schedule. Due to the size of the ship, the luxury of materials, and the fact that, due to her nature as an ocean liner, she required 40% more steel than a standard cruise ship, the final cost ended up being approximately $300,000 US per berth - nearly double that of ships such as Voyager of the Seas, Grand Princess, or Carnival Conquest.[7] Voyager of the Seas, completed in 1999, is the first of five Voyager-class cruise ships from Royal Caribbean International. ... Grand Princess Grand Princess is a large cruise ship owned by Princess Cruises with a maximum passenger capacity of 2600 passengers in 710 staterooms. ... The Carnival Conquest is a new ship in a long line of ships for Carnival Cruise Lines. ...


Cunard took delivery in Southampton, England on 26 December 2003. On 8 January 2004, the liner was named Queen Mary 2 by her namesake's granddaughter, Queen Elizabeth II. This page discusses the English city of Southampton. ... is the 360th day of the year (361st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 2003 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... January 8 is the 8th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... shelby was here 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor; born 21 April 1926) is Queen of sixteen sovereign states, holding each crown and title equally. ...

The Queen Mary 2 arrives in Sydney, 20 February 2007
The Queen Mary 2 arrives in Sydney, 20 February 2007

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Service history

On 12 January 2004, the Queen Mary 2 set sail on her maiden voyage from Southampton, England to Fort Lauderdale, Florida in the United States, carrying 2,620 passengers under tight security due to terrorist threats. January 12 is the 12th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... shelby was here 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The maiden voyage of a ship or aircraft is the first cruise or flight in revenue service, typically following a series of shakedown cruises or test-flights. ... Southampton is the largest city[1] on the south coast of England. ... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem No official anthem - the United Kingdom anthem God Save the Queen is commonly used England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto)1 Unified  -  by Athelstan 927 AD  Area  -  Total... Nickname: Coordinates: , Country United States State Florida County Broward Established 27 March 1911 Government  - Type Commission-Manager  - Mayor Jim Naugle Area  - City  36. ... Terrorist redirects here. ...


During the XXVIII Olympics the QM2 sailed to Athens and docked at Piraeus for two weeks for use as a hotel-ship, serving former British Prime Minister Tony Blair and his wife Cherie, former French President Jacques Chirac, former US president George H. W. Bush, and the US Olympic men's basketball team.[8][9] The ceremony for the lighting of the flame is arranged as a pagan pageant, with priestesses dancing. ... Athens (ancient Greek: αἱ Ἀθῆναι (plural), evolving into the modern αι Αθήναι in Greek until recently, and η Αθήνα nowadays (IPA : singular see below: Origin of the name ) is both the largest and the capital city of Greece, located in the Attica periphery. ... It has been suggested that Kaminia (Piraeus), Greece be merged into this article or section. ... For other people of the same name, see Tony Blair (disambiguation) Anthony Charles Lynton Blair (born May 6, 1953)[1] is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, First Lord of the Treasury, Minister for the Civil Service, Leader of the Labour Party, and Member of Parliament for the constituency... Jacques René Chirac (born 29 November 1932) is a French politician. ... George Herbert Walker Bush (born June 12, 1924) was the 41st President of the United States, serving from 1989 to 1993. ... The Dream Team was the unofficial nickname of the United States mens basketball team that won the gold medal at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain. ...


One 2005 transatlantic crossing saw the QM2 carrying, in a locked steamer trunk, the first US copy of J. K. Rowling's book Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, autographed by the author. In a promotional press release for the event, Cunard said (though without cited verification) that this marked the first time a book had been transported to its international launch aboard an ocean liner.[10] Joanne Jo Rowling OBE (born 31 July 1965[1]) is an English fiction writer who writes under the pen name J. K. Rowling. ... Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, released on July 16, 2005, is the sixth of seven novels in J.K. Rowlings popular Harry Potter series. ... A news release or press release is a written or recorded communication directed at members of the news media for the purpose of announcing something claimed as having news value. ...


The QM2 in January 2006, embarked on a circumnavigation of South America. Upon departure from Fort Lauderdale one of her propeller pods was damaged when it struck a channel wall, forcing the ship to sail at a slower speed, which resulted in Commodore Warwick's decision to skip several calls on its voyage to Rio de Janeiro. Many of her passengers threatened to stage a sit-in protest because of the missed calls, before Cunard offered to refund the voyage costs. The QM2 continued to run on reduced speed, and several itinerary changes were necessary until repairs had been completed after the ship returned to Europe in June, where the QM2 paid a visit to dry dock, and the damaged propeller pod was unseated.[11] In November the QM2 was dry-docked once more at the Blohm + Voss yard in Hamburg (drydock Elbe 17) for the reinstallation of the repaired propeller pod. At the same time, sprinkler systems were installed in all of the vessel's balconies to comply with new safety regulations which had come into effect since the MV Star Princess fire. Additionally, both bridge wings were extended by 2 metres to improve visibility. South America South America is a continent crossed by the equator, with most of its area in the Southern Hemisphere. ... Siemens Schottel azimuth thrusters Azimuth thrusters are a method of propulsion for ships. ... Location of Rio de Janeiro Coordinates: Country Brazil Region Southeast State Rio de Janeiro Government  - Mayor Cesar Maia (PFL) Area  - City 1,260 km²  (486. ... A sit-in or sit-down is a form of direct action that involves one or more persons nonviolently occupying an area for protest, often promote political, social, or economic change. ... Blohm + Voss Schiffswerft und Maschinenfabrik is a German shipbuilding and engineering works. ... Location Coordinates Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2) Administration Country NUTS Region DE6 First Mayor Ole von Beust (CDU) Governing party CDU Votes in Bundesrat 3 (from 69) Basic statistics Area  755 km² (292 sq mi) Population 1,754,317 (11/2006)[1]  - Density 2,324 /km² (6,018... Elbe 17 is the largest drydock in Europe, located in Hamburg (Germany) and administrated by shipbuilding company Blohm + Voss. ... The Star Princess is a Princess Cruises cruise ship. ...

Queen Mary 2 visits the original Queen Mary (front) in Long Beach, California.
Queen Mary 2 visits the original Queen Mary (front) in Long Beach, California.

After completing the journey around South America, on 23 February 2006, the QM2 met her namesake, the original RMS Queen Mary, which is permanently docked at Long Beach, California. Escorted by a flotilla of smaller ships, the two Queens exchanged a "whistle salute" which was heard throughout the city of Long Beach. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... types/51 sh/sh liner/36 qma/qma. ... The references in this article would be clearer with a different and/or consistent style of citation, footnoting or external linking. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... February 23 is the 54th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... types/51 sh/sh liner/36 qma/qma. ... The references in this article would be clearer with a different and/or consistent style of citation, footnoting or external linking. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ...


Famous passengers and/or guests of the QM2 include Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, jazz musician Dave Brubeck, former US president George H. W. Bush, fomer French President Jacques Chirac, comedian and actor John Cleese, actor Richard Dreyfuss, author and editor Harold Evans, director George Lucas, singer Carly Simon, singer Rod Stewart, CBS Evening News anchor Katie Couric, and financier Donald Trump.[12] Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor; born 21 April 1926) is Queen of sixteen sovereign states, holding each crown and title equally. ... Sleeping Beauty character (actually spelled Phillip), see Sleeping Beauty (1959 film). ... For other people of the same name, see Tony Blair (disambiguation) Anthony Charles Lynton Blair (born May 6, 1953)[1] is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, First Lord of the Treasury, Minister for the Civil Service, Leader of the Labour Party, and Member of Parliament for the constituency... Dave Brubeck in 1954 David Warren Brubeck (born December 6, 1920 in Concord, California[1]), better known as Dave Brubeck, is a U.S. jazz pianist. ... George Herbert Walker Bush (born June 12, 1924) was the 41st President of the United States, serving from 1989 to 1993. ... Jacques René Chirac (born 29 November 1932) is a French politician. ... John Marwood Cleese (born 27 October 1939) is an Academy Award-nominated and Emmy Award winning English comedian and actor. ... Richard Stephen Dreyfuss (born October 29, 1947) is an Oscar-winning American actor. ... Harold Evans Sir Harold Matthew Evans (born June 28 1928) is a British-born journalist and writer who was editor of The Sunday Times from 1967 to 1981. ... George Walton Lucas, Jr. ... Carly Elisabeth Simon (born June 25, 1945 in New York City) is an Academy Award, Golden Globe and two-time Grammy Award winning American musician who emerged as one of the leading lights of the early 1970s singer-songwriter movement. ... Roderick David Stewart, CBE (born January 10, 1945), is a British singer born and raised in London. ... Katherine Anne Couric (born January 7, 1957) is an American media personality who became well-known as co-host of NBCs Today. ... Donald John Trump (born June 14, 1946) is an American business executive, entrepreneur, television personality and author. ...


On 10 January 2007 the QM2 started her first world cruise, circling the globe in 81 days. On 20 February, she met her fleet-mate, the Queen Elizabeth 2, also on her 2007 world cruise, in Sydney harbour.[13][14] This is the first time two Cunard Queens have been together in Sydney since the original Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth served as troop ships in 1941.[15] Despite the early arrival time of 5:42 am, the QM2's presence attracted so many viewers that the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Anzac Bridge were blocked.[16] With 1,600 passengers leaving the ships in Sydney, Cunard estimated the stopovers injected more than $1 million into the local economy. January 10 is the 10th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is now the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... February 20 is the 51st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Sydney Opera House on Sydney Harbour Sydney (pronounced ) is the most populous city in Australia, with a metropolitan area population of 4,119,190, and 151,920 in the City of Sydney, as of the 2006 census. ... JULIUS IS GAY!!! The Sydney Harbour Bridge is the main crossing of Sydney Harbour carrying rail, vehicular, and pedestrian traffic between the Sydney central business district (CBD) and the North Shore. ... The old Glebe Island Bridge alongside its replacement The ANZAC Bridge or Anzac Bridge (both forms are used by the Roads and Traffic Authority), formerly known as the Glebe Island Bridge, is a large cable-stayed bridge spanning Johnstons Bay between Pyrmont and Rozelle in proximity to the central business... The Sydney Opera House on Sydney Harbour Sydney (pronounced ) is the most populous city in Australia, with a metropolitan area population of 4,119,190, and 151,920 in the City of Sydney, as of the 2006 census. ...


A running mate is currently planned, to be known as the MS Queen Victoria and entering service in 2007. MS Queen Victoria (QV) is a new cruise ship under construction for the Cunard Line at the Fincantieri ship yard in Marghera, near Venice, Italy. ...


Design

Exterior

Diagram showing the QM2's size compared to the RMS Titanic, an Airbus A380, a bus, a car, and a person.
Diagram showing the QM2's size compared to the RMS Titanic, an Airbus A380, a bus, a car, and a person.

The Queen Mary 2's principal architect was Carnival's house designer, Stephen Payne, a self-admitted ocean liner aficionado. While the primary reference point for the vessel's design was undoubtedly that of her running mate Queen Elizabeth 2, her exterior lines also show hints of other vessels. She resembles her predecessor Queen Mary in the curved forward bridge screen, the tower-like ends of which rise to the bridge wings. The forward whaleback is reminiscent of many CGT liners, particularly the Normandie and the France. The two slender after-stacks are a further direct reference to the France. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (4200x1633, 66 KB) Created by Wikisearcher. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (4200x1633, 66 KB) Created by Wikisearcher. ... RMS Titanic was a British Olympic class passenger liner that became famous for her collision with an iceberg on 14 April 1912 and dramatic sinking on 15 April 1912. ... The Airbus A380 is a double-deck, four-engined airliner manufactured by EADS (Airbus S.A.S.). It is the largest passenger airliner in the world. ... A Go North East bus parked in a lay-by in Tyne and Wear, England. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The British-American corporation, Carnival Corporation & PLC is the worlds largest cruise operator, comprising 12 cruise brands, including Carnival Cruise Lines, Princess Cruises, Holland America Line, Windstar Cruises and Seabourn Cruise Line in North America; P&O Cruises, Cunard Line, Ocean Village Holidays and Swan Hellenic in the United... Fans of Janet Jackson, at Much Music in Toronto The word fan refers to someone who has an intense, occasionally overwhelming liking of a person, group of persons, work of art, idea, or trend. ... The poster Normandie (1935) is one of Cassandres most famous designs The Compagnie Générale Transatlantique (shortened to and commonly named Transat), known overseas as the French Line, was a shipping company established in 1861 as an attempt to revive the French merchant marine, the poor state of... The Normandie was a French ocean liner built in Saint-Nazaire France for Compagnie Générale Transatlantique. ... The SS France was a Compagnie Générale Transatlantique (CGT, or French Line) ocean liner, constructed by the Chantiers de lAtlantique shipyard at Saint-Nazaire, France, and put into service in February 1961. ...


In common with liners such as SS Rotterdam there is a continuous wrap-around promenade deck on Deck 7. The promenade passes behind the bridge screen and allows passengers to completely circumnavigate the deck while protected from the strong winds generated by the ship at full speed. The flanking promenades are created by the need to step the superstructure in, to allow for space for lifeboats. By SOLAS standards the lifeboats should have been lower on the ship's hull (15 m above waterline), but for the sake of the QM2's appearance as well as to avoid the danger of large North Atlantic waves damaging the boats in a storm, Payne convinced SOLAS officials to exempt the QM2 from this requirement, and the boats are 25 m above the waterline. The Rotterdam V, also known as The Grande Dame, is one of the most famous post-War liners and amongst the most successful passenger vessels of all time. ... The promenade deck is a deck found on several types of passenger ships and riverboats. ... // Sociological concept In social sciences, superstructure is the set of socio-psychological feedback loops that maintain a coherent and meaningful structure in a given society, or part thereof. ... Severn class lifeboat in Poole Harbour, Dorset, England. ... The International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) is the most important treaty protecting the safety of merchant ships. ...

The hybrid Constanzi stern of Queen Mary 2

One aspect of the QM2 that has been criticised is the counter of her stern. Payne's intent was to make the ship's stern profile similar to that of the QE2, with a spoon shape, but the mounting of the propeller pods required a flat transom. The compromise was a Constanzi stern – a combination of a more traditional cruiser stern with a contemporary box-like transom stern. The design of the stern has ironically been criticized from two diametrically opposed perspectives by liner buffs. Some feel that nothing but a traditional cruiser stern would be suitable for a true ocean liner, whereas others feel that his choice of stern represents a purely visual conceit that detracts from the quintessentially functional nature of a liner. In fact, Payne has specifically said that he would not resort to adding any non-functional elements to the QM2's design purely to make her appear more "liner-like". It can indeed be argued that the stern satisfies a mixture of functional and aesthetic requirements: A Constanzi stern provides the transom required for azimuthal pod propulsors, yet provides better seaholding characteristics in a following swell than a standard transom stern. The stern design, too, has been seen by some as a homage to earlier (especially Italian-built) liners such as the SS Eugenio C. and the SS Oceanic. Image File history File links QM2-stern. ... Image File history File links QM2-stern. ... Siemens Schottel azimuth thrusters Azimuth thrusters are a method of propulsion for ships. ... Transom (probably a corruption of Latin transtrum, a thwart, in a boat; equivalents are French traverse, croisillon, German Losholz) is the architectural term given to the horizontal lintel or beam which is framed across a window, dividing it into stages or heights. ... The third liner of the 20th century to bear the name Oceanic was built by the Italian and Swiss-owned Home Lines. ...


The vessel as completed does exhibit one other subtle element of what some consider to be visual fakery: Three thick black lines that wrap around either edge of her bridge screen. The purpose of these seem to be to recall quite effectively the appearance of the crossovers of the forward decks on the original Queen Mary.


In common with many modern ships, both passenger and cargo, QM2 has a bulbous bow to reduce drag and thereby increase speed, range, and fuel efficiency. The bulbous bow of the U.S. Navy carrier USS Ronald Reagan is clearly visible in this photograph. ... An object falling through a gas or liquid experiences a force in direction opposite to its motion. ... Fuel efficiency sometimes means the same as thermal efficiency, that is, the efficiency of converting energy contained in a carrier fuel to kinetic energy or work. ...


The somewhat squat appearance of the smokestack reflects a fairly late alteration to the vessel's design. Originally the funnel's proportions would approximately have matched those of the stack fitted to the Queen Elizabeth 2 after that vessel's re-engining. However, the original design would not allow the QM2 to fit under the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge in New York City. (Even as eventually built, the QM2's shortened smokestack has barely 3m (9.75ft) clearance under that bridge.) This makes the QM2 the second major British liner to have her design adapted in order to fit under a bridge at her primary foreign port of call: the top section of the radar mast on the SS Canberra could cantilever astern in order to fit under the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Verrazano Bridge redirects here; for the bridge to Assateague Island, see Verrazano Bridge (Maryland). ... The Transportation System of New York City is a unique cooperation of complex, unique and grandiose systems of infrastructure. ... Canberras official stamp SS Canberra was a liner and cruise ship in the P&O fleet from 1961 to 1997. ... The cantilevered beam (green) projects from its supports (blue), balanced by the structure (red block), which supports the load (red arrow). ... Astern is the naval term for the back-end or rear of a vessel. ... JULIUS IS GAY!!! The Sydney Harbour Bridge is the main crossing of Sydney Harbour carrying rail, vehicular, and pedestrian traffic between the Sydney central business district (CBD) and the North Shore. ...


As the QM2 is too large to dock in most ports, passengers are ferried to and from the ship in specially-built tenders. While at sea, these are stored in davits alongside the lifeboats. To transport passengers to shore, the tenders will pull up to one of four loading stations, named Kensington, Chelsea, Knightsbridge and Belgravia, which each have a large hull door that hydraulically opens outwards to form a boarding platform, complete with railings and decking. Lifeboat tender of the Oosterdam; note the face mask over the front windows, and the rolled-up tarp that can be brought down over the entry port to make the boat watertight A ships tender, usually referred to as a tender, is a boat used to service a ship...

One of the hull doors/boarding platforms

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Interior

Contrary to the traditional practice on ocean liners, the main public rooms of the Queen Mary 2 are on the lowest public decks of the ship, with the passenger cabins stacked above. This allowed for larger rooms to be contained within the stronger hull, as well as for more passenger cabins to have private balconies - something highly demanded by ocean passengers in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Payne attempted to create a central axis to the two main public room decks (similar in fashion to the Normandie), but a full vista is broken by various public rooms that span the width of the ship. The dining rooms were placed further aft, though not directly at the stern, as done on some cruise ships like Royal Caribbean's Voyager of the Seas, where vibration from the propellers at full speed would cause discomfort to dining passengers. Voyager of the Seas, completed in 1999, is the first of five Voyager-class cruise ships from Royal Caribbean International. ...


Deck 2, the lowest passenger deck, contains the Illuminations theatre and planetarium, Royal Court Theatre, Grand Lobby, Empire Casino, Golden Lion Pub, and lower level of the Britannia Restaurant. Deck 3 holds the upper levels of Illuminations, the Royal Court and Britannia, as well as a shopping arcade, Veuve Cliquot champagne bar, the Chart Room, Sir Samuel's wine bar, the Queen's Room, and the G32 Nightclub. The other main public deck is Deck 7, on which are the Canyon Ranch Spa, Winter Garden, King's Court (a buffet dining area by day which is transformed into four themed restaurants in the evening), the Queen's Grill Lounge, and the Queen's Grill and Princess Grill restaurants for higher-fare passengers. The public rooms on Deck 8 include the à la carte Todd English Restaurant, the largest library at sea (the record was previously held by QE2), a book shop and part of the Canyon Ranch Spa. Also on Deck 8 is a large outdoor pool and terrace at the stern. A la carte (also à la carte), is a French phrase meaning from the menu, and it is used in restaurant terminology in one of two ways: First, it may refer to a menu of items priced and ordered separately rather than selected from a list of preset multi-course meals... William Todd English (born 1960) is a celebrity chef, restaurateur, author, entrepreneur, and television star based in Boston, Massachusetts. ...

The Britannia Restaurant on board the Queen Mary 2

It has been argued that the separation of passengers into different restaurants based on the price of the cabin they booked (the Britannia as "standard" for regular cabins, the Princess Grill as "middle" for those in junior suites, and the Queen's Grill as "superior" for deluxe suite occupants) makes the QM2 a ship divided into three classes, despite the fact that all other public rooms are used by all passengers equally. Though this situation is similar on the QE2, it is further enhanced on the QM2 by the fact that "Grill Passengers" (those dining in the Princess Grill or Queen's Grill) also have a private outdoor deck with its own whirlpool on Deck 11. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x680, 166 KB) Summary From: http://www. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x680, 166 KB) Summary From: http://www. ...


As the QM2 was the first single-class ocean liner built since the immigrant ships of the early part of the 20th century (unlike her fleet-mate the Queen Elizabeth 2, which was originally built for three classes, and in her early years operated partly as a single-class cruise ship and partly as a "classed" liner), the QM2 could afford to have a clearer arrangement of staircases and passages that does not have to allow for doors and partitions being closed off when the ship is in a "classed" transatlantic mode.


However, due to the arrangement of the public rooms, there are some "kinks" in the design. For instance, as the Britannia Restaurant takes up the full width of the ship on two decks, a 'tween deck, called Deck 3L, was devised to allow passengers to walk from the Grand Lobby to the Queen's Room without traversing the dining room mid-meal. The deck consists of two corridors that run beneath the upper balcony of the Britannia on Deck 3, and above the main dining area on Deck 2. This is why the balcony of the Britannia has tiers that step up towards the hull. This arrangement is illustrated on the hull where there is a stack of three rows of windows in the area where the main restaurant sits - the two upper and lower rows illuminate the dining room, while the centre row serves Deck 3L. There is a similar arrangement through the Royal Court Theatre. As well, the passages that run on either side of Illuminations on Deck 3 ramp upwards to compensate for the change in deck elevation between the entrance to Illuminations and an elevator bank forward of the room.[17]


More than 5000 specially-commissioned works of art are visible in the QM2's public rooms, corridors, staterooms and lobbies, having been created by 128 artists from 16 different countries.[18] Two very notable pieces are Barbara Broekman's two-storey-high tapestry in the Britannia Restaurant - an abstract depiction of an ocean liner (possibly the original Queen Mary), bridge, and New York skyline - and John McKenna's sheet bronze relief mural in the Grand Lobby, inspired by the art deco mural in the main dining room of the original Queen Mary.[19] This article is about tapestry the textile. ... Salle des illustres, ceiling painting, by Jean André Rixens. ...


Technical

Power plant and propulsion system

The Queen Mary 2 in Hamburg Harbour
The Queen Mary 2 in Hamburg Harbour

The Queen Mary 2's power plant comprises both four 16-cylinder Wärtsilä 16V46CR EnviroEngine marine diesel engines generating a combined 67200kW at 514rpm, as well as two General Electric LM2500+ gas turbines which together provide a further 50000kW. Such a combined arrangement, known as CODAG (Combined Diesel And Gas turbine), provides for economical cruising at low speed combined with an ability to sustain much higher speeds when required, and has been common in naval vessels for some time. While QM2 is the first passenger ship to feature CODAG propulsion, she is not the first large passenger vessel to be powered by gas turbines as is sometimes mistakenly reported. That honour falls to the Finnish ferry Finnjet of 1977. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1593x1280, 392 KB) August, 17th, 2006 Queen Mary 2 in the Hamburg Harbour self photographed File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): RMS Queen Mary 2 Metadata This... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1593x1280, 392 KB) August, 17th, 2006 Queen Mary 2 in the Hamburg Harbour self photographed File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): RMS Queen Mary 2 Metadata This... Cylinder with piston in a steam engine A cylinder in the central working part of a reciprocating engine, the space in which a piston travels. ... Wärtsilä is a Finnish manufacturer of large (diesel) engines and power plants. ... The diesel engine is a type of internal combustion engine; more specifically, a compression ignition engine, in which the fuel is ignited by the high temperature of a compressed gas, rather than a separate source of energy (such as a spark plug). ... The General Electric LM2500 industrial and marine turboshaft gas turbine is a derivative of GE Aircraft Engines CF6-6 aircraft engine. ... The worlds first commercial, oil-free gas turbine is manufactured by Capstone. ... Combined diesel and gas (CODAG) is a type of propulsion system for ships which need a maximum speed that is considerable faster than their cruise speed, particularly warships like modern frigates or corvettes. ... HMS Invincible, a British Invincible-class aircraft carrier USS Port Royal (CG-73), an American Ticonderoga class cruiser HMCS Algonquin, a Canadian Iroquois-class destroyer HMAS Darwin, an Australian Adelaide-class frigate A naval ship is a ship (or sometimes boat, depending on classification) used for combat purposes, commonly by... GTS Finnjet docked in Louisiana GTS Finnjet is a cruiseferry built in 1977. ...


Thrust is provided by four Rolls-Royce Mermaid podded propulsion units, each featuring one forward-facing low-vibration Kamewa propeller with separately bolted blades. (QM2 carries 8 spare blades on the foredeck, immediately forward of the bridge screen.) The forward pair is fixed, but the aft pair can rotate through 360°, obviating the need for a rudder. The QM2 is the first quadruple screw passenger ship completed since the SS France in 1961. Rolls-Royce plc is a British aircraft engine maker; the second-largest in the world, behind General Electric Aviation. ... Kamewa is a Swedish company which was acquired by the British Vickers group in 1996. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Siemens Schottel azimuth thrusters Azimuth thrusters are a method of propulsion for ships. ... Stern-mounted steering oar of an Egyptian riverboat depicted in the Tomb of Menna (c. ... The SS France was a Compagnie Générale Transatlantique (CGT, or French Line) ocean liner, constructed by the Chantiers de lAtlantique shipyard at Saint-Nazaire, France, and put into service in February 1961. ...


As in most modern cruise ships, QM2's propulsion machinery is electrically decoupled from her propeller shafts and her propulsion arrangement can therefore be more accurately be described as "CODAG-electric" (by analogy with turbo-electric and diesel-electric). The diesel engines and gas turbines drive electrical generators, which provide the power to drive four 21500kW Alstom electrical motors located inside the podded propulsors (and thus entirely outside the vessel's hull). Legend of the Seas moored at San Diego, California A cruise ship, or less commonly cruise liner, is a passenger ship used for pleasure voyages, where the voyage itself and the amenities of the ship are considered an essential part of the experience. ... A propeller shaft connects a propeller to an engine. ... UP 18, a locomotive with a turbo-electric drivetrain A turbo-electric transmission uses electric generators to convert the mechanical energy of a turbine (steam or gas) into electric energy and electric motors to convert it back into mechanical energy to power the driveshafts. ... A number of vehicles use a diesel-electric powerplant for providing locomotion. ... “Dynamo” redirects here. ... Alstom (formerly GEC-Alsthom) (Euronext: ALO) is a large French company whose businesses are power generation and manufacturing trains (e. ... Rotating magnetic field as a sum of magnetic vectors from 3 phase coils An electric motor converts electrical energy into mechanical energy. ...


In a further break with tradition, QM2's gas turbines are not housed along with her diesels in the engine room deep in her hull, but instead reside in a thoroughly soundproofed enclosure directly underneath the funnel. This arrangement allowed the vessel's designers to supply the oxygen-hungry turbines with air intakes without having to run air ducts the entire height of the ship, which would have wasted valuable interior space. In a ship, this is where the Main Engine(s), Generators, Compressors, Pumps, Fuel Purifiers and other major machinery are located. ...


Media appearances

  • Due to a large advertising campaign by Cunard Line leading up to the maiden voyage of the Queen Mary 2, the ship has already appeared often in international media coverage.
  • The 2006 Wolfgang Petersen film Poseidon was partially filmed on the QM2; the original film, The Poseidon Adventure, was filmed on the Queen Mary. Though not actual interiors, some of the QM2's rooms served as inspiration for sets on Poseidon.
  • The ship also appeared in the second season of The Apprentice; the reward for the men's team of Mosaic was a dinner onboard.
  • On Google Earth and Google Maps the QM2 can be seen in two places: the port of Lisbon [1] and at the Pier 92 passenger ship terminal in Manhattan [2].
  • In the 2005 anime Blood+, the flagship of the Red Shield organization is modelled on the QM2. Later in the series, the ship was sunk during an attack by Diva and Karl.
  • In Frederick Forsyth's 2006 book The Afghan, the ship plays host to a (fictional) G8 summit.
  • In October, 2006, the National Broadcasting Company produced and aired a program entitled Onboard Queen Mary 2 — A Transatlantic Adventure, documenting a typical six day trans-Atlantic crossing of the QM2.
  • The QM2 appears as the fictional ship Princess Isabella in the film 10.5 Apocalypse,later on in the film the ship meets it disastrous end when an undersea eathquake erupts a tidal wave and capsizes the ship.[20]
  • In Patrick Robinson's Hunter Killer the Queen Mary 2 is rammed by the Shades of Arabia, a 107 foot luxury yacht belonging to a Saudi playboy Crown Prince.
  • In July 2007, the UK's Five ran a documentary on the QM2.

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Gallery

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  • Passengers threaten mutiny on crippled "Queen Mary 2" (January 23, 2006)
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Footnotes

  1. ^ ISL World Cruise Fleet Register 2005/2006; Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics
  2. ^ Cunard: Queen Mary 2 Introduction
  3. ^ World Ship Society: Construction of the Largest Liner in the World
  4. ^ Queen Mary 2; Maxtone-Graham, John
  5. ^ Plisson, Philip; Queen Mary 2: The Birth of a Legend; Harry N. Abrams, Inc, Publishers; 2004
  6. ^ CTV News: Toll climbs in Queen Mary 2 shipyard accident; 16 November 2003
  7. ^ The History, Construction and Design of Queen Mary 2
  8. ^ QM2 will be floating fortress
  9. ^ Dream Team beats Spain but tension builds (link inactive as of June 28, 06)
  10. ^ World's most famous ocean liner carries first J.K. Rowling-signed US copy of Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince
  11. ^ News.Telegraph: Cunard foils QM2 mutiny with full refund offer
  12. ^ Cunard news archive
  13. ^ Queen Mary 2 world cruise itinerary
  14. ^ Queen Elizabeth 2 world cruise itinerary
  15. ^ Queen Elizabeth 1940-1973
  16. ^ Sydney in meltdown as hordes crowd to see giant ships
  17. ^ Queen Mary 2; Maxtone-Graham, John
  18. ^ The art of cruising in luxury
  19. ^ Queen Mary 2 Cunard
  20. ^ A Star Among Ocean Liners, Cunard Line's Queen Mary 2 Shines in the NBC Spotlight; October 5, 2006.
Preceded by
MV Explorer of the Seas
World's Largest Passenger Ship
2004–2006
Succeeded by
MV Freedom of the Seas

 
 

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