Carrick fit-out firm plays part in largest overhaul by Cunard

The remastered Queen's Grill restaurant on board the QM2. INCT 30-757-CON
The remastered Queen's Grill restaurant on board the QM2. INCT 30-757-CON

A Carrick firm has handed over areas on board Cunard’s luxurious flagship, the Queen Mary 2 as part of a multi-million pound dry-dock in Germany.

The update of the liner marked the 176th birthday of Cunard with the £90 million refit the largest overhaul ever undertaken by the cruise line company.

In partnership with SMC Design and Harding Retail, McCue Marine upgraded the Mayfair Shops, Queen’s Grill and Princess Grill restaurants, in addition to the Grills lounge and Verandah restaurant.

The Sloefield Drive-based company’s wealth of high street fit out experience was also a key factor in securing an extensive remodelling in three of the outlets in the Mayfair shop area on deck three of the famous vessel.

Stephen Mills, Business Development manager, McCue Marine, said: “With dedication and many long days of hard work, the McCue Marine management team and refit operatives not only delivered a quality product but managed to hand over the completed areas extremely efficiently.

“The initial contract with Cunard doubled in value due to the company being asked to tender for more areas on board the ship, another accomplishment we are very pleased of as it speaks volumes of our experience in the industry.”

In total there were 105 McCue staff involved including 50 joiners, 50 subcontractors and five of the management team.