Cunard’s QE2 is now on its first world cruise since a 12m refit at the end of last year. Many of the restaurants and bars on board have undergone secondary refurbishment, including the Yacht Club (pictured), while major work has been carried out in the Mauretania Restaurant and the Princess Grill. The design masterplan was created by Met Studio, following its work on a previous refit in 1994. In common with all UK flagged ships, the QE2 undergoes a dry-dock inspection every two years when refurbishments are carried out.
Much of the work at this year’s event is underpinned by sustainability, with designs from the likes of Mexico, the UAE and Scandinavia all being featured for their eco-friendly credentials.
MarinaTex, an organic and biodegradable alternative to traditional plastic, was developed by University of Sussex student Lucy Hughes.
The visual identity combines the club’s “illustrious heritage” and “future glory” with an eye to digital platforms and more casual fans.