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Guests that have a few extra Dollars, Euros or Yen lying around will be happy to know that Queen Mary 2 offers an impressive range of Suite accommodations. Apart from Junior Suites, Penthouses and Royal Suites this ship is home to the most extravagant suites in the cruise industry. The 1,194 square foot Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth Suites boast private panoramic elevator access and commanding views over the bow, while the slightly larger Windsor, Buckingham and Holyrood Duplex Suites even offer two levels of luxury.

Top of the line are the Balmoral and Sandringham Duplex Suites on decks 9 and 10, each measuring 2,249 square feet. On the lower floor, a large sitting room with dining area keeps the guests entertained. Here you will also find a fully equipped galley, a bathroom and a huge teak terrace overlooking the main swimming pool. A beautiful curved staircase brings you to the second floor, where you will find a luxurious bedroom, bathroom with separate whirlpool bath, bidet, toilet and shower. Not at all bad!

Junior Suite: cat. P1 - cabin nr. 10.095

Suite: cat. Q5 - cabin nr. 10.058
Balmoral Grand Duplex: cat. Q1 - cabin nr. 9.078
Private verandah of Balmoral Grand Duplex: cat. Q1 - cabin nr. 9.078
Windsor Duplex Apartment: cat. Q2 - cabin nr. 9.080

Bathroom of Junior Suite: cat. P1 - cabin nr. 10.095

Balmoral Grand Duplex: cat. Q1 - cabin nr. 9.078
View from Balmoral Grand Duplex: cat. Q1 - cabin nr. 9.078
Galley of Windsor Duplex Apartment: cat. Q2 - cabin nr. 9.080
Junior Suite: cat. P1 - cabin nr. 10.095
 

Contrary to what you would think, celebrity chef Todd English hails from the United States. His restaurant in Boston is a downright hit and judging by first reactions onboard, his first seagoing eatery on Queen Mary 2 will soon follow suit. The Todd English Restaurant is located all the way aft on deck 8 and is accessed by means of a tent-like room in gold and red, featuring some very interesting artwork. The menu that is on display during our visit shows Mediterranean influences, best experienced on days when the weather cooperates when guests may dine alfresco on the outdoor terrace next to the main swimming pool. Experiencing Todd English Restaurant requires a table reservation, but no extra charge - for which Cunard should be highly commended.

The Canyon Ranch Spa on Queen Mary 2 is the largest fitness and beauty center on the Seven Seas, with more than 50 employees ensuring the wellness of every guest, whether it is during a Thalasso therapy session, in one of the massage rooms, steam rooms, Finnish Sauna or in the expansive Fitness Center with all the latest gadgets. And naturally, QM2's Canyon Ranch Spa also offers full hairstyling and beauty salons in a separate room up on deck 8, accessed by a teak wooden staircase from the main spa area on deck 7.

Entrance to Todd English Restaurant

Todd English Restaurant

Entrance to Canyon Ranch Spa
Canyon Ranch Spa
Canyon Ranch Spa: Gym

Todd English Restaurant

Todd English Restaurant

Todd English Restaurant
Canyon Ranch Spa
Canyon Ranch Spa: stairs to beauty salon

 

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First published on January 31st, 2004. All rights reserved.