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Cunard flagship Queen Mary 2 sets sail on first voyage following 90 million pound investment

Tue.22.Nov.2016 GMT

The world’s only ocean liner – 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.

Later that day she set sail for New York on her first transatlantic crossing following her extensive remastering in Hamburg for the past five weeks.

Cunard has made the major investment in the iconic ship in the same year as it celebrates the 80th anniversary of the original Queen Mary, the liner that heralded a new era of luxury ocean travel in the post-depression 1930s. Many of the refurbishments to QM2 have taken their design inspiration from the art deco era of stylish ocean travel.

Watch our video to see her set sail.

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