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Queen Mary 2’s Winter Garden will be rechristened and refurbished next year as Carinthia Lounge.

In a recent announcement by Cunard, the new Carinthia Lounge will be part of Queen Mary 2’s multimillion pound refurbishment from May to June in 2016.

Inspired by Cunard’s popular and much loved Carinthia ships in the twenties, the Carinthia lounge will double up as a great social destination on board, transforming from a breakfast and lunch lounge to a posh evening venue. The lounge will be next door to the Canyon Ranch Spa and promenade.

The exclusive features of Carinthia lounge include a dedicated patisserie, afternoon tea service, with the option of a special Veuve Cliquot Champagne Afternoon Tea experience. In the evening the lounge will feature entertainment with premium wine and small plates.

The decor is equally to watch out for with hues of powder blue, cream and gold; it will feature a wine wall, vertical metal art deco inspired screens and a dark walnut timber dance floor.

Cunard Director Angus Struthers said in the roaring twenties Carinthia embodied the spirit of travel which saw the rise in popularity of world cruises and winter voyages – a concept Cunard can proudly claim to have introduced among its many innovations and firsts over the last 175 years.

“It is only fitting to remember the legacy of Carinthia and bestow this name onto our new lounge. We believe this space will truly elevate the Queen Mary 2 experience, adding new innovative culinary options as well as another level of refined relaxation and entertainment for our guests,” Mr Struthers said.

Both Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth feature the popular Carinthia Cafes.

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