Ocean Line Queen Mary II underwent a major refurbishment in 2016. Around 30 more balcony staterooms were added during a 25 day dry dock at Blohm and Voss. The refurbishment was one of the largest at the time, taking more than a million man hours.
One of the unique features of Queen Mary II is her dedicated kennels for dogs and cats. Another 10 kennels were added, as well as a fire hydrant and lamp post (readers can guess what these may be used for). Among the more conventional – but impressive – refurbishment work were several restaurants on board. This is where Studio Bigi Carità comes in.
Studio Bigi Carità was tasked with engineering, project management and work supervision on board Queen Mary II. They tackled the 1836 square metre King’s Court buffet & restaurant on Deck 07. Also, they completed work on the 650 square metre Carinthia and the 241 square metre Atrium.
Precetti Srl, the marine services company, was the client. Studio Bigi Carità were executing marine interiors design firm SMC’s concept. The ‘remastered’ interiors included splashes of rich colour. The royal blues and reds match the updated livery. Finally, gold finishes complete the refreshed public areas, adding a touch of luxe.
Take a look at this behind the scenes timelapse. This video, provided by Studio Bigi Carità courtesy of Precetti, spans the entirety of the refurbishment project.
Want to know more about Europe’s biggest refurbishment projects, featuring Europe’s biggest design and architecture firms? Visit Studio Bigi Carità on Stand 724 at Cruise Ship Interiors Expo Europe (CSIE), 1 – 2 December. CSIE takes place at London ExCeL.