Wednesday, April 4, 2012

A right royal QM2

The Queen Mary 2 - here are some interesting facts about the big boned gal!
Can hold 2600 passengers and 1250 crew, more than the population of Daylesford (Victoria) at 3460;
has a maximun speed of 30 knots or 55km/h; Four ocomotives side by side could fit in Queen Mary 2's massive funnel, which is 13.4m by 6.7m at its widest ppoint;
the ship's engines produce enough thrust to launch a jumbo jet; there are 1310 staterooms with Wi-Fi; there's a six-storey Grand Lobby;
the library (pictured)

is the largest at sea (8000 books;
1858 sqm spa spans two decks with 24 treatment rooms; three-deck high main dining room spans the full width of the ship and has a sweeping staircase - and there are 700 scones served at high tea each afternoon.
Read all about my cruise on the Queen Mary 2 - a short cruise but long on luxury.

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