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Single-Solo Balconies/Suites Cunard Queen Mary 2 QM 2
Length: 345 meters / 1132 feet
Beam: 40 meters / 135 feet
Beam at Bridge Wings: 45 meters / 147.5 feet
Draft: 10 meters / 32 feet ten inches
Height (Keel to Funnel): 72 meters / 237 feet
Gross Registered Tonnage: Approximately 150,000 tons
Passengers: 2620
Crew: 1254
Top Speed: Approximately 30 knots (34.5 mph)
Power: 157,000 horsepower, Environmentally friendly, gas turbine/diesel electric plant
Propulsion: Four pods of 20 MW each. 2 fixed and 2 azimuthing.
Strength: Extra thick steel hull for strength and stability for Atlantic trade
Stabilizers: Two sets
Cost: Estimated 800 million dollars
  • QM2 is five times longer than Cunard's first ship, Britannia (230 ft.)

  • QM2 is more than twice as long as the Washington Monument is tall (550 ft.)

  • QM2 is 147 feet longer than the Eiffel Tower is tall ( 984 ft.)

  • QM2 is more than 3 times as long as Westminster Tower (Big Ben) is high (310 ft.)

  • QM2 is only 117 feet shorter than the Empire State Building is tall (1248 ft.)

  • QM2 is more than three times as long as St. Paul's Cathedral is tall (366 ft.)

  • QM2 is as long as 36 double-decker London buses (31 ft. each)

  • QM2's whistle will be audible for ten miles.

QM2 is being built in the Alstom Chantiers de L'Atlantique shipyard in Sainte-Nazaire, France. This is the same yard that built the France (now the Norway), Normandie, Ile de France and some of the other great liners of the past. At a total estimated cost of $800 million USD, she will also be the most expensive ship ever built. She is expected to enter service in January 2004.

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