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Luxury line Cunard has announced plans to refurbish the Queen Victoria. The ship will be taken out of service on May 5, 2017 and will be refitted at the Fincantieri Shipyard in Italy.

She’ll be back sailing on June 4, 2017 and the refurbishment will cost over $55 million.

The refurbishment will include the addition of Britannia Club Dining, an intimate new restaurant as well as 43 spacious Britannia Club Staterooms. They will have newly-designed carpets, soft furnishings and new flat screen TVs.

The Britannia Club restaurant will offer guests the flexibility to dine wherever they choose.

The Cunard Grand Suites will be redesigned and reconfigured to maximise space, offering enhanced comfort and entertainment options. The Aquitania, Berengaria, Mauretania and Laconia Suites will have similar square footage to those on Queen Elizabeth at approximately 1,436 sq. ft. Refreshed designs will include a new colour scheme that takes its inspiration from the line’s history with its signature Cunard purple.

Cunard guests will enjoy five new Penthouse Suites on Deck 8 aft which will feature floor-to-ceiling windows, defined living and sleeping spaces and bathrooms with natural light. New colour schemes reflect Cunard’s signature jewel tones of deep red and captivating geometric patterns.

Additionally, Cunard has announced a new Chart Room concept will debut on Queen Victoria as part of the refit.

Port Authority of New South Wales