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10 things you didn't know about the iconic Queen Mary 2

Tue.22.Nov.2016 GMT

For the 80th anniversary of the original Queen Mary, the liner that heralded a new era of luxury ocean travel in the post-depression 1930s, Queen Mary 2 sailed into Southampton Water alongside fleet mates Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria following one of the most significant refits ever undertaken by Cunard.

Many of the refurbishments to QM2 have taken their design inspiration from the art deco era of stylish ocean travel. But did you know the Queen Mary 2 is longer than the Shard is tall? Or that she boasts the world’s first planetarium at sea? Or that Queen Mary 2 and her predecessor the Queen Mary has carried everyone from Elizabeth Taylor to Winston Churchill?

Watch our video to find out more. 

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