Queen Mary 2 Berths For First Time BVI

The Queen Mary 2 berthed, for the first time today, at the newly expanded cruise pier build by IDL-Meridian, the joint venture between IDL and Meridian Construction BVI. The 345-metre ship is no stranger to the Territory, but previously had to anchor in the open sea, while guests were ferried to Tortola.

Queen Mary 2 was intended for routine crossings of the Atlantic Ocean, and was therefore designed differently from many other passenger ships. The ship’s final cost was approximately $300,000 US per berth. Expenses were increased by the high quality of materials, and having been designed as an ocean liner, she required 40% more steel than a standard cruise ship.  has a maximum speed of just over 30 knots (56 km/h; 35 mph) and a cruising speed of 26 knots (48 km/h; 30 mph), much faster than a contemporary cruise ship. Instead of the Diesel-electric configuration found on many ships, uses integrated electric propulsion to achieve her top speed. This uses gas turbines to augment the power generated from the ship’s Diesels.

was intended for routine crossings of the Atlantic Ocean, and was therefore designed differently from many other passenger ships. The ship’s final cost was approximately $300,000 US per berth. Expenses were increased by the high quality of materials, and having been designed as an ocean liner, she required 40% more steel than a standard cruise ship. has a maximum speed of just over 30 knots (56 km/h; 35 mph) and a cruising speed of 26 knots (48 km/h; 30 mph), much faster than a contemporary cruise ship. Instead of the diesel-electric configuration found on many ships, uses integrated electric propulsion to achieve her top speed. This uses gas turbines to augment the power generated from the ship’s diesels.

The Queen Mary 2 is a part of the Quantum Class ships, and is a transatlantic ocean Liner. The ship holds over 2,620 passengers and 1,253 crew members.  Queen Mary 2‘s facilities include fifteen restaurants and bars, five swimming pools, a casino, a ballroom, a theatre, and the first planetarium at sea. There are also kennels and a nursery on board.

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